This New Serum Promises Fast, “Filler-Like” Effects, With None of the Needles

Dr Dennis Gross serum

I’m calling it: Dr Dennis Gross’ latest product DermInfusions Fill + Repair Serum ($120) is set to be a best-seller, like so many of the brand’s others: DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro ($455), Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel ($92) and DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Max Pro ($199).

Before I get into why I think the product will be another hit, some background on Dr Dennis Gross. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it was created by a New York-based dermatologist practicing for over 25 years, Dr Dennis Gross, and his wife Carrie.

Easily the brand’s most popular product is its peel pads, with reportedly one sold every three seconds in the US. The peels come in three levels of strength – Universal Daily Peel, Extra-Strength Daily Peel and Ultra Gentle Daily Peel, with peel pads also dedicated to exfoliation and infusing the skin with retinol.

“My skincare philosophy, first and foremost, is to keep the skin in balance,” Dr Gross told me when I met him at Sydney’s George Street MECCA for a skin consultation.

“I do not believe in downtime of any kind. My mantra is ‘Red skin is a red flag’ so anything irritating will not happen with my brand. Everything has to make sure that the skin stays hydrated, and moisturised — the texture has to be unadulterated. And then, the purpose of using a product is the best.”

Dr Dennis Gross DermInfusions Fill + Repair Serum ($120)

His second skincare mantra? Select one or two skincare problems you have and make fixing them your goal, using products for a regime customised to you.

With this philosophy again in mind, Dr Gross developed DermInfusions Fill + Repair Serum, released in Australia in July this year. The serum’s made with hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin plumping; niacinamide, an antioxidant that prevents water loss; and ectoin, another antioxidant that softens skin and helps repair the moisture barrier. The MicroCelle Delivery ingredient in it enhances the absorption of all the above.

The promised result? A repaired moisture barrier with balanced natural water levels. Or, as the official site puts it, “Your needle-free alternative to injectables that works overtime to hydrate skin and restore your moisture barrier while adding volume, controlling redness and minimising fine lines and wrinkles — instantly and over time.”

“You have a damaged skin barrier,” Dr Gross told me in our consult. “It’s likely due to the hard water that’s filled with calcium in Australia.”

While I had previously been told my skin was on the drier side and had been applying face moisturiser daily since hearing that, this serum would work to fix the root of the problem — the damaged skin barrier, Dr Gross explained.

Three half pumps of the serum gave me enough to apply to my face, later at my desk. Looking at my face in the mirror, it looked dewy— almost wet — when I turned my head. I’ll continue to use the product for the next few weeks (or let’s be honest, until it runs out), but from what I’ve seen, the plumper skin effect is immediate. Working to fix my damaged skin barrier long-term is only a bonus.

At $120, the serum certainly isn’t cheap, though if you’re looking for an all-in-one option that’ll suit any skin type and make a difference to your skin instantly, try this one.

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