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Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

What it is:A refreshing cream-gel that instantly replenishes skin with 24 hours of soothing hydration. What it is formulated to do:This lightweight, comfortable cream-gel is a "drink" for skin, continuously plumping it with hydration. It improves the appearance of fine lines, flakiness, and tightness, leaving skin looking and feeling happier and healthier—even through shifts in humidity. The oil-free formula immediately cools and refreshes for a soft, smooth complexion. What else you need to know:Great for travel and recommended for all skin types, it helps keep skin hydrated in ultradry locations.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Question
Is this oil-free?
In other words, will this make me break out if I have combination skin? Does it make your skin more oily?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Evanston, IL)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes! This product is oil-free! I just love the cooling texture of it, and as many people have said, it hasn't contributed to my acne!! Get it! :)
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
sweetheart92
(Mpls, MN)
answer 2
I'm not sure if it's oil-free, but it hasn't made my skin oily. I've had really bad breakouts lately and this moisturizer hasn't made it worse at all- it actually seems to be helping my skin heal, especially with the stronger cleansers I've started using. I've been braver about applying it to the breakout-prone areas and haven't had any increase in acne from it. In the more oil-prone spots, there hasn't been an increase in oil with the product. I highly recommend it!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
cajd
(AZ)
answer 3
I have oily skin and this doesn't contribute to the oiliness at all. It rubs in quickly and isn't greasy in the least. In fact my skin has seemed less oily since I have been using this consistently morning and night. I've also tried many different Clinique foundations and found that the Super Balanced makeup really works at controlling the oil. Maybe it's using the moisturizer and foundation together that is the key -- whatever it is, I would recommend both of these products!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
bucketlady
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 4
Oil free!!! I have combination skin. And I use it. No breakouts.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dagu4591
(Jamaica, NY)
answer 5
totally oil free. I have combination skin and I just love it!!!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
nicollej
(New York, NY)
answer 6
It makes your skin healthier, not oilier. It works great for me and I have oily/combination skin.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
LauraGrrrrrrrl
(Plano, TX)
answer 7
no it doesnt make it more oily.... and it doesnt make u break out at all, clinique is the only product line that doesnt make me break out!!! its very good!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
miranik
(toronto)
Question
Looking for a moisturizer for winter?
I'm using Epiduo and a sulfur cleanser for my acne and last winter my skin got really dry I would have to stop using Epiduo and cleanser for a few days to get my skin back to normal for time to time. So this year I need to get a new moisturizer. I have combination skin that dries out easily. I live in Tennessee and the winters are very dry, so I need a really good moisturizer but one that won't clog my pores or make my skin oily. Do you think this is a good choice for me? If not, any other ideas?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
britani
(Nashville, Tennessee)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
7 answers
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answer 1
I love this moisturizer. I have oily/combination skin so I used this when my Dramatically Different Gel isn't doing enough. I totally recommend it!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
marydru
(Dayton, OH)
answer 2
I absolutely think this is worth a try. I've had no breakouts since using this, and I had been prone to break-outs in the past.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
candylane
(Houston, Tx)
answer 3
personally this is the only moisturizer that saved my life. it's a gel, so it doesn't feel greasy. It's actually very cooling when you put it on your skin and feels very silky as it absorbs (it absorbs very quickly so you don't have to wait for it dry). I suggest testing some out, but it really does a great job. It's the only one I've used (and I've tried soo many) that hasn't clogged my pores but gave me an instant softness. My skin flakes during the winter, so this is my fix =)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
sanxibebe
(Marlton, NJ)
answer 4
This is the best because I find it adds moisture and nothing else so I can continue to use my treatment products without interference.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
suzyqtoo
(Woburn, MA)
answer 5
I would not recommend this because I didn't find that it moisturized well at all. Maybe the actual cream one and not the cream gel. I have recently started using Origins Mega Mushroom soothing cream and love it so far. A little more expensive, but doesn't clog pores and cause breakouts and is really soothing for my sensitive skin. They sell it at Sephora too.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jlobato
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
An excellent choice, I love it, especially with harsh products, with won't make a reaction with them.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
corrin99
(Aniwa,Wi)
answer 7
I would highly recommend this for winter skin. If you are only very dry in patches try putting this only on the dry areas. This product will not clog your pores. You might also want to try switching your cleanser in the winter if you find it is too harsh for everyday use. You could use your normal cleanser every other day and find a milder cleanser to use inberween uses.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
happi217
(New Orleans, LA)
Question
How long does a jar typically last you?
