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On a brighter note (!), I had received samples of Dr. Dennis Gross' 2 Step Alpha Beta Daily Peel at Sephora as one of my Beauty Insider gifts. As you know, I have been cleaning and editing my goodie closet as of late. I had tucked this sample into a Ziploc with a bunch of others. Frankly, I rarely have to get around to trying them, but the buzz on this product is fantastic, so I tried it tonight and I am astounded!They are sooo simple to use, gentle enough to use everyday and the Reader Reviews on the Sephora website are well...glowing. 2 Step Alpha Beta Peel received 4.5 out of 5 stars from 441 reviewers It comes in two sizes, $78 for a 30 Day Supply or for a $28 saving, $128 for a 60 Day Supply.
Here are more specifics from Sephora's website about this wonderful product that instantly left me glowing and hydrated:
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, and increases clarity and radiance. Uniquely soothing, it also helps to calm redness, sensitivity, and irritation. Plus, its gentle, daily approach can give superior results compared to harsher, less frequent treatments. The two-step process is easy: simply wipe the face with a pad from Step 1, wait two minutes, then repeat with Step 2. (In a nutshell, yup)!
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
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.
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% of women tested noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- 100% of women tested reported an improvement in skin texture and tone
- 100% of women tested noticed an improvement in skin radiance and glow
- 95% of women reported that they would recommend the products to a friend or family member
- 85% of women tested 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.
Honestly, I'm not particularly bowled over by an independent study that only included 20 women, but I did read many of the reviews and I think they more than support these findings.
I am all about the glow and have consistently used glycolic pads for years, including Dr. Denese, Avon Anew and several others. I can tell after a single use The Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel is a clear winner.
I'll be sprinting to Sephora in the morning...