Best Peel In Town

I have always been into skincare and testing new products, facials, lasers, whatever and I must say I am completely OBSESSED with the peel I got last week at Dr. Dennis Gross’s uptown Manhattan office.  I’m not going to lie when the esthetician told me it was going to be intense I was thinking “how intense could it be” oh it is intense (like little red ants trying to get out from under your skin)  BUT worth it!!  Here is the best part ladies and gentlemen… it took less than 15 minutes and with little redness it is totally a “do it on your lunch break” kind of treatment.

My skin was tight for a couple days following the peel and I had some peeling (not too bad, especially compared to most peels) but now my skins looks really clear and I swear I see a difference in the lines on my forehead. 

Bottom line if you have the chance to go and get a peel at Dr. Dennis Gross’s office do it!!  I have been trying to figure out when I can go back, and  I should probably be finding a therapist at the same time to work on my addiction issues too, right! - XO Kate

Friday Guest Blog- Q+A with Dr. Dennis Gross

Dennis Gross, M.D., is a practicing dermatologist and board certified dermatological surgeon in NYC. Dr. Gross received his dermatologic training at the prestigious New York University Medical Center, earning a medical degree with research distinctions. Dr. Gross has trained, taught and performed research at world-renowned institutes such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University, published numerous scientific reports on skin cancer and was actively involved in pioneering research on Interferon and Cancer Immunology.

So excited to be starting our Friday guest blog series with Dr. Dennis Gross.  I don’t know about all of you but my skin is going crazy right now with all the weather changes.  I figured it made sense to go right to the experts and find out what I need to look for in products and also find out which products are MUST HAVES to take my skin from summer into the cooler months!

What products should we be using to shift our skin from warm to cooler weather? 

Look for products (All-In-One Cleanser + Toner) with the following ingredients to help repair summer sun-damaged skin because by the end of summer many women are dealing with the results of months of sun-exposure, including sunburn, peeling, redness, and dry skin.
  • Arbutin -Inhibits melanin production in the skin, lightening brown spots and discoloration caused by sun damage.
  • Quercetin -An Antioxidant that decreases inflammation and soothes skin (perfect for post-sun repair)
  • Bisabolol -An anti-inflammatory ingredient derived from Chamomile, it soothes redness and reduces inflammation.

 What products do you never leave home without?

The Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel Travel Packettes. They firm the skin and cause a contraction of collagen for an instant firming effect. This product also reduces the appearance of puffiness and helps to remove excess fluid. They are packaged in individually wrapped packettes which makes them easy to slip in a travel bag (and also safe for airline security).

Where is your favorite place to visit?  Why?  Where do you stay?

I stay at the Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana to go skiing every year with my wife and children, which has amazing views and landscapes.

Do you carry-on or check luggage?

Carry on all the way, which doesn’t get me too far ahead when I am traveling with my four adventurous children and beautiful wife who usually like to check.

Thank you so much Dr. Gross! If you have any questions you want answered by experts please send me an email

XO Kate