For some silly reason I decided to save money and bought this instead of my usual Shiseido. I first used the original version in the Seventies - but the Plus is definitely not a good idea....
After ten days my face looks as if I scrubbed it with kitchen cleaner - bright red, skin taut and shiny - and extremely painful!
Luckily I have some Clarins Face Treatment Oil that helps reduce the burning sensation and am using E45 cream (from the supermarket) - I may go to a dermatologist if things don't improve soon.
Bummer that so many loyal DDLM customers are so upset with the new formula. As for me it seems the new + version seems to work much better. The old version did nothing for me and as I'm a big Clinique fan/user I was curious to check out this updated version of the famous yellow Clinique lotion. Well, this DDML+ did wonders for my super de-hydrated skin. I was either dealing with very rich creams that made my skin break out or super expensive creams that did not lift or firm and neither hydrate anything. At first I had a few break-outs when I started using this and I gave up. But then I was wondering if my skin was just getting used to it as my face felt really hydrated and looked totally rejuvenated. So I continued using it. I no longer suffer from break outs and my face looks wonderful. I only use it at night as I use Clinique BB's cream during the day. And it looks like the overnight moisture seems to be enough as my BB cream does not look dry and chalky anymore. (Before using the DDML+ my BB cream was too dry) Also my husband went on a trip for almost two weeks and when he came back he looked so much younger. I couldn't figure out why until I noticed that the only moisturizer he was using on his trip were the yellow tube samples from Clinique. Oh my! I told my husband to keep on using it!
I actually haven't yet purchased this. After my experience with the original formulation I was nervous to buy it, and got a free sample from sephora. I've been using it for a week or two now and I really like it. It's slightly richer than the original, so you have to be careful not to over apply this. But, if you don't use too much it's not greasy at all. I didn't have any allergic reaction to the new formulation and it didn't break me out. It hydrates my dry skin perfectly! I will likely be purchasing this.
I've tried the original, and never really liked it. It felt like regular unscented body lotion on your face, needless to say never purchased it because it just didn't do it for me. HOWEVER, I've tested the new formula, and I LOVE it! It makes my face feel soft and supple and happy. Will buy after tester runs out!
This lotion leaves a barely noticeable (but noticeable enough to me) film on my skin. The type of slick/icky feeling that comes from an ingredient called dimethicone. Which I'm not sure is in this lotion but it's the only way I can describe the unpleasant feeling.. Like a film that I just want to scrub off.
It does moisturize my face without irritation, but just that slick-film- blegh feeling ruined this for me.
There are better facial moisturizers for the price. Pass.
Not understanding the hate on this product, but then again, "To each his own." I'm a little bit new to Clinique. This product really sold me. I got it in a travel size gift set & fell in love. My skin has never felt so smooth & supple. I really feel the difference. It's probably the most moisturizing lotion I've ever used. And I've tried plenty. I can see why it's aimed at dry skin. I, however, have combination skin. I'm very oily in the summer & get dry patches in the winter. Since the weather is getting colder, I need something to prevent those dry patches. This is the product for me. I most likely would not use it in the summer b/c it would just accentuate my oiliness but this is definitely a needed winter product! I use two pumps at night. I do not use this in the morning though because it might make my makeup look a little too dewy. Instead, I use Clinique's moisture surge intense skin fortifying hydrator. Although, any gel moisturizer would do fine. I just like the makeup to adhere to my face & I find gels do the best job at that. But back to the lotion...... I would definitely repurchase in the winter. Works wonderfully to hydrate & leave skin as soft as can be!
I was horrified when I heard the original DDM was discontinued! I have used it literally for decades. I am now 60 and have great, supple skin for my age and I attribute this almost entirely to this lotion. I sampled the Plus formula. Absolutely horrendous! Sticky, yuck! My skin does not like hyaluronic acid in any product. The reason I always loved the original is that it wasn't full of additives that broke me out, and it melted into my skin. Truly disappointed with Clinique. Totally!! Maybe they should have just added the Plus product and kept the old one for us old die-hards who've bought gazillions of bottles of it over the decades. Not a very customer-focused move, Clinique!
I wanted a new moisturizer so I decided to try this one especially since it seems like a bang for your buck given the size. unfortunately, this lotion did not absorb in my skin and left my skin feeling sticky. I really wanted to like this lotion but too bad it didn't absorb. I like the light feel to it but it just remained on the surface of my skin and left it sticky and eventually feeling oily throughout the day as I would need to blot as the film is sitting on my skin. I returned it after a few days of usage. my bf told me the lotion also smelled like plastic because of the packaging too. so in the end, I wouldn't recommend and obviously will not purchase again.
I have used clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion for about 7 years. It was cheap and very effective. I especially loved to use this on flights when my lips would turn dry. I was so excited to hear that Clinique had 'improved' the formula and made it even more affordable. When I tried the new + lotion I was extremely disappointed. It is no where near as good as it used to be. It's sticky and irritating - no wonder it's cheaper. I feel cheated by Clinique. I would not recommend this lotion. It's terrible!
I alternated this moisturizer with another favorite of mine for a couple years. Eventually, it wasn't "moisturizing" enough for my skin, which became more dry over time.
It runs more like a liquid than a lotion, and makes your face shiny. I couldn't put any foundation or powder on for a good 10 minutes or more. Even if it is an oily lotion, it doesn't soak in and moisturize dry skin types very well.
However, I think this lotion may be PERFECT for oily or combination skin types (or you can try the GEL version), but I don't recommend it for dry, thirstier skin.