If you buy something from the affiliate links, marked with an '*', I may earn a small commission. This does not bias product recommendations.
Ok, I know I’m about 40 years too late for this to be a ground-breaking review but this is a product that I believe to be one of the most effective on the market.
Created by the skin care company that inspired them all, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion is something pretty unique indeed.
Firstly, there is no difference between this and Clinique’s M-Lotion- it’s the same thing, completely [It was brought to my attention that the formulations, although similar are not exactly the same, just wanted to mention this that there are differences between the men’s and women’s!] There are two formulations, this for very dry-dry/combination skin and an oil-free gel for combination-oily skin types. Both formulations endeavour to achieve the same balancing effect, one by adding oil and the other by reducing it.
This product, being one of the first products brought out by Clinique in the late 60′s, was designed to balance the skin’s natural oil and water. Its formulation was one that Clinique’s Dermatologists established as being the closest thing to the oil and water that our skin naturally produced.
It contains no SPF, no anti-ageing, in fact very little ‘extras’ at all simply because it really doesn’t need. This therefore allows it to be ageless, genderless, raceless and perfect for even the most sensitive skin. It’s been designed to balance and restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier which allows it to be more responsive to anything you wish to layer over the top of it, be it serums or sun protection products. Just think of it as a skin primer. As with any product, it works best when the skin has been well prepared with a good facial wash and regular exfoliation, as unprepared skin won’t allow the product to penetrate quite as easily.
The product remains to be Clinique’s number 1 selling product of all time, and one of the world’s number 1 moisturisers (possibly the number one but I really couldn’t say). If this is something you’ve never tried before then I’d recommend going to your local Clinique counter and having a sit down consultation- you will never be pressured but it’s a great way to find out your skin type and how your skin concerns can be treated.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion £29/125ml at Clinique Online
Subscribe to my free monthly newsletter and get my skincare and beauty insights straight to your inbox.