Saturday, 8 November 2014

Samples #6: Clinique Drammatically Different Moisturizer

I seem to always be using these posts to test samples of high end skin care. Now is that because I'm a tight bugger and I grudge actually forking out the money for the full sized versions or am I just being super saavy? I vote for the latter option as I'm consistently surrounded by too much choice here in beauty bloggerville; besides if you could see the mountain of skin care that seems to be taking over my bathroom you would be sympathetic that I normally end up throwing away half full products (woe is me). 

Now this mousturizer isn't actually all that new to me. In fact, I actually used to use this ages ago when my skin was at that yucky, spotty, adolescent stage, but that was about 7 years ago and I was about 16. Now I recently started using the Clarifying Lotion, which I also used back then, and I can honestly say that it has completely transformed my skin as I no longer suffer from under the skin spots or flaky, dry patches. So, obviously when I got this free with a magazine recently I was eager to see if it would be as good as what I remembered it as being, and whether or not it would work on my more mature skin. 

The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer is a gel like formula (a bit like my favourite Origins product) so it is completely suitable for all skin types, although I would say it would work best on oily skin. I used to have pretty oily skin, but recently (is this something to do with me getting old?!) my skin has been a lot drier and I am no longer touching up my make up 24/7. Halle-bloody-lujhah! When I put this on it was odd to find that it actually mattified my skin perhaps a little more than I'd have wanted. However, it did sink in completely and absorb in a matter of seconds into the skin, which is super handy when I'm in a rush. I did feel like it hydrated the skin and definitely made my skin look smoother, more radiant and (dare I say) alive. It didn't interfere with my make up in the slightest and kept me oil free pretty much the whole day and that's even including my T-zone, so it gets extra brownie points from me there. 

That said, I don't know if this was hydrating enough for me to use as a moisturizer in the autumn/winter so I probably wouldn't purchase this at the moment while my skin is a little on the dry side. It would definitely make a great moisturizer for anyone with super oily skin though as it's gentle enough so as not to break you out, but I still saw the major radiance boost it added to the skin. Perhaps something to put on the summer holiday list for next year. 

Have any of you ever used this before? What were your thoughts? 



  1. What a lovely review! It seems nice. :)

  2. A lot of my sample testings are high end too, best way to try them! I have the gel of this, the miniature but not sample size, it's really good! A lot more refreshing than the moisturiser I think. I have combination skin though so dry skin really isn't an issue with me!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    1. Yeah I think this would be amazing in summer when my skin is a little oily but for now I need something a bit kore moisturising ! Xxxx


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