I’m going to share with you a couple of Clinique product reviews. This Fall Clinique Bonus Time x Nordstrom is running at www.nordstrom.com/Clinique or Clinique counters near you (locations here) through November 18, 2019. I received them as a part of 7-piece Clinique bonus with any $29 Clinique purchase from Nordstrom.

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I adore Clinique skincare for a couple of reasons, first they are fragrance free and mostly alcohol free. I have no doubt when purchasing the full size from reading its ingredients I can be sure that no perfume scent will ever cause me to have a migraine. Most importantly Clinique are the closest thing to your skin natural components.

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Clinique Reviews

Please note that I have combination skin and that is acne-prone. My skin tends to be dryer during colder months. Now let’s check out what I am thinking about these three items from Clinique. I used promo code FACE in Nordstrom checkout page to get this 7-piece Clinique bonus with any $29 Clinique purchase.

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The review includes two full size Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly and Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Color. Plus, a review of sample size Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.

Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Review

in Full size $29

A dermatologist-developed water-jelly formula with an unbelievably lightweight texture that delivers 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection.

Who it’s for: All skin types.

What it does: This 24-hour hydrator locks in the good—like moisture—and filters out the bad, making skin 87% less vulnerable to pollution. Clean Shield Technology™, a blend of sunflower seed, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract, strengthens skin’s barrier, improves its resiliency, and balances and retains moisture levels. The oil-free formula has a unique, water-jelly texture that feels fresh and penetrates quickly, leaving no sticky residue.

How to use: Apply twice a day, morning and night, to your face and throat, all over or wherever skin is dry. Cleansed, exfoliated skin accepts moisture better. For best results, apply after steps 1 and 2 (your cleanser and your clarifying lotion) in Clinique’s 3-Step System.

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IcanGWP review: Newest to the Clinique moisturizer product line up is their Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. The jelly doesn’t have Dimethicone and contains pollution protectants like several algae extracts or rice extract. It’s fancier and more advanced compared to the classic yellow formula of the Dramatically Different Moisturizer. I think it’s more exfoliating. The packaging looks beautiful, simple and modern. As much as I like the see-through clear gel, it’s also bothersome. Please keep it out of light to avoid antioxidant break down.

The texture is thin fluid. It penetrates extremely well and leaves no ‘slime’ on your skin like other jellys in the market. It dries matte without sneaking alcohol into the formula – that from my experience 40% of the products advertised for acne-prone products do. It wears well under makeup and no roll-up. I used this new formula this fall and had no breakout or dryness. My skin looked visibly healthy. If you are living in a hot and humid area or have combination to oily skin and seeking a mid-price moisturizer, this is a promising product for you! You’ll see in the ingredient comparison below if this is suitable for your skin type.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that Clinique is one of a few counter cosmetics brands that have an optimal packaging design. They put the highly fragile ingredient moisturizer in a tube or bottle with a pump rather than a jar. It’s less pretty but more practical to prolong the usefulness of the pricey cream from exposure to air and bacteria from our fingers.

As always, this Clinique moisturizer still contains no parabens, no phthalates, no fragrance, no alcohol and in addition, is an oil-free formula.

What is Clinique Dramatically Different hydrating jelly used for?

The oil-free, refreshing water-jelly texture is non-sticky, leaves no residue, and penetrates quickly. It delivers 24-hour hydration repair plus pollution protection.

How do you use Clinique hydrating jelly?

It’s simple, customized and takes just three minutes, twice a day: cleanse with Facial Soap, exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion, moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Jelly, Lotion+, oil-free Gel or Cream. There’s a Clinique skin care routine that’s right for you.

Do you wash off Clinique hydrating jelly?


Does Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing jelly contain alcohol?


Clinique Dramatically Different hydrating Jelly VS Gel?

Clinique Dramatically Different hydrating jelly is recommended for Normal to Combination skins while gel is for Oily to Combination skins. Clinique Dramatically Different hydrating lotion and cream contain oil (Jelly and Gel are oil-free). Here’s the differences in their formulas.  The highlight ingredients appear in both products.


Water\Aqua\Eau, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sucrose, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Sorbitol, Sodium Polyaspartate, Ppg-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Polysorbate 80, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol.


Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Caffeine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Polysilicone-11, Silica, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Oleth-10, Lactobacillus Ferment, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

For those who think Clinique is for young people and don’t have enough expensive and aggressive formulas for aging skin, they have Clinique iD (additional $10) where you can choose a cartridge of concentrate and mix it with Clinique moisturizer. Clinique continues to impress.


Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask Review

Full size $36

Moisture Surge Overnight Mask by Clinique is a creamy, penetrating night mask that helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture and build reserves for tomorrow. All night long it soothes and nourishes to help skin retain moisture, so you wake up to soft, dewy, glowing skin.

How to use: Use nightly or as needed. After your skincare regimen, smooth generously and evenly over face. Gently massage until absorbed.

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IcanGWP review: This is another oil-free formula from Clinique that I really fall in love with. It’s ideal for colder months. If you don’t already use a nighttime mask and suffer from skin dehydration, you may want to consider adding the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask into your routine! What makes it so special is that we don’t need to rinse it off. Most face masks on the market are not nutritious enough to make a difference for our skin because we only use it for 15 minutes. Full size is 3.4 oz. for only $36, much more price friendly when compared to sheet masks.

This no-need-to-rinse mask has an intense rich texture. Once massaged in, I can feel my skin is extremely quenched. It felt more like a regular moisturizer and not a mask that had left something on the surface. It’s not greasy, slimy nor has dry tackiness. I love the soft, plumped, soothed and supple skin in the morning without troublesome clogged pores and breakouts. It’s pleasant that it doesn’t get all over my pillow. It can help when I’m using strong retinol products overnight. Several reviewers with Retin A or AHA’s usage really think that it helped tremendously. People also used it as eye masks and also on chapped lips. It’s probably too rich for oily or combination skin in summer but excellent in colder climates. There are several reviewers that prefer other moisture surge products compared to this one. For me, I like the results of this oil-free version!

Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Color in Tenderheart Review

in Full size $19.50 value

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A rich, hydrating lip color infused with skin care ingredients.

What it does: It delivers more than just color. Its 3D pearl center core instantly sculpts and contours, providing an immediate appearance of a smoother pout. Over time, your lip definition is improved.

How to use: Apply to clean, bare lips. It can be worn with a lip liner.

IcanGWP review: Clinique lip products are always a go-to natural lipstick for me. It’s so easy to use, versatile shades and never dried my lips. This new Clinique Dramatically Different Lipstick Shaping Lip Color is different, it has a white core in the middle. Clinique explains that it helps to produce a smoother and more defined lip. My lips feel moisturized all day, even better than some lip balms.

Tenderheart is a very nice color. It’s a warm beautiful nude shade that does not make your entire face look washed off. It’s has smooth, nice velvet finish, not too thick and not drying. The core helps to cover chap well. It makes my lips look juicier and a little bit fuller from glossy sheen once applied to the lips. This is a fantastic fall shade. It’s super moisturizing and feels like I’m wearing nothing. It will look fab on you if you are looking for semi-sheer lipstick! It’s subtle enough for going to the office. However, I’d prefer a little more staying power of this shade. Please note that several reviewers mentioned that the shades are not like their previous version.

So rare to find nude lipstick that isn’t matte. Plus, it should improve lip definition over time. Love it!!

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The other 4 items in the Clinique bonus gift:



One person I respectful the most is a Clinique fanatic since she has strong perfume reaction. She incredibly looks about 20 years younger than her age. It was a miracle and has proven to my own eyes that Clinique’s approach, the gentle and pure, worked! I’m a big Clinique fan since the first day she gave me that first Clinique product.

The three items from Clinique in this review are remarkable and are true rare gems. They are unique in how they are formulated and tested tremendously by dermatologists. Their products are even safer than several top baby product brands out there. If you are looking for dramatically different long term results, I highly recommend Clinique! If your skin dries a lot during travel then it might be worth adding these Clinique bonus gifts to your travel kit!

This fantastic Clinique gift with purchase contains two full size Clinique items is exclusive at Nordstrom this fall 2019 only! Don’t miss the opportunity. Find this product at www.nordstrom.com/Clinique.

Clinique Gift with Purchase at Nordstrom

GIFT 1: Choose a FREE 7-piece Clinique gift with your $29 purchase – up to $85 value. Enter one promo code—FACE or EYES.

Use promo code FACE in Checkout with any $29 Clinique purchase to get:

OR Use promo code EYES in Checkout with any $29 Clinique purchase to get:

GIFT 2: Buy More, Get More Gift! Spend $55 on Clinique and also receive a full-size Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (1 oz.) worth $21. Up to $106 combined value.

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(NEW) GIFT 3: Receive full-size samples of Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (4.2 oz.) and Quickliner for Eyes in Really Black with your $100 Clinique purchase.

(NEW) GIFT 4: Receive a logo tote with your $75 Clinique purchase.

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See all Gift with purchase. Since this is Nordstrom, you’ll get FREE shipping , choose 3 FREE samples!

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