Thursday, October 16, 2014

Moisturizers | Clinique VS Benefit Cosmetics

Today's post is going to be a review on moisturizers I've enjoyed this year and more specifically, I will be telling you my opinions between my favorite Clinique moisturizer and my favorite Benefit Cosmetics moisturizer!

I have been desperate to get a new moisturizer. For the longest time, I used MAC Studio Moisture Fix ($33) and truly fell in love with it. This was the best moisturizer I had tried and I raved about it!

Then, one day, like most things ran out. Though I knew I loved that moisturizer, I really remembered liking Clinique's moisturizer a few years back and was debating on which to purchase. 

I found myself on a business trip in Florida and realized how badly I needed a moisturizer. So, as I went shopping one night, I ran into a makeup store and found they had the Clinique moisturizer in the travel size , so I just decided to go with it.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion  ($14.50-$26)

It was good, but not as great as I thought I remembered it to be. There was nothing in particular wrong with felt good on the skin, I felt like it did it's job just fine. I just wasn't tickled with it. Especially comparing it to the MAC moisturizer I had more recently used, this just didn't compare.

Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture  ($42 Full Size) 

Ok, so fast-forward several months, I found myself in Ulta with my mom casually shopping and we discovered the Benefit Cosmetics skincare items. I had no idea this existed. Though it was pulling teeth to get someone to help me and explain the products, I eventually found a 6 piece set of sample sized items, including the Total Moisture cream. I was so excited to get this because I sampled the Total Moisture in the store and it was exquisite! You can only imagine my excitement when I purchased this set to try all of these items!

I truly fell in love with the moisturizer from the first time I tried it. I've had the mini jar for probably a month or so, and I still have a ton left! A little goes a long way. I simply dip my finger into the jar and dot it around my face. This stuff seems to last a long time (which is great considering the actual price...). 

The smell of this moisturizer was amazing. It smelled so refreshing and it was more of a thick cream rather than a lotion, which I realize now, that I prefer! It blends smoothly and it doesn't leave your face feeling greasy. In fact, it truly hydrated my skin (which is great considering I'm lacking in my daily water consumption!) and truth be told, my skin hasn't looked this good in a long time! This stuff is AMAZING!

The Results Are In....

I think it might be obvious, but I would recommend Benefits Total Moisture over Clinique's Dramatically Different Lotion AND over MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix!

I absolutely loved the Total Moisture. It literally was total moisture all over my face. The smell was so refreshing and it felt so amazing on my skin. I felt like my skin was drinking up this moisture. My skin looked healthy!I don't wear foundation or BB cream anymore. I can't say necessarily that this moisturizer"cured" my skin issues or anything like that, but I believe it truly helps my skin look it's absolute best. 

I've been so happy with my skin since I've started using this moisturizer. This in conjunction with a few of my other favorite skin care items has made my skin so happy.

This Total Moisture cream is a must-have and a true staple in my new skincare routing. I will be purchasing the full size jar once this is out. 

Benefit, you nailed it!!!

What is your favorite moisturizer? Does the price play a big part in your decision to purchase it or not, even if you LOVE it??



  1. Great post!! Haven't used any of those products yet

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. yeah, benefit rocks ;) xx

  3. Great comparison post and I used that Clinique moisturizer before and it was one of the rare few products that wrecked my skin. And I swear I have cow-hide as skin because it's extremely rare I come across a product that breaks me out! I must try that Benefit moisturizer, it sounds amazing.

    Reflection of Sanity

    1. Oh no! That is always terrible when that happens! I have to say this Benefit one is truly amazing, I LOVE it! :)

  4. I normally like Clinique but I agree that their moisturisers are rubbish.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

  5. Would love to try some of the Benefit skincare, I also remembered the Clinique moisture lotion to be better than it was?
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  7. i might try benefit total moisture out it sounds so good, love your blog:) i just started mine its

    1. Thanks Ellie! I just checked out your blog and it is great! Look forward to your future posts! :)

  8. First of all, I would like to say a big thanks for sharing this article. It is very important to keep your skin moisturized in all season. Use Sakare products to get beautiful skin.


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