If $50 is a bit too much to spend every 2-3 months, then these clinique moisture surge dupes are what you need.
If there is one product that Clinique actually knows, it has to be the Moisture Surge. It is a holy grail for many people with different skin types, and I have no doubt why. It is so lightweight and hydrating that it doesn’t even feel like you have applied anything.
Even when there is absolutely no caveat to this amazing moisturizer, not many of us can afford to buy a $50 tub every 2-3 months, right? So here are the best Clinique moisture surge dupes that will make your skin feel baby-butt soft along with keeping your pocket happy.
Clinique moisture surge dupes
1. Neutrogena hydro boost
If there is one moisturizer that I actually recommend for anyone (oily and dry skin alike), it is this one. I have been using it for years if I have to be honest. And at that time, I didn’t even know it was an exact dupe for Clinique moisture surge.
It was now when one of my closest friends splurged on the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense that I actually compared both sides by side and believed that they are insanely similar to each other. (Also, that friend is not buying Clinique anymore, lol.)
So what’s the catch? First of all, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel uses hyaluronic acid (a hydrator found naturally in the skin) to attract moisture from the air and keep the skin’s surface hydrated all day, just like Moisture Surge. Plus, it is oil-free, dye-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic (which means it won’t clog your pores and cause acne).
Secondly, Neutrogena has this product in two variants. One is water gel, which is for normal to dry skin and has parfum (fragrance) as an ingredient and the other is gel-cream (which is fragrance-free and feels more like the Clinique moisture surge dupe).
Btw, keep the products with fragrance at bay if you have sensitive skin.
The Neutrogena Hydro Boost water gel has a thinner consistency than Hydro Boost gel cream and sinks almost instantly into the skin. But, the gel cream looks and feels exactly like the Clinique moisture surge (very lightweight, intensely hydrating, and perfect for sensitive skin).
But yes, there is this teeny-tiny difference that doesn’t even count honestly. With Moisture Surge, you will feel like there is absolutely nothing on your skin when you apply it as it is super lightweight but, with the Hydro Gel-cream, can feel like you have a thin layer on your skin.
Which by the way is not irritating to me, and works as a great base before makeup.
All in all, Neutrogena Hydro Boost is an exact Clinique Moisture Surge dupe that is almost half the price but absolutely the same.
2. etude house moistfull collagen cream
No doubt Etude House is a well-known Korean skincare brand that gives what they say. Now, in all honesty, this collagen cream is not an exact dupe for clinique moisture surge but the texture, feel, hydration is extremely similar.
It has an added fragrance so definitely for sensitive skins, and is of white color, whereas, clinique is kind of a light pink transparent gel cream. Other than that, both of these moisturizers are identical and intensely hydrating.
Also, Clinique’s cream has a high content of water while Etude House’s cream has hydrolyzed collagen as the first ingredient, which is better for aged skin.
Overall, they may not be the exact copycat dupes of each other, they still are a close match and can be considered as an option if it suits your skin concerns.
final thoughts on Clinique moisture surge dupes
Well, I would choose Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream anytime over Clinique Moisture Surge because I know for a fact that Hydro-Boost is a spot on alternative for Moisture Surge. And sells for half the price for the same quantity.
what is similar to Clinique moisture surge?
Without a doubt, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream is the most similar product to Clinique Moisture Surge. The texture, feel, all day hydration, active ingredients, are insanely identical. Also, Hydro Boost is sells for half the price.
is Neutrogena as good as Clinique?
Honestly, they both are extremely similar in texture, consistency, formulation, and moisturization. So yes, Neutrogena is as good as Clinique and is a great dupe for it.