alpha beta peel

anonymous asked:

any skin care tips/products?

  • drink at least 1.5 - 2 litres of water a day
  • use rosewater as a toner. it has so many benefits.  
  • wash your pillowcases regularly to prevent break outs.
  • do NOT use coconut oil as a moisturiser; it’s comedogenic, which means it clogs pores.
  • always apply sunscreen to your face (even if you’re brown) as it lessens the chance of sunspots and deepening already existing pigmentation. 
  • lush ultrabalm is a really good multi-use product! you can use it to heal tattoos, as a lipbalm or to ease dry elbows. i like to apply it to my eyebrows for a naturally done-ish eyebrow look when i’m not wearing makeup. 
  • always double cleanse at night; one time to remove any excess makeup and residue and another time to deep cleanse.
  • exfoliate. i recommend a chemical exfoliation! you can do these at home with dr. dennis gross alpha beta peel ($$) or even the pixi glow tonic to-go exfoliating toner pads.
  • the makeup eraser is a great makeup remover, also eco-friendly. just use water! (although you still need to cleanse afterwards and not ideal for travelling). 
  • DON’T put your face directly towards the shower head when showering, esp if you have sensitive skin. It can irritate capillaries.
  • if you’re looking for a good skincare tool, use a konjac sponge! keep in mind they need to be replaced regularly.
  • wash your makeup brushes regularly! i recommend at least spraying them with brush cleaner after every use. especially with your foundation brushes, as foundation gets caked in and is much harder to get out when you’re washing it!
  • use oils. even if you’re oily. but figure out you skin type first!
  • once you have, check out this article by byrdie for a guide to skincare for every skin type.
  • don’t put these things on your face.
  • invest in your skincare, or if you can’t, at least go for a more natural alternative. some semi-affordable skincare brands i love are pixi, the ordinary and sukin. 
  • use a face mask once a week! i recommend a dry clay mask (one you have to mix with water to activate) because it contains less to no preservatives and is often much more better your skin.
  • charcoal is a great ingredient found in skincare that can help draw out bacteria, dirt etc from your skin. 

anonymous asked:

I'm mainly dealing with acne scars! (Hawaii anon)

Look for sunscreens, AHAs, retinoids, vitamin c, arbutin and niacinamide.

I’ll list some products by store that have those ingredients.


  • Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum
  • Drunk Elephant Sukari Baby Facial
  • Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Sunscreen (only for drier skin types)
  • First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
  • REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel
  • Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Ulta/Drugstores/Department Stores

  • Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask
  • Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%
  • CeraVe Skin Renewing Cream Serum
  • CeraVe PM Lotion
  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Tinted Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid
  • Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 45 Twin Pack
  • Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30/50

This is by no means an exhaustive list. It would be impossible for me to make that sort of list for you. Just keep an eye out for those ingredients. If you see a product that stands out to you, feel free to send me an ask.

anonymous asked:

hi! im not sure if you've gotten asks about this and if you have im sorry! i suffer from some discoloration/acne and dry skin on my chin/around my mouth and it's not too bad, it's a little slight, but i was just wondering if either of you had recommendations for products i could try? thank you !!!! 💗

Hey it’s M!
Sorry I’m getting to this ask so late!
I suffer from the same skin concerns as well, so I’ll be happy to share some of my favorite products that help combat acne, dry/ dehydrated skin, sensitivity, and discoloration. I find that I use more Western/Korean skincare products.
Here is a breakdown of products I use and also some alternatives that I heard works well for our skin + things I would also like to try haha. (*Warning* I tend to be pretty thorough, so this may be a long read)

Cleansers- I like to use gentle cleansers (1-2x a day). Something that doesn’t dry or irritate my skin,but also removes dirt, oil, and leftover makeup.
1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser ($18/ 6fl oz)
2. Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Gel Cleanser ($38/8.4 fl oz at Sephora) - I do not suggest putting this anywhere near your eyes! Does a great job cleaning my skin, but burns my eyes
3. Alternative: CosRX Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser ($11/5.1 fl oz at

