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Dr. Brandt Skincare glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum

What it is:A potent nighttime skin renewal serum with retinol. What it is formulated to do:This concentrated serum is formulated with a time released 2% Retinol Complex that provides both immediate and long term release to promote radiance from within. It supports natural cell turnover to improve skin texture and tone. The appearance of lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores is softened, revealing new, healthy skin with a youthful glow. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:This serum contains Oliveactive to counteract counteract redness and irritation while protecting against oxidative stress. It is best if used in conjunction with glow by dr. brandt™ ruby crystal retinol hydra cème in the morning after cleansing. Research results:Noticeable to extremely noticeable improvement after 4 weeks of treatment: - 100% reported that their skin looked radiant and glowing - 100% reported that their skin had improved its texture and tone - 100% reported lessening of the appearance of lines and wrinkles - 100% reported that their skin felt smoother Dermatologist evaluation of subjects after 4 weeks of treatment: - 76% volunteers showed much improvement in the look of their pores - 24% volunteers showed very much improvement in the look of their pores - 56% volunteers showed much improvement in facial wrinkles - 44% volunteers showed very much improvement in facial wrinkles
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Brandt Skincare glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum

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Moisturizer after?
Do you use your moisturizer after you apply this product? I see nothing about that anywhere!
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(San Jose, CA)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
6 answers
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answer 1
I'd recommend applying a moisturizer after, especially in the beginning to ease any potential dryness. :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
cryptdoorscreak
(Anaheim,CA)
answer 2
I only use glow on crows feet and forehead areas, but I moisturize before with jojoba oil all over and buff with a cotton round then apply glow to the desired areas (causes me blemishes if I use glow all over)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
amybman
answer 3
This is a serum, so if you have dry/normal skin, you need to moisturize as well. I use Olay Regenerist after Glow to add peptides to my skin care regime. Spend your money on the serum.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Wisewoman15
(Westport, CT)
answer 4
You certainly can, but wait for the serum to dry for a few minutes first.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
vcaser
(Bryant, AR)
answer 5
I only put on eye cream and my neck cream and that is it so far, usually when I layer things it becomes too heavy for me and I can't wait the ten minutes after putting this on to put somethng else on. My face has not been dry at all from this and so far no other cream has been needed for me. I have some acne on my chin, but overall have normal skin, a bit dryer in the winter but this is all I am using and like it so far
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ziggykoa
(Kihei, Hi)
answer 6
My skin tends to be both sensitive and on the dry side of combination so I follow morning and night with Dermdoctor's Wrinkle Revenge cream. Works beautifully!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Bevo01
(Dallas, Tx)
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What to use for acne spot treatment when using Glow?
Since I've read that you shouldn't use salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide while using retinol products, what can I use for acne spot treatments? Although I've found that the overall clarity of my skin has improved since using Glow, I am still getting the occasional pimple but can no longer use my other spot treatment products since they are salicylic or BP-based.
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
amaliachimera
(San Francisco, CA)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
5 answers
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answer 1
You don't want to irritate your skin, but depending on what type of skin you have, and what's causing your blemishes, if you're using glow at night, you may be able to spot-treat with salicylic acid etc--applying only to blemish, during the day. Or, try something like tea tree oil! Jojoba oil is a miracle worker too. Don't be worried about them being oils--they naturally have anti-microbial properties and promote healthy, balanced complexions.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
amybman
answer 2
I've read that it's bad to layer products because you end up negating the effects of all of them. I use the Dr. Brandt retinol treatment at night only, then I use acne spot treatment, if needed, in the mornings after cleansing.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ChloeBella
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
I agree with hyacinthgirl, sulfur products are the way to go (even though they can smell a little stinky). Another option is Blemish Therapy by Bare Minerals, which is a powder that you can wear day or night.

Also, it should be ok for you to use your existing products (SA and BP) in the morning, so long as the instructions for those products permit you to do so. The main reason you shouldn't use those products with a retinol/retinoid is because they inactivate one another when they are worn together. So long as it doesn't irritate your skin, they're fine if you use BHAs(salicyclic)/benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and retinol in the evening (since it is inactivated by sunlight).

