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Clinique Youth Surge SPF15 Moisturizer Combination Oily/Oily Skin

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Brand: Clinique / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / UV Protection Factor: SPF 15 / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Moisturizes, / Gender: Ladies

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      23.02.2014 18:26
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      nice enough, buy when there is a beauty event

      i quite like clinique products and am lucky that my friend buys her foundation from them but never bothers with the free gift so I always get it. (Where possible I go with her and pick the one I want out of what is available.
      Clinique is quite high range and can be expensive -to buy this tub costs around £40

      **Packaging**
      Mine was a sample (surprise! I think if I ever review something that I have paid full price for I will shock people).It came in a little round green pot and contained 7 ml. What I like about these sample sizes is that they are generous enough to last at least a week and great for taking on holidays as a travel item..

      **Product range**
      This comes in 4 different types:
      Dry Combination Skin Types 30ml
      Very Dry to Dry Skin Types 50ml
      Dry Combination Skin Types 50ml
      Combination Oily Skin Types 50ml
      The one I am reviewing is the dry combination. Normally in this range I buy very dry to dry but this was free so cant complain.


      **In use**
      The first thing I noticed is that it contains spf 15 making it suitable for summer months as well.
      To apply all you do is put a little of the cream on your finger and rub into your face.A little bit seems to go a long way . After applying my skin feels moisturised but unlike others I have tried recently my skin doesn't look like it has been applied at all. I would say that this has a matte look to it and doesn't have a glowy look at all.
      This does say that it is anti ageing however my skin doesn't have any wrinkles etc yet and I am slightly under the recommended age for this.
      I have very dry skin so did use this twice a day , everyday but I think people with less dry skin would get away with using it every other day.
      I know not everyone likes products that have a smell- this does have a clinique smell to it when you open the pot but it disappears very quickly and is not that srong.

      Overall Im not sure if I would recommend just due to the price. Its a nice enough product and can often be picked up when there is a beauty event on.

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        03.08.2011 13:16

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        A fab moisturiser that suits my skin to a tee, even though it is a bit expensive

        If you've been following my reviews you will see that I am now reviewing my third Clinique moisturiser. The difference this time is that this is going to be a positive review. So I'd been through the other two moisturisers without success and then someone recommended this one to me. So I trotted off to my clinique counter and got a sample to try and I have to say it's fantastic.

        It has various different options depending on your skin and I tried the dry/combination version. The cream itself was almost too runny, but it was absorbed easily into my skin and I didn't need as much as I would usually use of my old moisturiser. It didn't irritate my ezcema prone sensitive skin and didn't bring me out in spots and it left my weird dry bits nicely moisturised.

        The other added bonus of this is that it has SPF15 which if you've read any other of my reviews is also important for my pale skin (I really do sound like a mess, don't i?).

        Anyway I was suitably impressed to buy the full sized version, which costs £28.50 for 30ml, and I'm still using it now, so there's a bit thumbs up from me.

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        01.08.2011 23:18
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        It seems to work, or is at least much better than anything I have used before!

        Clinique is one of my favourite make-up brands but I have not really tried many of their moisturising products before I came across this one, the Clinique Youth Surge Day SPF15 moisturiser. I tend to use whatever moisturisers I get for Christmas if I am honest but have recently started to really try and look after my skin. I do not feel like I really need an anti-ageing moisturiser right now but the 'age decelerating' label on this really intrigued me.

        The product comes in a small circular tub with screw on lid to keep the inside contents safe (which you definitely want with a product this price!). The top is a metallic silver shade and the bottom of the tub is a frosted white colour and is made of a very sturdy glass.

        The product comes in four different skin varieties;

        Dry Combination Skin Types 30ml
        Very Dry to Dry Skin Types 50ml
        Dry Combination Skin Types 50ml
        Combination Oily Skin Types 50ml

        The key selling point of this moisturiser is that it is intended to reduce the appearance of ageing and slow down any signs of it such as wrinkles and fine lines. It is inspired by Sirtuin technology, which are a group of proteins which basically regulate biological pathways in bacterias, archaea and eukaryotes. Sirtuins have also been linked to stress resistance and energy efficiency.

