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Pair this product with Dr. Gross's All-in-One Cleanser with Toner, which gets rid of dirt and oil without drying out skin.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™

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If the word peel scares you, don’t worry: this skin-saving treatment won’t leave you with an angry tomato face. More than just an exfoliator, it actually improves the texture of your skin, minimize pores, lighten darks spots, and add moisture. You’ll see an immediate difference: smoother skin and fewer breakouts.

How to Use

Once a day, apply Step 1 pad to clean, dry skin, using small circles to cover the entire face and neck. Don’t press too hard and stop when the pad starts to feel dry. Wait two minutes and apply a Step 2 pad in the same way. Do not rinse or use products containing alcohol after either step. Your skin may tingle a bit but it goes away fairly quickly. Follow with a protective moisturizer and SPF.

Extra Strength Step 1: Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Disodium EDTA, Copper PCA, Zinc PCA, Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate.

Extra Strength Step 2: Water, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Resveratrol, Ubiquinone, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Phospholipids, Copper PCA, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA, Simethicone, Octoxynol-9, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol.

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New regimen staple
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Melasma and sun damage drew me to this product and I have to say: LOVE IT. I've had medical peels from my dermatologist friends and these are better, more convenient, and the improvements I was looking for. Buying my second round!

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Good results
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I have really good results from this product and have been using it for years. It used to come in a jar which seemed more economical. I have sensitive skin and just super moisturize afterwards.

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Great at Home Peel

So far this has always been my go to at home peel. I keep trying others but always go back to this one. If my skin seems like its breaking out, I use this peel at night and my skin is nice and clear in the morning. I use the extra strength and they also have one that is more gentle.

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Must Have
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Since I started reading Caroline Hirons blog religiously, I took her advice and added an acid toner to my routine. Albeit, this is the first acid I've used on a regular basis, I absolutely love it and can tell a HUGE difference in my skin. It has completely turned my skin over making it smoother, evening out my skin tone, as well as, decreasing my breakouts (or healing them asap when they do pop up) within the first two weeks of using it. I use it nightly, both pads. It stings just a hair, especially if I've used my Clarisonic or Suki sugar scrub as part of my cleansing routine first, but it's nothing terrible. I hold it over any "bleeding" zits that I've popped (correctly, of course) and it stops it pretty quickly and the spot heals within 24-48 hours.

I highly recommend these, especially for 40 and over skin. I'm 43, and I will continue to use these pads. They are pricey, but they are totally worth it if you're looking to add an acid into your routine. Finally, these are so convenient! It's so much easier to have a pre-soaked pad you just pull out to use vs having to add a liquid yourself to a cotton pad. A must have for those looking to revamp their skin!

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this works pretty well

I got this product to fade scars on my face and it did a good job overall of bringing radiance to my face. The wipes were not too irritating to my eyes and I saw results within a week,

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Skin saver!
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Use this anytime your skin is acting up or having a little breakout or just not as radiant you you would like. Adds radiance, hydration, and smooths the complexion! I use this a couple times a week over night and I have noticed such a difference in my complexion. Love!

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Amazing

These have changed my skin! I have always had lots of small bumps all over my forehead that specially get bad after pregnancy. So when I stopped breastfeeding I decided to see a esthetician who introduced me to these pads. And oh wow! I have the best skin now I have ever had.

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I really like these
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If you are consistent and use them for at least 3 weeks, you will see a very nice difference. I use them about every 4 months for a few weeks.

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Awesome!

I am a huge, huge fan of these pads. They are simple to use and the results are terrific - they even my skin tone and and reduce my pores. I have dry sensitive skin and have not had any negative skin reactions in the 4 months I have been using. I use 2 to 3 times a week before going to bed and follow up with a simple moisturizing cream. The Alpha Beta pads are a great addition to any skincare regime.

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Great Product!
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I tried a 3 day sample treatment and my skin felt extra clean and really soft. I really felt like it helped my pores tighten up. My pores are always an issue for me and I feel like this product has actually made a difference.

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