A daily peel rookie, Laurie Leopold, expert beauty editor at Clementine Daily ‘peeled her way’ to glowing glory using our Ultra Gentle peel for 14 days. And the results? Well, read for yourself …
With a renewed focus on just how important our beauty sleep is for the health of our skin, we decided to take a two-week challenge – that is continuing well past the 14-day mark – using an at-home peel before bed each night.
We looked to none other than Dr. Dennis Gross, who created the iconic Alpha Beta® Peel, for a regimen that would set us up for sweet dreams of better skin by morning. While the word peel may conjure up some intimidating imagery, it is simply a two-step pad that you massage onto your face to exfoliate skin and help treat signs of aging, like uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores.
We put the Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel, the formula designed for more sensitive skins, to the test at the start of the month. We’re excited to share our experience.
It doesn’t add to your to-do list. Candidly, we feared adding another two steps to our nightly skin care routine would be a challenge to squeeze in. We’re relieved to tell you it is just the opposite. After you’re done cleansing your skin, each pad is massaged onto skin for about 60 seconds, about 3-5 minutes apart.
This waiting period is a great time to brush your teeth or get the coffee ready to go for the next morning. Once you see the immediately brighter skin looking back at you in the mirror, you’ll keep making time.
You can also do the peel in the morning – they’re meant for a.m. or p.m. use (just not both!)
Nooks, Crannies, Hairlines. Sometimes we can be dainty washing our face, avoiding areas near our hairline so we don’t soak our hair or forgetting jawline (where we always apply bronzer!) These pads make it simple to target the areas we don’t get to on our own in a deep way – temples, sides of noses, behind ear and on our neck. After a week, I noticed the area next to my nostrils looking considerably smoother.
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