When I was offered the chance to try Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel ($88 in the shop), I was very excited. I’ve used two of the brand’s other products in the past and was pleased with the results. I had recently begun to see a change (not for the better!) in my skin as some lines and a wrinkle were starting to pop up. I’ve always taken very good care of my skin, but I’m in my 50s now and hyper-aware of my looks, especially since I am in an industry filled to the brim with young women.
My skin is quite sensitive and I have developed a mild case of rosacea in the past year, so I wasn’t sure the peels would be appropriate for me. However, I haven’t had any reactions from the other Dr. Dennis Gross products. I was pleasantly surprised that yet again, I experienced zero issues after applying the first peel.
For those not familiar with ferulic acid, it is a natural antioxidant that combats damaging free radicals. It also balances the oft-harsh effects of the retinol. The retinol helps smooth lines and wrinkles, increase moisture and fade spots by speeding up skin cell turnover. Bisobolol (from chamomile) is added to soothe.
The peel pad, which is individually packaged, is very moist.By looking at it, you might think it won’t be enough to cover your entire face, but it definitely was. I was also able to wipe it on my neck and then hands. I liked that the product absorbed quickly, gave no adverse reactions and that it wasn’t oily.
Another fantastic feature of the product: Because each treatment is individually packaged, there is no guessing as far as how much to apply. There’s no mess, the pads are super hygienic and great for travel. Over the holiday, I was out of town for five days and took two packages. No worrying about breakage or spillage in my luggage.
My hopes for the peel were that the dark spots on my face would get lighter and some of the lines would be less noticeable. I used the pads two to three times per week, always at night as instructed. Having used two to three peels per week for four weeks, I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. The dark spots are lighter and my fine lines have disappeared. Seriously! My skin appears a bit firmer as well.
I would definitely recommend this product to women who need help with lines, retexturizing and dark spots. And yes, I will purchase this product!