You may or may not be familiar with the brand's cult-favourite Alpha Beta® Daily Peels. Well, Dr. Dennis Gross has decided, to our benefit, to expand that range to cover the entire body—quite literally. Think of it like a body facial. The Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment works to lift away the outer layer of dead skin while replenishing long-lasting hydration.
What's in it
The namesake Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, which are primarily responsible for the exfoliating, as well as brightening and facilitating collagen production. The gentle retinol alternative Bakuchiol that aids the exfoliation process and supports skin proteins for anti-ageing. Besides enzymes to digest the skin's dead proteins, the formula also contains antioxidant-rich squalene and aloe to hydrate and strengthen the skin's moisture barrier.
How it works
It's hard to believe that the little towelette is capable of treatment for the entire body, skin being the body's biggest organ and all, but as it unfolds along limb by limb, it proves sufficient surface area. Plus, it helps that it doesn't drip the way some sheet masks do, while still delivering a good deal of solution.
All you do is massage is across clean, dry skin two to three times weekly. Though there is no stipulation to rinse off, some might prefer to lightly due to the strong medicinal scent and tangible leave-on texture.
Does it work
It is pretty effective for an exfoliant. I wouldn't go so far as to say my skin glows post-treatment, but it does get smoother which each time, especially for trouble areas with 'chicken skin' or tiny ingrown hairs. The biggest tell was for scarring, where the darkened skin of an old surface wound injury lightened up.
I've always believed the body capable of healing itself, including the recovery of scars, but I like to think this helped expedite the process. The only qualm is not feeling the moisturising effects; if anything, it left the skin feeling a tad dry. Overall, it's decent for concerns like visible blemishes and unevenness, but we wouldn't recommend it for those with sensitive skin.
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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment is priced at SGD90 and available at Sephora online and in stores.