New York–based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross never set out to create a skincare line, but when he began making an at-home version of his in-office peel, he couldn’t ignore the rave reviews from his clients. “After just one use, you see the results without downtime or irritation,” says Gross. “Over time, the results just get better and better—pores tighten, skin firms, and you have this gorgeous radiance. I call it my desert island product, and I know many of our devoted peel fans share this feeling!”
In 2000, Gross took his signature peel to the masses, dubbing it the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, and he has never looked back. Unveiled during a time when clients thought harsh and intense treatments equaled efficacy, the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel filled the gap for those looking for a gentle yet efficient formula. The winning product, which hasn’t changed in formulation since it was revealed (it’s that good), consists of two steps. The first pad contains five acids—glycolic, salicylic, cytric, lactic, and malic—to exfoliate the skin, while the second pad controls the acid activity and neutralizes the complexion. Basically, you’ll resurrect radiance and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pores.