Beauty Buzz: Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense

Where are my Clinique fans at? I know you’re a loyal bunch. And if you’re one of them, then you probably already know about this amazing facial moisturizer.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator ($36) is a tall drink of water for your skin. Seriously. It literally feels hydrating when you’re applying it. I will tell you I have combination skin. That means it’s oily in some areas and dry in others. This is ideally for Very Dry to Dry and Dry Combination skin types. If you have oily skin, then this is not for you.

“Rich, oil-free cream-gel instantly rehydrates. Skin stays comfortably plumped, even 24 hours after you put it on. Daily use helps fortify and repair skin’s moisture barrier to keep moisture in, environmental irritants out. Better barrier, happier skin.” –

I applied this moisturizer on my face after getting out of the shower, because that’s when my face feels the driest. You only need a small amount for the entire face. It’s very light and leaves the skin feeling dewy. I will admit, because of my skin type and the oily areas of my face, I can’t wear this under my foundation during warmer weather. My forehead will get oilier than usual. This just goes to prove it’s for skins on the drier side and my skin during the winter. I love using it when I know I’m staying in for the day and not applying makeup.

Do you have dry skin? Have you tried Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator? What do you think?


  • What I love about this product as opposed to other products is that it moisturizes without being heavy or leaving a film I can feel an hour later.