Will Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream Save My Dry Skin?

I hope so. My skin is in bad shape this winter. Lots of flakes on the bridge of my nose and in the corner of my eyelids and dry red itchy patches on my chin and forehead. My face literally hurts. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel moisturizer was no longer working for me.  So I went on a search for a new moisturizer.

When I turned 50, four years ago, I noticed a major difference in my skin texture.  For most of my life I had oily skin and never had a need for moisturizer.  But over time we lose collagen, lots of it.  I didn’t start using a moisturizer until I was in my 40’s and one of the biggest issues I had with any moisturizer was the occasional acne flareup.  So I’d wear it for a week or two and stopped altogether.  But now at 54, things are different. Plus my hormones have changed a whole lot due to the fact I needed a full hysterectomy three years ago because of fibroids and I am hypothyroid now for 6 years.    I find that, in the winter especially, I develop small round dry patches around my face.  So it was time to find something that would take me out of my misery.

I Googled “Best face moisturizer for dry skin” and these were the top 3 results:

With my Macy’s gift card in hand I decided to purchase the top rated product on Google which is Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream. Note that there are three versions of this product.  There is a gel, a lotion, and a cream.  The cream is for super dry skin.  Here is a great article that explains the differences between the three types:  Cream vs. Lotion vs. Gel.

I’ll be trying this out for 14 days to see if I see any real change in my skin texture.

A little goes a long way with this product. The consistency is light and non-greasy. It disappears into the skin nicely and dries quickly.  It appears to be non-scented.

Tomorrow I’m going to try it on with my foundation to see how it takes. Will take notes and let you know.  In the meantime, if you have any suggestions, please feel free to send me a message or comment.

And by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Linda

 

 

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