The beauty peel is so popular that one is sold ~literally~ every three seconds.
In her Instagram post, Teigen said that she’s been very proud of her skin lately, and we can’t blame her—her glowing skin looks flawless. Thankfully, she shared all her skin-care secrets, even down to the specific products.
She writes that she uses iS Clinical Cleansing Complex and the brand’s moisturizer religiously, protects her skin with Control Corrective Sunscreen SPF 30, indulges in cult-favorite Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream (she admits that it is a splurge, but she likes to be honest with her fans about what she actually uses), and keeps a “steady stream” of Bioré Pore Strips on hand.
One thing that really stood out in her post is that Teigen made a special point to call out one of her most essential products: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel (Buy It, $27, sephora.sg), which she says she uses around her nose and chin. “You’ll notice a HUGE difference,” she promised to anyone who tries it out for themselves.
Wondering what makes this peel, in particular, worthy of Teigen’s stamp of approval? Not only does the Alpha Beta Daily Peel have a cult following of celebrities—including Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Constance Wu, and Lily Aldridge—but it’s also the number-one best-selling peel at Sephora. Not to mention, one peel is sold every three seconds. Impressive, right?
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For you kind folks asking me to drop the skincare regimen, I will admit I am def proud of my skin lately and feeling myself! I kind of use whatever is closest but it consists of @shanidarden forcing me to use @isclinical cleanser and face lotion, @controlcorrective SPF 30, @lamer’s creme de la mer and concentrate ($$, I know I know but I gotta be honest) and a steady stream of @bioreus chin and nose strips. Mix that with anything anyone at @drjasondiamond’s office tells me to do facial wise and @simonourianmd1’s firm and fade cream when I’m feeling icks, and there you have it. A very simple (no) routine! But really. The IS clinical cleanser and the lotion is the only thing I use consistently and they’ve always been so good to me. Can find online – everything else just a bonus. Xx (edit: forgot one of my most important products, @drdennisgross alpha beta peel pads. So important for on and around my nose and chin. You’ll notice a HUGE difference!!)
When Dr. Gross first launched the peel pads 20 years ago, other dermatologists and experts gave him a serious ~eye roll~. Why? Because back in the 90s, a chemical peel was known to be harsh on skin—plus, it was a professional service you could only enjoy at your doctor’s office. Dr. Gross invented the concept of “micropeeling,” and introduced the Alpha Beta Daily Peels to the market as the first-ever, at-home peel to combat acne scars, dark spots, shine, enlarged pores, and signs of aging.
If the word “chemical” is freaking you out, along with the idea of performing a peel on yourself at home, don’t fret. The peels use alpha and beta hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate skin (read: won’t leave you red and raw). The ingredients in the pads help speed up the skin shedding process, removing buildup, gunk, and bacteria, and keeping your pores free of dead skin—ultimately leaving you with a more radiant complexion.
The two-step AHA/BHA peel pads are pre-soaked with seven acids—including glycolic, salicylic, and lactic—to unblock pores, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and support cell renewal. The anti-aging peel is also infused with mandelic acid (derived from bitter almond) to help remove dead skin cells while improving skin tone and texture. Also great? The pads are packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, soothing green tea, willow bark (which helps reduce inflammation), and retinol, a potent ingredient that increases natural collagen production.
To use, apply step one to clean, dry skin and brush the peel in a circular motion around your face until the pad feels dry. Wait two minutes before following up with step two, using the same technique. And be sure you’re only using the peel once a day, either in the morning or at night, to avoid irritation and redness.
Not only is it loved by A-listers, but Amazon reviewers are also obsessed. One shopper raved about how a past professional chemical peel left her with beautiful results, and now she’s able to get the “same results with the Alpha Beta Peel without the pain and expense.” Another customer noticed how it helped to lighten the hyperpigmentation and dark spots on her face: “My freckles appear lighter and my coloring seems to be evening.” And two Amazon reviewers—one age 66 and one age 32—swear by the peel for tackling and clearing acne, calling it “miraculous” and a “skin savior”.
You can buy Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Peel on Sephora. A hot tip from reviewers? Amazon shoppers recommend cutting the pads in half if you want to make the product last longer and get even more bang for your buck.
If you’re ready to see a “huge difference” in your skin, add Teigen’s must-have peel to your cart ASAP.
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