Thursday, July 7, 2011

Review: DDF Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Ultra-lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew™ from Doctor's Dermatologic Formula is a delicate, fluffy, mild moisturizer free of oil, lanolin, fragrance, and color additives. Pure aloe vera and glycerin help bind moisture to the skin while squalene (a derivative of an emollient found in healthy skin), and dimethicone help delay moisture loss. May be used on oily and acne-prone skin. (

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.
A small amount of product smoothed on my palm
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.

PROS: Lightweight, Oil-free, Absorbs quickly, No residue, Fragrance free.
CONS: No SPF, The price ($38 for 1.67 fl oz)
PACKAGING: I love the packaging. It's sanitary and you can easily control how much product you want to dispense.
OVERALL: I do think this is a great moisturizer and worth checking out if you're on the hunt for a daily moisturizer. It's not very heavy, so I'm not sure if it would be beneficial enough for those with very dry skin - but it's a great moisturizer for normal to combination skin types. The only setback for me, is the price. Lucky for me, I was able to try this product out for free by using 100 of my Sephora Beauty Insider points!

Have you tried any products from DDF? Any favorites?


  1. This is my favorite moisturizer, I also love DDF's benzoyl peroxide because it doesn't dry out my skin and it works amaaazingly for breakouts.

  2. Alexis - That's awesome! I've heard a lot about that one too - I'll have to check it out!

  3. They do have an SPF version as well!

  4. Alexis - I saw reviews on MUA for an spf 15 version and I was so confused! I didnt see any other one on the Sephora website. Do you know if its still available?

  5. I found the spf version on! Is that waaaaay better than this one? Or so-so?