Toners/Essences- Just like my cleansers, I like to use toners that are hydrating, calming, and great for my pores (2x a day). These products help keep my skin clear, balanced, and absorb other skincare products.
1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb, and Rosewater ( $7/4 fl oz - $12/8 fl oz at Ulta and Urban Outfitters)
2. Thayers Alcohol-Free Original Witch Hazel , Aloe Vera Formula ( $11/12 oz at drugstores and health food stores)
3. CosRX AHA/BHA clarifying Toner ($17/5.2 oz at Ulta) - Awesome for gentle and daily exfoliating. Will get rid of dry skin issues without breaking you out!
4. May Coop Raw Sauce ($14/1.32 oz - $43/5.07 oz at Sephora and

Moisturizers (2x a day)
1. Belif True Cream Moisturizing Bomb ($22/0.84 oz - $38/1.68 oz at Sephora)
2. Alternative: Raw Shea Butter
3. Alternative: Pure Jojoba or Argan Oil

Treatments/Masks- I typically use treatments/masks to treat texture and discoloration (1-3x a week, depending on the mask or treatment I use)
1. Dr Dennis Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel ( $16/5 treatments at Sephora) - Game changer! G introduced this to me and I’m obsessed! Exfoliates and evens out my skin. Treats acne marks , texture, and hyperpigmentation.
2. Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Mask
3. Tony Moly Sheet Masks in Rice and Tomato ($3 per mask at Urban Outfitters and Ulta) - Great sheets masks that are inexpensive and effective! There are so many different types, try some out!

Sunscreen- Very key for preventing further discoloration and hyperpigmentation concerns + protecting your skin from the sun when using treatments(Use everyday!). I’m still looking for different sunscreens to test out as well…
1. Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face ($33/1 oz at Sephora)
2. Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid-Lotion Sunblock ($10.99/3 oz at drugstores) - G uses this, and I want to try this as well!

anonymous asked:

What's a fresh vitamin C product?


The CosRx Triple C Lightening Liquid is a great one at only $28! These are made in fresh batches with 20% Vitamin C and are sold out until a new fresh batch is made. 

Since the CosRx one is a little tricky to get your hands on right now, something like the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask is a good option. It’s in plastic container, not glass, so no light will get through and damage the the Vitamin C and the dispenser makes it so you never open it/expose it to oxygen. 

Something like the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel is great, too. These don’t have Vitamin C but the ingredients give a really similar brightening effect. This is one of my game changer skin care products and seriously saved my skin when I had really bad acne scars and uneven skin tone in my early college years. They come in individually sealed packs so each time you use one it’s a fresh one that’s never been exposed to oxygen or the elements.

If you have the cash, the SkinCeuticals makes the best Vitamin C Serum around, arguably. SkinCeuticals is skincare formulated from decades of science, research and is praised by many professionals. Their Vitamin C serum is formulated with Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid and these all work perfectly together and make the other ingredient work even better. 

s0nnier  asked:

Hi Daria! what are your staple skincare products?

For moisturizers I switch between Korres Wild Rose/Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation/Origins Night a Mins/Sunday Riley Luna Oil/glossier priming moisturizer

Masks: glamglow/ Boscia black mask/ sephora in house face masks(my favs are the pink and the pearl and the green one) dr.jart (majority of his)/tony moly masks/ SK-II masks/Dr.Brandt Oxygen Facial/erborian bamboo mask

For random things I recommend the PTR acne dots for little pimples that might pop up. I recently got the Dr Brandt microderm exfoliant and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Kate Somervilles exfolikate is great too! I also really like the Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peels.

For cleansing I use the Tatcha cleansing oil or the Tata Harper purifying cleanser. (I love Tata Harper so much!!)

I love the Biologique Recherche p50 although I recently ran out of it which is sad and it’s tough to get 🙄

I love the May Coop raw sauce and I use that religiously! Also the Missha Time Revolution Essense. I also really like to use Benton Snail Bee Essense and I’ve found myself reaching for that lately.

