Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil.

It's no secret that as an American population, we are generally lacking in Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine vitamin.  Beside the fact that most of us just don't get out in the sun as often as we did when we were younger, all of the sunscreen we use use cuts out this vital vitamin. Yes, the skin even shows signs of this deficiency. Yes, we have heard that Vitamin D is good for, but did you know that it is actually a very powerful antioxidant? Dr. Dennis Gross knew he needed to do something about this concern.

You see, Dr. Gross says that he observed the majority of his patients experiencing Vitamin D deficiencies because they were overtly careful about exposing themselves to UV rays and using high levels of sunscreen. In order for the body to synthesize Vitamin D, it must be converted from UVB sun exposure or through supplementation or diet. Therefore, Dr. Dross set out to develop the first & only skincare serum-oil that would provide sufficient levels of Vitamin D to the skin via topical application. While most Vitamin D oils need sun exposure to be made active, this Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil contains the ingredient Ergocalciferol, which is already active and does not require sunlight.

I have been adding a very small two drops to my skin care routine in the morning and at night I use 4 drops and smooth it over my neck and chest. I was nervous abut using an oil during the day, but it does absorb within a few minutes and it actually makes my skin look better, with a slight glow - not to be confused with oil. In fact, this serum-oil is light enough even for those with combination and oily skin, so have no fear if you are concerned. This is not just for those of us with dry skin.

The long list of ingredients also help do great things to the skin. Some of these include clears pores, exfoliates, prevents dryness, kick-starts collagen production, defends against free radicals, smoothes wrinkles and lines, speeds up cell turnover. Overall, it reduces the visible signs of aging, what we are all looking for, right?

Dr. Dennis Gross Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil retails for $65, and is available online through dgskincare.com as well as Sephora.