Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid+Plus Retinol Brightening Solution

4.1

28 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Ferulic Acid, Retinol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Arbutin, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Hexylresorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Quercetin, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Ubiquinone, Phospholipids, Disodium EDTA, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Urea, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Using every day, lasts about 3 months. Decent price and helping with hyperpigmentation. Easily absorbed and doesn't leave a resiude. I've re-bought and will continue to do so



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I'm about half way through my bottle, which means about 3 months of usage. I am fair skinned, red hair with pink undertones and acne-prone skin with large pores that is seeing the first signs of aging. I tan well for my hair/skin type, which has led me to try to erase past sins. ::sigh::

Since I've been in my mid/late twenties, I have taken great care of my skin so I am not a skin care newbie and use alot of products. It's hard to pinpoint one product to say something really rocks my world, but I do like this serum and would buy it again. I find that this product goes on very well, sinks in quickly, and feels slightly moisturizing and not greasy in the least. I use 5 drops to cover my face and neck after toning, wait a few mins, and then use a moisturizer with SPF. It does not get greasy nor pill, or anything of the sort. I also love that it feels like it sinks in - too many products that I have feel like they just sit on my skin which I hate.

Whereas I have natural freckles and I do exfoliate chemically and manually regularly (my skin LOVES and truly needs alot of exfoliation), I haven't seen a dramatic change in the lightening/brightening of my skin, although I get alot of compliments on my skin (which for someone with my past acne issues is akin to saying I look like a super model to me) I wish I would have taken a before/after. I've only been using it for 3 months. But, my skin looks healthier, has a nice glow, and where I think I've seen the best benefit is that it is a retinol and BHA/AHA combo that gently keeps my skin clear with a clarifying/brightening effect. It doesn't burn, nor has it ever irritated my skin. This has also been a product I've stuck with almost every day, which is unheard of for me. If they are gimmicky or don't feel right, I tend to stop them. This one has been a staple.

So, that's a very long winded way for me to say that this product hasn't completely shocked/wowed me, but it's been a steady horse and I don't mind paying good money for products that compliment my skin. If you don't do as many treatments as I do, maybe you'll see a more dramatic change. I'm at an age where I'm seeing where my diligence (and investment) is paying off vs my friends who are similar ages. I would definitely buy this again if I ran out and suggest at least a sample.

If you're truly combo like me, another product I've enjoyed is Dennis Gross' 3 serum package. There is one for hydration, brightening and clarifying and they are cute little scientific looking bottles. I would check them out - bonuses for your skin that you can customize depending on what you need that day.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

Seriously life changing! I have fair, very sensitive, acne-prone skin with rough texture, oily and red t zone. This was suggested by a Sephora rep. Since using my skin transformed into glowing, even, acne free skin!! I thought nothing could help, but now I'm an avid skin care fanatic knowing that little gems like this are out there n can save my skin. I forgot this on vacation once and my skin went back to being horrible so I know this is the one product that is really working wonders!

I took off a lippie because I haven't noticed any improvement in fine lines. Packaging should be airtight (pump) to help preserve ingredients better. Also, it may seem pricey but you'll save money by not wasting it on products that don't work. This is all I use followed by Caudalie moisturizer every night.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This was an unremarkable serum for me. I bought several sample sizes rather than paying $85.00 for a full size bottle, and I am very glad that I did.

For reference, I have dry skin on my cheeks and eye area, and very oily nose and chin. It did sink into my skin very fast, and there was no greasy residue, but I absolutely hated the smell of this serum.

I noticed no difference whatsoever in my skin after using several small bottles of this. I did notice something about the product itself though. After opening, the serum deteriorated and ended up with floating black bits in it (resembling balsamic vinegar in oil). This happened with every bottle I had, and I had only had each of the bottles open for a couple of weeks. I have no idea why this happened or what the oily black lumps were, but I am glad that I didn't buy a full size of this.

Very disappointed that my skin looked no better even after using for a couple of months. Won't be repurchasing.

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This really helps smooth out and brighten my skin. I've been using it morning and night.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I had received a gift card to sephora for 100 dollars. Having recently turned 35 I decided to spend it on skin care. My skin is very fair, combination, light acne, fine lines, milia. I'm probably being hard on myself but the magnifying mirror of truth as we call it pointed all of this out.

A true skin care addict, I must say I love this product!! Could it be that it made a difference in just 3 days? Yep! It is pricey! 106 CAD plus tax but a good time to try it as I had a gift card. A little goes a long way here in the one ounce dropper bottle. Slight medicinal smell. I found it leaves a very slight tack on the skin but it's very slight and goes away quickly.

Biggest change I have noticed right away was skin colouring was more even, helped my mild acne quickly, and my skin was smoother. Nice under makeup.

Any small small complaints are easily overridden by the great results. I consider it to be a good investment. I had no sensitivity issues here either with the retinol.

Will buy again! Will continue to get carded! (No joke)

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to find a retinol product that wouldn't irritate my skin and based on the glowing reviews, I thought I had picked out a good one. At first I used it every night, but my skin didn't like that. I got rough and red results. So then, I tried using it every 3 nights. That still didn't work out. I was hoping that old acne scarring and red marks would start to fade, but my skin just got rough and the red marks got worse. My skin looked terrible! I really gave it a fair chance, but returned it. I still hope to someday find a retinol product that won't irritate my skin. (For reference, my skin is sensitive, dehydrated, slightly-oily, reactive and clog-prone.)

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this every morning and night for the past couple weeks and I love it. It only takes a couple drops to smooth over my entire face, so even though it cost 85$ a bottle, I know it will last a very long time. my skin already looks brighter, firmer, and younger. Also I have noticed some acne marks have faded already and my skin tone is more even overall. I am still looking for a similar product that costs less. I mean, its 85$!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This product is really helping with my red acne scars. I've only used it a short amount of time and I already see a big difference in the condition of my skin. Will repurchase for sure.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Usually I hate writing reviews because I am so lazy. This product though has changed my skin for the better. LIke way better!!!!!!!! I had very dark acne spots on my forehead that would never go away no matter what product I used, but this product has changed my skin that I am so happy. Most of my scaring has gone done and my milia basically disappeared on my forehead and it looks clear. My acne has gone done a lot too. I hate how 1 fluid once is 85 dollars. It sucks but it is so worth it I would recommend this if you have the money. I also have scarring on my cheeks and this has helped with it also.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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