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Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion


Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

What it is:A cult-favorite moisturizer that effectively smooths and improves the complexion.What it is formulated to do:This third step in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System was designed by Clinique's dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for dry-to-combination skin types. The lightweight "moisture drink" slips easily onto the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving skin comfortable, soft, and healthy looking.
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Question
is it ok to use a moisturizer with no SPF?
i'm thinking about buying this moisturizer, but i'm a bit pit off by the fact that it doesn't contain SPF. However, i never leave home without wearing Clinique make-up (SPF 20). So...I guess my q is, is it ok to to use a moisturizer with no SPF if you are always wearing a SPF containing make up over it?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
AndreaS82
(NJ)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
10 answers
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answer 1
As long as your makeup has SPF youre still getting the protection.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
payt
(Phoenix, az)
answer 2
I always choose moisturizer without SPF mixed in it and then use a separate spf cream. this is the way the Asian market sell their products (yes even for Euro brands, etc). Many beneficial ingredients are "ruined" once mixed with SPF therefore it's better to apply separate products. Plus, most moisturizer with spf have a sticky feel. However, used separately, i have never encountered that problem, as long as you choose the right skin type (dry/oily/ etc).
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 3
Yes, for a variety of reasons. Some people with sensitive skin have detrimental reactions to some forms of sunblock that appear in moisturizer + sunblock combo products. Additionally, if you are a person that re-applies heavier makeup in the evening and want to apply moisturizer again before makeup application, you would not need SPF at night. During the day, you can also get better sun protection from a separate sunblock product in terms of SPF strength than the SPF strengths found in most moisturizer + sunblock products.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
laurared
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 4
mcr29 is correct! I cannot emphasize this enough. Powder or even liquid foundation that has SPF 20 is not reliable on its own because you would never use enough to actually obtain that coverage (especially with a powder!). If you love a moisturizer without SPF, it's fine to use it, but use a sunscreen / sunblock as well. There are many available that are sheer and are meant to be worn daily, under makeup - like Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Daily Sunblock (SPF 70) or La Roche-Posay Anthelios.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Don't read the above posts. They are all wrong. It is ok to use a moisturizer w/o sunscreen as long as use use a sunscreen on top of it. The spf in your makeup is not enough to protect your skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
mcr29
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 6
Yes of course, especially since most makeup contains SPF anyway.
answered 5 years ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 7
I never used a face moisturizer with spf until recently. I am 24 and my dermatologist gave me a lecture on how I need to where it every day. She said that is the most important aspect in keeping your skin young looking. She has convinced me!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 8
If your makeup contains SPF15 or higher, than it's ok to use a moisturizer without it. Just as, it's ok to use a makeup w/out SPF if you use an SPF beneath it. You are still getting the sun protection either way. Clinique makes an great SPF primer in their Redness Solutions line you could use if you want more protection.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
HotCurry
(OH)
answer 9
not everyone can wear SPF, especially people with dry sensitive skin from eczema... like me. . i look for products that don't contain SPF because it upsets my skin
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
answer 10
I think it's okay if you have spf make-up over it, but if you live somewhere the sun is strong you should definetely stick to something more protective.
You should try the Clinique spf 40 city block is amazing! protects and has a little shade in it so you don't get that white mask some sunscreen do.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
mscm
(Quebec, Canada)
Question
will this prevent breakouts?
everytime i try a new moisturizer...i break out. i don't want to buy this, and it do the same thing.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
brittanyblueboo
(Kingston, TN)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
10 answers
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answer 1
Not meant to prevent breakouts. However it did reduce my redness (caused my dry skin.)
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
payt
answer 2
it won't prevent breakouts, but it's not going to cause them either. If you're using a topical acne cream this is perfect because it doesn't overbear your skin. If you're not using any other acne meds, I would suggest using a different one with salicylic acid. Think of it as cushioning defense rather than a productive offense.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
crackerluver101
(WA)
answer 3
No, it will not prevent breakouts. If you are oily or breakout prone you should use the dramatically different oil free moisturizer. That is what I use and it's great, it's so light and has never clogged my pores.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
rachk19
(ft myers,fl)
answer 4
I have never used this brand before so i cant really tell you much about it but i have hard about it and all their products are 100% natural
http://www.gloryforgirls.com/product_info.php?products_id=7
there's the link. Hope i helped its also only $16 for 120ml
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
xxvickyxx
(Florida)
answer 5
Everything breaks me out, but not this! I have used this since the mid 80's with never a break out or even a skin tingle!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jpsy2003
(winston-salem,nc)
answer 6
I believe this product is not intended to prevent breakouts of any kind. However, i too was looking for something that would not make my breakouts any worse. I can't wear anything heavy but i still need to moisture. I can truthfully say that this product did not bother my skin and it did give me the light moisture i need.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
calicoagogo
(Santa Cruz, CA)
answer 7
Having acne prone skin, I was always hesitant to try new moisturizers as well. This one didn't irritate my skin at all and didn't cause any breakouts. It's so light and clean feeling. I definitely would recommend it !