Cheers!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 4
I get acne almost every month and have decided to only use this, no acne creams at all and it seems to be working so far. I've only been using it a few weeks but will comment again, but so far nothing else has been needed for me and I'm happy
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ziggykoa
(Kihei, Hi)
answer 5
Have you ever tried a sulfur based product? I know Murad makes a spot treatment that is powered by sulfur. I've used it and found it helpful. Also they have clarifying masks that employ clays and other great ingredients that would dry out the blemish without using harsh ingredients contraindicated with the Retinol.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
hyacinthgirl
(Las Vegas)
Question
How long will this bottle last?
I apply it to face, neck, and tops of hands every night...
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
GraceLW
(Atlanta, GA)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
3 answers
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answer 1
This serum lasted me about 7 months. I use between a pump to a pump and a half on my face and neck. I did ease into this, for the first couple of weeks I used the serum about 3x 's a week.
answered 9 months ago
swangler
(Sault Sainte Marie, MI)
answer 2
I have been using one squirt per night for 3 months and I am still not out!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
meredith1221
(Paragould, AR)
answer 3
It can last you more than a month if you are sparing and don't slather it on. You really shouldn't be slathering it on at any rate, its strong stuff. I've learned that most of us overuse products, and assume its better for our skin, thinking...if a little is good, a bunch must be AWESOME! WRONG. Especially with retinol. You must use it carefully and be certain it isn't irritating sensitive skin. If it is, then you can alternate days and try and continue use. Its so very worth it!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
hyacinthgirl
(Las Vegas)
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cani use this after applying hyaluronic acid?
i use peter thomas roth hyaluronic acid after cleansing. can i still use and then apply this in place of my current serum and the moisturize? it doesn't look like it has hyaluronic acid in it--is that correct? thks
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
sandyr
(columbus ohio)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
i use the same product. however hyalauronic acid is a different compound. acid is the wrong way to descirbe it, since all it really does is hold onto 1000x its weight in water to keep skin soft. retinol has that active ingredient that exfoliates. so, using both shouldn't be a problem since they perform different functions.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
luxe212
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
I don't believe it has hyaluronic acid in it but you can use them together anyways. I use this as my serum with a hyaluronic acid moisturizer on top. You can use 2 serums on your face (because this is not a moisturizer) just apply the serum with the most liquid consistancy first, let absorb, and then apply the other.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
laney1123
(Syracuse, NY)
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Is it safe/effective to use this with my proactive? I read somewhere that the retinol and the benzoyl peroxide will counteract each other?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
kiwiprince
(New York NY)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I've read that it's not so much about irritation, but retinol makes B.P. ineffective.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sonja7
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
yeah they will probably irritate your skin. retinols do have an exfoliating property, so that ontop of benzoyl or salysilic anti-acne topical products is too much.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
luxe212
(Washington, DC)
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Can a moisturizer be used after applying this serum?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. I do it every now and then but I recommend waiting until the serum has dried before putting anything on top of it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
vcaser
(Bryant, AR)
answer 2
Yes, you can use a moisturizer, but you should wait a half hour or so after applying the Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum to allow it to fully absorb.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Mahealanipua
(Danville, CA)
Question
Is it safe to use retinol if you are 19 years old?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
strawberriespls
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Definitely! I say you can't start too soon. It is imperative that you protect your skin from sun exposure while using a retinoid. A lot of 19 year-olds may have trouble with that part of the regimen but you will absolutely be the envy of your friends with your smooth skin at age 30, 40 and beyond (when it really counts!)
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
vcaser
(Bryant, AR)
answer 2
Yes, it is. Just be sure to use SUNSCREEN. EVERYDAY. Retinols make you more sun sensitive so protecting your skin is key. Be sure to read the directions for using any products you're using to be sure you're using them correctly, but you should be fine with this product.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
sephoracaity
(Chicago, IL)
Question
can this be used undereyes
can this be used undereyes
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
aartequila
(plantation, FL)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
I tried using this near my eyes and my eyes got itchy so I stopped and now they are fine again, maybe its just me but I stick to my eye cream
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ziggykoa
(Kihei, Hi)
answer 2
I would assume that you could use the cleanser of your choice. I would say away from any cleanser that was drying as the level of retinol in this product could be drying for some people. I use a cream cleanser from a spa that I frequent and I haven't had any problems at all.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Bevo01
(Dallas, Tx)
Question
Can I use this with the Caudalie foaming face wash?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
This product just discourages use with other products that are exfoliating--think anything that has an active ingredient with an -ic acid. Ex: salicylic, hyaluronic etc. Two exfoliating agents would likely increase irritation, or dry out skin which can also lead to breakouts.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
amybman
answer 2
I have used the Glow serum with a variety of different cleansers including the Clarisonic system. No problems whatsoever
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
vcaser
(Bryant, AR)
Question
Compared to prescription medication?
How does this compare to prescription retinoids such as Retin-A (tretinoin) and Differin (adapalene)?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
mogknight7777777
(Pasadena, CA)
on glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum
2 answers
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answer 1
Having used Differin, Retin-A Micro, several others, this is a great choice is you have moderate acne, as the retinol in it is very concentrated (strong) at 2%, while most OTC products you'll find are, at their strongest, 1%. While Rx creams and gels will be stronger, what you should be aware of is their harshness if you have sensitive skin. You'll have peely, scaly skin for a month or two getting adjusted to the rigorous regimen of the drug, whereas Brandt's formula has an ingredient called Oliveactive that actually prevents this effect.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
SmartAboutSkin
answer 2
compared to retin-a this is much less harsh, no redness or itching, but not sure if it works as great for wrinkles or acne yet. What I do like is every moring I'm not peeling or red, but my face seems less plump and wrinkle free a bit...will comment again in a few weeks
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
ziggykoa
(Kihei, Hi)
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