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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Normal ✔ Oily ✔ Combination ✔ Dry What it is: A daily antiaging extra strength peel in presoaked pads to resurrect radiance and combat the three most common signs of aging. Solutions for: - Serious breakouts and acne-prone skin - Skin that is very rough, dry, or dull - Aging skin and wrinkles If you want to know more… Achieve smooth, beautiful skin in two minutes with this extra-strength version of the peel Dr. Dennis Gross uses on patients at his NYC practice. The patented two-step formula contains seven acids, is easy and safe to use at home, and does not require any recovery time. Step one is packed with rejuvenating, powerful, yet gentle exfoliating acids. Step two controls the alpha hydroxy acid activity, delivers antiaging actives, nourishes, and keeps skin balanced, smooth, and radiant. Skin immediately looks refreshed and perfectly prepped for a more effective skincare routine. Expect to see improved texture and diminished fine lines with continued use. What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

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frequency of use
How often do I need to do both steps? is it daily? at nightime? How long should the package last? How long should I use it?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
emru
(Staten Island, New York)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
10 answers
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answer 1
Sephora associates have all recommended that you start by using it 2-3 times a week, eventually building up to using it every night.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
vicky223
(Arlington, VA)
answer 2
I use these peels twice per week due to their high price. I still see great results when I use them regularly. Most times I use in the morning, followed by a sunscreen.
answered 2 years ago
CCM0123
answer 3
I use this product every other night since it's extra strength. You should use this product at night because the ingredient (retinol) makes your skin more susceptible to the sun so you should always use sunblock when using this product. (It states that on the box) Here's a quote from a dr. "retinol encourages skin cell turnover; this new skin is delicate and should not be exposed to the sun." If you use this product in the day and don't apply sunblock, you can actually make skin age faster because it is more susceptible to the sun. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
xteena
(Anonymous)
answer 4
i follow the products instructions and use it daily on my face and neck.
answered 3 years ago
spending
(North Hollywood, CA)
answer 5
It is meant to be used daily, preferably in the night.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 6
I started with the sample packet of the Alpha Beta peel and the extra strength and it says on the package to use in the morning as well as the evening.
I used it 2 times a day for a whole month and found the best results with using it as directed. Since it cost so much and you go through it so quickly I have now switched to just once a day and I find that it is still working very well.
I think if you did it only once a week you wouldn't see the results that you should be seeing.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
care0531
(Naples, FL)
answer 7
You use both steps everytime you use the peel. Use the first pad, wait a couple minutes, and use the second pad. I use the pads until they are practically dry. I also use it every other night, because I find it to be a little sticky afterwards - not very good for makeup application.

If used everyother day at night, following with a nice lotion, you should see results pretty fast :)
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
thereisonlylove
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
it's only to be used once daily, whether am or pm, just make sure you are using sunscreen every single day to prevent pigmentation on the skin from the sun. if daily use is too much for your skin you can do every other day or just a few times a week. there are 30 treatments so it should last a month if used daily, longer if used more sporadically.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kiki9800
(North Arlington, NJ)
answer 9
Every night is the instructions I read, unless you are highly sensitive, then you may have to go every other night.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
tooshortandsassy
(Hickory Corners, Michigan)
answer 10
These are the extra strength peel pads, so if you are using AHA products for the first time, I would start by using these every other day or every third day. You'll know if you're using them too often, because if you are you'll get small dry patches of flaky skin. However, if your skin is used to AHAs, you can use them every day. I generally leave Step 1 on until it starts to sting around my nose or until I get some redness, because my skin is pretty used to it. Then I neutralize.

I use these in the morning after washing since I use a retinol cream at night, but you can do either day or night. Just make sure you're using sunscreen in the daytime, since this will definitely make you more prone to sunburn (it's worth it though). You use the step 1 pad, wait, then follow it up with step 2 - you have to use both pads each time you apply or it won't work properly. Thus, even though there are 60 pads altogether, there are 30 applications. If you're using them every day, they will last you a month... but more likely you'll use them every other day, which will give you a good 2 months' supply. They last a long time so you don't have to worry about using them up fast.

