These moisturizers are like a godsend for my skin. I have oily, sensitive acne-prone skin and though my skin is oily, it does get dry depending on the weather. It’s said on the Clinique website that a bottle of this moisturizing lotion is sold every 3.5 seconds! That’s how good this stuff is. My skin is super sensitive, especially the skin on my face. Certain products would make my face turn red and itch like no tomorrow, not to mention cause breakouts. Clinique’s formula is ridiculously and amazingly gentle on my skin. It’s moisturizing gel and lotion are both allergy tested and 100% fragrance free. Actually, I think their entire line of skin care and make-up products are all allergy tested and fragrance free. 😀
About the lotion: the Clinique website claims, “The moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance. Softens, smooths, improves.”
About the gel: the website also claims, “The oil-free moisture “drink” developed by Clinique’s dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.”
The gel is more suited for oily/combination skin types and the lotion is more suited towards drier skin types, however I like to use both interchangeably, depending on the season. During the winter, the cold winds make my skin really dry, so the lotion is a lifesaver. However, when it gets warmer, I like to use the gel because of its lightweight texture. But, I do use the lotion at night more-so because my skin is regenerating while I sleep and so I want to provide it with full hydration, and I use the gel during the day because of its lighter texture and feel.
I do like that the gel controls the oil on my face a lot more than the lotion, particularly because it’s formulated for oilier skin types. A little bit of both really goes a long way and it’s easy to pat into your skin and be absorbed.
I love how soft my skin feels and how smooth it looks after applying these moisturizers. Neither one have caused me any breakouts and I’ve been using both for a very, very long time. Both are incredibly moisturizing and provide all day/night hydration. My skin looks great, feels great and I can’t think of any other moisturizers that have been this gentle, and effective on my skin. Honestly, I wouldn’t even think about switching to another moisturizer.
Rate: 5/5 for both.