Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

I can’t be the only person pondering what makes this a mask as opposed to an intense night cream. On application, you are advised to rub in the formula until it is absorbed.. just like a, er, cream. It’s deeply impractical to wear a face mask in bed, so I can see why it needs to be rubbed in but then that makes it not a mask in my view.

The actual product is lovely – as soon as it goes on your skin it feels like it’s doing some good in an almost balm texture (I put some on my hands as well for good measure), but the promised dewy glow the following day didn’t appear, although my skin was soft and didn’t feel dry thanks to the hyaluronic and olive oil content. It’s also worth noting that you probably need to cleanse your skin the following morning because when I applied my foundation the next day it went into those little make up worms – and I can’t remember the last time that happened, so there is definitely some residue the following day.

All in all, it’s definitely a worthwhile addition to winter skin for dry days, but a mask? I’m not sure about that.

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