I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty stressed out. Realistically, I’ve been stressing about various things for months (or years, if we’re being honest), and as much as I hate to admit it, it’s definitely taken a toll on my skin. I can blame age for the dry patches, acne flare-ups and an uptick in fine lines all I want, but they’re most certainly abetted by my body’s biological response to stressors. So when I discovered that Dr. Dennis Gross was coming out with a new trio of products specifically formulated to deal with stressed-out skin, I knew I wanted to be first in line to test it.
I decided to give the moisturizer a three-week trial period, so every morning and evening for close to half a month, a dabbed it on and waited. But—and this might be what impressed me the most—I didn’t have to wait long. The stuff truly delivered.
At first, I noticed how it felt silky smooth and not at all sticky on my skin, melted in quickly (but not so quickly that I worried I hadn’t used enough) and kept my skin feeling healthy and happy long after application.
Then, sure enough, in three weeks (maybe even closer to two) I spotted a real difference. The red blotches and marks left behind by angry pimples were greatly reduced. My skin also felt significantly less thirsty, something I hadn’t even really worried about or considered before now. As the cream worked to repair my moisture barrier, I no longer felt the need to reapply moisturizer halfway through the day or pile a ton on at night.