Beauty, Skincare

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel 

I’m always looking for a skincare miracle. I have acne prone skin with some scarring. Anything that claims to resurface the skin and smooth things out is something I’m willing to try. I recently received a three day sample of the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel. A thirty day supply can be purchased from Sephora for $88, which is pretty expensive for something you would need to repurchase monthly.

This is a two-step process. Each day requires two different wipes. You rub the first wipe over your clean skin until the wipe feels dry. Then you wait two minutes and do the same thing with the second wipe. It’s a very easy process, but I just hated the results. I am so glad I used the ones for sensitive skin because I can’t even imagine what would have happened to my skin if I used the stronger ones. Here is a summary of my experience:

After Day 1 – I woke up with acne on my cheek. I was surprised because this is not a location where I typically get acne. My skin also felt kind of dry.

After Day 2 – I woke up with more acne, this time around my nose and eyebrow. My skin was even drier and my cheeks and chin were looking red.

After Day 3 – I received even more acne, but now it spread to my chin. My skin was even more red and very dry.

So, obviously, I hate what this did to my skin. Could it have been drawing out the impurities in my pores? Sure, it might have been. Had I used it for a month, maybe my acne would have actually improved, but at what cost? Even my strongest moisturizer wasn’t a match for the drying and redness that this caused and I only used it for three days. I would not recommend this for sensitive or acne prone skin at all. Maybe this would work better for oily skin and people who are not prone to breakouts.

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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