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Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own Countdown: #9

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This week, we resume our Top 10 Beauty Classics You Must Own List.   Each week we will highlight a product on the list, giving you all the details on the history, how it came to be, why it's great, and why women and celebs alike swear by it.  With so many beauty products on the market to try, sometimes you just want the tried and true classics.  These are products everyone has tried and everyone still loves, years after they have launched.  As self-professed product junkies, we understand the need to try something new and different will never fade away, but there are just some products that should and will always be a mainstay in every woman's makeup bag.  At #10, we had the Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream.  So let the countdown continue!

Our #9 Beauty Classic:  Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion 

Ranging in price from $14 - $40, trying this half a century old moisturizer won't break the bank.  The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is a cult favorite moisturizer that effectively smoothes and improves the complexion.  The yellow-tinted lotion is lightweight and fragrance-free, making it ideal for the face.  While it has no anti-aging or SPF benefits, this skin hydrator is still great to apply before your makeup.  The mineral oil and sesame oil formula provides the correct moisture balance for healthy skin.  This moisturizer is also a part of Clinique's flagship skincare regimen, which also consists of a facial cleanser and clarifying lotion. 

The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion was created by New York City Dermatologist, Norman Orentreich in the early 1960's.  In 1967, Vogue magazine published an article called "Can Great Skin be created?" written by beauty editor Carol Phillips with Dr. Orentreich.  In the article they discussed the significance of a skincare routine.  Evelyn Lauder, daughter-in-law of Estée Lauder, read the article, and brought it to Estée's attention.  Both Carol Phillips and Dr. Orentreich were recruited to help create the brand, and in August 1968, Clinique premiered as the world's first allergy tested, dermatologist-driven line at Saks Fifth Avenue.  This product was deemed the moisture "drink" developed by Clinique's dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance.  The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion softens, smoothes, and improves.  It helps hydrate by mimicking the skin's oil-and-water balance.

This moisturizing lotion has been praised the world over, receiving many different accolades.  The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion has been Macy's Best in Beauty Winner, been listed as part of the Women's Health Beauty Awards 2012, Nordstrom Beauty Awards 2012, and Allure Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards 1996-2003, 2006-2009, 2011-2012.  The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is endorsed by cosmetic chemist Jim Hammer, and Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of medicine in New York City.

While it might not be jump-packed of multiple benefits skincare, the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion remains a favorite for its ability to hydrate skin.  Have you tried it yet?  Let us know your thoughts on this classic in the comments below. 

Look out for #8 on our Beauty Classics You Must Own Countdown next week.

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