My original brush with Clinique’s Moisture Surge extended thirst relief occurred during a particularly bad winter, when my skin began to crave moisture like a desert plant.
Since that time, I have gravitated towards foundations with a hydrating component, and I’m always looking for new ones that combine an abundance of shade options and hydration (Smashbox Cosmetics’ Hydrating Foundation comes to mind). So I praise Clinique for having the innovative foresight to launch Moisture Surge CC Cream Compact ($35): perfect for those on the go, and ideal for touch ups and a bit of color.
The new rectangular silver compact features the Moisture Surge CC Cream on one side, and a sponge applica
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Can you truly get 30 times the vitamin C of an orange from a CC cream?
The answer is yes you can, and very effectively. With the new Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream ($48), you get color correcting benefits along with the benefits of an unusual ingredient called camu camu, which has been known to pack more vitamin C than an acerola cherry.
This is the first time I’ve heard of an exclusive and rare ingredient included in a CC cream. In fact, the packaging advertises it right on the side flap. Camu camu is infused into the formulation along with arbutin to help even out skin tone, and the combination makes sense for a CC cream. This tube accomplishes everything: color correction, hydration,