7 Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Essentials
WHY WE LOVE DR DENNIS GROSS"It’s important to look in the mirror and say ‘OK, here are my skin goals’," says the incredibly knowledgeable and inspiring Carrie Gross, who sat down with us to discuss the launch of brand’s new Vitamin C + Lactic Acid range (as well as some absolute Dr Dennis Gross essentials). "Our formulas are very sophisticated, very intentional and formulated with a specific delivery system so the products are not sitting on the surface of your skin," she adds. "We build all of our formulas from scratch. We don’t start with a base, we don’t use fillers or fragrances and we’re really cautious with our preservatives. Every single ingredient in our products has a skin benefit and is selected intentionally. We want to surprise and delight you from the first use."
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DR DENNIS GROSS VITAMIN C + LACTIC ACID RANGEAs for the Dr Dennis Gross’ newest offering, the Vitamin C + Lactic acid collection, Carrie can’t hide her excitement. "Vitamin C, Dennis’ favourite ingredient, is an essential ingredient. It firms, strengthens, builds density, improves elasticity and, so importantly, it fights free radical damage." However, the brand’s plot twist for this range is the innovative use of lactic acid. "The blend of vitamin C with lactic acid is a beautiful thing," Carrie explains. "Lactic acid is an antioxidant and perfect partner to vitamin C – it strengthens the skin barrier and helps the product go deeper into the skin. It also enhances the product’s performance. This combination, together with niacinamide, really builds up that barrier protection that the skin desperately needs to fight free radical damage (which includes sun damage and pollution). It’s phenomenal."
Read on to find out more about this exciting new launch and to see some of Carrie’s top picks from the celebrated skincare brand.
Dr. Dennis GrossAHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel, $24.50
"Dennis is adamant about the cleansing step, because if you use a cleanser that’s too harsh your skin is going to be sensitised – and you won’t be comfortable following up with other active ingredients in your regimen. This is a lovely, luxurious lather loaded with botanicals and soothing ingredients that really cleanse the pores deeply but never strip the skin barrier. It’s really, really gentle – you can even use it around your eye area and it removes every trace of makeup."SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossAlpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, $27.50
"These two-step peels are a non-negotiable for me. You can use them at night, but I like to use them in the morning because they really refresh the complexion and get rid of dead skin cells. One pad set is enough to do your entire face, neck and décolletage – I also do my hands. You can apply a comfortable amount of pressure because you’re resurfacing – this treatment is going to work on softening lines, shrinking pores, balancing your oils and brightening your skin… it’s a miracle!"SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossVitamin C + Lactic 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum, $114.50
"I don’t want to pick a favourite, but this Dr Dennis Gross eye serum is one of the hero products from the vitamin C and lactic acid range that stood out in our clinical studies. It’s got an oily texture and a perfectly dosed amount of vitamin C – it’s really great if you have any hyperpigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles, or if you are starting to notice some early signs of ageing."SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossVitamin C + Lactic Firm & Bright Eye Treatment, $91.00
"This is a wonderful treatment for fighting fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. It also has tranexamic acid in it, which works on dark circles and hyperpigmentation, centella asiatica and many anti-ageing ingredients. It’s very fast-absorbing, and a lot of people use it as an eye primer."SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossAdvanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, $93.50
"Blended advanced retinol, ferulic acid, bakuchiol and rambutan, this is a phenomenal, 360° treatment. I actually follow it with the Firm & Bright Eye Treatment. We really need to take care of our eye area, as it’s so delicate. I usually do this combination in the morning because I love to be really diligent with my skincare routine before going outside. And then when I sleep, I usually do one or the other."SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossVitamin C + Lactic Dewy Deep Cream, $100.00
"The formula of this moisturiser has a beautiful spread, so you don’t have to use a lot and it absorbs very quickly. I love to layer it over the Firm & Bright Serum. It has a different blend of vitamin C and additional ingredients that aren’t in the serum, so it’s really wonderful to layer them. It’s got a rich texture but won’t clog your pores. It’s also been proven to take the redness out of your skin, which is great for people with irritated skin and rosacea."SHOP NOW
Dr. Dennis GrossHyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, $83.00
"The Moisture Cushion is a weightless miracle cream that’s great for oilier skin types if they find the Dewy Deep Cream too rich. It gives your skin density, long-lasting hydration and plumpness. It works for people who may have sensitive skin or redness and don’t want active ingredients."SHOP NOW
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