Moisturisers by Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro Filler Concentrate Review

Moisturisers by Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro Filler Concentrate promises to plump creases as well hydrate, tighten and brighten the skin under your eyes, but does it really work?


Moisturisers by Clinique Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro Filler Concentrate really does hydrate the skin really well. It does have a sticky feeling when you first apply it but it goes away fast. It doesn’t seem to get rid of dark bags but certainly decreases the creases.

Overall it works pretty well but as with any product results vary from person to person.


  • Water\Aqua\Eau: Hydrates skin.
  • Glycerin: Attracts water to skin and helps it to stay smoother and softer. Sometiems also used as bonding agent for makeup.
  • Butylene Glycol: Mostly used for improving consistency of the product (makes it smooth and thick) to make it easier to apply. It also has some moisturizing properties. Butylene Glycol is a type of alcohol which is something some like to avoid in their skin care products but Butylene Glycol is also generally conceived as the good type of alcohol for skin care purposes due to its moisturizing abilities.
  • Propanediol: Mostly used for improving texture of the product however it also has hydrating and moisture retaining properties.
  • Phenyl Trimethicone: Mostly used to improve the texture of the product to make it easier to apply but it also helps skin remain hydrated by trapping moisture.
  • Sucrose: Works as natural exfoliant and attracts moisture to skin.
  • Hydroxyethyl Urea: Attracts moisture in the air and traps it in moisturizing it.
  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract: Has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent properties.
  • Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract: soothes the skin and helps with collagen. Has skin protecting and anti-bacterial properties.
  • Trehalose: Antioxidant that protect skin and also traps moisture from air in your skin.
  • Algae Extract: Contains omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids as well vitamins A, B, C and E. Possesses antioxidant and anti-aging properties/effects.
  • Alteromonas Ferment Extract: Has water-binding properties and soothes skin.
  • Acetyl Glucosamine: Reduces wrinkles, lines, age spots and dryness. Improves skins ability to retain moisture.
  • Gelidiella Acerosa Extract: Mostly used to stabilize products but might possess skin protecting properties.
  • Chlorella Vulgaris Extract: Stimulates collagen synthesis. Collagen is the main protein that makes skin look young. As we age our collagen production decreases making skin wrinkly, less strong, less elastic and less smooth.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water: Hydrates and soothes skin, can also be helpful for mild burns. It’s however not well studied so not a lot is known about it.
  • Sorbitol: Helps to maintain healthy skin’s microbiome and keep skin moisturized by preventing moisture loss.
  • Cholesterol: Improves skins elasticity outer protective layer. Also hydrates the skin and smoothens it.
  • Niacinamide: Soluble form of Vitamin B3. Improves lipid barrier which helps skin stay hydrated. Reduces inflammation which can reduce redness from inflammatory skin conditions like eczema or acne. It also minimizes pore appearance, protects against sun damage, regulates sebaceous gland oil production and minimizes wrinkles.
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate: Mostly used to thicken the product (makes easier to apply) but also softens and smoothens skin.
  • Sodium Polyaspartate: Helps skin stay hydrated.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Hydrates and soothes skin, can also be helpful for mild burns. It’s however not well studied so not a lot is known about it.
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil: Detoxifies skin and has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It can however block pores (but the amount of Cocos Nucifera in skin products usually is too small to cause this).
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Extract: Increases moisture retention which makes skin more hydrated and elastic.
  • Caffeine: Can reduce visible signs of aging by constricting blood vessels, reducing puffiness as well tightening skin (reduces wrinkles) and making it more bright. It also can reduce inflammation.
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8: Reduces wrinkles and might improve hydration and collagen amount in skin.
  • Tocopheryl Acetate: Has antioxidant effects. Some studies have shown reduction of inflammation, skin cancer and wrinkles as well improvement of wound healing.
  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract: Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-conditioning properties. Might repair dry and damaged skin as well make it visually softer and smoother.
  • Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12: Boosts collagen production which improves firmness and helps skin look youthful.
  • Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer: Provides skin moisturizing ingredients and makes product thicker.
  • Glyceryl Polymethacrylate: Mostly used to improves texture/consistency of the product but it also creates protective layer that prevents moisture escaping from skin.
  • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer: Improves texture of the product making it easier to apply. Also creates protective barrier for skin.
  • Peg-7m: Works as a binder, emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent.
  • Dextrin Palmitate: Has anticaking, emulsifying and surfactant properties.
  • Dehydroxanthan Gum: Used as emulsion/binder stabilizer, viscous controlling agent and film-forming agent.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: Attracts moisture to skins cells.
  • Pentaerythrityl Adipate/Caprate/Caprylate/Heptanoate: Sorry, I don’t know what this ingredient does.
  • Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: Reduces dark spots and evens skin tone. Might also improve collagen production.
  • Carbomer: Stabilizes and thickens product.
  • Peg-8: Binds moisture to skin and works as a solvent for other ingredients.
  • Sodium Hydroxide: Controls pH value.
  • Citric Acid: Exfoliates skin (unclogs pores and gets rid of dead cells).
  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane: Stabilizes pigments and makes product easier to apply.
  • Disodium Edta: Prevents product from deteriorating. In some countries it is banned due to potential to be harmful in excessive amounts however due to its low amount in skin products it’s deemed to be generally safe by The Cosmetic Database.
  • Sodium Citrate: Makes product last longer/prevents deterioration.
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate: Antioxidant that doesn’t penetrate the skin.
  • Bht: Preservative and an antioxidant.
  • Phenoxyethanol: Preservative with antimicrobial properties (prevents growth of fungi, bacterie and yeast).
  • Chlorphenesin: Synthetic preservative that prevents bacteria contamination.
  • Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090): Colorant.
  • Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140): Colorant.
  • Iron Oxides (Ci 77491): Colorant.

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