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August First Look: DDF’s Cleanser Brightens Skin and Banishes Spots

Spoiler Alert: Some of our members will be receiving DDF’s rockstar cleanser in their August Birchboxes!

I grew up in Miami and spent most of my weekends and all my summers on the water, either sailing or teaching sailing. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in the sun. That, coupled with a mid-20s bout of acne, left me with more than a few sun spots and dark areas. Luckily, skincare products have become more and more effective at fading these types of marks.

My latest find: DDF’s Brightening Cleanser, which we are sampling to some of our members this month. I’ve long been a fan of DDF—the brand’s acne line was actually instrumental in clearing up that mid-20s blemish crisis—and love that the formulations are straightforward, targeted, and efficient. Because the brand was founded by a dermatologist, it’s all about getting results without harming the skin. Case in point: their brightening cleanser, a foaming gel that is gentle enough to use morning and night. Instead of harsh bleaching agents, it uses a combination of salicylic and glycolic acids to aid skin turnover, plus six different natural brightening botanicals. There’s licorice root extract (you can actually smell it!), mulberry bark, and more. When I use it, my skin feels soft and purified but never tight or dry. 

Have you tried brightening products? What do you think?


Learn more about DDF and their approach to skincare. And get excited for your August Birchboxes!

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