Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel Review (2020 Update)

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Today, I’m going to discuss the bestselling Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel.

Does this product live up to its claims? Let’s find out. ⭐

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ⓘ In today’s post, I’ll share my 2¢ on Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel!

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Summary: The classic Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel is one of the all-time bestsellers. 🏆

Best For: Dark Spots, Age Spots

Key Ingredients:
7 AHAs and BHAs

Get It @ Sephora, Amazon

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The bestselling Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta daily peels are individually wrapped 2-step peel pads that actually come in three versions (Ultra Gentle, Universal, and Extra Strength).

With regular use, these peel pads can help lift away dead skin and remove excess oils & impurities for brighter-looking and more even skin tone (bye bye, dark spots!). They also help smooth out the texture of your skin to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and old acne scars.

Each daily treatment includes two steps: a peel pad (Step 1) and a neutralization pad (Step 2).

Step 1 is packed with the 7 Alpha Beta acids, including both AHAs and BHAs, for powerful exfoliation:

  1. Glycolic Acid (AHA)
  2. Salicylic Acid (BHA)
  3. Lactic Acid (AHA)
  4. Mandelic Acid (AHA)
  5. Malic Acid (AHA)
  6. Citric Acid (AHA)
  7. Willow Bark Extract (a natural source of salicylic acid)

The AHAs help promote faster cell turnover to brighten dull and uneven skin tone while the BHAs penetrate oily and acne-prone skin to release trapped oils and unclog blocked pores. 🤗

In addition, Green Tea and Chamomile Extracts reduce skin irritation with their anti-inflammatory properties while Copper and Zinc help restore skin elasticity and boost recovery results.

On the other hand, I don’t like that SD Alcohol 40-B is listed as the second ingredient after water. According to Paula’s Choice, this alcohol “degreases the skin and provides a quick-drying finish”, but may cause skin dryness and damage your skin’s protective barrier with long-term use.

Step 2 is a neutralization pad (sodium bicarbonate or baking soda) with additional antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients for optimal post-peel recovery:

  1. Resveratrol (Antioxidant)
  2. Retinol & Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
  3. Ascorbic Acid & Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C)
  4. Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)

Do not skip Step 2 as it neutralizes the acids (particularly the AHAs) to prevent excessive peeling.

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In terms of results, most customers praised the Alpha Beta Daily Peel’s effectiveness for clearing up acne, dark spots, uneven tone, and generally producing more radiant and youthful-looking skin.

The most common complaint was the high price point of this product. However, some felt it’s worth the money compared to professional treatments like microneedling or laser therapy. 💲

My Verdict: The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel packs a powerful punch to hyperpigmentation like dark spots with its unique formula of 7 Alpha Beta acids (AHAs and BHAs). However, the high alcohol content in these peel pads may contribute to increased skin dryness.

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