Our Favorite Active Ingredients

Dr. Dennis Gross carefully selects the most effective combination of ingredients for each formula to deliver visible, yet non-irritating results.


Promotes healthy hair growth

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

Strengthens hair, clarifies scalp and prevents flaking

Centella Asiatica

Derived from the Gotu Kola plant, Centella Asiatica is known for its potent wound-healing properties and as an anti-bacterial agent


Chemical compounds that neutralize metals such as iron, copper, lead and zinc, ¬which absorb into the skin from tap water or are excreted from the skin during perspiration

Citric Acid

A naturally-occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from the fermented sugars of citrus fruits that helps speed up cell renewal

Coenzyme Q-10 (Ubiquinone)

An antioxidant compound made in our bodies and used by cells to produce the energy to grow and stay healthy, defending against free radicals and lines and wrinkles

Colloidal Sulfur

A natural element that reduces oil-gland activity and dissolves the skin’s surface layer of dry, dead cells

Ellagic Acid

A natural antioxidant that prevents and repairs photo-aging

Essential Oils

Soothe, hydrate and nourish the skin


Widely found throughout the plant world and in many essential oils, it inhibits bacterial growth and has antioxidant properties

Ferulic Acid

An antioxidant found in plants that helps bolster the skin's defense against UV rays and makes Retinol less irritating and more powerful

Gallic Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acid that targets dark spots

Glycolic Acid

A naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from sugar that helps speed up cell renewal

Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate)

The natural occurring substance in skin that attracts, then locks water in the dermis, giving skin its thickness and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines


A pure white clay found naturally in the earth, with mildly drying and disinfectant properties help to heal blemishes, while preventing new ones from forming


Helps prevent oil gland blockage

Lactic Acid

A naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from dairy products that helps speed up cell renewal

Lactobionic Acid

An Alpha Hydroxy Acid that exfoliates and retextures

Linoleic Acid 

An unsaturated fatty Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from plants that is essential to skin health

Malic Acid 

A naturally occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid derived from apples, that helps speed up cell renewal

Mandelic Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acid that calms irritation

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)

A vitamin with anti-inflammatory properties


A  polymer consisting of amino acids connected by peptide bonds, a special linkage in which the nitrogen atom of one amino acid binds to the carboxyl carbon atom of another

Phytic Acid

Alpha Hydroxy acid that helps provide a brighter appearance


Promotes healthy hair growth

Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract

Root that promotes firmer-looking skin; maintains acid efficiency


A Vitamin A derived ingredient that promotes a firmer appearance

Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid)  

Exfoliant that enhances absorption (and therefore effectiveness) of ingredients such as Vitamin C

Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle)

A plant with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Soy Isoflavones (Genistein) 

Found in Soy Extract, enhances appearance of a firmer complexion

Tartaric Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acid that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Tea Tree

Essential oil used for healing cuts, burns and infections

Vitamin A  (Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol and Retinoic Acid)

An antioxidant that stimulates new skin cells and protects against premature wrinkling

Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside) 

An antioxidant vitamin necessary for tissue growth and repair, combating free radicals

Vitamin D

Relieves dry skin and helps prevent the signs of aging and sun damage

Vitamin E  (Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, A-Tocopherol)

One of the most potent antioxidants, particularly for defending against free radicals made by the body; Essential to tissue repair

Zinc Oxide

A physical sunscreen that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection


Professional-grade alginates (highest content of guluronic acid)

The Dr. Dennis Gross Difference


Dermatologist Created

NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross formulates all products based on his patients’ skincare needs.



Our products are never tested on animals – and most are vegan.


Potent and Proven Ingredients

You’ll see visible results with advanced ingredient combinations and medical grade formulas – without irritation.