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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution

What it is:A solution that prevents and treats sun damage and wrinkles. What it is formulated to do:This professional strength solution is formulated with naturally derived actives that combat all types of uneven skintone. You can now eliminate dark spots resulting from aging and sun damage with proven antioxidants ferulic acid and retinol, hyperpigmentation and hormonal changes with azelaic amino acid and bearberry, and blemish scars with salicylic acid and willowbark. Created by a practicing dermatologist, the unique, fluid-like delivery system absorbs quickly to treat all skin types. Use daily as an all-over treatment or to target specific areas with the included micro-fiber cotton pads. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know:This product is vegan and cruelty free.
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution

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Is it supposed to smell like liquid smoke?
Seriously, this stuff smells like smoked pork. It's not terrible, just weird.
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
sbolling
(Salem, VA)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
3 answers
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answer 1
I smell that too! I know it's not a fluke since I'm on my third bottle, but there is a slight smoky smell to it. I love the product though and don't mind the smell... actually I kinda enjoy it.... mmmm bacon....
answered 7 months ago
bollywood
(Philly, PA)
answer 2
I don't think so, my does not smell like that at all, there is almost no smell.
answered 11 months ago
ploquinha
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 3
Maybe you got an old bottle. Mine has absolutely zero smell.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
sephoraloyalist
(New York, NY)
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do you soak the pad or just use a small amount
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
kbnc
(Washington, NC)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
It seems like a waste to use the pads, I use my fingers
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Nabiba
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I just applied a small amount with my fingers.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
constinteen
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Will this product do more than prescription retinol?
I have already been to a dermatologist for clogged pores and age spots twice. I have used prescription retinol and it did nothing except dry out my skin and make it flake. The spots I have did not change at all, and I still had clogged pores. I have also used Hydroquinone, which also did nothing. I am pretty much done with trying any more expensive creams/serums that promise everything with no results.

What makes this product any different?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
8cats
(Coram, NY)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
I doubt it. I've used Rx retinol as well. If the Rx didn't work for you, you won't have much luck with this.
What DID work for me was getting a chemical peel and THEN using this serum, along with the pads on a daily basis.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
rb8531
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
This Product contains Azelaic Amino Acid, Bearberry & Mulberry extracts. Those Three ingredients mixed with the Marquee ingredients make this product a natural alternative to Retin-A and Hydraquinone WITHOUT the photo sensitivity & dehydration factor.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
SMae90
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Will this product help dark spots due to sun damage?
if so, which ingredient does the job? Retinol?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
I believe it's helping to lighten some spots that I have.
answered 5 months ago
lutherchica
(Anchorage, AK)
answer 2
Yes, it will eliminate dark spots resulting from sun damage with the antioxidants ferulic acid and retinol.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can you apply this immediately after using the alpha beta peel or should they be separated?
asked 9 months ago
Islandbeautynyc
(Charlotte, NC)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
You should apply it as soon as your skin dries from using the peel.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
rb8531
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
Yes this solution can be applied after the Alpha Beta Peel.
answered 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Ferulic Acid +Retinol Brightening Solution
How many drops do I put on the cotton pads for each use?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
betsydj
(Bath, Maine)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
One drop goes a long way. I prefer to forego the pads and dab it directly onto my skin with my finger. I think the pads waste the product since they absorb it as well. It will last longer without using the pads.
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Betsypaige
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Hi betsydj, you'll want to add 3-5 drops to the cotton pads for each use.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Ferulic Acid+Retinol
Can this solution be used under the eyes aswell?.
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
gogirl602
(Phoenix,AZ)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
No skin is too thin for this product. Look for one made for the eye area.
answered 2 months ago
tracycc
(raleigh, nc)
answer 2
Yes, it can. I used it under my eyes and it left no stinging or anything. It's great.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
eminen
(minnesota)
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use with alpha beta peel & other products
It says to use after the alpha beta peel. How long after the peel can you put this on? Then how long should you wait before moisturizer?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
bengalgirl
(Santa Fe, NM)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
I wait for the alpha beta peel to dry completely, and then give it a few extra minutes to completely absorb before applying it. I do use both together regularly. Often I follow with a moisturizer as well (after this absorbs).
answered 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Betsypaige
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Immediately after peel apply this once soaked in about a minute apply moisturizer.
answered 2 years ago
ngm135
(Sarepta LA)
Question
application technique and amount
Used this for the first time last night and didn't want to use a pad because for this price i didn't want to waste it getting absorbed by the pad. But it is pure liquid. Put a few drops on and tried to spread it around but very hard to do because it's so liquid and vanishes instantly. What is the best method to ensure an even application? I can see why this isn't called a serum.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
bengalgirl
(Santa Fe, NM)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
The Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution is an all-over treatment. Application technique is up to you — either apply to the entire face using your fingers, or use the cotton pads for targeted treatment. Use directly after the Alpha Beta Peel and follow with a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
drdennisgross
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I found that the pads that it comes with do not absorb the liquid very much at all, however, you don't need to soak in this stuff in order for it to work. Here is what I do and I got great results:
I put 1/4 of the dropper on the pad and quickly apply to both cheeks in a downward motion. Both cheeks feel slightly damp with moisture - so it's on there.
I put 1/4 of the dropper on the pad again and quickly apply to forehead, nose and chin.
Keep in mind that this is not an astringent to clean your face, it should feel different and much lighter.
Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
ReviewbySherry
(HB, CA)
Question
How to get more microfiber pads??
I have been using it and I have been seeing really good results. I'm running out of the pads??? Where can I get more???
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
nyctamara
(Queens, New York)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
You really don't need the microfiber pads. It ends up just wasting serum. You can use your fingertips.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
rb8531
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I don't know where you can get more pads, but you can also just apply it by hand.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
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