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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil

What it is:A serum oil created to provide sufficient levels of vitamin D through topical application. What it is formulated to do: The first and only serum to supply the skin with active vitamin D, this product includes other active ingredients in a concentrated treatment that delivers multiple skincare benefits. Its enhanced antiaging properties include improved skin elasticity and bounce, greater hydration, pore reduction, and improved radiance.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- TriclosanWhat else you need to know:Dr. Dennis Gross observed many patients who were experiencing vitamin D deficiencies as they protected themselves from exposure to the sun's UV rays. He set out to provide sufficient levels of vitamin D through topical application. Though difficult to manufacture, this product contains the ingredient ergocalciferol, denoting that the vitamin is active.
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil

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Can this product cause breakouts?
I started using this product daily, as well as the daily peel and alternating the vitamin C serum every other night. I am breaking out more often than normal, and I notice more blackheads on my nose rather than less. Is this unusual?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
nola76
(New Orleans, LA)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
use salicylic on your nose/T-zone
answered 6 months ago
cnkt
(SLC, UT)
answer 2
It didn't cause me any breakouts - and I do struggle with this problem. I would even say it helps with clearing. I have hormonal acne and a lot of scars and what I noticed is it makes the scars look less obvious and red.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kaasia
(Las Vegas)
answer 3
It depends on your skin type. I have dry skin, so this doesn't cause me to have breakouts. If you've got combination or oily skin, I would not be surprised if this cause breakouts because it's an oil. I would also recommend using this in the drier climates or seasons as opposed to humid climates or seasons. An oil in humid weather is nothing but trouble for the skin. I save this oil for the winter months, honestly.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
lunausmc
(Beaufort, SC)
answer 4
This product is designed for all skin types but as it IS an oil, it can definitely be a bit heavier on acne prone or oily skin types than normal. The anti-aging properties work to smooth the skin and minimize pores but if you feel it is causing you to breakout, you may want to discontinue use.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
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Sun spots/hyperpigmentation?
Any idea how this handles age or sun spots and hyperpigmentation from scaring, etc. I've been using it for about a month and my skin is really glowing and it seems to have helped to fade some scar spots... I can't be sure if this is due to Dr. Gross Vit D, or this could be the use of Miracle Worker's Retinoid Solution, anti-aging serum and anti-aging moisturizer, which I've been using for years. Anyone noticed 'healing' of hiperpigmentation, sun/age spots with this Vit D serum?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
sosomoto
(skokie, IL)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
4 answers
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answer 1
No changes
answered 6 months ago
cnkt
(SLC, UT)
answer 2
I had fading of a dark mark from a random acne breakout last year. Worked well for me. I plan to use this in conjunction with the Alpa Peel product to see if it can completely eliminate this scar.
answered 10 months ago
sephorajunkie12
(Reston, VA)
answer 3
Yes, I did notice the healing of acne scars - they look less red.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kaasia
(Las Vegas)
answer 4
Unfortunately, I had no results for my sun spots. Great moisturizer but not for oily skin. I am still searching for a sun spot solution, next try will be SKII products, sounds very promising.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
cschirner
(Beaufort, SC)
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Retin A
Can this product be used in conjunction with prescription Retin A or Renova, or would the retinol in the serum cause too much irritation?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
mssonni
(Great Northwest)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
3 answers
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answer 1
i use both and no irritation so far, i am fair, blonde ,blue eyes, burn easily and have to be careful w/ retina-a per skin sensitivity.
answered 6 months ago
cnkt
(SLC, UT)
answer 2
I use Renova and/or an OTC Retinol from Skinmedica and I applied this serum first and my retinol over it but I did not like the combination of the two. It did not cause any additional irritation but this serum did not absorb into my skin. It left a greasy film and I only used 1 drop. I am returning this product!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
brneyegrl
(Woodstock, GA)
answer 3
The retinol in your Retin-A may be a bit more drying and irritating to the skin so I would recommend that you use the two products separately and not in conjunction with each other (at the same time) alternate between AM and PM and if you experience any discomfort discontinue use.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
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How often is the recommended use...daily, weekly?
