Dr Dennis Gross - 20th Anniversary Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel

Dr Dennis Gross 20th Anniversary Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel

PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
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Key ingredients
  • lactic acid
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • retinyl palmitate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric glycerides
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centella asiatica extract
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What does the product description say?
"The peel pads help to dissolve the bonds between dead skin cells, helping to lift away impurities and build-up that can lead to congestion and dullness."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (mandelic acid, zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid, resveratrol. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Helping to improve the appearance of tone and texture, the pads promote a smoother and more even complexion, helping to gently reduce the appearance of marks and discoloration, without drying out the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid, mandelic acid

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
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dr Dennis Gross Skincare 20th Anniversary Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Peel"
From product name
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: lactic acid, mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: copper pca, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, caprylic/capric glycerides.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol, 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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating

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