I’m sure most of you ladies have worn a push-up bra, or should I say more colloquially, the ‘chicken fillets’. Well, after all, it’s the best way to give yourself an instant boost with minimal effort. And I’m going to share with all of you my little skincare ‘chicken fillet’ today – Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Moisturiser, 50ml RRP $60. I’ve had the luxury of trialling this splendid moisturiser for the past 6 weeks and I haven’t been so impressed! I have sensitive, combination skin with areas of flakiness and eczema, and as a result, my T-zone doesn’t require this product on a daily basis. However, it is an absolute life-saver for the dreaded, parched areas on the skin and acts as an amazing skin hydrator when the going gets tough.
The product comes in a frosted pale pink plastic tub and sleek brushed silver cap. It’s heavy-weight and durable, perfect to throw into your handbag without wondering if the product will end up all over your keys and wallet.
Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense product is marketed as a gel-creme, hence the consistency is quite viscous and slippery. It’s fragrance-free, however the cream has a distinct ‘chemical’ smell – I can’t put my finger on it but it isn’t offensive in any manner. I actually prefer ‘chemical’ smells as I’ve used a number of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ products with essential oils which did nothing but wreck havoc on my skin. Once applied, the cream does take some time to absorb, however my skin instantly feels comfortable, hydrated and nourished. I also have replaced my night cream with this moisturizer, as I’ve found the texture rich enough to deeply penetrate the skin, leaving me looking radiant and healthy. Over the past month, I have noticed a significant reduction in redness, itching, sensitivity and dryness, particularly on my cheeks.
A pea sized amount is all you need to cover the face and neck. I also use this around the eye area as it’s non-irritating and great to hydrate the fine lines. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense is also multi-purpose – I use it on my eczema patches on my arms and legs as well, which effectively reduces the flakes and irritation.
A great investment product for sensitive, dry skin that won’t break the bank. Yes, the cost of the product exceeds $60, but you’ll need a minimal amount and it’s relatively economical for a department store brand. Shop around and you’ll see that most luxury face creams with similar claims reach three figures in price. And forget waiting in line for the iPhone 5, happy, healthy skin is way more important ;). Get to your closest Clinique counter for this skincare essential or shop it online here.
10/10 – because it’s amaze-balls!