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!
We’re pretty transparent about what ingredients we use here at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™, but just because I know what’s in our products doesn’t mean I know what they all do! I figured that I’m not alone on this — I tend to focus on immediate results of a product than think about the science behind how it works. Because of this, I decided to start this feature on the blog – Ingredient Corner! If you have a particular ingredient you’d like to know more about, comment and I’ll see what I can do. So without further ado…Licorice!
Premature skin aging is something that’s started to keep me up at night. Maybe it’s working here, but I subject my skin to way more scrutiny than I used to. My biggest concern? My eye area. I make tons of ridiculous facial expressions, squint because my vision isn’t that great, and tug at the corners of my eyes when applying eyeliner (not to mention stay up too late too often).
I can be super forgetful about applying skincare products – which is why the ease and convenience of Alpha Beta® is so great for me — but I never forget to smooth Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum around my whole eye, including eyelids, before I go to bed. It targets surface-level imperfections (such as crepiness and uneven texture), and deeper issues, like fine lines and wrinkles, all wrapped up in one product. Best part? It’s ophthalmologist-approved, so it’s safe for me, a contact lens-wearer, to use. It’s not irritating at all, which was one of my biggest concerns before starting a retinol product, and it even helps my eyeshadow last longer.
Not convinced yet? Check out these study results. In an independent consumer study:
93% of participants agreed that the fine lines around their eye area were diminished after three weeks of use.
92.9% of participants noticed an improvement in texture around their eye area in just two weeks.
84.6% of participants said that the product appeared to brighten their entire eye area, creating a more youthful-looking appearance after three weeks of use.