I've been using Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer since high school. I've looked for a less expensive and more available alternative to Clinique Dramatically Different for years. I finally gave up, because I was spending more buying "I hope this will work" lotion than I was shelling out for the Clinique. But (insert drumroll) I finally found it: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion.
I could'nt tell the difference after putting DD moisturizer on one side of my face and CeraVe on the other for a week. After 3 months of constant use, I've seen no difference in my skin at all. We've had one of the coldest, dryest winters on record for our area of the country, so that's saying something. CeraVe is about a tenth of the cost of Clinique moisturizer, and available locally at Wal-Mart. There's even a Wal-Mart Equate brand version if I'm really strapped for cash.
I don't know if you'll fall in love with Clinique products the way I did, but when your budget calls for a break, this lotion is a great alternative!