When I came back from my travels in May, I got really sick – a fever and a cold. My skin was parched from being physically dehydrated, and my nose got all red and flaky from sneezing so much. Thank god I also came home to a super fun PR package from Clinique – this Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate was exactly what my skin needed at the time.
When you’re sick, you don’t want to put on a rich moisturizer because it can feel extra thick and gross. What this concentrate had done for my skin was that it delivered a surge of hydration without the heaviness. It has a very light water-gel texture that applies and glides smoothly across the skin, and it makes my skin feel plump and hydrated in just a few minutes!
As you can see, it comes with a pump so thumbs up for being sanitary! What I like to do is I apply my toner first, serum second, and this concentrate third. I normally go in with 1-1.5 pumps for my entire face and neck, but when I do have extra dry patches, I’ll go in and add a second layer on just those areas. One thing that some people might not like about this product is that it feels a little bit sticky when it dries. But personally I don’t mind it because I always go in with my daily sunscreen to finish off my routine.
I like to use this concentrate in the morning because it is so light and it absorbs into the skin so quickly. It also gives my skin a plumper, smoother, and more supple look right away, which is amazing for makeup application! My foundation always glides on more smoothly when I have this as a base, and my makeup tends to last a little longer as well since I don’t get as oily as I normally do. I have recently started taking spin classes regularly, and apparently your skin loses almost a full litre of water from a 45-minute workout. So every time after a spin class, I need this concentrate for that burst of hydration!
What I also love about this concentrate is that it is formulated with this fancy technology called Liquid-Sphere. The water-binding agents lock in hydration and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier, while delaying signs of aging – which means that it helps to break the cycle of dryness and environmental stress that can lead to premature aging. I was told that once you turn 25, your skin will only go downhill… So I need all the anti-aging properties there is!
After trying this product for a few weeks while having dry skin, combo skin, and back to oily skin, I truly believe it works with all skin types. And I think this is something I’m going to use throughout the summer! Check out this Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate ($46) at Sephora, Shoppers, Hudson’s Bay, and on the Clinique website, and if you do try it out, let me know how you like it!