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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Glow Pads

What it is:An exfoliating self-tanner with antiaging properties and vitamin D. What it is formulated to do:Alpha Beta Glow Pads provide a radiant, sun kissed glow year-round, without exposure to the sun's harmful UVA/UVB rays. Formulated with the sun vitamin, Active Vitamin D, these pads give the face believable, natural color. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know:Microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver odorless, streak free color deep into skin to prevent fading through surface exfoliation. Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids penetrate the skin to exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow. Vitamin D is known for enhancing the benefits of other vitamins and antioxidants found in the formula. This product is gentle enough for all skin types, vegan, and cruelty-free
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Glow Pads

Question
Should these be applied before or after moisturizer?
I am just curious, when adding these into my morning facial routine, after cleansing & toning should I apply them before or after my moisturizer? thank you!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
dianemary126
(staten island, ny)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
Some of you might not have seen the area that is right before the reviews..... there is a tab that says 'Active Ingredients' & 'Suggested Use'. Very informative section that might help with some of the questions.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
jollybean
(Granger, IN)
answer 2
I use this a couple times a week at night after cleansing and nothing else. I suppose after the product has dried and set (I'd wait at least an hour), one could apply a moisturizer, sunscreen, etc.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
csrinca
(Irvine, CA)
answer 3
i cleanse , tone and then apply the glow pad, i wait a few minutes and then apply my moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
suzzels
(South Florida)
answer 4
I applied at night before bed just after a toner. Since it has other vitamins, I did not apply other lotions on my face.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
divawannabe
(portland, or)
answer 5
Before, otherwise it will exfoliate off your moisturizer :)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
blackmath
(Seattle)
answer 6
You should apply it before moisturizer. I saw Dr. Gross on QVC say that you should cleanse, apply these, and then go about with your normal skincare routine. I usually apply mine at night.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
glmgrl
(South Carolina)
answer 7
I would use these at night after cleansing and exfoliating. Do not apply moisturizer before or after--wait till the morning and return to your usual routine.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nlanese
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 8
I would suggest that you skip moisturizer entirely. It will just interfere with the product while it is processing and could lead to blotchy color. I apply mine after washing my face and allowing it to dry completely before applying product nothing in between.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nicolerenebeauty
(Boston, Ma)
answer 9
I would say before. You want a clean face when you are using them. Also, i found that they added quite a bit of moisture to my face, so you may not even need moisturizer after using them.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tricia12
answer 10
I wash my face first & then use the glow pads in place of my regular glycolic toner. I allow my skin to dry for several minutes & I follow up with my treatment serum & moisturizer. Gives me a great glow with no streaks.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eastakrongirl
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 11
Definitely before. Be sure to exfoliate well, then apply.
After it has soaked in a while, I usually go back and
moisturize.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 12
If you have dry skin and don't regularly exfoliate, then you will likely want to moisturize first. But be aware that you need to apply these to dry skin so you'll need to let your moisturizer completely absorb. Also, these are a self tanner so they develop the typical self tanner odor after about an hour. I would not recommend using in the morning if you are going to school, work, or anyplace else where you don't want to smell around people. Put these on at night before bed because it takes a full 8 hours for the color to develop. And you won't use these daily. I would say you'll use every 3 days at most. I have fair skin and will be using every 5-6 days.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
Question
how is it for the body?
if you use it on the body, how many glow pads do you generally need to use?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
mmh1
(New York, NY)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I bought this for body use and found them too small. I would say it would take two per arm and possibly 5 per leg - and I'm short!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jennifuh
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I think these pads are too small for the body. They are not the same size as a standard towelette. The Tan Towels brand would be much better for your body.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eastakrongirl
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 3