Whether it be the 1.7 oz. jar or the 2.5 oz. version, how long does one container last if you were to use it at least once a day? Or however many times you use it in your daily routine.

Thank you!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
evoony
(San Diego, CA)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
7 answers
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answer 1
I use mine every morning and night, and it lasts a good 12 months, easily. A little bit goes a long way, I take my pointed finger and just tap it in the jar, and whatever sticks to my finger is plenty for my face.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
missjessss
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I have been using mine twice a day for 1.5 months and am only halfway through the 1.7 oz jar! So it may last 3 months or even longer, depending on how conservative you are with the amount you use.

I feel like a small amount goes a long way since the gel consistency is easily spreadable.

For reference, I use a scoop about half the length of my pointer fingertip each time.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
amaliachimera
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I use about 1 x 1.7oz jar every 5 months or so. I use a light covering over my whole face morning and night after cleansing.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
wanderlustgirl
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I use this twice a day and the 2.5 oz jar lasted me 5-6 months. It is a great value and a great product. I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
nevertan
(Apex, NC)
answer 5
I use this product in the morning and at night and a jar lasts me about three months.
answered 2 years ago
jgirl74
(Rockford, MI)
answer 6
I've been using mine once a day and I'm headed into my 4th month
answered 2 years ago
nadine83
answer 7
i bought this moisturizer in August. After using the moisturizer in the mornings only, I bought my next jar in December.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(West Virginia)
Question
have really dry 56 yr old skin, is this going to be rich enough?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
mizbhaven
(Pelham, NH)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
I will be 56 next month and I find it very rich for my dry skin
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
50flgal
(Valrico, FL)
answer 2
it is a gel formula that is very light, so if you're looking for a rich texture, this is not it. Stick to a cream. However, it doesn't mean this won't help moisturize your skin. If you go into sephora stores they will give you a sample of the product if you ask.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sephoragirl12
(nj)
answer 3
I think it will be if you use it twice a day. I am just beginning to get some dry areas, and it works wonders on them. Better than the RX Retinol I tried--and it costs a lot less than Retinol
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
andysmom
(MidSouth)
answer 4
yes! i actually found out about this product from my grandmother (she's in her 70's) and she's been using it for forever. it's intensive enough for all skin types
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
mp22
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 5
Maybe for you the
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum® Collagen Booster 1 oz after wash 1st 5 ingredients are 2 types of Vitmain C, 2 hydrophilic properties(water loving) one of which has been used for mild abrasions and scratches. I use this after because it is water loving as well, but may not be strong enough for you. A good lotion is going to leave your skin slightly sticky versus smoothly sitting on top. Maybe Lancome BIENFAIT MULTI-VITAL SPF 30 LOTION - High Potency Daily Moisturizing Lotion. this sits slightly on top because of the dimethicone, a chiemcial used in many primers. hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
emly
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I'm 40 - it worked well for me. I put it on after I come out of the shower, get ready for the day (30 minutes) and then put on my makeup and it has absorbed enough for me to put makeup on or go for a run without looking all greasy.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
redfreckles
(Vancouver, BC)
Question
Can you use Clinique Moisture around your eyes?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
i have, and i have sensitve skin, just use very little
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sydheartsmakeup
answer 2
I have used it around my eyes, but I usually use Clinique's repairwear for eyes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
50flgal
(Valrico, FL)
answer 3
absolutly! great around the eye area, just pat in gently and let dry.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
nancybryant
(san dimas, ca.)