The only thing you should ask yourself before buying is: does it bother you to let a wet product dry on your face? The neutralizing pads are quite wet. The results with this product are great, but ultimately I switched to another AHA peel because I wanted to rinse after I used it. You may want to mosey into Sephora and try one out in-store, since there's no sink or water needed with this product.

Hope this helps! And remember: Sephora has a 100% satisfaction policy. :-)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
weaselberries
(Oakdale, MN)
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Does this cause breakouts?
I have acne prone skin & i'm wondering if anyone's had trouble with this product?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
jmcollas
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
8 answers
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answer 1
It can cause breakouts in the same way that microdermabrasion and professional peels can. Basically stripping off the top layer of your skin opens up the newly revealed top layer, making it more susceptible to bacteria. However, you can lower your risk of a breakout by being extra hygienic-- wash your bedding so you're not laying on dirty pillow cases at night, don't touch your face without washing your hands, and be cautious about excessive sweating while using the product.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
LSURae
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
this product is actually treating my adult acne. since using it i've noticed faster healing and less blemishes.
answered 3 years ago
spending
(North Hollywood, CA)
answer 3
This product has not caused breakouts for me. On the contrary, it really deep cleans the pores and makes skin smoother and clearer.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jeannie29
answer 4
My daughter has used this on her acne prone skin and was very sensitive to this product - her face turned red, but it can clear up acne!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
makeuprn
(Hinsdale, IL)
answer 5
I have oily, acne prone skin and this did absolutely nothing in the way of helping to clear my skin.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
hbomber
(Windsor, ONT)
answer 6
I actually started using this because of my acne prone skin. I have super sensitive but acne prone skin that is generally oily, but gets super dry with the wrong products, and this has helped SO MUCH. My skin tone and clarity has improved ten fold. I actually stopped using this for a while because of how expensive it is, and my skin started to rebel. I repurchased about a week ago and already the results have been awesome (again!) Everyone's skin is different, but I would recommend you try it.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
mes337
(Glenside, PA)
answer 7
I, too, have acne prone and sensitive skin. This product has helped me keep break-outs at bay by keeping my pores clear. Especially helpful around the nose and chin.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
spencera
(Richmond, VA)
answer 8
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Has anyone used this versus Kate Somerville Exfolikate and the Brazilian Peel?
I am using this product now and have seen some pretty good results but it seems that the Exfolikate and the Brazilian Peel are getting some really great reviews. I have large pores and uneven skintone and am wondering if either of these two products are working better for anyone else.

Thanks in advance!
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
hccnyc
(NY, NY)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
7 answers
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answer 1
Exfolikate worked well WITH these. On it's own it fell flat. I have very oily acne prone skin.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Smiczy
answer 2
I have tried all of them. I like this one the best. The exfoli-Kate didn't do much for me. I still have the bottle but have stopped using it since it didn't make a difference. I tried the brazillian and that one works pretty well but it is pricey and it was harsh on my skin. (skin got red). This one didn't make my skin red and it was so easy to use and showed fast results. If your skin isn't super sensitive, the Brazillian peel is great too. I just prefer this one. I personally didn't get much from the Kate. It's gentle and exfoliates I guess but my skin didn't look or feel any different after using it several times.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
carissasmama
(Rockville, MD)
answer 3
I have used all three thanks to Sephora samples. I prefer these pads as well. But I like to take a break about once a month. That's when I use the Exfolikate. I have very oily, acne prone skin, so I always need something but Exfolikate is more gentle.

As another commenter said, the brazilian peel is more immediate. So, if I've been on a budget, haven't been keeping up with this peel and have an event, I'll reach for the brazilian.

