by Olesya Novik
Skin care issues are unavoidable for most of us these days — between emotional stress, environmental hazards, lack of sleep, improper hormonal balances… and a myriad of other factors, we find ourselves battling acne, wrinkles, discoloration, sensitivity… and it goes on and on. What’s worse is the endless number of skin care brands, each claiming to be better than the last for your specific issues.
Unfortunately, most cosmetics never quite live up to their promises.
So how do you know where to turn? What really works, and what doesn’t? What’s worth the investment… and what’s nothing but a waste of money and time?
Natural or Medical?
Natural product lines are everywhere these days… are they superior to the more medical, chemical approach? Could be, but not necessarily — especially not when you’re suffering with serious skin care concerns, such as cystic acne, incessant break outs that don’t seem to quit, or discoloration — one condition that no natural cosmetic will reverse.
There are times when a more “hardcore” approach is essential. And this is where brands like DDF come in.
DDF takes a medical approach to skin care that’s unlike that of just about any other skin care brand. If you’re experiencing complexion issues that just don’t seem to respond to anything you’ve tried, then DDF may be a brand worth looking into.
Below are descriptions of some of their more popular products, along with my personal reviews. I’ve categorized them by skin concerns so you can have an easier time figuring out which products would suit you best.
Sensitive Skin with Redness
DDF Enhancing Sun Protection SPF 30
You know that all skin types should be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays with sunscreen, right? Of course you do!
Well, if you have sensitive skin that’s prone to redness, uneaven skin tone, blotchiness, or even rosacea, this sun screen will be your new best friend. Not only will it protect your skin from the sun, it’ll also safeguard it against irritation, cancel out any redness with its counteractive color, even out your skin tone (without looking like foundation at all!), but it’s also a pleasure to wear — completely sinking in within seconds of application!
Most physical sunblocks that have been created for sensitive skin types will just sit on the surface of your skin. This is the opposite of that — it’ll leave your skin looking smooth, even-toned, and fresh.
If you’d like more information, you can read more reviews here: DDF Enhancing Sun Screen.
DDF Silky C Serum
Oftentimes, skin that’s extra sensitive is also skin that’s in need of resurfacing and anti-wrinkle or anti-blemish treatments. Here’s the tricky part: How do you treat skin that flares up the moment you apply something as minimal as an antioxidant serum onto it?
This is where the Silky C Serum comes in. This product was created to resurface the skin using retinols while nourishing it and protecting it with antioxidants — all formulated in a way that’ll prevent any kind of inflammation or aggravation from occurring.
Your skin will feel and look incredibly smooth after initial application… and this stuff is actually gentle enough to use around the eye area!
For more information and reviews, check this page: Silky C Serum.
Discoloration, Acne Scars, Uneven Skin Tone
DDF Discoloration Reversal Pod
Skin discoloration, such as acne scars, age spots, sunspots, freckles, and melasma are very difficult to treat. The majority of cosmetics that claim to make all the difference in the world, unfortunately, do absolutely nothing — or worse — they aggravate even normal skin types, making them sensitive, and accomplishing nothing positive as a result.
These pods have been proven to actually even out skin texture and color, when associated with the conditions listed above. Just about everyone I know who’s tried these has seen an improvement in their areas of concern.stic Lightener.
Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Loss of Elasticity
DDF Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum
If you’re just starting to notice signs of aging — or are in your early-mid twenties, you should make an antioxidant serum a part of your daily routine. Now, if that serum also renews cell turnover and encourages skin renewal, it gets a huge thumbs up from me!
That’s exactly what this product does. It’s recommended for prevention of wrinkles, loss of firmness, discoloration, while encouraging a healthy glow and an overall healthier appearance.
This product is perfect whether you’re dry, combination, oily, or normal If you live in a dry climate and are looking for hydration while preventing those tattletale signs of aging, this will be your new best friend.
It’s meant to be applied sparingly as it is highly concentrated, so again, a little bit of it will go a very long way… leaving you with enough product to spare for quite a while.
To read additional reviews and take a look at its ingredients, see: Mesojection Healthy Cell Serum.
DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer
This moisturizer will not only replenish your skin’s hydration levels, it’ll actually refine its texture, resulting in a smooth, tight appearance while doing so!
There aren’t a lot of products out there that can aid in cell turnover and actually help cell turnover while moisturizing the skin down to the deeper levels. This product does that.
If your skin is dry or even extremely dry, and you haven’t been able to use acids due to irritation issues, you’ll like this product. If you’re oily, on the other hand, you’ll want to take it easy, as it my result in excessive oil production — and none of us are fans of that.
This product is also great for those of us breaking out, so it’s perfect for people who are beginning to see signs of aging while still getting breakouts now and then.
For more information and reviews, see product page here: Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer.
I know that’s quite a few products, but those happen to all be my personal favorites. DDF makes many more wonderful creams and serums, so I suggest you check out their stuff in depth.
If you decide to try any of the above, you can save 20% by shopping with SkinCareRx.com, and entering code DDFBRAND20 at checkout.
Have your own favorite cosmetics or skin care brands? Share your thoughts below!