At 50-something years old, my mom is always looking for ways to improve her skin. She’s tried expensive retinol creams, serums and toners, and sure, they were nice. But nothing ever made a super visible difference in her complexion.
That is, until she tried the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel one night. After waking up the next morning and taking one look in the mirror, she immediately texted me, “Wow, that stuff really works. My skin looks smoother and brighter.” I can’t lie, my first thought was Oookay, Mom. Wishful thinking. I mean, how many products have you tried that have made that big a difference after one use? Exactly.
Then I saw her in person. Shock, awe and “Dang, woman!” are a few of the initial reactions that come to mind. Her dark spots, which are usually prominent thanks to years of sun damage, were much less noticeable. The little bit of redness and the touch of uneven skin tone she usually has were gone, leaving her with a glowing complexion. And the fine lines around her eyes? Almost nonexistent. It looked as if she’d just come from a really great facial, not a packed morning of client meetings.
Naturally, I was dying to know what exactly makes this exfoliator work so well, so I Googled the ingredients. For one, it’s a dermatologist-approved formula (as are all of Dr. Dennis Gross’s products). The Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel contains a strong dose of seven alpha/beta acids, as well as antioxidants and vitamins, to get rid of dry skin while improving tone and texture at the same time. It’s so strong and effective that the brand recommends using it every other day at first, and four times a week maximum.