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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, 4 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 5 months, 1 week 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 9 months ago
ploquinha
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
answer 3
Maybe you got an old bottle. Mine has absolutely zero smell.
answered 11 months ago
sephoraloyalist
(New York, NY)
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What would be a good moisturizer to use over this serum at night?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
melissap1
(Mustang, OK)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion!! It's amazing and works well with this product.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Ktnewbs
(Tennessee)
answer 2
It completely depends on your skin and what it needs.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
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Does this product treat dark under eye circles?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Spinelli
(Boston, MA)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
Dr. Dennis gross sells a Ferulic Acid + Retinol eye serum for that.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
answer 2
I use this one for face and did put it under the eye area to see if it would help with dark circles, but I noticed that it dryes out the skin which is not good for the delicate skin that we have around eyes. Dr.Gross came up with a similar product for eyes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
MiaMiami
(Miami, FL)
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, 2 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, 4 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, 1 month ago
ReviewbySherry
(HB, CA)
Question
Purchase this or the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Face Peel?
Hi I'm undecided in which product I should buy, this or the Extra Strength Alpha Beta® Face Peel?
Which would be better to even out my skintone, and fade discoloration, acne scars and help with my enlarged pores?

Thanks so much!
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
mkygp
(Surrey, BC)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
I had a peel done by an employee of Dr. Gross - I had only been using the serum (not the pads). She told me that just using the serum alone wouldn't get me the results I wanted. If you can only afford one, do the pads. You'll get more of a result. If you can afford the serum, do it after you use the pads.
answered 4 weeks, 1 day ago
rb8531
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
This works really well with hyperpigmention. I have use this before I bought the alpha beta peels and it works very well. Just make sure you apply it to a very clean bare face and then put your moisturizer. The peel is good to use at least once a week. You can try the $15 pack or
Get a sample from sephrora. The peel help any
Product work to the best of it ability.
answered 10 months ago
mun3ca
(Bronx NY)
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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 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 4 weeks, 1 day 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, 9 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
Question
How long does it take to work?
asked 2 years ago
pusan
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
I saw brightness to my skin in just few days
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ngm135
(Sarepta LA)
answer 2
It helped my acne right away but it might have been 4-6 weeks in with twice a day use before I noticed that I used less makeup to hide the dark marks left by the acne.
answered 2 years ago
zootndingo
(New York, NY)
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Will this help keep skin clear?
I have always heard that Retinol is used to treat acne so I'm wondering if this product will help treat breakouts/keep skin clear even though it's not in the product description?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
KO87
(Boulder, CO)
on Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, retinol does help treat acne. But you must be really patient and consistent and use sunscreen like Clear Face from Nutrogena during the day.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HippiChickiNiki
(Colorado Springs. CO)
answer 2
It helps a lot with breakouts less harsh than retin a
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
ngm135
(Sarepta LA)
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do you soak the pad or just use a small amount
asked 2 years, 4 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, 2 months ago
Nabiba
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
I just applied a small amount with my fingers.
answered 2 years, 4 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 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 4 weeks, 1 day 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 ago
SMae90
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