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This cult favourite peel now comes as a body exfoliator


By Holly O'Neill
07th Jan 2021
This cult favourite peel now comes as a body exfoliator

Are you among the devotees of the cult of the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel? We have some good news


To skincare fanatics, Dr Dennis Gross is a man who needs no introduction. He’s the creator behind a host of hero products, most notably, the cult Alpha Beta Peel and the DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro.

To those who aren’t in the know, the peel is essentially a make-up wipe that you swipe all over your face to reveal an entirely new face that is free from dead skin, soft as a puppy’s belly and gleaming like a dolphin. If you like having good skin or love an acid, go buy it right now. As for the FaceWare Pro, it’s the mask you’ve seen all over your Instagram that looks like something Elon Musk and Grimes gave birth to, or like it’s about to run at you with a chainsaw. Yes, it’s €479, but that’s because it’s the Nimbus 2000 of skincare tech.

Dr Dennis Gross was a skin cancer researcher, consultant dermatologist and then the creator of the skincare brand that’s granted him the title ‘King of Acids’ from Caroline Hirons and is loved by Chrissy Teigen, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and more.

Here’s a quick lesson on the Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel. Underneath the skin on the surface of your face is a glowing, gleaming, untouched layer of loveliness and this two-step peel helps you get it to the surface. The first step exfoliates with acid, the second step neutralises the acid and gives your skin a hit of anti-ageing ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin, no longer having to worry about getting through that top layer of dead skin, because you wiped that out with the first step. It’s basically a facial in a wipe. It’s incredible. It’s been shamelessly copied but will be never truly emulated.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment, €65

So here’s the good news. Alpha Beta now comes as a body exfoliator, meaning you now have a full body facial in a wipe. If you have dry, rough skin, if you have an uneven skin tone on your body, if you have ingrown hairs, spots or keratosis pilaris, you can now wipe them off your body with this new all-over body towel. Say goodbye to harsh scrubs and grim exfoliating gloves.

Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment, €65, is packed with acids (lactic, glycolic, salicylic – all the good ones), enzymes and bakuchiol that will lift away that dead skin layer of dullness, dryness and flakiness, while also firming the skin and giving it a hit of long-lasting hydration and to soothe it. Your texture issues, keratosis pilaris, blemishes and ingrown hairs are improved and crepey skin is firmed, and just like the face peel, the next products you use afterwards will penetrate even deeper.

Thank you, Dr Dennis Gross, for banishing scaly and dry winter-ravaged arms and legs forever.

Photography by Dr Dennis Gross.

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