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!
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!
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.
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!
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.