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
laurenx
(New York City, NY)
answer 8
If you have dry skin, it could potentially lead to more breakouts. This has mineral oil in it, so I would suggest looking for something more natural without so many chemicals.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
BrittanySchray
(Texas)
answer 9
thanks :) i'll definately check it out.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
brittanyblueboo
(Kingston, TN)
answer 10
Try the products that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid products are designed to help control acne. Clinique has products specially designed for people who face acne problems. Sephora has them. Search for Clinique on the search box and look for the products that are designed for that. :) Hope this helps. Attached is a picture of clarifying lotion just for acne!
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answered 4 years, 2 months ago
GujuBabe
(Houston, TX)
Question
Lotion vs. Gel
I have combination skin and was wondering which moisturizer would be best; the lotion version or the gel version?
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
10 answers
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answer 1
During winter definitely the lotion. It will prevent your skin from appearing dry/ flakey. I would suggest gel for summer when skin is a little more cooperative
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
payt
(Phoenix, az)
answer 2
if you have dry skin the lotion, if you have oily skin the gel.. i have combo, i prefer the lotion, but i use the gel in the summer! :D
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
youloveemma
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I've used the gel before because I have oily skin, but I've also used the lotion. I liked both, but the gel is a little drying for me since I'm using acne produts right now. I switched to the lotion and that was super rich and moisturizing, just a little too moisturizing. The lady at the Clinique counter told me I should switch to Moisture Surge by Clinique, so I did. I like that better than the gel=too drying and the lotion=too greasy!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sweetheart92
(Mpls, MN)
answer 4
I have dry skin, and I prefer the lotion, because it absorbs really well and hydrates.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Read my review, I use both: the lotion during the colder months, and the gel from spring to fall. I would try the gel first and see how that works, it tends to suit combination skin better than the lotion (specially in terms of absorption)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
veve07
(Granville, OH)
answer 6
I have always loved the lotion. I think it goes on more smoothly, feels lightweight, and abosrbs quickly.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
steelman
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
The lotion is definitely better for skin that tends to be on the drier side, rather than the gel, which is better suited for oilier skin. I myself have more of a combination skin situation going on in my t-zone, but I still prefer the lotion, simply because I've tried both, and I feel as though the lotion is better. I believe the point of the gel is that it's less lotion-like, giving those with oily skin a way to get some type of light moisture into their skin without any second thoughts of grease potential. : )
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
megatronm
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 8
I prefer the lotion. I have tried both but for my skin the lotion seems to work better than the gel for my combination skin.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Lizamaye
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 9
Definitely the lotion. it is non greasy so it won't make your skin more oily. and it is very hydrating to keep the dry part of the skin moisturized. I have combination too and tried both the gel and lotion. I love the lotion and really dont like the gel. The gel is not hydrating enough. My skin would still feel very dry after a couple of minutes and I had to keep re-applying. Gel is for really oily skin.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Nadia321
(NJ)
answer 10
I also have combination skin and find that the gel is lighter than the lotion, and doesn't leave me feeling greasy in my t-zone later in the day. However, my skin is on the oilier side of combination. If you skin is on the drier side of combination the lotion may be a better choice. My husband's skin gets dry patches in the winter, and he uses the lotion and says it isn't greasy-feeling, but takes care of his dry patches too. Keep in mind you can always return the product if you don't like it or if it is too heavy or light for you.
answered 4 years ago
vendettafiend
(Edmonton, Canada)
Question
Clinique or Philosophy's Hope in a Jar?
I have dry/normal skin, which can be sensitive to new products. I'm looking for a new moisturizer -- which is better, Dramatically Different or Hope in a Jar?
asked 3 years ago
eyepop
(Boston, MA)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
7 answers
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answer 1
I use both. Hope in a jar is not always enough. I have very dry skin in the winter months so I like clinique because it keeps my skin moisturized. Hope in a jar however gives makeup a more flawless look. I get good results when I apply the clinique and then put philosophy on top of it. I highly suggest buying both products. If you have to choose only one I would say clinique (in the winter months at least) because it will keep skin moisturized all day. Philosphy would probably be okay to use alone in summer when skin isn't so dry.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
payt
(Phoenix, az)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin as well and have tried both. Clinique moisturizes better.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
chicmissmeghan
(Winterset, IA)
answer 3
I've tried both and keep coming back to Dramatically Different. My skin loves this moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jodepper
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 4
I got a sample of hope in a jar because I was hoping it would be more moisturizing, which my dry skin needs. I didn't like it at all. It has a smell that is very unappealing to me (nice way of saying, yuck! wanted it off my face!) and I think I got it too close to my eyes and they started burning! I was tearing up! This might not happen to you but just letting you know.

