Would never buy it again. I was sold this lotion with the 3 step program and I might have had a chance if I had not used this moisturizer. Whitehead, bumps under my skin, and blackheads thrived. Would be good for severely dry skin that never breaks out.
I've never been too fond of this moisturizer. I always wanted to like it because it seems like such a good idea in theory--I like other clinique products, I like the faint smell, my mom swears by it. But no, it always sits on top of my skin, kind of greasy. it makes any makeup I put on top of it slide off. Not for me. I did see that they improved the packaging though. It used to have a screw cap, and now it has a pump.
Although I have oilier skin and use the dramatically different moisturizing gel, I wanted to post about this product because it can be very benefical for those with dry or normal to dry skin. Dry skins may apply it all over, whereas normal to dry skins would want it only where they feel dry. Dryness signals an improper balance of oil and water but the parts of the skin that feel comfortable do not need extra oil (in the form of moisturizer). Use this moisturizer on dry skin only, whether that is all over your face, or only specific ares (ie cheeks). Note: hypoallergenic means designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances. Almost every cosmetic brand is hypoallergenic, obviously, but clinique is actually allergy-tested, which means that their products undergo even more rigorous testing than standard hypoallergenic products.
This stuff turned my face BRIGHT RED literally seconds after application. My boyfriend just keeled over laughing it's so unbelievable. Just another line of crap in the long line of crap clinique is used to putting out.
This Moisturiser is awful, i was givena 15ml free sample bottle at the clinique counter last week, and i couldn't wait to try it, but oh my god!!! i have very sensitive skin, and this stuff completely didn't agree with my skin, my whole face broke out in a rash for 3 days, i was very red, and itchy and my eyes were dry and very,very puffy, it looked like i'd had severe sunburn, i will NEVER EVER go near this stuff again!!!!
Anyone with sensitive skin....beware!
The original DDML came in a square bottle which had no pump, so you had to shake the product out each time, and most of the time guaranteed to come out in huge globs which you had to "put" back into the bottle.
This was recommended to me as part of a 3-step regime, and I felt at first it was a nice lotion which did not leave nasty looking shine on my oily skin. At that time, I was totally naive to such concepts as 'good quality ingredients' and considered Clinique to be the best I had used so far.
This product is laden with petrochemicals, and despite their 'hypoallergenic' claims, this product does contain artificial colouring and a host of other ingredients which might as well offset their entire facade.
I have tried several moisturizing lotions that would work on my sensitive, normal/combination skin. This is the only one that did NOT cause my face to break out. Since I began using this lotion several months ago I have had no break-outs and it gives my skin just the right amount of moisture.
This moisturizer is a bad choice for anyone with sensitive skin or skin prone to breaking out. It contains mineral oil and will clog your pores! I used it for months before connecting my sudden skin problem to it when a Sephora SA clued me into the problem. Her first question when I said I used Clinique products was, "you don't use the yellow lotion, do you??"
I love Clinique but I dont see what the huge fuss is about. I cant stand the smell and it doesnt really do any wonders for my skin.
I can see why Clinique sells a bottle of DDML "every three seconds". It isn't formulated for oily skin ... just a nice, light, moisturizer for those of us with normal, combination skin. It leaves my face soft, luminous, and in spite of being nearly 50 years old (have been using this as long as I can remember) has kept my skin ageless. I do, however, use it with the soap and clarifying lotion at least three or four times a week and this may make for even better results.