MD Skincare by Dr. Dennis Gross • All-Over Blemish Solution • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The Dr. Dennis Gross line of facial care products is expensive, no one is disputing that... Having said that I really feel it's worth the investment. This product is not a great stand alone acne treatment. It is however pretty great when used in conjunction with the Correct & Perfect. I love this product because it's not pretending to "eliminate acne" or any other such claim. It delivers on what it claims to do, which is control oil & shine, eliminate & prevent blackheads and minimize pores. Let's face it any treatment that is really going to attack acne needs to be worn at night. This cream is perfect as a primer. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and silky which in turn allows for perfect foundation application. It works wonderfully to minimize my pores and control how oily my skin is. I've noticed a significant reduction in blackheads as an added bonus. I definitely think it has made an impact in improving my skin. Would I say my skin looks great? No....(I just wasn't blessed with great skin). But it looks better and I'll take better over nothing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I also used a deluxe sample from Ulta from over a year ago. I just finished it! I only used it as a spot treatment and you only need a very tiny, tiny amount for that. It was a Godsend! It would zap the blemish in less than half a day.
I am buying a full size today to use for my t-zone (enlarged pores) and as a primer. It certainly does have a very primer-like feel to it. For me, considering the amount you need, the retail would be worth it, but I'll do a "discounted" method of purchase since it's available.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like most people have commented, this product did absolutely NOTHING for my acne. Don't waste your money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Very very over priced.
Please do not think that price will cure your acne.
I think that I just got more acne from that.
I stopped all the dennis Gross products and eagan effaclar.
It seems to be working
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i was abit surprised to see the rather low rating given to this product. i've always had problematic skin. i've got combi skin which clogs very easily and i break out quite often (both clogs, whiteheads, normal zits as well as the occasional cyst) due to a variety of factors and this has formed a staple of my routine for the last 3 years at least and has helped a great deal in controlling the situation. i use this together with the daily peels (also from this line) and last year, for about a month, because i was travelling, i used nothing except this and the daily peel packettes and an occasional spot treatment - and my skin was literally clearing up like crazy and was getting to the stage where i could go out without makeup (yes its ridiculous - and when i say nothing, i really mean it, i didnt even have moisturisers or serums to use!)
this is a little expensive, and there's alot of product left behind due to the packaging (you just cant squeeze it out and have to cut it up).
i wont say that this stops breakouts entirely - now that i'm back from travels, use makeup again and have to deal with all the stresses of work and lack of sleep, i do get the occasional breakout still - but i'd say, this helps 'build the foundation' and when i get the breakouts, i just deal with it like a minor problem, at the relevant time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I had run out of my Kate Somerville and decided to try out the MD Skincare line since it doesn't need to be special ordered. It has taken me months to feel like my skin is back to its orginal condition. This product gradually made my skin break out. Eventually, areas that weren't problem areas on my face became problem areas. I gave it several weeks, as the comments I had read made it sound like a gets worse before it gets better product. I would never recommend this product to anyone and will never give this a second chance. I've gone back to Kate Somerville.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
This my i can't start the day without this product, well one of them!! I have had bad skin since i turned 30 and this product line has changed my skin! I also must have the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel Two-Step System. These two products have turned my skin around. I am often told that i do not look my age! and it only since i used these products. The con is they are expensive but i have tired everything and this works!!! It lasts me 4-5 months only because i use at night too when i have the bad break outs but they only last one to two days now not the months they used to.
