Dr. Dennis Gross Pro Grade- Reviewed
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The Professional range (known as Clinical in the US) from Dr. Dennis Gross is all about elevating certain treatments to replicate a closer experience to seeing a trained professional. They target stubborn skin concerns and deliver the highest quality and concentration formulas to deliver optimum results.
Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel
This is where it all started. The Pro range launched into the UK back in early 2019 with the Pro Peel and everyone I know who tried it fell in love- immediately, and for good reason too. Think of this as a stronger Alpha Beta Peel. Not for the faint hearted, and not a beginners chemical exfoliator, but one for seasoned users who want something stronger.
As would be expected this is a two step peel, in which step one contains the usual AHA and BHA combinations but this time at a PH of 3.5 and with the addition of enzymatic exfoliator Bromelain which is derived from pineapples; and step 2 is the neutraliser, filled with soothing centella asiatica, green tea extract, and colloidal oatmeal.
How to use:
First, remember a little goes a long way and start with clean, dry skin. I don’t follow the brand instructions for using the sterilised cotton balls provided because I prefer the contraband cotton pad. 😉
Cover the top of the first step with a cotton pad and tip gently 2-3 times, then apply all over the face and neck. Wait two minutes, enjoy the tingle and then repeat the process to neutralise with step 2, covering every area the first step was applied. Do not leave it longer than 2 minutes, that is where I *do* listen to the considered brand advice.
Once this process is complete, do not wash off. Instead follow up with the rest of your skincare routine. Personally I go for hydration boosting products to amplify the results from the peel and keep the fresh skin smooth and soft.
I think it might be my favourite facial peel offering from the brand, even-though I only use it once a week because my skin is ALWAYS glowing the day after I use it. You’ve got to try it to understand. I noticed that my skin felt a little tighter than using the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel but it was nothing the Hyaluronic Marine Moisture Cushion couldn’t deal with.
INCI: Step 1: Water/Aqua/Eau, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Bromelain, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid, Phytic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Tartaric Acid, Gallic Acid, Ellagic Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Hexylresorcinol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Soy Isoflavones, Copper PCA, Zinc PCA, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerin, Lecithin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Polysorbate 20, Menthyl Lactate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate Step 2: Water/Aqua/Eau, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Colloidal Oatmeal, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone, Resveratrol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Copper PCA, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA, Octoxynol-9, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum
If you are struggling with dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, I’d come straight over here. Inspired by Intense Pulse Light treatments in clinic, this serum undertakes its own IPL- Intense Pigment Lifting topically with 10% Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid and Licorice Root Extract.
Not only does this serum gently exfoliate and correct hyper-pigmentation but it also claims to reduce the chance of them coming back. I recommend using it AM and PM to maximise the benefit and always follow with moisturiser and SPF for guaranteed skin health, the last thing you’d want is to undo all the hard work the serum has done!
INCI: The ingredients list differs from the UK to the US so I am waiting to confirm with the brand.
I hope this helped break down the products within the Pro/Clinical range at Dr. Dennis Gross. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the brand over on Instagram and if you’d like to discover Dr. Dennis Gross in more detail you can check out the takeover here.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare is cruelty free and available globally at the retailers below:
UK: Selfridges, Space NK, Cult Beauty, John Bell and Croyden , Harvey Nichols, LookFantastic, Harrods, Net a Porter and Asos.
USA/Asia: Dr. Dennis Gross , Nordstrom and Sephora stores and online