I’m probably forgetting a lot but this is enough for now 😉🙆🏻

anonymous asked:

Which exfoliate would you recommend for Oily /combo skin? Xx

hm, i would probs recommend a chemical exfoliator. like the alpha beta peels ($$$). i use may lindstrom’s the problem solver face mask, a dry clay mask - when you wash it off they turn into scrub-like particles. it’s amazing but it’s more on the expensive side. otherwise, i’m going to try the pixi glow tonic toner when i’m finished some of my skincare items. if you’re more on the sensitive side, a konjac sponge does great, esp for combo skin. depends how deeply you wanna exfoliate. if you’re also acne prone, i would defs recommend a chemical exfoliant bc it gets deep into your pores and clears up congestion. if you’re not one of those, an on-the-surface exfoliant will do the job (an exfoliating clay mask, konjac sponge, etc)

So basically I figured I’d make a post about my beauty routine. I have a Sephora addiction but these products are all really important to me. I don’t know what I would do without this stuff. I really look at reviews before I buy and I make sure the quality is consistent. All of my descriptions will be from top to bottom, left to right.  This is part one… I will do part two (skin and nails), part three (makeup) and part four (masks) sometime soon :)

Daily Routine:

  1. Clinique Rinse off Eye Makeup Solvent: —> This is really good for any eye makeup. It’s a nice texture and doesn’t damage my face when I use it. It doesn’t smell which is nice- and it really does what it’s supposed to do.
  2. Avene TriAcneal: —> A nice simple spot treatment that works! I usually put it on last before bed.
  3. Murad Essential C Toner:
  4. Dr. Brandt Blemishes No More Intensolution:
  5. Lush Teatree Water: —> These are my toners! After I cleanse I choose the most suited for how my skin is currently doing. Murad is best for brightening, while Lush is for oily and if I’m breaking out I’d reach for the Dr. Brandt.
  6. Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightning cleansing cloths: —> I usually use these before bed, and sometimes if I’m not showering that morning. They smell like creamsicles and are kind to my skin. They are also good for brightening!  **Note: In the shower I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 and my Ole Henriksen anti-acne cleanser which aren’t pictured.
  7. Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment: —> I use the night treatment after my toner and cleansing wipes. It has a 12 source AHA acid complex and it evens skin tone over night, smoothing and clearing the skin while I sleep.
  8. Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Hydrating antioxidant serum: —> I use this in the morning and sometimes at night after I cleanse and tone my skin… it makes my skin more vibrant when I wake up and apparently nourishes it and helps it to gain back hydration I lose when doing acne treatments.
  9. Ole Henriksen under eye gel: —> This is the best in the morning when I have tired eyes! It will change your life… it tightens like… right away!
  10. Philosophy Renewed Hope in a Jar: —> This is my day cream- it’s perfect and great on sensitive skin. it makes a wonderful cream for anything… it makes a fresh, nice base for makeup even without primer. I never got to try regular Hope in a Jar day so I don’t know if it’s better or worse than the original but I love it.
  11. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night: —> This is the original hope in a jar night. It smells odd but it has a lovely rich texture - almost a balm and it really makes my skin feel great. It helps to heal my skin and doesn’t make me break out. They’re switching to only carrying Renewed Hope in a Jar Night, so after this is gone I will have to switch to that and see if it works as well. It lasts forever so I haven’t had to make the change yet!
  12. Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel: —> This is my favourite. It takes all the rough skin off when I need to have soft, smooth skin, and it does it immediately. I use it probably two times per week.

So this is my daily skin routine… Let me know what you think! Let me know if you guys have some killer products!



anonymous asked:

daria could you please post what your skincare essentials are again? headed to sephora tonight and need to get some items to sort my skin out in time for graduation

For moisturizers I switch between Korres Wild Rose/Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation/Origins Night a Mins/Sunday Riley Luna Oil/glossier priming moisturizer

Masks: glamglow/ Boscia black mask/ sephora in house face masks(my favs are the pink and the pearl and the green one) dr.jart (majority of his)/tony moly masks/ SK-II masks/Dr.Brandt Oxygen Facial/erborian bamboo mask

For random things I recommend the PTR acne dots for little pimples that might pop up. I recently got the Dr Brandt microderm exfoliant and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Kate Somervilles exfolikate is great too! I also really like the Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peels.

For cleansing I use the Tatcha cleansing oil or the Tata Harper purifying cleanser. (I love Tata Harper so much!!)

