Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

BY Clinique
4.4/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a dermatologist-developed oil-free face moisturizer that maintains optimal moisture balance on oily skin. It softens your skin, improves its texture, and makes it glow. This oil-free moisturizer combines its hydrating properties with skin-strengthening ingredients to make your skin look younger and feel fresher for a longer time. It comes in two sizes: in a tube and in a bottle with a pump dispenser.

Product Reviews

4.4/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Oil-free

Non-acnegenic

Paraben-free

Suitable for oily skin

Gets absorbed quickly

Fragrance-free

Phthalate-free

Allergy-tested

Developed by dermatologists

Alcohol-free

SLS free

Talc-free

Vegan

CONS

Expensive

No SPF

4.6/5

PROS

Does not cause breakouts

Gets absorbed quickly

Paraben-free

Oil-free

Lightweight formula

All day hydration

CONS

No long-term effect


Ladies, do you spend more money on clothes or cosmetics?
Well, I am guilty of spending an equal amount on both. Basically, I live way above my means. But YOLO! (Just to clarify, I am not encouraging you to throw away your money randomly.)

So, one of my purchases from last month was Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Since then, I have been using it every day. I have very oily skin, so much so that within a few minutes of wash my face and applying makeup, my skin looks shiny again. It’s annoying!

Did Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel work for me?
Yes, it certainly did. Let’s talk about its packaging first. I got the tube because I wanted to tell myself that I saved some money if it didn't work. The tube is beige with a screw silver cap. It works well because it does not get messy and the size is convenient.

I was very impressed with its light gel texture. I dislike creamy moisturizers even during the winter season because I have oily skin. This gel-moisturizer glides on my skin with ease, and though it is dry season now, it is giving my skin the right amount of moisture that it needs.

I haven’t seen any effect on my pimples, but it didn’t break me out, so I have no problem. Regarding my oil secretion, to be honest, it controls the oil for a solid three to four hours which is pretty high considering how fast my skin gets oily. But I am very doubtful if it is a long-term solution. I say this because there are days I just stay at home without applying this moisturizer and my skin got just as oily as before.

So the conclusion is, you need to use it everyday.

3.9/5

PROS

Hygienic packaging

Oil-free

Lightweight

Suitable for oily skin

CONS

No SPF

Not fragrance-free


I have been using the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap for oily-combination skin with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel since the beginning of this year. It is costly, but the way my oily skin is responding to it is impressive. So I feel it’s totally worth it. Anything for my skin!

But this isn’t as perfect as I’m making it sound. The gel-moisturizer does have some flaws - it does not have SPF! It is essential to have sun protection in every moisturizing formula, especially for oily to combination skin. And also, though it claims to be fragrance-free, that’s not entirely true. It does have some sort of smell.

Will I repurchase? Not sure, I might look for a better alternative. But I’m keeping the facewash.

4.7/5

PROS

Non-greasy

Hygienic packaging

Light texture

Paraben-free

A little goes a long way

Reduces oiliness

Oil-free

Miosturizes skin well

CONS

Not suitable for dry skin


Since I have acne-prone and sensitive skin, this is my holy grail moisturizer. The best part is its gel texture and it does not cause breakouts. After eight months of use, I will say that it is a safe choice that hydrates oily skin without making it greasy. It is totally worth it because just a tiny amount covers my face and neck.

It wouldn’t be sufficient for dry skin. I think Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ will suit them better. My cousin uses it, and I heard good things about it.

4.3/5

PROS

Light texture

Hydrates your skin

Matte finish

Mild formula

CONS

No SPF

Expensive


I like how it gives me a matte finish even during the summer season. I have combination skin, so mostly gel moisturizers are advised. That way, this moistuizer works very well. My only wish though is that it had sun protection. I have to put another layer of sunscreen to protect my skin,, but thankfully Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is very light in texture. Otherwise, it would be a zero for me.

Question & Answers

December 13, 2018

How to use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel?

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 14, 2018

Janaki RaghuramanDecember 14, 2018

Apply the moisturizing gel in the following manner:

Take a pea-sized amount.

With clean hands, gently massage it all over your face and neck.

Use twice a day for best results.

December 12, 2018

Does Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel have any side effects?

Mansi SharmaDecember 13, 2018

Mansi SharmaDecember 13, 2018

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel contains butylene glycol that dries out your skin. So, people with sensitive and dry skin should stay away from it. No other side effects have been recorded.

December 11, 2018

What are the ingredients of this moisturizing cream?

Isha RajgopalDecember 12, 2018

Isha RajgopalDecember 12, 2018

The ingredients are: Water\\Aqua\\Eau , Dimethicone , Isododecane , Butylene Glycol , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Glycerin , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract , Saccharomyces Lysate Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\\Extrait D'Orge , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cake , Caffeine , Trehalose , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) , Polysilicone-11 , Silica , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Oleth-10 , Lactobacillus Ferment , Laureth-23 , Laureth-4 , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Carbomer , Caprylyl Glycol , Hexylene Glycol , Tromethamine , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , Potassium Sorbate , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Red 4 (Ci 14700) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985).

December 10, 2018

Does it work on acne-prone skin?

Jhanvi SinghDecember 11, 2018

Jhanvi SinghDecember 11, 2018

Yes, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel controls oil secretion and maintains optimal moisture balance. That’s how this gel-moisturizer controls the occurrence of new pimples. It also helps in drying out the pimples.

December 9, 2018

Is this gel-moisturizer suitable for only the summer season?

Isha RajgopalDecember 10, 2018

Isha RajgopalDecember 10, 2018

No, it works effectively in all seasons. Though it is a gel formula, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel moisturizes the skin intensely, keeping it nourished and hydrated all day long.