To me this is a great stand-by product that I always seem to have. LOVE the pump bottle, I also love that you get 125 mL of product for $25 which to me is a great discount! It makes my skin feel really soft and doesn't seem to break me out or cause me to get oilier than usual. But it also doesn't prevent breakouts or stop/mattify oiliness. It also doesn't have SPF which is unfortunate. But overall it's a great product.
I really wanted this to be my HG moisturizer after reading all the great reviews but I'm sad to say this was completely disappointing. For being a gel moisturizer for combo/oily skin this made my skin look shiny from the minute I applied it and it would just get progressively worse as the day went on. A few hours after application when my natural oils started glistening ever so unacttractively this made my skin feel sticky and like it just didn't want to absorb this so it was expelling it through my pores! Not to mention this did cause me a few minor pimples. This was my first time trying anything by Clinique and I'm certain it will be my last.
When I first tried this I used it as a part of the 3 step skincare and my skin reacted very nastily to the products. It made my skin look sunburnt! Not knowing which of them it was that affected me, i put all three away! And then recently by sheer desperation and being skint, i used just the moisturiser after my skincare routine in the place of my Elemis Freshskin Matte moisturiser and WOW. My skin looked glowing and dewy and felt smooth and omg! I have the squeezy tube and I have a feeling it is going to last a while since I only use such a small amount for my entire face. Not giving a 100% review because of my reaction to cliniques 3 step thing, but so far after about 2 weeks my skin just keeps getting better!
I have used several bottle of this. Very nice product for oil/combined skin
I'd recommend this moisturizer if you have combo/oily skin. Make sure to get the gel formula! It's very hydrating yet lightweight. I feel like it works great on my t-zone and helps control the oil. I usually put this on like 10-15 minutes before applying makeup just to give it a chance to sink into my skin.
This moisturising gel is too dry for the winter but it seems good when the right weather comes along.
I'm strictly avoiding dimethicone in cosmetics because I'd like to give my pores a break from that mess. I'm surprised to find dimethicone in Clinique's moisturzing gel but I guess I'll tolerate it well and be able to make an exception.. Just as long as I'm not over loading on dimethicone products and continue to cleanse & exfoliate.
This is a nice, no frills moisturizer. I have very dry skin and have used this on its own and also in conjunction with other moisturizers and it has never failed me.
You may be wondering why I would use a moisturizer if I need to use something else too, but I find that I need something lighter and easily absorbed for under makeup or to mix with some of my fuller coverage foundations. This works great for both of these purposes, and, as I said above, on its own too.
The 4.2 oz bottle lasts about 8 months for me with 1-2 uses daily. I use about 3-4 pumps each time. I think this is a decent value. I've used this product for years and while I do have other moisturizers that really help combat my dry skin, I consider this a staple that has been essential to me time and time again.
The sales assistant recommended me to get the DDM Gel as I have oily skin. After using Clinique's liquid facial soap (combination oily) and the clarifying lotion #3, I squeeze out four tiny dots of DDMG and spread the product on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin.
After 4 months:
1. My skin, particularly at the t-zone area, still turns into a massive oily mess after 3-4 hours of the DDMG application.
Note: when I first started using it, my skin took about 8 hours for the oily shine to show. Perhaps my skin has gotten 'used' to the DDMG?
2. In terms of moisturizing my skin, this does a poor job to my skin! I'm still getting comments from my facialist that my skin is extremely dehydrated.
3. No visible improvement in my skin texture, acne scars and uneven skintone.
I will not repurchase.
Im only giving this a four star because it doesnt do what it says entirely.
first of all, i have oily tzone with normal to dry cheeks and chin. This product definitely controls oil. it is not strong, very gentle and nice light scented. I LOVE how it controls and kind of neutralizes your skin, instead of taking away all the oil. however, it does absolutely nothing to the rest of my skin, my dry patches are still there, my normal skin is just normal..
Another dud which makes me sad. :( The gel formula is very nice and it absorbed easily and hydrated my skin well. It was also great under my makeup but then, clogging and breakout mania. The worst move on my part is that I did patch-test on the side and back of my neck for about a week and got acne, but still risked it and tried using it on my face. I was asking for it, I guess. Still then, I recommend if you're acne-prone to do that first and decide whether or not to take the chance.