clinique dramatically different

anonymous asked:

I don't have too dry or too oily skin but I am VERY acne prone. I use a simple face wash, that rose petal toner, then a Clinique moisturizer. AND IT DOESNT HELP IDK WHAT TO DO i am always trying to find something better:(

Well, go back to my post on a basic routine. You need an oil cleanser and sunscreen. Also, what rose petal toner is it and what ingredients are in it? My mother used to use the Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer, but after the reformulation, it didn’t work for her. Try looking into a different moisturizer. When dealing with acne-prone skin, it’s always good to reassess your current routine.

After you establish a proper routine, then look into common acne-fighting ingredients, such as BHAs and tea tree oil. I think a proper routine alone will give you signs of improvement.

Good luck!

anonymous asked:

What order should my nighttime skincare routine go in? I know cleanser and toner come first, but I also use a prescription trentinoid cream for fine lines and acne, Clinique Dramatically Different lotion, Tarte maracuja oil, and an eye cream. I usually use the trentinoid on top of the toner, but can't decide whether the oil or the lotion should come next. And then the eye cream last. What do you think?

Hello :)

The order is typically the thinnest consistency to the thickest.

  1. Liquid products like toners, essence, facial mists, etc go on right after cleanser. 
  2. Thicker liquids like serums, thicker essence, ampoule, gels, etc, go on after thin/water light liquids.
  3. Follow with creams, moisturizers, eye cream. Creams seal everything in, all those serums and toners you just used will absorb into the skin thanks to moisturizer’s emollients. 
  4. Lastly, and the exception is oil. Oil can penetrate through moisturizer and creams but creams can not penetrate through oil. So if you apply oil first, moisturizer will just sit on top of the skin and not sink in. It’s not as thick as moisturizer but carries well and also helps seal everything in. 

Usually something that is prescribed will come with instructions or you can ask your doctor what they recommend! 

anonymous asked:

Your skin is perfect! What have you been doing? Your snapchat made me so jealous😍xx

Aw thanks!!! This is my current skin care routine:

  • Face wash: i use a random clean and clear (i need to pick up something else, i was thinking kiehl’s? but i can’t find any reviews)
  • Toner: Glossier Soothing Mist
  • Serum: Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum (1-3 times a week) and Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum (the other nights, i use it at night because it’s a bit heavy for a day serum on oily skin) 
    • I need to find a day serum.
  • Eye Cream: Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (just the past few days since I got it) A lot of eye creams have aging ingredients (alcohol for example) so I thought I would use something natural until I find something else.
  • Moisturizer: Glossier Priming Moisturizer or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel
    • I use the Clinique in the day and Glossier at night (as a night cream since my face is oily). Now that its cooler out my skin get dehydrated so I’ll wear the Glossier moisturizer in the day if I’m using the Becca Ever Matte Primer because it’s very drying when used with a matte foundation.
  • Masks: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (not for sensitive skin, it’s what i’ve used the past 2 weeks and i swear I can see a difference) Then I don’t own any but the GlamGlow masks are amazing, I always get a sample of one when I go to Sephora!
    I just got the Glossier Moon Mask (on any dry patches since my skin can get dehydrated, also can be used after any really drying clay masks) and Glossier Mega Greens Mask (kinda reminds me of the glamglow green because it turns clear when its ready to be removed). They both seem really nice, I’ll need to wear them a few more times to get a full review.
  • Lips: Bite Agave Mask, Fresh Sugar Lip Balm, Glossier Balm Dot Com, or Dior Lip Maximizer). 
    • I wear lip balms 24/7 if I’m not wearing a lipstick/gloss. The bite and fresh are perfect for adding moisture, glossier for keeping in moisture, and the dior for before lipstick because it smooths the lips!

My skin seriously looks so good lately.

kordeiknowles  asked:

What type of skincare routine and recommended products do you suggest for a teenager with oily and acne prone skim with lots of blemishes?

