If you’re like me, you often feel lost when navigating the wide world of skin products. Is it worth it to try something new if it will mess up my skin? What if the product messes up my skin at first, but then it eventually gets better? What if I pay way too much for something that is crap? Is this product too harsh? Is this product too gentle? How many hundred more online reviews should I read before I decide to give this product a try? Argh!
I’m glad to say that I’ve been on a streak of great skin finds for once. It all started with the Bliss Steep Clean Mask which taught me that exfoliation doesn’t necessarily mean an apricot scrub that might be too irritating for my skin. When I actually went into Bliss to get the Steep Clean Facial (intensity alert!), my aesthetician recommended using these Alpha Beta Peel pads from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare twice a week, along with the Steep Clean Mask once a week. I’ve been faithfully using them for several months now and wow – my skin never knew what it was like to be exfoliated before.
The process consists of two steps, the Alpha Beta Refining Pad and the Enriched Neutralizing System. Step one uses a variety of acids (Glycolic, Salicylic, Citric, etc) to exfoliate and renew skin cells. Step two uses Retinol as well as neutralizers to soothe the skin. It’s not overly harsh, but it’s definitely serious enough to get the job done. Overall, my skin is left feeling fresh and brand new and applying makeup is a snap rather than an epic struggle of blending. The only downside to this product is the price. $128 for 60 applications is pretty steep, but only using it twice a week rather than daily manages to make it affordable, while still being totally effective. Also, doing a little internet stalking can sometimes reveal coupons or good deals. Everyone is different, of course, but the Alpha Beta Peel has been a total skin-changer for me.
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