Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion

After running out of my Clarins Daily Energizer Cream-Gel recently, I decided I wanted a change and picked up something different. Having tried the original Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion in the past and not liking it, I was interested in trying the reformulated lotion to see if it was any better.cliniqueWhen I used the original moisturiser I just didn’t feel like it made much difference to my skin -other than leaving it feeling sticky when I woke up the next morning – so I stopped using it and ended up throwing it out. The new formula has a slightly thinner texture than the original, added smoothing agents, new moisturising agents Urea and Sodium Hyaluronate and is branded with a ‘+’ to the name to identify it by.


Clinique say…

‘The big plus: Our new formula now helps strengthen skin’s own moisture barrier. More moisture stays in.  Skin feels soft, springy. Has a healthy-looking glow.’

Unfortunately apart from the name, there is nothing dramatically different about it. My experience with the ‘+’ edition was no better than the original. Although the fragrance free yellow liquid looks great in the practical pump bottle, the product itself just doesn’t play ball. It doesn’t sink into my skin at all, it sits on top making my face feel tight and sticky – gross. 


The formula remains average to say the least. Most of the ingredients in the moisturiser are cheap and not beneficial. Mineral oil for example – just google it. There are so many products from Clinique that I love, I don’t go anywhere without my  chubby stick shadows, but this just isn’t for me. I won’t be fooled by the pretty packaging into buying this one again!

If you have tried this moisturiser I’d love to know how you got on. Did it work for you?



  • I’ve heard mineral oil is no good to the skin, the formula of this does not sound good either – will definitely be steering clear!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • It’s so silly, mineral oil doesn’t benefit your skin in any way! I wish I had of too haha thanks for reading Alice 🙂 xx

  • I love Clinique products – they work really well


  • Found this product is horrible for combination skin, it felt that it was just on my skin and didn’t soak in. Felt so greasy on my skin like an oil slick. I will try this product again to see if the new one helps in any way. But there are so many other products out there that are so much better !

    • I’m glad it’s not just me! Yes definitely, it’s not the cheapest either which is annoying xx

  • I have tried it once and I knew that it is not worth it my money. I agree with the comment about stickiness. It was not pleasant. Visit me at You can follow me here:
    Have a lovely day, Iga x

    • Really not worth the money. Thanks for reading Iga xx

  • GoFashiondeals

    I liked the gel better. Now I really love the Hydra beauty cream from Chanel. Which reminds me I am out of it.

    • Oh that sounds fab, I’ve never tried anything from Chanel xx

  • Truth B Told

    I loved this product but I have a few friends who said it didn’t work well on their skin type! I did enjoy this product, the original and the +, it’s a shame it didn’t agree with your skin type 🙁

    • I know, it’s annoying. If only there was a way of knowing if something would work for you before you bought it! Thanks for reading 🙂 xx

  • That’s such a shame! I hate wasting money with things like this, I bought a micellar water the other day and it dried my skin out so much I just had to chuck it, it wasn’t even something I could revisit – like this, too!
    I’m glad people like yourself write such honest reviews, so helpful!


    • Aw that is so annoying, I know – if only we knew how our skin would react before we splurge! Thanks Emily 🙂 xx

  • I completely agree with your review on this! This was the one moisturizer that broke me out bad and my skin almost never get any spots. My dry skin looks like an oil slick with this.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • It was horrible! So unlike me to react to a Clinique product badly as well. Thanks for reading Shireen 🙂 xx

  • I’ve never been a big fan of clinique’s face products. They just don’t work well on my face. However, my mom LOVES this moisturizer in particular. She never uses anything else and swears by it, but I guess each person’s skin is different. Having said that I’ve been trying for the past 10 years to try and come up with the perfect skin care products / regime for myself. It’s definitely a trial and error thing.

    Megan |

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