Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

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Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel

Dr Dennis Gross is a fantastic skincare brand I use a lot but probably haven’t given nearly enough blog space to. But let that be rectified right now with a little focus on one of their latest and most exciting launches. But before I get stuck into the Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review I want to give a little background context to my experience with the brand so far.

In one of my many Sephora visits a few years ago, I came across the brand for the first time. I chose to purchase one of the signature peel pad products. Specifically the alpha beta glow peel pads that offer a peel alongside a gradual tan effect. The dream duo?! I think so. Then in 2016 on a trip to New York I had the chance to visit Dr Gross’s Upper East Side dermatology clinic to experience the in-clinic professional peel for myself. Let’s just say I regret not booking myself in for my most recent New York trip as that one – very speedy – peel completely sorted any tired/jet lag type skin issues and dryness. It was like a full facial in terms of turnaround but in the time it takes to grab a starbucks. I understand why New York women LOVE a peel now.

The peel, as I mentioned is a Dr Dennis Gross signature. His most well known product being the peel pads. A two step peel with step one for the actual peel effect and step two to neutralise and soothe the skin post-peel. The latest launch takes the famous peel pads up a step to get as close to the Professional Grade level without needing to book a trans-Atlantic flight and visit his clinic. The new Professional Grade Resurfacing Peel is another two-step liquid peel that follows a similar style to both the pads and the in-clinic version. With step one being the peel – at a stronger efficacy to the pads, but still gentle and not irritating on skin. In face, they are even confident to recommend for people who suffer from conditions such as rosacea. A big claim when the market for peels is probably more likely to be known for that ‘tingle’ and the ‘has to feel like it’s doing something’.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel

When it comes to skin, my skin is sort of sensitive but not at the same time. It does tend to go red easily, but not to the point where it’s irritated and stays red/inflamed at all. But say I have a facial or my brows waxed, my skin goes and stays red for a while after. But not hot/sore at all. When I’ve used the Dr Gross Peel Pads in the past I would say there’s a small amount of tingle, very very small. I don’t find I go red and the neutraliser does exactly as the name suggests and any tingle vanishes.

For the new Professional Grade Resurfacing Peel I would perhaps say there’s a touch more tingle. Not immediately but towards the end of the two minutes you allow the peel to work. Very subtle and more on areas such as around my nose. Which could also be down to that area being a little irritated to begin with as when I started trying these I was on tail end of a cold. The best feeling however is that of the neutralising step two. There’s something about it that just feels so soothing and hydrating that I almost wish they just did giant bottles of this to use as a toner/essence type product. This stuff feels lovely on the skin and highly recommend using solo if you happen to have any left after you use all the peel step one.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel

I kicked off my test of using these twice and week and have stuck with it for at least a month. I would say my skin feels fresher and smoother and it’s make it seem like other products just work a bit better after I’ve used the peel.

This is a great at home product. A dialled up version of the classic peel pads. I love the convenience of the peel pads – especially for travel – so I don’t think I’ll be passing those by for the pro peel but at the same time the smooth and fresh results are really amazing. The combination of the pads and the pro peel!? The dream…

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel is available now from SpaceNK (£102)

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  1. May 23, 2019 / 2:34 pm

    If only the price tag was not sop high I would absolutely love this product. Great pictures by the way.

    • Jen
      May 29, 2019 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you! It’s true, it’s not a cheap product by a long way.

    • Jen
      May 29, 2019 / 2:35 pm

      It’s great, have to let me know what you think of step 2! Feels so nice on the skin, really soothing.

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