From Congestion to Clarity: A Skincare Success Story With Anissa Trinder


“Before trying DDG products, I felt pretty insecure about my skin,” says New Zealand native, Anissa Trinder. “I felt pretty helpless that no products were working for me! I thought I was going to have to wait for my skin to clear itself up.” When looking at Anissa’s clear, glowing skin, it’s hard to believe that just one year ago she experienced inflamed, cystic acne clusters on her forehead, cheeks and chin.

Anissa reached out to us on Facebook, telling us that our Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel has “changed her skin and her life.” She started seeing results about 4 weeks after using it, and said, “I noticed the resurfacing effect of the AHA first, which left my pores more refined and my skin re-texturized.” We were so happy to hear that Anissa’s results had made such an important difference in her life, and we couldn’t wait to ask her more about her skincare journey.

Before using DDG, what was your skincare regimen?

I used to use supermarket skincare beforehand. But, I got a job at Mecca and all of my workmates used DDG products! I have found them to be the most effective for my skin.

For clear, glowing skin, what changes did you make to your routine?

I have combination skin, so my main concern is congestion and clogged pores. In both AM and PM, I cleanse with the Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel – it’s my favorite DDG product. It’s helped me retexturize my skin, minimize my pores, combat my acne AND get rid of my blackheads… it really is a miracle worker! The long term results definitely made it a winner in my eyes. In the morning, I follow with the C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum which I find brightens my skin and makes it feel really lovely and supple. Then I follow with the Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, which makes my skin shinier, dewier and more plump. I also use the Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, which I find helps bring everything to the surface and purges my skin. It also enhances the effects of my other products! At night, I keep it simple with the Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel and a moisturizer from Mecca.

What was the length of time between your before and after shots?

The first photo is before starting DDG and the second photo is 6 months after!

What are your DDG product essentials?  What is on your product wish list?

I use my Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel every day. Also, the C+ Collagen Serum, Extra Strength Daily Peel and Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion are staples in my routine. I’m really wanting to try the B3Adaptive SuperFoods Stress Rescue Super Serum, and something to help alleviate dark spots and scarring, like the IPL Dark Spot Serum!

What’s the best skincare advice you’ve ever received?

Honestly, the best skincare advice I’ve ever received was to use the Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel. I’d voiced my concerns about acne to my workmate and she instantly suggested the Alpha Beta cleanser, saying it was a life saver! A year and a half later, I’ve never thought about using another cleanser, and I’ve managed to incorporate Dr. Dennis Gross products into the lives of my family members and best friends.

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