Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel

Monday, October 14, 2013

I bought this mosituriser ages ago when i was on a drive to sort my acne prone skin out. 

The lady at the Clinique counter suggested I try this as it is oil-free and non-comedogenic, which basically means it doesn't cause breakouts and doesn't clog pores. 

The fact that it is a gel and not a lotion was a great selling point for me as i had done a little bit of research before i left and found that gel's are better for oilier skin types apposed to lotions which are generally better for dry/normal skin types.

This moisturiser sounded great and perfect for me plus it had such great reviews and seemed such good value for money I thought I would give it a go!  I think it was about £29.50 for 125ml  I paid the extra £1.50 for the pump dispenser which I think is worth it.

Clinique claim that the mositorising gel gives you the lightweight hydration without oiliness.
Which i suppose you could say is true but  for me it's a little too lightweight, it is almost watery and so doesn't feel very mositurising.

I really liked applying the moisturiser from the pump lots easier and less messing around that shaking it out from the bottle.

 There is a slight smell to it which i think is quite chemically smelling by my fiance thinks smells nice! typical haha

The biggest problem for me is that I sometimes use medicated products for acne which makes my skin extra sensitive I also have the occasional micro-dermabrasion or peel and during these days using this mosituriser is torture, it literally stings my face!! so if you have sensitive skin then i would say that this is a no go.

I was really disappointed with this as i felt for sure it was going to be great from all the great reviews it had : (

Anyone else been let down by a moisturiser?


Lisa xx

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  1. I have to be honest and say that I'm on the same page as you - this particular moisturiser was one of the very first premium brand products I bought but it doesn't really do anything for my skin, so I haven't used it since. If you're looking for a mega hydration boost - try the Estée Lauder Hydrationist - it's fantastic! Xx

    1. Ooooo great il check that out thanka, i do use alot of estee lauder products and did try one moisturiser once that i was allergic to so it put me off for a while. Lx

  2. What a disappointment! You'd think if you're paying for a high end product it would be better x
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  3. Such am honest review..
    I have acne prone skin too and i know how difficult it is too choose ..
    I use suncote gel and its too good..
    I am personally inviting you to enter my sunglasses giveaway, do check it out.
    Keep in touch,

  4. So sad it did not work so well for you... I have been let down by a few products and only used them as a hand cream instead. Since I have quite sensitive skin on my face...

  5. That's too bad this didn't work out. I remember using the lotion when I was in college and really liking it.

  6. Such great informative blog you have here!♥

  7. ah, I wanted to buy this product since forever I never buy it but it's surely something that's still on mind! xx

  8. I so wanted to try this moisturizer I guess i will have to give it a thought ..

  9. I was so disappointed with this too. I used moisture surge intense previously and had this as a sample. have now switched back to clarins hydra quench as much thicker.


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