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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula

What it is:A daily, antiaging facial peel on presoaked cotton towelettes, plus bonus applications of the extra strength version. What it is formulated to do:These patented two-step treatment pads deliver visible antiaging results without recovery time. They work to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size, while creating a more even skintone and brightening the complexion. Recommended for sensitive skin, the pads also work to calm redness and irritation and clear imperfections resulting in a healthy, glowing complexion. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:Treatment pads are vegan and cruelty-free. Research results:In a 28-day consumer study: - 92% reported an improvement in firmness and radiance - 88% reported minimized pores - 82% reported skintone and spot reduction - 96% reported an improvement in makeup application and longer wear - 86% reported increased hydration - 100% agreed the formula was gentle and fit easily into their regular beauty routine
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula

Question
Does it come in jars or small packages?
Are the 30 pads stored in a jar, or do them come in individual package? Thanks!
asked 1 year ago
katiecutie
(Vancouver, BC)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
9 answers
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answer 1
They come in little packages, each one is a pair of attached packages. They are super easy to travel with!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
They come in foil packets, two to a packet and separated in the middle.
answered 8 months ago
hilow
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
Individual package meant to use daily. I say use daily for two weeks and then every other day to make them last :)
answered 9 months ago
ksimpson81178
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 4
These all come in individual packages. There are two wipes per use / per facial.
answered 9 months ago
jenloveswords
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 5
Comes in individual packages. They want to stop people from cutting them in half and using them for 60 days.
answered 11 months ago
dsous
answer 6
You can buy them in jars or in packets. I prefer the packets because it seems cleaner and I can take it with me when I travel.
answered 11 months ago
pooks088
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 7
You have to check the description carefully - they still make both. The version I ordered with the 5 bonus peels contained individually packages, which I strongly prefer to the jar because it's much easier to travel with and no risk of the pads drying out. Look for "packettes" in the description.
answered 11 months ago
tagibear
answer 8
I have seen them both ways... I like the packettes, they are much easier when traveling!
answered 11 months ago
jcleary62
(Amherst,NY)
answer 9
This set of 30 daily peel original formula with 5 bonus extra strength is a set of 35 total two step treatments in individual foil packets. Each packet has the step 1 pad separated from the step 2 pad. The pads are also sold in jars but that is another set.
answered 11 months ago
amomfromnyc
(New York City)
Question
Did anyone ditch other products in their routine after using this?
My daily morning routine is: gentle face wash, toner, serums for face/around eyes and then I moisturize. Then at night, I wash my face and apply my eye serum/creams as well as sometimes will apply a night cream/moisturizer. As you can tell, I am pretty dedicated (ha) and I am wondering when I start using these will I eliminate any steps or should I do it at night? Trying not to mix more than I do...
asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Dani5218
(MA)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
4 answers
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answer 1
I do mine at night and then moisturize after letting it cool off for a few. I have had good results doing it that way. :)
answered 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Santa Monica)
answer 2
I don't really ditch anything completely out of my routine. I use these only at night since that's when your skin and body repair itself. At night i use a cream cleanser followed by a gentle toner, eye cream, serum and moisturizer. That's my normal routine. I use these peels after my cleanser and since they exfoliate i skip my toner on the nights i use these but then go back to my toner on days i don't. And i only use these once or twice a week depending. To save money i also cut them in half and whats left i put in a ziploc bag.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 3
I replaced all my other toners for this product. My regime now, before bed, is remove makeup as necessary, cleanse skin, use step 1 and step 2 of this peel, and then finish with a nighttime moisturizer.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Canada)
answer 4
I have a set routine also. The only thing that I ditched was using my retinol, which I usually put on at night. Also, I ditched the retinol because I was only using it to stop me from getting breakouts and to take away my dark spots. These pads do that for me. Other than that, I still do my wash, clarisonic, and moisture.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
ashleyyymariie
(Honolulu, HI)
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Can these be used on the delicate eye area skin?
I just received these and was wondering if they can be used around the eye area for crows feet?
asked 6 months ago
smartypants7
(Front Royal, VA)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
I've been using them there and while I noticed better results on the forehead, cheeks, and chin, the product has not had any adverse effects on this area. The second pad in each pack is nice and soothing. I feel like the product has caused overall smoothing.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I wouldn't think so. They are made to exfoliate and that could irritate your eyes and cause them to puff up.
answered 6 months ago
kharg85
(Pasadena,MD)
answer 3
I definitely wouldn't use these around the eye area.
answered 6 months ago
Tayvm
(Ontario)
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how long?
Curious how long it takes others to do this peel? I feel like my cloth never really gets "dry". About how long should I be doing each step?
asked 3 months ago
CanneQ
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
I don't wait for the cloth to get dry. I just rub it all over my face in circles twice for good measure and then wait two minutes before repeating with the second cloth. Then, I wait another two minutes and put on my night cream.
answered 2 weeks, 4 days ago
ana2083
answer 2
My wipes never get completely dry either. I usually swipe them all over my face and do that for about 10-15 sec for each pad. That doesn't sound like a long time but when your counting it out it actually is. When im done with the first wipe i usually wait longer than the two minutes to use my second one i usually wait 5-10 minutes to make sure the first one really gets soaked in and active (if that makes sense). Then i use my second one. I also recommend cutting them in half to get more for your money.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 3
I don't think it really matters, just until your skin is covered in the liquid. I wouldn't expect the pads to get dry.
answered 3 months ago
MarLion
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
When do you start to see results?