Hello :) 

I’d recommend having a skin care routine and products like

  • Gel or cream cleanser. Try to avoid anything too foaming to avoid over drying the skin which can make your skin even more oily. Check out cleansers like Murad Clarifying Cleanser, Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser, Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser, Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser. These will help treat your acne but not completely dry or irritate the skin. 
  • Toner. Toner will help remove any excess makeup, dirt and oil left over after cleansing to prevent clogged pores. Toner just helps give your skin and pores a deep clean. Try toners like Murad Clarifying Toner, Mario Badescu Gycolic Acid Toner, Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner (at Ulta and Target), Burts Bee’s Brightening Refining Tonic.
  • Spot Treatment. Try to avoid all over acne treatments and stick with spot treatments that only dry out the pimple and not your entire face. Spot treatments help clear up acne at quicker pace than waiting for it to clean up on it’s own. 
  • Moisturizer. You can use any moisturizer at night, even facial oils. It’s important to use a really moisturizing product to balance out your skin. Sometimes oily skin is dehydrated because those will oily skin think they need to dry it out, so the skin ends up producing more oils to compensate. Stick to a moisturizing lotion or oil at night and a light weight gel moisturizer in the day time. Check out gel moisturizers like Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturizer, Simple Ultra Light Gel Facial Moisturizer, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
  • Clay/Purifying Masks. Clay masks help deep clean and tighten the pores as well as help dry up acne any you may have. Great to be used once or twice a week. Try masks like Boots

Other tips that would have been useful when I was a teenager with acne

  • Wash your makeup brushes, especially foundation brushes once to twice a week.
  • Double cleanse your skin. When wearing long wearing, heavy coverage foundation it’s designed to really stick to the skin so chances are you aren’t washing it all off at night causing it to clog your pores are night, Take your makeup off with a makeup wipe or cleansing oil first then use your cleanser to cleanse the skin. You could also just wash your skin twice for a better clean. 
  • Exfoliate your skin once a week. This will help clear up acne as well as keep your pores clear and free from dirt and oil to keep your skin from getting less oily. 
  • Dont pop pimples! It will spread the bacteria and leave acne scars.
Answers to Questions I’ve Recieved Lately

Would you like room for milk?

What remedies do you recommend for getting rid of undereye circles naturally?
Cold cucumber slices or used bags of green tea, put in the fridge for 15 minutes and placed on the eyelids, lots of moisturizer, lots of sleep, and lots of water. But for the record, I love dark undereye circles on women.

Can you recommend a facial moisturizer for oily skin?
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, Origins Ginzing Facial Moisturizer, or anything oil-free

Do you have any recommendations for wardrobe staple jewelry?
A simple chain with a pendant that means something to you, one statement necklace you didn’t get at Forever21, rings that fit you, a watch, and as many cheap costume pieces you like, as long as you throw it out the minute it starts turning color.

Do you have any tips for working at home?
Wear pants at least once a week, keep a basic schedule that you adhere to somewhat, go grocery shopping around lunchtime, and try not to watch too much television.

Advice for healing after a breakup?
Remind yourself that you will get over it. I am here to tell you that you will be fine, and that you will love again. Take as much time as you need to move on and very little time feeling bad for yourself. Try not to be too hard on yourself. It’s not you, it’s not your fault, it doesn’t make you a bad person. lean on your friends, don’t text when drunk, and I promise you will be happy again. Laugh, even when it feels uncomfortable. Don’t let anyone tell you when you should start dating again.

Is it weird to be hooking up with a guy for a year and not date him?
Fuck no it’s not. Do your thing. And don’t date anybody you still don’t really want to date after a year of hooking up.

Do you have any book recommendations?
Girl on the Train, Redefining Realness, and Spinster

Where do you do your best writing?
In my head

How do you deal with wanting a boyfriend while also being fully aware of how horrible most dudes are
No. Fuckboys.

How do you make new friends?
Put yourself out ther, makee plans and then keep them.

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you could give me the order makeup its supposed to go in so I know if I'm missing something from my routine? ( like moisturizer, then primer) etc. Also what's your favorite moisturizer?

Hi babe! Xo. 

My favorite moisturizer for the day time is either Glossier Priming Moisturizer or Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. For the night time I love Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream or Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream.

Depending on skin type and makeup look, the makeup application order varies. But in general it looks a little something like

  1. Skin/Base Prep
  2. Base
  3. Eyes
  4. Lips

Base Prep

  1. Toner, to help will oil/sebum production, balance the PH levels, extra hydrating, light exfoliation, etc. 
  2. Serum/Oil, if skin needs extra hydration, lifting, firming, acne fighting products under makeup. 
  3. Eye Cream, if your concealer goes on drying under the eyes or if you’re anal about your anti aging skin care. 
  4. Moisturizer, always necessary! Creams best for dry skin, gels best for oily skin under makeup.
  5. Primer. 


