Skin: Talking skin peels with Dr. Dennis Gross
He is THE celebrity dermatologist of choice. With a waiting list that would make even the most patient snappy and a clinic located on the most prestigious strip in New York, 5th Avenue of course, there is no shortage of client’s waiting to see one of the games biggest names. He is of course Dr Dennis Gross. We were lucky enough to talk all things ‘peel’ – at home, with the man responsible for some Instagram’s freshest faces. Yes you read correctly. No you don’t have to do your peels in a salon. Because lets face it – everything is more convenient to do at home.
Tell us the benefits of a peel?
For people who want brighter, smoother, more even skin tone and texture – the Alpha Beta peels are a no brainer. You see instant results in two minutes and there are varying strengths for the first timers or the more advanced peel fans. They also offer the benefit of smoother texture, tighter pores, and over time, reduce fine lines.
Why should we be incorporating a 'peel' into our skincare routine?
I recommend to exfoliate daily – a healthy rate of skin cell renewal is one of the key components of radiant and even-toned skin. My Alpha Beta Daily Peels are meant to be used every day as they gently detach dead skin and debris from the surface level of the skin. The world thinks of peels and relates them to flaking; the action of exfoliation. Peels are not just about exfoliation. Peels are also about changing your pH from step 1 and 2 to rev-up collagen and after peeling, using the fresh layer of skin to feed the skin vitamins, antioxidants, antiaging and soothing ingredients because the skin is more receptive.
My Alpha Beta Daily Peels contains multiple acids at low concentrations in order to be gentle and effective. It immediately removes old, dull skin, exfoliates, rejuvenates, brightens, and make skin appear younger in just two minutes.
How does one choose the right peel to suit their skin type?
I formulated the Alpha Beta Peels so they can be used by everyone – they are not dependent on skin type. We offer several strengths, based on frequency and number of acids, which allows our consumers to explore the best treatment for their skin, and includes Original Formula, Extra Strength, Medi-Spa (a weekly treatment) as well as the newly launched Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for those who have sensitive skin, or are just trying peels for the first time. I like to say this is gentle power that gives you radiant skin in just two minutes without the risk of irritation or downtime.
Why should we be able to do 'peels' at home?
Continuing proper and diligent care for your skin outside the doctor’s office or spa is a crucial step to achieving the best results, with long-term benefits.
How often should we be maintaining a 'peel'?
My Alpha Beta peels can be used every day – morning or night. They are meant to fit into your daily routine.
Who shouldn't do peels at home?
Anyone can use the Alpha Beta Daily Peels. We offer different strengths for the peel virgin or pro-peeler. If your skin is sensitive or irritated due to rosacea, eczema, prescription or over the counter retinols, make sure to consult with your dermatologist before treatment.
What is your skincare philosophy?
There is no cure for aging process, you can only understand the science behind skin, then treat it with a regimen.
Lastly, what are your hero products...
Hero product: Alpha Beta Original Formula Daily Peel
Hero treatment: Alpha Beta Original Formula Daily Peel