Skincare Review: Clinique Youth Surge Night

by PJ on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

in -Clinique, skincare, skincare - moisturizing/others

(image from Clinique)

Last April, I reviewed Clinique‘s Youth Surge SPF15 (for combination oily to oily skin). Earlier this year, Clinique released Youth Surge Night. It is available in three versions (Very Dry to Dry, Dry Combination, and Combination Oily to Oily), and today I am featuring the Combination Oily to Oily version.

The product has a relatively lightweight gel-cream consistency. Some of the moisturizing ingredients that this product contains are glycerin, dipropylene glycol, astrocaryum murumuru (palm) seed butter, sorbitol, trehalose, squalane, and sodium hyaluronate.

It features antioxidants such as polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) root extract, scutellaria baicalensis (skullcap) root extract, algae extract, betula alba (birch) bark extract, linoleic acid, and tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E). Skullcap root extract and linoleic acid also have anti-inflammatory properties.

The product does not contain fragrance or parabens.

Even though the product contains a variety of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, it is hampered by the amount of alcohol it has (third on the ingredient list). It makes the product unsuitable for most skin types. (Another ingredient that might cause irritation is coleus barbatus (part of the mint family) extract.)

Without the alcohol, the product would have the potential to be a good night-time moisturizer for those with combination or oily skin.

(The product featured in this article is provided by Clinique.)

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chelsea Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I've been anxious to try this but after your review I'm thinking twice now. I'll save my money on something less "alcohol-y" (if that's even a word :oP). Thanks!


PJ Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hi Chelsea,

Thank you very much for stopping by again! :)


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