May 15, 2010

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Cream/Gel

Clinique, one of Estee Lauder's many brands, is not my first brand of choice. I've tried numerous products that have caused me breakouts. That being said, one thing I love about Clinique is the scent. Their products are not scented but most of them have a very distinct Clinique scent. I was bought a jar of Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Cream/Gel as a gift.

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Cream/Gel has absolutely no scent whatsoever. It has a pink, thick, gel-like texture. It easily spreads and absorbs fairly quickly but leaves the skin a bit sticky for a few minutes. This product is designed for dry skin, yet, it is not the least bit greasy, and dries matte. Reapplication throughout the day can result in the product balling up if too much is used and it is not rubbed in well. My skin is left feeling very fresh and hydrated but not oily. I am surprised by how much I like this product.

This is a simple product, while it has many beneficial ingredients, it has a rather short ingredients list which may mean this is a good product for those who have very sensitive skin that reacts to everything. The ingredients include aloe, peptides, and vitamin C.

Available in a jar in two sizes, 1.7 or 2.5 ounces it retails for either $34.00 or $46.50 at most Clinique counters or from the Clinique website.

Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Birch Bark Extract, Ladys Thistle Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Sucrose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Trehalose, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sorbitol, Oleth-10, Tromethamine, Caffeine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Palmitoyl Olgiopeptide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Peg-8, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Magnesuim Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140).

May 1, 2010

Estee Lauder Daywear Plus Creme for Normal/Combination Skin

Interested in trying new products, I have looked to Estee Lauder since I currently use their Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex serum.

I received a sample of Estee Lauder Daywear Plus Creme SPF 15 for normal/combination skin. The pale green creme is rather thick and with a fresh, light, cucumber scent. The scent does linger and fragrance is really rather unnecessary in a skin care product, so is color, but the fragrance is pleasant enough. I much prefer unscented products with no added color.

This creme, being so rich, requires very little in order to get good coverage. It is a tad on the oily side, which most products with chemical sunscreens are, but it dries down to a slightly matte finish. It is slightly slow to absorb, but I found that by massaging it in just a bit longer seems to help. I find that if I allow my Advanced Night Repair to fully absorb before I apply the Daywear Plus it is less oily than if I apply them one right after the other.

This product feels luxurious on the skin, and for the price, it should! But it is a very nice, award winning moisturizer, that seems to have quite a following. It is available in a creme for dry skin, one for normal/combination skin, a lotion for oily skin, a tinted version, and a SPF 30 version.

It is available at most finer department stores or from the Estee Lauder website. It costs $39.50 for a 1.7 ounce jar or bottle.

Ingredients: Currently unavailable

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