smoothing body towel GIVEAWAY!

Have you ever been such a fan of something that you want to keep it to yourself? For me, the Alpha Beta® Smoothing Body Towel is that secret skin savior — but the word got out around the office! The social team and I decided to host a Facebook giveaway this month to spread the word about my favorite body product. Have you entered yet?

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Smoothing Body Towel Giveaway
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Smoothing Body Towel Giveaway

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!

product spotlight: alpha beta® peels, original strength and extra strength

If you’re reading this blog, I hope you’re familiar with our Alpha Beta® Peel already — but if you aren’t, you’re in for a treat. The introduction for many to the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ brand, it was the first product I ever tried (and, needless to say, fell in love with) here!

The Alpha Beta® Peels are AWESOME, and especially great for lazy girls like me. You can use the peel anywhere at any time. A mirror is totally unnecessary, you don’t have to slather any bizarre-looking creams on your face, and there’s nothing to rinse off. Whether you’re in bed, stuck in traffic, or on a conference call, you can get younger-looking skin in five minutes or less.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Alpha Beta® Peels, Original Formula
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ Alpha Beta® Peels, Original Formula

Too good to be true? Nope — keep reading!

the buzz: super saturday after party

Last weekend, Dr. Gross participated in Super Saturday 16 — and he had a blast! After selling out of the Alpha Beta® Smoothing Body Towels in less than two minutes, he headed back to his home in the Hamptons, where brand CEO and president – and his wife! – Carrie Gross was throwing a party packed with our QVC friends. Take a peek at the pics!  Continue reading

the buzz: super saturday 16

It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, July 27th, is Super Saturday, an event held by the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. It’s a giant garage sale of high-end designers, cosmetics brands, and more — the proceeds of which go to the aforementioned charity — and is co-hosted by Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan, and InStyle.

Super Saturday 16
Super Saturday 16

It’s sponsored and broadcasted live by QVC, and we’re excited to announce that Dr. Gross will be on selling the Alpha Beta® Smoothing Body Towel. A personal favorite of mine, this body treatment exfoliates skin while treating it with powerful anti-aging ingredients — it even works to reduce shaving frequency! It’s a summer skincare essential, and with proceeds going to charity, how can you say no? Tune in 2pm EST Saturday!

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!