Hydration in a bottle!

Hi guys! I think I’m currently on a Dr Dennis Gross skincare bender! After my love affair with the good doctor’s Alpha Beta Peel and the Wrinkle Recovery Peel, I’ve gone on and bought another 3 of his serums and 2 different moisturisers to try and see if they would provide the same type of spectacular results that I had came to expect from this brand.

Family Portrait!

The product that I’m going to talk about today is this – Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster! Before we continue, let’s just check out its ingredients, shall we?


Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Aqua, Glycerin , Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharide Isomerate, Yucca Aloifolia Leaf/Root Extract, Linoleic Acid, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NP, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercetin Caprylate, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Symphytum Officinale Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Tetrapeptide-21, Copper PCA, Sodium PCA, Urea, Bisabolol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Linolenic Acid, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phytosphingosine, Zinc PCA, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth-7, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Octoxynol – 9, Glyceryl Oleate, Isosteareth-200 Linoleate, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

I’ve highlighted in red the ingredients that I would like to talk about and also the main reason that convinced me to buy this product.

If you just read the description of this product, you might dismiss it as just a hydrating serum. And yes, it is a hydrating serum but it’s actually so much more! It contains 3 different types of ceramides (Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, and Ceramide NP), Cholesterol (a key ingredient in moisture barrier repair), Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Retinol.

Although I don’t know what’s the percentage of the AHAs contained in this product are or even if this product is formulated within the correct pH level for the AHAs to exfoliate, these ingredients nevertheless provide great hydrating benefits.

In addition, ingredients such as Centella Asiatica Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Retinol, and Tetrapeptide-21 are potent antioxidants that protect our skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells. Essentially, antioxidants help to reduce the signs of skin ageing such as wrinkles and slackening skin. Therefore, you can see that this hydrating serum is packed with powerhouse anti-ageing ingredients!

How does the Dr Dennis Gross Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster fare?

This product is a thin runny serum that absorbs very quickly into my skin even though I usually use one whole pipette-full each time. In fact, I didn’t even have to wait before I start my next step in my skincare routine and it would already have been absorbed. As expected, it is incredibly hydrating despite its deceptively light texture due to the many excellent humectant ingredients contained within. In fact, I’ve got a hunch that oily-skinned boys and girls could possibly use only this product underneath their sunscreen during summer and they would still feel comfortable. It also has a very distinctive citrus floral smell that’s characteristic of most of Dr Dennis Gross skincare but the scent doesn’t linger.

I used this product in both my daytime as well as night-time skincare routine in the hydrating serum step and it really helps to cushion the drying effects of my strong actives. With adequate hydration, my skin also looks more dewy and fresh. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with my purchase. The only con I could think of with this product is its cost. This product costs US$68 (roughly equals to S$96) for a standard 30ml sized serum bottle so it’s not the most economical serum to use if you are just looking for a basic hydrating serum. Nonetheless, if you are battling dehydration issues and you are willing to spend money in your skincare routine, I would highly recommend that you pick up this product to try.


A very light runny serum

Where can you find it?

I bought this product from SkinStore Online. It retails at US$68 (30ml sized).

Thank you for reading!


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