I also didn't notice that it moisturized my skin any better or even to the same level as dramatically different did.

I recommend dramatically different more than hope in a jar!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smasherasher
answer 5
I have been using this product for years and higly recommend this product. Howeve, I have never used Hope in a Jar so I cannot comment or compare the products.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
joannb
(Bohemia, NY)
answer 6
Hope in a jar has more perfumes. I would advise against it if you are prone to break outs.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
linda000
(Opelika, AL)
answer 7
I USE CLINIQUE ONLY. I'M NOT QUICK TO CHANGE MY FACE PRODUCTS. NEVER TRIED HOPE IN A JAR.
answered 3 years ago
gloriousdee
(chicago, il)
Question
hong long does the 4.2 oz long last
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(LEWIS CENTER)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
7 answers
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answer 1
I bought the bottle 2 months ago and use it every day ( a lot of the time twice a day) still have a more then half the bottle.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
payt
(Phoenix, az)
answer 2
I love this product!..I only use 2 pump for my whole face and last about 1 1/2 months ....leaves face feeling smooth all day!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
prettylovely
(Tracy, Ca)
answer 3
I find that you really do not need a lot. Even using it twice a day it lasts!!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tinanappy
(staten island)
answer 4
For me, it lasted about 7-8 months.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
jenny214
answer 5
Pretty long, it depends on your skin type. Dry-- last a good amount of time. Maybe 2 months-- Normal-- Fairly long. 3 months maybe-- Combination-- Long 4 months-- Oily-- Very long 4 and 1/2 months Hope it helped!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dreamysmile
(LET'S ALL BE KIND TO EACH OTHER!)
answer 6
Mine lasts about 3 months and I use a double pump in the morning and a triple pump at night because of my super dry skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
alli25
(Anaconda, MT)
answer 7
I use it very frequently (2-3 times a day). The bottle will generally last me close to 2 months
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
marianoelle
(Bayside, NY)
Question
Is it ok for a 13 year old to use this?
My younger sister wants to use this product but she is 13 but doesn't have acne. She hasn't started to break out but is scared once she does. Can she still use this at her young age? If not could you please recommend something for her? THANKS!!!!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
qwertylol
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
I think it would be perfectly ok for your younger sister to use this lotion, it's not just for acne prone skin. It's a great daily moisturizer!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
aphibeauty
(San Leandro, Ca)
answer 2
I would recommend a more natural line without too many chemicals. Try Boscia. Their oil-free moisturizers are wonderful.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
mbjunkie
(Natick, MA)
answer 3
Yes. Her skin may feel or act weird when she first starts using it, just because it's something new. Make sure she uses it for a month, even if she starts to break out. It's good to start a skin care routine even if you don't have problems with your skin yet
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
claristotle
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
This would be a fine skin cream for her to use! If her skin is very oily though I would reccomend the gel, but skin changes with hormone flucuations so at that age you just have to try products out. When starting any new routine it's best to try and stick to it for a month to see what your results will really be, unless the products are causing an allergic reaction of course.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 5
She is too young for moisturizer, just needs to use a good cleanser.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DShopper
answer 6
I think this product would work for a 13 year-old. It isn't oily or heavy. If you are concerned or if she doesn't find it lightweight enough, they do also make a gel version of this for oilier skin-types, so that would be an excellent alternative.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
ladymle
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Question
Ive been using the acne set but im experiencing some dry patches. I Think I need another moisturizer to use. Which would be best?
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
kr0123
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
If you have oily skin, use the moisturizing gel. If you have dry or dry combination skin, use the moisturizing lotion.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
claristotle
(Denver, CO)
answer 2
I would not recommend the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion since it contains mineral oil which can clog pores and cause break outs. If you're looking to stick the Clinique line, I would sugget the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or the Acne Solution Moisturizing Lotion as these will be less likely to cause breakouts.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
lovellism
(Riverside, CA)
answer 3
You might want to try the Clinique dramatically different oil free gel moisturizer. Otherwise, DDF (Doctors Dermatalogical Formula) oil free moisture dew is a great moisturizer for acne prone skin.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
rileygal
answer 4
My favorite moisturizer for dry patches is Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe line.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 5
I have rosasea and my skin is very sensitive. Clinique is pure and never irritating. My doctor likes the brand too.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
marj
(Portsmouth, RI.)
