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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 Extra Strength Alpha Beta® Daily Peel - 30 Pack

$88.00 Ships Free
30 pads

Availability: In stock


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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

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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Best acne product I've ever used

The Dr. Gross peel pack is the first product in YEARS that has made a significant improvement on my chin acne - even visits to the dermatologist and facialist didn't work. In 30 days, my chin went from bumpy, red and swollen (and hideous) to smooth and tight. I even started going out without make-up. Love it!

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Better than my glycolic peels

I have oily skin and because I'm half white and black I get dark brown scars that take forever to go away. This product is great because I can use it every day and get immediate effects. My skin is way smoother and after I moisturize and prime my pores look noticeably smaller, even with foundation. I haven't broken out once since using these and they only tingle on my skin (no burning). I have not noticed a lot of fading on the spots but I have a raised scar that seems to be getting flatter. I bet after a couple more weeks the scars will have faded too. I LOVE THIS BEST of all my skincare products.

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Must Have

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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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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