Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief: ($34/$46.50 for 1.7 oz/2.5 oz)
Positives: This contains high amounts of the humectant glycerin, which will serve to attract water to the epidermis. This also contains high amounts of the antioxidants birch extract, silymarin-rich lady’s thistle, and polyphenol-rich green tea. There are moderate amounts of several water-binding agents such as urea, sorbitol, lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, aloe vera, and caffeine, the latter two of which also act as anti-inflammatories. Finally, there are low amounts of vitamin E and palmitoyl oligopeptide, which in vitro, have been shown to stimulate collagen in human fibroblasts. Topically however, its effects are unknown. Even if they do penetrate all way to the base of the dermis, physical changes will only manifest after long periods of consistent use. This probably isn’t worth mentioning but there is a dusting of vitamin C present. Also note that a form of yeast is present. For a more detailed discussion of yeasts, click here.
Packaging: The jar packaging makes me so sad!
Overall: I would so recommend this if it wasn’t packaged in a jar! Not only does it contain great ingredients, but it also has the most divine texture that I’ve ever experienced in a skin care product! I’ve tried many, and nothing seems to top its gel-like, elegantly silky texture that’s out of this world. This product can be used for all skin types except for those at the ends (very dry or oily) of the spectrum.
If packaged in a JAR: PS = [[[PIS – 0] x WIC] + [TPS x WPC]] x 100%
PS = [[9/10 x 2/3] + [1/3 x 1/3]] x 100%
PS = [18/30 + 1/9] x 100%
PS = [54/90 + 10/90] x 100%
PS = 64/90 x 100%
PS = .711 x 100%
PS = 71.1%
AS = C-
If packaged in a PUMP BOTTLE or TUBE: PS = [[[PIS – 0] x WIC] + [TPS x WPC]] x 100%
PS = [[9/10 x 2/3] + [3/3 x 1/3]] x 100%
PS = [18/30 + 3/9] x 100%
PS = [54/90 + 30/90] x 100%
PS = 84/90 x 100%
PS = .933 x 100%
PS = 93.3%
AS = A
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Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (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 Oligopeptide, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Peg-8, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Red 4 , Yellow 5.