DDF • Ultra Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got a few samples of this from Sephora and at first I really liked it. It felt light and soaked in relatively well. I will not repurchase it but let me tell you what I found happened with this product and my skin.
First off I am combination/oily skin type and this wasn't moisturizing enough for my oilier skin which is pretty sad since it needs VERY little extra moisture to be nice and smooth.
I also noticed that it dried too quickly and would ball up and fall off my skin sometimes which is really not ok.
Those reasons taken into consideration...the finally kicker was it broke me out. My skin had been clear for weeks and after 3 days of this...I got 4 new zits in places I DONT break out...like cheeks and neck. I stopped using it and bam all blemishes are healing and no new ones.
I only gave it 2 stars because the stuff doesn't smell horrible and feels silky at first and does give some moisture but for me I just don't think it is a good fit.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was excited to try this because I had so much love for the DDF glycolic toner, I thought perhaps my face would respond as well to this, too. Well, it didn't. Luckily I only bought some sample packets on Ebay to give it a shot--because as soon as I stopped using this, a cluster of small clogged pores and zits began to clear across my forehead. Thankfully since my wedding is this weekend. I was sad since this lotion sank in so well, and my face felt like velvet...but, red flag...I see there's BEESWAX in this facial lotion. I fail to understand how this is a "lite moisturizing dew" with stinkin' wax products in it. It's among the top of the ingredients, too. Certainly will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Tan Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I REALLY wanted to love this product since it's by DDF, and DDF is known for their skincare line. I bought this at a discount price at one of my local Tj Maxx stores for only about $2 off. I was so excited about it that I read all the ingredients and everything! The next morning I decided to give this a go (since I wear another moisturizer @night). When I first rubbed it on to my face, it felt really fresh, its a gel consistency, so I did sort of a patting motion on my face afterwards to have it "set." I was really excited to go to school feeling like I had nothing on my face, BUT SADLY, this wishful thinking was long gone after the first hour or so... my face began oiling it up again, and it became "sticky." I tried convincing myself that I probably put it on wrong, so I kept trying to use smaller amounts, yet to no avail, it still made me oily within the next hour, and the worst part of all is the fact that it doesn't necessarily "moisturize." Such a bummer that this didn't work for me, and I have a feeling that this is what's breaking me out too..... such a disapointment :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I tried the old formula and liked it and my skin like it. It wasn't the best moisturizer but it give enough moisture and didn't cause negative effect on my skin and it kept it clear. After suffering from break out from my other stuff, I decided to return to this just to be safe.
I was out of luck, the new formula is just too much for my skin. It didn't clear out my skin and make it smooth. But something in the formula my skin doesn't like, it make it so swollen, painful, irritated and red looking.
Tips to people, test it out before you buy. I have to do that from now on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i still decided to try after reading all the negative comments about people breaking out after use. BIG mistake, listen to the warnings and do not try. I had just gotten my skin clear and happy, then tried this for a week and my skin looks and feels AWFUL! maybe its just not for me
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I found this product at TJ Maxx for $12.00. My sister swears by this moisturizer, so I thought I would try it. It has a nice consistency and seems to really moisturize my skin. However, it caused me to break-out (and I never break-out). I've heard from some other friends that this caused them to break-out as well which is quite unfortunate. I will never buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I like the texture of this product! It feels nice on the skin and it absorbs easily. There is no scent which is a plus too for sensitive skin. I like that it's in a pump too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this moisturizer. I have really oily skin and it doesn't leave it feeling greasy. I use a sea salt toner beforehand and this makes for an amazing complement. My skin feels really soft afterward. Most importantly, it doesn't make me break out.
The only negatives is that it is a bit pricey for such a small amount.. a little goes a long way, though, so I guess it isn't TOO bad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a nice moisturizer for summer or for someone with oilier skin. I dont use this any more in part because my skin has gotten drier and in part because I've been using CeraVe PM which has more beneficial ingredients and as a plus is cheaper too. This is one of the few moisturizers I can use on my very acne prone skin so it gets points from me for that reason but I also think it's a pretty good formula. It delivers nice light moisture for those who need some but not too much. I'm not crazy about the bottle because you can't tell how much is left in there but it has a nice sanitary pump.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Completely love this stuff. I would use it twice a day if it didn't cost so much! I have combination/oily skin (quite oily t-zone year round, good in the cheeks & chin during the summer, dry during the winter) and this moisturizer keeps my skin comfortable in every area. I don't know because I don't have dry skin but I probably wouldn't recommend for people with dry skin because it is very light.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I don't find the quality to be any better than a drugstore brand. I loved DDF and had almost their entire line, but I hate the fact they raised prices by $6 on average (USD). That's another story though.
I used this for months and realized while it didn't break me out it was clogging my pores and leaving a film on my face. I do have oily skin so maybe this was a bit heavy for me (even though it's Ultra-Lite). I felt my face was sticky and shiny which is just a gross feeling. I've switched to Clinique's moisturizer for acne.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
A nice light summer moisturiser, but sadly it broke me out, not majorly, just clogged pores. I suspect squalene is the culprit. I'm dispappointed as it was the perfect amount of moisture for summertime.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
First of all, I would just like to say my skin type is not crazy dry, or crazy oily. Its surely combination skin with my oilier areas being my nose and chin. The cheeks are more towards the normal side. This moisturizer was recommended to me by a sephora specialist because it was light and didn't leave a film on the face, but was supposed to be moisturizing. After using it for about 2 months during the summer, i really liked it. But as soon as the colder months came along (i live in michigan) this just didn't do anything for me. I would apply it, and 30 seconds later my skin would be dry again. I ended up giving it to my mom who liked it, since her skin is pretty normal.
