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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
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, 10 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, 7 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, 8 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 10 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, 5 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, 11 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, 2 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 2 years, 3 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 2 years, 3 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(West Virginia)
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 5 years, 1 month 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, 8 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, 11 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, 11 months ago
bucketlady
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 4
Oil free!!! I have combination skin. And I use it. No breakouts.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
dagu4591
(Jamaica, NY)
answer 5
totally oil free. I have combination skin and I just love it!!!
answered 4 years, 11 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 5 years, 1 month 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 5 years, 1 month ago
miranik
(toronto)
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need a good moisturizer,but oil free
I have drier skin in the winter,but am prone to breakouts.I always use oil free because of this. Is this effective for dry skin,yet light enough to put an SPF product over it?
asked 6 years, 8 months ago
wintery
(Forence,Ky)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
I have an oily forehead but this moisturizer does not feel oily at all.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
dancer16
(BC)
answer 2
This product is truly perfect for all skin types. I have oily skin in the t zone, and normal everywhere else in the warmer months. In the winter my skin is EXTREMELY dry. I am also very breakout prone. I use this year round and in the winter when my skin is drier, I use it later even over makeup, though this hydrates so well I dont even need it. I really think this moisturizer is perfect for every one.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
beautyluver98
answer 3
This is the PERFECT product for you! It is so light and can be used under other face products. I suggest buying it or asking you local sephora employees for a sample. You will not be disappointed!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 4
I have had the same problem, my skin would get dry, and if I used a non-oil moisturizer my skin would remain dry, but if I used a cream moisturizer my face would just break out. With this product it gives your skin plenty of moisture so it won't be dry even in the winter time, but also it is also oil-free so your skin won't breakout when you use it! It is the perfect product, and lasts a long time!
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
iris21
answer 5
You've found it in this product!
answered 6 years, 8 months ago
suzyqtoo
(Woburn, MA)
answer 6
I think Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief would be a great product for you. It's oil-free, hydrates very well, goes on smooth and easy.
answered 6 years, 8 months ago
littlebird123
(Portland, OR)
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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, 9 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, 6 months ago
mogirl
(St. Louis)
answer 2
Cyclopentasiloxane is the silicone ingredient; it's commonly used in skin care products.
answered 6 years, 2 months 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, 2 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 6 years, 3 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, 6 months ago
Cosmetiscopfan
(Miami,Fl)
answer 6
They have it on the package box. I did not see silicone written there.
answered 6 years, 7 months ago
shirley123
(Morgantown, WV)
Question
Is Moisture on Line discontinued?
I've used Moisture On Line for several years, and now can't find it! Has Clinique replaced it with another product? I need it!
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
cjandchaka
(glorieta, NM)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
Need to e-mail Clinique on their website and ask that
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
Boopus
(Richmond, Va.)
answer 2
Yes, Moisture On-line is discontinued. If Moisture Surge is not enough for you, you could try the Repairwear moisturizer or Superdefense SPF 25 for your specific skin type and then Moisture Surge on top. Moisture Surge can be used on top of any moisturizer to boost the benefits of your current moisturizer or it can be used alone.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
pretty sure it is yes. but this product does miracles.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
bobsbaby2
(KY)
answer 4
Its called moisture surge. Don't know if that's a new name since I just started using it 1 year ago, but that's what its called now.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
dagu4591
(Jamaica, NY)
answer 5
Now it is Moisture Surge, no longer Moisture On Line
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
LauraGrrrrrrrl
(Plano, TX)
answer 6
EX-CLINIQUELOVER
Yes, At the end of March my ten year love affair with Online ended, Why because Clinique KILLED it. I can't figure out why, there are so many people that hate Clinique for doing this, if you look at the old reviews it was loved. I begged them not to destroy it, (and many others are still venting frustration that its gone). Clinique does Not have another product that matches this one. I've tried the Crisco sensation that they call Comfort on Call-YUCK, and the Super Rescue, sits on my face won't absorb, doesn't feel like it hydrates that much even though there is a layer of oil floating on the surface of my face, and this Moisture Surge_the surge is not working it feels like sticky glue that drys like saran wrap over my face. So now what? Well I've been researching and interviewing other creams, and while I have found none that match this super hydrating, fast absorbing super hero that Online was, I have found happiness with Dr Denese and Dr Wexler. Everything else inflames me or breaks me out, but the Hydrosheild line from Denese is a life saver. The serum is magic and when followed with the dream cream my skin has started looking alive agin. It plumps, it absorbs, and it intensively hydrates. I think it even helps acne heal faster-and no breaks from the products. Dr Denese is a scientist and from that education she puts out some winning products. Wexler make about the only acne product I can use with out turning my face into flake city, the MMPI acnescription serum is anti aging, anti irration, calming, hydrating , I use it after my Dr Denese firming pads, it really preps skin good so products will aborb better.
I wouldn't advise ordering the disscontinued Clinique from Ebay, or other unknown places, I got TWO rancid, expired, or knock offs which was my last straw with trying to not let go of the Online, and now I'm also letting go of Clinique, I don't think they seem to care about customers opinions and we are the ones who keep them employed.
Lastly you may want to check out some Paulas Choice products, you can order samples and play around with the products before commiting, and the cost is a fraction of Cliniques. Some people are using the hydration mask as a moisturizer that were once devoted Online fans.
I hope this helps you, I know I was very distraught trying to find some new moisturizer after ten years of loyalty to the brand, but there are greener pasures out there.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
cliniquelover
(Rockford,IL)
Question
formulation
is it paraben free?
asked 4 years, 5 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, 10 months ago
Bagy
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 2
Yes, it's paraben free
answered 2 years, 11 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, 3 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 4 years 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, 2 months ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 6
I did not see it mentioned in the ingredients list.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
50flgal
(Valrico, FL)
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, 3 months 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, 7 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, 8 months ago
poudre
(Tampa, FL)
answer 3
I'm 21. Its fantastic.
answered 4 years, 10 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, 11 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, 2 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 5 years, 3 months ago
redheadchick
(Columbus, Ohio)
Question
do you think you could get me a free sample for me and my mother?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
auggiev
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
Go to your nearest Sephora- you can always ask for samples there!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ginnymc
(St. Paul, MN)
answer 2
Since it is a gel/cream/liquid product and not a powdery product, YOU may receive free samples from a Sephora location which carries the product.