Depending on how much color you want, at least 2. I usually use 3 for my body and face. I have noticed whatever you start with e.g. right leg, will be darker than what you finish the pad with e.g left leg. I found that out the hard way. Now I use new pad to do rt leg and then rt arm. New pad to do left leg, then left arm. You get the picture.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 4
The pads are little towelettes that are about 2.5-3" square. Depending on your height and weight, you would need to use at least 10 towels to do your entire body. This product is intended only for face/neck/chest. It's not a full body self tanner. I guess you could use it for that, but you would be spending a lot of money to do so.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I would not use this on my body. I use it all over the face, ears, neck (front and back) and on my chest. Makes everything look even. Also does not darken any age spots as it is treating them at the same time.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bethyz
(Scott AF Base, IL)
answer 6
This product is not for the body. Its so clear on the package in the description
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
binformed
(Chicago, Illinois)
answer 7
I noticed that the people who seemed to disapprove of this product the strongest were those who incorrectly tried using this product, intended for the face, on their entire bodies... I realize this product may not say "Just for Face" (like thousands of other skincare products on here & every other site..that don't necessarily tell you, "Put this on your face- NOT your body") but this particularly references face-specific results... like "tightens pores"... Out of curiosity, did any of those same people use the original Alpha-Beta pads (sans tanner) on your entire body as well?
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mazzy69
(LA, Ca)
answer 8
I used about 4 just to cover my legs. They are small. About the size of a dollar bill, folded in half. The towels tend to dry quickly, which lead to streaking.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
scretwitch
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 9
I found that I really prefer my Glow Pad for the face. But when I do it on my body I figure out what outfit I'm going to wear and customize it for that. If calves are showing just do that area...shoulders that area...arms etc. But I bought a pack for my face and another for my body...
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mysings
(Chicago, IL)
answer 10
Four. Difficult to use on the body because as you rub it, it rolls. The "pad" is very thin.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
nicklevel4
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 11
The towelette size is clearly for face and neck, so for the body I think it would take a towlette per section, i.e. two for each leg, two for front torso, two for back torso, and maybe one for each arm. I think there are better options than this out there for body tanning. I really think this is intended for face, neck, and maybe chest.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
unfizzy
(Royal Oak, MI)
Question
lasting power
How long does the color last after using a pad?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Harrisburg, PA)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
11 answers
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answer 1
The color last about 1-2 days on me. I tend to use the glow pad every 2-3 days. I like to exfoliated so i am sure that tends to remove the tan rather quickly.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
suzzels
(South Florida)
answer 2
About a 3 days. I noticed it faded within a full week.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
divawannabe
(portland, or)
answer 3
about 3-4 days, and fades pretty evenly.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
blackmath
(Seattle)
answer 4
I have fair skin and the original color lasted 48 hours. On the third day it had faded, but was still decent. I will be applying every 5 days so that I don't get overly dark and look unnaturally tan against my fair skin. If you are more of a medium complexion, then you may need to apply every 3-4 days.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I have been using every three days. I thought it would take some time to build up to the color I wanted, but the color was perfect after one application and lasted through my morning and night routine of using a clarsonic and exfolients and antiaging serums. I do tend to use it at night so I am not "developing" during the day, but honestly, there is no smell and if you wanted to use during the day, there is absolutely no reason not to!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bethyz
(Scott AF Base, IL)
answer 6
I'm Nicole Kidman fair...I do this every 4 days!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
binformed
(Chicago, Illinois)
answer 7
Depends on how dry your skin is. The drier the skin, the less it will stay "tan." Keep your skin moisturized and really exfoiliate before use. (I know it says it exfoliates - but do that before applying.) It should help it stay for about 5-7 days.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
scretwitch
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 8
Amazingly! 4 days! Then it comes down gradually...its not streaky or like a Cinderalla effect its gradual. Thats really one of the best parts
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mysings
(Chicago, IL)
answer 9
The color lasted about 3 days on my face and maybe a day longer on my arms.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
snd2
(germantown, md)
answer 10
It all depends on your skin type and tone. I think the average is 2-3 days. The best thing to do is to just play with the application and decide what works best for you. I have more olive toned skin and I use this once a day for the Vitamin D benefits.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
