I have been using this moisturiser as part of the Clinique 3 step reigeme. The pump makes it easy to dispense the correct amount of moisturiser and its light formula absorbs quickly into my skin. I have noticed a visible reduction in the fine lines on my face since using the product and have received several compliments on my skin.
This is my absolute all time favourite moisturiser! Having had oily skin my entire life (now in late 40s), I just love this product as it feels good Dot the touch and is absorbed quickly into my skin. Which means I can even apply on busy days when I have to put a full face of makeup on and get to work in a hurry. On makeup-free days it’s a joy to wear and leaves my skin feeling supple while non greasy to the touch.
After my skin recently started to break out in blind pimples and whiteheads on my jawline, I decided to try Clinique again as my current moisturiser clear wasn't cutting it anymore and it had been years since I'd used Clinique (having used their three-step with the moisturising lotion a few years back). I'm so glad I found this gel moisturiser as it's already made a very noticeable difference in just a few weeks. The gel is perfect for my oily, blemish-prone skin as rich creams and lotions tend to break me out, but this hydrates without making my skin oilier and is definitely helping heal blemishes. It's very well priced, and the availability of different sizes is fantastic too.
This is an absolutely stunning product for my fellow combination to oily, acne prone and prone to sensitivity beauty lovers!
The iconic yellow gel is housed in a beautiful and sturdy glass bottle which, while one could argue is not a great packaging move, is definitely durable and fine for travel. The product itself is a very light gel cream texture (as per the name) and has little to no scent.
When applied to the skin it sinks in very quickly and leaves a soft finish that isn't too sticky nor does it feel that your skin has simply sucked it away. The ingredient list is simple and contains no triggers for my acne but for those who are on top of their game I suggest ensuring your read the list yourselves to make sure.
The effects of this are wonderful! It sits perfectly under SPF and makes a great "primer" due to how light it is. It also strikes the perfect balance of being moisturising and hydrating without making my already combo skin produce more oil. In fact, it seems to help reduce sebum production which is a great bonus!
I would highly suggest seeking out a sample or even the smaller, travel size to try the product out!
I think Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel is the stand-out product from Clinique's 3-step program.
The moisturiser is oil-free, comes in either its iconic rectangular pump bottle or a squeeze tube (in the case of 50mL). Although fragrance-free, the moisturiser has a very refreshing scent which probably comes from its soothing cucumber extracts. I use one to two pumps on my entire face and neck area, and the moisturiser is very quickly absorbed without leaving any residue. Even though it is an oil-free moisturiser, it is very soothing and moisturising on my normal to combination skin. In particular, I love using this moisturiser on my skin during the warmer seasons, as it is very light weight and does not give me any shine throughout the day. The moisturiser reduces the look of my fine lines, and my makeup goes on top of this moisturiser smoothly and evenly. I also found that this product is of good value considering f the big (125mL) size - usually moisturisers come in a much smaller 50mL.
I am taking one star off in this review because I have purchased a batch of this moisturiser, in a limited edition bottle, which I found it "off" in scent, consistency and colour. I contacted Clinique customer service and I was quickly provided with a refund. I think that the issue might have been one-off, considering that it was a limited edition batch, but I would have been happier with this product if there is more consistency across the different batches.
My daily moisturizer.
Not too oily for my rather dry skin. Is absorbed straight away (partly because of how dry my skin is!) and feels non-greasy immediately.
Find this is a great base before my primer which can sometimes make my dry skin break out.
Worth the money as you only need one pump (size of a pea) to cover your whole face so one bottle goes a long way!
I really like this moisturizer. I have combination skin and it hydrates my dry spots perfectly without being too heavy where I'm oily. It is lightweight and not greasy as I've found with some other moisturizers.
It's a good price for the size you get feeling like an expensive moisturizer but quite affordable.
