DDF Brightening Cleanser

3.9

93 reviews

67% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

New Formula 2011: Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Mulberry Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Dex-Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance.


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am completely in love with DDF 10% Glycolic Toner so I really wanted to like this cleanser from the same line. But it didn't happen.

Even though I get acne, due to my age my skin is not oily at all, it is even dry, so this cleanser dried my skin even more and made it feel really tight. I still use it because I paid around 30 USD for it, but will not be repurchasing and will continue with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (high end) and / or a regular, cheaper, non drying OTC cleanser.

Besides I learned that any cleanser with Glycolic or any other acid in it will just won't work like the mask, peel, toner or moisturizer with acid because the time it stays on the skin is too short anyways.

It is simply not worth the price and you will not be benefitting from the glycolic acid ingredient at all.



on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product yet. I bought it long ago and it sat around for a while because I didn't realize how amazing it is. I use this 3-4x a week, always in the morning. I apply to my face in the beginning of my shower and leave it on like a mask as long as possible. It makes my skin noticeably glowy and helps fade red marks. When I don't use it I can tell. It doesn't sting for me and causes very minimal tightness which is easily fixed with a moisturizer. This one is an HG for me! It is very pricy, but has lasted me forever and a day, you need a minimal amount each time.


on

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I use this in the morning with my manual brush. In circular motion I massage it into my face, neck and chest. I leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. It's my morning cleanser. ( I use Panoxyl 10% at night to take off my make up). This gets all the nighttime oils off my skin and makes it ready for make up application. This is one of 4 holy grail products I will no live without. It's pricy, but a bottle ($39) will last me 3 months since I only use it in the am.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I liked this when I first got it - I put it into my face wash rotation, I don't want to use chemical exfoliants everyday. I just started to use it again after a few month break and it is now stinging me.. my face hurts!
If you're not sensitive to it, I think it is pretty nice. Pretty expensive but nice.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product works. Received in Birchbox and really, really liked it. I can actually tell a difference in my skin tone and brightness. I have normal/dry, oily only in T-zone skin and I thought this may dry me out. Nope, it works great! Got my fiance (who uses a bar of soap to wash his face :-/ ) hooked on it too!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Like many others, I received this in my August Birchbox. I've used some cleansers that have stung in the past, but just for a short period after I applied the cleanser. With this cleanser, my face was stinging almost all day! My skin is on the dryer side, but not particularly sensitive. I was hoping this would help with my age spots, but couldn't bear to use it more than 1-2x.


on

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have been using this cleanser as part of my night time cleansing routine. I remove my makeup with a makeup remover then cleanse with kate somerville detox cleanser to get rid of any left over makuep. I then use this brightening cleanser and leave it on my skin for a few minutes while in the shower. I have sensitive acne prone skin with hyperpigmentation and acne scars. This cleanser along with other products (mario badescu glycolic toner 2%, and ole henriksen enlighten me serum) seems to have improved the texture of my skin, and lightened up my hyperpigmentation issues quite nicely. It does not sting unless you have pimples that are open. Im quite sensitive to glycolic acid in products and have had no adverse reactions using this. I think this product is really great when used in conjuction with other glycolic/salicylic acid products. It does what its supposed to do.


on

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Was excited to try this after receiving it in my Birchbox; unfortunately, I face completely broke out on the fourth day, and this was the only item I switched up in my usual regime. Bummer :(


on

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

Im really pleased and happy with the performance of DDF products. Afters years of window shopping, i decided to give them a chance and what a pleasant surprise, cause they all good.
a) DDF salicylic acid wash, really nice cleanser leaving my skin so deep cleaned and helping with my moderate acne.
b) DDF brightening cleanser, is the BOMB! I love this product, is not targeted for acne or breakouts, but is really helping with my existing pimples, within days!! there all gone. It comes with salicylic acid as well. Overall appearance is smoother, glowing, much better! in only 5 days.
c) glycolic 10% moisturizer.. OMG!!! totally in love with this night cream. again, is not targeted for acne skin types, but is not greasy, smooths my skin, dry out pimples, and next morning you will wake up with a new glowing, rested, pretty face.. just one day and you will see a difference!!
d) DDF spf 45 moisturizer... is ok. I need something to protect my hyperpigmented cheeks (after my pregnancy) and this will do the job. A little expensive but does the job. Not greasy, moisturize and spf 45 in one steep is a plus. Other brands can be as effective as this one.


on

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I also received this from my Birchbox subscription, and let me tell you, the difference in my skin has been DRASTIC! I have been using this cleanser for a little over a month and still am seeing improvements, and I was not expecting to like this cleanser at all since I swear by Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser. But this cleanser works wonders. My acne scars have lightened and my skin is much smoother thanks to the AHAs in this cleanser. And not only that ,but the amount of blemishes I normally have have been cut in half if not more! I can't live without this! I can understand not liking the scent because of the licorice it contains, but it's very light and not enough to bother me. I didn't like it at first either, but now I find myself enjoying it.


Back to Top