Get the GLOW
I'm on a mission. At this stage in my life, I know a wrinkle-free face is not an option. Nor in all honesty, do I want it. What sort of a scary mid-life-mother-of-3 would I resemble with a blank lifeless canvas as a face? What I do yearn for however is that elusive healthy GLOW - a radiance that shouts: 'I feel good and life is great.' I know this is achievable, even during my middle years.
As part of a larger project (about which more to come soon), I have switched up my skincare routine, I'm getting more beauty sleep (trying to anyway) and I'm eating better than ever (more on this in next post) to give this GLOW every chance of success. My latest skincare crush is Dr Dennis Gross Skincare - the range is fab! Please trust me on this. And no - you skeptical midlifers reading - I'm not getting commission for writing this!
Dennis Gross MD
Dr. Gross is a New York City-based dermatologist and the most common concern in his surgery is tired lacklustre skin. “Tired is a look of dullness, sallowness, a loss of radiance, looking older one day than you did the previous," he explains. "And when your skin looks tired, everything looks worse. Truth of the matter is that our skin cells have a battery that provide energy – it’s the heart and soul of the skin cell. When power runs out, it’s no different than a cell phone that needs a charge.” This battery is the cells mitochondria which produces an electrical charge. When it runs low, energy depletes, skin appears tired and it’s not as responsive to our daily skincare regime.
Gross says Vitamin C is nature's most powerful antioxidant as it destroys the free radicals that break down collagen, while also jumpstarting collagen production for firmer, healthier skin. And his new C+Collagen technology was designed with this in mind. I've been using the C+Collagen Serum and eye serum and for almost a week now and am loving them. “Vitamin C, in its brilliance, produces more collagen giving skin radiance and vitality. When coupled with my Energy Complex, which charges the battery, the cell’s response to Vitamin C is even greater as the skin is recharged and revitalized,” Gross adds.
Here's what Caroline Hirons (who I seriously rate), says about the Ferulic and Retinol Eye Cream (which I'm also loving): 'This had an immediate effect on my eyes. They were taughter, brighter and more defined. I don’t see myself moving on from in a hurry.' And here's how she rates the Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peels 'My absolute first choice for travel – and brilliant too. Another one that is technically good for all skin types but will show best results on older skins.' These pads contain a combination of seven acids and are so, so easy and safe to use at home, Step 1 is packed with rejuvenating, powerful yet gentle, exfoliating acids, and step 2 delivers serious skin actives that nourishing the skin, keeping it balanced, smooth, and radiant.
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