It really is a good moisturizer, one that would work on any skin type
One of those moisturizers that you use and you know you've spent your money well! It feels like quality. I use this in summer as a light moisturizer and feels like a luxury!
I love this clinique product. I have found that it spreads really well and evenly on the skin and is a perfect moisturiser for anyone with oily or combination skin. It is very lightweight and glides onto my skin easily. I know it is quite expensive but the bottle lasts a long time so for that reason I definitely think it is well worth the money. You only need such a small amount each use.
I have been using Clinique for years and i am so impressed with the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, it leaves my skin feeling young again and you certainly don't need a lot, great value.
This is such a lovely, lightweight hydrating gel-cream that feels weightless and absorbs instantly leaving no residue. I like that it comes in a pump bottle and I find a little goes a long way. I have dehydrated cheeks and this gel really helps smooth out my dehydration lines, but doesn't leave my skin greasy. It's also perfect if you have sensitive skin and cannot use skincare products with a strong fragrance. Definitely recommend this product for combination to oily skin types who want a lightweight daily moisturiser.
This moisturising gel is fantastic for oily skins but I have also found that friends have commented on how is nice it is for dry/combination skin under their makeup. To eliminate any shine.
The price point is so affordable especially if you go the 125ml pump. A little bit goes a long way and you can still layer with your serum, spf and makeup.
This ones a must
After recieving a Clinique gift pack, I started using the Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, but found that it didn't help my oily skin - instead I was reccomended to try the gel version, and I'm so happy I did.
The pump design makes getting the product out easy without putting bacteria into the bottled product. I usually use one pump on my skin, and just rub it into my face.
The moisturiser doesn't smell like any hardcore chemicals, and makes my skin feel soft and healthy. Also, the product lasts a long time, so the price os definitely worth it in comprimise to cheaper alternatives.
Absolutely love this moisturizer!
Great for oily skin, hydrates my skin it's lightweight doesn't feel greasy when applying it and goes a long way don't need to saturate your face with the product to feel hydrated.
Highly recommend for oily skin. The gel consistency glides and absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy layer. Convenient classic pump bottle and i am surprised how little product you need with application.
I love using this moisturising gel. It feels lovely and soothing on my skin and does not leave my skin oily. I found it really hydrating and I use it every morning and night.
This product is the final step to the 3 step regime recommended by Clinique - the gel formula left my skin feeling tighter and nourished. I think the gel is perfect for oily skin people as it doesn't leave the skin feeling greasy instead you get a tight feeling after application. Highly recommend!!!
This moisturiser is amazing! It's beautifully nourishing and leaves my skin soft & supple but doesn't make me oily or shiny. It's super light & a little goes a long way.
This moisturiser is excellent for oily skin as it is a gel formula, therefore i find it less oily and shiny on my skin than the other formula. A little goes along way with this moisturiser. Highly recommend!
Oily skin and moisturising don't go together right? At least that's what I used to think. I was set in my ways and refused to wear a moisturiser thinking it would make my skin greasy and clog my pores, making my problematic skin even more of a nightmare. Having oily skin has required an extensive amount of products and strict skincare routine but I never thought a moisturiser was necessary. All that time I was washing, exfoliating and wiping away all that oil thinking that would help when in reality I was stripping my skin of all it's moisture, leading to a vicious cycle of more oil and more harsh products! I talked to a beauty therapist and she had recommended I try the Clinique moisturising gel to help balance and calm my skin. Thinking I had nothing to lose I decided to try it out and boy did it help! My skin was thirsty for this gel, just drinking it right up like a cold glass of water on a hot summer day. I loved the feeling of it's lightweight, water like texture. Within a week I had seen a huge improvement in my skin. Less oil, skin was a lot more calm and I didn't have as many breakouts. It was just the right amount of hydration for my skin while still looking fresh. I no longer had to blot my face every hour to keep it from looking like a disco ball. It was soothing, gentle and was just what my skin so desperately needed! Now it is an important part of my daily routine!