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But First, Let Me Take a #shelfie

As a first year intern at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, I get to watch the ins and outs of what it takes to run a successful company. After countless meetings, presentations, and several conference calls daily, you’ll find our president and C.E.O., Carrie Gross, whose decisions affect both the short-term and long-term success of the company, remains an ageless wonder.

I was fortunate enough to snag some time to interview her on her daily routine and what she keeps in her medicine cabinet to keep herself so fresh and youthful:

Q: Healthy skin goes beyond the skincare products we use. How does healthy eating and daily exercise positively affect your skin?
A: I believe it keeps your skin detoxified, increases circulation and metabolism, and it allows antioxidants to flow freely to every part of your body. High-impact exercise, such as running, causes skin laxity, which is why I mainly stick to yoga and love classes like Physique57.

Q: What is your morning skincare routine?
A:  I start by examining my skin using a magnified mirror to see what my skin needs. I cleanse with Clarisonic and apply an Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel. Then I use Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution and layer it with our Hydration Booster. I am big on layering my serums and moisturizers! After that, I use a lab sample of our new Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream, which will be released this Fall -it’s the best eye cream for my concerns!
Then, I apply our CC Cream (perfect finish and has just the right SPF protection), and finish off with my makeup. I like to accent my brows, lips, and cheeks in a very natural way. It’s important at my age. I also love lip products – balms, liners, lipsticks, and glosses. My go-tos include Tom Ford, Chantecaille, Bobbi Brown, and Chanel. Other makeup favorites include It Cosmetic’s Mascara, Dior Show Mascara, and Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess as a bronzer on my cheeks. Hourglass has great eye pencils.

Q: What are your favorite hair products?
A: I use our Root Resilience System – 3 simple treatments that literally cured my shedding issues. Sometimes, I even take our Scalp Serum and make a hair mask using items from the kitchen such as egg yolk, yogurt, and honey. This helps to thicken, strengthen and smooth my hair. I like Alterna styling products to finish.

Q: I know you are always testing new products. Can you give us a hint as to what may be released in the upcoming months?
A: I am very focused on our latest Medi-Spa Peel. It’s a weekly treatment (I actually use it 2x a week) in conjunction with our daily peel. Your skin craves exposure to new ingredients and this peel delivers a new mix of acids, as well as a brand new formula for step two, which is a milky peptide emulsion.  Did you know that peels hydrate and smooth your skin? Many people think peels can irritate and it’s BIG misconception!

Q: What are your three desert island products?
A: Alpha Beta Peel, Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel, and Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel. I have been peeling for the past fifteen years and cannot go a day without! I’m addicted.

product spotlight: NEW all-in-one cleanser with toner

I’ve always had trouble remembering to take my makeup off each night, and I know that I’m not alone! According to Dr. Gross, failure to remove your makeup is the number one beauty mistake women make. I thought I had it all figured out with EZ4Us — until they got discontinued. I’ve used up all my hoarded packettes already, so while I wait until the new version of EZ4Us make their way onto the scene in early 2014, I’ve been on the hunt for a substitute cleanser.  Find out what I’m loving after the jump!

exciting news!

This has been a very busy week at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ and I wanted to give you guys the inside scoop on two points of pride for us. First off, Dr. Gross opened his new practice, 900 5th Dermatology, in NYC this week! I was one of the lucky few to be able to visit and, let me just tell you, the place is beyond. Fab. New Yorkers and tri-state area friends (and anyone, honestly), come visit! Check out this gorgeous new product room at the practice:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare product room at 900 5th Dermatology
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare product room at 900 5th Dermatology

And speaking of fabulous, our super-glam friends over at Refinery29 love us so much that they’re featuring our bestselling Extra Strength Alpha Beta® Peel in their boutique this week. (Curious about the peel? Read more in this post!) Not only will you get an awesome discount, you’ll get a sample of our new favorite glow-getter, Alpha Beta® Daily Glow Moisture. Act fast, because this deal ends soon!

Refinery29 Beauty Director Annie Tomlin loves our Alpha Beta Peels!
Refinery29 Beauty Director Annie Tomlin loves our Alpha Beta Peels!

Do you have plans to visit our new practice? Have you snagged our deal with R29 yet? Let me know in the comments!