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DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew

DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew Review

Facial Moisturizers

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Best Feature:
Noncomedogenic & doesn't contain lanolin, fragrance or dyes
Worst Feature:
Expensive & it could cause acne-prone skin to breakout
Best Uses:
Light moisturizer for normal to slightly oily skin
Pricing:
$40

Where to Buy

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$38.00
$39.00
$42.00

Overview

Developed by cosmetic dermatologist Howard Sobel, DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew is a lightweight facial moisturizer that uses aloe vera, grapeseed extract and vitamins A, E and C, to restore surface hydration to your skin and fight signs of aging. It is a good moisturizer for normal to slightly oily skin, and, since it doesn't contain fragrance or color additives, it is also great for sensitive skin.

You can purchase DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew on www.ddfskincare.com, Sephora.com or Skinstore.com for $40.

Product Report Card Grade

We give DDF's Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew a B because it is a pretty good, lightweight and non-greasy facial moisturizer for people with normal to slightly oily skin. That said, we had to deduct points because it is pretty expensive for a basic moisturizer that hardly contains any antioxidants. Additionally, it is formulated with wax and thickeners, which could cause acne-prone skin to breakout.


 
This Product
Overall Score
Our Awards
Date Reviewed
February 2012
February 2012
February 2012
Pros
Lightweight and super absorbent; doesn't contain lanolin, fragrance or color additives; noncomedogenic
Great hydration for sensitive and oily skin; lightweight and super absorbent; doesn't contain sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan; noncomedogenic; not tested on animals; made in USA
Lightweight and super absorbent; doesn't contain oils, parabens, or fragrances; noncomedogenic; not tested on animals; made in USA
Cons
Expensive; tested on animals
Expensive; contains fragrance
Expensive; fragrance-free is a plus, but some users reported that it smells bad
Skin Type
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination, Sensitive
Skin Concern
Anti-aging and dry/dehydrated skin
Dry/dehydrated skin
Anti-aging and dry/dehydrated skin
Price (est.)
$40
$42
$65
Size
1.7 fluid ounces
1.7 fluid ounces
1.7 fluid ounces
Active Ingredients
The lightweight moisturizer's active ingredients include pure aloe vera, grapeseed extract and vitamins A, E and C. Aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and glycerin help to attract moisture to the skin, while squalene (a derivative of an emollient found in healthy skin) and dimethicone help to seal in that moisture. Meanwhile, grapeseed extract and vitamins A, C and E offer antioxidant protection against environmental damage and also nourish skin to improve its elasticity and tone.
The lightweight moisturizer features a combination of active ingredients including mucopolysaccharides, azulene, allantoin, vitamin E and vitamin B5. Mucopolysaccharides provide intense oil-free hydration, while azulene, a chamomile derivative, and allantoin, an anti-irritant, help to calm and soothe your skin. Vitamin E protects your skin from environmental damage, and vitamin B5 works to promote cellular renewal and heal damaged skin.
The lightweight moisturizer features Pepha®-Tight, Sepilift™ and Red Marine Algae, which work together to provide skin with moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. Pepha®-Tight is algae-based skin tightener that has anti-wrinkle, firming, toning and moisturizing properties. In the long term, it also helps to strengthen the skin's connective tissue. Sepilift™ has a high concentration of Hydroxyproline, the primary molecular constituent of collagen, and, by increasing collagen levels, it is able to help firm and smooth skin. Lastly, Red Marine Algae has powerful amino acids that encourage increased collagen production and cell turnover. This helps to improve skin's elasticity.
Fragrance
No, it does not contain fragrance.
Yes, it does contain a small amout of fragrance.
No, it does not contain fragrance.
Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalene, Beeswax, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Allantoin, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Allantoin, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Cetyl Stearate, Mucopolysaccharides, Azulene, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance (Parfum).
Water/Aqua/Eau, Isocetyl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyamide-5, Xylitolglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Pullulan, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Trideceth-6, Algae Extract, Triethanolamine, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
Product Design
Comes in an airtight pump bottle.
Comes in an airtight pump bottle.
Comes in an airtight jar container.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Lightweight and super absorbent
  • Doesn't contain lanolin, fragrance, and color additives
  • Noncomedogenic

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Tests on animals
  • Doesn't contain sunscreen for daytime use

Key Features

Product Size
1.7 oz
Skin Type
Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive, oily and acne-prone)
Skin Concern
Anti-aging and dry/dehydrated skin
How it works
A combination of pure aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and glycerin help to bind moisture to the skin. To maintain moisture levels, it contains squalene (a derivative of an emollient found in healthy skin), and dimethicone. Grapeseed extract and vitamins A, C and E provide antioxidant protection from environmental damage and nourish skin to improve elasticity and tone.
Directions
After cleansing (and applying any other treatments), gentle massage a dime-sized amount into your face and neck. Can be used 1 -2 times a day.
All Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalene, Beeswax, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Allantoin, DMDM Hydantoin, Polysorbate 80, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.

Reputation

DDF's Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew has received excellent feedback from customers on Sephora (4.5/5 out of 722 reviews) and on Buzzillions (4.6/5 out of 45 reviews). However, Paula Begoun, a skincare and cosmetics expert who conducts reviews on products using scientific research, isn't a fan. She doesn't believe that this is a good moisturizer for those with acne-prone skin due to the amount of wax and thickeners in the product. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and would have to agree that this wasn't the best moisturizer for my face. I went through one bottle of it a few years ago, and I probably wouldn't try it again. Ms. Begoun also states that the antioxidant content is almost negligible, but that it could be an "okay" product for normal to slightly oily skin. That said, customer feedback is really high, so it might be worth a try if you can afford it.


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