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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + *New Formula*

Did you know Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion had been in the beauty industry since 1968 with the same formula? A bottle is sold in the world every 5 seconds or so and I know this has been a staple in every women's bathroom or vanity since decades.

I remember getting a bargain for this from ebay a few years ago and thinking to myself how grown up I was, finally dipping my feet into high end moisturisers. It was my first proper moisturiser I believe and before that it was just plain old Vaseline Body Lotion slapped on to the face.

I haven't used this since years and can see why the formula must have been a hit amongst millions of people worldwide. In the marketing clutter and information overload we are presented with by brands these days, this promises simplicity and effectiveness. A nice pale yellow coloured liquid, thin and fluid like, fast absorbing and suitable for almost all skin types.

The new formula that took six and a half years to reformulate is more suitable for dry, dehydrated and combination-dry skin. It contains Sunflower Seed Cake, Barley Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Urea and Glycerin that will not only make skin a moisture magnet but also work at strengthening it's barrier and making it more resistant to environmental fluctuations. If you easily suffer from sensitivity, inflammation and so on, you'll love this baby.

If you're a loyal customer, I doubt you will notice a difference in the formulation. I used it after years and felt the formula was lighter and more suitable for my combination skintone. It still has that slightly warming, comforting feeling on application which I quite like.

It absorbs like a dream and is perfect for daytime if you're planning to wear make-up on top. Don't forget your SPF as this moisturiser allows you to apply SPF separately. Great for the evenings when you're going to be photographed and want to avoid a white cast.

You get a humongous amount as always with this bottle and I cannot praise the pump dispenser enough. I usually have my moisturisers in tubes which makes me use up more product that I need.

It's fragrance free, oil free and allergy tested. I really cannot fault it. It says use it with Facial Soap & Clarifying Lotion. Now I know some people who don't approve of these two but I have used them in the past and absolutely loved how they helped clear out my skin and kept it balanced. They can be a little drying but if followed with a good moisturiser, those are fab for combination-oily skin types.


p.s. the old formula will be replaced with the new formula I believe. 
Mugene said...

It is still not different than slapping baby oil into your face.It contains mineral oil.

Sheefa F said...

@Mugene - I've heard people say mineral oil is bad for you and all that jazz but haven't seen my skin react with this as of yet. x

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