DDF • Daily Protective Moisturizer SPF 15 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This has a slight sunscreen smell. No more than any other moisturizer with spf that ive used before. It applied well and at first seemed to be just fine. As the day went on however, my skin became very oily. More oily than usual. This is when I realized this was not an oil-free moisturizer and said nothing about skin type. Oops.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have oily combination skin. I really love this product. I wear it in the morning under my makeup like a primer. It helps to control the oils on my face. It comes in a pump so it's really hygienic, one pump is enough for my entire face. I'm not in the sun a lot of so SPF 15 is enough for regular indoors, but sometimes I do put on another sunscreen on top if i know i'll be outdoors for longer hours. This product is on the pricy side it retails for about $60 CAN but I would repurchase because it's really that good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
I got this product as a sample and figured I would use it to hold me over until I repurchased my regular moisturizer. Although it did its job, the smell was awful. Mine didn't even have a bad chemical smell, it smelled more like a combination between rancid olive oil and a compost heap. And the smell didn't just go away after you applied it, it lingered for a while. I wasn't even able to use it long enough to determine how well it worked, two or three times was more than enough for me to decide that I never want to use this rank moisturizer again.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am currently using a generous 1 oz. sample bottle of this from my last Beauty.com order, which has lasted me over a month. Initially I was turned off by the sunblock smell, but it does dissipate. This is a no-nonsense basic moisturizer with sunscreen, and I do like it a lot - this is tied with Oil of Olay's complete moisturizer (sensitive version) for my favorite daily moisturizer with SPF. A bit pricey, so I knocked off one point for that.
I personally did not find the smell offensive or chemically - I think DDF just didn't try to mask the smell with any artificial fragrances. It just smells like sunblock and like any other no frills moisturizer would (Cetaphil, Eucerin, etc.) The consistency is thicker and more on the cream side, so if you are prone to breakouts or have sensitive or oily skin this is probably not for you. But for those with combo to dry skin (or if you're looking for something more emoillient during the wintertime), this fits the bill perfectly.
I put "yes" for whether I would buy this product again because I do like it, but I will probably stick to Olay complete because it's much cheaper.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 0.5%; Octinoxate 7.5%; Octisalate 2%; Octocrylene 4%.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this when I purchased the Sephora Sun Kit, and I am glad that I didn't pay for the full size. This is a horrible product, it smells like plastic. Also it is like a thick and heavy white paste texture that my face will never absorb. I could still see my face shine two hours after applying it in cold weather like this. I also believe this broke me up, I got two big red ones since I started using it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Horrible chemical smell on this one. It scares me. Otherwise, nothing particularly noteworthy about it. Breaks me out a little bit (small whiteheads, not the hateful deep cystic acne), makes my skin slightly oilier than normal and doesn't have enough SPF to make it worth my while applying as a sunscreen. Much better product out there for the same amount of money - especially for skin that leans towards oily (Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection lotion anyone?).
Age: Unknown Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This does not moisturize at all. Not worth the $$$. I tried to give it a chance but nope I hate it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been using this for about a week and really like it so far. I got a sample of DDF's Radiance something-something cream and LOVED it. Once I realized it was $100 I decided to try something less expensive. So - chose this one.
It's a nice moisturizer but I really don't see any difference between this and the Neutrogena one I was using. I won't be buying this again because of that.
Maybe I'll splurge and buy the more expensive one!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I product-hop a lot, and had been trying for ages to find a daily moisturizer that has SPF protection, is not greasy, does not make my face feel tight, and helps my face to look good without make-up. It took a while, but I believe this is the one. I've been using it for a few months now, and it's fitting all the requirements. You only have to use a little - I usually use 1/2 a pump squeeze - and it hasn't broken me out, which is pretty amazing since I tend to have oily acne-prone skin. You do have to let it "settle" for a few seconds once you put it on (it takes a few seconds for the whitish cast to go away) but then all is perfect, and I've actually been going make-up less (ok, foundation- and powder-less) sometimes. I agree that it would be nice to have a transparent bottle to know when you're low on product, but it really does seem to be lasting a long time. Great basic product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this moisturizer. There is no scent and it literally sinks into my skin leaving it feeling very soft and smooth. It's not greasy at all. My only complaint is the price and packaging. This comes in an opaque pump bottle so you can't see how much product you have left. But overall, I'll definitely be sticking with this one for a while!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my staple, every day moisturizer. The consistancy is perfect for me in both winter and summer, which is a rarity. It leaves behind an almost glowing effect on my skin, has never broken me out, and keeps my skin smooth and even. No scent to speak of. The only thing I'd change is the bottle, which is opaque. I like to see how much is left before I run out. But I will re-buy this as soon as I do.
Edited 3.13.08: I now use Olay Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. Works just as well for a fraction of the cost.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Blue
Well, this was a waste of $35. On the upside, it didn't irritate my rosacea-tormented face AS BADLY as most products and felt light on my skin.
On the downside, I had puffiness on the side I tested it on, got several red blemishes that began forming, and saw zero evidence that this stuff had enough of any of the "actives" to do anything.
I know what Shea Butter (halfway down in the ingreds) feels like, and I don't feel any which suggests it and everything after it in the ingreds is in minuscule amounts. To confirm this, the disodium EDTA (usually at the very end of the ingred list because it's added in very small amounts) has most of the antioxidants after it are part of that Redox II *%^!%&@ so the good stuff (vita C, E, A, CoQ10, lutein, and zinc) are in even smaller amounts (since Redox is that low then the components of Redox are fractional of that).
I'm learning to look at ingredient lists for potency markers like preservatives and ignoring all the ingredients after it because they are in such teeny tiny amounts, and I believe this applies here.
Also, I saw no evidence of sun production, much like the girl who tried the Organic SPF 30 and still got a sunburn. I REAPPLIED, but the side with the DDF still got some freckles in the minimal sun I was exposed to that day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Thiz ia one beautiful moisturizer.
The first time I used it I put too much on. No problem, the moisturizer literally sunk into my skin and it wasn't one bit oily. To me, that's a miracle. I really like this line (also reviewed Non-Drying Gentle Cleanser). Could it be that sfter years of searching, I've found a skincare line I'll actually stick with? I think so.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Many DDF products are HG material for me, yet its moisturizers just break me out (DDF's ultra lite moisturizing dew broke me out as did this one). I started using the Sephora sample, and 2 days later, I got small pimples around those areas where this moisturizer was used. It also doesn't do much for "dry" or "flaky" skin. None of the ingredients sound pore clogging though. But once I've stopped using this, no new zits/whiteheads have surfaced. Just to be on the safe side, I won't reapply or purchase this one. The price is also high so for a product with that price, I want good results! *btw, I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin that tends to be dry around the chin and upper lip*
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I find that this product has excellent, high-quality ingredients -- it really is loaded with anti-oxidants. I have very sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin with some visible redness from accumulated acne scarring. From the first morning that I applied this product, I noticed that it is very soothing, actually calming the redness on my face (maybe attributed to the green tea and aloe extracts -- known for their soothing properties). It also gave me a nice glow. I love the fact that I am not having an allergic reaction to the physical and chemical sunscreen ingredients in this product. Will definitely buy again and try other products from the DDF line.