Friday, July 26, 2013
DDF Amplifying Elixir
Okay, I think I'm going to have to slow down on trying out new skin care products. If curiosity truly killed the cat and a cat has nine lives then I must be on my eighth because this particular item just about did my skin in. I got a maxi sample of DDF's Amplifying Elixir and was anxious (and curious) enough to try it, but quickly learned that this is not suitable for my skin at all.
Amplifying Elixir is a facial skin treatment that works in conjunction with your other skin care products to help boost hydration and improve their effectiveness. In addition to strengthening the skin's moisture barrier, this botanically infused serum also boasts anti-aging properties.
The serum is clear, very thin (translation: runny) and has no discernible smell. It spreads easily across the skin and is not sticky or tacky at all.
So, two nights ago, I applied some of the Elixir to my face then followed with just a dab of my moisturizer (I didn't want to overdo it). My face looked and felt good. OK, good deal. I brushed my teeth and went to bed. But when I woke up... OH. EM. GEE. The whole area underneath my eyes was puffed up and swollen, and I had little bumps sprouting out all over my forehead and cheeks! I was a monster!! Seriously, how can I properly convey this to y'all so y'all can understand the horror? Lemme see... Have you guys ever heard of the movie Raging Bull with Robert DeNiro? Google the poster. That's EXACTLY what I looked like - no exaggerating. I couldn't believe my eyes. OH, THE HORROR! And two days later? The severity of my allergic reaction has subsided a smidgen; my eyes have gone down (thank you, Jesus!), but I still have the rash on my cheeks and forehead. Thank God for bangs (or fringe for you chickadees residing across the pond).
Needless to say that after this experience I'm not exactly enthused to try anything else from them. Now I know that DDF is well known for its skin care products and I'm not saying that they're a "bad" brand or anything like that. I'm just saying that their one product, the Amplifying Elixir, is clearly not for me and I simply can't afford to gamble with the skin on my face and try another.
Has anyone else tried their products, especially this Elixir, and found success? Anyone?