Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Moisturizer

*Sent for review

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery Moisturizer ($65) is a firming daily moisturizer that protects the skin with SPF 50. For the past year or so, I’ve been shopping around with daily moisturizers. SPF is a must, so I appreciate that this has 50. I also want something that will combat aging. Although I realize aging is inevitable and there’s only so much lotions and potions can do, this is more of a preventative measure for me.


Help minimize skin-aging triggers with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, inhibits lipid peroxide formation and helps neutralize free radicals (ROS), Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs) and Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs). Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities. Blends smoothly over skin to create a perfected finish. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.


Despite having a lot of SPF, this moisturizer is not greasy. It is easy to blend into the skin, and has a nice medium consistency: not too heavy, but not too thin. I had no reaction to this product, but I have normal skin that is not prone to breakouts. After use, my skin feels soft and smooth, and it doesn’t suck moisture out of my skin either. The moisturizer I was using seemed to leave me really dry if I didn’t use it daily- I felt like my skin was getting TOO dependent on it, but the Dermalogica moisturizer doesn’t do that. The price point is quite extravagant, but this is going to depend on the individual and what they are willing to spend on skincare. The packaging is also handy- it’s lightweight and has a pump. Unfortunately, you can’t see how much is left, but you can get an idea from the weight of the bottle. Plus, I imagine that the packaging protects the ingredients.

What I don’t like about this moisturizer is the scent. It doesn’t smell like sunscreen, but rather some kind of floral lavender scent (I think it is the white tea). It dissipates once it settles into the skin, but right out of the bottle it seems strong. If you’re sensitive to scents, you may want to smell this before buying.

Overall, I think this is a good moisturizer, but I wouldn’t purchase it due to the scent.

*Sent for review from iFabbo. All opinions are my own.

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