I'm 41 and have combination skin so I worry about breakouts while trying to manage dryness in the winter and overall fine lines. I'm on my 2nd week using using the Miracle Worker set, aging concentrate, and dark spot corrector. Is it safe to add this product to this regimen?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
sabres1
(San Diego)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
3 answers
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answer 1
I love this!yes it is oily,but gals its a sreum d oil..i only use it at night,and when i put it on i start with 2 little drops,and start from forehead n move down so i dont overuse the product.a little goes a long way.when i wake up my face is so soft and no breakouts.evryone need 2 giv it time 2 absorb.about a half hour and believe me it does absorb..
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
pink77
(BRADENTON,FLORIDA)
answer 2
It is recommended to use daily, either morning or night or both. It says to use right after cleanser/ toner before you put moisturizer on. I would start by just using once a day and see if it reacts with any of your other products.I breakout easily as well, but I haven't with this.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
emma16
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
I was also afraid of breakouts as they happen easily to my skin. I use this twice a day without any incidents. I was hesitant to use it at first, but am so glad I listened to a friend. This is amazing.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
pugchip
(Boston, MA)
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When to use
Is this product supposed to be used for day or night?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Opelika, AL)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
3 answers
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answer 1
Suggested Usage:
-Shake well.
-Apply 2-3 drops, more if needed.
-Gently massage into face, neck, and décolleté.
-For AM and/or PM use after the Alpha Beta® Peel.
-Follow with moisturizer and/or makeup application, if desired.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
philote
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
Both. I use it twice a day. I started out using it just at night, then moved onto using it morning and night. And it has really helped my skin this winter.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
emma16
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
I use this twice a day and have seen impressive immediate and long term results.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
pugchip
(Boston, MA)
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Is this safe for rosacea skin?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
robinch
(Petaluma)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
If you have sensitive skin issues you should start by using this product on only one area of your face. I would suggest a small area near your jawline that would be less noticeable if you were to have an adverse reaction. Typically you should wait 48-hours to see if you have a reaction before using on the rest of your face/body.
answered 10 months ago
sephorajunkie12
(Reston, VA)
answer 2
This serum should not harm skin with rosacea but you may want to try doing an allergy test first.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
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How many IU's of Vit D per drop?
My body does not absorb Vitamin D in food, so I take massive amounts of Vitamin D in pill form, but how much Vitamin D is actually absorbed per drop w/ this serum, as my body would absorb this via the skin.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
klatkins2000
(Franklin, TN)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
Honestly, I would stick to the vitamin D pills you've been taking. Even though it's a topical application that absorbs quickly, it IS rather expensive and would only provide vitamin D to the applied area. If you have a serious, vitamin D deficiency, it would probably be cheaper to stick to the pills prescribed by your provider than to spend it on multiple bottles and apply topically to the while body.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lunausmc
(Beaufort, SC)
answer 2
Why are you taking massive amounts of D vitamin pills? Go stand in the sun. That will give you all the Vitamin D you need.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
sephorajunkie12
(Reston, VA)
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Does Dr. Dennis Gross test his products on animals?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
msjersey
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
box says cruelty free.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
mtnmom
(Colorado)
answer 2
The official website states that his line is cruelty free and has the PETA stamp of approval on it. No animal testing to worry about here!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
bengalgirl
(Santa Fe, NM)
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Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin D
I work in an osteoporosis clinic. I would like more info about the Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin D. Specifically, is there any data that would prove to me that patients could use this to increase their 25-OH vitamin D level? Would it be possible for me to send questions to Dr. Gross? Are there any papers published with data about this product?
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Birmingham, Al)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
I've never seen any such claim made by the makers of this product. Where did you hear/read it can raise 25-OH vitamin D levels?
answered 10 months ago
sephorajunkie12
(Reston, VA)
answer 2
I recommend that you contact the Dr. Dennis Gross company directly via their website for more specific information and details as well as research on the effectiveness and results of the Vitamin D serum.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dianabt
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does it compare to Skinceuitcals?
It appears that it has Ferulic acid like Skinceuticals. Is this similar? (BTW, I would love for Sephora to sell Skinceuitcals!)
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
fafa34
(San Antonio, TX)
on Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil
2 answers
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answer 1
the Dr. Dennis Gross product is a better price point, and if I remember right it comes in a pump bottle, which preserves the active properties much longer than the Skinceuticals dropper bottle. I like both, I always buy Skinceuticuals physical fusion sunscreen but I buy the DDG serum. hope this helps
answered 6 months ago
cnkt
(SLC, UT)
answer 2
Skinceuticals is a great line. I hope Sephora can pick it up soon.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
pal02
(Chicago, IL)
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