Do you ever have an "Aha!" moment in your skincare routine? You go along in the world, trying different products with varied results, and then all of a sudden ... AHA! You find the products that are so amazing, and work so well for your skin, you wonder how you could have ever tried anything else. Well, such is the case with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. I've come across a few products from the line recently that are so amazing, it's all I can do not to shout from the rooftops! Check out my favorites.
Intense Hydra Mask
A blend of antioxidants and Hyaluronic acid combine to minimize wrinkles, increase circulation and firm the skin -- all things I worry about now that I'm getting (gasp!) older. Aside from making my skin look amazing -- which, to be sure, it did -- this is one of the most fun products I've ever used. With the miniature mixing bowl, fan brush and two-step mask system, it's like a little science experiment in a box! I love the second step, which is a self-heating mask that stays on top of the skin for about 15 minutes before you smooth the rest into the skin and remove the excess.
$62 at dgskincare.com
Truth be told, I'm always a little afraid of peels. I've had some bad experience in the past, since my skin is uber-sensitive, so I normally stay away from them. But this peel is so gentle, even the most sensitive of skin can benefit from it! Like the mask above, it's a two-step process -- you smooth each pre-soaked towelette over your face and neck on a daily basis, waiting about 2 minutes in between each one. They work to reduce fine lines and enlarge pores, fight blemishes and eliminate dark spots and redness. I've been taking them with me when I travel, and I'm super impressed with the results!
$78 for a pack of $30 at beauty.com
All-Over Blemish Solution
Let's face it -- we all get pimples. But we don't want anyone to know about them, right? That's where this handy-dandy little product comes in. Formulated with salicylic acid, it works both to eliminate and prevent blackheads and to control oil. I love the mattifying texture -- it's so different than any other blemish fighter I've used -- and it makes my skin both look and feel amazing!
$42 at sephora.com