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Back in Stock - Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peels

 Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel

Dr Dennis Gross is best know for his patented 2-step daily face peels, and recently we’ve seen eruption in popularity for these complexion refiners. Extra Strength is the strongest peel in the range (Universal and Ultra Gentle are also available) using a combination of acids to break-down the bond between dead skin cells to reveal a more refined skin tone.
Although highly indicative of their shedding action, ‘Peel’ may be a little over-zealous a word to use to describe what they actually do, so we’ve enlisted the help of our resident skincare expert Graham to shine some light on the what, when, how and why of Dr Dennis Gross’ resurfacing, exfoliating wipes. Here’s what he had to say.
Exfoliating the skin is the fastest way to install refine your skin tone, but not with a scrub. Scrubs are great before shaving and as a tri-weekly maintenance option, but if you’re looking for something a little more gentle on the skin with powerful performance, Alpha Beta Peels are right up your street. I’ve been using the Peels since we first introduced Dr Dennis Gross to TGC (almost 5 years ago) and now I wouldn’t be without them. I started with the Alpha Beta Universal Peel, formerly Original Daily Peel, and after a couple of months I made the transition to the Extra Strength version. It’s not so much about the peeling action for me, it’s more about preparing my face for the ingredients found in my topical solutions, and giving the technology contained within them the best possible access to the skin. Also, if you’ve got a big event coming up, use the Peels for 7 days before it to make sure you’re looking dandy.

How do you use Dr Dennis Gross’ Daily Peels?

If your skin is highly sensitive, go with the Ultra Gentle Peel, however if your skin is fairly low maintenance or you have concerns about dull, devitalised skin, opt for Extra Strength.
Step 1 is the side of the treatment responsible for removing the dull and dead skin cells. 
1.Make sure you wash your face thoroughly before use otherwise the acids will have to dig through the dirt and oil on the skin before they start to work. 
2.Take step 1 out of the packet and smear it across the face until the pads feels almost dry. What’s happening on your face now is Glycolic Acid is releasing dead skin from the face and Salicylic Acid is removing congestion and any blockages within the pores.
Step 2 stops the peeling action by rendering the acids neutral
1. After a a couple of minutes, take step 2 out of the packet and work it across the face until it feels dry. It's vital that you carry out both steps as the second step stops the peeling action by neutralising the acids, using water alone to rinse the face will not stop the peeling.
2. Post-use avoid applying products which contain alcohol and always use a moisturiser with an SPF.
Used daily as part of your skincare regime, you’ll gradually start to notice an improvement in the tone of the skin, the improvement doesn’t appear overnight, you’ll need to use the Alpha Beta Peels daily to gradually buff the skin into a brighter, more radiant condition.

Who are the Peels best suited to?

If your skin reddens when you use a face scrub, Alpha Beta Peels will make sure your skin is exfoliated without the need for coarse ingredients.
Those with enlarged pores will benefit from the lifting action of Salicylic Acid, noticing a reduction in blackheads.
If your skin looks dull and lacking vitality the Peels will refine it and lift the surface gloom to boost the complexion.
Those with excessively oily/shiny skin will benefit from a mattified complexion whilst adding moisture with glycerin.
Shop Dr Dennis Gross’ Peels here: Extra Strength / Universal (medium strength) / Ultra Gentle.

Oil-free is a term which I'm sure most of you will be familiar with, but don't mistake it for a trend as oil-free moisturisers have what it takes to keep oily and combination skin in perfect form.

Who should be using oil-free moisturisers?
If you have oily or combination skin then you should try to use a moisturiser that is free from oil. Your skin produces too much oil already so if you add even more you're well on the road to a shiny complexion. Oil-free moisturisers are also great for sensitive skin and those who get lots of blackheads and breakouts.

urth anti oxidant face complexWe've compiled a list of the best oil-free moisturisers for men:

1. Urth Skin solutions For Men Anti Oxidant Face Complex

Rich in essential oils that actually help to reduce the amount of oil the sebacious glands release, meaning over-time the complxion becomes naturally shine-free.

