Dr. Dennis Gross has ensured that the Big Apple's beauty buffs and Hollywood stars have flawless complexions since he started his practice in the '90s. He's actively involved in pioneering research on skin cancer, Interferon and Cancer Immunology at world-renowned institutes such as Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University. But the dermatologist expanded his reach with his signature range of skin essentials, which has taken him from behind the scenes in the research lab to in front of the camera at QVC. Glam caught up with the dynamic dermo as he pulls double duty at the office and at the QVC studio to craft and share his latest innovations:
I wake up, have a very small bite to eat and head to the gym for a morning workout. I’m at the gym by 5:30 a.m. and use weights and go on the stair-master.
I head back home to shower and take Yogi for a walk. He’s a labradoodle and has been loving the snow that New York has had this winter.
I finish up getting ready and have a light breakfast before heading to work for the day.
I like to walk to work. It’s only 13 blocks and 2 avenues away. It’s a great opportunity to clear my head and make a mental checklist of what I need to do.
I get in at 8:00 a.m. and begin seeing patients right away. This morning I had medical examinations, cosmetic procedures, and laser treatments on the schedule.
Lunch from Boqueria for the team. I’m a pescetarian, so Mediterranean is a great option that pleases everyone.
When you begin formulating new skincare launches there are many, many rounds of testing before you get to the final product. I evaluate each round. After testing, I give feedback to the team so we can begin making adjustments and get closer to our goal.
Today is an exciting day because I have to leave early to travel down to QVC (I’m normally at the practice until 6:00 p.m.). I have a special Keurig method for my coffee. I made sure to prepare and put it in my thermos for the road. It helps to have a midday coffee when you know you’re in for a late night.
I arrive and begin preparing for QVC. I’m a scholar at heart, so I like to have time to myself to study, go over my materials, and do any last minute tweaks that are necessary.
I have a bite to eat and begin rehearsing with my associate when she arrives from New York.
We meet with host Shawn Killinger and QVC’s producer for a run-through of my sell. She wasn’t feeling well, but you could never tell.
Showtime. We offered our exclusive Peel Discovery Kit to the QVC viewer at-home. It’s always exhilarating to be able to make something you’re so passionate about available to such a large group of people.
After we say our goodbyes to those as QVC I call my wife and business partner Carrie Gross to discuss how it went and let her know I’m on my way back to the city.