This is a review of DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer.


DDF has an excellent reputation and their formulas are very good. They have a strong formulation bias towards gentle formulas that deliver results. I had to try this.

I had CO2 laser resurfacing about four years ago and the few freckles that made their way onto my face were removed in the process.  I was surprised since I’ve been a ‘Sunscreen Nazi’ since I was 17-years old way back in the 1980s.  I was ahead of my time in how strictly I have adhered to this daily routine all these years. Nonetheless, I did manage to get a few freckles.  Augh!

After the laser resurfacing my skin was like a flawless white peach.  I was so happy I had elected to go through with this procedure.  However, even with my sunscreen habits of a lifetime, I’ve noticed some dark spots on the right side of my face.  I am still confused a how they got there since I’m so diligent.  But there is the evidence plain as day on my face.  I’m not as good as I thought.

DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer First impressions

Upon my first use of DDF Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer, I love the rich feeling, the soothing effect, and the almost non-existent smell.  A personal peeve of mine is the actual perfume in my creams.  I’d much prefer an essential oil providing a dual purpose rather than perfume, which can be so harsh on my skin.

A Little Formulating Magic

Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine is one of the top 10 ingredients in this formula. This multi-useful ingredient is known, among other things, to prevent skin cells from producing melanin pigmentation.  It does this by inhibiting melanotropin, a melanin stimulator.  So Undecylenoyl Phenylalanine tag-teams its skin-lightening effectiveness with Morus Alba Root Extract, both lightning existing pigmentation on the skin and preventing future pigmentation production.

Ubiquinone, otherwise known as CoQ10, turns this product into a powerful antioxidant and skin conditioning formula worthy of any good anti-aging formula.  The camellia sinensis leaf extract, also known as Green Tea Leaf Extract, is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging ingredient.


I’ve used this whitening cream for a little over six weeks now and I do see a little something happening.  The pigmentation on my face appears a bit lighter, more faded.

My skin texture and overall appearance have definitely improved.  I wondered if the lack of stronger lightening ingredients would affect this product? I think it has.

I would like to have seen Kojic Acid, Licorice, and Alpha-Arbutin in this formula to make it a truly exceptional whitening cream with strong anti-aging properties.  I am still encouraged by the ingredients and how much I like this cream overall.  Compliance by the consistency of use is half the battle for anything that takes time to deliver its promise.

However, as an overall product, I recommend this product more for it’s anti-aging properties. It has mild to moderate whitening ability.  And as always, it must be used with sunscreen of at least 35+ SPF with UVA and UVB protection… every day.

Sun protection is like birth control, consistency counts!