The Dramatically Different range from Clinique has been a cult product for years. Their original Dramatically Different Lotion has been used by millions of women, and continues to be one of their best selling products. But as formulas have changed and new technologies developed, more and more people are starting to favor lighter, more hydrating moisturizers. In order to serve the growing demand, the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly was created. But what makes this product unique? Today, we’re taking an up close look at the formula behind this product to find out. So without further adieu, let’s get started!
Who Is The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly For?
One of the most unique features of this product is that it is actually suitable for all skin types. The oil-free moisturizing jelly is lightweight enough for those with oily skin, but can still provide a substantial amount of hydration for those with drier skin types.
The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly fits in with many of the other products in the Clinique 3-step skincare routine. As the newest flanker from the Dramatically Different line, this product features some of the same ingredients, as well as new and unique technologies.
For example, one of the most noted is their Clean Shield Technology. The Clean Shield Technology was designed to hydrate as well as protect, uses a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit. These ingredients work with the rest of the formula to help your natural moisture barrier to remain strong and healthy. A healthy moisture barrier is essential for keeping your skin hydrated and calm, and without it, your skin can often experience dryness, sensitivity, breakouts and irritation.
In addition to protecting and reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture barrier, this formula has also been created to ward off against environmental stressors and pollution. Pollution can increase free radical damage as well as signs of premature aging. Because of this, skincare brands like Clinique have started to include more protecting, antioxidant rich formulas into their skincare offers to effectively combat pollution.
Looking more closely at the ingredients that are present in this product, the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly starts off with a base of water, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, butylene glycol, glycerin, and cucumber fruit extract. Big-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane may sound confusing, is actually just a type of silicone. Silicones can be an excellent lightweight emollient and occlusive for most skin types, but there are some who are sensitive to this ingredient. Since it is the second ingredient in the ingredients list, if you know that you’re sensitive to silicones, we recommend patch testing before incorporating this product into your regular skincare routine. Butylene glycol is another fairly common ingredient in skincare with it’s own list of pros and cons. This ingredient is commonly used as a penetration enhancer as well as a texture enhancer in order to improve the application experience. While most research has concluded that butylene glycol is perfectly safe to use in skincare, especially at lower concentrations, there are some who choose to avoid this ingredient since it can cause irritation and is derived from petroleum. On the more natural side of things, glycerin and cucumber fruit extract are both included in this formula to help with hydration and irritation. Glycerin is one of the most common humectants, meaning that it draws moisture into the skin. Cucumber fruit extract on the other hand, is a botanical extract that can help with soothing and calming the skin.
Besides the Clean Shield Technology, the ingredients in this formula are fairly minimalistic. But that doesn’t mean that this product is ineffective. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. For those with sensitive or clog-prone skin types, it can be incredibly difficult to find moisturizers that comfort and soothe the skin without creating clogged pores or irritation. Unfortunately, sometimes some of the best ingredients like rich plant oils can be the biggest offenders. By creating a simple, oil-free formula, Clinique made sure that this product can be used by even the most sensitive skin types without causing any irritation or increased sensitivity.
How To Use The Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
Like most moisturizers, this product is best used towards the end of your routine. For those with oilier skin types, you may find that the Hydrating Jelly offers just enough moisture and hydrating. If that is the case, this will be the last step in your skincare routine, after cleansing and treating the skin. For dry skin types, you may find that you need a bit more moisture. In this case, you can apply this product and follow up with a more moisture-rich cream.
Although this product is still fairly new, it has already gathered quite a bit of positive feedback. At the moment, the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly has over 380 reviews and an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Most reviewers loved the anti-pollution focus that this product offered and were happy to see how hydrated their skin felt after application. But we’d love to hear from you! Have you tried any of the moisturisers from Clinique? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below!