12 Jul 2013

Clinique's new dramatically different moisturizing lotion + launches today

Watching the excitement unravel at the launch of Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing lotion +, I felt a bit of a fraud for being one of the few people in the room who'd never tried the original version of the famous little yellow bottle.  Back in my teens when everyone was trying the Clinique three-step, I had very oily skin and lots of break outs, and to be honest I avoided moisture like the plague, instead choosing to punish my skin with salicylic acids and what-not.  It took me years to realise that oily skin can also be dehydrated and needs a good shot of oil-free moisture.

The original dramatically different moisturizing lotion - or DDML as Clinique like to call it for short -used the same formula since its creation in the late 1960s.   It's now been relaunched after over 6 years of hardcore boffinery to come up with tweaks to that winning formula - the new DDML+ has double the moisturisation levels and a new stronger barrier to keep that moisture in the skin.  

So how did my oily combination skin find the new DDML+?  The moisturiser is oil-free but very hydrating, which is a dream combo for my skintype.  It's a moisturiser that absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling comfortable and supple (I hate that word but I can't think of a good alternative!).  Unlike some creams with a serious moisturising effect, this one's actually a good base for makeup.  Sometimes I have to reserve the more heavy-duty moisturisers for my night-time routine else I risk my makeup quite literally sliding off my face, but with DDML+ combined with one of the primers I'd usually wear over the top, I've had no problems.  

I'm pleased I've finally tried this new take on a cult classic - I've still not tried the original, but now I can finally feel part of that little yellow bottle gang :) 

*Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing lotion + launches today (12 July) at clinique.co.uk.  It's priced at £17 for 50ml, £28 for 125ml or for £29.50 you can get the 125ml bottle with a pump, which is the one I have in these images.  

Have you tried the little yellow bottle?



  1. Hi Gemma,

    Very nice review of this new Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing lotion + !!! I want it absolutely but because of my allergies i don't know if i can buy it or not, so you would be very nice to send me a picture of the ingredient list to see if it's safe for me or not ???

    Thanks so much

    Yanne (yannguilbaud@hotmail.fr)

    1. Hi Yanne. I was going to take a photo of the back of the bottle for you, but when I looked the ingredients weren't listed on there! I can't find the information online but I'll try to get if from Clinique for you and will drop you an email. xx

    2. So nice...you're so nice Gemma !!

      Thanks for this service...



    3. Clinique suggested that you get in touch with them so they can talk through the ingredients and your alegeries with you. You can call or email or they have live chat - https://www.clinique.co.uk/cms/customer_service/index.tmpl

      I hope this helps and that DDML+ will work for you :)

  2. I also haven't tried the original but I do have a small version of the new formula which came in a 3 step set my boyfriend treated me to a few days ago. I'm really enjoying it so far. My skin can get really dry across my cheeks and nose but as they claim this really does appear to hold moisture in my skin for longer :)

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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