If there were a complaint to make about Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel, it would be a minor one, since the anti-aging, anti-acne, beauty editor-beloved pads are damn near perfect. But if we’re quibbling here, I’ve never been crazy about the packaging: jars that require lots of screwing and un-screwing. (Anybody who’s ever shared a refrigerator with Jolie and made the fatal error of reaching for, say, a jar of pickles will tell you that screw-tops are not my strength.)
So, when I saw that Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel now comes in individually-wrapped foil packets, I jumped for joy. All the glycolic acid, retinol, lactic acid, salicylic acid, green-tea, resveratrol and CO-Q10 goodness of the original swipey pads–which are truly tops at keeping acne under control and doing the necessary complexion-smoothing business of exfoliating without any irritation–none of the “Oh, you mean I have to screw this lid back on?” hassle. Love.
PS: Dr. Dennis Gross has just released Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, designed to fade dark spots, minimize pores and repair sun damage. I’m still using and loving a combo of Pevonia and Somme Institute, but once I’m done, I’m adding Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution to the testing rotation.