Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body claims to exfoliate, tan and smooth in one step. Reviewers are split on how well the pads exfoliate, but most love that they can moisturize immediately after use and the color is natural looking. Beauty editors find it a breeze to use, but consumers say it can be a bit tricky to avoid streaking. The fair-skinned should be wary as the color can be a bit orange on the lightest complexions.
Even tan that lasts. The Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body self-tanning wipe is a reviewer favorite, with InStyle Magazine naming it a best buy two out of the last three years. Users on Sephora.com love the coloring, which many say is indistinguishable from a natural summer tan. The tan appears gradually, working best on those with slightly darker complexions, while reviewers with fairer skin sometimes say the resulting tan looks orange. Reviewers say full results are apparent a full day after application, and the color can last for as long as a week.
Proceed with caution for best results. Editors at O Magazine say just one Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body can cover your entire body. However, many consumers say the tan can look streaky, blotchy or uneven if not applied very carefully. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare promises the pads exfoliate, but some users complain that they have to exfoliate before applying.
Smooth application without the harsh odor. Most reviewers say the Alpha Beta Glow Pad stands out because it lacks a strong chemical smell, while a few say they noticed an odor that quickly went away after a shower. Most reviewers praise the wipe for not leaving skin dry, oily or greasy feeling after use. It's also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. Since most other sunless tanners discourage moisturizing after application, many reviewers love that the Alpha Beta Glow Pads actually encourage it. They say it leaves skin feeling more natural, plus it extends the life of the tan.
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body is named one of InStyle's best sunless tanners in 2011 and 2013. Editors say that the pads offer "a rich, non-splotchy gleam." They support the product's claims that it firms skin, reduces hair growth and helps exfoliate, but they don't explain how or whether they tested this.
Review: Best Beauty Buys: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine, June 2013
Contributors to Sephora.com say the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body provides color that lasts longer than the average self-tanner. Several say they were hesitant to try the product but were pleasantly surprised by the results: an even, natural-looking tan. Some complain that avoiding streaking or blotchiness can be tough because the initial application is colorless. About 25 reviewers to give the product an average rating of just fewer than 4 out of 5 stars.
Review: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta® Glow Pad™ For Body With Active Vitamin D, Contributors to Sephora.com, As of June 2013
The editors at O Magazine call Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body one of the six best new sunless tanning products to try because it creates an even tan and one pad is enough to cover your entire body.
Review: The 6 Best New Self-Tanners, Editors of O Magazine, July 2012