Thursday, August 15, 2013

DDF Brightening Cleanser Review

Hey everyone!
I got the DDF Brightening Cleanser for free with my birchbox order a few weeks ago. If you'd like to see that Birchbox haul, I'll link it here for you. But this was one of the 2 packs that you can get for free with a $35 purchase. I brought this as the only cleanser to use on my 3 week trip, which could have ended up so badly if I hated this cleanser, but I actually ended up liking it! So let's get to my review. 

I'll try something new with this and do a pro/con format...

I think that it's helping to fade my acne scars and I noticed that my skin looks great after using this. It also helps to control oil, but I still broke out a lot when I used this (but I don't know if it's because I was outdoors a lot and sweating more than usual). It says that its supposed to even skintone and smooth texture and I think that it actually works! I used this in combo with my clarasonic and I felt like it worked really well. 

The smell! Ohmygosh the smell is terrible! I can handle a lot of scents, but this one was just terrible! I can't even describe it, but the worst thing about it is that it lingers on your hands after you apply it. I would strongly suggest using this at night so that the scent fades during the night. Another thing is that it contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which can increase skin sensitivity to UV rays and can increase your chance of sunburn. I just want to remind you guys that if you use this cleanser in particular, use sunscreen!

Overall, if you're not sensitive to scents and you have issues with hyperpigmentation and acne scars, I would strongly suggest this because after a month of continuous use once a day, I noticed a considerable difference! If you have this, let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below!


  1. great post!

    how about to follow each other? i'm already following u :)

  2. thanks girl! and I followed you on bloglovin' :D