Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For an extra even tan, exfoliate skin thoroughly with a product like Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta® Peel. This will help the Glow Pad formula penetrate the skin, and ensure streak-free color.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™

Birchbox Breakdown

It’s fine to want a tan; it’s not fine to lay out in the sun without SPF. The solution: Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta® Glow Pads, which give you even, natural-looking color minus the skin damage. Each single-use towelette has customized sunless tanning ingredients, exfoliators, and anti-aging complexes. Plus they’re totally odorless, so you won’t be left smelling like a bottle of Banana Boat.

How it Works

Each tiny wipe has major science behind it. First, soy protein kick-starts collagen production and activates the body’s own melanin, so the color you get is completely customized. Microencapsulated DHA is what allows the pigment to develop over time and also ensures an odorless, streak-free application. Then, Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, and help fade existing sunspots. Finally, active vitamin D works as a topical supplement—no seasonal affective disorder here!

How to Use

You’ll want to use this product on your face, neck, and chest. Apply to dry, clean skin using small circular motions to avoid missing any areas. For light color, perform one circular rotation, for medium color, do two to three circular rotations, and for dark color, repeat circular rotations until the pad is completely dry. Wash hands immediately after use, or use gloves while applying.

Vitamin D   Topical Supplement gives sun kissed glow without sun; makes other vitamins work better
Glycolic Acid   Reduces visible signs of aging
Lactic Acid   A naturally-occurring Alpha Hydroxy Acid that helps speed up cell renewal
Willow Bark Extract   Clears pores & also exfoliates; natural alternative to Salicylic Acid
Soy Protein   Kick-starts collagen production and ensures a more natural hue for rich, long-lasting color
Encapsulated DHA   Provides time-released color
Vitamins A, C, E   Potent antioxidants that prevent collagen breakdown
Vitamin B   Helps reduce pore size and provides wound healing
Phospholipids   Natural substance that draws moisture from the air & seals it into the skin
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Faking Vacations

This arrived in the dead of winter, and I couldn't have been happier! The Glow pads are easy to apply and cover face and neck areas. My face had a nice/natural glow that lasted a week!

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LOVE
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I just love this product. I love the the fact that I am getting the benefit of skincare along with some color on my face. It's a perfect product in my opinion. The wipes are just the right size as well.

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I love this stuff
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I really am a fan of this stuff. I think that the peel is better for if your face needs an overhaul but the glow is great for something daily and my skin really does look glowy. I have olive skin and I do think it might work best for my skin instead of someone really pale. It is very subtle but my husband always thinks i'm wearing makeup because my skin looks much less dull.

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One of my top three favorite products. Ever.
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I use these non-streaking glow pads throughout the year, and I make sure I am never out of them so I'm delighted that Birchbox carries them. They add a radiant glow while also smoothing pores and removing dead skin cells. They're ultra-exfoliating and my go-to product especially when I need to perk up pale winter skin. They're basically a mini facial, and I can't recommend them enough.

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Fantastic glow
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These are great, they give your skin a great glow without streaks or spots. I love the healthy glow without the damage from a tan

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No orange, no breaking out!
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After using these, on my face only, I have other stuff for body, it didn't turn me orange. Didn't smell bad either. The next morning I woke up with a little more glow/tan and used a second night to get a little bit darker and was good for a week. I didn't break out and it didn't turn me orange...perfect!

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Great Face Tanner

I've always been exceptionally nervous about applying any type of self-tanner to my face; whereas streaking or unevenness can be covered on the body by wearing long sleeves or pants, there's no hiding that type of mistake on your face. But this product gives a nice, even, glowing tan that isn't orange or fake-looking. Keep in mind, it WILL be a noticeable difference, so I wouldn't use this unless I was using a self-tanner on my body, too.

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These are my everything
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I love these. I wish I could use them every other day but they are $ so I only use them once or twice a week. Make my skin look naturally glowly and fresh

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Better for someone else

This product may have been ok for me if I was already a bit tan. It was streaky and very obvious that I used it!

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May be a little too much for fair skin
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It was a little too obvious that I used this product. I'm not sure I'm going to use it again. I want a glow that looks natural, not one that causes someone to ask me if I was using a self tanner. :(

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