Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel

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Product Description (from Sephora): This peel not only diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, but it helps complexion problems, balances oil, tones skin, and increases clarity and radiance. Uniquely soothing, it also helps to calm redness, sensitivity, and irritation. Plus, its gentle, daily approach can give superior results compared to harsher, less frequent treatments. The two-step process is easy: simply wipe the face with a pad from Step 1, wait two minutes, then repeat with Step 2.

This peel is so easy to use and you can start seeing results in as little as a few days. I use it after I've washed my face at night, before I moisturize. It's basically replaced my toner in my nightly routine. The pads are fairly large so I cut them in half and use them over two days (more bang for your buck!). I've read that some people cut them up into 4 pieces but I personally haven't tried it. The peel itself is a 2-step process. You wipe the first pad over your face and neck until you feel it go dry, then you wait 2 minutes and follow-up with the second pad, wiping it all over your face and neck.
Since starting to use these pads a week ago, I've noticed that my skin tone is MUCH more even and some old acne scars have almost faded away. I can't say much about the wrinkle fighting claims because thankfully I don't have any.
In terms of scent, it definitely has one, kind of a chemical smell, but it fades very quickly. I use the product near my eye area as well and haven't experienced any itching or irritation. I find that my skin is a little pink right after application, but that quickly disappears once I apply my moisturizer.
This product is pretty pricey ($78 for a 30-day supply) so I don't think it's something I would purchase consistently. However, Sephora does carry a 5-day supply travel pack for $15, and if you cut the pads in half, it could last you 10 days. I can see myself using these pads as a "pick-me-up" for my skin when I feel that its looking dull or to cure the damage that may have been done during a random break-out.
Has anyone else tried this product or anything else from Dr Gross?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Hello lovelies,

Do you make new year resolutions? I try to make a couple each year. Nothing too outrageous or unattainable, just things to try to make me more well-rounded. My resolutions for 2012 are:

1) Drink more water (at least 2L per day)
2) Blog more
3) Learn Spanish (at least become conversational in it)
4) Workout consistently, at least 4 days per week

What are you resolutions for 2012?
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