Review of DDF's Protect and Correct SPF 15Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Here's another contender for your everyday moisturizer. Everyone needs a lightweight moisturizer with sunscreen to put on every morning. Why? Because even if you are oily, remember the oil is not moisture, and a light moisturizer every morning can really help create a great base for your makeup. Plus, with a bit of broad spectrum SPF in your daily moisturizer you've protected your whole face from the sun, much better than relying on your foundation or other makeup which will likely not be applied evenly or thick enough over the entire face.
DDF is one of the top dermatologist created lines, somehow this product was the first I'd tried from the line. This moisturizer is part of their Hyperpigmentation line, as it contains some sort of Micro-Radiance Complex to help with hyperpigmentation. I looked at the list of ingredients and I honestly do not know what this ingredient is. It isn't hydroquinone, so I'm thinking that really the much more important hyperpigmentation treatment in this product is actually the sunscreen. So, I wouldn't let the Hyperpigmentation aspect of this product scare you off, it won't bleach your face or anything. I think anyone with or without hyperpigmentation should be able to use this moisturizer.
• Avobenzone 3%
• Ensulizole 0.9%
• Octisalate 5%
• Octocrylene 1.5%
You can see that while not broad spectrum, this product does contain both UVA and UVB coverage with SPF 15. Since I don't spend a lot of time each day out in the sun this coverage is great for me. However, if you spend quite a bit of time outdoors you should probably consider broader coverage with a higher SPF.
(Refer to the Moisturizer Post)
Water, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-20, Acetyl Glucosamine, Peg-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nylon-12, Tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Beta-Carotene, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ubiquinone, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Palmitic Acid, Thioctic Acid, Disodium Edta, Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Mannitol, Ethylparaben, Steareth-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Glutamine, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Peg-4 Laurate, Acetyl Cysteine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Propyl Gallate, Ascorbic Acid, Dimethyl Sulfone, Pyridoxine Hcl, Cyanocobalamin, Spirulina Platensis Extract.
A quick glance at the ingredients of this moisturizer shows that there really are quite a few anti-aging ingredients. First, notice that the top moisturizing ingredients is niacinamide, and that mannitol is featured later on. Both are humectants, and are responsible for moving water around in the skin, similar to the Aquacurrents technology.
As well, notice that there are several forms of Tocopherol (Vitamin E), which are anti-oxidants. As well, notice that Retinyl Palmitate, a Retinoid is present. While not really hyped as important ingredients by DDF, I love that they are there!
So, after all of that, how is this product? I really love it actually. It is pretty light and sinks into my skin right away, though there is a bit of a residue left behind. While this residue is actually helpful for applying my foundation (I think that it helps to spread it more evenly), it's pretty easily absorbed by the powder I use afterwards. I do have combination skin, so this residue might be a bit too much for those with oily skin, or it may be better as a winter option for those people.
I loved that this moisturizer was just the right amount of moisture for my face, did not cause any break outs and even helped me apply my foundation!
DDF's Protect and Correct SPF 15