It gives me great pleasure to present to you one of my top three Holy Grail skincare products – Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel (formerly MD Skincare, $80 for 30 applications). Believe me when I tell you, I don’t use the term lightly. As a beauty reviewer for close to four years, I have tried A LOT of skin products. Lots of really amazing skin care. But this is, hands down, one of the products that has shown the most improvement in my skin. And therefore, a product that my cabinet is never without. I think it’s safe to say that every compliment I get on my skin, I can chalk solely up to this (it’s my hardest working HG).
The beauty of this product is that it handles every skin woe I have and gives me visible results instantly. Honestly; results with just one use. Plus, this two-step process takes only two minutes a day! So, what do these little pads do? Pull up a seat and I’ll tell you…
Step one is the powerhouse, the upper cut to your skin’s nastiest habits (more on those in a minute). Besides the combination of five Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids (each chosen to provide specific benefits), you’ll also find more soothing, yet powerful ingredients like Green Tea extract. To see the entire ingredient list, check out the entire website dedicated solely to this product.
Step two neutralizes all of the hard work that was being done in the previous step. Coming in at just the right time to break up the fight, so that even though the product is strong, it’s just strong enough. Plus, it leaves behind some good ingredients that will continue to help and soothe your skin till next use.
What does it fight?
- Aging – it smoothes the appearance of fine lines and instantly firms.
- Acne and oil - problem skin is sent running by controlling excess oil, minimizing enlarged pores and lessening scars.
- Dullness – It brightens by removing dead skin cells; improving clarity and eliminating dullness.
- Redness and Sensitivity – As powerful as it is, it also helps calm and soothe any skin irritation you might have.
Why do I love it so? Because it does exactly what it promises. My skin glows after every use. Literally glows, it looks so bright and healthy. It clears up any pimple that may be rearing it’s ugly head and helps to heal remnants of any that may have snuck in (along with diminishing previous damage). And despite the word “daily”, I only use 2-3 times a week and still see results. If my skin does start to act up, I increase usage and it quickly steps back in line.
I’ll wrap up this love story with a tale I told on one of my guest posts at Makeup and Beauty Blog, where I listed this as one of my top five favorite exfoliators. The best facial I ever received was with an esthetician who had skin so clear and bright that she looked like a nightlight. When I asked her secret, she told me about this very product. She said she recommended it to everyone, regardless of age, skin type or concern, for noticeably better skin. I bought it and have never looked back.
Somehow not sold? Try the Ten-Day supply and see for yourself ($28).
Review Team; are you sharing my love of Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel? (We tested the travel packs, my preferred packaging.) Let us know your thoughts!
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