skinsavior1
(New York, NY)
answer 11
I used it on a Saturday evening and didn't wash it off until Sunday evening (lazy weekend). I was pretty orange by that time. I used Kate Somerville Exfolikate for Acne because I wanted to slough off some of the orange, but it was still a little unnatural looking immediately after. After washing my face normally the next morning (using a makeup-removing facewash with a Clarisonic Mia, just FYI) I was amazed at how even my skintone looked and how I looked glowing and smooth. Keep in mind the other products I already use regularly, so it must be these pads creating the smooth and glowy look. I looked great Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but Thursday I looked only slightly tanner and my dark spots were visible again, so I think this lasts 3 days because the first day of four is too orange and the fifth day it's mostly gone.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
unfizzy
(Royal Oak, MI)
Question
Is there a range of colors or one color fits some?
I have white hair and am relatively fair with some ruddy areas and age spots. I like the exfoliant ,cover-up and vit. D idea. I fear it may stain my hair if I'm not careful or leave an obvious line at hairline. Any ideas?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
antf
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
11 answers
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answer 1
I have highlighted blonde, (and okay, gray at the roots...) hair and have had no issues with the product staining my hairline...although in my case it may help cover those roots.....
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sammy765
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 2
Hi, I noticed that some stray hairs along my forehead have turned a light orange color.....I have brown highlighted hair...so I just took to pinning my hair back along my forehead and its fine now. But they will change the color if you are not careful. But I love them!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jenfur
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
It might stain your hairline, but I would be more worried about the orange cast it will give your skin in contrast to your hair color. Its easy to use, but the "tan" color leave a lot to be desired. Try FusionBeauty GlowFusion as it works with your own skin tone and doesn't add color.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
leglbegl
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I have light blonde hair & I usually put a shower cap over my hair to protect it. However, if I put it too heavy on the forehead I can see a definite line at my hairline, but have never seen it stain my hair. I usually just use my hair to cover the line or lighten up on use in that area. As for the ruddiness, I have that too & I couldn't tell that the product made it worse.....it did help me use less makeup though.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bethlexy
(Alabama)
answer 5
Immediately after applying the product take a cotton ball & buff around the hair line & other areas of concern. This will blend the product a bit more & minimize staining, blotchiness,etc.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eastakrongirl
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 6
This product might stain your hair, as is a risk with white hair and any self tanner. But it will definitely stain your ruddier areas and any age spots noticeably darker than the rest of your skin. So you will then have to wear concealer and foundation to even that out. I think you are better off going with a non-committal product like a gel bronzer (Per Fekt makes a good one and Hourglass just came out with a new gel bronzing primer). These products will give you the tan glow that you want, but they won't stain your skin or hair.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
There is only one glow pad. No color choice. I am "blonde" colored gray and have been using in my hair line with no problem at all. Hasn't colored my eyebrows either and I am not careful to avoid. I like how much more natural this is than using tinted moisturizer which always gets wierd on my brows and hairline. Try it! You will love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
bethyz
(Scott AF Base, IL)
answer 8
Try this! This is great if you are fair just do it like every few days instead of everyday
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
binformed
(Chicago, Illinois)
answer 9
So as it doesn't get on your hair, put a light coat of conditioner around the hair line. It should help protect your white hair.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
scretwitch
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 10
You wont have any issues with this product. Take it as far back into your hairline as possible and do one simple sweep over each area of your face. This will give a light coverage. Now if you want to be more tan go back up to 5 times to be more tan. Make sure to do your ears, neck, back of the neck. I think you'll love it!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mysings
(Chicago, IL)
answer 11
It wont stain your hair but you should definitely work it into your hairline. Dont forget your ears too! The key with this product is to blend, blend, blend. Good luck. The color is beautiful.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
skinsavior1
(New York, NY)
Question
Morning or Night Application?
I am a light/fair redhead who doesn't tan at all (avoid the sun almost completely and wear 30+ SPF at all times)... so these are appealing to me. I have quite a few sample and want to try them, but am worried about my face turning orange. I only plan on using them on my face and neck.