2. Germaine de Capuccini Purexpert Hydro Mattifying Oil-Free Gel

This lightweight gel sinks into the skin instantly, delivery a shot of hydration whilst leaving the complexion free from oil and greasy residue. The skin is left mattified and nourished.

3. Baxter of California Oil-Free Moisturiser

This particular oil-free moisturiser has been developed for daily use and is suiatble for all skin types. Formulated to penetrate deep into the lower layers of the skin, Baxter of California Oil-Free Moisturiser restores vitality whilst maintaining a matte complexion.

4. Dr Dennis Gross Tri Fix Oil-Free Moisturiser

This is a daily moisturiser that has been formulated to stem the flow of facial sebum using natural Vitamin D. Over-time the sebacious glands will become less 'active' and secrete less oil.

germaine de capuccini anti shine hydrating oil free formula5. Anthony Logistics Oil-Free Facial Lotion

Developed by the team at Anthony Logistics, this oil-free facial lotion hydrates the skin with a milky, moisture-rich lotion that is absorbed really quickly.

6. Germaine de Capuccini Anti Shine Hydrating Oil-Free Formula

Germaine de Capuccini have developed this facial moisturiser to condition and hydrate the skin whilst absorbing residual oil. The result is a matt complexion that is nourished and protected.

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Autumn Skin Care Essentials

Autumn is a season that brings good and bad to your skin. Moisture, moderate temperatures and reduced UVA / UVB rays are just some of the reliefs that Autumn presents. Congestion due to dampness, dry-out due to wind and weather-resistant bacteria are all concerns for the blustery season. To help you to combat the bad and exploit the good we've compiled a survival guide to get your skin through Autumn successfully.

Autumn Skin Survival by Steven O'Neill

Autumn Face Washes

anthony logistics glycolic facial cleanserUse a face wash that contains Glycolic Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA). This will help to keep the pores clear and lift dead skin cells from the surface of the face. Try Anthony Logistics Glycolic Facial Cleanser or Zirh Alpha Hydroxy Face Wash. Both will also help to destroy blemish-causing bacteria.

Add A Serum To Your Regime

Using a serum will protect the face from a drop in temperature and also from the dehydrating effect of the autumn wind. Try 66°30 Radiance Cycle or Korres Anti-Wrinkle Firming & Lifting Black Pine Serum. Used after cleansing a before moisturising, the power-packed facial serums will keep the skin hydrated, protected and completely autumn-proof.

Moisturisers & Face Creams - Get It Right

The summer will have taken its toll on your skin. Autumn is all about repairing summer's damage and preparing the skin for the winter ahead. Try using a moisture-rich, oil-free face cream that will inject moisture and vitality without clogging the pores. We recommend Baxter of California Oil-Free Moisturiser and Dr Dennis Gross Hydra Pure Intense Moisture Cream.

kyoku for men lava masqueFace Masks & Bi-Weekly Treatments

Face masks come into their own in autumn. Lifting the complexion by removing dead skin cells, unblocking the pores and resurfacing summer's damage are just a few of the benefits. To keep your skin in perfect form, try using a face mask twice weekly. We recommend Kyoku for Men Lave Masque and Germaine de Capuccini Energy Extreme Mask, both have received 5* reviews by our followers and champion all face mask have to offer in all its glory.


As always, we're more than happy to help. Drop us a line or give us a call and we'll be ready to point you in the right direction. Email Us or Call +44 (0)1483 495 374

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groomingStruggling to find time to stick to your grooming regime?

Fear not. Most of us are. To help you keep your time in the bathroom to minimum, we've complied a list of our top 5 'Grooming Time Savers' to help you tackle 2 tasks in one.

Total time saved each day: 13 minutes. That's an hour and forty five minutes per week.

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