dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Review

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My name is Anastasia and I am a skincare addict. But you knew that already! 🙂 Today I want to share my thoughts on dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, which became one of my favorite facial sunscreens.

For a long time, dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery moisturizer came only with SPF30, but their customers wanted an option for higher skin protection, so they released an SPF50 version for snow whites like me. It features the same creamy fast-absorbing formula, packed with antioxidants, peptides, and gentle anti-aging chemical sunscreen agents, with their performance boosted by a patented oleosome encapsulation technology.

The problem most of us have with many sunscreens is that they’re either greasy, too thick, make the skin look super white, or flake off. I’m happy to report that at least the last three of those are not a problem with dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50. I think it’s still too greasy for oily and combination skin that tends to be on the oilier side, but for dry, normal, and combination-leaning-towards-normal skin this formula should work a lot better than most other facial sunscreens.

It comes in an airtight opaque plastic pump container, which shields the precious formula inside from the elements, and it’s best kept in a cool place, like most skincare. According to the directions, dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 replaces the daily moisturizer, and I agree with that. My other favorite – City Sunscreen Serum – is, after all, a serum, that I layer with a moisturizer on top, but I’m sure the last thing we want to do when it’s hot and humid outside is to layer our skincare. I discovered that two-three pumps is the perfect amount to cover my face, and best of all, it doesn’t seem to interfere with my makeup.

Do you need this? Depends. First of all, this is a fairly expensive product, and spending that much on a small pump of sunscreen can be a stretch. However, as far as facial sunscreens go, this is undeniably one of the best I’ve tried, and the formula rivals my favorite Supergoop City Sunscreen Serum. It works well for a range of skin types, except very oily, and doesn’t interfere with makeup. I’d say, if it’s within your price range and you are looking for your HG facial sunscreen/moisturizer for summer with high SPF, give this one a try, you might really like it.

$65 USD for 1.7 oz. Available at dermalogica, Ulta.

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Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Glucosamine HCL, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-11, Glycine Soja Protein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 77891

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