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Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

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Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

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Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is a dermatologist-developed formula that combines oil-free hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients. Your daily moisturizer helps skin look younger, longer. It's the best moisturizer for oily skin or oily/combination Skin. Drier skins should try Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

The secret's in the system. Their revolutionary 3-Step Skin Care System was created by a celebrated dermatologist. It's simple, customized, and takes just three minutes, twice a day: cleanse with Facial Soap, exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion, moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ or Gel.

Formula Facts:
  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance free
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Oil free
  • Paraben Free

Explore Clinique's Perfect Skin Care Routine - Click here!

  • Use twice a day, morning and night, after cleansing with Facial Soap and exfoliating with Clarifying Lotion
  • Apply to face and throat all over, or where needed
  • If a serum is part of your daily routine, apply after Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • If eye cream is part of your daily routine, apply after Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Water / Aqua / Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Caffeine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Polysilicone-11, Silica, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Oleth-10, Lactobacillus Ferment, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 4 (CI 14700), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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CliniqueDramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
 
4.6

(based on 480 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Goes on smoothly (374)
  • Moisturizes well (368)
  • Not greasy (368)
  • Absorbs quickly (356)
  • Long lasting (206)

Cons

  • Not long-lasting (22)
  • Too greasy or heavy (9)
  • Doesn't absorb well (6)
  • No sun protection (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (341)
  • After shower/bath (193)
  • Dryness (104)
  • Deep moisturization (97)
  • Winter dryness (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (185), Survivalist / minimalist (123), Beauty expert (35), Budget shopper (31), Brand buyer (20)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (3), 30 minutes (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 480 customers

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1.0

Buy the travel size first to see how your skin will react

By Kanwal

from College Station, TX

Pros

  • Left my skin feeling soft

Cons

  • Broke me out like crazy!!

Best Uses

    Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

    I bought this product thinking I was going to fall in love with it because I heard great things about this moisturizer and that it was perfect for people with oily skin like me but boy was I wrong. I don't usually break out but for some reason, within the first few days of using this product, my skin went going crazy. I thought it was probably just purging and adjusting to moisturizer but it was causing so many cystic pimples all over my face and it was painful. The more I used it, the worse it got so I decided to stop and noticed my skin going back to normal a week or two later. I don't know if it was because it was a gel moisturizer or the ingredients in this product.

     
    5.0

    Best face lotion, ever.

    By Cpotts

    from New Orleans

    Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

    I have used this off and on for about 10 years. I'll try something else...but I *always* end up come back to this stuff y'all! It moistures so beautifully & dries quickly without and oily or any type of residue. Tour skin is just soft af. Worth ever penny & it's honestly not that expensive for how amazing it is. Ok, I'm done. Buy it! Haha

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Beauty Noob

    from Indiana

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Absorbs Quickly
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Moisturizes Well
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

      Got a sample of this. Love it! Will definitely buy! It moisturizes my oily skin without making me feel like a greasy nightmare.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Gel is cooling but beware of the silicone!

      By Jaye

      from Texas

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Absorbs Quickly
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Long Lasting
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Under makeup

        Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

        I have pretty dry skin but I love the cooling effect of gel moisturizers, which tend to be marketed to oily skin. This product is fantastic at calming my facial redness and smoothing out my face before makeup. I will warn you that the product contains silicone, which is not a big deal (and the reason it smooths out so nicely) however if your face wash does not contain a sulfate it will simply build up on your skin and create breakouts. Just take care that you have a stronger face wash or are diligent with your toners and it should not be an issue.

         
        4.0

        Great!

        By Taya

        from MA

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Not Long-Lasting

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dryness

        Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

        I love this stuff. The only problem I had with it was, it didn't last very long on my skin. A few hours later I'm peeling. I am using Retain A treatment for blemishes. That might have something to do with the dryness. I might to use the cream instead of the gel for a little more hydration. Would definitely recommend for someone who is oily.

