Moisture Surge was a huge launch for Clinique around a decade ago, and the line has grown and grown over the years.
Products have come and gone, and some have stood the test of time. And now, Clinique has added four new products to the best-selling hydration range for 2019.
The star of the show is the Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate (£27.50). This is an ultra-lightweight water-feel that instantly floods the delicate eye area with 96 hours of constant hydration. I don’t know how they work that out – that it lasts for 96 hours. That’s four days. So, are Clinique suggesting you only need to use this once every four days?
And what does it do? Well, according to the press materials, lots. And some of the terminology on there is a bit bonkers.
“Refloods the thin, dry skin around the eye with the hydro-magnetic power of our Auto-Replenishing Lipid-Sphere Technology.”
Whatever that actually means.
It contains encapsulated lipid spheres, with aloe butter, and antioxidant vitamins C & E. There’s caffeine and activated aloe leaf water (whatever that is) to “help auto-replenish moisture to satureate every layer of the skin, with rich, dewy moisture”. Quite.
Cucumber, green tea, and algae extracts provide soothing moisture for tired eyes.
The other new products I was sent to try, are the Moisture Surge Hydration Lotion (£30). This big bottle of lotion is a watery lotion to boost your skin with hydration.
This is like a skin essence, which is the new version of a skin toner. Use this after cleansing the skin to instantly soothe it. It contains an advanced moisture complex to help the skin prep for serums and creams. It contains glycerin, trehalose (another sugar preservative), sodium PCA – a naturally occuring humectant, to draw moisture into skin to re-plump those fine, dry lines. There’s sucrose and caffeine in there to calm, and Lactobacillus Ferment to help condition and balance the skin – this is a probiotic that is great for the skin.
The Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment (£16), is a lip treatment that plumps and hydrates. It contains Petrolatum and Murumuru butter – both help with moisture and barrier repair. Shea butter is as everyone knows, and rich emollient, and cermaide is a lipid to help improve lip barrier function.
There is also a Moisture Surge Sheertint SPF25 (£30), which I haven’t seen, but it gives a sheer tint of colour, whilst providing moisture and SPF protection. It comes in five shades, and provides antioxidant protection and defence against modern aggressors such as UV, and other impurities.