I love the Biologique Recherche p50 although I recently ran out of it which is sad and it’s tough to get 🙄

I love the May Coop raw sauce and I use that religiously! Also the Missha Time Revolution Essense. I also really like to use Benton Snail Bee Essense and I’ve found myself reaching for that lately.

anonymous asked:

Wait i just scrolled way down and saw someone ask a similar q about bumps and another mentioned milia. I googled milia and closed comedones and that is exactly what I have but again I can only see them in the camera but it still irritates me. Scratch my first ask, do you (or anyone) have any good tips for this issue? What could work and any suggestions for what type of treatment I could get to smooth everything out? I have normal to dry and sensitive skin, can NOT use drying stuff. THANK YOU!!!

i spoke to someone who has keratosis pilaris or maybe it was too much keratin or something. actually it’s amber (@bbgorlambs on ig) she said she has been using the dr dennis gross alpha beta peels and if you know her, her skin is FLAWLESS. so i’m assuming it’s helped. i have heard milia is completely harmless but if anyone knows of any ways to minimise it…!


Answer a few quick questions and get your antiaging on.

When it comes to skincare treatments, peels don’t mess around. They practically do it all: relax the look of wrinkles, balance skintone, add radiance, and reduce the appearance of pores—plus more. And while they all have the same complexion-enhancing goals in mind, they come in a myriad of formulations, textures, and timelines. Find out which peel works best for your lifestyle, skin type, and skincare goals with our easy, handy quiz below. No matter your quiz outcome, prepare for some serious results. JESSICA VELEZ

How much time do you have for beauty?

A. I always make time!
B. A couple hours a day, max
C. I’m too busy during the day, so I let beauty sleep do most of the work
D. I devote a day of the week just for beauty
E. I sneak in a routine a couple times a week

How would you describe your skin type?

A. Combination
B. Sensitive
C. Normal
D. Oily
E. Dry

It’s the day after you’ve used the peel. What results do you see in the mirror?

A. Diminished age spots
B. Reduced redness
C. Increased firmness
D. Glowing radiance
E. A nourished complexion

What type of scent do you love most?

A. Minty
B. Spicy
C. Fresh
D. Earthy
E. Fruity

What’s your preferred format?

A. Pad
B. Cloth
C. Gel
D. Cream
E. Liquid

If you answered mostly As…

Cane + Austin Miracle Pad +

If you can stick to a twice-a-day skincare routine then you’re lucky enough to experience the benefits of Cane + Austin’s peel. It’s a more intensive version of the original pad by the brand, which is famous for its sugar cane–derived glycolic acid. Swipe the minty pads on your face every morning and evening, and watch age spots retire from your complexion, among other antiaging perks.

If you answered mostly Bs…

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel

Peels are by nature intense treatments. They fight against years of aging on our skin with scientifically advanced acids. While it might seem like those with sensitive skin types have to give them a hard pass, Dr. Gross is inviting you to the Peel Party. This ultra gentle two-step cloth version is formulated to reduce redness, among other normal peel benefits, and has a surprisingly sweet ginger-like scent.

If you answered mostly Cs…

Philosophy The Microdelivery Overnight Anti-Aging Peel

Between deadlines, meetings, and multiple cappuccino runs, it might seem like you have no time for beauty. But you can moonlight as your own facialist with Philosophy’s Overnight Anti-Aging Peel. Suitable for all skin types, the easy two-step system is half alpha/beta hydroxy acids and half a gel cream with a refreshing cucumber-melon aroma. By morning, you’ll notice skin is firmer, and pores and wrinkles can be forgotten like they were last night’s bad dreams.

If you answered mostly Ds…

Caudalie Glycolic Peel

Planning a day of the week just for beauty is a relaxing way to feel and look good for the next seven days, and this mask-like peel is perfect for the ritual. Caudalie’s creamy solution only takes 10 minutes to add radiance to your complexion, while pores are tightened and oil practically evaporates. The rich earthy scent is the final touch to this soothing peel.

If you answered mostly Es…

Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel

For those who find a daily peel a little taxing, Algenist’s Bi-Phase Peel is made for when you find the time only a couple days a week. The fruity liquid formula nurtures dry skin with microalgae oil. It also fades hyperpigmentation, improves skin’s elasticity, and balances skintone. After continued use, you might even look younger than your last expired driver’s license.


paradisev  asked:

Hello ! Your blog gives me so much life ! What are some of your favorite skin serums ?

Thanks babe!!

Personally I like serums that are resurfacing so your skin is more smooth, radiant and even in texture and skin tone. Some of my favs are

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair $62. This one is great for all skin types and is a cult favorite. It helps my skin clear up if i’m breaking out, it makes my skin more smooth, it gently hydrates, it’s just a great all in one serum! 

