April 7, 2015

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Hydration Booster


A professional strength time-released concentrate helps infuse and seal deep moisture for firmer, smoother, softer-looking skin.

These hydration boosting microdroplets contain hyaluronic acid, watermelon extract, and centella asiatica, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for luxuriously softer skin. Multifunctional and easy to use, you can simply apply directly to targeted zones or mix into your favorite skincare products for a customized treatment and enhanced benefits.

Formulated without:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

This product is vegan and cruelty-free

The product was a part of  Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Boosters™ that I had purchased a while back. It had two other products Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster™ and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Purifying Booster. Though not full size, each bottle had 15 ml product that lasted me long enough to test and share my two cents. 

Color: Clear 

Texture and Consistency: Light weight fluid that is not watery or runny but not thick either. It is not slippery, greasy or sticky

Scent: Pleasant, floral fragrance

Application and Usage:  I applied it as directed. Just 4-5 drops on its own as well as by mixing it into my serum. I used it twice a day. 

Feel on Skin: It was absorbed by the skin pretty quickly. Initially there was slight tackiness, but within few seconds it was absorbed completely.

Effect on Skin: The skin feels soft, silky and smooth but not moisturized or hydrated. It felt a bit stretched (strange, right?) I will elaborate on this in just a bit. Luckily there was no reaction or clogging of pores.



Packaging: Beautiful blue colored glass bottle with a dropper. Very basic and hygienic.

Verdict: The product had amazing ingredient list, especially the Hyaluronic Chronospheres and as promising as it looked on paper, it didn't work for me. I really wished it worked though. The product was supposed to add more hydration, but I didn't feel any difference when I mixed it with my regular serum. I even tried it on its own directly on my face. My skin appeared smooth, soft and silky, but no extra hydration. It didn't feel moisturized. It felt stretched and I had to add a layer of moisturizer. 
My skin is dry and it gets super dry in winters (Chicago winters). The heaters just add to the misery. 

The product would work for someone with normal or combination skin. It may also work for dry skin, but in warmer weather. 

In the past I have used similar type of products. Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum, that was a fail too. Currently I am using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum and so far I am liking it better than the above two. 

Available at Sephora

This was my first time trying any product from this brand and like always I would suggest buying value set to try multiple products before committing on to full size one. 


 

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