It’s been well documented that our skin repairs itself during sleep but at the same time, skin is also vulnerable to moisture loss during night time hours when the barrier function is compromised. Scientists at Clinique have identified that skin is programmed to fine tune its rhythm for the next day at night time. It’s during these hours that skin becomes vulnerable to water loss and a compromised barrier function.
To address the abovesaid concerns, Clinique formulated the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, the latest addition to their Moisture Surge range. The formula supplies essential lipids to the skin and also works throughout the night to help calm and soothe irritation from daytime assault.
This is a creamy mask with a medium-thick texture. It feels slightly soothing on application. If you don’t like scents in masks, you will appreciate this mask. I’m okay either way as I have no preference for scented or unscented masks.
These are the key ingredients in the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:-
Activated (-/+) Water/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water: this specially charged water improves the duration and extent to which skin is hydrated while providing soothing and calming benefits.
- Trehalose and Sorbitol: these sugars work in harmony to prevent dehydration and osmotic shock from changes in the environment.
Sodium Hyaluronate: provides skin with an instant burst of moisture imparting a natural, dewy look to the skin. This important polymer is able to hold large amounts of water within the skin so it is left feeling plumped, smooth and comfortable.
Murumuru Seed Butter/ Wheat Brand Extract / Olive Extract: repair and strengthen the skin barrier by replenishing lipids.
Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Pomegranate Sterols: skin benefits from immediate and long term moisturization through a powerful combination of plant derived emollients.
Combination of algae extracts: this blend of red algae extracts calms irritation and protects against environmental aggressors.
- Caffeine / Sucrose: soothes and calms skin.
Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract: found on the Japanese island of Okinawa, this seaweed-derived ingredient is known as an effective anti-irritant and soothing agent.
Bisabolol: this anti-inflammatory agent eases upset skin.
Blend of anti-oxidants: skin is equipped to combat harmful free radicals and is protected from everyday exposure to environmental pollutants, irritants and external aggressors through this potent blend of anti-oxidants.
I apply the mask at least 10 minutes before I go to sleep to allow the mask to absorb. Like all good overnight masks, this one doesn’t stick to the pillow and it doesn’t have a tacky or sticky feel. However as this has a creamy texture, it feels more heavy than the gel textured overnight masks.
Next morning, I can see a film of moisture on my face and my complexion is glowing. My skin is definitely a lot more hydrated if I’ve applied this mask. Compared to other overnight hydration masks I’ve used before, the hydration level the next morning seems to be higher as I can see a thicker moisture film on my face the next morning.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask retails at RM125/100ml.
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask has been provided by Clinique Malaysia for this review.