Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Chinese New Year Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Chinese New Year Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • retinol
  • ascorbic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • copper pca
  • phospholipids
  • resveratrol
  • sodium pca
  • ubiquinone
  • zinc pca
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Blemishes, dark spots, enlarged pores, redness and signs of ageing will be dramatically reduced, so your skin looks clearer and more even-toned."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol, salicylic acid. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, zinc pca

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with a patented two-step system that combines Alpha and Beta® Hydroxy Acids and new anti-ageing boosters, it smooths and enriches your skin to leave it looking youthful and radiant."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol, glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: resveratrol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Blemishes, dark spots, enlarged pores, redness and signs of ageing will be dramatically reduced, so your skin looks clearer and more even-toned."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: resveratrol.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores with Dr Dennis Gross Extra Strength Alpha Beta Face Peel in limited-edition packaging for Chinese New Year."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, retinol, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": copper pca, sodium pca.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol, retinol, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
9.2% - 11.2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
5.1% - 6.3%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.2% - 3.9%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
2.3% - 2.9%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.5% - 1.8%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.1% - 1.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.9% - 1.15%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.7% - 1.05%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.55% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps regulate the product pH
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
0.4% - 0.65%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.35% - 0.6%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.65%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.35% - 0.65%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.3% - 0.6%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.3% - 0.55%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.5%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that helps to create nice product texture and is used as an anti-foaming agent
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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