If you have been following my blog for any length of time you will know that I am a big fan of acids! For me, they are my favourite way to exfoliate as I’m not a big fan of manual exfoliation. When using a chemical exfoliant depending on which one you are using you get your traditional exfoliation but you can always get benefits like stimulating collagen production, hydration of the skin, brightening, lessening of acne scaring et which trumps manual exfoliation every time.
I’ve recently just finished using this new peel by Dr Dennis Gross and i have some thoughts to share with you.
What is it?
Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel is a mix of AHA’s in a supposed “professional strength” unfortunately I don’t know what the percentage of this peel is but let me tell you it is rather strong.
Step one contains glycolic and lactic acids with bromelain which work together to exfoliate the skin, Step two is an anti-ageing neutraliser which like the name suggests works to neutralise the peel as well as impart the benefits of ingredients like centalla asiatica, green tea extract and colloidal oatmeal to balance the skin.
What does it do?
Step one of this product is used to exfoliate the skin and can be used up to 3 times per week, this will give you the benefits of removing the dead skin cells that can build up and sit on the skin causing the skin to look dull but with the added effect of glycolic acid, it will penetrate into the skin to stimulate the fibroblast cells which in turn will produce more collagen which is important to the structure of the skin to prevent sagging and wrinkles.
How do you use it?
You can use this peel up to 3 times a week in the PM after cleansing. Use step one first applying it to a cotton ball or cotton pad making sure not to apply too much as overuse can cause irritation. Leave the peel on the skin for up to 2 minutes and then continue on to Step 2 and apply the same way as before leaving this on the skin to neutralise the peel and impart the anti-ageing benefits.
What’s in it?
When will I see results?
You will generally see results straight after using it in terms of exfoliation, your skin will feel softer but for the benefits like brightening pigmentation, filling in of fine lines and wrinkles this can take anywhere from 8 weeks to a year to notice a big difference.
While I liked using this I thought it was rather expensive for what it was, yes it is a nice peel but for £102* for only 30ml of product I felt like the product itself could have contained more.
At first, I tried to use it 3 times a week but it did make my skin a little sensitive so I had to dial it down a little. I liked using this as my weekly peel as I felt using it more than that made my skin a little sensitive.
This isn’t something I would recommend to new users of acids because it is a little strong even for someone like me, if you can afford it and you like acids then give it a go but there definitely more affordable options out there like the PIXI Glow Peel Pads which are a 20% glycolic acid
You can find the Dr Deniss Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel at SpaceNK.com for £102″ (30ml)
Have you uses Dr Dennis Gross before?
What are your favourite acids?
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