Blatant Product Endorsement

Ok, I’ve gotta tell you, I feel kinda weird writing this, but I really want you to know about it, too, so I’m actually writing a product review to share with you.  How I wish I was being paid for this with free product, but alas, I had to buy it myself.

But I love it, so it’s no hardship.

And here’s the kicker: my husband loves it, too, so I don’t feel bad using this space, that guys read too, to tell you about a Clinique product… because it’s an equal-opportunity product-push.

No, it’s not eye shadow, so you don’t have to get all hive-y.

It’s called Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief.  Awkward name, glorious product.  So here’s the deal.  You’re outside in the sun and wind all day.  Maybe you’re at the pool (like me), or at the lake (like Joy), or on the ball field (like Nikki), or out doing manly things, like snortin’, and liftin’, and bein’ all macho (like Mssc).  At the end of the day, or even partway through, you realize that your face feels, and probably looks, like shoe leather.

If you’re smart, you have a bottle of Thirsty Skin Relief in your pool backpack, like I do.  Spritz a bit on, (not a lot, just one squirt) and … aaaaahhhhhhhh.  Instant relief.  I swear to you, I put this stuff on, and my skin smiled.  It’s not greasy (no oil in it), and has a really light scent – I almost didn’t notice it, but a friend that tried it, did, and said it smells a little like baby powder.  But it’s so light that it’s hardly there.

Then Steve tried it.  And now I have to hide it from him because he keeps trying to take it and use it!!

A bottle of it seems pricey, at $20 for 4.2 oz.  But think about it… all you’re using each time is one spritz that goes over your whole face (I spray a little on my neck, too, so two spritzes for me), so it’s going to last a very long time. (as long as your spouse isn’t sneaking spritzes for him/herself!)

Ladies, it says that you can use it over make-up, too, so I’m guessing that it’s a good pick-me-up after a long day in a dry office, even though you’re made up.  So stick it in your purse so you have it.  You won’t regret it.

And guys… maybe if you have an empty WD-40 can laying around, you can refill it with this stuff, so your friends don’t bust you for carrying around a little pink bottle of stuff.  Or just convert them to it, and then you can all share.

Either way, you won’t regret it.

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29 Responses to Blatant Product Endorsement

  1. Sue says:

    Thanks for the review Laura! It’s always nice to know what product works and what doesn’t and if it were real people using it or not! I’m guessing I have to get this at my nearest Macy’s store??

    • Joy says:

      I already ordered it right off the link. I got a free product too. Cool.

    • Laura says:

      I would call the store first, to see if they have it… I think I remember seeing somewhere on the site, or maybe it was in an ad, that it was at “select stores”. I got mine online, and a free sample of Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk, as well.

  2. Joy says:

    OMG! I love new products and can’t wait to buy this. My skin gets so dry getting in and out of the lake. I’m not sure I’m going to share it. I wonder if it has sunscreen in it.

  3. SKL says:

    I like using Clinique’s face wash. I’m not sure my face has ever felt “leathery,” so I don’t know if I’d go for this product. However, I’m glad you found something to get pumped about!

    Now, if I could find just one product that would get rid of my acne – instead of having to use multiple products and still get some zits. Ugh.

    • Joy says:

      I was so lucky where acne was concerned. I never had much of it. Black and white heads were about it.

    • Laura says:

      I hate to keep pushing… I swear, they should pay me for this… but Clinique has an acne line, too. My friend uses it and loves it. (I switched from their regular cleanser to the redness line, and it works really well, too.)

      • Joy says:

        What do you mean by the “red” line? I have redness too. I can’t wear a lot of products because of it. I went to a Mary Kay party once and turned the color of a beet with a mask they had us put on. Is is a moisturizer or what?

        • Laura says:

          I discovered about a year ago that what I thought was just excessive redness in my cheeks (on the apples, thank goodness) was actually Rosacea. I don’t have a lot of it; either it’s very mild, or I caught it early. But there are two spots in particular that are always a dark pink/reddish color, moreso than the rest of my face. Also, on one side, little blood vessels were starting to show. So one day, I was browsing around the Clinique site and I came across the Redness Solutions Kit, so I ordered it. At the same time, I’d been using the regular Clinique 3-Step (I’m a “type 2”), and noticed that the toner just really STUNG. So I quit using that, and I quit using their Age Defying stuff, too (the nighttime one stung my skin, too).

          But when the redness kit arrived, voila! Not only did none of it sting, but after about a week, the rosacea had faded some, and even a little brown spot that I had beginning was fading. The kit (if you get it, and not the products separately) also comes with a little tube of green “primer” which you dab on under foundation to neutralize the red.

      • Joy says:

        Maybe you should email Clinique and have them come here and maybe they’d give you free products for a year.

  4. Joy says:

    Nikki, I’ve just discovered Elin Hilderbrand and really like her books. I have two of them. I hope the one your reading is good. I’ll trade you when you’re done.

  5. Tasneem R says:

    Hey that’s great ! I feel like going and grabbing a bottle . But can you tell me what it is made of ? I mean the liquid , won’t it be harmful for the skin ?
    Make-up Personality – What does your make-up say about you?
    http://www.3smartcubes.com/pages/tests/makeup-personality/makeup-personality_instructions.asp

    • Laura says:

      There are a bunch of make-up, chemically things in it, but some of the main ingredients include water, aloe, glycerin. I’m sure you can get a better listing if you go and look at the site, or send your question to Clinique, because I don’t know what would be ‘harmful’ to your skin.

      All I can tell you is that I’ve used their stuff for years, and only had a problem with one product, and that was due to a bit of rosacea that I have on my cheeks.

    • Joy says:

      There would be nothing harmful in Clinique. They’ve been around too long and have a wonderful reputation and are in the very high end shops.

      I love aloe.

  6. Nikki says:

    I don’t use any special products. Nothing but Ponds cold cream, so I think I can venture out and try this. The way you describe it makes my face thirsty for it! LOL I wonder if they have a cream for dark under eyes. That’s my only real problem. I’ve tried so many different things, and mostly they all have color in them. I don’t wear a lot of make up, only when I go out. I’d like something I can use everyday that isn’t considered a concealer. I’ll check the link out. Great product review, you should be their spokeswomen!

    • Laura says:

      Hello, I am your Clinique Consultant, how can I help you today? 😉

      Ok, dark circles. I have them, too. I asked about them, and the consultant recommended a serious moisturizing regimen first, before buying any kind of concealers, especially because I’m like you, and don’t use a lot of makeup on a daily basis.

      I started moisturizing my eyes twice a day (she gave me MORE free samples! woot!)… um… All About Eyes Rich (they have All About Eyes, too, which is creamier, I don’t know the difference between them), which I use twice a day, morning and night, when I’m being dedicated. There was a real difference. She said that most of the time, the reason for the weirdness around the eyes – dark circles, bags, whatever – is because the skin is so thin and gets dried out very easily. So before going with makeup, which will sometimes highlight rather than cover the problem, she suggested moisturizing it. (I also upped my water intake, and dropped my caffeine intake, which seems to help)

      And the nice thing is, quite often, when they stick free samples in, it’s the All About Eyes Rich that you get. And the tiny tub that you get (like a Tbs of product) will last FOREVER.

  7. starlaschat says:

    Very nice review Laura, I’ll have to go and check out the link now. :+)

  8. Joy says:

    Hey Laura, what was it that you said about serious posts and how many comments this one would get??? LMAO!!! *smacking myself upside the head* Go figure!!

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