When you change a 45-year old classic, you better have a good reason. So why did Clinique alter the formula of its much beloved Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+?”The world has changed. Skin care technology has changed. And so we have changed,” says Janet Pardo, Clinique’s Senior Vice President of Global Product Development.
The dermatologists behind the brand, Drs. David and Catherine Orentreich report seeing more patients who complain about redness, itching, burning, and breakouts—all signs of a weakened skin barrier. “Among the influences that can account for such a shift are environmental aggressors, climate change, traveling more, sleeping less, eating processed foods and juggling the complexities of our daily lives,” says Pardo.
So now that we know why Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ changed, how was it changed? It has new ingredients to strengthen your skin’s barrier along with new moisturizing ingredients.
- Sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber extract all make your skin more resilient and resistant to environmental stresses.
- Hyaluronic acid improves skins hydration
- Glycerin attracts moisture to your skin
- Urea helps improve your skin’s health
Most importantly, how does it work? I’ve used Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ for about two weeks now. It feels creamier than the original, but still absorbs quickly. My skin does feel soft and supple, even during these dog days of summer.
The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ is $26 on Clinique.com and wherever Clinique products are sold.