I’m not one to spend a lot on skincare. In fact, I try to avoid the high end brands. Currently the only slightly pricier items I have in my skincare collection is the Pixi Cleansing Balm (£18), and the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (£15) which I asked for as a gift. Looking at these now, they’re not the most expensive out there, but for a student on a budget, they’re not your typical Garnier Cleansing Water that will cost you a fiver and last you a lifetime.
Enter the Clinique Moisture Surge. At £34 it really does pain me to say how much I love it. Back in October I attended a Norwich Beauty event at the city centre’s Debenhams store, and in the hundreds of goodies I got to take away, a sample of this was in it. I can safely say, after a month or so of using up the sample, I knew I needed the full size product.
After using my trusted Cetaphil Moisturiser for years, this was a real switch up for my skin. It has a very light and watery consistency which at first I thought wouldn’t do a lot, but actually acts as the perfect base for my make-up. Due to its light consistency, it soaks up quickly and provides the hydration I’m looking for. It is quite light, so I would imagine if you suffer from dry skin it might not be suited for you so well, but for my oilier skin, it’s been great.
Despite the hefty price tag, a little does go a long way – the sample alone lasted a month and a half, after using it every day! Luckily for me I managed to bag this one with an offer so it didn’t make such a dent in my bank balance. It’s a big treat to myself, while I don’t think I’ll be able to afford another one once this runs out, I definitely think I’ll be adding it to my Christmas list.
Whats your favourite moisturiser? High street ot high end? You can see my other skincare posts here.