7.09.2012

DDF Amplifying Elixir Review

One of the worst parts of beauty blogging is testing things that irritate your skin. After trying a few skin care products that left my face blotchy and blemished (we'll talk about those duds later), I turned to a winning item to get my skin back in shape. 

DDF Amplifying Elixir
DDF Amplifying Elixir

DDF Amplifying Elixir is a moisturizing serum that contains a host of ingredients to speed up healing and brighten your complexion. Third on the ingredients list is niacinimide, otherwise known as Vitamin B6. I'm impressed that DDF included niacinimide in such a high quantity, as it is a powerhouse that can improve uneven skin tone, reduce redness from acne, increase elasticity, and help skin maintain its water content. DDF Amplifying Serum also contains amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in the form of alanine, arginine, lysine, proline, threonine. These amino acids are all antioxidants that reduce free-radical damage and brighten your complexion. To top it all off, DDF Amplifying Elixir contains several ingredients like glycerin and glycine that can repair the skin's natural structure and protect it from environmental damage. 

Recent risky product testing aside, I was already happy with my skin care routine before I tried DDF Amplifying Elixir. I use Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin (affordable and amazing), Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion (acne-zapping), and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (life-changing). I wasn't sure what I stood to gain by adding DDF Amplifying Elixir to my nightly ritual. 

The answer: increased smoothness, reduced hyperpigmentation and, perhaps the biggest change of all, a huge boost in overall radiance. I used DDF Amplifying Elixir the night after a recent bout of bad product testing and woke up with unusually luminous skin the next day. This stuff works, and it works fast.

Price is the only problem I have with DDF Amplifying Elixir. For 1.7 ounces (an admittedly large size), DDF charges $70. The lowest price I can find on Amazon is $33.95. I've been using a deluxe sample that I got from my friend Tammy at Makeup Wishes, but I haven't decided if I will be repurchasing or not. I think I will look for a comparable product at a lower price before buying DDF Amplifying Elixir, but I do believe it is an excellent product if you decide to spend the money.


2 comments:

  1. Zoinks! $70? probably closer to $100 up here! Maybe Sephora has samples to try? I've gotten so bummed out by products that break me out after buying them. Most stores here have a zero return policy on these kinds of articles & makeup, even if you show up at the store with the reaction all over your face! So if you get a dud, it sux! Must look next time I go to Sephora...

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    1. I had NO idea how expensive it was when I tried it! My best guess would have been $30-$40. I really like what this has been doing to my skin, but I think I'm going to look for something similar & more affordable before I buy it. I'll def let you know if I find something good!

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