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QVC hour show!

Hello to our QVC fans!

Here at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, we have SPRINGTIME on the brain thanks to this gorgeous weather – you too? Tulips… sunshine…. sandals…. and our favorite, of course: brand new spring skincare — all with science behind it!

The heavy-duty formulas served us well this winter (ahem, Polar Vortex) but it’s finally time to swap them for lighter textures. Dr. Gross is dedicating a whole hour QVC show to helping you do just that on Thurs., April 17 at 11 AM EST. He’s going to unveil the best of the 2014 solutions, all clinically proven for brighter, tighter skin. Can’t wait? Us either. So here are a few preview tips from Dr. Gross himself in the meantime…

• Winter left us feeling dry and dehydrated. Did you know that Steamer Solutions deep cleans, hydrates, and promotes better exfoliation? Then seal deep moisture into the fresh skin underneath with Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion.

 • Dr. Gross advises all of us to use a gentle chemical peel every morning to resurface their skin. Alpha Beta Peels blend alpha and beta hydroxy acids to make skin look firmer, brighter, and smoother.

•If you weren’t using SPF this winter, you should definitely be using one now. Many of us complain that sunscreens are too greasy to use daily. “I created CC Cream SPF 18 to give luxurious but lightweight UVA/UVB coverage,” said Dr. Gross. It immediately moisturizes and brightens the skin, and even hides wrinkles and dark circles.

• Spring and summer temps can cause skin to produce more oil, which leads to blackheads and “stretched out“ pores that create an aged look. I formulated my Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask to visibly reduce the appearance of those enlarged pores for clearer, healthier-looking skin.

 •Finally, make sure you’re using a product made with retinol – a dermatologist go-to for anti-aging. The QVC exclusive Ferulic + Retinol Discovery kit contains three bestselling products (perfectly sized for travel) to keep your skin looking fresh and gorgeous no matter where the season takes you. See you on QVC April 17th!

the buzz: sephora times square

Even though the weather today has been nothing but gloomy, I was greeted with nothing but sunshine when I stopped by the Sephora at Times Square. The ever-effervescent Sal Zullo, NYC Product Specialist, spotted me and waved as he effortlessly juggled the attention of three clients. Times Square may always be busy, but there isn’t always a Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ event — and clients from around the world were getting in on the action.

Steamer Solutions at Sephora Times Square
Steamer Solutions at Sephora Times Square

“This may look like a lot, but I swear: you can do it in five minutes,” Sal explained as he arranged an assortment of the Alpha Beta® Peel, Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer, and the Clinical Concentrate Boosters in front of a client. “Do you feel a tingle?” he asked. “That means it’s working.” While he explained how acids exfoliate the skin, I checked out what the other beauty consultants were up to: Kasi showed me how to use the technology behind Pantone Color IQ (the perfect way to get matched to your shade of CC Cream SPF 18) and Xiomara explained to a Spanish-speaking client how Trifix™ Oil-Free Moisture clears pores to help prevent blackheads and blemishes.

The biggest draw? Complimentary steam facials! Account Coordinator Derenisse Infante set up Steamer Solutions at the front of the store, and the steam puffing away pulled in people from the street. Anyone who bought a steamer (or more than $100 of product) brought home a deluxe Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution or Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask.

Who’s stopped into a Sephora event recently? What did you snag?

beauty sleep is REAL — why your skin needs rest, too

According to a recently published article from Business Insider, almost 40% of Americans get fewer than 7 hours of sleep per night (recommended is 7-9 hours) and an estimated 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder! The article included the potential dangers of not getting enough sleep, but left out the damage it could have on your skin. Don’t worry — the Skinformant has you covered! Read on for the top 3 reasons you need beauty sleep.

image via dailymail.co.uk
image via dailymail.co.uk

 1) Dark circles

Failure to get enough sleep puts our bodies under stress, which causes our brains to leach as much oxygen as it can from the blood. Oxygen-poor blood is dark in color, which is especially visible in the transparent skin under our eyes.

2) Breakouts

Stress-related acne can also come from no sleep — stress releases the hormone cortisol into your system, which can lead to blemishes.

3) Deeper fine lines and wrinkles

Finally, this same stress causes us to involuntarily contract our muscles — including those in our face (jaw clenching and brow furrowing included!), resulting in more pronounced wrinkles. Our body also generates free radicals when tired. These pesky molecules are one of the contributors to signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity.

Not sleeping? It’s not hopeless! While we strongly recommend hitting snooze more often, try these three products to help the effects of exhaustion.

1) Lift and Lighten helps soothe and depuff the undereye area, and immediately improves the appearance of circles with pearl powder.

2) Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask can be worn overnight (without ruining your sheets!) so you can fight breakouts while you sleep.

3) The Alpha Beta® Peel promotes cellular turnover and exfoliates, transforming dull, tired-looking skin into a radiant, luminous complexion.

What’s your secret to looking like you got nine hours of beauty sleep?

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!

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: 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

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!