After months of using these products with much success i have to tell you all my acne came back and this time it was worse than ever, i stopped using all the MD Skin care products and now only use 4% Benzyl peroxide cream and my Lancôme night & day cream and cleanser etc… after 3 months of just using minimal products and only using the Brevoxyl Cream twice a day I have clearest skin I have ever had. It took a month or to see results but this has really worked. I have been doing this now six months and don’t regret binning, the expensive products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received a deluxe sample of this product from Sephora while I was having the worst breakout of my life due to an allergic reaction to Burt's Bee tomato toner. It's a salicylic acid acne treatment gel that has the same consistency as Smashbox photofinish primer. I at first thought it's a makeup primer - which it obviously serves that purpose as well because it helps to smooth out my skin. It works wonderfully as an acne treatment. My skin is combination and quite sensitive, I do breakout occasionally due to stress. Whenever I spot a pimple on my face I just dab on a tiny amount of this product before I go to bed and by the next morning the pimple is already gone. The best part about it is unlike most benzoyl peroxide based acne treatment like Oxy that tends to make my skin red and itchy, this acne gel is very gentle and did not irritate my skin at all. However, I find the retail price for a full size product to be very expensive - $84 for only 1.7 oz. I probably will not purchase a full size product once I use up the sample (which will take quite a while) but I must admit that it's the best acne treatment I've tried and for those who have acne problem, it's probably worth the investment.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this from Sephora, and kinda forgot about it. I use it after i cleanse, and apply whatever spf i have nearby me. Basically I use this as my primer. The fact that this has blemish fighting qualities gives it an edge over the others. It's lightweight, smooth, and my makeup goes on really quite nice over this. I use MUFE mat velvet+ which looks a little drying after application, but this primer takes care of that. Blemishes heal faster, and I really don't have any more cropping up as I continue to use this over the course of a week. You really are getting several products in one: moisturizer, primer and blemish fighter. The only complaints I have are the price for a full size and the fact that my skin burns for a few minutes after I apply this. There's no redness , no irritation, so I just deal with it. Will try to purchase this at a more reasonable price somewhere, but I do quite like it, even if it did take some getting used to.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I do not have acne prone skin. I have the oily t-zone and pretty much normal over the rest of my face. I had my eyebrows waxed and that started a 9 month ordeal of breakouts on my forehead. It was HORRIBLE! I tried everything for a period of time, since I work at a beauty store I had pretty much anything I wanted to try. I was at home one day and I found a small tube, a sample of this Blemish solution and thought what the hell..... I used a small amount in the morning and at night and in 11/2 weeks it was CLEAR!!! I was shocked!!! I use the Bare Escentuals cleanser and the blemish solution. It has been 11/2 months since I started using this product and I have not had a single pimple since. It may not work for all.... what skincare does??For me, this is my HG blemish solution. I love it!I The price I paid was $84 plus my discount. I bought it in a set with a full size foam cleanser, both for $84. It might sound pricey but my face is worth it! :) I would never spend the money on something that did not work and this worked a miracle!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've learned a lot from c_rance's review and agree because I also was taught that in my training. I'm also trained on MD Skincare. I have to say this is a really good product, not the best I've ever had for killing acne fast (right now DDF's 5% benzoyl peroxide w/ tee tree oil is my fave) and i do need to try out the correct and perfect stuff. I really like this though. It's one of those acne treatments that doesn't dry your skin out like crazy, i like that it penetrates into the skin and reduces acne, but also moisturizes. So when I do break out i use this as my makeup primer instead of smashbox's or whoever else's because I know I'm doing good for my skin while wearing makeup. Of course you need to put sunscreen or if you wear makeup with spf 15 or higher that's fine too, over it. If you have bad acne, don't expect this to be your hero...you need to have a regimen. This is why people are giving it unfair reviews. Salicylic acid is only going to get the top layer of the skin, while benzoyl peroxide is going to get into the deeper layers and kill and prevent the bacteria. Overall i think this is a wonderful product. If you don't want to dish out 75 bucks just yet, ask an Ulta associate for a sample, you get a really nice deluxe size that'll last you a while.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
After seeing all these negative reviews for this product I felt the need to chime in.
I think this is by no means for everyone. If you're looking to use this as your main weapon against acne, you're going to be sorely dissappointed. If you're hoping to add this to whatever products you're already using to manage your skin, you might love it (like I do).
I think this is a great salicylic acid gel. It's 2%, which is good, and although it feels greasy to the touch (it being lipid based), it's absorbed instantly, leaving no residue on my skin. To me this is extremely important - yes, you can get a drug store gel for 5$, but, at least on my skin, it leaves a thin clear film that then will peel off at some point during the day, making my skin look flaky or peeling. Not good. I do use the drug store gel at night (hence adding this to your 'army' of products) but during the day when I'm in the presence of other people I don't want any clear films on my face. This stuff get's absorbed and no one can tell you've beeing using acne creams. As others have said, make up goes over it very easily.
I think the level of your acne is also key. If you have cystic breakouts all over, this probably won't really do much for you. Ive been there, so I know what it's like. However, if you've grown out that stage and now get the occasional (for me one or two at any given time) bump, have bleakheads, and/or a few white heads that pop up - I think this is great for day time use.
It's not cheap and for me was an impulse purchase because at 24, I wonder when my skin will finally clear up. That being said, I don't regret it because at this point I have spent God knows how much on 'anti acne' products and have tried, what feels like, everything under the sun. I find this has helped my skin and I have not gotten any outbreaks from it, so I will probably repurchase whenever it runs out. Given that you use such a miniscule amount of it, that might not be for a while.
Bottom line: if it sounds like it might help you, go for it, if not, don't waste your money. This is no miracle product but, to me, it deifnitely has a place in my overall routine.
