Happy Hump Day, my gorgeous readers. After that intense heart to heart on Monday, I thought I’d switch back to a lighter post. Not light as in light moisturizer of course. Those who regularly read will be familiar with the fact that I have finicky adult acne and that the treatments I use dry out my skin. Well, I think I found the answer for flaky skin.
Meet Clinique Moisture Surge Intense for dry to very dry skin. This gel-cream hybrid works to moisturize my dry patches without clogging my pores.
How I Use It: Clinique actually has two different moisture surge formulas. I picked the one that was more hydrating, which means it’s a little much to use twice a day every day like a normal moisturizer. Instead I use it as a night cream and in the morning I use Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Then I go over any patches that are still dry with a little bit of the moisture surge.
Pros: My skin is absolutely flake free after using this product, something I never thought would happen. My pores remain unclogged. I think my skin has finally found a proper moisture balance. It hasn’t felt this nice since I was a teenager. As far as effectiveness goes, this is the best. Also, a little bit goes a long way as far as application.
Cons: There is a strong chemical scent when opening this jar. Price is also a bit on the expensive side, but might be worth it if nothing else works to hydrate your skin. Finally, I purchased this before doing my homework. While Clinique did not test on animals 10 years ago, they do now.
Price: $37.00 for 1.7 oz or $49.50 for 2.5 oz.
So what do you think, my readers? Will you be giving this product a go?