Beauty sleep is real. After all, that’s when your body is preprogrammed to repair all parts of itself (skin included). But taking advantage of this natural process to the best effect requires more than simply getting enough quality hours of shut-eye. It’s also about how you prepare your skin for this period of rejuvenation.
That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Slip, maker of our favorite silk pillowcases, on the exclusive, LIMITED EDITION Bedtime Beauty ZZZ’s Bundle. After all, we know what we don’t know. For skincare and devices, there’s no one better than Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. But while we’re convinced silk is the best material to sleep on, we’re not fabric experts. That’s where Slip comes in. Like us, they know the best end product comes from the highest quality raw materials. The mulberry silk fibers Slip uses to make its pillowcases are second to none.
“I recommend sleeping on silk pillowcases over all other pillowcase materials (such as cotton or synthetic satin) as they help to protect delicate facial skin,” says our dermatologist founder Dennis Gross, MD. “I use my skincare and a Slip pillowcase every single night.”
The three-step bedtime routine we swear by
Speaking of skincare, we have a lot of product options when it comes to our nighttime regimen. Even so, we always return to this simple, effective three-part program.
Step 1: Cleanse
Wash off the day’s dirt, oil, and makeup before you do anything else. We use our Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta AHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel, which works for all skin types and even removes waterproof mascara — gently.
Step 2: Retinol
Few things undo the damages of past follies quite like retinol. And it’s an ingredient you can layer by using in multiple products before bed. We start with one of our new Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Perfectly Dosed Retinol Extra Strength 0.5% treatment pads. (We’re not new to retinol, so we prefer the higher percentage.) They deliver the exact amount of liquid retinol needed to help smooth and firm skin and lessen discoloration. After that, we apply our Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum, which can be tapped all around the orbital bone to help minimize the look of crow’s feet and boost eye-area radiance. The finishing touch is a layer of our Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream to hydrate the complexion, replenish the skin’s moisture barrier, and help plump and firm skin.
Step 3: Hit the (silk) sack
The right pillowcase can help continue what your topical skincare has started. Unlike cotton, silk won’t absorb the products you’ve applied before bed (keeping all those powerful ingredients on your face, exactly where you want them). A silk pillowcase also won’t tug on hair or skin. Less friction means reduced frizz and facial creases when you wake up.
Get set with this set
We want everyone to experience the skin-renewing, skin-revitalizing combination of retinol, silk, and sleep. For that reason, we’re excited to introduce our new, exclusive LIMITED EDITION Bedtime Beauty ZZZ’s Bundle. This set combines our favorite retinol-rich nighttime skincare products with our favorite silk sleep accessory. Our Slip x Dr. Dennis Gross Pillowcase and Advanced Retinol + Ferulic bundle is only available in extremely limited quantities, so don’t sleep on this opportunity to get the maximum benefits of your beauty rest.
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