“Don’t let peels scare you. The days of the ‘Sex And The City’ peel are over,” Dr. Dennis Gross declares.
Peel Fear Factor: 10
Images of red raw, dry, flakey skin might come to mind when the word ‘peel’ is uttered. This is one of the biggest misconceptions in our beauty age. Are you listening Samantha Jones?
Not only should you always choose chemical exfoliators over gritty manual scrubs, you should know that ‘acid peels’ can be mild enough to be used daily. When combined as a super effective formula, much like our iconic Alpha Beta Daily Peels, peels are a controlled and ultra effective step that everyone should be doing, just like brushing your teeth!
Peel Fear Factor: 7.2
We still hear your hesitation (even though your skin says gimme!), so let’s break it down for you.
How do they actually work? Without getting too textbook heavy, the two-step system resurfaces skin, hydrates and super boosts cell renewal. This basically mean the acids are working to balance your skin’s PH, so it can show off its natural, dewy radiance.
Step One: Exfoliate. The aim is to shed old surface skin, so the powerful acids work hard to remove dead skin sitting on the top layer of your face and banish any nuisances like bumpiness, dark spots and oiliness (goodbye blackheads or enlarged pores)!
Step Two: Elevate. The second phase is all about locking in the good stuff and keeping your skin calm, balanced and feeling super nourished. The best thing about step two is ‘good for you’ nourishing ingredients, plus prepping skin for anti-aging serums and moisturizers. It’s kind of like the icing on the cake (aka. Step One)!
Peel Fear Factor: 3.1
When should you use it? Every day! Yes, daily. Because like all transformative anti-aging habits, consistency is key. Peel morning or night, after you cleanse (warning: do not skip washing your face) and follow up with a serum or moisturizer.
It’s time to brag! Noted fans (who have no fear, just glowy dewy skin) include the likes of Olivia Palermo, Chrissy Teigan, Zoe Kravtiz and Selena Gomez. They all swear by the power of our peel.
A skincare tribe like no other, ‘peel addicts’ are a thing! Because someone, somewhere is ‘peeling’ every 3 seconds using our best-selling game changer!
Peel Fear Factor: 0
So now you can use an acid peel a day to keep fine lines at bay! As for Samantha Jones, say goodbye to wearing that that beekeeper hat indoors! No downtime, no redness – only fresh faced radiance awaits, and of course, a Cosmo or two!
VIDEO: How To Peel Properly, click here to watch.
WIN: Peel virgin? For your chance to WIN, take home and try the Alpha Beta Daily Peel of your choice (Ultra Gentle, Universal or Extra Strength), tell us:
What is your ‘peel fear factor’, what makes you feel scared and why are you willing to become a ‘peel addict’?