         
        5.0

        Great for Combo skin with oily T zone

        By Bella

        from Texas

        Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

        This gel moisturizer is great for combo skin. It's always good to go with a gel if you have oily skin regular cream can make you more oily. This gel helps keep away oils and doesn't make skin
        more oily. I also noticed my skin tone evened out with this. Also doesn't clog pores or sit on skin.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for everyday use

        By Kathleen

        from Connecticut

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well

        Cons

        • No Sun Protection
        • Not Long Lasting

        Best Uses

        • After Shower/Bath
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

        I love this moisturizer and I use it every morning before work/school. It absorbs quickly and smoothly, it doesn't have a scent, and it doesn't make me look greasy or oily. It isn't THE most moisturizing product so if you have very dry skin I'd recommend the lotion version or a different moisturizer (I use the Moisture Surge at night for added hydration). I do however wish they came out with a SPF version of this product! I love the gel consistency as my pores clog easily but especially since summer's coming around, I'd love something with some protection!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best moisturizer I've found

        By Mrsdeans

        from Benson. NC

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Quickly
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Moisturizes Well
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dryness

          Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

          I have combination skin so it's hard to ring a good moisturizer. I have tried many different things and this is the best

           
          5.0

          The best moisturizer!

          By Lex

          from Clovis,Ca

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absorbs Quickly
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting
          • Moisturizes Well
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • After Shower/Bath
            • Daily Use
            • Deep Moisturization
            • Dryness

            Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

            After washing my face and applying the clarifying lotion I use the moisturizer last and my skin feels amazing.

             
            5.0

            I love this product

            By Amaks

            from Cville, VA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Absorbs Quickly
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Moisturizes Well
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Deep Moisturization

              Comments about Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel:

              I was looking for a product that moisturizes and reduces shine. This product does it for me.

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              • Q:

                Does this have any SPF?
                Asked on 4/20/2018 by lauren275 from mount Pleasant

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello. Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel does not contain an SPF. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 4/23/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                i have been using this moisturizer for a while and i love it, and i recently started using bio oil to help with scarring. i thought oils should go on after moisturizer, but in the instructions (randomly read them lol) it said to put serums on AFTER applying this..so, i would just like a little clarification on which order to use the products, or if it even matters at all. thank you!
                Asked on 4/8/2018 by sam from bloomingtonj

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is part of our 3 step system in which serums are applied after and followed by booster moisturizer. If this is your only moisturizer, apply your serum first and follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 4/9/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have pretty normal skin - not really dry or oily at all. I only have breakouts occasionally. I'm concerned about using the dramatically different lotion that contains oil for fear of that causing a breakout. Would this product work well for my normal skin type? Would I follow this product with my serum (smart serum), eye cream (smart eye serum) and then another moisturizer (I use the smart day and night cream)? Would this product even be necessary with my other products? Thanks in advance!
                Asked on 4/1/2018 by tori from tipton

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello. We describe your skin as a skin type 3 (comfortable all over-oily combination). Yes, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel will be an oil-free moisturizer to control surface oil and keep the skin comfortable. Follow with your Clinique Smart Custom-Repair and Eye Serum and Smart Moisturizers. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 4/1/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have combination /oily skin and I've heard a lot of good things about this product, but my question is how much does it lasts on the skin?and how long it takes to go through the bigger bottle of this?
                Asked on 3/18/2018 by ana from Tehran

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel controls surface oil while helping oily skin feel more comfortable and hydrated. With twice a day usage, it lasts typically 4-6 weeks. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 3/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have combination skin, more on the oily side and it is acne prone- I tend to have bumps on my forehead and oily t-zone. I wanted to know if the gel or lotion is better for my skin type?
                Asked on 2/21/2018 by anita from Fremont, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is oil-free and helps to absorb surface oil for a more comfortable feel. We know you'll enjoy the oil-control and can't wait to hear your results!

                  Answered on 2/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Is this water based or oil based or silicone based?
                Asked on 2/20/2018 by steph from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Yes, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is water based and oil free. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 2/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Does this product contain any fragrances?
                Asked on 1/31/2018 by Amanda from PA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! All Clinique products, including Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, is 100% fragrance-free. Be sure to let us know your results!

                  Answered on 1/31/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have super oily skin and am looking for a moisturizer to wear under my foundation to help extend the wear of my foundation. Would this moisturizer help with that?
                Asked on 1/17/2018 by Angie from Little Rock, AR

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel absorbs surface oil so that skin feels more comfortable and strengthen skin. Try Superprimer Universal Face Primer under foundation to create the perfect makeup canvas. Be sure to let us know what you think.

                  Answered on 1/17/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                May i know if this product is perfect for people who have oily skin like me? Thanks!
                Asked on 1/10/2018 by Nia from Philippines

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel helps to absorb surface oil to leave the skin feeling more comfortable throughout the day. Be sure to let us know your results!

                  Answered on 1/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Will this gel control my oiliness
                Asked on 12/29/2017 by Alyssia from American Canyon, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Yes, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is lightweight and helps to control surface oil for a more comfortable feel and look. Be sure to let us know your results!

                  Answered on 12/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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