Dr Dennis Gross Wrinkle Recovery Peel

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel was another product that I picked up when Cult Beauty was offering their Summer Goody Bag 2017 with a purchase of more than £110. I’ve been using this product for around 2 months plus and I’m ready to share my thoughts on it with you.

As usual, ingredients are below for your reference.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Ethoxydiglycol, Retinol, Ferulic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Bisabolol, Soy Isoflavones, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Squalane, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, BHA, Trideceth-9, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

How does the Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel fare?

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel is a peel (you’ve guessed it!) infused with a high-performance dose of retinol+ ferulic acid to accelerate skin renewal and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and for a more even-looking complexion. Unlike its Alpha Beta Peel counterpart, this peel is only done in one step. You’ll just need to swipe a pre-soaked pad all over clean, dry skin and carry on with the rest of the your skincare routine. It is recommended to be used 2-3 times a week for best results.

I was using the Alpha Beta Peel in conjunction with this product and found it to be a much gentler peel than the Alpha Beta Peel (On nights where I used this product, I do not use the Alpha Beta Peel). There was absolutely no stinging sensation even from the first use which was markedly different from my experience with the Alpha Beta Peel. For the first one month where I used this around 2 to 3 times weekly, I kept wondering if this product was actually doing anything cause the Alpha Beta Peel was so much stronger. However after using it for around 2 months plus, I came to the conclusion that this product is in fact a significant factor for the glowing state of my skin. One of the best things about this product is that its formula is well-balanced with moisturising ingredients like Urea, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice and Glycerin, thus enabling me to use this product even when my skin gets slightly sensitive while I was on my period. If you want a more layman comparison, I would say that the Alpha Beta Peel is like the strict parent who’s more abrasive in nature (using Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Ascorbic Acid etc.) and uses strong disciplinary actions to make sure that you do things right. On the other hand, the Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel is the kind of parent who’s slightly more gentle (using Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water etc.) and hands off but would “nag” you gently but persuasively to do things right.

I noticed that on nights when I used this product, my skin would have a calm gentle glow the next morning and it lasts till the whole day. In fact, I looked like I’ve gotten a glowing filter on my skin even when I do not use any foundation. I believe that even acid newbies should be able to incorporate this product into their skincare routine comfortably without too much fuss. This is a definite repurchase for me!

Where can you find it?

I bought this product from Cult Beauty Online. It retails at £77.00 (16 Treatments). 

Thank you for reading!

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