        As well as this the moisturiser contains SPF15, which Clinique have started to include in a lot of their skin care products. This along with the Sirtuin technology helps to protect the face from harmful environmental elements we all incur in everyday life.

        This for starters is a great choice of skin types available, for myself, I went for the combination oily skin type product, this is a 50ml tub of skin cream. The moisturiser is a bright white cream with a very glossy or almost oily appearance. It is a reasonably thick consistency but very pliable and easy to apply. To apply you simply take a small amount of the cream onto your fingertip, about a broad bean size amount and rub into your face. The cream is very easily absorbed into my skin and immediately feels like it having a firming effect on my face, which is quite impressive! It dries very quickly and so I find it best to use in the morning after showing and just before applying my make-up.

        After over a month of using this cream I am pretty impressed with the feel and condition of my skin, it not only feels moisturised but particularly firm and conditioned. I tend to use this every couple of days rather than everyday, with my cheaper 'normal' moisturisers filling in the gaps, not only due to the price tag but I do think it is slightly unnecessary to use it every day as a stand alone product.

        I would recommend this to anyone who is slightly worried about ageing or for someone who wants a really well made product that gives good results. As mentioned I do not think it would be necessary to use this everyday but that is my own opinion, a few applications a week I find sufficient myself.

        The price is £39 for a 50ml tub, which I find quite shocking, but I intend to make it last and so far it is going a long way so taking that into account I shouldn't be buying more than two or three a year.

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        13.06.2011 15:09
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        not one I would recommend

        I have tried many moisturisers and anti-aging creams, lotions and potions but have yet to find a product that actually DOES help refine lines, creases and wrinkles. I have purchased cheaper ones through to expensive ones yet still I am seduced by the claims that there is a moisturiser out there that will make me look younger/ prevent me looking even older. Now, at the ripe old age of 58, I forthwith declare that no longer will I waste my money!

        The 30ml tub I have looks slightly different from the one in the Dooyoo photo because it has a pale green top although it is the same product. It should have cost around £30 but luckily I was given one and I understand that there is also a 50ml tub which costs around £50.

        Clinique describe this cream as an 'age-decelerating moisturiser' and mine is the one for dry/combination skin.

        It contains sirtuin technolgy - apparently sirtuins are actually proteins which are said to protect cells from stress and damage. There is no information about the other ingredients unfortunately and the term 'patented technology' unfortunately does not enlighten me. I DO like to know what is going into my skin so I think Clinique should have been more open about the ingredients.

        The screw on top is easy to open and close plus it does not get clogged up and the white cream comes up almost to the top of the perspex tub. It tells me it has SPF 15, has been allergy tested and is fragrance-free (?)

        Although it claims to be fragrance-free I can detect a rather unpleasant smell each time I use this moisturiser which seems to linger for an hour or so. I cannot quite put my finger on the smell but plastic/feta cheese comes to mind. The cream itself is lovely to use and you only need a tiny bit to completely cover the face and neck area. It is not greasy and absorbs well but unfortunately it leaves a shiny effect on my face so I need to still use a primer then foundation.

        To be honest I am still awaiting results even after using this Youth Surge for nearly 3 months now. My skin feels the same as it does having used other less expensive anti-aging moisturisers. Results probably vary considerably and maybe this is intended for the younger market but I'm afraid I could not recommend it if only because of the smell.


        Sorry Clinique, I like quite a few of your products, but not this one so I am just awarding 1 star.

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          24.05.2011 13:22

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          Lovely product, a real treat to use.

          I bought this product initially as I don't like using sun creams on my face, even those designed for the face I find greasy and give me spots. This has SPF 15 in so I figured I could use it instead. I used it recently in Australia where the sun was very strong and it protected my skin from any sun burn, although it is probably not recommended as a replacement for sun cream. I now use SPF 15 on my face every day, to protect against ageing and damage.

          In my view this product is a total luxury, I love the feel of it on my skin, it is creamy and non greasy and feels really lovely to apply. It left my skin feeling really well nourished and soft, and did not give spots which some creams do. I feel like it is a real treat. At the price of it, it should be! It is more expensive than other similar products, which i have also tried. However, this is my favourite, it feels like a real luxury cream.

