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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 2 years, 2 months 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 1 year, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
They come in foil packets, two to a packet and separated in the middle.
answered 1 year, 10 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 1 year, 11 months ago
ksimpson81178
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 4
These all come in individual packages. There are two wipes per use / per facial.
answered 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 1 month ago
tagibear
answer 8
I have seen them both ways... I like the packettes, they are much easier when traveling!
answered 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 2 months ago
amomfromnyc
(New York City)
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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 1 year, 5 months ago
ann25
(DC)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
5 answers
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answer 1
I use one peel each month. You do not have to use them daily but its 100% up to you and your skin needs
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
littlerobin
(New York City, NY)
answer 2
I use the original formula appx. every 5 days & I am very happy with the results.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
DeniseDM
(New York, NY)
answer 3
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 1 year, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
answer 4
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 1 year, 5 months ago
EPedersen
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 5
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 1 year, 5 months ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
Question
Treatment or part of daily routine?
I'm just wondering if this is a regular product that I will add to my daily (nightly) routine or is this a treatment used for a set period of time?
If it is a treatment, how long do I use it for and how many times a year?
asked 10 months ago
Adridubs
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
5 answers
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answer 1
You can use it either way. I think I notice the best results when I use it the entire box daily (or every other day) for a full month (or two). But I tend to get a bit of dry and sensitive skin in the winter, so after my first box, I used it only occasionally--a few days in a row--and got very similar results. (It might have only maintaining the results I already had, though!)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
alington
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I see this product as a once or twice a week product. Any more will dry your skin too much.
answered 7 months ago
princessduncan8
(Macomb, IL)
answer 3
I use it as a part of my daily routine before sleeping. But i do skip few days in the middle sometimes.
answered 7 months ago
shravani
(New york city ,Ny)
answer 4
I use this about once a month. I don't think you would need to do it everyday and that would get expensive quickly!
answered 8 months ago
julesruk
(Washington DC)
answer 5
I was told by a Sephora employee that is to be used as a daily routine, I use mine at night time.
answered 10 months ago
MzSmith76
(Kitimat, BC)
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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 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 2 months 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 1 year, 5 months 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 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 7 months ago
ashleyyymariie
(Honolulu, HI)
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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 1 year, 5 months ago
Kje731
(Bellingham, WA)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
4 answers
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answer 1
I saw results after the first use. I include my neck & my hands. By the third application I am hooked on the original formula :)
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
DeniseDM
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I saw results within 3 days, so the 5-day pack should be good! :)
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Santa Monica)
answer 3
You should notice a difference after the first use. Skin will be very soft and silky, and have a nice glow.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
blondmoray
(Denver)
answer 4
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 1 year, 5 months ago
MarLion
(Los Angeles, CA)
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What do you use afterwards?
What sort of serum and moisturizer do you use afterwards? It says do not apple anything with alcohol, however, all my items have alcohol (I use Korres, REN, & Peter Thomas Roth serums + moisturizers).
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
leylabahar
(Scottsdale, AZ)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
4 answers
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answer 1
I know people always say moisturize but I have found with this product that it does moisturize my face and hydrate my face after using a face wash that causes my face to get tight and a little dry. So I use no moisturizer at night time. I let the peel do it's thing.
I recommend using this at night time after you've washed makeup off and are getting ready for bed. No sense in putting anything on after. You don't want to pile product on top of product.
answered 1 year ago
MissReyna
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
I use a sensitive skin lotion and add a few drops of Josie Maran pure argan oil. I have sensitive skin and haven't had any negative reactions.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
mk1988
(Santa Cruz, CA)
answer 3
Hi! I used rose hip oil or the tarte maracuja oil, however rose hip is better.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
kimicami
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 4
I used Tsubaki Oil afterward since I don't want to harm my skin with anything else besides natural ingredients. Or you can try using lush products.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Wasabi731
(San Francisco, CA)
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can you use toner before using the peel?
I know you can't use products containing alcohol after the peel, but has anyone used toner before the peel?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
yaya661
(oxnard, ca)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
4 answers
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answer 1
You can--but it may sting a little more when you use the peel. I try to use toner in the morning instead, and you really shouldn't need to use toner (with alcohol in it, at least) before the use of this product. I don't think you'll get much benefit from it, since these towelettes will take the toner right off your skin anyway. :)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
alington
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend a toner before the peel because the peel is already going to do the toner's job. If you tone and then use the peel then your skin may start to become sensitive.
answered 1 year ago
MissReyna
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
I normally do use toner before, cause it can at least clean up my face before the peel. Most spa will clean your face, squeeze out all the blk heads before they do any peel.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Wasabi731
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
You don't have to use the toner as the peel will strip it anyways. The day you use the peel you can skip any scrub, exfoliating mask or toner and just clean your face, apply peel and your skin will be ready to drink-in your favorite serum and/or moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
medved
(MN)
Question
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 1 year, 7 months 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 1 year, 2 months ago
scheung916
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
Both morning or night work well. I mix it up.
answered 1 year, 7 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 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Canada)
Question
Acne marks
Does this peel help with red marks left over from acne?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
poseidongirl7
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
It can help with superficial scars with prolonged use, but it isn't the best product around for that.
If you have indented scars ("ice pick scars") it can't help and you'll need to get fillers from a dermatologist.
If you tend to get inflammatory acne you're better off using retinol, which can help rebuild the collagen you're probably missing.
In my personal experience it is very good at treating acne you have now, and lessening the appearance of recent scars.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
sciencechick7
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
Yes :)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
laurasaprincess
(Toronto)
answer 3
This products will definitely make acne prone skin more radian and help to "calm" your skin. It would improve the appearance of scars, but I'm not sure how effectively it is at completely removing them.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
camillaz
(Edmonton,AB)
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What happens if you use alcohol moisturizer after?
The directions specifically state to not use alcohol based products afterward but it really dried out my skin so i used my face moisturizer that contains alcohol. How bad is it to use alcohol based products after? Does it prevent it from working or does it just potentially dry your skin out more?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
shereechristine
(San Francisco, CA)
on Alpha Beta® Peel Original Formula
3 answers
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answer 1
I believe it just dries out your skin more. If you have moisturizer without alcohol, that would probably be better. (You can find lots of great moisturizers that are oil-free without alcohol, BTW.)
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
alington
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
Like you, I have just a tiny bit of rosacea, and while I loved the overall feel of my skin after this treatment, and the healthy glow it gives... it did cause my rosacea to flare up a bit and become not only read but a bit flaky.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Armagh
(Victoria, BC)
answer 3
Do not use any product with any alcohol in it after. If your skin feels dry, wait a while then use a moisturizer. Also, I don't believe alcohol would help dry skin, it would more likely dry it out more. Make sure you follow the instructions on this very precisely and let it sink into your skin.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
RainK
(Toronto, ON)
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