I think that if you just need a light moisturizer and you have mostly perfect skin dryness-wise, this may be a good option. But since most people don't have that, I'd skip this, especially since it comes for around $50 dollars a bottle.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
For those of you with really oily skin, this is an awesome moisturizer. It does not make me breakout - my number one priority, I can use it around my eyes and it doesn't make my skin greasy. Sometimes I mix this with MD Forte facial lotion for an additional boost of glycolic acid - other times I skip it. I always have a damp face when I apply this - it helps makes the application thinner. The first one I got was a 1 oz sample size from Sephora and I've purchased the same size several times on eBay for a very reasonable price. It's good enough, I'd purchase for full price if I had too.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
My skin can be pretty sensitive at times, so it's nice to have a product like this I can use. it is moisturizing enough and I really like the texture, and it doesn't upset my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I got a sample of this from Sephora. I LOVE IT! My skin is pretty normal (drier in the winter, oily-ish in the summer) This moisturizer gave me just the right amout of moisture without making me greasy in the humid Minnesota summer. The sample was quite big and lasted probably a month. The regular size cost, I think, $38. I don't expect to be able to use it in winter but found it perfect for summer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
1st review ever, so I hope this is clear and concise. My skin is acne prone, and oily. I'm not certain as to exactly why but, moisturizers hate me. I've tried them all, from the cheap (Cetephil), to the moderately priced (Aveda), to the "You don't want to know how much I paid for this!" (La Mer). I have used this moisturizer for the past few weeks, and have been very pleased with it. The only concern I ever have when considering a new product for my facial skin is,"Will it break me out?". At first I was a little afraid because of an ingredient contained in this product called squalene. This is apparently a known 'trigger' for breakouts. All the positive reviews I read on Sephora swayed me to give it a try. I think it is only when squalene is in the form of shark liver oil that it is a problem for skin, clogging the pores?. I adore the pump bottle. The lotion is whitish, gel like, and has no fragrance. When I apply it, it absorbs in an instant. Drying to a complete matt finish. I haven't had a problem with breakouts, or oiliness with this moisturizer. It's $38.00, which I personally don't find this to be that expensive, compared to the price I pay for other products. Definately give it a try if you have issues finding a moisturizer that won't break you out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
DDF Ultra-lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew is a light moisturizer that can be used on your face when you need a little quench of thirst. The first thing I noticed about the product that I really liked was the fact that it has a pump dispenser. It's a bit designed like a shaving cream pump - you barely have to apply any pressure and you can control how much product will come out. The product itself has a thin, gel-like texture that smooths out into a liquid like moisturizer and absorbs into the skin instantly. Even though it contains dimethicone, it doesn't have that familiar sillicone primer feel. The texture prior to smoothing on the skin reminds me a bit of my old favorite primer, Laura Gellar Spackle. The thinness reminds me a bit of Nars' Primer. After about 30 seconds of the product being smoothed on the skin, it absorbs completely. There is no trace of moisturize left behind on the skin. I can't really say I've ever used a moisturizer that does that. Although, most moisturizers I've used are oil-based and those tend to stick around longer.
Often times I use this before applying my foundation to give my skin a little moisture without making my skin too moist or slippery. I think it works fantastic for that. Also, it hasn't at all irritated my skin, which is a huge plus.
One thing I noticed is that it doesn't have an SPF, so it's not ideal as a daytime moisturizer, unless you're using a separate SPF. Also, because it's so light, I'm not sure if it would be beneficial as a night moisturizer. I prefer something a bit heavier at night. (apparently there is a 15 SPF version, but I wasn't able to find it on the Sephora website. Maybe it was out of stock when I checked)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Something compelled me to change my day moisturizer. All fourth of July weekend I worked hours on end in the FL heat. I noticed my Yes to Tomatoes balancing moisturizer was abit heavy after factoring in the 5 blotting sheets i needed per day. I received afew samples to try out along with the H20 Plus spf 30 cream. Curiosity didn't kill the cat. It killed my skin.
This product did not live up to even my lowest expectations. Good thing it was a sample. It seems the greater majority here on MUA liked this as a summer option for oily/normal skin. My T-zone is pretty wild during the hotter part of the year but I can't just go with using a toner, serum, and sunscreen even though I want to. Instead of treating and managing my oil this DRIED my forehead and inbetween my nose and eyes to an extent I've never experienced ever in my life. The day of my moisturizer switch was the day I developed the dry patches and I did not change anything else in my regimen. I don't believe I SHOULD HAVE TO mix moisturizers especially for the price I would've paid here. Now I have to pile on my Hope in a Jar for now in hopes of balancing my skin back out. I may derma roll the areas as well.
This product is not cost effective. You're getting a solution of 3 ingredients (Aloe vera, Glycerin, and Squalene, the last of which has been known to cause breakouts...) for $38 at 1.67oz. What? Invest that into products and NEVER go gung-ho on premium products without having a consultation with a beauty representative or a skin esthetician -- that's my lesson from here on out. Samples are here to save the day!
EDIT: Actually, DDF put a bevy of 'cones and fillers as another user stated and failed to disclose that on Sephora.