Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Deep Cream

Some brands I avoid like the plague, not because I've tried them and they don't work for me (Zelens) but because they're expensive and I'm worried they will work. This careful plan came crashing when a friend bought me a ticket for a Caroline Hirons event at Space NK in Kensington where she would be talking about the brand. The talk was great as was the goody bag and in it was a little pot of the C + Collagen Deep Cream. I tried it and now I'm hooked.
Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Deep Cream
Moisturisers. They're a tricky beast. How much actually goes in? Do they make any difference at all. A lot of the time they are a soothing barrier to the outside world, all well and good but not something you should spunk your skincare budget on (that would be the serum). This has weedled it's way into my affections not only for what it does but for what it doesn't do.

For me a morning moisturiser is far harder to get right than a night time one. If I turn tomato red in my bathroom at 10pm I don't mind. If I have a burning face at 8.45am, precisely the time I'm supposed to be leaving to take Ned to school, that is a bad start to the day. So I'm careful. I used to use my Medic8 C Tetra in the mornings to help post-nightime retinol usage but that's on it's last drops so I vary between the Superdrug Naturally Radiant moisturiser (yet to be reviewed on here) and my trusty Origins Make Difference + Cream which is especially lovely in this cold weather. No I sparingly put this on and love it and it was my most missed product during my week away in Birmingham (doing my Level 2 Award in Facial Skincare).

For my skin type and what I want this seems to have the perfect ingredients and believe it or not I actually think some of them may make their way into the skin. This cream claims to brighten, supercharge, hydrate and plump your skin. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Collagen Amino Acids and Niacinamide are fairly high up the list of ingredients not, as is often the case when you buy expensive skincare, languishing halfway down at best.
Dr Dennis Gross C+Collagen Deep Cream open

I'm not sure about the plumping claims - if and when I buy the full size tub of this and use it I'll update you on that - but I definitely think it is brightening without causing my skin to react (a sign that it's the Ascorbic acid and niacinamide working and not just alcohol), and should help reduce the look of my fine lines. Which I have in abundance.

It's recommended to use this over 'a serum of your choice' which I much prefer to being told to use it with a whole host of other expensive products from the brand (and yes I know sometimes products are created to work synergistically but that often puts me off all together). This cream is rich but not oily and is easily absorbed and works well under make-up.

£70 is an absolutely eye watering amount to spend on a face cream and when I look at the three tiny faces I created that suck money from the bank as soon as it's in I think wouldn't it be better spent on them. But then, it's fairly tiring keeping them alive everyday and doesn't my skin deserve all the help it can get. Once I've scraped every last millilitre out of the tester pot and used the two tester sachets I've hoarded, I'm going to buy it. The only question is would I do better getting the serum?

Unless you are a millionaire (in which case, as you were) I absolutely insist that you try this before you buy it. Space NK stock this and in my experience they are always great at giving you samples to try before you buy. If you do this though don't be a dick and then buy it elsewhere, lets not make them reverse the try-before-you-buy decision.

What You Need to Know - Dr Dennis Gross C + Collagen Deep Cream

  • £70
  • 50ml
  • Ascorbic acid, niacinamide
  • Suits all skin types though if you have very oily skin this will not work under make-up
  • Use AM and PM after serum 
  • Available from Cult Beauty, Space NK
  • Cruelty Free

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