Life is like a coin they say, it has its two sides, the head and the tail, the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly, the yin and the yang. The product I am about to review today unfolded its two sides to me too. Here is a review of the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is a creamy moisturiser that hydrates the skin from deep within while you sleep. It is from Clinique’s Moisture Surge range that promises to be oil-free and one that ‘quenches the skin’s thirst’ like none other. The texture is creamy but very light at the same time, it penetrates the skin quickly rendering the skin soft to touch.
I bought this mask (or moisturiser as we shall call it) in October last year. My skin is acne prone and sensitive and to me this looked like the ideal moisturiser to be used before bed, hydrating, oil free and nourishing. However, it broke me out badly. I continued to use it till the mid of December to give it a chance and let my skin get used it to it. But it never worked for me. The moisturiser did nourish the skin as promised, the skin would feel supple to touch in the morning but with acne popping out faster than I could imagine. I finally gave it up and requested my husband to use it (cause he does not have sensitive skin like I do and plus this is an expensive product). But he started breaking out as well and we called it quits.
After discontinuing this product for about 20 days now, my skin is returning back to normal. Of course I have a lot of acne scarring now but have no active break outs any more. I have switched to the Simple Kind to Skin Night Cream and my face is feeling a lot better. Plus the facial cleanser from Burst of Happyness, reviewed here, is also helping a lot along with a facial oil from the same brand.
Usually, I do not do negative reviews on my blog, but throwing this word of caution felt important to me for Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is expensive as I said. It retails for Rs 2950 for 100 ml. And since for almost a decade now, I have worked hard to keep my acne at bay, getting them back was more than a nightmare. However, a point to note is that Clinque’s Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief worked fine for me in the past. It never broke me out, but again it was gel based and therefore perhaps suited my skin better.
However, I have also read rave reviews about the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask and there are many women across the globe who love it. So my best guess is that it may work for you if you do not have acne prone skin or have dry mature skin that is not prone to breakouts.
Let me know in the comments below if the same has ever happened to you specially when a product claims to be oil free, allergy tested and suitable for all skin types. I will see you in my next post on Friday, until then stay tuned and do not forget to participate in the giveaway which is open till January 24th.
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