ingredient corner: vitamin D

Considering Active Vitamin D is in so many of our products, I thought I’d give this deserving ingredient a little more attention. Sure, the benefits of Vitamin D are pretty well known, but have you ever wondered why we include its active form in many our products? Read on for that info and more fun facts about Vitamin D! Continue reading

product spotlight: alpha beta® glow pads

This summer has been blisteringly hot and terribly humid, so I’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my central air conditioning. Though this is effective for avoiding unwanted perspiration, it does nothing for the radiance of my complexion. I’m kind of bummed that I’m wearing the same shade of foundation now that I would in the winter, so I’ve turned to my trusty Alpha Beta® Glow Pads to liven up my face! Find out more!

product spotlight: sheer mineral sun spray SPF 50+

It’s Independence Day weekend here in the United States and that means the average social calendar is a little busier than usual. I’m really looking forward to getting outside and enjoying the summer, but of course I’ll still be hyperprotective of my skin when it comes to sun exposure.

I may have mentioned that I don’t particularly enjoy putting on sunscreen. Not anymore: this has changed thanks to our newest, ONLINE EXCLUSIVE product, Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50+!

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50+
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50+

I’ve used other spray sunscreens and I’ve always missed spots or somehow otherwise messed up my application (one instance left me looking like a sunburn-striped zebra). However, I took this skinsaver to Florida with me not too long ago and found it super easy to apply, meaning I came back to New York the same degree of fairness that I departed with (minus Glow Pad, of course). What I especially liked is that it left no residue and no “sunscreen smell,” the bane of many of us skincare-savvy individuals. It’s also water-resistant for beach- and pool-bound adventures.

As if protection from the sun wasn’t enough, Sheer Mineral Sun Spray SPF 50+ is also packed with powerful anti-aging ingredients, including Ubiquinone, Resveratrol, and Vitamins C + E, which speed up cell turnover, protect skin from free radical damage, and slow collagen breakdown.

It’s only available online, so be sure to snap this summer essential up ASAP for all your outdoor outings! What are your weekend plans?

the buzz: behind the scenes with send the trend

Bright and early this Thursday morning, I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes with the bubbly women behind Send The Trend as they interviewed Dr. Gross for QVC’s Beauty iQ newsletter. If you’re a subscriber, you’ll know that they have only just started this series — so we’re quite honored to be a brand they chose for one of their very first interviews!

Lindsey of Send The Trend
Lindsey of Send The Trend

I got the scoop on Send The Trend from their merchandiser/media maven/writer Lindsey — to find out what they’re all about, and her top picks for summer, keep reading!

product spotlight: hydra-pure™ oil-free moisture

Happy First Day of Summer, readers! Isn’t it funny how a small change to your daily routine can be a major improvement? I’ve been feeling a little oily lately, which is odd for me — and then I realized that I hadn’t yet switched out my daily moisturizer to an oil-free formula!

Why is this important? Which one is my favorite? Read on!

product spotlight: QVC TSV EXCLUSIVE the wrinkle fighters

I am SO excited to finally spill the beans on this — today only, DGSkincare is sharing an exclusive kit, The Wrinkle Fighters, on QVC as Today’s Special Value! A $260 value, you can snag this set for more than 50% off at the unbelievable price of $124.95.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare The Wrinkle Fighters QVC TSV
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare The Wrinkle Fighters QVC TSV

Dr. Gross put this set together because it addresses all visible signs of aging on the entire face, neck, and décolleté, which is why he gives it to all of the patients that visit his practice. This unstoppable anti-aging trio contains Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum, and the Alpha Beta Peel – your choice of Original or Extra Strength.

When you prep your skin with Alpha Beta Peels, you’ll reveal fresh, radiant skin (with smaller pores!) ready for the application of Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution and Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum. The power of Ferulic + Retinol works to fight aging at the surface level and beyond, including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and dull skin – and the eye serum targets the entire eye area, including crepey, tired-looking eyelids.

These are our three bestsellers – and with good reason. Have you seen these stats?

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare QVC TSV The Wrinkle Fighters Statistics
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare QVC TSV The Wrinkle Fighters Statistics

Are you getting our TSV?! We’re so pumped to have this opportunity – and I hope you take advantage of it! Check out the times below to make sure you don’t miss out:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare QVC TSV The Wrinkle Fighters Showtimes
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare QVC TSV The Wrinkle Fighters Showtimes

exclusive father’s day gift set + BIG news!

Hey readers! Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16th — have you bought that special man in your life a gift yet? I personally have always had trouble picking a gift for my dad. He’s hard to shop for, and I’m always trying to find something that he’ll both like and actually use.

If you’re in the same boat, or just looking for something different than what you usually give your dad (ties? Tools? Grill-related equipment? Been there, done all of that), then consider skincare! I put together a special duo for dads, “Dad’s Essentials,” that consists of the father-friendly products Botanical Cleansing Bar and Age Erase Moisture for Face.

Dad's Essentials - DG Skincare Father's Day Set
Dad’s Essentials – DG Skincare Father’s Day Set

Botanical Cleansing Bar is great for everyone, but I’ve found that men like it because it’s a great multitasker: you can wash your face and body with it (my dad washes his hair with it, too!) as it’s hydrating and exfoliating. As for Age Erase Moisture for Face, it’s one of my favorite products from DGSkincare – I put it on before bed and it leaves my skin super soft.

If you haven’t visited DGSkincare’s Facebook page recently, you might not know that we’re counting down to something MAJOR this Monday, June 17th. We’ve all been gearing up big time for this, and I know you’re going to love it. Check back here or on on Monday to find out what it is!

How do you celebrate Father’s Day?

will the SPF/anti-aging connection surprise you?

If you’re passionate about skincare and sun protection, I hope you haven’t missed the scientific study that both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal wrote up this week.

Believe it or not, there hadn’t been “hard evidence” to support that sunscreen prevents photoaging before this study was published. The study, conducted over 4.5 years, consisted of 900 white Australians between 25 and 55 years of age. All were provided with an SPF 15+ to apply — half were asked to use it as they normally would, while the other half were assigned to daily use.

According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, those who applied sunscreen daily showed 24% less skin aging than those who used sunscreen inconsistently. Their skin was smoother with fewer wrinkles and more elastic (less sagging).

What do you think about this? I’m personally not at all surprised – Dr. Gross, along with most dermatologists, highly touts the benefits of using sunscreen regularly. (After all, he does have background as a skin cancer researcher!) I’ll admit, it can be hard to remember to apply sunscreen daily – at least for me – even though any sun exposure at all can cause skin damage.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 Cream
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45 Cream

I’m going to Florida this weekend, and while Tropical Storm Andrea may be crashing my vacation, I’ll be sure to load up on Powerful Sun Protection SPF 45. Psst! In a few weeks, we’ll be launching a new sunscreen — a physical sunscreen that’s a mineral mist — and it’s super easy to apply. I’m very excited about it, and I’ll keep you posted on more info!

What are your biggest concerns when it comes to sun exposure? Why? And what are your weekend plans?