Clinique : Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly


Everybody knows the brand Clinique, famous for their formulas 100% fragrance free and its well-known 3-step skin care. Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of Estee Lauder read in 1967 an article called “Can great skin be created?” published by the American Vogue magazine, written by the beauty editor Carol Phillips and the dermatologist Norman Orentreich. Evelyn Lauder created Clinique and introduced it in the market in 1968, year of the 3-Step Skin Care System which consists of a daily cleansing, an exfoliating and a moisturizer.

The moisturizer was until this year, existing in a lotion for dry-normal skin and in a gel formula for combination-oily skin. In 2018, the dramatically different hydrating jelly is born.

So, what has changed?

On the website, they say “An unbelievably lightweight, water-jelly that delivers 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection.”

“What it does:

  • 24-hour hydrator with Clean Shield Technology™ locks in the good—like moisture—and filters out the bad.
  • Strengthens skin’s moisture barrier and improves resiliency.
  • Unique water-jelly texture feels fresh, penetrates quickly.
  • Oil-free formula is non-sticky, leaves no residue.
  • Skin is smooth, strong and healthy with a pure, clean glow. “

Here we go!

I already had the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ and I was really happy with it, my skin was better, more beautiful and glowing. However, some days the product took time to absorb and I had to wait longer before being able to apply my make up. When I heard that Clinique was launching a new formula, I absolutely wanted to try it.

What do I think?

Well, first we can see that the lotion is not yellow as the previous ones, but completely clear and transparent. The bottle stays the same but the texture is not. In addition to the color, the product is very light and feels like water. I was quite impressed the first time that I tried the product on my skin. I wondered how can a product so liquid moisture the skin as much?

Yes, for the texture, but also yes for the hydration. It really works!

I have a sensitive, combination skin, I have used this product for 3 weeks and I can already see a difference, my skin is really smoother.

The product dries very quickly on my skin which for me is a good thing, especially in the morning when you are in a rush.

I used to wear foundation everyday more or less and since using this product, I only need to use concealer where I need it.

At the end of the day, my skin is still nice and hydrated, and it does not shine on my skin like other creams often do.

The only negative point is if you wear foundation afterwards, I think it is better to wear an additional moisturiser over the Clinique jelly.

For people with very dry skin, I think they should ask for a sample and try it, I do not know if the product will be moisturising enough.

I still highly recommend this product.

You can find it at a price of around £31.00 for a 125mL which is very good value for the quantity of the product.