The Body Shop Drop Of Youth $36 (currently on sale for $21!). Another great basic serum to make your skin more smooth, more radiant, more nourished. A little more affordable than some other serums. The Vitamin E Serum $21 (on sale for $12) is also great! I love The Body Shop for more affordable yet high quality skin care.

Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster $68. 

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution $85. This is more of a treatment/serum and I wouldn’t recommend this for continuous use for the rest of your life. This is an intense, fast working serum that will give you new skin after you finish the bottle. This is great if you’re having serious problems with your skin like I was having at the time. It basically got rid of the first few layers of skin so all my acne scars, acne, large pores were diminished and I was left with smooth, radiant skin. They also make little packets of their Alpha Beta Peel that are around $15 with 5 uses that give a similar effect that I like to use when my skin is particularly bad.

anonymous asked:

I just wanted to say thank you for recommend the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel 😊 I bought it and my skin feels brand new even though it doesn't look like it for now but it's so good I just ordered two more 5pcs packages! Thank you 🌸🌈🐣

ahh, they’re so good! but so expensive. i think the ordinary has something similar to the baby facial from drunk elephant but it’s like $8 or something! kinda similar, so that might be worth checking out.

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite Sephora skin care products? Like moisturizers, masks, toners... Stuff like that. I truss u

Moisturizer: Korres Wild Rose/Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation/Origins Night a Mins/Sunday Riley Luna Oil

Masks: glamglow/ Boscia black mask/ sephora in house face masks(my favs are the pink and the pearl and the green one) dr.jart (majority of his)/tony moly masks/ SK-II masks/Dr.Brandt Oxygen Facial/erborian bamboo mask

For random things I recommend the PTR acne dots for little pimples that might pop up. I just recently got the Dr Brandt microderm exfoliant and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Kate Somervilles exfolikate is great too! I also really like the Dr Dennis Gross alpha beta peels.

I really like Dr. Jart microwater but apparently it’s just repackaged bioderma? I think that’s all I have to recommend….🤗


The fashion icon shares her top ten picks from Sephora.

Olivia Palermo is the definition of a girl crush, from head to toe. Yes, she can accessorize an outfit with serious finesse, but she’s also known for her chic beauty look. “I am definitely a regular shopper at Sephora, like most people are,” Palermo said at the reopening of our 750 Lexington Avenue store in New York. “They carry my dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross, so it’s always nice to kind of pop in there and restock.” Read on to get the scoop on her top ten favorite products from Sephora. KELLEY HOFFMAN

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Cleanser With Toner
“I’ve used it since I was fourteen. Every time I try to switch to something else my skin doesn’t like it very much.”

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
“He has great face peels that you can do at home, super easy.”

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
“It’s probably their most popular product for sure, but I use it and have various different colors. It’s definitely something to have in your makeup bag.”

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in 134 Lola
“I just recently used of one Marc Jacobs’s nail polishes, one of his reds, and I was very impressed. It lasted for a while. I always do a bright red.”

Phyto Phytokératine Repairing Shampoo
“A lot of the time, being in the studio and being on location, with so much product that goes in your hair, it’s good to strip your hair clean and use a good clarifying shampoo.”

Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve
“Rosebud is a great product; it conditions your lips. Keeping it natural.”

NARS Blush
“NARS is great for blushes. I don’t have a specific shade, but I do love a blush with a little iridescent feel to it so it just gives a little texture.”

Guerlain The Original Creamy Khôl Me Kajal Eyeliner
“If you’re doing an editorial and you need to go for a more defined look, then liquid can be a better option, but for me and my personal choice on the everyday, I like a pencil.”

Dior Diorshow Mascara
“It just gives a really fuller look on the lash.”

SEPHORA COLLECTION Prestige Luxe Brush Set
“Once or twice a year I pop in to get new makeup brushes and refresh things.”


Obsession: Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Peel

When I was in high school I once had a professional peel that took off half my face and left me patchy, tomato red, and very very sad. It was a decade before I tried another peel. I was happy to find that during my peel hiatus the technology had gotten light years better. Though they sound incredibly intense, peels are actually just chemical exfoliation treatments that dissolve the layer of dead skin to uncover the fresh, healthy stuff underneath. My latest obsession is Dr. Dennis Gross’s Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel.

