Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask - Review

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (available here) - $32

A creamy, oil-free facial mask that helps skin drink deep overnight for a soft, dewy glow by morning.  This rich, penetrating night mask helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture, building reserves for tomorrow. Recommended for all skin types, it soothes and nourishes to help skin stay hydrated all night long, allowing you to wake up to soft, dewy, glowing skin.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask - Review
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask

We have pretty tame weather out here in California, but I amn't really a winter person, and there has never been a day in the past 3-4 months when I haven't had the heater on in my room/house.  While I have been sitting all warm and toasty indoors, my skin has been paying the price with the low humidity in the air making it go really, really dry.  My skin type is oily-combination, so you might think that being dry should be a welcome break - and it was for a while - but after about a month or so the dry lines on my forehead were starting to look just as bad as the blemishes (strangely, all the dryness in the world doesn't stop the pimples!).  No amount of moisturizer was helping, and in desperation I turned to Clinique, and that's how I started using the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask Dry Skincare Indian Blog Makeup Beauty Review Ingredients How to Use Apply

How to Use the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:  This is a bit different from what I am generally used to.  The Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask  is a thick, creamy, mask that as the name implies is left on overnight.  I do my regular night-time face cleaning and then apply this mask, dotting quite a liberal/scary amount all over my skin and massaging it into the skin, and then I go off to sleep.  Just like that - no peeling, scrubbing, washing, tissue off, nothing.  Rather than calling it a mask, I should just call it my night cream.

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask Dry Skincare Indian Blog Makeup Beauty Review Ingredients How to Use Apply

The texture is slightly thick and it does feel quite heavy and almost greasy, especially since I apply a LOTof it, but I don't bother tissue-ing of any excess.  By morning, all of it is completely absorbed (no doubt, some amount does get transferred on to my pillow if I sleep right away), and I noticed a difference in my skin from the very first time I used this mask.  No more dryness, my skin looks healthy and well-moisturized but without any added oiliness, and I have not had a single breakout because of this.  It's very rarely that I stick to any kind of a skincare routine, but I have been so impressed with this mask that I have been using it every single day for more than a month now!

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask Dry Skincare Indian Blog Makeup Beauty Review Ingredients How to Use Apply

I love the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask so much that I already have a backup, but is this the right product for you?  My vague theory on how this mask works is that it uses a combination of hydrating, nourishing ingredients like mango oil, shea butter, etc., to moisturize the skin and a barrier agent like dimethicone to form a protective layer over the skin to prevent moisture loss.  If like me, you have issues with the weather/lack of humidity in the air drying out your skin, this just might work for you too.  On the other hand, if your skin is always/naturally dry (not related to weather) or if you are looking to erase lines that have been around for a while now or are looking for antiageing/wrinkle-reversing effects, this might not be the product for you.  And no, this is not going to whiten/lighten/brighten/detan your face.  Hope that helps!

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask - Ingredients

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask Dry Skincare Indian Blog Makeup Beauty Review Ingredients How to Use Apply
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Face Mask - Ingredients

Overall, the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is a fabulous product for skin that needs a moisture boost.  It is easy to use - no washing off needed - and while I have acne-prone, sensitive skin, I haven't had breakouts or sensitivity issues with this product.  Another plus point - I have been using generous amounts of this mask every day for more than a month now, and I still haven't finished the first tube that I bought - so you definitely do get a lot of product for the money.

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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2
Clinique Derma White Super City Block (SPF 40/PA++)
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19 comments:

  1. Hi Radhika ... how have you been??

    This does seem very effective. Will definitely give it a try... :D

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    1. Hii Eesha! Been/still busy with work :) I am not sure if this is available in India, though, and if you stay in an area with a lot of humidity, this might not make much of a difference..

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    2. I know Radhika... it has started getting warmer, read hot, here. But continuous exposure to AC dehydrates the skin. If not everyday, but twise-thrice a week should be great. This will be more helpful for me during winters.

      Have you tried Clarins Hydraquench mask... I used a sample recently, it's tooooo good. You should try it once, at least a sample to start with. :-)

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    3. AC does dehydrate the skin! I definitely will give the Clarins Hydraquench mask a try..hope I get lucky with the samples..15 mL is quite a reasonable amount, isn't it?

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    4. Yeah... 15ml is quite reasonable to try a new product.

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  2. sounds great Radhika... i have oily skin, but this winters, it turned combination... now that summers are here, its back to oily :(
    will keep this one in mind for the next winters.
    and as usual, nice pics :)

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  3. Thanks, Ritu! Have you tried the Turnaround Mask by Clinique? I was actually recommended that one when I was in India - my skin was quite oily then, and the Clinique SA said that would be perfect for me, but I didn't want to spend too much without a sample/return option :(

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    1. My skin is just the same - going from dry to oily depending on the temperature!

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  4. I stay in Mumbai which has a terribly humid climate, so this product won't work for me. Also, I have oily and acne-prone skin. But my body skin is very dry for which I use coconut oil based creams. As coconut oil penetrates deep into the skin leaving it nourished and glowing, it works well for my skin.

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    1. Me toooooo - face is oily and acne-prone and superdry skin. Totally agree with you on the coconut oil. It's really the best for dry skin, isn't it?

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  5. Loved the review Rads.....Had I known earlier, i.e. during winters, I would have tried it because my Combi-Oily skin had dry patches during winters, and lines on the forehead just like you mentioned... Will try this one next winters now :))

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    1. I also didn't know about this all winter..I got it in January, I think, and it's not really all that very cold any more here - though, there are places in the US with snowstorms but here it's all sunny and bright! Next winter I also will be stocking up on this :D

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  6. This sounds like a great thing for the winter time! Will have to keep it in mind for next year, although really, it hasn't warmed up that much here yet :P

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  7. You can add it on to the list for one of the Sephora sales in time for next winter :D

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  8. Was thinking about this.... would it work on spot application for patches of dry skin? I have oily skin except for a few patches

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    1. I suppose it would..I have used it all over my face only..never as a spot application :)

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  9. rads me just readddddd me wnat so spensive but!!!!!!! and i love these kind of masks its like u put them on and they do some magic overnight. I have same skin type as yours and i well know how cali was when i was there. hai ram!

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  10. Heheheee Raunak!!! Your comments are all safe and sound..sorry I was busy cleaning up the room and didn't notice the comment sitting in moderation :D

    Ya it is expensive - I keep telling myself I am not getting any facial or even one haircut, so I can spend that money on this :D :D But it does last a long time, and I am soooo happy my face is looking normal hoooman kinds now - it was really bad condition in between :(

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