Questions:
#1: Does it matter if I apply it in the morning or does it have to be evening? The instructions are somewhat vague.

#2. How long does it take to "activate" and show color? An hour, a few hours?

#3. Should I exfoliate prior to using this? Seems like it would be a good idea.

#4. Is there a "secret" way to make sure I get an even application without streaks? I haven't used a self tanner since the 80's and let me tell you -- they were horrid back then. LOL

Thanks for the advise!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
youngerforever
(Southern Virginia)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
11 answers
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answer 1
You will love this. I go over my face, neck and chest area. I did not turn orange.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
divawannabe
(portland, or)
answer 2
#1: Does it matter if I apply it in the morning or does it have to be evening? The instructions are somewhat vague.
You can do it during the day but it just is more convenient at night. It exfoliates , and the color builds over time so it's perfect to do at night before moisturizer and wake up with a tan face!

#2. How long does it take to "activate" and show color? An hour, a few hours?
about 4-6 hours.

#3. Should I exfoliate prior to using this? Seems like it would be a good idea.
NO! you will likely experience redness and sensitivity if you do. with most self tanners you would want to, but this product actually exfoliates already, so there is no need.

#4. Is there a "secret" way to make sure I get an even application without streaks? I haven't used a self tanner since the 80's and let me tell you -- they were horrid back then. LOL
Just be really thorough- you cant see any color when you apply, so just make sure you are getting your face evenly and blending into your hair line, and down onto your neck and chest. One pad will do your face, neck, and most of your chest and shoulder area.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
blackmath
(Seattle)
answer 3
I usually apply mine at night. You can always exfoliate in the a.m. if you feel like you have gotten a little too much color. Also, you don't have to use the entire pad at one time. Just put it back in the package and clip it back up and use the rest on the following day. I have done this also and love the gradual color that I get.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
glmgrl
(South Carolina)
answer 4
these are only intended to be used on your face and neck. They are not made for the body. I apply mine in the evening, after I have cleansed my face. They are amazing! The color starts to develop in approximately an hour. This product has alpha and beta hydroxy acids that exfoliate the skin, so you don't really need to exfoliate before using them.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
mogirl87
answer 5
I have found that it is best to use this product in the morning after I wash my face and let it dry completely. I do NOT put any moisturizer on and apply the glow pad directly to my bare skin and let it dry. I then put bare essentials powder foundation over it and go about my day. I don't see any reason why you can't do this at night as well.
As far as streaking goes... Just take your time and make sure to cover all areas. I also use it on my neck and ears to make sure I have even coverage and no visible lines. The pad is large enough to cover more than just the face... but not much more, it is definitely just for the face and neck and is not big enough for body coverage.
I do exfoliate lightly before using this product. Its always a good idea to do before using a self tanner.
Hope this helps :)
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
nicolerenebeauty
(Boston, Ma)
answer 6
Questions:
#1: Does it matter if I apply it in the morning or does it have to be evening? The instructions are somewhat vague.

- I prefer evening so makeup doesn't interfere and I can wake up with a surprise tan ;-)

#2. How long does it take to "activate" and show color? An hour, a few hours?

- It took a few hours for me when I tried it during the day.

#3. Should I exfoliate prior to using this? Seems like it would be a good idea.

- I always exfoliate first so the tanner isn't concentrated on rough spots.

#4. Is there a "secret" way to make sure I get an even application without streaks? I haven't used a self tanner since the 80's and let me tell you -- they were horrid back then. LOL

- No secret for me, I just rub till I think I'm finished, then rub some more because I'm not!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jennifuh
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
Don't use them at all, throw them away and buy Tan Towels for fair/medium skin, you will be so much better off for it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
swissmiss616
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 8
1. I have used this both in the evening & in the morning. I personally prefer the evening b/c it allows more time to dry before I apply other products (moisturizer, makeup, etc.)
2. I noticed the color developing within a few hours.
3. Exfoliating is always good before applying tanning products, but don't over do it. This product contains glycolic acid which is a chemical exfoliant. I would recommend a mild brush or puff with your regular cleanser.
4. I run the pad all over my face in a circular motion. I then quickly (before it dries) buff around my hairline, eyebrows, and smile lines with a cotton ball to prevent color build-up in those areas.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eastakrongirl
(Milwaukee, WI)
answer 9
I have medium skin and used this right away on my face at night. In the morning my skin was super dark and a bit too much ( for my taste) on the orange side. I "doctored" up the look with blush and mineral bronzer to even it out and tone it down. If you have very light skin, I would go very easy on it. Better to layer it if necessary.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
cm2012
(Jackson, Wyoming)
answer 10
I have used it morning and night. Both work. It works in an hour or so.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 11
#1: Does it matter if I apply it in the morning or does it have to be evening? The instructions are somewhat vague.

