03.16.2015
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Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30
1.7 fl. oz. for $64
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Community Rating (2)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No

Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 deserves credit for combining an in-part avobenzone sunscreen with several state-of-the-art ingredients known to help skin look and function better. This would have rated higher if it did not contain several irritating fragrant oils and a potentially irritating amount of radish root. The oils are present in meager amounts, but why include them at all, especially in a product whose active ingredients may be sensitizing for some people?

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Claims

Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with SPF30. A patented polypeptide combined with Glucosamine and Soy stimulates collagen synthesis, enhances the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species) and helps prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs). Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

Ingredients

Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%), Oxybenzone (5.0%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Nylon-12, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Allantoin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glucosamine HCI, Squalane, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60. Cocamidopropyl PG_Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Healianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil. Titanium Dioxode

Brand Overview

Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.