I have been using this product for coming up a year now. I wouldn't consider buying anything else as for my type of skin it's perfect. I have had bad acne breakouts throughout the year. Applying this 10 mins after my acne cream has kept that horrid dry burn at bay (even tho I have oily skin it had dry patches) that can come with using acne creams. Acne now under control by the pill and this gel is so light and quickly absorbed its a pleasure to apply. I love the packaging and after long use I can say I love how soft my skin is now. I did try the lotion as had a small sample bottle and far too heavy for my skin and made my face shiny under make up. This is perfect for under primer or foundation!
i have combination skin: very oily in the center of my face, dry around the edges of my face and the corners of my mouth.
i'd been using oil of olay moisturizer for 15 years. it always provided enough hydration (and spf, which this clinique gel doesn't have) but left me sticky and shiny, so i decided to try something else.
this gel went on terribly under foundation. it caused my foundation to pill into little balls. i tried different application techniques, i tried different foundations, i tried waiting 20 minutes for this to "soak in," but nothing helped. nightmare.
i stuck with it (because this wasn't cheap) and after about 2 months, i had to start looking for another moisturizer. while this gel did a very good job of controlling my oil, it left the normal-to-dry parts of my face VERY dry. i developed flaky dry patches all around my mouth. this gel didn't help heal the dry patches at all, so i went back to olay to help repair these areas. the olay BURNT. my skin has been so under-hydrated from 2 months on clinique's gel that it was desperate for some real hydration.
i've spent the last month trying to undo the damage i caused myself by using this gel. i might recommend it to people who are very oily all over their faces IF this wasn't so wretched under make-up. clinique make some good products but this isn't one of them.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! This has a very nice consistency and is very gentle and light. It also makes my skin extremely soft!!! I would recommend this to anyone with acne prone or oily skin.
I have combination/oily skin that is acne prone and this is perfect for it. The gel based foundation provides enough hydration without oil for my already oily skin, so I can use it around my acne prone spots because those areas still need hydrating. It feels amazing and smooth on the skin too!
However sometimes I need to apply again once it has dried in to provide enough moisture to my face.
I would use a different cream based moisturiser for dry patches of skin as this would not be strong enough, but would definitely recommend this to anyone with oily skin!
I bought this today and am really impressed. I have sensitive skin, rosacea, as well as a combination of dry patches and oil. Don't forget to throw in a bit of cystic acne to even up the mix!
Most moisturizers, especially heavy ones (like Cetaphil) break me out. And quickly. And then I try to find ones that aren't as heavy, and my skin suffers cause it's so dry.
I like the gel consistency. It's different for me. I'll continue to use and update my progress in a few months! Love the bottle and pump. Not bad for the price.
I've been using this moisturizing gel since I was 18, and now that I'm almost 23 I keep returning to stores to buy it. It consistently makes my skin feel really hydrated, but not overly so to the point of greasy feeling. If I don't use enough to make my skin feel perfect, I simply pump out more without, again, the worry of grease. It's amazing for my combo/oily acne prone skin. I recommend a try to anyone else with similar skin.
Great product! It leaves my skin soft. The only result I care for is acne keeping its paws off of my face! I do have oily skin, and this lotion doesn't control it throughout the day. But it doesn't make me break out either. I have noticed an improvement on my skin texture -less rough that before- and yet, no mind-blowing progress.
This is one of the best basic moisturisers I have ever tried. I have oily skin which can become dehydrated. It's also acne prone.
It hydrates my skin, doesn't make it oilier and it doesn't break me out. I use it day and night -at night i mix it with jojoba oil to help lock the moisture.
Also, i think it has a reasonable price for the quantity (35 euros for 125ml -on discount).
I would buy it again for sure, if i don't find a cheaper alternative because i have very difficulty to find a basic moisturiser that agrees with my skin.
UPDATE: I've gone through a bottle of this. It lasted me more than 6 months. This gel is now a stapple on my skin routine. I only use it at night, because i need a more mattifying product during the day, for the warmer seasons. But I can't really find anything comparable in terms of formula and price in my country, so i'll keep repurchasing it :)
I don't like the packaging. I couldn't take off any more product with the pump, so i cut the bottle and had a lot of product left (like 20 or 30 ml).
i bought a 2 pack set of this at the airport, I can't remember how much but I remember it was quite a good deal. It's not superbly moisturizing but it's good enough for me as a daytime moisturizer as I have super oily skin and I stay in a humid country.
This light-weight gel moisturizer that absorb quickly into my skin and because it is a light/non-oily formula, it is great as a pre-makeup moisturizer for my oily skin. In other usage, I like to use it to dissolve some of my heavier foundations into a thinner consistancy - like a tinted moisturizer. I found that not only did it work great, it has not broke me out. Try it!
There is 2 ways to mix:
1. 1 part gel, 1 part foundation, mix well.
2. For much heavier foundation, use 1 part gel mix with 1 spritz of evian, mix well and add 1 part foundation, mix well. Dissolve the water to the gel first, if not the foundation may separate if you add the water later.
For those of you guys who are concerned with the smell, this has no discernable scent.
Price: 3, reasonable.
Packaging: 4, love the pump bottle, hate the corners as I can't get the gel out!
I tried this after reading many reviews on moisturizers for oily skin. Everything I've tried (even those that say oil free) seem to make my skin ridiculously oily! To the point that I stopped using them completely...I know I know shame on me...lol So after my bday I started having horrible problems with my skin...smh. I went on a mission to find products for my skin and promised to stick to them! I started using this on 2/28/2013 so it's been a few weeks so far. I'm amazed! I haven't had not one day where my face has been oily...but it hasn't dried my skin out either! I use 2 pumps morning and night. I usually perform my whole skin care routine at about 5:30am and I don't usually start to notice oiliness until around maybe 4/5pm maybe? That's pretty much 12 hours. For me that's AMAZING! It's not really expensive...I think I paid around $35 for the 4+ oz bottle. That's really good considering how often I use it and I've barely put a dent in this. If you're oily and fed up I'd really suggest this! I can't wear makeup to work so I don't wear it often but it works really well underneath my Tarte BB cream.