Sunday, 28 February 2010

A Review: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
For Oily/Combination Skin

What Do I Think?
This stuff is the bee's knees! Honestly, I think I love it enough to dub it my 'Holy Grail' facial moisturiser! Woah! I purchased a set of minis from the Clinique 3 Step facial system for oily skin, from eBay of course (loads cheaper!), and have been using it for approx. 2.5 - 3 months (I'm super impressed at how long the mini's have lasted me too). I will review the other items separately, but I am just so impressed with this moisturiser it deserves its own space! The Dramatically Different Moisturiser also comes in a lotion formulation, but the gel is specifically for oilier skin tones, and is not quite as heavy on the skin. It is extremely light, and a little of this goes a really long way, which I like because it doesn't feel like you're drowning your face in product. It sinks into the skin instantly, and is a great base for make up too, I've found it removes the need for a primer. My skin has changed slightly during my pregnancy, it has become slightly dry in places (my temples, around my nose and along the hairline) but I'm also putting this down to the ravaging effects of winter. This moisturiser does a fantastic job at not only making my skin feel quenched, soft and smooth, but it also seems to absorb and prevent oil on my face. Bonus! This means my make up has been lasting longer too, and I'm just so thrilled with the results. I do miss using my Liz Earle (which I do love, and will review soon), but personally I think this product has the edge, and I'm really enjoying using it everyday. I just love it :)

Where Is It Available?
Clinique is available in large Boots stores in the UK, along with most department stores, various online retailers, and of course the Clinique website.

How Much Will It Cost?
If you buy the full size bottle (125ml) which comes with a handy pump from the Clinique (or Boots) website, it will cost you £27.00 (ouch!), the smaller size in a tube (50ml) is £15.00. I purchased a 30ml sample size from eBay, along with two other items, and the whole lot cost me less than £5!

Would I Recommend It?
YES, YES, YES!!!

Star Rating:
5/5