Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum Review

Product Name: Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum

Review Date: July 30, 2016

Rating: 4.9

Summary: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum promises to get rid of your dark spots to give your skin a more even tone. It’s formulated to brighten and tighten mature skin.

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About The Brand

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is a brand that deviates from the norm. Instead of using harsh chemicals and ingredients, its formulas are based on natural and gentle medical grade ingredients.

Dr. Dennis Gross was formerly called MD Skincare. It currently offers a wide range of products, ranging from its popular face peels to toners.

Main Ingredients

The serum utilizes the benefits of vitamin C mixed with linoleic acid.

It doesn’t only contain one form of vitamin C; you actually get three. It has ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate and ascorbyl palmitate.

Aside from these ingredients, you’ll also see vitamin E, green tea leaf extract, lactic acid and soy isoflavones among its list of potent components.

The mixture of these ingredients enables the serum to offer skin brightening, sun protecting and cell renewing properties.

Uses and Effects

The product is easy to apply on the skin, without it balling up. Some users describe their skin “velvety” in texture after application.

For first time application, you should expect a mild stingy effect. It should subside as your skin gets used to the product.

However, if it doesn’t or you notice more than just mild burning sensation, we recommend that you stop using the product at once.

The product is a bit thicker in texture, but it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. Consumers report that the serum didn’t break them out.

As for effects, it does a good job in lightening dark spots. If you have sun-damaged skin or you spend a lot of time outside, it’s a good idea to use this serum in combination with a sunblock for protection.


This Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin C serum contains 18% vitamin C concentration. It uses microencapsulated technology to deliver its benefits to your skin.

It’s paraben-free, which is a plus point for us.

How To Use

Since the serum is formulated as a night serum, it’s best to apply it on dry skin at night. Aside from your face, make sure to include your neck and decollete.

If you experience skin dryness, we recommend using moisturizer as well as sunblock for prevention of sunspots.


Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin C comes in a really neat packaging. Instead of your typical bottle and dropper, this one cylindrical pump bottle.

The serum doesn’t cost cheap, but it does provide 30ml of product.

The Verdict

What We Like

  • Contains 3 forms of vitamin C
  • Effective against sunspots
  • Isn’t greasy

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive
  • May take a while before drastic improvements can be seen
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