Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Review: Is It Effective?

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Published: Apr 11, 2017 | Last Updated: Apr 15, 2019

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Product Description

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is a firming moisturizer that uses polypeptides to naturally promote collagen production while also providing protection from the sun’s skin-aging UV rays. It also has emollient properties, meaning it soothes and softens the face.

Dermalogica was developed by The International Dermal Institute, and their products are the number one choice of skin care professionals worldwide.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is $68 on the manufacturer’s site. It is also sold at retailers and at online retailers, where it can sometimes be found at a reduced price. The company provides a 30-day money back guarantee.


Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50
  • Avobenzone (3.0%) Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes Safflower seed oil
  • Octinoxate (7.5%) Sunscreen
  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate Sunscreen ingredient that scatters UV rays
  • Butylene Glycol Conditioner
  • C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Emollient
  • Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil
  • Cyclopentasiloxane Silicone
  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 Peptide
  • Glycerin Moisturizer
  • Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Sunscreen
  • Dimethicone Silicone
  • Dimethyl Capramide Solvent
  • Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil
  • Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil
  • Rose Flower Oil
  • Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Licorice, soothes skin
  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract Conditioning species of yeast
  • Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract
  • Algae Extract
  • Lecithin soy fat
  • Glucosamine HCL Lubricating amino sugar
  • Arginine Amino acid
  • Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E
  • Glycine Soja Protein Conditioner
  • Squalane Emollient
  • Sodium Hyaluronate Lubricant
  • Polysilicone-11 Silicone
  • 1,2-Hexanediol Solvent
  • Caprylic Fatty acid from palm and coconut oils
  • Cetearyl Alcohol Vegetable alcohol
  • Stearic Acid Fatty acid
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Ceteareth-20 Surfactant
  • Sodium Polyacrylate Emollient
  • Sodium Acrylates Copolymer
  • Decyl Glucoside Surfactant
  • Polysorbate 80 Surfactant, emulsifier
  • Urea Conditioner
  • Galactoarabinan Film former
  • Glyceryl Polyacrylate Film former
  • Polysorbate 60 Surfactant, emulsifier
  • Aminomethyl Propanol pH adjuster
  • Disodium EDTA Chelating agent
  • Phenoxyethanol Preservative
  • Ethylhexylglycerin Preservative
  • Linalool Fragrance
  • Eugenol Fragrance from clove oil
  • Limonene Orange fragrance
  • Geraniol Fragrance
  • Citronellol Fragrance
  • CI 77891 Titanium dioxide, sunscreen


Apply to freshly cleaned face and neck. It works best if applied 30 minutes prior to sun exposure.


  • Protect skin from harmful UV rays
  • Prevents aging with collagen-boosting ingredients
  • Extreme hydration
  • Softens skin
  • No cakey or filmy feeling


  • Very expensive compared to regular sunscreens
  • No documentation backing the company’s claims of the product’s effectiveness is readily supplied


Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 has an official website that is informative.While there is no documentation backing the effectiveness of this particular formulation.The product does contain many well-known sunscreens, but it is considerably more expensive than other sunscreen.

There are many sunscreens available on the market, so please consider all options before making a purchase.

Facial moisturizing products are in no short supply today, and this large selection might make the process of choosing the best moisturizer for your personal needs to seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we've taken the time to research each of the top facial moisturizers on how they rate in several different key categories. More specifically, we believe that every quality moisturizer should provide the basic benefit of improving overall facial skin appearance, including both skin tone and skin texture. Additionally, a quality moisturizer should contain compounds that are capable of binding to collagen fibres in order to provide the most long term results. Finally, facial moisturizers should ideally be able to deeply cleanse skin at the same time that they moisturize it. Below is a summary of our findings regarding the top facial moisturizers and these key considerations.

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