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?