Early this year, Clinique launched their Youth Surge Night moisturizer. I’d always had a love-hate relationship with Clinique skincare. Their 3 step programme does not agree well with me. But I’ve had great success with Moisture Surge and with their Superdefense night cream.
So trying the Youth Surge Night moisturizer was a bit like playing roulette – I wasn’t sure if it was going break me out or if my skin would like it. Happily enough, it fell into the latter category. I’d just run out of night cream when I started using this way back in January 2010.
3 months later, I’m still on it and I’m only about 1/4 of the way through because you only use a little. The cream is thick but not oily and you only need a pea sized amount all over your face.
As you can see from the picture above, mine is for dry/combination skin which works really well for me. It does not make my skin oily and absorbs well after a little while, leaving my skin feeling soft.
It must be borne in mind that I sleep in an air conditioned room so when I wake up, and I don’t see dry skin or lines, and have skin that is smooth to the touch, its a good cream for me 😛
There is no fragrance which is really great. However, there is a slight metallic smell – does not bug me. Clinique says their cream is formulated with Sirtuin technology to fortify the skin at night, and collagen to plump up skin. Not having discernable sagging skin (and bearing in mind that Dior One Essential serum is still firmly entrenched in my skincare routine) I cannot tell you if my skin is any firmer than it was before.
All I can say is that my skin feels and looks great in the morning which is all that matters to me at the end of the day.
A 50ml tub of Clinique Youth Surge Night moisturizer retails at RM180 at all Clinique counters. Clinique Youth Surge also comes in a day cream with SPF15. I don’t consider this one expensive because you only use it once a day and a tub can last you at least 6-8 months – yay!
Pros: No scent, Skin looks and feels smooth in the morning, Not expensive when you break it down
Cons: Some may consider it expensive, Slight metallic scent may bug some
I believe Clinique had a sampling drive early this year of this cream. Did you manage to get a sample to try? I suppose you could ask at the counter if they have anymore samples. Have you tried Youth Surge and if you have, do you like it? 🙂