Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is an excellent option for those with oily or combination skin. It's lightweight, oil-free and won't clog pores. It may not provide enough moisture, however, for those with dry skin. Furthermore, it doesn't contain sunscreen, so a separate SPF-rated product is needed for daytime use. For those who prefer more moisture along with sunscreen, reviewers say you can't go wrong with Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 (*Est. $22 for 2.5 oz.).
Oil-free moisture. Users at TotalBeauty.com say Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel provides just enough moisture for oily/combination skin without clogging pores or leaving skin shiny and greasy -- something difficult to find for oily skin. It relies on dimethicone and glycerin to provide lightweight moisture. Begoun says it also contains antioxidants -- namely vitamin E -- but only a meager amount. It also contains anti-irritants, which help to reduce inflammation. The formula is oil-free and fragrance-free, but it doesn't contain any sunscreen. An additional SPF-rated product is recommended for daytime use.
Silky and lightweight. Begoun says Clinique Dramatically Different is more of a lotion than a gel, but it feels light and silky on the skin. Users at TotalBeauty.com and Amazon.com say that it absorbs quickly and doesn't leave behind any greasy residue. Some, however, say it doesn't provide quite enough moisture.
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Review Credibility: Excellent Although she says that it has only a meager amount of antioxidants, Paula Begoun says that Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel is an excellent option for those with oily or combination skin. She says that it is more of a lotion than a gel, but it's lightweight and has a silky feel.
Review: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel in a Tube by Clinique, Paula Begoun, July 25, 2012
Review Credibility: Good More than 1,300 consumers at MakeupAlley.com review Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, giving it an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars. Users say it absorbs quickly and provides just the right amount of moisture for combination and oily skin types. A few users say it has little moisturizing effect.
Review: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of November 2012
Review Credibility: Good Editors of TotalBeauty.com test the top 10 percent of beauty products -- as rated by users -- to find the best new products of 2010, while readers weigh in to name the Readers' Choice winners. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel makes the list as a readers' favorite. Readers say it's not greasy and soaks into skin quickly.
Review: 2010 TotalBeauty.com Awards: Skin & Body, Editors of TotalBeauty.com, Not Dated
Review Credibility: Good In this YouTube video, a beauty blogger compares Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. She says that the gel absorbs quickly, and the lotion does not, and that it controls shine. The lotion, on the other hand, feels sticky on her face.
Review: Clinique Moisturizing Gel vs. Lotion Review by vangdiane, "vangdiane", Feb. 2, 2009