  1. Foundation.
  2. Concealer.
  3. Cream/liquid highlights/blushes/bronzers/contour. 
  4. Translucent Powder.
  5. Setting Powder.
  6. Powder blushes highlights/bronzers/powders.
  7. Translucent/finishing powder again (optional). Finishing powders are usually perfecting powders with a slight sheen or blurring finish. 
  8. Setting Spray, for longevity or moisture. 


  1. Eyeshadow Primer.
  2. Eyeshadow Base to make the eye lid one even color (optional).
  3. Cream Eyeshadow.
  4. Powder Eyeshadow.
  5. Eyeliner.
  6. Mascara.
  7. False Lashes.


  1. Lip Balm.
  2. Lip Liner, to create a long lasting base for lipstick.
  3. Lipstick.
  4. Lip Liner again, to create a sharp and precise lip line or to add dimension to the lips for a fuller lip look.
  5. Lip Gloss, to add shine or a sheen or to alter the lip color a bit making it lighter or darker in color. 

Of course you DONT need to do all of these steps! Pick and choose which steps fit your life style, skin type and look.


The Sephora Glossy peeks inside America’s makeup bag.

We’ve always believed you can tell a lot about a girl by what’s in her purse. Which got us wondering—what can you tell about a state by what’s in its beauty bag? We dove into the numbers, state by state, to see what you are buying in 2014, and found out tons. Like who’s staying up all night, who’s manic about manicures, and who (really) likes their stems silky. Come and check yourself out, America. MELISSA LANE

The Golden State likes it natural. Organic products or ones with largely natural ingredients dotted its bestseller list like dandelions on a lawn with items such as Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment, Josie Maran Argan Oil, and Bite Agave Lip Mask.

No self-tanners made tropical Hawaii’s list of bestsellers, though two bronzers did, including NARS in Laguna and—wait for it—Benefit’s Hoola.

The state that invented the modern-day computer may be honing in on a new calculation: the complexion-perfection equation. Nearly a fourth of its list fell in this category with products such as bareMinerals Original Foundation; Benefit The Porefessional; and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.

According to NAILS Magazine, this Great Plains state has fewer nail technicians than anywhere else in the country (33 as of 2012 compared to California’s whopping 84,699), but that doesn’t mean manicures have gone the way of the buffalo there: The Formula X System nail kit was higher on South Dakota’s list than any other state’s.

Batting your lashes may play more of a role in Southern charm than any of us realized. Mississippi had no less than seven mascaras on its bestseller list, including Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, Buxom Blackest Lash, and Lancôme Hypnôse Dramatic Mascara.

Oklahoma took to the prairie flower colors of the Tria Hair Removal Laser more than anyone else: It made their list twice, in Peony and Fuchsia. 

None of us were surprised to see racy product names such as Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, NARS Blush in Orgasm, and all three Urban Decay Naked palettes light up Nevada’s list like its Las Vegas strip.

The Constitution State is classically preppy down to its moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was one of its favorites.

Home to the city that never sleeps, New York goes through a lot of Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray and SEPHORA COLLECTION Multitasker Brush #45. Go figure.


Basic Skincare

Ok so, I’m not a professional or anything but I did do a lot of research when I was trying to figure out my skincare routine and as far as I know, most of this information is scientifically sound. If anyone wants sources, I will happily link to some but this is all stuff I’ve learned over 2-ish years, so I’m not going to source anything unless asked to. I hope that’s ok. A lot of this information is readily available through google. This is obviously a very basic routine/advice. It may work for you or you may have to tailor some of it to suit your specific needs – everyone is different!


