Dr Dennis Gross - Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel by Dr Dennis Gross

Dr Dennis Gross Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel by Dr Dennis Gross

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • linoleic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centella asiatica extract
  • copper pca
  • ellagic acid
  • glycerin
  • hexylresorcinol
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • linolenic acid
  • mandelic acid
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • resveratrol
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • tartaric acid
  • ubiquinone
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • zinc pca
  • +24 more
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FULFILLED
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IRRITANCY
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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid, zinc pca

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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate, lactic acid, resveratrol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: ellagic acid, glycolic acid, hydroxyethyl urea, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: capryloyl salicylic acid, hexylresorcinol, resveratrol.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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"Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel by Dr Dennis Gross"
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid, hydroxyethyl urea, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: copper pca, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: linolenic acid.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: hexanoyl dipeptide-3 norleucine acetate, linoleic acid

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This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - hexylresorcinol, tartaric acid also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
7.3% - 8.9%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
4.3% - 5.3%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3% - 3.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
2.2% - 2.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.8% - 2.2%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.5% - 1.9%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.75% - 1.15%
1% - 1.2%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.55% - 0.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.45% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.25% - 0.45%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can help prevent and treat hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.15% - 0.25%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.3%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.3%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps regulate the product pH
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.55%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
0.25% - 0.45%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.4%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%

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