answer 6
dramatically difference moisture lotion helps dry skin and heals believe me I was in a bad accident scars healed beautifully
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Blankbaby
(Coquitlam,BC Canada)
Question
is this lotion non-comedogenic ?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
anukampa
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
I believe that all Clinique products are.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 2
Yes. I believe it says so on the bottle too. :)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
yojuicy
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
Yes!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
veve07
(Granville, OH)
answer 4
Just becuase it says "oil-free," it doesn't mean it's non-comedogenic. It contains sesamum indicum (sesame) oil, which is comedogenic, as well as TEA-stearate and Lanolin alcohol--all rated 2-3 out of 5--5 being the most comedogenic.
answered 4 years ago
marvelous1
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I wouldn't layer moisturizers. Clinique sells wonderful makeup with SPF or sunscreen that moisturizes for makeup free days.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
timmygirl
(Texas)
answer 6
It is oil-free
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
POISONBOYS
(Texas)
Question
I love this moisturizer...but I am trying to transition to natural products. Can you recommend a comparable moisturizer for one of the natural lines?
I am currently using the Boscia pure cleansing gel and really like it, i also like the Caudalie products and want to try the REN moisturizers due to the good reviews. I have very fair and sensitive skin, not sure if i would classify myself as having dry or combination skin. I do get very red though! This moisturizer has worked great for me and i really want to try and find a natural one that will give me the same feeling. Thanks for your help!
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
nicblan
(Boston, MA)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
The Jurlique brand has a lot of natural skin care items that don't come with parabens etc...but remember that parabens are important in skin creams because they prevent the growth of bacteria which you wouldn't want on your face!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 2
I would reccomend trying The Body Shop. They have different types of moisturizers for $16. They are an environmentally conscious company and they use some natural ingredients. They have different skincare lines one uses seaweed, another uses oilve oil, and one uses vitamin e. I bought the seaweed one and it mattifies nicely and is slightly more mositurizing than this one. I hope this helps:)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hyori
(poughkeepsie, new york)
answer 3
I do know that Caudalie is generally for people who need anti-aging products. Don't know about REN. I had to return Boscia b/c it made my very sensitive combo skin dry completely up and break out badly. I've since gone back to Clinique and my skin is getting normal again. But use the extra mild cleanser, formula 1 toner and the regular lotion. I've heard that Kate Somerville is good for sensitive skin too, but for the price clinique works for me. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lbooras
(New Orleans, La)
answer 4
I have sensitive skin that turns red easily. I used Boscia Vital Daily Moisture and I would say that it is the most comparable to this. It's also in the same price range.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
junghwa619
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 5
try pangea organics! 100%organic ingredient. the face scrub and moisturizer are superb
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
yaygie
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 6
I've used a couple of the Korres moisturizers. The Wild Rose 24 hr moisturizing is nice...give it a shot!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
lawig4usc
(Covina, CA)
Question
SPF?
I've been using this product for a few days, but then I realized that it does not have sunscreen. If I use another moisturizer with sunscreen will it still work ok?
Sincerely,
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
kooltchy
(Bkly, WV)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
Yep - I use this under my other Clinique SPF moisturiser. Helps that glide on better and doesn't absorp completely. I know it works for sure, as I got a teeny bit burnt the other day and the only parts that weren't were the bits that I had this - and my spf on!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
peejaym
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Probably. Sometimes in the summer I wear Mary Kay's tinted moisturizer with SPF after my Clinique moisturizer has (quickly!) absorbed. The result is beautiful and not greasy at all.
answered 4 years ago
parisxlove
(Raleigh, NC)
answer 3
I used it with a foundation that has SPF. I think that the formula might change if they add another ingredient and change for the worse
answered 4 years ago
glowww333
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I use this moisturizzer daily but when going outside or something since it's summer i like using one with spf. I actually use my Olay complete all day UV skin shield for sensitive skin with an spf of 15, and it's way cheaper than clinique and works good. Or you can just mix your clinique lotion with a tinted moisturizer ( with an spf offcourse) and it'll give you a nice dewy finish for the summer.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
xxvickyxx
(Florida)
answer 5
you should probably put a sunscreen over your lotions anyway. Try Murad anti-aging spf 30. Its pretty hydrating, so in the summer you can use it alone and in the winter you can but it over your regular lotion. Also, it has a mattifying quality which is really nice for shiny skin
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
answer 6
This item can certainly be used underneath your daily sunscreen, or you can use this item at night and your moisturizer with sunscreen in the daytime.

Layering the product will not compromise its efficacy and results.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
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