Derma MD Skincare

Derma MD reached out to me on Instagram to ask if I would like to try their products. I was super excited because this was the first time I have ever been offered products to try. I was surprised when a few days later the package arrived in the mail. They graciously sent me a daytime moisturizer with SPF, a serum, and a nighttime moisturizer.

The three products came in identical packaging. They are silver cylinders that have a pump. The bottles look big but only contain an ounce of product each. It is very nice packaging but you don’t know how much you have left in the bottle as you use it. They are solid, heavy bottles.

I have used these products for the entire month of October and have formed solid opinions on them. I feel like skincare products need at least a month of regular use to determine if they will work for you. I have normal skin that has some dry patches around my mouth and nose but can look shiny in hot weather. I use Retin A which also impacts how skincare works for my skin. My skin issues are dark spots, fine lines, and some wrinkles.

Now let’s take a look at what they sent me and what my thoughts are.

Ultra Shield SPF 30 Creamy Moisturizer  – This product is designed to protect the skin from sun from UVA/UVB damaging sun rays.  Safe enough to be after post procedures, yet effectively moisturizes skin and excellent for sensitive skin. Combination of stable & reflective properties of Zinc Oxide, with natural UV diluting qualities of Octyl Methoxycinnamate, skin has broad spectrum coverage.  Can be applied under makeup as a barrier.

Benefits: 

  • Provides exceptional Broad Spectrum UV protection
  • Moisturizes & soothes skin
  • Nourishes skin
  • Two active ingredients are FDA approved and are the most effective UV protectors on the market
  • Contains natural moisturizers

Active IngredientsZinc Oxide 7%, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 7.5%

Additional Ingredients:aqua, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, zinc oxide, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, glyceryl dilaurate, cetearyl alcohol, beeswax, dimethicone, clyclomethicone, disopropyl adipate, hexylene glycol, PEG-40 stearate, C12-15  alkyl benzoate, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, PEG-20, carnauba wax, dimethicone copolyol, PVP/eicosene copolymer, sorbitan tristearate, stearoxytrimethylsilane, steareth-100, laureth-7, C13-14 isoparaffin, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, polyacrylamide.

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This was a thick lotion that smelled liked sunscreen. It took some work to get it rubbed into my skin. But once it was rubbed in it did not look terribly greasy. It did have a slight white cast though. I am not terribly thrilled with bow thick and heavy it feels and how white it looks on my face. It did not look greasy or shiny at all. So that was good.

It isn’t moisturizing enough for my face. It would probably work better in the summer but then it might be too heavy. I don’t think there is anything necessarily wrong with the product. I just think it isn’t right for my skin type. It did work well with both my skincare and makeup though. I would not buy this because I need something more moisturizing. This is the most reasonably priced product I received. The 1-ounce bottle of this sells for $39.95.

Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator – The Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator is made with caviar, peptide, and antioxidants. Astaxanthin, a red algae found primarily in Hawaiian waters is one of the more potent antioxidants to reduce appearance of redness/inflammation and help your skin feel more vibrant, smoother and younger looking instantly.  All the anti-aging ingredients will decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving  skin’s texture, soften and provides a more luminous appearance.  Used 2x daily skin is more rejuvenated, replenished and renewed.  Excellent as an anti-aging  primer.  

Results 

  • Fight free radicals, protect skin from UV-damage
  • Suppress hyperpigmentation
  • Lighten and brighten skin
  • Improve collagen levels
  • Produce long-lasting moisture
  • Improve skin’s elasticity
  • Anti-wrinkle properties 

Key ingredientsAstaxanthin- An anti-inflammatory antioxidant, red algae found to be 500-1000 times more effective for its antioxidant properties than Vitamin E.  Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12- A lipopeptide keeps moisture intact & prevents it from escaping. Caviar Extract-Contains nourishing components Vitamin E – Antioxidant Retinyl Palmitate-Increase collagen synthesis

Ingredients:  cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone cross polymer, dimethicone, ethanol, orchismascula (orchid) flower extract, phenoxyethanol, bisabolol, phytantriol, mica, titanium dioxide, D & C Red 30 Lake, ricinumcommunis (castor) seed oil, astaxanthin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, copper tripeptide-1,carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, ascorbyl palmitate, carthamustinctoris (safflower) seed oil, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, caviar extract, fuscusvesicuolous (bladderwrack) extract, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, tribehenin, ceramide 2, PEG-10 phyosterol, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

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I hate to sound negative about all these products but I don’t want dimethicone to be the 2nd ingredient in a serum. I worry that it might block the absorption of anything that I use after this. I am only using it at night rather than twice a day. I just don’t have time in my a.m. routine.I don’t really see any difference in my skin after using this for a month. I also don’t see where it has been detrimental either. I will finish out this bottle but I won’t be purchasing this either. It was the priciest product Derma MD sent to me. It sells for $89.95 on their website. I just don’t see that it did anything for me to justify that price. That is outside my skincare budget and it hasn’t done anything amazing for my skin.

Copper Peptide Complex + CoEnzyme Q10 Minera; Moisturizer – Copper peptide complex promotes collagen development and repairs skin which in turn reduces the appearance of unsightly wrinkles or fine lines.  Algae works to reduce the appearance of redness and helps standardize skin’s moisture content to leave it feeling hydrated without being oily.  Distended capillaries appear less noticeable.  When used twice daily, it will also increase skin firmness leaving you feeling radiant and lovely every single day.

Results 

  • Increase firmness
  • Improve skin texture
  • Increases moisture retention
  • Reduce appearance of redness
  • Reduce appearance of distended capillaries 

Key ingredients:  Copper Peptide Complex-Helps promote collagen levels. Ceramides 3; 6; & 1–Increase moisture retention.  Algae–Helps reduce appearance (redness).

Ingredients: aqua (deionized water), caprylic/capric triglyceride, prunusarmeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, helianthusannuus (sunflower seed oil, trimethyl phenyl silsesquioxane, sodium acrylates copolymer, lecithin, panthenol, squalane, ascorbyl palmitate, triticumvulgare (wheat) germ extract, saccharide isomerate, ceramide 3, ceramide 6, ceramide 1, phytosphingosine HCI, cholesterol, sodium lauroyl lactylate, carbomer, algae extract, chondruscrispus (carrageenan), hydrolyzed chondruscrispus whole plant extract, sodium hyaluronate, saccharomyces/copper ferment, saccharomyces/manganese ferment, saccharomyces/zinc ferment, tocopherol, perfluorodecalin, calendula officinalis flower extract, thioctic acid, dimethyl isosorbide, xanthan gum, glycerin, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

This was my favorite of the 3 products I received. It was a nice thicker lotion that was readily absorbed by my skin. It was not tacky or sticky.  Alas, it was not moisturizing enough for my skin in the fall. It would probably be a good summer nighttime moisturizer. I still wouldn’t purchase it because a 1 oz. bottle is $76.95. There are too many moisturizers that cost far less and work better.

I appreciate Derma MD giving the opportunity to try these products in exchange for an honest review. Obviously, I have given my very honest review on the products. They just did not work for my skin and skin type. I need more hydration in my daytime and nighttime moisturizer now that cold weather is here. Plus, my beauty budget doesn’t allow for high-end skincare.

Have you tried any of these Derma MD products? Have you tried anything from their line of skincare? Did you like it?

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