answer 4
I would use a cream that is formulated specifically for eyes. You never know what will end up irritating your skin. If you like clinique, try all about eyes.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sephoragirl12
(nj)
answer 5
The area around my eyes gets dry so I tend to use this around me eyes. Most products will say not to use them around your eyes, but I think that as long as you don't get it in your eyes, it should be okay. It has been for me since I started using this about 2 years ago.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
bigletterfridays
(Myerstown, PA)
answer 6
Yes, you can use this around your eyes!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
ktom10
(Wisconsin)
Question
good for oily yet dehydrated skin that has some acne?
Is this good for skin that is oily, yet seems to be dehydrated (not enough water, but plenty of oil) who has acne and somewhat sensitive skin?
And would it be good under makeup?
Thanks!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
andreaj421
(Bend, OR)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
absolutely. it truely is lightweight and absorbs quickly but is moisturizing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
budderfly1
(danbury, ct)
answer 2
I have combination skin. Not necessarily oily, but acne-prone and dry skin areas are present in about equal proportions. I found that when I applied this after cleansing, the dry areas were noticeably softer and more moisturized, and the spots that can break out were not irritated or flared-up at all. Quick-drying is nice, too. No oily residue.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
minneapolitan
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 3
I have combination skin: acne, oily, and some dry patches. This product is great. Lightweight, moisturizing, does not clog pores. Great under make-up and the jar says it works over make-up as well, but I haven't tried that.
answered 4 years ago
laaksola
(Davis, CA)
answer 4
It's PERFECT- sounds like we may have similar-type skin... this is like a drink for your skin that won't clog pores or cause you to break out... I'd highly recommend it!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
soniwro
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 5
Absolutely!! i refer it to both normal and oily skin and it does not clog pores.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
prettymel23
(Queens, NY)
answer 6
especially with oily acne prone skin, you don't want to pile on a whole lot of products. this might be worth a try since it's an aloe base and not as creamy. the creamier the product, the greater the chances of bacteria feeding on the fatty acids of the moisturizers. this product will not super hydrate your skin like the description implies, but it will prevent the skin from feeling "tight". i really like the product so far.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ykm9617
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
formulation
is it paraben free?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(MD)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
doesn't say, jar just says fragrant free, I through the box away so no information on ingredients. It does however say, it is made in the USA
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Bagy
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
Yes, it's paraben free
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
Boopus
(Richmond, Va.)
answer 3
No,it does not contain any parabens.Methylparaben is not an ingredient of this product but,Methylparaben is an ingredient in dramatically different moisturizing lotion and gel.That was one reason I chose this product over the Dramatically different ones.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
brooklyn625
(Staten Island,NY)
answer 4
this is one of the only clinique products that i can think of that is paraben free!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ainsleymorgan
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
It contains methylparaben. :( It is not as harmful as most, but I'm picky enough, I am searching for a new HG moisturizer. Korres has a gel-cream moisturizer that is paraben-free that I will be trying soon.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 6
I did not see it mentioned in the ingredients list.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
50flgal
(Valrico, FL)
Question
How many of you are using this in conjuction with another moisturizer?
From what i've heard your supposed to use this to lock in the moisture of your daily moisturizer. For everyone who has or is reviewing this product, please advise if you are using it alone or with another moisturizer. Thanks.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
jza70
(AB Canada)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
I use it alone and it has been working great. The only other product I use is a moisturizer for the eye area.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
maespindola
(Vero Beach, FL)
answer 2
I use this alone and think it's great.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
beccnyc
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I have always used this alone at night. In the morning I don't wash my face, I rinse it, apply SPF (Kiehl's Super Defense SPF 50) and then my make up.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
diane4zs
(cape coral, fl)
answer 4
I use Moisture Surge alone in the summer or more humid environments. During winter months or more drier environments, I use Moisture Surge in conjunction with another moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
cccp2100
(NY/NJ)
answer 5
I can't imagine needing another moisturizer with this. I have heard other reviewers with dry skin complain that it is not thick enough for them, but you can just keep re-applying, the moisture is buildable. However, it doesn't really have an active ingredient, so if you are using, for example, a serum or a moisturizer containing a retinoid, I suppose you could layer this on top after waiting a few minutes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
stuckiniraq
(Miami, FL)
answer 6
This is advertised as being a moisturizer so you should not have to use it with anything else. If other people are then maybe that works for them, but in the usage instructions it says this is the moisturizer. No one does it say to use after any other product.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
rockelle
(Grand Rapids, MI)
Question
What are the ingredients?
