Published on January 10th, 2014 | by The Perfume Expert
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid & Retinol Brightening Solution Review
Fade dark spots & reduce fine lines with this targeted self-adjusting brightening face serum by DG Skincare, one of the best naturally derived skincare brands!
Time to ramp up your skincare routine and start with a fresh face!
And the most essential tool we need to clear the slate is a brightening serum!
Whether, it’s a Summer filled with naughty sun exposure or a cold and dreary Winter, not to mention the undo stress of everyday lives, our skin is dull, flaky, lackluster, and perhaps even marked with dreaded dark spots of sun exposure or scars from pimples past!
Whatever your skin woe, whether it’s a dull complexion, fine lines, acne scars, sun spots, or uneven skin tone, the Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid & Retinol Brightening Solution is the answer!
This isn’t your normal brightening serum, this is a skin-brightening revolution!
Truly innovative in it’s patented ability to not only improve skin tone but also target dark spots and hyperpigmentation without lightening everything else! Resulting in a formula that is self-correcting!
This is a first in the industry, and this doesn’t surprise me as Dr. Dennis Gross himself a practicing dermatologist is famous for producing cutting edge research and products!
We have long heard the benefits of Retinol in skincare, especially, with anti-aging products. Retinol helps smooth out fine lines and increases moisture and elasticity in skin. But combined with Ferulic Acid, a plant-based anti-oxidant, you get a skin booster for repairing damaged and aged skin.
But the most special ingredients are the Azelaic Amino Acid & Bearberry Extract which self-corrects hyperpigmentation. These powerhouses, along with other natural lightening agents of Licorice Root and Mulberry Extract, work in genius fashion to effectively fade dark spots and scars while leaving all other areas of the complexion naturally bright.
This means that unlike other skin brighteners, you don’t have to worry about your entire complexion getting lighter, instead you just notice your dark spots vanish!
In addition, the Azelaic Amino Acid along with Salicylic Acid and Willow Bark Extract help control oil production to work at preventing clogged pores, black heads, and spots.
And Glycolic Acid and Mandelic Acid are anti-bacterial and are used to keep pores clear by exfoliating, sloughing off dead skin cells, and increasing cellular turnover.
These ingredients also make this serum one-of-a-kind, as I would deter people with oily/combination skin from almost all other serums due to the fact that most cause an increase in oil and tend to clog pores. The DG Skincare serum counteracts these problems by adding ingredients to help keep skin clear!
However, those with more mature or dry skin types don’t have to worry as they’ve also added Hyaluronic Acid which restores the natural moisture balance in skin and prevents dehydration.
Now with all this hype, you’d think you better expect miracles, but let me explain a few things first.
Firstly, when using this product you have to be patient. After two weeks of use I am starting to see a slight improvement to the overall brightness of my complexion.But to get the most results, especially when trying to fade scars and dark spots, I would recommend using this serum for a full three months before judging it’s true effect.
In addition, I did notice a few small underlying pimples come up since and am unsure whether this serum is causing this or not. Like I mentioned above, brightening serums, or most serums in general, tend to be problematic for those with oily skin types.
With that being said, when combined with the DG Skincare Alpha-Beta peel (also reviewed on my site), miracles HAVE started to happen!
As for the serum alone, despite the complications and it’s tricky ease-of-use, I have been so impressed by Dr. Dennis Gross skincare in the past, that I have every confidence that this product will live up to it’s hype! Brightening and lightening, no matter what product, takes time…a lot of time. And it takes a true commitment, like a New Year’s resolution, in order to see drastic change!
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[Product for review was a Press Sample courtesy of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. Affiliate Links Apply]
The Perfume Expert Rating
Summary: This innovative serum by DG Skincare provides targeted brightening to fade dark spots AND brighten your complexion without over-lightening! Although a little tricky to use/apply due to it's ultra-watery like consistency, not to mention the slightly unpleasant odor, this serum DOES brighten the complexion. But be patient, as a total transformation and fading of scars & dark spots will take time and you may not see an immediate result. However, this serum in combination with the DG Skincare Alpha-beta peel provides AMAZING results in a short amount of time! In conclusion I recommend this serum for those with normal to dry or mature complexions that are looking for an anti-aging serum that will help fade dark spots and reduce fine lines.