This is an effective, though expensive, AHA body lotion that contains 10% glycolic acid formulated at a pH to ensure efficacy. It's an emollient formula best for normal to dry, sun-damaged skin from the neck down. When used with a well formulated sunscreen to keep skin protected, this works beautifully to improve skin texture, tone, and help fade signs of sun damage. For half the price, you may also want to consider the fragrance-free Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid from Paula's Choice. However, if you decide to spend more on this DDF product, it's gratifying to know you're getting an effective way to exfoliate and improve the appearance of skin.
A combination of glycolic acid and humectants for a silky skin texture. Restores moisture to dehydrated skin for enhanced suppleness and increased comfort. Deeply moisturizes and refines skin texture.
Water, Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Pca, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Triethanolamine, Sorbitol, Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Methylparaben, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Milk Protein, Zinc Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Ascorbate, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance
This skin-care company's Web site has it right with the statement that "before the beauty world discovered dermatologic skincare brands, there was DDF." Launched in 1991, well before it became common practice for "known" dermatologists to create their own skin-care lines, pioneering dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel began and is still behind this brand. This is a long-standing line that has the backing of a dermatologist (and later that of nutritional consultant Elaine Linker), so you would expect DDF to be just what the doctor ordered. In some respects, it is. However, more often than not, products from dermatologists are just as prone to outlandish claims, exorbitant prices, and use of unproven ingredients as products from any other cosmetics line. A founder's medical background isn't a guarantee that every product he or she creates will do exactly what it claims or even be sensibly formulated. In that sense, DDF falters more than it succeeds. Sobel's credibility for creating treatment-based skin-care products is diminished when inappropriate ingredients (alcohol, menthol, and others) are included in products positioned as prestige products with a medicinal slant. Still, there are some very impressive options available (particularly in the moisturizer and serum categories) that, price notwithstanding, are worthy of consideration.
It will be curious to see what the future holds for this line, as its ownership has recently changed hands. Consumer product giant Procter & Gamble bought DDF in 2007 to expand the line's global reach, but has since sold it to UK-based Designer Parfums. Designer Parfums says it intends to bring Dr. Sobel on board to play a larger role in the company's marketing and development of both current and future products. Sobel himself says he looks forward to "Playing an active role in rebuilding this brand." (Source: www.wwd.com) We'll have to see exactly what that means as DDF moves ahead!
For more information about DDF, call 1-800-818-9770 or visit www.ddfskincare.com/.