Review & Swatches: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30

Availability: Sephora
Price: $35.00

Company’s Description

An oil-free, color-correcting, perfecting formula to create a natural glow while hydrating and protecting the skin. This must-have color-correcting formula smooths the complexion and creates an ultranatural radiance. It instantly corrects a range of complexion concerns including dullness, sallowness, and redness. Perfect for wearing alone or under foundation and recommended for all skin types, the lightweight, oil-free cream moisturizes and protects with sunscreen, leaving the skin soft, fresh, and flawless.

Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC Cream is said to provide color correction, hydration, and sun protection. This CC Cream comes in eight (8) shades. This review is for the shade Light Medium.

Packaging: 9.5/10

This face product comes in an opaque, plastic squeeze-tube with a twist off cap. The packaging keeps the product sanitary and protected from sun exposure.

Quality: 7.5/10

Light Medium suits light skin in the NC/W 20-25 range, but has a distinct peach/pink undertone to it, which makes it unsuitable for people who have neutral or warm (beige, yellow, or olive) undertones.

The pigmentation for this face product is light, so you get very light to light coverage. The formula is a cream that blends over the skin not quite as effortlessly as a moisturizer would. The cream leaves a semi-dewy finish that doesn’t need to be set with powder unless you have oily skin.

This CC Cream’s active ingredients provide full-spectrum sun protection.

If you have skin with no blemishes or very few imperfections, this is a decent option for evening out your skin’s tone and providing added sun protection (you should probably still use sunscreen underneath, or make sure to use this CC Cream liberally). Otherwise, this CC Cream doesn’t provide enough benefits (like coverage, luminescence, or skin-improving ingredients) to really merit investing in.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

You’ll want to work in smaller areas while blending this CC Cream into the skin because of the thicker formula. Otherwise, it’s simple to apply with your fingers.

Price: 8.75/10

For $35.00 you get 1.4 ounces of product.

Final Grade


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 in Light Medium Swatch


Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 in Light Medium Swatch Blended


Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Titanium Dioxide 5.2%, and Zinc Oxide 3.2%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Trehalose, Caffeine , Glycerin, Linoleic Acid, Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Alumina, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

BH Cosmetics

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