I must say though, hands down, the best skin care product I've purchased are the Perricone Omega 3 diestary supplement pills. It has evened out my skin tone and allowed my skincare routine to really do its job.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
mey2t
(Washington, DC)
answer 4
I have used the Brazilian Peel in the past and did not see as much a a result as with this product. I have received so many compliments on how my skin looks lately, so I am sticking to this.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
debra26
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I have used all three and this is hands down, my favorite. Exfolikate works well, but these pads tighten better and diminish the fine lines more. The Brazilian Peel is also a good product, but I think that both Exfolikate and the Brazilian Peel are more exclusively used just for exfoliation. Dr. Gross' pads have more visible benefits such as tightening, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, evening out skin tone, increasing hydration, etc. - that the other two products don't do IMO. For the money (and I know they are expensive!) you can't buy a better product than these pads!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
edie826
(Groves, TX)
answer 6
I also use the Brazilian peel, and while the peel delivers remarkable results instantly, I think the extra strength alpha beta treatments better improve my skin long term. Also, the preventative aspects of the treatments are better than the peel, in my opinion. If I had to stop using one of the products, it would definitely be the peel.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
daintyheifer
(Washington, DC)
answer 7
I use both!! The Exfolikate is more of a manual exfoliant, you need to be at the sink to rinse off. The Dr. Gross pads are nice because you just swipe and your done. I don't know what your daily routine is, but I like to switch it up. Hope this helps!!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
janepo
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Good for use on the neck area?
I'm pretty much set on purchasing this product, but I was wondering if anyone has used it on their neck area. I sometimes get pimples on my neck and I'm also hoping that this product will help to even out a few darker spots. Does anyone have any experience with this?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
owltanager
(Toronto, Ontario)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
7 answers
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answer 1
I use it on my face, neck, chest AND hands!!! There is plenty of the product to do so and I've seen awesome results on my hands and chest, as has my husband. I've been doing my entire skincare routine including my face, neck, chest, and hands for a long time now bc your chest and hands can give away your age faster than your face sometimes (or at the very least show age that your face may not). I encourage everyone to do the same. You won't regret it!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
tink32
(Greensboro NC)
answer 2
I use it on both face and neck because the pads have enough moisture to do both areas. It seems to work on both
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
katzmom
answer 3
I've been using it all the way down my neck and on my decolette- it's really great!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
lisafire
(New York,NY)
answer 4
I was initially introduced to this from the company rep and she recommended I always never neglect the neck area.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ecru
answer 5
I used it on my neck. It says in the directions to use it on neck and chest too. It's pretty gentle but it works well. I have acne scars and oily and sensitive skin but this really seemed to make my skin more even toned and brighter.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
carissasmama
(Rockville, MD)
answer 6
I would use this first on my face and then finish on my neck. It was not harsh and did not cause rashes. In fact, I had some hard little bumps on my neck and this eliminated them.
I did not ever use an entire pad on my neck, though.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
pastryqueen
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
I use it on my neck and face, and I have seen a difference. However, I am not someone who breaks out, so not sure if it will diminish the appearance of spots from pimples.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
debra26
(New York, NY)
Question
How many times per week should you use the peel?
I may have missed it, but I can't seem to find how many times per week to use them! I would assume once a week bc similar products suggest this, but I'd like to do it twice a week but I don't wanna over do it!
asked 4 years ago
makeupjonkey
(atlanta, ga)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
7 answers
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answer 1
Your skin might have a reaction if you begin using it morning and night right away. Your skin gets more used to the peel with every application, so phase it in is the best way to go, I think. Start by applying it every other night for a week, then, if you've had no adverse reaction, you can use it every night.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dearcally
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 2
I use them twice a week and I don't have a problem. But I guess it depends on your skin type... I'd suggest if you have dry skin see how using it twice a week works and then adjust but if you have combo skin I'd def say it's ok to use this twice a week or even three times if your skin needs that extra pick me up.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
zenzoona
(Big EAZY)
answer 3
I use it about twice a week.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jane2
answer 4
I use it every night before bed, since I have more time to layer skin products in the evening. I am allergic to certain ingredients, but my skin is not overly sensitive. I would try it out first and see how your skin feels. If it stings, then your skin is probably more sensitive, and you might want to start out with twice a week and increase if necessary.
answered 4 years ago
copperfield8
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 5
As directed you can use this peel daily in the AM or PM.
P.S. it is gentle enough to use daily.
