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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.

Birchbox Breakdown

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 it Works

Each application includes two pre-soaked pads. First, lightly rub your face with the Step 1 pad, which has been soaked in a cocktail of glycolic, lactic, malic, and citric acids, plus healing chamomile and green tea extracts. This sloughs away dead cells to create an even, healthy complexion. The second pad balances and boosts skin with anti-aging ingredients such as retinol and resveratrol, plus antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E.

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.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Makes your mug glow

I started using Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Peel daily about 45 days ago. When I started I regularly wore some type of foundation and concealer + highlighter as needed. After a week I felt like my fine lines around my eye area looked a little smother and I couldn't stop touching the skin on my neck it was so soft (I use on my face, neck, chest and backs of the hands). By day 30 I stopped wearing foundation and just dabbed on YSL touche eclat highlighter in the trouble spots. I started getting compliments on my skin - things like "your skin looks amazing." If you can't afford to use this product daily I suggest cutting the pads in half and applying only to your face and neck daily.

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Used to be my favorite

This literally used to be my FAVORITE product of all time. I was a stay up late, go out all the time, do what I please late 20 something and this product solved ALL my skin problems! Lately my skin has been looking a little blahhh, so I thought I would go in for another series of these. But but but!!!! Now that I'm a little older it is just too harsh on my skin, dries it out like crazy and failed to recreate the magic "glow" that it used to give my crazy greasy skin. Just a warning to those with (even slightly) aging skin...this may be too harsh for you!

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completely changed my skin

I noticed a difference right away when using this product! I have very hormonal/stress induced break outs and this really helped out in those times! everyone's skin is different, but this worked really great for me! my skin is not super sensitive and is combination type.

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Game-changer for your skin

I have a real fun mix if skin problems that many mid-20 somethings deal-- some enlarged pores, the beginnings of wrinkles, sensitivity, blemishes, and post-acne red marks. After a bout of stress-induced skin mutiny, I decided that my skin was going to get put on a 30 day bootcamp with this stuff.

It definitely delivers. To anyone who is in the in-between phase of wrinkles and acne, I will preach the power of RETINOL and GLYCOLIC ACID! I read that these work even better than just any retinol/glycolic treatments because they deliver the treatment in even amounts everyday so your skin doesn't freak out about it. For the price of one decent facial, I got skin that was 100% acne free with a much smoother texture, smaller-looking pores, controlled oil, disappearing wrinkles, and nearly 100% faded post-acne marks.

I had a little irritation at the start of the treatments (a little redness and tiny bumps), but I'm glad I stuck with it. They payoff is huge. I just purchased my "second round"!

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Happy with this.

This does a great job of getting rid of dead skin on your face and I do think that it has lightened some acne marks that I have. I read another review that said to start out using this slowly and build up your tolerance because it is the extra strength version, so that is what I have done. I actually bought this for my fiance because he saw it in his mens health and wanted to try it on his pores, so he's been happy with it too.

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Love this product so far

I am in day seven of the 14 day starter pack and I love it! I have been using a dermatologist skin product with a belching agent and retin A for years and I never thought I would find something that I like more. I actually think these are a good compliment to the retin A. My pores at day 7 are significantly smaller. My face looks brighter and smoother and refreshed. I feel like I just got a professional peel. I am excited to see what happens in the next 7 days. I don't have sensitive skin, so I actually like the extra strength.

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too strong for sensitive skin

I have used the regular version of this product for a long time and just tried this extra strength version. My skin is too sensitive for this one, the regular works fine for me. The cost is so high for this one and doesn't give any better results.

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SKIN SAVER

This product really makes a difference to your skin. If you use any Retin-A type product or just have dry, flaky patches on your face using these pads will gently remove them. After using the pads for a while your skin will look more polished and there will fewer breakouts.

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Intense but amazing

I could only do this scrub once or twice a month. Definitely helps repair the skin and give amazing glow and smoothness. Start slow and workup to your tolerance!

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