The 2-minute skincare hack that changes everything: your guide to Dr. Dennis Gross peel pads

If you’ve ever applied the Paris filter to a selfie and thought, ‘that’s the result I’m looking for,’ read on! From the subtle brightening effect to the way it blurs pores and smooths the appearance of texture, unevenness and even fine lines, it’s little wonder that so many of us are guilty of a swipe. But if those results are something you’d like to duplicate IRL, here’s the good news: there’s more than one way to swipe. Enter Dr. Dennis Gross and his famous Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel.

A simple two-step process designed to replicate the results Dr Gross’ clients enjoy in his New York clinic, this revolutionary formula comes via a gentle yet effective skincare-soaked pad, swiped over the face onto clean, dry skin. Step one delivers a dose of exfoliating AHAs and BHAs for pore-refining radiance; a trio of glycolic, lactic and malic acids melt away surface grime and build-up for even, glowing skin. Step two is a soothing neutraliser featuring calming chamomile, leaving skin feeling soft and supple.

It’s a two-minute shortcut to beautiful skin – but there’s one important factor that holds the key to filter-worthy results: consistency. Just as you wouldn’t hit the gym once a month and expect to walk away with washboard abs after a session or two (the dream!), the same goes for your skincare routine. While a serum-drenched sheet mask can make for a fun pamper session once in a while, your regular routine won’t deliver ongoing results unless it’s something you’re doing on the daily. And the Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel is no exception (the name really gives it away!).

And, just like all skincare actives, how you apply is just as important as what you apply. So, if you’re nervous about introducing a peel into your life – or using it frequently – we’re breaking down exactly how to incorporate this game-changer into your routine, no matter your skin type. Yes, even sensitive skin can benefit from this clever combination! Here’s how…


If you’re new to the Dr. Dennis Gross range, a five-pack of the Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel is the perfect introduction. Like any new product, it’s best to start slowly with a patch test; if you don’t notice any signs of irritation, apply every other day to build up your skin’s tolerance.

For those with sensitive skin, the Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel offers a milder formula, while those already accustomed to stronger AHA or BHA products may prefer the boost of the Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel.

Once you’ve found your favourite formula, it’s time to commit! Regular, consistent use is the secret to supercharged results; the Ultra Gentle Daily Peel comes in a 30-pack, the Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel in a 30-pack or 60-pack, and the Extra Strength in a 60-pack.

And don’t let your face have all the fun! Just as you do for your face, swipe the Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment towels over your body (ensure skin is clean and dry) in circular motions. Follow up with your favourite body moisturiser and then prepare to glow!

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Step 1: Cleanse

A good skincare routine starts with an effective cleanse. The Alpha Beta® AHA/BHA Daily Cleansing Gel provides a triple action cleanse, exfoliation and tone, for a deep clean without stripping skin. Dry or sensitive skin? The Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser contains plumping, hydrating hyaluronic acid as well as soothing sea grapes, kiwi and aloe for a luxe, creamy cleanse.

Step 2: Peel

Apply your two-step Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel to dry skin and wait two minutes. It’s as simple as that! With regular use, you’ll notice that the rest of your skincare absorbs more quickly and your makeup applies like a dream.

Step 3: Treatment

It’s time to treat yourself! Depending on your skin’s needs and the time of day, layer on your choice of treatments and serums to suit your concerns. In the AM, the C+ Collagen Brighten + Firm Vitamin C Serum provides a boost of brightening radiance to tackle dullness, pigmentation and uneven tone. PM? Your night-time routine isn’t complete without the Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Texture Renewal Serum to encourage cell turnover and reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. And both morning and night, everyone can use a plumping hit of the Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster. Apply to damp skin and let the ceramide-rich formula strengthen your skin’s barrier while locking in moisture.

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Step 4: Eye care

Eyes feeling puffy or looking tired? The Vitamin C + Lactic Vitamin C Firm & Bright Eye Treatment delivers a pick-me-up to nix dark circles and depuff fast. If crepiness and texture is your concern, the Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Triple Correction Eye Serum contains both retinol and bakuchiol to target loss of firmness and fine lines around the eye area.

Step 5: Moisturise

Ready to seal the deal? Lock in the benefits from your serums and treatments with a moisturiser. Continue with the gentle exfoliation with the Alpha Beta® Daily Moisturizer, or try Dr. Dennis Gross’ cult-favourite Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion provides a lightweight, oil-free gel texture with hyaluronic acid’s signature plump and bounce (it’s a Beauty Election favourite!). Looking for something richer? The Vitamin C + Lactic Dewy Deep Cream offers an ultra-rich formulation for deep nourishment. Featuring brightening niacinamide and vitamin C along with soothing squalane, it’s as luxurious as it is firming and hydrating.

Step 6: SPF

No matter the weather, the final step in your morning skincare routine should always, always be SPF!

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