Take Home Chemical Peel by Dr. Dennis Gross
I must admit, when I heard one of our lovely aesthetician’s, Jeanmarie, tell me about this product we had from Dr. Gross I thought she was kidding. Dr. GROSS, REALY!!? I’m sure his marketing department had a few laughs when he told them he was going to use his name as the new brand! But name aside, my whole Dr. Gross experience started not with the pads; but during my facial with the Dr. Gross alpha beta peel.
Now to appease my Beaurds (Beauty Nerds) out there I will give you a quick run-down about the product. Alpha beta itself is a spectrum of acids including lactic, glycolic, and salicylic that in conjunction with each other instantaneously boosts collagen; I mean hello who doesn’t want more of that! It also uses these natural acids to safely eat away any dead skin on the surface with no down time. Now luckily I have never had acne issues (knock on wood), but I do have small bumps from time to time, called milia, because I used to never exfoliate or give my face a real good cleaning. Let’s face it (no pun intended), lots of women don’t have the time or the energy after a long day to do the multiple steps it takes to fully clean our faces yet we want the fresh, youthful glow that apparently Cindy Crawford gets from a melon..Riiiight.. So when Jeanmarie told me I could get the same results from the Dr. Gross alpha beta professional peel at home, I got really REALLY excited.
The take home chemical peels are presoaked pads that are the same formula but a safer strength for at home use. The Dr. Gross alpha beta pads are a “cocktail of acids”. This is a formula developed by Dr. Gross himself, who was a Sloan Kettering cancer research scientist. In efforts to eradicate skin cancers he developed this formulation to minimize aging. The pads come individually wrapped in two steps. Step 1 being the surface refiner and step 2 being the deeper treatment. Waiting 2 minutes in between each step gives the best results! I use the pads every night before bed and swear that I wake up feeling cleaner and more refreshed with each use. Now I truly get the concept of not judging a book by its cover; because there is absolutely nothing GROSS about these magical pads!
Keep it classy Vero Beach, Brittany