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We all know and love the clinical formulations and science-backed products from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. What you might not know is that behind the results-driven brand is a veteran dermatologist with over 25 years of experience in the skin-care field. As a detail-oriented person, Dr. Gross knew he had a knack for a visual specialty like dermatology. “I love to see the visible transformation and see how a person improves before your very eyes, to me just makes it very real,” he tells POPSUGAR.
Dr. Gross noticed a gap in the market for professional-grade skin-care products that people can turn to for at-home solutions. “People want to see their complexion, clear up, they want to see the hyperpigmentation improve, they have hope, and you have to really be in a position to make a radical difference,” he says. With his background researching skin cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in NYC and his experience as a clinical dermatologist, he developed his skin-care line 25 years ago. It started with the now-bestselling Alpha Beta Peel, which was an at-home version of a chemical peel he offered at his practice — and quickly grew from there.
Besides running a successful dermatology practice in New York City and a skin-care brand offered at every major retailer — from Sephora to Dermstore — Dr. Gross is a huge baseball fan, an avid drummer, family man, and dog-lover. Not only does he have two rescues of his own, but he is also on the board of a few animal rescue organizations. At his core, he’s passionate about learning and gaining knowledge to fuel his creativity, spending his time reading everything from the latest advancements in medicine to Eastern practices of Ayurveda and history. “To be creative in science is what I am all about, that’s how I create products,” he says.
Dr. Gross let us in on a few of his must-have products with POPSUGAR below. From a supportive running shoe to a french roast coffee, these are Dr. Gross’s current favorite picks.