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Product Review: DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum

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I have been ranting to anyone who will listen about makeup primers for a while now. (I have more coming up on that soon, since a recent trip to Ulta ended in Will insisting that I buy 4 different primers to experiment with. This is life with someone with advanced science knowledge.) One of the people I had shared my love of primer with was M, a work colleague.

Having not discussed it further, I was surprised last month when M handed me a box at a meeting we were attending, after telling me that she had bought this product at Sephora and was told it was a primer, but was disappointed.  I dropped it in my bag and went on my way.

After coming back from vacation, I decided to try the DDF Wrinkle Resis Plus Pore Minimizer Moisturizing Serum out, and based on the name, it would never have occurred to me that it was a primer.

It turns out, Googling this product will get you to LOTS of comments about how it isn’t a primer at all. That it is a nice moisturizer, but doesn’t do anything under your makeup.

I wholeheartedly agree with those sentiments.

I’ve been using this after I wash my face as a moisturizing serum – good timing, since I prefer a lighter formula for moisturizing in the summer – and it’s lovely if that is all you expect from it. I feel terrible that M tried this out thinking it was for priming! WTF Sephora employees.

Here are the official instructions. Apply DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer to face and neck every morning after cleansing. Use daily for significant wrinkle appearance reduction in 8 weeks. See immediate pore appearance reduction in just 5 minutes.

What kind of mirror do I need to see pore minimization?

I felt even worse when I found out that this bottle costs $85, and we know Sephora charges full price for everything. Ouch. It’s available now from Amazon for $44.46.

You’ll note that this post is labeled a review and not a pick. If a product is so confusing that no one knows what it is really for, it should be pulled from the market and rebranded, or pulled altogether. I’m sure you can find a quality moisturizer at this high price point that will make your skin feel amazing.  I have used this La Prairie serum in the past, and it’s actually recommended for use under makeup. Not officially a primer, but much closer than the DDF Wrinkle Resist product.

So, not a product pick. Not even a recommendation. Steer clear of this and find something with clearer intentions!

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