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Kahani has reviewed Moisture Surge before but the stuff is so good for my oily-dry skin, I think it deserves a second review of its own.
I wasn't madly in love with Moisture Surge when I first got it. It was nice to use, sunk in quickly and did everything a moisturiser was supposed to do. The only difference between this and Garnier's Aqua Defense Essence Moisturiser was that Moisture Surge didn't break me out. Then, I happened to meet a Clinique SA from a different counter.
"Oily-dry skin?" she asked. "Try using double the amount you usually use. In fact, massage it in until your skin can't absorb anymore."
I blinked. Ookay.
That night, I took her advice: I streamed a couple of face massage videos on Youtube and sat down with a pot of Moisture Surge.
I patted, I stroked, I tapped, I kneaded. It took four applications before my skin finally had enough.
My skin was glowing and hydrated when I woke up. No fine lines, my pimples had subsided and I didn't have to blot all day.
That was a month ago. Since then, I have been using a walnut-sized application both day and night. My skin is much better. I have less breakouts, less oil on my face, less lines and my skin is glowing even after 3 hours of sleep. I love it and will never go without again.
Unfortunately, this means that my Moisture Surge depletes quite quickly. I go through about 15 ml a week so a full 50ml pot lasts for less than a month. Hopefully I will use less as my skin's moisture levels slowly normalise.
Oily-dry skin types, take note.
Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief retails at RM160 for 50ml. There's also a larger 75ml version available (pictured on the left) for about RM200+. So far, I have only seen the 75ml version at airports and as part of travel exclusive packs. The wee 15 ml pot is a sample from my local Clinique counter.