Clinique Moisture Surge

I've been enjoying good skin lately. I like to think that it involves three products that I have been using consistently as of late: the Dr. Jart BB creams for SPF and light coverage instead of foundation, Pond's Flawless White cream (the more expensive one in the jar - will review that this week), and the Clinique Moisture Surge.

I only received the sample jar from Clinique, so these pictures will have to do!

"Moisture surge" sounds scary, doesn't it? If you're oily like me it does! The last thing oily ladies want on their skin is extra moisture, as we tend to stick to the idea that moisturizing creams equals more oil. Well, if the cream or lotion that you're using is oil-based then the problem may be aggravated, but products like the Clinique Moisture Surge, which is gel-based, should not.

I was hesitant to use this at first because I didn't want to disrupt my skincare routine, but I try to use everything that has been sent to me at least once, just in case something's awesome! And oh boy, was I glad that I did. This product did wonders for my skin. As soon as it dried, it made my face feel more smooth and supple while giving me this nice glow. It's really hard to describe without sounding like an advert, but all I can say is, this product is definitely Holy Grail material.

It feels a bit tacky when applied, but when it dries you won't even feel like you put it on. I like using it when my skin feels down in the dumps and is looking dull or bumpy. It immediately perks my face up with only a small amount; I even use it on my lips to help with chaffing and darkening! I prefer using it in tandem with Pond's Flawless White, mainly because it's too expensive to use twice a day. Aside from that, the Moisture Surge is originally designed to use on top of a daily moisturizer, like a sort of serum.

One jar of this wonderful product is easily ~P2,500 smackers for 50ml. I really really love it, but I'm hesitant to spend that much money on one skincare item. I don't know! I'll cross that bridge when I run out of this precious gel. Huhu.