The benefit of applying them in the evening is that you aren't exposed to the elements - sun, wind, rain, etc. Heading to the gym, sweating, showering ... all of those will impact the results if you don't leave enought time for the color to develop.

#2. How long does it take to "activate" and show color? An hour, a few hours?

Sorry, I always apply these an hour or so before bed, so I can't help with this one ;)

#3. Should I exfoliate prior to using this? Seems like it would be a good idea.

YES! People underestimate the benefits of exfoliating first. I have VERY pale, dry skin; so exfoliating is a must for me to achieve a streak-free tan.

#4. Is there a "secret" way to make sure I get an even application without streaks? I haven't used a self tanner since the 80's and let me tell you -- they were horrid back then. LOL

I exfoliate first, use one of the pads, and then I apply a lightweight moisturizer (make sure it's just a moisturizer, not a "treatment" cream). I have found using a light face lotion afterwards helps me even out the application from the Glow Pad. It also slightly tones down the color, which I like because I am so pale. Don't forget to wash your hands and wrists :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lindseykat
(Northern Virginia)
Question
Do they stain your pillowcase?
asked 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Tampa, FL)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've never had that problem. It is not oily at all. It absorbs completely.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 2
no-has never stained my piilow case. used in hot and cold weather as well.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
pleaseplease
(oakland ca)
answer 3
No they do not. unless you put your face on your pillowcase after you applied the pads, otherwise, if you let it dry and go about your day, then go to bed at night, these things will not rub off. only with water will it streak or come off.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(omaha, NE)
answer 4
I have a white pillowcase and I have never noticed it being stained from this product. But I do wash my pillow cases at least once a week, and if any staining occurred, it was minimal enough for me not to notice and came out in the wash.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mandyconlin
(raleigh, nc)
answer 5
No stained pillow cases or towels. :)
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
enda2
(Florida)
answer 6
No they don't stain the pillowcases. I use them before going to bed so I can wake up with some color. After using the product dries and sinks in. I have had no issues with staining.
answered 3 years ago
spehorafan87
(Wilmington, DE)
answer 7
No... I have applied this at night after showering and washing my face. I have even applied it to my shoulders and chest and no product showed up on my clothes or bed linens.
answered 3 years ago
naugh
(Orchard Park, NY)
answer 8
No, it all soaks in to your skin moments after applying it. It's not goopy or greasy at all.
answered 3 years ago
greengelfling
(Boulder, CO)
answer 9
No.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
tden101
(Lake St Louis, MO)
answer 10
As with any self tanner, you should allow several minutes for this to dry before laying down (etc). But this product dries rather quickly. Easily after 5-10 minutes you shouldn't worry about the tanning product transferring to anything. I've used this product faithfully for months and typically use it before bed and I've never had a problem with it. Hope this helps. :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mitsubishigirl
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 11
No tehy do not! My trick is to put blow dryer on cool for a few secs to let any tanner set then your pillows are protected- Have fun-
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
kidden99
(New York)
Question
does this product contain oil?
asked 3 years, 5 months ago
talz
(suffern, ny)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
10 answers
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answer 1
No!
answered 1 year ago
turktalk
(memphis, tn)
answer 2
It doesn't seem like there is any oil.
The pad feels wet but not oily.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 3
No, this product does not contain oil. It is formulated without:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jzleigh
(Neenah, WI)
answer 4
no, i do not think so.. and i have very dry skin and it feels moisterized all day when i use one.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
pleaseplease
(oakland ca)
answer 5
As far as I can tell it doesn't. I typically have normal to oily skin, and it is very sensitive. This product doesn't irritate my skin or make me oily or break out. In my opinion this is a godsend product. It does exactly what it says. As far as the exact ingredients go, I'm not sure if it has an oil in it, but when it comes to feeling as if the product does, I would so no. Hope this helps. :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mitsubishigirl
(Syracuse, NY)
answer 6
it is not greasy at all, when applying feels more like a toner than anything!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sammy765
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 7
I have combo skin, it gets really oily sometimes and very dry sometimes (dryness only happens around the mouth area though) and I noticed this product did NOT make it look dry at all and it didn't make my skin oily. Hope it helps.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
meli333
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 8
No. It sinks right into your skin quickly
