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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

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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, 11 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, 6 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
bucketlady
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 4
Oil free!!! I have combination skin. And I use it. No breakouts.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dagu4591
(Jamaica, NY)
answer 5
totally oil free. I have combination skin and I just love it!!!
answered 4 years, 9 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, 10 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, 11 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, 8 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, 5 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 7 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, 8 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, 3 months 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, 9 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 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(West Virginia)
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formulation
is it paraben free?
asked 4 years, 3 months 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, 8 months ago
Bagy
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
Yes, it's paraben free
answered 2 years, 8 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 3 years, 1 month 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, 9 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 4 years ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 6
I did not see it mentioned in the ingredients list.
answered 4 years ago
50flgal
(Valrico, FL)
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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, 4 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, 4 months ago
maespindola
(Vero Beach, FL)
answer 2
I use this alone and think it's great.
answered 3 years, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 6 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, 4 months ago
mogirl
(St. Louis)
answer 2
Cyclopentasiloxane is the silicone ingredient; it's commonly used in skin care products.
answered 6 years ago
cancerbaby719
(Fullerton, CA)
answer 3
Well, if the ingredients list that was posted is correct, then yes. "CYCLOPENTASILOXANE" is a silicone.
answered 6 years 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 6 years, 1 month 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, 4 months ago
Cosmetiscopfan
(Miami,Fl)
answer 6
They have it on the package box. I did not see silicone written there.
answered 6 years, 5 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 5 years, 1 month ago
greeneyedgirl73
(Richmond, VA)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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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, 5 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, 6 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
I'm 21. Its fantastic.
answered 4 years, 8 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, 9 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 5 years 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 5 years, 1 month ago
redheadchick
(Columbus, Ohio)
Question
Is this product too strong for teens?
my 16 year old daughter has very dry skin and regular moisturizers don't help. I need a product that gets rid of the dryness but isn't too strong for her age. Is this product intended for older women? And is it safe for a 16 year olds skin?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
I have very sensitive skin and this product works great for me! I would try it. If it doesn't work out, you can always return it.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
AmandJo
(Pleasanton, CA)
answer 2
I can't comment as to whether or not it is "safe," but I can tell you that I wish that I had this product when I was 16. I have, and always have had, dry, dry, itchy skin, and this product really works wonders. The lighter texture seems to be absorbed easier by my skin. They would probably give you a sample if you wanted her to try it first!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
VictoriaBenner
answer 3
I'm 23 with dry, acne-prone skin. I use this product every night after cleansing and it has greatly improved my skin and hasn't caused breakouts. I think it's great for all ages and skin types!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
SamMarie1290
(Iowa)
answer 4
This is a light weight product that has really helped clear dry patches and overall help me with my acne issues. i would say yes that it is light and safe enough for a 16yr old. Suggestion: try a sample? Give it 1-2 weeks and see how it works for her.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
hesrar
(Mississauga, ON)
answer 5
This is definitely safe and appropriate for your 16 year old. I've used it for quite some time and have always found it to be gentle yet effective. Try starting her out using it once a day at night before bedtime after her cleansing routine.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jenaywins
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 6
This product can be used on teens and women :).
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Use on lips?
I have a tester of this and I was wondering if you could use it as a lip moisturizer. Thanks
asked 4 years ago
hiphannah
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
I actually have put it on my lips when i apply to my face. it was good for them, but did feel a little weird to me. i was afraid i'd get it in my mouth!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
julesw22
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I don't think that would be a good idea, since the texture and taste (haven't actually tasted it, just assuming based on look and smell) suggest that this isn't a product meant for your lips or accidental consumption if used for that purpose. Probably would be better off with something else.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sofianne
(New York, NY)
answer 3
I have put this around my lips where lip moisturerizers often look funny cause they are too glossy and it has helped. But I've never tried it directly on.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
iamkatinthehat
answer 4
I wouldn't recommend using it on the lips, since it's a rich gel that moisturizes dry skin around the lips and eyes. However, Clinique's lip care line is amazing to use! Especially their Chubby Stick.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
redp
(Whitter, CA)
answer 5
You could if you want, but it won't be as moisturizing as chapstick or the like. This is a water-based product, so it's probably not moisturizing enough.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
asianjoyce
(Houston, Texas)
answer 6
I dont know if this would work as a lip moisturizer because it absorbs really fast. I love chapsticks that stay on for a while. I would recommend Chapstick medicated brand.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
annieli8
(Hackensack, NJ)
Question
is it good to wear under makeup?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, Ca)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
Perfect for wearing under makeup.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
susanod
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
yes (I do & have for nearly a year) however allow it to dry a full 5 minutes to ensure clean applications for the next steps of your make up regimen.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
caase
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Yes. and also a teensy bit over your makeup, when you skin starts to feel dry.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
zaza449
(the Hague)
answer 4
For sure!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
breanned
(Palermo, CA)
answer 5
No. It did not work well at all under makeup for me.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
taralynnie
(Portland, OR)
answer 6
Yes - I put it on just before i apply my make up. this summer i am using benefit tinted moisturizer and i mix them.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
greenmnms
(kansas City, MO (formerly OC, CA))
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