As a note - I've been using this for two weeks.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Received this as sample. Was OK the first day, but then my forehead became very bumpy. By day three, I was breakout city. I'd much rather stick to drugstore salicylic acid treatments for pimples like Clean&Clear. They dry out my skin, but at least they exfoliate and deflate pimples rather than cause them. The product absorbed nicely but felt very oily and slick, probably due to the silicones, as noted by previous reviewers.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I hate this product. I mean that is quite harsh to say, but I am very disappointed. I think it got a couple of CEW awards and the sales person at sephora recommended it. It came with the acne kit that I purchased and I use it with the spot treatment. I have been breaking out more with this product. I have started to have tiny lumps and bumps under the skin on my forehead that I have never had before. The only good thing about this product is that it doesn't smell strange or burn/sting my skin when I put it on. I got a sample of Peter Thomas Roth acne area treatment and it has started to reverse the effects of this product (although it smells horrible and is a bit harsh.. it works).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A better name for this product would be just 'All over blemish' instead of 'all over blemish treatment'. I put it on my pimples instead of my prescription benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin, and it did nothing. It did cause one of my pimples to burst and bleed, which made me fuglier than when I started. And at 95 dollars I dont care if its in lipid or whale blubber, it just doesnt work. 95 dollars for salicylic acid? Come on people, this is the cheapest acne medication on the market even at pharmacies and dermatologist offices. MD skincare is a ripoff--for 95 bucks I can get a retinoid-kojic acid-vitamins C E and A cream at my harvard graduate derm's office that she blends to a consistency specific to my skin type. Ill stay with my tried and true skincare, that has eliminated my cystic acne--as for the occasional zit around 'that time of the month'--Ill learn to deal with it rather than pay 95 dollars for silicone and salicylic acid. For those looking for a good sal acid based prod, look to neutrogena, lancome pure focus, dermalogica or ddf.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Wow; c_rance wrote such a wonderful review of this that I'm almost tempted to give it another go. Almost. Despite the awards and unique approach of this serum, this made my skin look absolutely awful. I used it with the Correct & Perfect Spot Treatment (which I like a lot) for several months, and this caused me to break out worse than I have in years. My skin wasn't purging (I know how it behaves in that stage), so I'm fairly certain that the loads of silicone in this created the congestion. I used a thin layer twice a day, despite the fact that the silicone left my skin rather greasy and caused my foundation to slip away, and watched as my skin got progressively worse. Though it's fairly expensive at $84 for 1.7 oz I wouldn't have minded if it had worked. As is it was a pretty big disappointment and waste of funds.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I've had training on Md Skincare. People on here complain about the price, but in our training they told us you really have to see it as three products in one. It acts as an acne treatment, a moisturizer, and a makeup primer. When you break down the price point, it is really just $28 dollars a product. It is lipid based so the salicylic acid is not diluted by water. Look on any other acne treatment and you'll see one of the first ingredients is water. This dilutes it and makes it less lipid soluble so it doesn't penetrate deep into the pore where the sebum is. It also contains farnesol which zaps the bacteria once the salicyclic acid has penetrated the pore. Don't be scared off by the price. This is a phenonmenol product. It was rated #1 acne treatment product at the CEW which is like the oscars of the beauty industry. It beat out over 600 products. This is also one of the only products to contain chelators for magnesium and calcium. Dr. Gross in his practice found that the magnesium and calcium that is left on your skin from your tap water actually cause the oils of your skin to turn into a thick butter-like consistency that clogs your pores. The chelators swallow up the magnesium and calcium so that your oils remains the consistency of vegetable oil. So it not only clears up breakouts, but keeps fighting the bacteria and keeps your pores unclogged so that you prevent future breakouts. Md Skincare is my favorite line. You've got to try the alpha-beta daily peels too. It definitely helped with my acne.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
AWFUL PRODUCT! Silicones in it made me break out pretty badly!! Definitely attribute my breakout to this horrible & outrageously priced "skincare" product. Returned it to Sephora for a full refund (thankfully!) Save your receipts, ladies!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Apparently this solution is supposed to work better than other salicylic acid treatments because it is lipid based and therefore the salicylic acid has an easier time penetrating the oil in the pores. I love this stuff. It keeps my skin clear and perfects my skin texture when I put it on. Good product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I had such high hopes for this product, but I did not realize that it contained silicones! The first three ingredients are silicones. Within a day of using this, I had the worst breakout of pimples I've had since I was a teenager!
I've never had a reaction to a product like this. My skin tolerates most products. My daughter actually asked me why I had so many pimples on my face.
Check the return policy before you buy it. I purchased it from drugstore.com without checking the return policy. Looks like I'm stuck with an $84 product that breaks me out.