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Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel


Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel

What it is:A daily antiaging face peel. What it is formulated to do:This product not only diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, but it helps complexion problems, balances oil, tones skin, instantly firms, and increases clarity and radiance. Uniquely soothing, it also helps to calm redness, sensitivity, and irritation while minimizing the appearance of pores and scars. Plus, its gentle, daily approach can give superior results compared to harsher, less frequent treatments. Suitable for all skin types and ages, you will see immediate results and a glowing complexion. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates What else you need to know:The secret to youth and beauty does not come from a single ingredient: this product contains over 40, combining five alpha and beta hydroxy acids with retinol, ubiquinone, resveratrol, and a host of antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals. Gentle enough for all skin types, it is dermatologist-approved, vegan, and cruelty-free. Research results:The Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel provides significant and noticeable improvement in skin's texture, tone, health, and clarity after just two weeks of use. Results of an independent study* show: - 70% reported a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - 100% reported an improvement in skin texture and tone - 100% reported an improvement in skin radiance and glow - 95% reported that they would recommend the products to a friend or family member - 85% reported that they were likely to purchase more products from the line *Results based on an independent study of 20 women, including our regimen of an AM/PM serum and eye care.
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Questions & Answers for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel

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how often?
Is this product meant to be used daily?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(san francisco, ca)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
When my face is a mess I use it everyday until I'm satisfied with the results then I do every other day or every 2 days.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Lethbrje
(Toronto)
answer 2
Try it & use it how it best works for you. If daily is too much, try every other day & so on. For me, I can't skip a day AND I am very dry. If I do, within a couple of days I'm flaking again. It's not just an exfoliator - it balances the skin - whatever your skin type.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
70sGirl
(Orange County, NY)
answer 3
I have pretty good skin, and I just use this for extra oomph. I use it about once a week. My skin is slightly on the dry side, and I can't imagine using this daily - I do see immediate results after one use.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
ksmall
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 4
Hi - yes this product is meant to be used daily, but some reviewers have reported using it every other day with good results. I don't think this is something you use every day forever. At some point you will have achieved all the exfoliation you can and then you would take a break for months or a year perhaps.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
therealemelle
(San Jose, CA)
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Can you use this product if you have rosacea?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
4 answers
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answer 1
I met Dr. Gross at an event a few weeks ago & his staff did this peel on my skin. I have mild rosacea & Dr. Gross said this is an ideal product for my condition. It has anti aging properties & exfoliators that will improve my skin. After the peel, I was hooked. I usually stay away from anti aging products because most products irritate my sensitive skin. Not these, they work great. My skin is considerably less red and it's only been 2 weeks. I can use the every day.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
shells2
(Palmyra, PA)
answer 2
I have mild roseaca, I was diagnosed with it several years ago but have minimal symptoms. I use it 1-3 times per week and the results are beautiful glowing skin.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
elizabethrb
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I have mild rosacea and it's helped so far. I'm not very far into the first 30 days of use, but my redness has decreased.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautyflunkee
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
I was advised by a dermatologist that I had rosacea a couple of years ago. The rosacea perscription cream made things worse. I went on a course of tetracycline and used cortisone cream. Neither an ideal solution.

