The cheerful orange and simple white packaging of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare products channels the do-it-yourself ethos of the clinically-inspired treatments within. You may be familiar with the Alpha Beta Daily Facial Peel which is a mainstay of the line. Dr. Dennis Gross (an NYC dermatologist) formulated this product to improve upon too-harsh chemical peels that caused 'over-exfoliation' and inflammation. The Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare line continues to formulate clinically inspired products for at-home use. I have two of their newest products to share with you today: Dr. Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask and Ferulic Acid + Dr. Dennis Gross Retinol Brightening Solution.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution is a 'professional strength' serum meant to combat uneven, sun-damaged, or dull skin. Retinols are Vitamin A related compounds that are thought to promote proper differentiation of skin, thereby improving skin quality and reducing discoloration; they're found in may clinical treatments and over-the-counter serums such as this one. The innovation in this product is the combination of Ferulic Acid with Retinol; they work together to correct 'hyperactivity' without lightening normal skin pigmentation. The fluid-like delivery system was designed to be fast absorbing. I found that the Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening solution feels watery, unlike the more viscous feel of typical serums. It seems to absorb upon contact with skin, so I try to pat it in quickly. It's mostly unscented, though I detect a transient trace of a fish-oil like scent. I've liked it so far and have found that it is brightening, though at this point I cannot judge its ability to even tone, since those kinds of results take weeks to produce. However, judging from a number of customer reviews I've read, long term users seem to be pretty pleased with the results.
Dr. Dennis Gross Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask Ingredients: Water, Colloidal Sulfur, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Zinc Oxide, Bentonite, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Opuntia Tuna Flower/ Stem Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Bisabolol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Farnesol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Serum Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ferulic Acid, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Arbutin, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Retinol, Hexylresorcinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Quercetin Caprylate, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Ubiquinone, Phospholipids, PVM,MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Urea, Potassium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol.
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