Review: Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

Skincare has always been a challenge for me. Since I have very sensitive combination skin, shopping for any kind of skin care item is always a fiasco. As many of you know, I’m budget oriented and love to find products that are economical; however, I don’t mind paying for the perfect product if it does exactly what I need. Moisturizer is one of those that has required me to jump through hoops to find the perfect product. And………… I can honestly say I’ve found my perfect moisturizer.

Now I have to say that when I originally tried Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion back in high school I didn’t like it. It felt to heavy on my skin and I thought it took too long to absorb. Looking back, I think my problem was not the product itself but the fact that I was applying too much of it and not giving it enough time to absorb.  Over time my skin has certainly become a bit drier and flash forward 10 years later, my skin drinks this stuff up. Since I’m a product junkie, I’ve tried other moisturizers on the market only to find myself disappointed and wondering why I would even stray from perfection. My love for this product is 5 years and going strong.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is fragrance-free and doesn’t have any type of smell in my opinion. It does not irritate my skin or cause breakouts and after applying it to my face, my skin feels comfortable. I apply Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizer in the morning before makeup and often times at night if I don’t feel like using a special cream. Keep in mind that it is important to give your skin ample time to absorb the moisturizer if you apply it in the morning before makeup. I usually am ready to apply my face makeup 5 minutes after I’ve applied the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.

Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion comes in a  1.7 fl. oz bottle ($14) and a 4.2 fl oz. bottle ($25). I typically purchase the biggest one and it lasts me between 2 1/2 to 3 months with everyday use twice a day. This averages out to $10 a month for a morning and evening moisturizer which is a total steal. If you’re skin is sensitive, dry or combination, definitely give Clinque’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion a try. I know I’m glad I did!


Packaging: 5 out of 5— Love the pump dispenser on the 4.2 fl. oz. version

Quality: 5 out of 5— This moisturizer is holy grail for me.    

Price: 2.5 out of 5— This product is very affordable; however, it is slightly more expensive then drugstore products but much less then many department store products. 

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About Jennifer Lynn

Jennifer Lynn is a working mom that lives in sunny Florida with her husband and daughter. When she’s not busy taking care of the little one or handling customer accounts, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking and catching up on the latest beauty trends. As a Type 1 Diabetic diagnosed at the age of 17, she wears an insulin pump and does her best to keep her blood sugars in check. She studied at the University of Central Florida and graduated in 2011 with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. As a working mom, she knows first hand the daily challenges many moms face. Through her blog, “Modern Working”, she offers advice, reviews and real life for other working moms out there. She can be via email for promotions, story ideas, etc. via email at
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