As you know, aging sucks and I’m borderline obsessed with skin care because I’m holding onto what little youth I have left. I thought I’d show you a smol skin care haul!
I’m a huge fan of the Origins brand and the Make a Difference+ gel moisturizer is my go-to. But I was about to run out of moisturizer and I felt like trying something different! I’ve always been curious about Clinique’s Moisture Surge line, which is a cult favorite that’s been known to moisturize deeply and effectively. I suppose I wondered if this is a better moisturizer than the one I’m using right now so yes, I went right back to Clinique albeit temporarily. Also got the serum to go with it because again, aging sucks.
In the past, I was using Clinique’s famed 3 step routine for better skin. One of my faves from the line is the classic dramatically different moisturizer, the gel kind. Unfortunately, the gel just wasn’t enough for this Sahara-dry fez. The classic Dramatically Different face lotion isn’t any good because it broke me out.
Around that time, Origins was making a comeback in the PH and after trying out the Make a Difference moisturizer gel, I never looked back… till now.
Now the Moisture Surge extended relief moisturizer, I’ve always been curious how it compares to my other gel moisturizer. This product was always listed as one of the best in its class. In addition, I’ve always read glowing reviews so yes, I was pretty excited to try this out.
I got these at Robinson Galleria’s Clinique kiosk. Would’ve preferred to get these at Rustan’s but it was raining hard and I was stranded, haha!
I think the serum from the line just launched here in the PH. I was searching for the availability of this serum about two to three months ago and I couldn’t find a trace of it. And then, the serum was announced on Clinique’s Facebook page last July and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
The serum contains about 48 ml. of the product and it costs PhP2,800+, a little pricey compared to the Make a Difference serum, which costs the same but you do get 50 ml. of the product. I also got an eye cream, which I’m not quite familiar with. I got that on a whim.
With my purchase, I was gifted with a pouch of goodies. The pouch contains classic and contemporary products from the brand (all for dry, combination skin), including the Dramatically Different lotion, foaming cream cleanser, toner, a serum, and 2 pots of face and eye gel moisturizer from the Moisture Surge line)
My skin is in the perfect condition for road-testing a moisturizer because 1) I’ve been testing a new whitening soap so my skin is a dry, peeling mess and 2) air conditioner+ electric fan always on full blast. I’ve been testing these out for a couple of days now and right off the bat, I’d say I’m liking both products.
And that’s it for my mini haul, I hope these products will take my skin back to the mid-90s!