Describe the brand in three words.
Doctor. American. Clinical.
Who is it for?
Dehydrated/combo/dull – pretty much all skins.
Good for perioral dermatitis, used on top of hyaluronic serums.
What’s in it?
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octadecane, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phospholipids, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isododecane, Ceteareth-20, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA-Copper
What’s not in it?
parabens, mineral oil, shea butter, animal by-products
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Suitable for pregnancy?
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Tested on animals in home country/EU/sold in territories that require testing?
How does it smell?
It doesn’t really have one, it’s extremely mild. It smells like skincare, if that makes sense?
How do you use it?
Apply after serums or oils. Under SPF. This is best used however, on top of similar products like hyaluronic acid serums. Lush.
Can it be taken around the eyes?
Best for winter or summer?
Either – whenever you’re dehydrated or want an oil-free moisturiser.
How long did I test it for?
A few months.
How much is it? /Size/Approximate cost per usage?
£50.50/$58.00 for 50ml. Should last a couple of months depending on whether you use am or pm, or both.
Works well with?
Hyaluronic acid serums underneath.
What’s the website like?
Brilliant. Loads of info, ingredients, interviews etc. drdennisgross.com
How’s the distribution? Available freely or limited?
Space NK/Cult Beauty/Sephora etc – not bad
What’s good about it?
I bloody love this moisturiser. Keeping with the hyaluronic acid focus, it’s light, yet hydrating. Absorbs beautifully, feels soft on the skin. It’s not in any way sticky, and most importantly, it works absolutely brilliantly on top of hyaluronic serums. Skin feels literally cushioned with moisture, probably hence the name..
If you find that your skin needs ‘something else’, but a heavy moisturiser breaks you out, this might be what you are looking for. It has a teeny bit of glycolic and lactic, and not just as preservative levels, which gently exfoliate (absolutely no sting), thus allowing the HA to penetrate even further. It’s not too heavily siliconed, as a lot of oil-free moisturisers are, meaning that you can layer products without the threat of ‘rolling’.
What’s not so good about it?
Not much to raise as a negative. It’s honestly a lovely moisturiser. If you’re super dry, you may need a moisturiser with oil.
Would I purchase/repurchase?
Absolutely. It’s a gem.
Do you need it?
Yes. Especially if you are dehydrated, really oily, really confused, really anything to be honest.
Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion is:
£50.50 from CultBeauty.co.uk
$58.00 from Sephora.com
$58.00 from DrDennisGross.com – but there’s currently a 20% Friends & Family discount online!
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