The VIP (Very Impressive Product) Pick of the Week #43

Total Beauty

Posted 03/09/12 at 05:32PM by Total Beauty

The Product: DDF Amplifying Elixir

The Price: $70

The Company Spiel: "This universal pre-moisturizing treatment can be used for all skin concerns. DDF's Amplifying Elixir is ideal for women who want to add a boost to their skin care routine," says Howard Sobel, MD. "It helps strengthen the moisture barrier, a critical component of the skin structure."

The Real Deal: I've had freckles my whole life, and they never really bothered me. In fact, I always thought they were kind of cute. Then I went to a new dermatologist who referred to them, without sympathy, as sun damage -- and went on to suggest an array of lasers he could use to zap them away. I was devastated.

These so-called sunspots became my new concern, and I wanted to try the skin care route first. But at the same time I was committed to my products and didn't want to give anything up. Enter the DDF Amplifying Elixir, which I began using underneath my brightening serum. Almost immediately, everything started working better -- my moisturizer was more moisturizing, and that serum started to actually brighten my skin. Sure, the spots are still there, but they're fading. And I'm putting off the lasers for a few more years -- and continuing to use the term freckles.

The Upshot: This one is ideal for anyone who's already happy with her routine, but wants to kick it up a notch. Sure, it's an extra step so it's probably not right for the low-maintenance woman (or man), but if you're into high-tech skin care, you'll definitely want to give this product a try.
And the survey says...
1-6 of 7 Comments

  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 01:36pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 07:50pm

    I have a few spots right near my eyes that I would like to get rid of. They are too close to my eyes to get done by a laser effectively.

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  • Posted by ladyboarder9669 on 03/17/12 at 11:59am

    I've just recently started using this product and have really been impressed with it!

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  • Posted by Shalesc on 03/16/12 at 01:17pm

    I have tried this product, and it has a strange smell. It did nothing for me!

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  • Posted by tiffoverton77 on 03/14/12 at 07:55pm

    This is really expensive!

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  • Posted by jenn8779 on 03/14/12 at 09:14am

    I wonder if there are any products like this out there that are in a more affordable price range? Compared to laser treatments, yes, this is more affordable but I can't afford either the laser or this product....sigh. 3 of my co-workers came over to look at this and just said the same...LOL

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