Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

9th January 2020 in Exfoliation, Skincare - 3 Comments - Talia James (The Skincare Saviour) - 3 min read
Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

Welcome, Skintellectuals!

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.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

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.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

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?

Water/Aqua/Eau solv, Alcohol Denat amic|solv|vc, Glycolic Acid exf, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract so|amic, Potassium Hydroxide buff, Lactic Acid exf|h, Citric Acid exf|buff, Salicylic Acid exf|aacne|so|pres, Bromelain, Mandelic Acid exf|amic, Malic Acid exf|buff, Phytic Acid sb|chel, Pyruvic Acid, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate sb|aacne, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract so, Tartaric Acid buff|exf, Gallic Acid aox, Ellagic Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid exf, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate cci, Hexylresorcinol sb, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract h, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract so|aox 0 0, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract h, Achillea Millefolium Extract so|surf, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract aox|so|amic, Linoleic Acid sii|emo, Linolenic Acid sii|emo, Soy Isoflavones aox, Copper Pca h, Zinc Pca aacne|h, Hydroxyethyl Urea h, Glycerin sii|h 0 0, Lecithin emo|emu, Disodium EDTA chel, Sodium Citrate chel|buff, Polysorbate 20 emu 0 0, Polysorbate 80 emu 0 0, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride emo, Menthyl Lactate, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract h|perf|so, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract so|aox|h, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract perf, Phenoxyethanol pres, Sodium Benzoate pres, Potassium Sorbate pres
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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.

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel Review

Closing Thoughts?

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)

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Talia James (The Skincare Saviour)

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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  • Shireen 11th January 2020 at 11:36 pm

    Brilliant review, Andrew! I don’t use peel instead I opt to use acid toners and serums a few times a week to maintain my skin. And for that price? Err, hell no. LOL!

  • Doctor Anne 13th January 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I tend to reach for other acids over glycolic these days, lactic is one of my favorites, and of course salicylic for my spots. With prescription retinoids my skin doesn´t get on with regular exfoliation anymore though, so I do it “on demand”, which is probably once a month. I want to look into gentler alternatives like Mandelic Acid soon though.
    Anne from Doctor Anne

  • Sus 7th October 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Great review! Do you know the approx percentage of AHA and BHA in this? They don’t say and I would like to know what I’m putting on my face.

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