Ok, if you wear sunscreen or makeup on a daily basis, a regular cleanser is not going to cut it! Physical sunscreen (zinc, titanium dioxide) especially bonds to the skin, so it needs something a little more heavy duty to remove. I would recommend an oil-based makeup remover or cleansing oil as a pre-cleansing step. I use Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil. Oil breaks up oil, which is why it does such a good job of removing makeup, and why most makeup removers feel oily. The second step to your routine should be a foaming cleanser. A lot of people with oily or acne-prone skin tend to gravitate toward cleansers that dry out their skin, like ones with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. The problem with this is that a cleanser shouldn’t stay on your skin longer than the 20 seconds it takes you to wash your face, which means those ingredients don’t have time to be effective. You’re getting all the dryness from them but none of the benefits. The ideal cleanser is unmedicated and sulfate free. Sulfates are a highly stripping cleansing agent that is present in most cleansers. The best drugstore cleanser I’ve found is the Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser, which is sulfate free and has a lot of ingredients that increase moisture in the skin. I’d advise saving money on your cleanser and spending it on other areas of your skincare routine because any benefits they claim to have are going to get washed down the drain before they have a chance to work on your skin! I cleanse in the morning (foaming cleanser) and at night (oil cleanser + foaming cleanser), but some people only need to cleanse at night. 


A big misconception when it comes to moisturizing is that only those with very dry skin need to do it. A lot of people can get away with not moisturizing, but everyone can benefit from it. If you have a problem with excessive oiliness, it may be because your skin is dehydrated and overcompensating with rebound oil. A common sign that your skin is dehydrated is that the oil seems to sit on top of dry, tight skin, rather than plumping your skin and making it look dewy. I used to think I had very oily skin but once I finally introduced a moisturizer and stopped excessively cleansing, I found that it’s more on the normal side. The reason moisturizer is effective is because it traps water in your skin, so moisturizing immediately after washing your face or getting out of the shower, when you’re still slightly damp, is the optimal time to do it. If you find that you can’t use moisturizers without breaking out, it may be because you’re sensitive to fatty alcohols. Ingredients like cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, and stearyl alcohol are very effective at moisturizing but can lead to clogged pores or acne in people who are sensitive to them. The best moisturizer I’ve found that doesn’t have fatty alcohols is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, but a good drugstore option is Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel. If you don’t have problems with acne in general, you should be fine to use products that contain fatty alcohols. If your skin is particularly dry, you can always top your moisturizer with a layer of petroleum jelly. A lot of people think petroleum jelly is clogging because it’s so heavy, but the molecules are actually too large to penetrate your pores, so even a thin layer acts a seal to keep in moisture. It’s also inert, meaning it won’t react with other products and isn’t likely to cause a reaction in your skin, so it’s a great option for those with sensitive skin.


Sun damage is the #1 thing responsible for premature aging. You’ve probably noticed that people with darker skin tend not to age as quickly as those with lighter skin – that’s because darker skin has a natural SPF. People really underestimate the damage that a sunburn or tan can do – any change in skin tone, whether to red or tan, signifies irreversible damage to your DNA, so sunscreen is really important. Sunscreen comes in two varieties, chemical (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, etc.) and physical (zinc oxide, titanium dioxide). Chemical sunscreen absorbs UVA and UVB rays. It loses its effectiveness after about two hours of sun exposure and needs to be reapplied. Physical sunscreen, on the other hand, deflects UVA and UVB rays, so as long as it’s on your skin and you don’t rub or sweat it off, you’ll have sun protection. I recommend physical over chemical sunscreen just because no one wants to be reapplying sunscreen over their makeup, and because you’re less likely to get a negative reaction from it since it sits on your skin rather than absorbing into it like chemical sunscreen. Zinc is also a calming ingredient (it’s used in diaper rash cream), so it can reduce the appearance of acne and hyperpigmentation. If you’re trying to reduce hyperpigmentation, you should really be wearing sunscreen every day since hyperpigmentation darkens/gets redder with sun exposure. When purchasing a sunscreen, look for ones formulated for babies since those are most often physical. I personally use Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid. You may think you’re getting sun protection from the SPF in your makeup, and while that’s better than wearing none, the amount you’d have to use to get adequate protection is way more foundation than anyone is wearing. A separate sunscreen under your makeup is recommended.

pinkglitter-banana  asked:

What is your everyday skincare routine?

Sorry in advance that most of my skin care is high end! I am totally obsessed with skin care and like to splurge a bit if I can for best results. I try to explain how I use the products and why so you can try it out with more affordable products :) 

Day Time Skin Care Routine

  • Cleanse. I like to use a cleanser that really tightens and cleans my pores so makeup goes on a lot more smooth. I alternate between Boscia Detoxifying Charcoal Cleanser and The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Cleanser.
  • Tone. I like using a rose water spray from Boots (sold at Target) after cleansing to my skin is soft and ready for makeup.
  • Moisturize. I prefer a gel moisturizer in the day time because they are super light weight and sink in quickly. My favorites are Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer and the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. 

