I was expecting good things from this moisturizer, but it broke me out so bad. I applied it at night and the next morning when I woke up, there were so many small bumps all over my face. Probably because of the mineral oil. It enlarged my pores too! Thank god all those bumps disappeared after I stopped using it.
This moisturizer is disgusting, it just sat on top of my face and made it sting, and even by the next morning it was still a greasy film on my face. You could never use this twice a day, I think you'd be shiny and your makeup would slide off. I have dry skin so I can only imagine how somebody with oily skin would cope! It's very expensive but I stupidly believed I 'needed' the Clinique 3 step program. I didn't. I used the tiniest amount ever, but it's still very greasy. On the plus side, it's got lovely packaging and has a nice smell, and with such a little amount going a long way this will literally last you a year! It just really wasn't for me, I was tired of having a sore, shiny face so threw the rest of mine away.
I used this in the Dry Combination version, where my skin is more Oily Combination. However, I found that this moisturiser left my T zone even more oily. It really didn't cut it for me and it was a big disappointment, especially for the price.
Love this moisturizer, I've been using it for years! I agree that it does make skin a tad oily. The price isn't too bad and this is my everyday moisturizer. No scent which I love because it doesn't irritate my nose. On colder climates I switch to the Clinique moisture surge because my face tends to get extremely dry during the winter. I would reccomend this product to anyone though.
This lotion is great. The only bad thing I have to say about it is that it can make your face look a bit oily. But I wear it at night after I wash my face so I really don't mind. The yellow helps even out your skin tone gradually as you use it and I've noticed, that I have fewer breakouts and pimples than when I first started to use it. Probably because of a nice skin routine that cleanses your skin well. I highly recommend this for anyone because Clinique has different formulas for different skin types.
I got this as a sample in the Clinique bonus. It's moisturizing, and I'd love it if it didn't break me out.
This was my first higher end moisturizer and i thoroughly enjoyed using it, and it lasted about a year with pretty regular use. However, i think my skin is too dry for this moisturizer, it would only leave my skin feeling hydrated for a short while but i did like that it absorbed quickly. I've tried better moisturizers since and i wouldn't repurchases this only because it isn't great for my dry skin, if you have normal skin or even combination this might be great for you.
I can't believe this has such a low rating! My HG moisturizer that makes my face smooth and moisturized throughout the day. My acne scarring is less visible after I started using this. I will probably repurchase forever :)
This winter really took a toll on my skin. I would wake up to terribly dry, flaky and sometimes red skin, even though I used moisturizer before bed. My skin has always felt a little taut and dry after cleansing but these past few months it got really bad. I started searching for a better moisturizer to calm my face. First I tried Cerave PM but I had a bad reaction to it. Then I tried a sample of Philosophy's Take a Deep Breath (I was drawn to the refreshing name and gel-cream texture) but it really didn't touch my driest areas. I tried Garnier's gel moisturizer too because I had it in my head that a thicker moisturizer would look shiny under my makeup. I quickly realized gel=alcohol and therefore dries my skin out even more. Finally I decided to order a travel size of DDML based on the MUA reviews. I was nervous because people seem to either love it...or haaaaate it. Well you can group me with the girls who LOVE it! Finally a moisturizer that actually moisturizes my face rather than dries it out!
What I love:
- It has no scent to irritate my sometimes sensitive face
- It sinks in to my skin within minutes, making it easy to apply my makeup shortly after use
- It has helped soothe the redness associated with my super dry skin
- No greasy look by midday
- No breakouts
The only cons I can think of are the price (I got a $5 travel tube but $25 for a larger pump bottle is a lot)
- No spf (but in my experience spf contributes to that greasy look and feel. Plus I work in an office all day)
So if you're on the fence like I was, I suggest buying a cheap trial/travel size to test it out. Hopefully you'll have great luck!
I love this. It is sooo hydrating! Makes my skin feel soft and is amazing to put under my makeup in the mornings. It is pricey and I'm not fond on the packaging as I did not purchase a pump too, but i only use it in the mornings and use a tiny amount each time so hopefully it will last for a long time.