They can't package and sample dry products like blush/dry foundation/shadows, etc. I received a sample of this product, used the sample & loved it. Went back and bought the full product. It has lasted 10 months and is at the bottom now.

Good luck * Enjoy!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
caase
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
If you go into a Sephora store, you can try anything they have! I've never bothered to take a sample home, but I know they'll give you a little sample jar to take home if you only ask!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
stephaniehamar
(Boulder, Co)
answer 4
Visit any Sephora store and any associate would be happy to get you a sample!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
breanned
(Palermo, CA)
answer 5
Try heading over to Sephora and ask to try it or if they have any samples. Anywhere with a Clinique counter or stand usually has some.
answered 4 years ago
allisonlee
answer 6
Hi auggiev. Samples are a great way to try new products & we include three free samples with every Sephora.com order. The sample selection is listed on our website and changes frequently, so check back often to see what we're offering. At this time we are unable to send custom samples from our warehouse.

Another great way to try new products is to visit your local Sephora store. At the store, a Cast Member can make a tester for you of any products that we carry. They can also answer questions for you and make recommendations for other products. To find a store near you, check out our store locator. Thanks!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
acne prone skin? anything cheaper?
I'm 17 and in the winter I get horrible dry patches around my mouth and between my eyes. I want a good mosturizer but something that won't make me break out. Is there anything cheaper/similar to this? or does it last a long long time?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
6 answers
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answer 1
It lasts a very long time...the large jar lasts me 6 to 8 months with daily morning use. You only need a few dabs.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
niknak1006
(Brownstown, MI)
answer 2
i break out very easily too, but this is oil free so it doesn't make me break out at all. it also moisturizes so well! this actually lasts long time cuz you dont need that much to spread around your face and neck. it's totally worth it! you gotta try it. i fell in love w/ it and all my friends, co-worker, sister, etc all use it now.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
iloveboba
(Orange, CA)
answer 3
I have acne prone skin as well and this stuff is great! It won't cause breakouts and lasts a very long time! So worth the investment!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
howellmom4
(Howell, MI)
answer 4
You only need a small amount of this moisturizer; it spreads a lot. This will last you a while and it won't cause breakouts.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
miluso
(Ann Arbor, MI)
answer 5
This does last a long time, however i dont think it is a great moisturizer for dry patches or very dry skin. The clinque repairwear intensive night cream for very dry skin works great and wont break you out, however it is more expensive than this. Check out First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, great for dry skin, isnt greasy and shoudlnt break you out. Also its only 28$ for 6oz and they have smaller one for 12$ too.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
reddahlia
(Laguna Niguel CA)
answer 6
It may seem pricey, but a little bit goes a LONG way! It's very intensive and lightweight. The smaller size lasts me a little over a year. Definitely worth the money.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
kianatom
(Wisconsin)
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