Mask Monday: Clinique Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm
Moisture Surge is by far my most favourite skincare range from Clinique, as it’s so perfect for tricky skin like mine. It’s an ever-expanding range of products that help with all the issues associated with dehydration, yet there are few ingredients that are likely to upset spot-prone skin types, so they’re perfect for extremely combination skin like mine. The newest member of the Moisture Surge family is the Moisture Surge Melting Mask Balm, which is a bit of a multi-use product for various issues associated with dehydrated skin.
First up, it’s a teeny tiny little jar of product that surprised me at first, but after use it makes sense as the product itself is a dense and oily balm where a little goes a long way. I’ve not come across a mask product like this before, as it feels exactly like a cleansing balm which, as you can imagine, feels strange leaving on the skin since it’s so rich, but I’ve used it a couple of times and it hasn’t given me any kind of breakouts, so I just need to build up the courage to leave it on overnight and see if I can say the same thing! It can be used for all sorts, both AM and PM, but the main uses are reducing dry areas, either by spot applying in the morning, or applying all over in the evening, then you can either leave it on or wash it off depending on your preferences. I’ve left it on for around an hour before gently removing with a sponge – I wouldn’t say skin felt overly nourished afterwards (which makes me think it needs to be left on overnight to fulfill it’s full potential) but skin definitely felt softer and lightly hydrated, so I think this would be a particularly good product for anyone with acne who’s using harsh products to treat it, as this is a great on-the-spot dry skin reducer. It’s £26 here – link.