A local spa began to sell and treat with the MD skincare/Dr Gross line. So I went for a facial peel and was surprised to find my 'rosacea' had calmed down. I purchased the cleanser and pads and aside from few breakouts when I am either very stressed out/hormonal/ or have stopped my regimen for whatever reason I have been using this product and it has not irritated my skin.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
butaddict
(Ontario, Canada)
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Can I use with Retinol product at night?
I am using a Retinol product at night. Is it ok to use these in the morning in conjunction with the Retinol at night?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Schu
(Salem, OR)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
Actually, Dr. Dennis Gross has a fantastic retinol he recommends you use after this: Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution. I highly suggest trying this. There is no sting whatsoever. It literally feels like putting water on my face.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
khara22
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 2
I also use products with retinol and have had no problems.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Lana070
(Groton, CT)
answer 3
I think it is perfectly safe to use Retinol day and night, used in combination with the Kinerase Photofacials Kit, I have to say it has definitely made a huge difference in my skin's overall appearance, my freckles have definitlely diminished and have no problem using it daily, even though it leaves your face with a little sting at first, your skin will adapt with daily use, I use it both day and night for my daily regimen, and am so thankful that a Sephora Sales Associate came to my rescue when having a horrific breakout... I realize everyone's skin is different, and I normally have combination skin with hormonal breakouts... My skin has never looked better! I am a makeup artist for photographers as well as a self portrait photographer, and I rely on photoshop less then I ever have! I've turned on so many clients and co-workers to the stuff, it's ridiculous!
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
jeanettelyn
(Chicago, IL)
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Drying out?
I recently purchased the pre-wrapped pads because I feared the jar version would dry out. It sounds like they do sometimes - just wondering, how quickly do they tend to dry out? I am not sure I will be using the peel every day, because with winter weather my skin can get too dried out.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
bellasweet
(PA)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
So far, I've had luck by not taking the foil cover off - It's still attached by an inch or so on one side - this and being covered tightly has kept them still very wet!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
alissajean
(Braintree, MA)
answer 2
I use mine 3-4 times a week, sometimes less. Ive found the jars dry out within 2 months at least. I tried the pre wrapped pads too, but they smell bad!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
amdieter
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 3
I do use the pads almost every day, but have never had them become even the slightest bit dry. I was concerned about that too. There is enough extra liquid in the container to keep them moist. Just remember to put the lid on tightly! I love the prewrapped ones for travel.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
stefw
(Atlanta, Georgia)
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which is better??
i have tried a sample of this and i like it alot but i wanna know if anyone of you have tried Peter Thomas Roth peels is it as good as this or this is better? ( Peter Thomas Roth peels is so cheap compering to this)
thanks for your help:)
asked 5 years ago
dolcevita1
(ga)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
3 answers
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answer 1
I have the PTR unwrinkle pads and just purchased these after trying two samples, these do a little bit better job at giving me a "glow" although I use the PTR ones in the morning as they are a bit less expensive and I use these every other night! Hope that helps :)
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
Healthy4Life
(St Louis, MO)
answer 2
i have not tryed the peter thomas roth scrubs but my sister has and automaticaly switched to these once she tryed them... she fell in love with the pads...... they are amazing!!!!!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mamababy2
(montreal, Canada)
answer 3
I think this stuff is the bomb-diggity. I don't plan on ever straying from this product, and it's use in combination with the Kinerase PhotoFacials Kit has made such an incredible difference in my skin's overall texture and brilliance... Worth every penny!
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answered 4 years, 11 months ago
jeanettelyn
(Chicago, IL)
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How long before I should see results (i.e., smaller/clearer pores)? I've been using this product for a week and actually think my skin is worse.
My pores seem to be just as prominent if not more.
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(Freeland MI)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
2 answers
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answer 1
You definately want to avoid the eye area! My skin is sensative as well and some times I really get a good stingling from this too. I would suggest , (which worked for me), not using it as often. I use it about twice a week any more than that and it's too powerful for me. Another thing you might try is cutting down on the "time" between step 1 and 2 and remember not to use anything else on your skin that contains alpha-beta hydroxy acids. This a good example of "more is not always better". Too much acid can give you a harsh reaction. After I use step 2 and it dries I proceed with serumn, moisturizer with a good SPF then make-up.
Good luck to you! By the way...you look fabulous!! ;)
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
ImaRose
(Los Gatos, California)
answer 2
I would wait till the end of week 2. The same thing happened to me and then corrected itself after using it longer.
answered 6 years ago
Stefan
(NY)
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Can you use if you are pregnant?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
tifftaylor
(Chula Vista, CA)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
2 answers
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answer 1
if you look on the alpha beta peel website, under FAQ's

one of the questions is "can i use this if pregnant?"

here's their answer:
"Yes, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare™ products do not contain ingredients that would negatively affect a pregnancy in any way. It is also good to always wear sunscreen as melasma is very sun-sensitive. Glycolic and OTC strength Salicylic Acid are safe to use, but I advise patients not to use Salicylic Acid even at OTC strength (which maxes out at 2%) more than once a day. If you are on the fence, it is best to discuss this matter directly with your personal care physician"
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
mrfrontera
(Orange County)
answer 2
Yes!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
JPhelps
(Baltimore, Maryland)
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is this for am only or can i use it on pm also?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
frosty95
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
2 answers
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answer 1
On the instruction sheet that comes with this product, it says, "For maximum results, cleanse, treat, moisturize and protect twice a day." But I use this once a day, in the P.M. and see fine results, and I can't spend $70+ dollars every 2 weeks!! I think you can customize your usage depending on the severity of your skin concerns or your budget.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
aidra
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
Use once a day only. In a.m. if you do not experience redness. Also apply a sunscreen when going outside to protect your skin. If you experience redness from the product use at night.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
booboos
(sparta, nj)
Question
AM or PM?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(NC)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
2 answers
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answer 1
BOTH!

They suggest AM. But I'm addicted and love it twice a day. Whichever works for you, but it does have good results working under makeup.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
pimpleprevention
(Corvallis, OR)
answer 2
Day or night !
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
Robinr130
(San Antonio)
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My pads have dried out somehow ... is there any way to add the moisture back? such as adding water or something else?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
faucet
(New York, NY)
on Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
2 answers
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answer 1
No "somehow" about it. The pads dried out in the jars even when I flipped the jars upside down every few days to try to keep them moist. Maybe if we re-wrapped each pad individually in plastic wrap after we opened the jars ...?
answered 4 years ago
forestgirl
(Ocala National Forest FL)
answer 2
Unfortuntately, adding water won't help...sorry! Sephora has a great return and exchange policy, though. Ask if they would be willing to exchange it for you.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
teaberries
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
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