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{Beauty Bloom} Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

I kind of wish this bottle would have been in one of those pretty vintage Clinique bottles from the 80s I so vividly remember. The contents of the new Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ beget a classic, solidly reliable package. The brands reformulated lotion is causing major waves in the beauty industry with major enhancements which have been in the works for 6.5 years. It’s the ultimate black of all LBDs.

The traditional and 1st ever developed moisturizer in the US, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion we all know and love for its daily effectiveness has seen a serious facelift for Fall 2013 we all will be scramming to get our hands on.

The difference between the classic formula and this + one? The new one is an ideal option for drier skin or those like myself that experience combination every now and then. It has added droppings of essential oil so it allows the other properties to really penetrate the pores and hydrate moisture-lacking surfaces. Equally important is the visible improvement after 8 weeks of consistent use.

I’ve been traveling a lot, especially in really hot atmospheres, and while humid temperatures usually offer natural hydration, the new lotion is good option to protect from those environmental factors which overtime deteriorate our lovely skin. When looking to settle on something that really treats my skin well, I look at the chemical studies done and what real impact it has based on study and testing.

New ingredients such as sunflower seed cake (I’m wondering if the massive and absolutely stunning fields of sunflowers I saw just last week have anything to do with dealing with the super intense hotter than hot summers they suffer — is there some secret in sunflower seeds we need to look into!?!), barley and cucumber extracts are infused to the formula to help strengthen our outer shell. The point is to create a barrier that protects our skin from damaging variables. Without a strong barrier, the best moisturizer can’t do its job, says Janet Pardo, global VP of prod development. Lack of sleep, stress, water dehydration and other lifestyle factors all effect the way our skin looks and feels. We have to start somewhere. At minimum, a tried and true moisturizer.

After more than 1/2 a decade of R & D and testing, led by famed derms Dr. David and Catherine Orentreich, Clinique has settled into a redefined lotion women of all skin types and ethnicities will cheerfully benefit from. It’s still yellow. It’s still silky smooth. It still works. Just better.

If you’re used to using the uber popular original formula, you’re going to love trying and switching to the new + version. We could all use a huge boost in elongating our youthful look!  Plus it’s super affordable at only $26 on all counters.

I’ll let you know in 8 weeks (I’m 2 weeks in) how my skin is feeling, provided I catch up on some serious sleep and manage the crazy jet lag I’m living!

What do you look for when shopping for a daily moisturizer? 
* I was provided with a sample of the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ in order to write this product review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own, always. 

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