My skin gets so dry this time of year and could use some help. I got the opportunity to try Firm Believer by Dr. Dennis Gross and wanted to share my results. This is a kit that targets wrinkles and the eye area. There is a brightening solution and face peel all included in the kit. It is a good way to try the products to see if you get results.
Firm Believer Products
A Firm Believer kit was out for the holidays and is still available on their site. The kit includes 4 products all containing ferulic + retinol. The eye serum is full size while the other three products are sample/special edition size. Their site indicates it is a $138 value for $68.
Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
This is a full sized product that contains retinol with ferulic acid. It supports collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and diminish the look of crepiness in the eyelid. Licorice root extract brightens dark circles and deflates under-eye puffiness, while caffeine provides firming and tightening effects. This can be worn alone or under makeup (.5 fl oz). I liked the product but wanted to see more results. It did reduce the appearance of wrinkles which is great but didn’t do a lot for my dark circles.
Wrinkle Recovery Peel
Use this at night before bed to help smooth wrinkles, re-texture the appearance of skin and support collagen production. A replenishing moisture complex keeps skin in balance. The set includes one peel pad. I really think it needed more than one peel as it is hard to tell how good it is with only one use. Overall, I did like it.
Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
This combines liquid retinol and ferulic acid in a fast-absorbing formula that re-textures and smoothes skin’s surface. It also treats signs of sun damage, rough texture, wrinkles, and surface imperfections (.5 fl oz). I could see some improvement in my skin, but I think you would need continued use to see a lot.
Ferulic Acid + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer
A corrective, anti-aging formula with retinol, ferulic acid, and an ECG Complex™ to smooth rough texture and hydrate. It improves the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles to reveal softer and smoother skin (.5 fl oz). I liked this product but went through it very quickly. It was a nice thickness and made my skin softer.
How to use
On clean, dry skin, massage the Wrinkle Recovery Peel all over your face. Next, apply the brightening Solution all over. Tap the Triple Correction Eye Serum gently around the entire eye area, including lids. Finish with the Anti-Aging Moisturizer, smoothing all over the face. It is pretty straightforward and you don’t have to use much of the product at all. This should help extend the use except for the Recovery Peel pad since they only give one.
I like Dr. Dennis Gross products as they are high quality and target specific problems. This kit was good, but not great. I like that it was a full-size eye serum. They could have given more than 1 peel pad to help improve results. I also didn’t see major improvements for the price. My skin looked a little better using Firm Believer and I did see some results including reduced wrinkles and softer skin. I really do like this brand and will purchase other products in the line.
Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle – Laszlo
Rating (4 stars):
Pros: High-quality ingredients, nice way to try new products
Cons: Ok results for the price, not spectacular
Priority: Medium – if you like this line it may be worth a try
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