So-called doctor brands are now big business but in 2002 when Dr Dennis Gross first launched his eponymous skincare line it was a relatively unheard of concept and it is testament to the efficacy of his products that 18-years on, his skincare is still one of the most covetable on the market.
Here’s the thing, as beauty editors we are a little spoilt because it is our job to test the latest and greatest in skincare innovation so we can get to grips with what works and who it works for so we can make great recommendations to you. So, as spoilt for choice as we are, you can guarantee that the products that make it into our homes to take up a permanent spot in our bathroom cabinets are outstanding. Well, Dr Dennis Gross skincare is one such brand.
This is why beauty editors around the globe not only recommend this brand to our readers and audiences but actually use the products on our own skin. Dr Dennis Gross products are inspired by in-clinic treatments but they are easy to use and, most importantly, deliver real and truly noticeable results. Us beauty editors are not alone in our obsession with Dr Gross skincare, celebrities like Chrissy Teigan, Zoe Kravitz and Rosie Huntington-Whitely are fans too and if you’re not yet, we’re willing to bet our favorite moisturizer that you will be soon.
The man behind the brand Dr. Dennis Gross is something of a New York institution. As a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Gross has treated patients from his 5th Avenue dermatology clinic for years. Plus, his credentials as a skin cancer researcher means that skin health and function is at the heart of every one of his in-clinic treatments and at-home products.
Reinventing The Peel
There was a time when women and their dermatologists believed that only a harsh peel will do when it comes to anti-aging. Of course, with an aggressive peel comes significant downtime and, conversely, skin damage. Dr. Gross completely flipped this belief on its head when in 2002 he launched his first product at the urging of his wife (Carrie Gross, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare CEO), a daily at-home peel that relied on a combination of acids to gently resurface skin, improve texture and minimize the appearance of unwanted pigmentation. This was radical thinking at the time. A peel that you can use every day? Madness, surely.
But, in this highly innovative and groundbreaking product, Dr Gross was able to empower women to start taking care of their skin from home. The product itself, Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, is even more popular today than it was when it first launched and it has gone on to inspire countless other safe daily at-home peels. This daily peel is a permanent fixture in our own DIY skincare routines because not only does it resurface without the irritation, but it also makes our makeup apply like a dream. Try it for yourself; first cleanse, pat your skin dry and then apply the first step of the peel to your skin (not forgetting your neck and décolleté). Allow the peel two-minutes to work before neutralizing with step two. Once you try these you will never look back.
The Innovation Continues
One of the reasons why Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare remains a firm favorite of ours is that the innovations keep on coming. Every product launch is an extension of what Dr. Gross and his team do in their clinic with Dr. Gross himself trialing every product on his own skin before it goes on sale.
Understanding that not everyone has ready access to his clinic, Dr Gross believes in bringing the innovation to the customer and his anti-pigmentation products and even wearable rejuvenating LED devices, are designed to empower you, the consumer.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Grade series is for the more advanced skincare user who wants a flavor of his treatments at home but in the safest method possible. From an IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum, which works to reduce existing unwanted excess pigmentation, brighten skin and help prevent further dark patches appearing in the future, to Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel, which contains a blend of lactic, glycolic and other alpha hydroxy acids to boost cell renewal, never before have we had so much control over the care, condition and appearance of our own skin.