answered 4 years ago
sweet1rose
(SF, SD)
answer 6
You can use these peels once per day, every day. If you feel that daily use is too much, try skipping a day or two in between. I wouldn't recommend cutting the pads in half because then you don't get the right amount of medicine from it.
answered 4 years ago
kolambert
answer 7
Morning & night!
answered 4 years ago
diva298
(Nazareth, PA)
Question
do you wash your face after step 2 of this peel?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
sunnieuri
(St. John's, Antigua)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
7 answers
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answer 1
Wash before Step 1 and after Step 2, use an SPF moisturizer because exposing bare skin in the sun after using a facial peel can cause damage to it.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
babidollface
(CA)
answer 2
Don't wash face after, as it will decrease the effectiveness of the product. After I finish with step 2, I wait 2-3 minutes and then apply Laura Mercier moisturizer and my face feels refreshed and smooth.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
daintyheifer
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
NO!!..you wash your face before step one, follow with step two, then your done
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
janepo
answer 4
No do not wash it off. You can add a cream or lotion but leave it all on
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
happysteph
(Estes Park, Co)
answer 5
Thanks ladies. You have been a great help. :)
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
sunnieuri
(St. John's, Antigua)
answer 6
No you dont wash your face after step 2. I avoid using products for about 10 min to let all the nutrience absorb...
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
kat1018
(billerica, ma)
answer 7
No. After step two dries you apply moisturizer or whatever treatment you want to use after the peel.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
mes337
(Glenside, PA)
Question
how to incorporate it to my daily routine?
i use a cleanser, toner, acne serum, moisturizer..where does this fit in? after cleansing or after toning?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Miami, FL)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I think I would skin the toning on the day you were using the peel and use it after cleansing. If you were to use both, it might be too irritating and the purpose of the toner is to change the pH, correct? I'd double check with the acne serum too. Sometimes it's just too much of a good thing. I get good results with cleansing, peel and moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
bostonbeth
(boston, ma)
answer 2
I use these after cleansing and toning, but let the toner dry first. The apply your other steps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
alea4240
(NC)
answer 3
I use it at night right after I wash my face, and than I put on my products from my dermatologist. I have acne skin.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
dstark
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
I use it after cleansing and before moisturizing. I have found that using any other products with it at night tend to make your face red. It is so strong that you really don't need anyting else for that month
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
katzmom
answer 5
This product should be used after your cleanser.
I do cleanser, peel, acne spot treatment (when needed), serum, and mouisterizer.
My skin has never looked so good!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
care0531
(Naples, FL)
answer 6
I replace my toner with this at night. Since it already has anti-aging properties in it I would replace my toner or serum at night with this. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
detgrl
(Detroit, MI)
Question
Can I use clarisonic with this
If I use this in the pm, can I use my clarisonic in the am or vice versa?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I use my clarasonic mya to clean my face before I use it at night. I love the results!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
dstark
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
I did all the combinations. It didn't make any huge difference. Since the pads can be exfoliating, you can use the clarisonic in the morning and use this product at night.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
anu3030
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 3
I use mine twice a day when I wash my face and have not seen any adverse effects. If anything, I think it makes it work better because your skin is so clean
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
katzmom
answer 4
I use my clarisonic every day and use these once a week on a set day. like every monday or something. i cut the pads in half to save money. I apply step 2, moisturizer and go to bed then when I get up I wash my face. ahhhmazing.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
andy101
(tulsa, ok)
answer 5
I clean my face each night with my Clarisonic, wait a few minutes then use my pads. I have sensitive, acne proned, oily skin and it has not been a problem at all. May even be better since face is fresh and clean.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
iluvfreshsake
(Hayward, CA)
answer 6
Definitely! I even use my Clarisonic with a gentle cleanser right before using these pads and so far I have no irritation at all. I like to think the Clarisonic sets the stafe for the pads to really work.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
bickey
(Narrows, VA)
Question
dennis gross xtra stength alpha beta peel
I received a sample of this 2 stepproduct. I put it on tonite. When do you wash it off or do you let it on your skin and wash it when I wake up? There are no intructions on this
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
dawn0413
(NY, NY)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I put it on at night also and wash my face in the morning. It's o.k. to use a softener after use also.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
makeuprn
(Hinsdale, IL)
answer 2
The product is suppose to be ued after you have washed your face. Then, use the two step product. No need to wahs it off, but make sure that you use step 2 pad everywhere you used step 1 pad. Remember that you should not be using products with any alcohol in them if you use this product.

