Friday, 17 June 2011

Best Moisturizer for oily skin ~ Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Review

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Put an oily skinned gal in a humid(albeit the best) city like Bombay and wham!! What we get is a gross combination of perspiration and oiliness. To keep my skin shine free and at the same time hydrated I love using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing gel. I discovered this moisturizer around 3 years back when I was going through a sudden outbreak of acne. This is a lightweight gel based lotion which sinks in quickly and leaves behind a soft smooth finish.  I have tried a lot of moisturizers meant for oily skin but this is the one I always return to. The Clinique DDMG provides just the right dose of moisture and even in humid climates this doesn’t make my face shine.

I love using this especially in Bombay and similar coastal places like Goa where it can get quite humid. In such places I feel tempted not to put any moisturizer but then my skin gets very dehydrated and the dreaded pores start increasing in size. A good moisturizer is essential for keeping the skin dewy and hydrated even in such climate. The Clinique DDMG works perfectly in any of these scenarios and is particularly suited for combination and oily skin girls. My hair might be a frizzy mess in Goa but my skin is perfectly shine free J

Clinique DDMG

Price? $ 25 ( I got this from the US. In India I believe the 100ml is priced around Rs2000. Not very sure though)

The good?

  • I love the texture and consistency of this lotion. It’s a gel based fluid which sinks in immediately.
  • My skin feels very smooth after applying this. All traces of oiliness vanish.
  • It provides just the right amount of moisture for day time. I don’t like to use this during night time especially during winter when my skin gets kind of dry.
  • I love the convenient pump packaging. Very easy to travel with also.

The Not so Good?

  • It is quite expensive.
  • This will not be moisturizing enough for dry skin girls.
Makeup-Mantra Rating 9/10

I have been religiously using this for the past 3 years especially during summers. I love smooth finish it gives to my skin. Though there is nothing dramatically different about this moisturizer as the name suggests, this works really well on oily/combination skin.
Have you tried any of the Clinique moisturizers?


  1. I love Clinique makeup, and I used to use this, but I now like and use natural skin care products. I use Pangea Organics Nigerian Ginger Facial Cream. It's super pricey ($38 retail) but I love it so!

  2. Ya I would love to try natural skin care as well..But such brands are not readily available in India..Whch is your favorite Clinique makeup product?

  3. I love Clinique Crushed Grape lipstick. I am on my second tube! And their Cream Shapers for Eyes are pretty good.

  4. Had a few hits and misses for my oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin before I chanced on this miracle worker. Its a little more expensive than other products but then it does exactly what it claims. It gently hydrates your skin without any irritation.
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