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nmresq
(Boston, MA)
answer 9
I don't find the pads to be oily at all, very refreshing and clean feeling.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
suzzels
(South Florida)
answer 10
I do not think so because I have combo/oily skin and it felt gtreat
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
divawannabe
(portland, or)
Question
Oxidation
Just purchased this product and applied a wipe ( few swipes across the face) about 2 hours ago and not seeing much n the way of color. How long does this prodoct normally take to oxidize? When should I start to see the results I keep reading about? Thank you in adnace,
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Christie1122
(Newport RT)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You have to use the whole wipe over your face until it is completely dry, then you put serum, then moisturizer and you will begin to see results in about 1-2 hours. If you only applied it with a few swipes across your face, it won't really come out that much!
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
FelicityW
(Montreal)
answer 2
I applied this after scrubbing and washing my face at night and by the morning I had a tint of color. It won't make you orange but will give you color. Apply in circular motions until the pad feels dry on face and neck.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
hockeygirl21
(Janesville, WI)
answer 3
i felt as if it worked gradually. As the day went on i felt i was a bit darker and the second day using it, i felt it was extremely noticeable. i also use Jergens Natural glow lotion BEFORE i apply the glow pad (kinda evens everything out). hope this was helpful{just thing i do that seem to work} and i'm pretty pale:)
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
ginkeys
(new york)
answer 4
It only took a few hours for me to see color!
answered 2 years ago
mimiloves
(Sunny, Arizona)
answer 5
I can really tell the next day. It is a very natural tan.
I feel like I have beautiful, healthy looking color after one
application. However, I don't think it lasts that long. I usually
apply 2x a week.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 6
I use these at night and then when I wake up the color is there.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
tden101
(Lake St Louis, MO)
answer 7
Keep in mind that the DHA is time released and it will take 6-8 hours to see color. I like using them at night and waking up tan!!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ITSROBBIE
(Charlotte, NC)
Question
Will it damage my skin tone?
Being Japanese, my skin is prone to brown spots caused by sun exposure. In fact, right now, I'm trying to fade some big brown spots by trying almost everything. I would like, however, to add some color or tan to my face, and I'm concerned this product will only cause more brown spots after a while or after I stop using it.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Richmond, VA)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't think it would hurt your skin tone. It is very subtle and natural.
Gives a healthy glow, not noticeable color. It is one of my favorite products.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
girl4g
(edmond, OK)
answer 2
No, it is not going to cause brown spots. It is a self-tanner, there are no UVA/UVB rays which are what cause sun spots. In fact, there are alpha and beta hydroxy acids in this product which actually help fade existing sunspots.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
jzleigh
(Neenah, WI)
answer 3
I have some brown spots too, and I think this product will actually help fade spots because it contains AHA's which are a good exfoliant. It helps you exfoliate while you are tanning. You might want to try Dr. Dennis Gross alpha beta peel pads. I use these as well and it really helps my skin tone. I am light skin and my skin gets pink and blotchy and sometimes has brown marks too.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
nycsunnyblonde
(New York, NY)
Question
Similar results to Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel?
Just wondering if anyone is using this and Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Alpha Beta Peels, or in place of? I'm currently using the daily peel, but if this provides similar results and add a sun-kissed glow, I'd be willing to use it in place of the aforementioned.
Also, if there are people using both, does the peel remove any of the color of the glow pads?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(LIMA)
on Alpha Beta® Glow Pads
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Use this product paired with the Alpha Beta Peel Pads. This product is not meant to be used instead of! It is mainly a complexion booster that you use after you exfoliate :)
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
FelicityW
(Montreal)
answer 2
I use Dr. Gross alpha beta peel xtra strength at night right after I have cleansed my face. Then I use the glow pad. The peel does not take away the tan. I find that the glow pad has some product left in it so I put it back in its packaging and then a zip lock plastic bag and the next morning after I wash my face I use the rest of the pad. I am very happy with both of the products. I am 54 and find that the couple of dark spots have diminished.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
susan58
(Hillsdale, NY)
answer 3
I think the Tarte Braziliance has a more natural color.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
michele332
(Lawrenceville, GA)
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