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By Diane D.
I am a 53-year-old woman with sensitive skin and was very delighted to try another product by Dr. Dennis Gross. I already use the Triple C Peptide Firming Oil ($62 in the shop) and the Alpha Beta Peel ($88 in the shop), thanks to previous recommendations from Marta.
Upon opening the Dr. Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk ($65), I noticed that it has a very unique delivery system — you twist the cap and the product comes out much like a syringe. It’s milky and a little sticky to the touch, but the liquid goes on smooth and easy. I incorporated it into my normal regimen, applying some in the morning and at night.
The brand claims that you can feel an immediate difference upon the first use. My skin did feel tighter, but in my opinion, it did not look noticeably different until I had been using the product consistently for two weeks. It was then that I also realized one of the frown lines on my forehead seemed to be less noticeable and my skin had a very polished, soft glow. I was impressed!
It’s important to note that the formula didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. The ingredients include known anti-agers tetrapeptide-21, amino acids, vitamin c and retinol. It’s also chock-full of antioxidants like cucumber extract and coconut water. The one ingredient that is concerning is phenoxyethanol, which is a chemical used as a preservative instead of parabens. Studies have shown that it can be toxic in large concentrations. However, it is unclear if the amount used in skincare is harmful to humans. So that’s definitely something to consider before choosing this product.
Overall, I felt it was non-irritating, reduced some fine lines, brightened my complexion and was firming over time. I was very pleased with the results and am happy to report that the Firming Peptide Milk is a nice addition to my anti-aging regimen.