Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion Review

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion ($23.00)

Clinically formulated to give every skin the ‘drink’ it needs. Use after cleansing and exfoliating, wherever skin feels dry. The moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for very dry skins, or skins dry in the cheeks, comfortable to oily in the T-zone. Softens, smooths, improves. Apply twice a day to face and throat all over, or where needed. For best results use after Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion.

What makes it worth it: It’s one of the few high-end beauty brands that has put a moisturizer in pump form, which means it’s easier to extract the amount you want (no pouring required), plus you don’t have to dip your fingers in it (less contamination and chance of bacteria setting up shop in your favorite pot o’ cream). It’s a great lightweight moisturizer that feels hydrating on your face and gets absorbed rather quickly. I also liked that a little went a long way–one or two pumps is all you need to cover the entire face.

Why you might pass on it: The only real issue I have with this product is the lack of SPF. It means I have to use a separate product to ensure sun protection for my face, which is time I don’t necessary want to spend. On the other hand, if you happen to be attending an occasion where you’ll be photographed often, having something without SPF is essential.

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7 thoughts on “Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Review

  1. Amy

    My mom and I have been using Clinique skin products for years (until I started Proactiv, at least) and I definitely agree that this moisturizer is amazing!

  2. Lenore

    Wait, Christine! I don’t understand! Why is it good to have something without SPF when you’ll be photographed a lot? I’ve never heard of that before…
    Please do enlighten!

  3. k8ie-lou

    i do work for clinique and the way we expain why there is no spf in it is because this is a really basic moituriser – it is the closest thing to your skins natural oil and water. In your skins natural oil and water is there an spf? nope…
    all this will do will restore this, keep the moisture barrier in tact and keep skin comfortable.
    some people are actually allergic to certain chemicals in spfs too so i think they are just trying to cater for a wider audience with this one!
    if you do feel your skin needs a light wieght spf i would suggest something like our city block – protects against uva/uvb rays, contains anti-oxidants to help protect from future ageing and works as a great foundation primer to work over the top of DDML/DDMG.

    fab review!