Own Your Glow


Dr. Dennis Gross is changing the face of women with his award-winning facial peels, offering clinical grade at-home skincare.


by Dessirae Henderson 
Mynd Lead Hairstylist

As I quickly approach my mid-thirties, I’d be lying if I said that I don’t spend a significant amount of time in front of the mirror inspecting every new wrinkle I find. Call me vain but, come on ladies, you know we all do it. For a few years now I’ve been diligent about getting my monthly facials to keep my skin looking younger longer. However, the at-home skincare I was using between facials, although good, always left me underwhelmed. I simply wasn’t seeing the results I was looking for.

Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Peels

After my last facial, my esthetician, Natasha, sent me off with a few samples of Dr. Dennis Gross' facial peel to test at home. I was hooked after 3 days. Not only did it extend the longevity of my facial and brighten and tone my skin, it was fast and easy to use. Let’s face it, we all lead busy lives, especially living in New York. The last thing I want to do is find an extra 30 minutes each day to add to my skincare regimen. This peel treatment takes four minutes — two minutes to exfoliate and two minutes to peel. Now, that I can do. Plus the pads are perfectly packaged and convenient to take on the go. If you’re traveling, there's no need to disrupt your beauty routine.

This peel treatment takes four minutes — two minutes to exfoliate and two minutes to peel. Now, that I can do.

Natasha explained the power in the packet, saying, “The product contains active ingredients like Vitamin C and Retinol which help improve the skin and minimize large pores by controlling the sebaceous glands.” Overactive sebaceous glands are the primary cause of acne, particularly cystic acne and this time of the year (with the added humidity in the air) they tend to flare up even more, which happened to be what was happening to my skin.

Alpha Beta Daily Peel

Naturally I purchased the facial peels ($88 for a 30 day supply) and my skin is only getting better. The majority of my adult life I’ve struggled with acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and (more recently) fine lines and wrinkles. As a consumer, the Alpha Beta Daily Peel is the perfect maintenance between facials.

This dermatologist created line offers a wide variety of products that cater to your individual needs, but the medical grade is what really sets them apart. With the Alpha Beta Daily Peels, you’re getting chemical exfoliation with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids and anti-aging properties at home. Step one has isolated acids that exfoliate dead skin, bringing a fresh new layer of skin to the surface and making it more responsive to the ingredients in step two. Step two delivers the Resveratrol and Retinol antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients that diminish wrinkles, fine lines, texture, and hyperpigmentation.

The reality is that in order to really rejuvenate your skin, your routine requires the daily use of clinical grade ingredients. Dr. Gross has opened that door. After a month of daily use, I’m seeing serious results and actually starting to forgo foundation. I never thought I’d be confident enough in the appearance of my skin to do that — it’s been life changing for me. 

So say goodbye to all those mediocre exfoliators and masks you’ve been using, these peels have everything you need in one package. They’re also Cruelty Free, Phthalate Free, and Paraben Free. No matter your age, get Dr. Gross in your daily routine.