When it comes to anti-aging skin care, NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross has figured out a way to deliver transformative results without a prescription or office visit. While the products in his line of skin care products address a variety of common skin concerns, some of Dr. Gross’ bestsellers are his signature daily anti-aging peels. These are known as his Alpha Beta® peels, which combine both alpha and beta hydroxy acids to combat the three most common signs of aging: uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. In fact, these peels have been referred to as the at-home version of the same peels Dr. Gross uses on his own patients during office visits. So can the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels really help you to achieve radiant, smooth skin from the comfort of your own home? Read on to find out!
Who is it for?
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels can be used on all skin types and are ideal for those with uneven tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. In fact, the Alpha Beta® Peels even come in three different types to better suit your individual needs: Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel, Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel, and Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel.
The difference between these three peels is the number of acids in each. For instance, the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel contains a combination of five acids and is ideal for first-time peel users and those of all skin types. The Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel, however, only contains three gentle acids and is designed for sensitive skin. It also has soothing ingredients, such as colloidal oatmeal, to comfort and protect delicate skin. Lastly, the Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel contains a combination of seven acids, for accelerated results. Even though the Extra Strength Daily Peel is more powerful than the others it is still safe to use at home daily without any recovery time.
The key ingredients found within all three Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels are alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Both are exfoliating acids that weaken the connection between dead skin cells, speeding up the normal shedding process, improving skin texture and unclogging pores.
Specifically, all three Alpha Beta® Peels contain lactic acid, one of the most popular AHAs used in skin care. Lactic acid exfoliates on the surface of skin by breaking down keratin, the protein found in our skin that causes cells to stick together. Additionally, lactic acid has hydrating properties and can help to brighten an uneven skin tone.
The Universal and Extra Strength Alpha Beta® Peels contain glycolic acid, a powerful AHA that is commonly used to treat dullness, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. Out of all the AHAs, glycolic acid has the smallest molecular structure, which means your skin can absorb it quickly. This means glycolic acid can produce the most visible results in less time than other AHAs. Furthermore, research published in Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology found that glycolic acid can increase collagen production and thicken the outer layer of the skin. The result? A plumper and more even complexion.
Additionally, both the Universal and Extra Strength Alpha Beta® Peels contain salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA). Salicylic acid is found in many OTC acne products since it can effectively clear out excess oil, dirt, and other impurities from pores. It is also anti-inflammatory and mildly antibacterial. Similiar to AHAs, salicylic acid and other BHAs act as exfoliants by softening and dissolving keratin, thus allowing dead skin cells to shed naturally.
How to use?
The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels should be used only once a day, either in the morning or at night. Start by applying the step one pad to clean, dry skin, using circular motions. Continue application until pad feels dry. Wait two minutes. Follow with pad in step two using the same technique as step one. Do not rinse after either step. Avoid contact with eyes. Since these peels exfoliate deeply, it is important to apply sunscreen during the day to prevent sun damage and photoaging.
All of the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels have received a positive response from users, with all three of them receiving 4+ stars out of a 5 star rating system.
Those who have tried the Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel say that this product is truly effective for achieving glowing, clear skin while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin. Reviewers even commented that this peel helped to alleviate dry skin, which proves that the soothing botanicals found in the Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel are effective.
Furthermore, the reviews for the Extra Strength and Universal Alpha Beta® Peels reveal that even the stronger versions of Dr. Gross’ peels do not aggravate or dry out the skin. Users say that they notice a difference in their skin with just one use and that significant results can be achieved within a few weeks of using these peels.
Overall, the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Peels are an effective way to rid the skin of imperfections such as acne blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles as well as help you to achieve the glow you’ve always wanted.