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Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:07 pm      Reply with quote
If someone had handed me this tube without a label, I would swear it was a light moisturizer, not a sunblock! In fact, the ingredient list is very similar to most moisturizers.

I recently did a lot of research on sunscreens and learned some interesting facts such as:

"Sunblocks" are considered to be safer and more effective because they contain natural minerals such as Zinc and Titanium. They reflect the UV rays away from your skin. A "sunscreen" however, is made of radiation absorbing chemicals which attract and hold the radiation on the surface of your skin. Because of this, your skin's surface temperature actually increases when you're wearing chemical sunscreens and you feel hotter.

DDF Organic Sunblock SPF30 is called "Organic" because it contains no chemical sun protection, only Zinc and Titanium Dioxide. Until recently, these weren't too popular because they left an opaque white film on your skin. (Visualize surfer and lifeguard noses.)Wink But now zinc and titanium are available in smaller particle size, so they become invisible when applied. (Every bit as effective, though.)

This is my holy grail sunblock. It's the only one I've ever felt comfortable with using every day. It has mostly natural ingredients, so it's good for sensitive skin. Sometimes I even use it around my eyes instead of eyecream if I'll be in the sun. It's not drying at all.

Details: It's thick and creamy, but spreads easily. It comes out of the tube white, but immediately turns clear. It has no fragrance, no mineral oil and no propylene glycol. (Thoughtcrime, if you're reading this, it does contain beeswax so it's not good for vegans.)Sad
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DDF Organic Sunblock SPF 30 (4 oz.)
DDF Organic Sunblock SPF 30 (4 oz.)

Recommended for irritated, sensitive skin that needs virtually total sunblock protection. Acts as a physical barrier that repels the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays. Contains DDF Redox™ Anti-Oxidant Complex for complete free radical protection. Proper use may help reduce the chance of premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.
No chemical sunscreens.
Physical barrier.
11 powerful antioxidants.
Specially formulated for sensitive skin.

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Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:44 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks Alohagirl, for thinking of me Wink
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:48 am      Reply with quote
It sounds very convincing! Now I've got to order one for the summer.
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:07 am      Reply with quote
This sounds good. I have oily skin and most sunscreens are too rich for me.
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:39 am      Reply with quote
hey thanks for letting us know about this suncream i have very dry and senstive skin and have reacted to so many suncreams, what is ur skin type like dry or oily would you recommend it for dry skin as you said it was thick?
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Tue Jun 13, 2006 4:47 pm      Reply with quote
alohagirl,

Glad to hear that DDF is working out for you. Just remember to reapply every 2 hours since it has very low uva protection Sad I don't really understand how they can label it as spf 30...

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Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:32 pm      Reply with quote
Have you or anyone else tried the DDF Moisturizing or Matte Photo Age sunscreen?
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:00 am      Reply with quote
I better try it, sounds good, I got cogested skin..
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Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:01 am      Reply with quote
How about DDF's other products? Are they good?
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Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:27 pm      Reply with quote
I am looking for a decent sunblocks right now and I am torn between this one and Matte Photo Age sunscreen. I checked the ingrident list on the website, didn't see much difference. I wonder if they have any differences
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:31 pm      Reply with quote
mtview (or anyone who can answer this)... how do you know this sunscreen has poor uva coverage?
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Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:17 pm      Reply with quote
lily wrote:
mtview (or anyone who can answer this)... how do you know this sunscreen has poor uva coverage?


Hi Lily,

The active ingredients for DDF Organic is Titanium Dioxide 2.5%, Zinc Oxide 4%. Those are awfully low Sad

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Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:39 am      Reply with quote
Oh I have to agree alohagirl its THE best!!! my skin is better with it and not just because of its sunblocking power but I am sure the ingredients are a treat for my skin ..... cant be without it!
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Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:39 am      Reply with quote
mtview: What % should those be at? Also, how do you find out the uva rating of a sunscreen? (PPD)
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Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:36 am      Reply with quote
not greasy at all and i love it
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:42 pm      Reply with quote
I will try it
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Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:47 am      Reply with quote
So, this will not offer strong protection?
MMU would be okay to use over it since it is a mineral sunscreen, is that right?
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Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:41 pm      Reply with quote
Does it provide any even skin tone effect? I'm desperately searching for a good sunscreen (at least SPF20) which also provide "coverup" on skin defects at the same time, any suggestion can help me out?
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Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:04 pm      Reply with quote
I love this product. Been using it for 6 months. No complaints
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Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:37 pm      Reply with quote
This one still makes me look like a geisha sometimes. I prefer Clarin's UV 40. Smile
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Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:00 pm      Reply with quote
A bunch of Japanese suncreens are suitable for oily skin, and I tried kanebo last summer which was really great.

tidieu wrote:
This sounds good. I have oily skin and most sunscreens are too rich for me.
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Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:31 pm      Reply with quote
Tigercat --

Have you tried Philosophy's A Pigment of Your Imagination SPF18? I have not tried it, and it's not quite SPF20, but it has lightening agents in it (such as kojic acid) to help even out skintone and it's gotten some good reviews. Sorry to go slightly off topic of the thread, but hth.
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:42 am      Reply with quote
I love all DDF sunblocks Laughing Laughing Laughing This one is good to use in summer, as my skin is very dry, in winter using it I would still feel dry.
And I have the moisturizing one, too. It's really very moiturizing, and works well on me even in winter.
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:34 am      Reply with quote
I want to buy a sunblock recently. It is useful message for me. Thanks!
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Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:20 pm      Reply with quote
Anyone know if they changed the formulation for this one recently? I've been using for awhile with great results (and I have SUPER sensitive skin!), but I was recently made aware on another thread that there are 2 different ingredients lists floating around out there for it and one says it contains parabens!
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