Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer

BY Clinique
3.6/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer is an oil-free moisturizer that instantly blurs imperfections and delivers all-day hydration. It reduces surface shine and offers a matte finish. This lightweight moisturizer takes care of the pores and fine, dry lines, making your skin look flawless throughout the day. It comes in a smart square icy blue tub with a white screw lid.

Product Reviews

3.2/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Non-acnegenic

Ophthalmologist-tested

No parabens

No phthalates

No fragrance

Can be used as a primer

Gives a flawless finish

Blurs skin imperfections

CONS

Hard

No SPF

Can be light for dry skin

3/5

PROS

No parabens

No fragrance

Can be used as a primer

Matte finish

CONS

Expensive

Unhygienic packaging

May dry your skin out

Does not provide enough moisturization


I got this moisturizer from Clinique because of my face wash. I am using Clinique Liquid Facial Soap for years now, and it has done amazing things to my combination acne prone skin.

This moisturizer comes in a fresh, bright blue plastic tub with a screw lid. I personally don’t really prefer tub packaging because once you unscrew the lid, the cream gets exposed to the air and it is unhygienic. To prevent this, I make sure that my hands are clean before applying it. It is travel-friendly, considering its size. The texture is thick and creamy, which easily blends on the skin.

I started using this moisturizer a month back with a lot of excitement, but I think I am not that excited about it anymore. I say this because maybe my expectations were really high. I like the mattifying action and the primer aspect of this moisturizer. It is the only aspect that seems to work well. The moisturizing part, however, leaves me unsatisfied. Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer dried me out, so I have to apply another moisturizer on top of it to really feel the hydration. This is bizarre because that's the last thing I want to do. Maybe I'm not using it right, or there is something in the formulation that my skin is not fond of.

It is really more of a primer than anything else. I won’t say I hate it, nor will I say I love it. It falls in the middle. But considering its price, I will not purchase it again.

2.3/5

PROS

Matte finish

No fragrance

CONS

Not for oily skin

Effects don't last long

Makes the skin oily


I was looking forward to this moisturizer a lot, but unfortunately, after two weeks of use, I realize that it does not work for my oily skin.

Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer has a thick, matte primer-like finish. Whenever I applied it, I never felt my skin getting the hydration it needs, instead, it makes me look dull and unfresh. Despite the initial matte finish, I struggled with pretty lousy grease by the middle of the day, so I have to powder my skin very often.

I don’t think I will recommend it to oily skin types. Initially, it gives me a matte finish, but I wish it stayed that way for long. I think it will work better on combination skin.

2.6/5

PROS

Smooth texture

No fragrance

Blurs skin imperfections

CONS

Causes breakouts

Expensive


To be honest, I was a bit disappointed after purchasing Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer. I usually love all things from Clinique, but this moisturizer aggravated my very sensitive skin, and it gave me breakouts.

It is true that the texture is smooth and blends very easily and also gives a blur effect but my sensitive skin is not reacting to it positively. I am going to stop using it. Annoying how I wasted my money!

4.7/5

PROS

Controls oiliness

No parabens

Can be used under makeup

Blurs skin imperfections

Moisturizes skin well

CONS

No SPF


I tried a sample of this moisturizer to see if this was a right fit for me. I have normal to combination skin, and I tend to get confused as to what to use. But once I started using this moisturizer which was a month ago, I must say I noticed a major difference in the way my skin looks. Instead of an oily finish, my skin looked dewy and fresh. I am on my way to get the bigger package.

However, I wish it came with sun protection. Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer is light in texture, so to apply anything on it is easy. Overall, it is a decent moisturizer.

Question & Answers

December 15, 2018

What are the ingredients of Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer?

Prerna SharmaDecember 16, 2018

Prerna SharmaDecember 16, 2018

The list of ingredients is:

Water , Glycerin , Sodium Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-1 , Acetylated Glycol Stearate , Myristyl Myristate , Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Dimethicone , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter , Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract , Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer , Gelidiella Acerosa (Algae) Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul's Wort) Extract , Alcaligenes Polysaccharides , Algae Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Squalane , Ceramide Np , Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire D'Abeille , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Caffeine , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Trehalose , Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate , Butylene Glycol , Caprylyl Glycol , Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Sodium Polyacrylate Starch , Pentylene Glycol , Laureth-9 , Laureth-23 , Silica , Silica Silylate , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , Sodium Benzoate , Red 4 (Ci 14700) , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)

December 13, 2018

Does Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur Moisturizer have any side effects?

Aishwarya KamalDecember 14, 2018

Aishwarya KamalDecember 14, 2018

So far no instances of any side effects have been recorded. Having said that, don’t let your guard down, especially if you have sensitive skin. Be aware of the formulation and if any ingredient seems to be a trigger, skip it.

December 12, 2018

Does this moisturizer from Clinique avoid acne and pimples?

Jhanvi SinghDecember 13, 2018

Jhanvi SinghDecember 13, 2018

Yes, Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer is Non-Acnegenic, which means it does not cause breakouts. Daily use of this moisturizer will help in avoiding acne and pimples.

December 11, 2018

What are the disadvantages of Clinique Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturizer?

Amrutha AnmolDecember 12, 2018

Amrutha AnmolDecember 12, 2018

It is thick and does not get absorbed well as other moisturizers. It may also cause breakouts for very sensitive skin. This moisturizer is also not suitable for dry skin as it does not give enough moisture and can be peeled off.

December 14, 2018

How to use this moisturizer from Clinique?

Chitra RamakrishnanDecember 15, 2018

Chitra RamakrishnanDecember 15, 2018

This moisturizer can be used in three ways:

1. On clean skin for an instant filter and all-day hydration.
2. As a primer for foundation, tinted moisturizers, or powder.
3. Throughout the day, over makeup, as needed.

Avoid applying around the eye. Just a little amount is required. Allow the moisturizer to dry before applying foundation fully.