Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate has been the answer to my prayers, as I'm sure it will be for many of you. I have long since had a love affair with Clinique Moisture Surge, however I did encounter a few problems along the way, which were very specific to me (and perhaps to some of you as well). I used Extended Thirst Relief for a long time and loved it, mainly in the spring/summer months. But as soon as winter weather set in, so did the awful effects of my skin and I found that Extended Thirst Relief was just not cutting it any more. One year, I stepped it up to Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator during the winter months which did add extra moisture but for some unknown reason, my skin did not like it, it caused the skin redness on my cheeks to flare. So I had to stop using it and find an alternative.

So, in a nutshell, Clinique Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief is perfect for me in the Spring/Summer months but not hydrating enough in the winter and Clinique Moisture Surge™ Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator is a no go area for me. 

Then, along comes Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate to fill the gap for me. Thank you Clinique! As the name suggests, this concentrate boosts the moisture levels in your skin for extra hydration when needed. So when my skin is feeling super dehydrated, I apply this under normal moisturiser and it gives me the extra hydration I need. So, I find in the summer I only need to top my skin up with this concentrate as and when required, i.e. after a spell in the sun, when travelling, if indoors with air conditioning blasting in my face etc. Obviously, it's only new so I can't speak to how well it will preform in the winter but I am very hopeful that I will be able to carry on using Clinique Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief and top it up with Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate.

The Clinique Moisture Surge™ range is designed specifically to target dehydrated skin so if this is a skin condition that you are suffering from (most of us are at some point), then this range is fabulous, not least because of this new product. If you have a favourite moisturiser but feel that now and again it needs topping up with a hydration boost, this is a great product. Dehydration can potentially cause other skin irritations so if you treat the dehydration (which is quite easy to do) then you will have a positive knock on effect with other skin conditions like sensitivity or acne to name a few.  Clinique Moisture Surge™ products are oil free and fragrance free so suitable for all skin types. 

Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate is a very light gel that intensely hydrates, boosting moisture for 24 hours. Liquid-Sphere Technology combines water-binding ingredients with encapsulated antioxidants to help break the cycle of dryness and environmental stress that can lead to premature ageing.

So, next time you feel like your skin needs extra moisture, don't reach for a heavier cream, reach for Clinique Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate. Use it on it's own if it works for you or layer it under moisturiser. And if you're putting makeup on top, it will stay put all day, instead of your skin absorbing the water in your foundation and leaving you patchy.

It costs £34/$39 and is available at Clinique here.