          I highly recommend this cream. However, I think it is very pricey, more than I would usually spend for a day cream.

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          09.05.2011 18:49
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          An excellent moisturiser, which I will continue to use.

          When my daughter presented me with a pot of this moisturiser by Clinique as a gift, my eyes were instantly drawn to the words "youth surge" written underneath the Clinique brand name on the front. After raising an eyebrow jokingly and asking if she now felt I needed anti-aging products etc, she quickly pointed out that she knew I would say that and explained that this product was in fact designed to slow down the appearance of aging before it begins, so that let her nicely off the hook...

          Of course I am not kidding myself that wrinkles won't be appearing soon and I actually count myself very lucky that up to now I don't really have anything other than a couple of fine lines.
          I must admit I have been particularly keen to try a Clinique moisturiser, as Clinique is a brand I hear good things about but it has always been out of my price range and therefore I was glad to receive this as a gift. Whilst I always use a daily moisturiser and think it is important to do so, I simply could not justify shelling out nearly £30 for a 30ml tub of moisturiser, which is how much this particular moisturiser retails at.

          Clinique Youth Surge Day SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser is available for different skin types and the one I received has been developed for dry/combination skin, which suits me perfectly. I have always had combination skin but find as I am getting older that the skin on my face has became increasingly dry and less oily than it used to be. If I don't use a moisturiser my face feels tight and dry which I really hate, so I always ensure I use a moisturiser each day as the skin on my face looks and feels much better for doing so.

          This moisturiser has been inspired by Sirtuin technology and also has SPF protection. The moisturiser is designed to helps minimise the look of lines and wrinkles and strengthen the skin's resistance to the environment. In short, the idea is that by using this moisturiser you will look younger, for longer. Now how exactly you can prove you looked younger for longer by using this product, I have no idea. However, it sounds good in theory and at the end of the day I personally don't expect 'miracles' from moisturisers. As long as it moisturises and suits my skin type, as well as being a nice product to use then that'll do for me.

          The moisturiser itself is very light to use and has a more watery look than most moisturisers I have experience of. Going by its consistency and appearance, I wondered if it would feel greasy or be difficult to absorb, but I was wrong on both counts.
          The first time I applied this to my face I think maybe I used a little too much, applying the amount I usually would when using my usual moisturiser. The next day I applied a smaller amount and found that a little goes a long way and you don't actually use much of this product in comparison to what you may normally use with other brands and products.
          It absorbs and blends really easily into my skin and after using only a tiny amount, my skin feels moisturised and soft. It also doesn't leave me with a shiny face, which is something I have experienced when using one or two other moisturisers in the past.
          It is certainly the lightest moisturiser I can recall using and after applying this to my face, my skin doesn't feel clogged with product or greasy and therefore I find it is also an ideal base for applying foundation.

          I have been using this for quite some time now and am really happy with it. I have come round to the way of thinking that yes it is expensive, but it actually lasts a long time, so really the price isn't too bad all things considered. I think you'd be forgiven for looking at the size of the pot and the price and thinking that it is not worth the money, but when you actually come to use it you realise that it really lasts a long time, as well as being a great product.
          I have been using this every day for over three months and still have plenty left, so really it's not bad at all.

          As I mentioned earlier, I have no idea whether or not this moisturiser is keeping me looking younger for longer, but I am more than happy with the results after using it. My skin tends to feel moisturised for longer and doesn't actually feel as dry as it used to and that must be down to applying this every day. Even when using other moisturisers, they may leave my skin on my face feeling moisturised but the next morning it would feel quite dry in places, so the fact my skin feels moisturised for longer when using this is a bonus for me.

          I do now think that this product is worth investing in and although it seems a lot to pay out for a moisturiser, I think I will definitely splash the cash and purchase this again when I have used it all.
          I never thought I would say this, but I have been converted and am now a fan of this Clinique product.

          Clinique Youth Surge Day SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free.

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            13.07.2010 13:27
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            A moisturiser that helps to decelerate ageing!

