Skin Talk: Sue Thomas of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

She’s a long-time lover of beauty with over 10 years in the industry. We caught up with our Global Director of Sales  for our Professional and E-commerce channels, Sue Thomas, about the moment in time that sparked her infatuation with skincare.

Tell us about yourself! We’d like to get to know you.

I worked for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare 12 years ago and came back to the company 2 ½ years ago following a 10 year hiatus in the world of nail care working for SpaRitual and Deborah Lippmann. The beauty industry had me hooked when I started working behind the Clinique counter–I was a 20 year old college student. I feel very blessed to have found my calling and to be able to work in an industry I love so much.

How did you discover our brand?

I discovered Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare when an employee tried to recruit me for an open position with the company. That was in 2005. At that time, I had never had a peel before and it scared me. Once I did, I could not believe the difference in my skin! I have been using Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare products ever since. Now, I am the biggest #peeladdict you will ever meet.

What was the biggest change you’ve seen in your skin?

Improved texture, tone and radiance.

Would you call yourself a peel addict?

Without a doubt! I am a double peeler. Morning and night, every day. I am also religious about sunscreen.

What’s your flavor of choice and why?

HMMMM. Tough question, because I have a peel wardrobe and choose depending on the changing needs of my skin. I could not live without Dr. Gross’s professional peels. They provide immediate results without any downtime and are perfect for every skin type–even the most sensitive, dry or fragile. I am religious about getting a professional peel every 30 days. My home-care products support the results of our Professional Peels to ensure they last longer. My personal peel favorites are Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel and Alpha Beta Universal Peel.

Do you have any insider tips when it comes to your skincare regimen?

  1. Always wash your face before bedtime.
  2. Use your peel pads every day to stimulate collagen production and improve radiance. I love them in the morning! My makeup glides on smoother and my skin looks radiant all day–even after a long day of travel.
  3. Use retinol every night. Our Ferulic + Retinol products are incredible for treating fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness.
  4. Use vitamin c during the day. Our C+Collagen products improve dull, tired skin while targeting sun damage and hyper-pigmentation.
  5. Use sunscreen every single day. No exceptions.
  6. Take them with you! I travel a lot for work and I always pack plenty of peel packettes and a mask. Air travel is hard on your skin and causes dehydration. There is no better time to give your skin a dose of plumping hydration than following a flight. Try my favorite, the Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask.

When was your ‘AHA’ moment using DG?

My ‘AHA’ moment was with the Skin Whisperer himself, Dr. Gross. I went to his practice for the very first time and received my first professional peel. I was terrified because I had always used very natural skincare. I could not believe the instantaneous difference. I really couldn’t believe it! There was no downtime, I was able to put my makeup back on, walk out the door and go back to work that afternoon.That was in 2005. I have had an Alpha Beta Professional Peel every month since.

Do you have a ‘can’t live without product’?

Yes, I have many! Ha ha! The one thing that I would go crazy without is the Alpha Beta Face Peel Professional System. I could not live without getting our professional peels. They are the best  on the market and believe me….I have tried them all, it’s my job. I also adore the Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel Pads, Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution and C+Collagen Deep Cream.

Describe your feelings on DG skincare in 5 words.

Instant. Glowing. Radiance. Addictive. Results


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  • I use most of your products. recently during a facial the technician used something similar to dermaplane. I loved it. She said it was Dr Gross product. Took off tiny hairs. What is it, how much does it cost?

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