Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

Clinique Laboratories are about to launch in next March 2001 of a new Tinted Moisturizer in their Moisture Surge range.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF15
Clinique MoistureSurge Tinted Moisturizer SPF15

Clinique is about to extend its moisturizing range Moisture Surge with a new formula : Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15.

According to Clinique, this product is intended to answer the needs of “all foundation-phobes”, associating “a hint of skin-perfecting colour with just enough coverage to make the appearance of imperfections disappear, providing a naturally pretty look”.

The novelty of this product is its texture, closer to a skincare than a foundation, described as a “super hydrating, lightweight modern gel-cream”.

This product is another candidate in the trend to soften the frontier between skincare and make-up.

Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 Press Release

Update : although announced for March 2011, the product is already available on Clinique website.

Ingredients :

Active ingredients :

Titanium Dioxide 6.80%
Octisalate 5.00
Octinoxate 2.80%

Inactive ingredients:

Methyl Trimethicone
Butylene Glycol
PEG-10 Dimethicone
Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate
Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone
Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract
Saccharomyces Lysate Extract
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water
Sodium Hyaluronate
Tocopheryl Acetate
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Cetrimonium Chloride
Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer
Stearic Acid
Aluminum Hydroxide
Sodium Chloride
Xanthan Gum
Dipropylene Glycol
Disodium EDTA
Sodium Citrate
Sodium Dehydroacetate


Titanium Dioxide (ci 77891)
Zinc Oxide (CI 77947)
Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

By A.B.

4 thoughts on “Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15”
  1. Looks like it will be replacing the almost make up foundation. I was intrigued till I saw “MENTHOL”. Can you say hello irritant! I will stick with my sheer tint! Clinique needs to be more irritant aware for us sensitive skin gals!

    1. The most probable reason why Clinique added Menthol to its formula is to improve freshness when the product is applied. This Tinted Moisturizer is indeed described as a “gel-cream”, which is usually a fresh, aqueous, light texture. But the product contains pigments, and UV filters, which not helps to formulate a fresh gel-cream. Menthol seems thus here a kind of “formulation trick”. But maybe some users like you will not tolerate it.

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