This two-step at-home treatment is the mother of all peels. You’ll see results, and fast. The combination of powerful glycolic acids and soothing ingredients evens out the texture of your face, lightens any hyper-pigmentation, and generally makes you look brighter and healthier. Best of all, there are no ouchy side effects. Once I tried these I quickly became addicted - I even got into the habit of taking a little work break every afternoon to do my peel at my desk (anything for procrastination, huh). My skin felt a little tingly for a couple minutes but I barely turned red and I never had any peeling or irritation. I even got Lorelei, one of our most sensitive-skinned team members, to try it and she had no problems. Now that I’ve worked my way through my entire 30-day package there’s only one thing to do: get more! There’s no turning back once you’re hooked.

Learn why exfoliation is so unbelievably important (including why your expensive creams can’t do a darn thing if you don’t exfoliate).

Try the Alpha Beta Peel for yourself! Pick it up in the Birchbox Shop.

Beauty review: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel

Oh my stars. This stuff is amazing. I’ve used this line in the past and sort of forgot about it. It’s honestly like getting a facial. This is really easy to use. There is little mess and it is quick! When I was finished my face was smooth and had a great glow. Seriously. A post-facial glow. Everybody wants that… Right? I love that I can easily stick these things in an overnight bag without taking up too much space, too. My skin is happy right now and singing and looking pretty awesome! Go….get this!


We dissect the professional-quality peel with the namesake skin specialist.

Craving smooth, radiant skin in the comfort of your own bathroom? Skip the trip to the spa with the new Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel, a non-irritating, acid-packed treatment that’s just what the doctor ordered. “Even with a great daily routine, your skin wants and needs a weekly boost to look as healthy and glowing as possible,” says Dr. Dennis Gross, New York City dermatologist and creator of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. “It’s just like shampooing your hair, and then using a stronger hair mask once a week. Think of this as your new weekly, at-home skin intervention—which is going to prove itself quickly with visible results after just one use.” Here, we get the scientific scoop on the powerhouse peel. RENEE TRILIVAS

“In my New York City practice, my patients are skin-savvy and constantly seeking to take their skincare to the next level. I wanted to give them a treatment that not only works, but also brings spa results home. So I combined acids and active ingredients, incorporating what I know from 20 years of research, and developed this weekly power peel to create an instant skin transformation. It’s so effective, I added it to my office peel menu and am bringing it to Sephora.”

“It takes years of research and countless rounds of slight adjustments, but it’s crucial to creating skincare that performs. The challenge was formulating the acids to be highly effective and complementary of each other, but also gentle and non-irritating to the skin. I have very sensitive skin myself, so I test everything personally, and then Carrie (my wife and CEO of our brand) helps to try out different formulations. Once we narrow down our choices, we have an amazing team of people of different ages, genders, and skin types that test different formulas at each round. ‘Split-face testing’—where you test one product formulation on half of the face and a different one on the other—is a common term around our office.”

“The easy-to-use Medi-Spa Peel pad contains 15 hydrating acids—more than double the other peels we offer—which is why it works as a weekly power-kick to your daily peel regimen. Each acid has its own properties and unique benefits. I wanted to include new acids with antiaging, brightening, complexion-clearing, calming, and soothing capabilities. It also features a game-changing ingredient in the skincare world: Rehmannia glutinosa root extract. Many antioxidants lose potency when mixed with acids, but this is an ‘acid-active’ antioxidant that maintains its strength in an acidic environment, protecting collagen and reducing inflammation while it fights free radicals.”

“I formulated a new Firming Peptide Milk as Step 2, to soothe, hydrate, and enhance the benefits of Step 1. The silky-smooth milk deserves special mention itself. People asked me, ‘Why a milk?’ The answer is, because milk is a semi‐solid, making it an incredible skincare ingredient delivery system. This milk emulsion actually shrinks down larger antiaging ingredients, like vegetable collagen and peptides, so they are small enough to be absorbed by the skin for extraordinary antiaging benefits.”

“Apply Step 1 with broad strokes across the forehead, cheeks, up the sides of the nose, and on the lips, chin, neck, and chest until the pad is dry. Then apply Step 2: Massage the emulsion in an upward motion that follows your facial contours. Don’t forget your neck, décolleté, and even the backs of your hands—these are often neglected areas that can reveal signs of aging.”

