Have you seen the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator Review all over your Instagram feeds lately? You’re not alone! But I bought the earlier version on my Fashion Week trip in March. I didn’t start using it until later, since I had other products to finish. When I sat down to write this review I’d been using it for approximately a week. Recently, I was also invited by Clinique to review the new and improved Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour auto-replenishing hydrator. It’s an improved version of the same product in an all new packaging. In this post I’ll attempt to review both.
I’ve struggled with dry skin mostly. The worst issue is that my nose tends to dry a lot faster than the rest of my face, and can get flaky. I’ve been using Bioderma and Cetaphil all this while but I wanted to give Clinique a shot. So on my recent trip home I got my hands on the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief at Select Citywalk.
Packaging: The Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief comes in a jar with a screw-on cap. It has a cardboard box casing. You can either use your fingers or a spatula for application.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sucrose, Aloe Barbedensis Leaf Water, Trehalose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Sorbitol, Oleth-10, Tromethamine, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 (CI 14700) and Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
Product Claims: Light, comfortable cream/gel plumps skin with hydration for a full 24 hours. Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are washed away. In their place-a sense of supple, firm, vibrant well-being, even through shifts in humidity. One ‘drink’ and skin looks and feels happier, healthier. Oil-free.
Pricing: Rs. 1675 for 30 ml.
Availability: Currently discontinued but might still be available at some outlets.
My Experience With Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
My first impression at the store was that this cream is very light – it’s not exactly gel, but it’s not a regular cream either. Also holy hell, it’s like you forgot you applied it! It just vanishes into your skin. Also, it’s fragrance-free. Does not leave behind any greasiness but gives your skin a subtle glow after you apply it.
I started using this cream every night before I went to bed, and after my shower once I applied toner. The first day, I noticed that it was gentle on my skin and left it feeling soft and supple. It didn’t feel like a serum. It was definitely not like a regular cream. My nose is my biggest problem area and so is the area around my mouth.
A week of using Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief left my nose feeling soft on the bridge and around it. There was no more flakiness, and for the first time it looked and felt so moisturized. The area around my mouth felt great too.
However, if I put it on when it was hot outside, I’d sweat it off easily. Strangely enough even then it worked wonders on my dryness. The moisturizing effect didn’t go away even if I sweat it off.
- Works very well on dry skin
- Non-sticky and non-greasy
- Stays on skin without being too noticeable
- Sweat makes it come off easily
- Might not be available anymore
- Comes in a jar – hygiene issues
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Review
So I’ve seen so many bloggers doing a sponsored Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator Review all over Instagram and other places. This is going to be my unbiased opinion on the product so read on!
Now the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator review. This new and improved version of the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (now discontinued) has some variations in the ingredients and is supposed to be even more powerful as a moisturizer compared to the earlier one. Let’s take a closer look at the details!
Packaging: The Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief also comes in a jar with a screw-on cap, with a cardboard box casing just like the Extended Thirst Relief, except in this there’s a picture of the jar on the front.
Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol , Glycerin, Trisiloxane, Trehalose, Sucrose, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Caffeine, Sorbitol, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Oleth-10, Sodium Polyaspartate, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Tromethamine, Peg-8, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 (Ci 14700) , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)
Product Claims: Our addictively refreshing gel-cream is now enhanced to give your skin the power to rehydrate itself. Delivers an instant moisture boost. Keeps skin almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it did before. Enjoy 72 hours of non-stop hydration, even after washing your face.
Advanced hydrator with Auto-Replenishing Technology actually helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself. Then locks in all that moisture for an endlessly plump, dewy, healthy-looking glow.
Testing proves it works non-stop for 72 hours—even after washing your face.
Our enhanced formula gives skin an instant moisture boost. Delivers almost twice as much hydration at the end of the day than it did before.
Pricing: Rs. 1500 for 30 ml. Comes in a 60ml pack as well.
Availability: At Clinique stores, or Shoppers’ Stop across India and on Nykaa.
My Experience with Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
The first thing I noticed was that this version seems slightly richer in texture than the earlier version. It has hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water as ingredients as well, which are great for skin. I also love how it works as a base for my foundation before I apply primer. You don’t need to use a lot of it in order for your skin to feel soft. It gets absorbed almost instantly and gives you this lit-from-within glow. Sometimes when I’m rushed and can’t be arsed to find my highlighter palette, I just dab some of this onto my cheekbones. Easy, natural highlight!
As for the 72-hour effect, I can definitely say that the moisturizing effect lasted me over a day. I have yet to see if it works for 72 hours, but that’s still great. If I skip it for a day or two after applying it once it doesn’t make a huge difference to my skin!
Ever since I started using it, my flakiness issues have disappeared. I absolutely love it. I’d recommend it to anyone who has dry skin. Even if you have oily skin it’ll work for you since it’s super light. I can’t comment on specific skin types because I have heard some Clinique products cause some people to break out. So before you buy it, please try it on your skin or do a patch test!
- Keeps skin soft upto a day or more so lives up partially to claims
- Great base for a dewy makeup look
- Works great as a highlighter, multipurpose product
- Suitable for most skin types
- May not work for certain skin types so should be tested first
- Comes in a jar – hygiene
Hope my Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator review helps! Since it’s summer, I think this is on my list of the best summer skincare products! Have you tried this cream? Let me know in the comments below!
Photography by Arjun Shaw of Arya Photography
Disclaimer: This is my own Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator review. I was invited to an event for the launch of this product earlier, however the opinions here are, as always, my honest opinion.