Ingredients

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.


Adenosine

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


Chelator

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


Farnesol

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


Kaolin

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


L-Carnitine

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


Peptide 

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


Procyanidin-B2

Promotes healthy hair growth


Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract

Root that promotes firmer-looking skin; maintains acid efficiency


Retinol 

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


Algin

Professional-grade alginates (highest content of guluronic acid)

The Dr. Dennis Gross Difference

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Dermatologist Created

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

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Cruelty-Free

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

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Potent and Proven Ingredients

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