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Clinique Pep-Start™ HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20

BY CLINIQUE

4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars47%
  • 4 Stars33%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.18 / 5 based on 79 Reviews

Product Description

Skin Types: All

Oil-free moisturizer instantly refreshes and delivers all-day hydration. Thanks to HydroRush moisture barrier technology, moisture barrier is more prepared to resist outside stressors and aggressors. Gives skin a healthy-looking glow and UV protection against the sun’s aging rays. Wear it alone, or under foundation as a prep for makeup.

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Clinique Pep-Start™ HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Clinique Pep-Start™ HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20
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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
  • "I LOOOVE this moisturizer. Before this one, I used the moisture surge and it just wasn't moisturizing enough. Now I use this one, and my skin looks healthy all day long. Definitely a winner!" in 7 reviews
  • "Amazing product , works really well on sensitive skin , little heavy but I still love it , would recommend , bought in Debenhams uk , love Clinique packaging always looks very professional little bit lighter formula would be better" in 6 reviews
  • "I love this product, I have very dry skin and I discovered this recently, I am so happy to have discovered this and if you are like me that is very concerned about dry skin this is the product for you it keeps my skin moisturized " in 5 reviews
Nicole B.
393 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
I’m always drawn to packaging when it comes to new beauty products. What stands out about the pep start line, is that everything is brightly colored and reasonably priced to fit into your budget. The SPF moisturizer is something I was looking for. It doesn’t have a horribly bad sunscreen smell and it manages to fade after applying. Just be sure it has time to absorb before any makeup goes on over it!
Keri D.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I received a deluxe sample of this in a Sephora Play box. I do like that it is SPF 20 and I didn’t have any problems with new product breakouts. It wasn’t super moisturizing, but my face didn’t ever feel dry. For reference, my skin is normal to combination (on the oilier side). My only gripe is the texture. It is a cream on the thick and greasy end of the moisturizer spectrum, and felt like it took forever to sink in enough to continue on with any makeup. I typically wear powder and found it kind of stuck to the places where the moisturizer hadn’t sunk in fully; under liquid I didn’t notice any differences. I much prefer SPF in a lotion (rather than a cream), but someone with drier skin might prefer this
Brittany H.
Fountain, CO
92 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This is my favorite moisturizer! I never feel greasy, and it really “wakes up” my skin if that makes sense. It makes my face really soft and is perfect as a primer before putting on foundation. Love it!
Alexa M.
Cottage Grove
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love the prep start from clinique. It is the only product I know use before I do my makeup. I bought mine at ulta and was nervous but definitely was worth the purchase. 
Prerana D.
12 reviews
I really like this product!  I've been trying to find a good face moisturizer that doesn't feel heavy or greasy but still had an SPF (which largely seems impossible).  I tried the Clinique Pep-Start™ HydroRush Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 on a whim, and found that it was great! 

I wear it daily, under my makeup (if I feel like putting on makeup that day), and it feels super light on my normal, sometimes dry-feeling skin.  I don't notice more breakouts, like some other SPF products have caused in the past.  

A small dab goes a long way in coverage which is great because it's definitely not the cheapest option out there.  I personally find it bothersome that it's in a little jar, instead of a tub or pump, so the cream always gets stuck under your nail when you're trying to scoop a little out.  Minor personal pet peeve, that's obviously not a deal breaker  :)
Van Averie S.
296 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I like using this as a primer before putting all my make up. It makes my skin a good canvas because I can easily put my foundation and it doesn't make it streaky and blotchy. I like the package it's super cute and very easy to carry and travel friendly. I gave it a three star because sometimes it breaks o it my skin. Maybe it doesn't like the other formula of my makeup.
A. N.
204 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a thick, almost cottage-cheesy textured product. Fortunately, it doesn't smell of sunscreen, blends in easily, and wears nicely under makeup. I am deducting 2 stars for the packaging...I hate hate hate jar packaging. You stick your finger in and the product gets contaminated. And worse, exposing the sunblock ingredients to light and air degrades them, thus shortening the life span of the product considerably.
MICHELLE C.
Fairfax, VA
5 reviews
Amazing product for an amazing price! This moisture is packed with peptides that give your face a clean invigorating feeling, I have always had issues with HUGE pores and this product really helps diminish the appearance of my cereal bowl pores! And the spf doesn't leave you with white cast like others do!!
Maham L.
Cincinnati, OH
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is a fantastic moisturizer for dry skin. It can be used under makeup or on its own, and it has an spf of 30 which is perfect to prevent sun damage. You might think it's a little on the pricey side but I don't believe in compromising on skin care, it's well worth it.
Julia S.
Lawrenceville, NJ
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
When i first bought this product the lady in sephora was raving about this product. I trusted her opinion so i ended up buying it and to be honest with you she was completley right. This product is great, my undereyes aren't as bad as they used to be. The sephora lady said all i needed was some moisturizer under my eyes and this does the job.
Nicole B.
393 reviews
Is there that much of a difference between this and the other daily pep start UV moisturizer? I see that the SPF is less, but other than that are there any differences?

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