Night Time Skin Care Routine

  1. Remove makeup. I usually use The Body Shop Silky Chamomile Cleansing Oil or a makeup remover wipe.
  2. Cleanse. I switch off between cleansers but my favorites are Philosophy Purity Cleanser (helps remove any excess face and eye makeup) and the Fresh Soy Cleanser.
  3. Serum or Oil. If my skin is really dry i’ll use a facial oil under my moisturizer for extra hydration but if my skin is more normal or acne prone i’ll use a serum. I prefer anti aging serums because they really brighten the skin and fade acne scars, spots, etc. 
  4. Eye Cream. Since i’m still young I use a simple, basic moisturizing eye cream like Origins All About Eyes.
  5. Night Cream. I like to use a more rich, moisturizing night cream before bed. My favorites are Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial and Philosophy Miracle Worker Moisturizer.

badonkadonk88  asked:

What are some good moisturizers for oily skin?

  • Murad Oil Control Mattifying Lotion ($40) 
  • Cetaphil DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer ($12)
  • Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion ($6) 
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel ($25)
  • Vanicream Lite Lotion for Sensitive Skin ($10) 
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 ($15) 
  • Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer with Salicylic Acid ($6)
  • Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer ($9)
  • Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 ($10)
  • Cetaphil Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($10) 


2103 Favorites

  • MAC Palettes
  • NARS Laguna
  • NARS Deep Throat / Orgasm
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Gel
  • Too Faced Primed & Poreless
  • Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer
  • MUFE Mat Velvet +
  • Stila Kitten Shadow
  • MUFE HD Powder
  • MAC Tan Pigment
  • NARS Smudge Proof Primer
  • Benefit Dallas
  • MAC pro Longwear Concealer 
  • Anastasia Brow Powder in Dark Brown
  • MUFE Aqua Brow
  • NARS Via Appia / Rue Bonaparte
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner (have I seriously not used gel liner in a year?)
  • Rimmel Scanaleyes 010 Silver
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
  • MAC 266
  • MAC Creme Cup
  • MAC Snob
  • Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat
  • Revlon Extra Life Top Coat
  • Mary Kay Lash Primer
  • Maybelline The Rocket
  • Maybelline One by One

ennovyxo  asked:

What is a good, affordable moisturizer to put on before putting on makeup?

You want more of a light weight moisturizer something that will sink in quickly and not make your foundation slip and slide through out the day :)

Try moisturizers like

  • Clean & Clear Oil Free Dual Action Moisturizer (also good for those with oily prone skin)
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
  • Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer
  • Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer
  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 
  • Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion (sold at Target)

lizbeanerxo  asked:

Hey, I have a question . I never moisturize my skin before makeup, because I have oily skin and I don't want it to make me get oily faster. What do you think is a good moisturizer for oily skin? And a primer, because I never use that either & I want to start. Thank you ❤️

Hello :)

Just incase you aren’t aware, moisturizing your skin can actually help your skin become less oily! I really recommend using a good dry oil (dry oils aren’t as greasy as other oils and sink in quickly) or deep moisturizer at night so when you wake up your skin will be properly moisturized for the day so it won’t produce as much oil. I have oily skin as well and I’ve noticed a huge difference in my skin when I started to really use moisturizing cleansers, masks and night creams instead of more drying products like foam cleansers and skimping on moisturizer.

But for the day time you definitely want to stick with a more light weight moisturizer! Try some light weight moisturizers like

  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
  • Garnier Moisture Refeshing Gel Cream for Combination Skin (new!)
  • Cetaphil Oil Control Moisturizer
  • Clean and Clear Dual Action Moisturizer (good for acne prone skin)

Try some primers like

  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
  • Smashbox Photofinish Light
  • Dr Brant Pore No More Pore Refiner

anonymous asked:

Are there any dupes for Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel?

I found the Boots Expert Shine Control Lotion to be pretty much identical in texture. It’s around $6 at Target but you can buy it on Amazon as well :)