“Truly anyone can use this and see instant improvement—it doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time peel user or someone who has been successfully peeling for years. The peel includes 16 treatments, plus a spa headband to give you the full medi-spa experience you get in my office. As I always tell my patients, give your at-home treatment the same respect you would a spa appointment—block out some ‘me’ time and indulge.”


missycarter26  asked:

Hey, I have very bad acne scars on my cheeks and was wondering how long it took for yours to go away using the chemical peels?x


Once you start incorporating chemical exfoliation into your skin care routine you should start noticing results about a month in. Chemical exfoliation works fast which is why it’s probably my favorite thing in skin care. It basically helps accelerate the “shedding” of dead, damaged skin so your skin is radiant, smooth in texture and more clear in appearance. Everyone’s skin is different so I can’t say exactly how quick you will get rid of your scars but I became obsessed with chemical exfoliation about two years ago and my skin became relatively clear after the first year. If you aren’t seeing results within 2-3 months then the product you’re using probably isn’t working for your skin.

Chemical exfoliation is also sort of a lifestyle. I don’t use just one product as my only form of chemical exfoliation. My whole skincare routine is curated to target clear, radiant skin. You can find chemical exfoliation in toners, serums, moisturizers, gels, masks, essences, face washes, etc. I typically like to use two or three light to moderate chemical exfoliating products at a time. So maybe my toner, serum and weekly mask both target dark spots but my cleanser and moisturizer are gentle and moisturizing. I always try out different things and some products are more gentle and some are more intense and “chemical peel” like. I might use a more intense treatment peel when my skin feels especially congested and gentler products like a toner and serum on a day to day basis. 

Also keep in mind, some of these products are more expensive, especially the more intense treatment products. I’ve had facials, microdermabrasion, peels and when I’m using products I love I feel like I get the same results from a professional for about the cost of half a facial. But KEEP YOUR RECEIPTS!! I try out lots of products but if something doesn’t work for me I return it. It’s an expensive hobby so you don’t want to waste money on trial and error. Buy from stores that accept used returns!

Some of my favorite go-to products are

Also P.S, once you start using chemical exfoliation don’t forget SPF in the mornings! Especially after a peel! SPF forever and always, it’s just as important as any other skin care to prevent future dark spots and the darkening of current ones. 


Sephora PRO Artist Ilde Goncalves demonstrates the best way to get a lilac rose lip with NARS.

Bright pink lips: not as hard to pull off as you might imagine. In this tutorial, Ilde shares his tips and tricks so you too can look like you’ve had your makeup done by a professional. BECKY PEDERSON

Moisturize your lips with Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Bianca, which leaves behind a pearly sheen.

If your lips are rough, Ilde recommends doing a Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel: “Wipe the pad all over your face, like you would normally, and then use the very last of the formula across your lips.”

Use Lipliner Pencil in Rosebud to outline your lips—but don’t fill them in! Ilde says coloring them in completely will help the color stay longer, but it will also make your lips look flat.

“Always leave the center of the lips lighter than the edges. It gives them a tridimensional look.”

Fill in lips with Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, a lilac rose. “With this, you can do a sheer layer or you can saturate the lips…whatever the look is that you’re going for.” For this look, Ilde smudged the color with his finger to make the color lighter.

“You could go back with this liner if you wanted to define the outer corner of your lips with a darker liner. It’s a way to give them dimension.” 

Apply Lip Gloss in Priscilla, a shocking pink. “With a gloss, you don’t have to apply all over.” Instead, Ilde says, “Apply mostly in the center of the lips and just blend out to the corners so it doesn’t bleed.”

Since this gloss is very bright, Ilde suggests stopping at the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil for your day look and then layering on the gloss when you’re going out at night.

Since this is a nighttime lip look, we wanted the gloss to look more polished. Ilde used the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Lip Brush #81 to precisely blend the gloss into notoriously hard-to-hit areas—namely, the mouth corners and Cupid’s bow. And if your lips still don’t look contoured, apply concealer around the edges with a brush (we didn’t need this step here, but Ilde recommends the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Precision Concealer Brush #45 if you do) and dot highlighter on your Cupid’s bow.

Don’t apply highlighter anywhere besides your Cupid’s bow! Otherwise, your mouth will look like the top of a traffic safety cone, which is not chic.