Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator Review & Swatch-
After gushing about & finishing up my jar of the gel-creme from the moisture surge range of Clinique, my eyes zeroed in on to the latest launch from the same range- a slightly thicker gel version of the cream that I so love- newly named as the 72-hr auto replenishing hydrator(?!). This newer version claims to keep skin hydrated, plumped & retain the moisture for 72 long hours even after you wash your face! Umm..tall claims? Let’s read on to find out!
What Clinique Says-
Your favourite moisturiser upgraded.
Our newest Moisture Surge with activated aloe water helps skin create its own internal water source. A light, refreshing gel-cream that keeps it almost twice as hydrated at the end of the day than it did before vs. Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief.
What it does:
•Works nonstop for 72 hours, leaving skin endlessly plump and dewy – even after washing your face.
• Provides both immediate and long-term hydration. Helps plump up fine, dry lines and quickly restores hydration and binds water to skin.
• Skin stays soft and comfortable in changing climates allowing skin to adjust to shifts in humidity and temperature which can result in loss of hydration.
• Helps restore proper moisture balance whilst helping to protect against environmental damage.
Price: 1550/- INR for 30 ml, 2550/- INR in India & 36 GBP for 50 ml in UK.
My take on the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator-
The packaging is the same, in an adorable sturdy transparent tub with a plastic protector & a silver screw-on lid. Apart from the finger dipping issue,the packaging is cute & travel-friendly 🙂
The hydrator is a pale peach colored slightly thicker gel-cream hybrid which feels so cooling & soothing immediately upon application. It is a hydrating drink for your parched skin *_* The cream sinks into my skin within moments & my skin looks & feels fresh & plump with all dryness, irritation melted away. True to claims of 2 times more moisturization, this newer version makes skin feel more soft, supple & hydrated 🙂
Just like my gel-cream, I use this in every single way! Day cream, night cream, before applying makeup, after removing makeup & whenever my skin feels thirsty or a bit down-it is a winner all the way! I usually mix a few drops of my foundation with a dollop of this & this makes a beautiful tinted moisturizer without any greasy/heavy feel. Skin looks radiant & supple <3 I even slather this on my chin & upper lip area after waxing/threading & this soothes my skin in no time at all 🙂
As for the auto-replenishing claims, err..I think it is highly impossible for a cream to keep your skin hydrated even after washing your face & found no difference with this either 😛 I obviously had to apply this every time I cleaned/washed my face but yes, the supple effect & hydrated feeling definitely lasted longer than the previous lighter gel version, easily for 8 hours+.
This variant is fragrance free as well & hence suitable for every skin type, especially very irritable, sensitive skin 🙂
Pros of the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator:
1> Cute tub packaging- very travel friendly & sturdy.
2> Medium gel-cream hybrid texture- sinks into skin within moments.
3> Hydrates skin beautifully without any tacky/heavy feel.
4> Can be used whenever required, for simply any purpose 🙂
5> Immediately soothes & calms skin after sun exposure, threading/waxing!
6> Fragrance free- ideal for all skin types.
Cons of the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator:
Apart from the tub packaging part, the 72 hour hydrating claim was not really true, at least for me which I don’t really mind but I wish people think twice before making unnatural product claims 😐
Swatch of the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator-
My Rating: 5/5!
Do I recommend the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator?
Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator is my favorite multi-purpose moisturizer ever & makes my skin even softer, more supple & retains moisture better than their original lighter gel-cream version which I so loved! It is soothing, light & lovely & can be used in every way imaginable 🙂 A total thumbs up & definitely recommended!
Review by- Agni