Newest Review: ... two moisturisers without success and then someone recommended this one to me. So I trotted off to my clinique counter and got a sample ... more
A moisturiser that is supposed to actually decelerate ageing!
Clinique Youth Surge Day SPF15 Moisturiser
Member Name: daniella2202
Clinique Youth Surge Day SPF15 Moisturiser
Advantages: Prevents ageing from occuring
Disadvantages: None so far!
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.
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.
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!
Summary: A moisturiser that helps to decelerate ageing!