            Youth Surge Day SPF15 Age Decelerating Moisturiser

            If you have started wondering when you should start using anti- ageing products, then this is the product for you. It is a product that is advertised as AGE DECELERATING or even De-Ageing. Yes it actually helps to prevent and slow down your skin from ageing before it has begun. It uses something called Sirtuin technology in order to do this. But Clinique is not the first to use this technology, Avon and Estee Lauder also have.

            ***What is Sirtuin Technology?***

            Sirtuins are proteins which are seen as a breakthrough for anti-ageing. Sirtuins protect cells from DNA damage and stress. As well as renewing cells which have already aged to become revitalised again, repairing cell damage. It prevents cells from dying (which causes lines and wrinkles) helping them to survive.
            This moisturiser also contains SPF 15 to protect the skin from further damage and premature ageing. (There is also Youth Surge Night Moisturiser to pair with the day moisturiser).

            Once again like most of Clinique's moisturisers Youth Surge comes in the 3 main skin types:

            * Very dry to dry = dry all over
            * Dry combination = dry cheeks and oily t-zone
            * Oily combination = Oily t-zone and comfortable cheeks (comfortable just means a good balance of oil and water)

            Dry combination and Oily combination are both oil free.

            ***Prices***

            It comes in two sizes:
            * 30ml = £28.00
            * 50ml = £38.00

            ***How I came to buying this***

            Well if you have read any of my other reviews you'll have seen that I do like to buy quite expensive beauty products... I'd rather spend my money on these than shoes, handbags and clothes... even food! I am a bit obsessed.

            So I was walking through Debenhams and I was about to buy my regular Clinique Superdefense Age Defense Moisturiser SPF25, and then I saw the advertisement for this new one. The advertisement involved what I have shown in the photo I have added (a Slider turtle whose age is nearly 60 but looks closer to 30). Straight when the Clinique lady started to explain this to me, I did laugh out loud thinking she was joking, but she wasn't, which I found out from her very stern face which did worry me slightly. So from there on in the conversation I too had to act very serious! So what I think she meant from the turtle is that the Clinique scientists of this new moisturiser wanted the same for people. For people to reach a certain age but still look miles younger. I have to say it sounds a little too much like a miracle to me. But it was a similar price to my regular one so I thought well I'll try this one instead.

            ***How it feels***

            It felt very similar to my regular moisturiser, I bought the dry/combination version and it didn't feel too light or too heavy....just right. My skin wasn't sensitive to it and it didn't bring me up in spots which is always a plus.

            ***Results***

            Well to be honest if you start using this at a young age when exactly are you supposed to find out whether it is working for you? Their advertisement shows 60 years old. So I would be waiting a good 40 years to find out if I look 30 when I am 60. So I guess the only way I will find out is if I start getting lines and wrinkles at a young age to know that it is not working. It is a little bit like Michael Macintyre's joke about his wife wanting a very expensive miracle cream. He asked her what it was for and she said "it will prevent me looking older Michael". He said "well I will take it back in how ever many years time with the receipt if you don't stay looking young and explain that the screwed up receipt looks better than my wife's face and demand my money back." ... Obviously I don't have the flair of Michael Macintyre in his joke telling, but it was very funny and it does remind me of this moisturiser.

            I guess this moisturiser is best for someone in their early 30s. Clinique's Superdefense moisturiser that I have reviewed not too long ago is probably for someone up till they are 30. But what puzzles me is that if this Youth Surge moisturiser slows down ageing preventing it from occurring and if everybody bought this and it worked, then there would be nobody to buy Clinique's more advanced anti -ageing moisturisers for people's skin that had already aged to repair it... if that makes sense. But I still don't believe that any miracle creams have yet to be created! Perhaps in 10 or 20 years time.

            ***Would I recommend it?***

            I would recommend it... there is no harm in wanting to look young as long as possible. But if in 40 years time my face has every line and wrinkle possible then I would rate the product very differently!

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            Clinique 'Youth Surge' SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer combines Sirtuin technology with Clinique science to create a daily moisturizer formulated with youth-extending agents. Lines and wrinkles are minimized to restore plump, and youthful looking skin. Skin obtains a long-lasting look of youth.