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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 6 years, 1 month 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, 11 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, 7 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 4 years 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 4 years, 3 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 5 years, 3 months ago
mcr29
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 6
Yes of course, especially since most makeup contains SPF anyway.
answered 5 years, 5 months 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, 6 months 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, 11 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 6 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 1 month 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, 7 months ago
brittanyblueboo
(Kingston, TN)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not meant to prevent breakouts. However it did reduce my redness (caused my dry skin.)
answered 2 years, 11 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, 11 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 4 years, 4 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, 5 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago
BrittanySchray
(Texas)
answer 9
thanks :) i'll definately check it out.
answered 4 years, 7 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, 7 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, 5 months 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, 11 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 4 years 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 4 years, 1 month ago
sweetheart92
(Mpls, MN)
answer 4
I have dry skin, and I prefer the lotion, because it absorbs really well and hydrates.
answered 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 3 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 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 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 4 years, 4 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, 4 months 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, 5 months 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, 11 months ago
payt
(Phoenix, az)
answer 2
I have sensitive skin as well and have tried both. Clinique moisturizes better.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
chicmissmeghan
(Winterset, IA)
answer 3
I've tried both and keep coming back to Dramatically Different. My skin loves this moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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, 5 months ago
gloriousdee
(chicago, il)
Question
hong long does the 4.2 oz long last
asked 3 years, 3 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, 11 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 3 years 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 3 years, 1 month ago
tinanappy
(staten island)
answer 4
For me, it lasted about 7-8 months.
answered 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 2 months ago
marianoelle
(Bayside, NY)
Question
Is it oil-free?
I don't really care about the spf since the one i have now has an spf and just makes my skin very shiny, but it's very important that my moisturizer is oil free.
asked 6 years, 2 months ago
Mads
(Hingham, MA)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
This is not oil free. If you are looking for oil free try the gel version of this face lotion. The gel is oil free.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 2
Thanks! No, my skin isn't naturally very oily, but it's combination and i do get breakouts. The gel is clearly a better chose for people with combination skin.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Mads
(Hingham, MA)
answer 3
If you're worried about breakouts, try the moisturizing gel. I bought it by accident once (instead of the lotion... they're packaged the same way), and it works well on oily skin.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Natalia
(Edmonton, Alberta)
answer 4
I use the gel verison of this lotion moisturizer. I have combination skin, so everyday I apply this and it absorbs into my skin. That is why I use the gel kind because I get oily/dry around my nose and cheeks.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
chunkimonkey27
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
You need to use the Dramatically Different Gel not the lotion. The gel is oil free. I use the lotion but I have very dry aging skin so it would be way too heavy for you.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
zoya123
answer 6
Clinique has a dramatically different moisurizing gel which is oil-free and good for people with shiny skin. Plus,its the same price as the lotion.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
persia
(Laurel, MD)
Question
How long does this product last?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
cch1991
(Stevens Point, WI)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
I use this lotion once every day when I get out of the shower and a regular sized bottle lasts me about 3 months.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Narragansett, RI)
answer 2
I've had my bottle for well over 2 month, and I'm still not done with it. I say about 3 months, but it will varying depending on how much you use
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
claristotle
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
Well, the expiration code at the bottom says it's supposed to last 24 months. I've had mine for almost a year though and it's not even half way gone!
answered 4 years ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 4
I like to use 1-2 pumps twice a day, once in the morning and once at night
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Peceluvsmyl
answer 5
for me If feel a little dry I put some on, throughout the day - most time I don't wear makeup I feel good with just 'the lotion' so one 120 ml could go in a month or so depends on you!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Blankbaby
(Coquitlam,BC Canada)
answer 6
The 4 ounce bottle lasts around 10 weeks (I use three pumps on my face and neck morning and night). But the actual formula lasts all day to keep your face moisturized.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
shelbylicious
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Question
WHAT IS YOUR BEST LOTION OR CREAM THAT GOES UNDER YOUR MAKEUP DAILY FOR OILY TO COMBINATION SKIN
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
ALTMAN
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
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answer 1
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing GEL.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
makeupjunkie111
(CT)
answer 2
Definately the Clinique Dramatically different moisturizing GEL. Just be sure you dont get the lotion! Its super greasy(: hope i helpedd.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
cupcake15
answer 3
Definitely the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
brennastar
(washington DC)
answer 4
I have combination skin and I love the Prairie Skin Caviar lift eye cream to go under my concealer and foundation.
answered 4 years ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 5
I have combo/oily skin and there are some good ones. It depends on your skin though, everyone is different. A really good one is Sheer Transformation by Ole Henkrisen which is nice and light, also Kate somerville has a nice goats milk cream or if your really oily, she has an oil free cream too. I am currently loving Korres yogurt cream, which is really lightweight and nice. I use Murad anti-aging spf 30 lotion over my Korres cream, for protection and because it also leaves a matte finish.

I have found that Claudlie had a purifying concentrate serum that you put on at night and then follow wth your lotion and its basically putting essential oils on your face but I have noticed a difference in the oilness of my skin since I have started using it. I would recommend this prodcut to anyone who has combo/oily to oily skin.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
answer 6
You may want to try this in the gel form if your skin tends to be combo normal/oily. Follow up with their City Block Sheer for SPF.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kalex
(Bellevue, NE)
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, 11 months ago
qwertylol
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
Answers
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, 11 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, 7 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, 10 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 4 years ago
destinyheather
(New York)
answer 5
She is too young for moisturizer, just needs to use a good cleanser.
answered 4 years, 10 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, 11 months ago
ladymle
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)
Question
Looking for a lotion for 50 and dry skin
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
50deb
on Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I gave a sample to my 84 year old grandmother and her dehydrated skin started changing in a week. So we bought the bottle and she is overjoyed with how smooth her crepey skin has become. So if it can do that for a senior, I am sure that it is worth a try for a youngster!
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
lizzie1993
(Modesto, CA)
answer 2
Yes - but you'd use this as the base under your more intensive moisturiser. My mum has really dry skin across her cheeks and she loves this stuff. Finds that the dry patches are gone and her regular moisturiser doesn't absorp too fast.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
peejaym
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I am going to be 49 soon and I have dry patches on my skin...this lotion really helps without being super greasy...hope that helps a little?!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
sassyone1
(Calabasas, CA)
answer 4
I have used this since my mid 30's. I am almost 60, and yes, it is wonderful to control dry skin.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jpsy2003
(winston-salem,nc)
answer 5
I put this on before I do my makeup.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ashley710
(Livingston NJ)
answer 6
If you have dry skin, this lotion may work for you. They also have a repairware for very dry skin (which grandmother uses and LOVES - althouhg she has really very dry skin) and its for mature skin. I would probably try that one first since it has anti-aging benefits as well.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
ilovemyyorkie
(New York, NY)
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