Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel #drdennisgross #clinicalgradepeel #peel #resurfacingpeel
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I love peels and I consider myself to be something of a peel queen. As an Esthetician, I have given myself various strengths of peels with little to no disastrous results. The biggest problem I have ever had is a little bit of flaking. When I saw the Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel, I knew I had to try it out. This is supposed to be the Cadillac of over-the-counter peels. So, I bought it and tried it out. Now I use Retin-A, so I thought my skin would be super-sensitive to a peel. I was pleasantly surprised.
This advanced liquid peel is straight from the doctor, a pro-level mix of acids for the ultimate in pore refinement, wrinkle reduction and increased radiance. Powered by an acid pH of 3.5, Step 1 dissolves the glue that holds the dead skin cells to the surface, accelerating skin renewal for a porcelain-smooth finish. Step 2 is a an antioxidant-rich corrective treatment that helps to restore healthy looking skin while neutralizing the peel.
After just one use you will experience ultra-smooth, soft skin. This twice-weekly liquid peel dissolves interfering layers that inhibit fresh, radiant skin from rising to the surface. The first step delivers a potent concentration of lactic, glycolic and other Alpha Beta acids combined with the enzymatic action of bromelain to effectively resurface the skin and jump start the renewal process. In the second step, it contains centella asiatica, green tea extract, and colloidal oatmeal to help restore a radiance complexion, help correct signs of aging and keep skin balanced. With continued use, skin's tone and texture is more even and refined for a dramatic complexion overhaul.
In a clinical study, after just two weeks:
- 100% of subjects showed improvement in skin radiance
- 95% of subjects showed improvement in skin texture
- 83% of subjects showed improvement in the appearance of pores
How To Use: in the AM or PM, up to three times a week. Prepare Step 1 by placing cotton ball firmly over bottle opening and making two 3-second turns to dispense the proper amount. Massage cotton ball onto clean, dry skin until it's dry, avoiding contact with eyes and lips. Wait two minutes. Repeat the process with Step 2. Do not rinse. For best results, use the Dark Spot Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50 daily (or at least another broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF30 daily). This is VERY important as AHAs make the skin very sensitive to the sun, plus the sun undoes everything that you do with the peel.
This peel is not as strong on my skin as I would have thought. It gave me a tiny little bit of flaking, but nothing else. But that is my skin. I am used to using acids and strong products on it. If it was just about anyone else, I would say, only use it as directed and DO NOT deviate from the instructions. This peel is best for combination and oily skin types. I would also recommend it for dry skins, but do not use it as often, only once a week. The same could be said for mature skins. If you have acneic skin I would not use it as it might interfere with your treatment protocol. I think this is definitely close to a professional peel for most non-professionals. It is the pH level and types of acids used that make is so strong. A 3.5 pH level is very acidic, especially considering when the pH level of the skin is about 5.5 and the acids used are lactic and glycolic. These acids are very good at helping to break down the "cellular glue" that holds the dead skin cells together and gets rid of dead skin cells as well as helping to lighten hyperpigmentation, to help uneven skin tone and help with fine lines and wrinkles.
Until Next Time~
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