No ingredients listed on the sephora or clinique websites - curious if there are silicones, which type, and how far up the ingredient list.
asked 6 years, 5 months ago
applebutter
(Seattle, WA)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
Question to the questioner: Why are silicones bad? Curious.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
mogirl
(St. Louis)
answer 2
Cyclopentasiloxane is the silicone ingredient; it's commonly used in skin care products.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
cancerbaby719
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 3
Well, if the ingredients list that was posted is correct, then yes. "CYCLOPENTASILOXANE" is a silicone.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
jfmuni
(east haven, ct)
answer 4
No, I don't see silicone in it. On the box the list of the ingredients but I only listed a couple of the main ingredients in this product (or the first couple of ingredients listed) .

WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERINE, BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) BARK EXTRACT, SILBUM MARIANUM, CAMELLIA SINESIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACT, SUCROSE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAFE WATER, THEALOS, HYDROXYETHYL, UREA
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
a1sha
(Los Angeles)
answer 5
SIlicone will not be listed as silicone,and yes this does contain silicone,in which they are usually listes as dimethicone,cylomethicone,trimethicone etc,silicone ingredients usually if not always end with cone.Hope this helps
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Cosmetiscopfan
(Miami,Fl)
answer 6
They have it on the package box. I did not see silicone written there.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
shirley123
(Morgantown, WV)
Question
Okay for sensitive skin..?
I'm 19, so aging/fine lines aren't really an issue, but I'm looking for a product that will moisturize dry areas on my face. My eyelids and the outer corner of my eyes especially tend to get really dry and flaky. I'm looking for something that will moisturize effectively WITHOUT irritating my sensitive skin. In general, I try to avoid ingredients like parabens, phalates, alcohols and fragrances, and typically opt for natural/organic products because they're less likely to irritate my skin.

Obviously this isn't a "natural" or organic product, but has anyone with sensitive skin (especially the eye area) tried this? Does it cause a "burning" or flaring-up sensation, or cause redness? Any insights would be greatly appreciated :)
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
greeneyedgirl73
(Richmond, VA)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. My skin is very sensitive and I'm allergic to a lot of things, but this works wonders for me
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
darkqueen
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I've used All About Eyes (regular, not Rich) eye cream for many years. I have not had any irritation from using this product and my eye area is very sensitive too. AAE is a cream/gel. It's hydrating, but it's not heavy or irritating. Clinique's products are fragrance-free, which means no added fragrance. If you smell something, it's the natural ingredients scent. This is a good eye gel for your age.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
I'm 21. Its fantastic.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
bobsbaby2
(KY)
answer 4
I wouldn't use it on eyes. But clinique has an eye cream just as nice. Its called All About Eyes. Im 19 too and recommend it. No flakiness or nothing.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dagu4591
(Jamaica, NY)
answer 5
I would highly recommend this product for any sensitive skin users. I have a real problem finding products that don't cause my skin to "burn" around the eye area and I can't use any of the anti-aging stuff as it's just too harsh. I use this product on my entire face and neck area (including eyelids and under eyes) and have not had a single problem.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kcrockchick
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 6
I have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate mine. I also know what you mean about the dry, flakiness...I used to get that all of the time. I use this product and the clarisonic and my skin is completely different now. I love it!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
redheadchick
(Columbus, Ohio)
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