Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel Is My Favorite Dr. Dennis Gross Product & This Is Why

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by Suyud Issa
June 01, 2022

I have battled with breakouts ever since I can remember, and even at 24, I still deal with bouts of acne – the kind that develops deep under the skin and comes to a head, revealing a mountain-like lesion filled with pus. This is why when I find a product that works, I stick to it for life.

As someone who has oily skin, I’ve tried toners, serums, treatments and even hydrocolloid patches – essentially anything you can imagine. And while they have made a difference, it hasn’t been anything significant.

In an attempt to control my acne over the past few years, acids have become my best friend. I’ve tried a few different at-home peels and masks, but nothing has come close to the results I’ve seen with the Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel from Dr. Dennis Gross.

When I first heard of the Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, I was very skeptical. But after reading all the great reviews, I decided to give it a try.

Although the Dr. Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel is expensive at $88 per package of 30 treatments, it’s definitely worth the purchase. It’s the only product I’ve tried that takes immediate care of my skin concerns. I know how it sounds because I’m the number one biggest skeptic, but bear with me. 

After all, how often do you come across a product that makes a big difference after just one use? Most skincare products take months and even years to see results. 

My acne, uneven texture, tone and huge pores, which are usually very persistent and prominent, were already less visible, and my pores appeared smaller after just one use.

I couldn’t believe my eyes – a product that finally worked and I didn’t have to wait weeks before seeing results. All the rave reviews related to this peel started to make complete sense. 

One reviewer with different skin concerns said, “I had dry combination skin, rosacea and pigmentation, and some acne; it’s all gone! I love this stuff; it makes your skin feel tight and beautiful.”

While another raving that it’s a miracle product said, “I absolutely love these peels! They sound scary, but they are just the best; no pain, discomfort, or stinging. They are miraculous because I go in having slight texture on parts of my face, and this leaves my skin radiant and smooth.”

A reviewer with sensitive skin even said, “I was a little bit afraid to try this product at first because I have very sensitive skin, but after using it for the first time, my skin felt incredible!”

As an aesthetician, it blows my mind that this peel has helped so many individuals with different skin concerns. I haven’t come across a skincare product that has treated and cured so many skin concerns in individuals with different skin types.

I noticed significant results in a short amount of time, which is why I needed to know what made this peel so special. Naturally, I Googled the ingredients.

Here’s why The Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel works:

The Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel’s dermatologist-approved formula contains a blend of seven Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids as well as antioxidants and vitamins, which is why it’s so effective in treating all sorts of skin concerns such as improving tone and texture while getting rid of dry skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids are known to help resurface the skin by gently exfoliating away the top layer of dead skin cells, while beta hydroxy acids help unclog pores and discourage the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

The peel has other powerful ingredients like retinol, which helps increase collagen production and skin cell turnover, and resveratrol, which prevents free radicals from damaging the skin.

Here’s how to use The Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel:

The Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel comes in a packet with two sachets: “Exfoliate and Smooth” and “Anti-Aging Neutralizer”. Each contains a pre-soaked cotton towelette so they’re ready to go right out of the package—no need for any extra mixing or messy application.

Start by swiping the “Exfoliate and Smooth” towelette all over your dry and clean face until the towelette is dry, and let it soak in for two minutes. This first step will gently exfoliate your skin, so you may experience redness since the first step is intense, but the next step will help calm your skin down.

Repeat the same steps with the “Anti-Aging Neutralizer” towelette until it’s dry and the product has been soaked into your skin. This second step is the neutralizer step. This shuts off the acids in step one and delivers a cocktail of anti-aging ingredients to renew the skin. The end result is restored healthy-looking skin.

Follow up with moisturizer and always remember to use sunscreen when using hydroxy acids and avoid sun exposure, as it will make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Deciding which peel to buy:

The peel comes in three versions, so you can decide which one is best for your skin type and concerns. 

Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel:

  • Best for combination, oily, and acne-prone skin types.
  • Contains a strong dose of seven alpha/beta acids to boost radiance, hydrate, refine pores, clear blemishes and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Use every other day at first, then four times per week maximum.

Alpha Beta® Universal Daily Peel:

  • Best for normal, combination and oily skin types.
  • Contains a moderate dose of five alpha/beta acids to boost radiance, hydrate, target pores, even out tone and texture and diminish fine lines.
  • Use every day 

Alpha Beta® Gentle Daily Peel:

  • Best for sensitive, normal, dry and dehydrated skin types.
  • Contains a lower dose of three alpha/beta acids to hydrate and diminish pores, texture and fine lines.
  • Use every day 


I would recommend starting with the Alpha Beta® Gentle Daily Peel if you have never used an acid peel before. If you are not a stranger to acids and are looking for a more aggressive peel, I would recommend starting with the Alpha Beta® Extra Strength Daily Peel.

Although alpha and beta hydroxy acids are more stable forms of acids, they still need to be stored in a cool and dark place to preserve their effectiveness and boost their shelf life, which is why a good skincare fridge can come in handy.

I’ve always been prone to breakouts, but my skin has been clear and glowy since using this peel. I’m a huge fan of Dr. Dennis Gross’s products, but this is by far my favorite, so if you’re looking for a powerful and effective at-home acid peel, I highly recommend giving the peel a try. Your skin will thank you!

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Written By

Suyud Issa

Suyud Issa is a licensed aesthetician who’s inlove with the skin and it's complexity. Her blog, All Skin Care Talk, focuses on providing the best skin care content to improve one's skin!

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Written By

Suyud Issa

Suyud Issa is a licensed aesthetician who’s inlove with the skin and it's complexity. Her blog, All Skin Care Talk, focuses on providing the best skin care content to improve one's skin!

Read More from Suyud Issa