BTW, I don't wash my face before using this because I have sensitive skin and it works amazingly.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
debra26
(New York, NY)
answer 3
You do not wash off. Let it dry before applying your normal moisturizer etc.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
lauraem
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
You don't wash it off. The second pad is the neutralizer. If you still feel any tingling, take another swipe with Pad #2. I usually wait about 10 min, and then apply DDF Glycolic 10% Exfoliating Moisturizer -- really sinks into the skin after using the peel.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
spencera
(Richmond, VA)
answer 5
My sample had instructions on the back of the packets. Use the first packet and wipe all over face, neck,until the pad is dry.
Wait 2 minutes and do the same with the second wipe.
Do not wash off and do not use alcohol based products after.
Can use on your hands, too.
Hope this helps.
Be sure to wear sun protection, too.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
pastryqueen
(Austin, TX)
answer 6
We recommend applying Step 1 and waiting about 2-3 minutes then follow with Step 2. Follow with your day or night time moisturizer and do not rinse off. We hope this answers your question!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Face Wash
What face wash have you noticed works best with these? Do you think a certain face wash would make these work better?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
rikku1228
on Alpha Beta® Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel
6 answers
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answer 1
I personally like Purity by Philosophy. It is gentle and cleans very well. It is not drying but it still gets rid of residue on the skin. It's also a decent price and a little goes a long way. I use it with this peel.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
carissasmama
(Rockville, MD)
answer 2
I would imagine a moisturizing one would be the way to go, but that's because I have combination skin. I use a Rose Hip Oil cleanser (it's in cream form) with a wash cloth. I lightly rub it on the morning after I have used the product, as I have read this helps remove any excess skin. Any other day I just use the cleanser normally with my fingertips. I hope this was helpful.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
sonsire
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I use Dr. Gross' All-In-One Facial Cleanser with Toner that he formulated especially for use with these pads. I don't know what there is about it, but it works better than the other cleansers I used with them. I remove my eye makeup and foundation first, then wash with his cleanser right before I use the pads. I have tried it every which way, and this works best for me.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
edie826
(Groves, TX)
answer 4
i think it depends on you skin type and what if can handle. i switch between ptr anti-ageing cleanser and fresh soy cleanser.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
kat1018
(billerica, ma)
answer 5
For me, the product is enough. What I like about it is that I can use less expensive face wash--anything that works on your skin and keeps it cleansed. The moisturizer you choose would be more important, as the peel does do a number--make sure you have an effective moisturizer. I use Bliss Steep Clean Mattifying Moisturizer and it works well without making my face shiny.
answered 5 years ago
sarahlhl
(Athens, OH)
answer 6
I have used several cleaners before using this product and found any deep cleaner that gets into the pores works best.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
care0531
(Naples, FL)
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