The Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion of Clinique has been reformulated for a while now so it’s time for a new review.
The Story of Clinique in a nutshell
Clinique has been developed by Evelyn Lauder (daughter-in-law of Estée Lauder). Evelyn Lauder came up with the brand because in the 60’s there wasn’t a lab-formulated skincare brand. She was the first person to wear the trademark white lab coat, now worn by Clinique Consultants worldwide. Personally I see the lab coat as a very smart marketing tool, but that’s an other story.
The packaging of the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is very simple but elegant at the same time. The pump works perfect, very hygienic as well.
The ingredients that Clinique has used for this moisturizer isn’t that special. Or shall we say; not so Dramatically Different ;-)
Studying the ingredient-list and we see that the ingredients are kind of cheap and are also used in $2,- aftersun products. AUCH.
I didn’t like the fact that they are using unnecessary synthetic ingredients to give this moisturizer a yellow color, like Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 33. Using to much of this stuff can be very irritating for sensitive skin. Funny, because Clinique is marketing their product as lab-formulated “doctorish-estheticianish” advised. Well I’m a licensed esthetician and I can tell you that this stuff is useless. Thank god they have used some nice ingredients like “Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract”.
Applying the moisturizer
Applying the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was a bit of a shock. Never experienced something like this before. It just sat on top of my face and made it sting. So I have cleaned my face with a good cleanser and tried it again. A little better, but not much. I couldn’t believe it! But it could be me, so I have tried it on a client with very dry skin. Same result, just does’t get absorbed. This makes me mad. How can such a big company like Estee Lauder make such a awful product?! It looks like all the millions of dollars they make are invested in marketing instead of research.
Results and conclusion
This moisturizer is way to thick and doesn’t absorb. Just another example that an expensive moisturizer isn’t always better.
Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Urea, Lanolin Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 33.