I want to buy the 5-pack to see if I like the product, but will that be enough time to know if it makes a difference in my skin? TIA!
asked 3 months ago
Kje731
(Bellingham, WA)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
I saw results within 3 days, so the 5-day pack should be good! :)
answered 2 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Santa Monica)
answer 2
You should notice a difference after the first use. Skin will be very soft and silky, and have a nice glow.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
blondmoray
(Denver)
answer 3
I would say so. I noticed a difference in my skin after the first use. I bought the 14 day trial which also has a serum, and after that I noticed a huge difference in my skin, and I bought the 30-day box.
The immediate difference is just a small dose of the difference you will see after continued use. :)
answered 3 months ago
MarLion
(Los Angeles, CA)
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better to use am or pm?
I just ordered these and was wondering if it would be more beneficial in the am or pm?I use my clarisonic only at night. Would it be too much? Or better? Makes no difference?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
Use it at night. When you sleep, your skin can heal the most as it's not being bombarded by everyday life.
answered 6 days ago
scheung916
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
Both morning or night work well. I mix it up.
answered 5 months ago
sofun
(lyme, ct)
answer 3
I prefer to use this in the evening. I've heard some of the ingredients can make skin a bit more sensitive to sunshine, so I let it do it's work overnight.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Canada)
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How often am I supposed to use these sheets?
I'm wondering if I could use it weekly or would I only a see results from daily use. Is if safe for daily use?
asked 2 months, 4 weeks ago
ann25
(DC)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
I use every other night and cut the pads in half. I have combo / dry skin and nightly was too drying.if i feel like my skin is getting more red or drier,I just back off for a few days.
answered 5 days ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 2
I would say use it for 5-7 days and then give it a rest for the same amount of days and use the product again. If you have decent skin, you may be able to do 5 days in a row each month.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
EPedersen
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 3
I wouldn't recommend daily use (even though it says you can) since there are acids in this such as glycolic acid which makes your skin sensitive to the sun and could also be over drying. But it is all personal preference. I prefer to use these as a peel and use only once or twice a week. I cut mine in half too to save money. But remember its all kind of trial and error what works best for your skin. What works for one may not work for some.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
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rosacea prone skin?
I have a not too bad case of rosacea. But it will flare up if I overdo it with anything drying or over exfoliating. I even had to stop using my clarisonic with sensitive brush head on most of my face. Any opinions or experiences regarding how sensitive this may be?
asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
Going to answer my own question here now that I have tried out this product. With my very sensitive skin,I had to stop all mechanical exfoliating. So i decided to give this a go. I feel it really has helped maintain the clarity of my skin and even improve a without harshness. Its hard to say because I changed a lot of things in my skin care regime as what I thought was adult acne was actually rosacea and needed much more gentle treatment.i started out with daily use,in winter, and it was too drying and my cheeks started to flush easier. So i am now using this every other night. I may try to use more when it gets hot and sticky if I feel it is needed. I also cut the pads in half which likely reduces the amount of product on my skin. Overall,I am extremely happy with these. I hope this may help another person with skin like mine. Just start slow. Get a sample if you are weary.but if you have a reaction,it can be returned. Im so grateful for Sephpra's return policy.
answered 5 days ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 2
Sephora is wonderful about give you samples. Try it once and see if your skin tolerates it. Rosacea prone skin is so sensitive. Per the product website, it says ," Ideal for acne and rosacea." As it's so costly, I would hate for you to get it only to come out looking like a boiled lobster.
answered 6 days ago
scheung916
(Austin, TX)
answer 3
Don't do it. I'm about to post a review, but the short version is, I have sensitive skin—though not as sensitive as yours, from what you say about the Clarisonic—and even using this once every 2-3 days made me break out.
answered 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Derannimer
(Charlottesville, VA)
Question
Any redness?
Hi,
I got a sample of this and used it last night (regular strength). This morning I woke up and my cheeks and forehead looked red and irritated. Nothing that my bb cream could not conceal but is this typical when using for the first time? Did anyone else experience this? I have sensitive skin but was told this would be safe.
asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
nycchik
(BK NY)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
2 answers
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answer 1
It's unfortunately this happened to you! This product worked fine for me, only mild irritation when applying step 1, but it the effect dissipated quickly.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
camillaz
(Edmonton,AB)
answer 2
Hmmm. I have ultra sensitive skin and never experienced any type of redness from this product. I even use the Extra Strength. It does give a slight rosy glow to the skin the next morning, but I love this radiance.
answered 4 months ago
smartypants7
(Front Royal, VA)
Question
Does the 5 pack come with the additional extra strength peels?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
poseidongirl7
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
No. The 30-day does, though.
answered 3 months ago
MarLion
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
No girl
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
laurasaprincess
(Toronto)
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