Supercharged is the perfect way to describe the Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate, a water-gel hydrating serum suitable for all skin types. Ingredients like activated aloe water and everyone’s favorite, hyaluronic acid, pack a punch to provide lasting hydration that “helps break the cycle of dryness and environmental stress that can lead to premature aging.” Yes, please.
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Tested December 2020
Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate is worth every penny. It’s an excellent hydrator that can easily be incorporated into any skincare routine. That may be all some of you need to know, but allow me to expand upon why this lightweight gel is such a winner.
According to the brand, its “Liquid-Sphere™ Technology combines water-binding ingredients with encapsulated antioxidants” that keep skin plump and moisturized. I have normal to dry skin that becomes extra tight and a little flaky as the California winter months become particularly dry and the humidity drops. During these times, the Clinique Moisture Surge concentrate is a hydrating lifeline.
One generous pump of this clear serum leaves no residue on the skin after it absorbs. The application instructions encourage use on clean skin morning and night, and I generally apply this after my eye cream and before a moisturizer. I have also mixed a pump of this into a moisturizer that wasn’t quite hydrating enough in order to use it up. It works well both ways, making this a multi-tasker that can enhance other products with its hydrating properties or be used on its own as a serum.
Clinique’s Moisture Surge line is solid overall, and includes a few different products that I really like, but I find this is the best of the bunch. I love that it has no fragrance and the applicator is mess free, easy to use and ensures you get every last drop out of the bottle because there’s a little plug of sorts that pumps up from the bottom. I have never experienced any skin irritation using this, and I can easily move it in and out of my skincare routine as needed without any problems.
I always apply this concentrate in addition to a traditional moisturizer, so it’s not a replacement for that product in my skincare regimen. As a hydrating booster, it provides instant moisture relief with no drawbacks. I’ve used it for years now, and wholeheartedly recommend it.