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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pad, 20 Count

Anti-aging, exfoliating sunless tanner Glow Pad 20 Count The only anti-aging, exfoliating sunless tanner that contains active Vitamin D (the sun vitamin), Glow Pads provide smoother, healthier skin and natural radiance year-round. Microencapsulated DHA and Soy Proteins deliver color deep into skin to prevent fading through surface exfoliation. Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads and help fade existing sunspots for an even, streak-free glow. Vitamin D is known for enhancing the benefits of the additional vitamins and antioxidants found in the formula. It transforms dull texture and tone into radiant, glowing skin, reducing the need for foundation and concealer. Anti-Aging Exfoliating About Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare The skin doc of choice among the fashion and beauty elite, New York City dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross is among the most innovative doctors practicing cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare brings the most powerful and effective ingredients on the market to your medicine cabinet, delivering immediate, professional results with no downtime. Unlike most skincare brands, Dr. Gross’ formulations are based on his daily clinical experience, where patients’ needs are a driving force in product development, proving time and again that you don’t have to be a celebrity or a socialite to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Product highlights How to use Apply to face, neck and décolleté in circular motions, blending evenly AM or PM. Wash hands immediately after use. Customize To customize color, increase the number of repetitions to achieve a deeper glow. Combine For best results, use after the Alpha Beta Peel.

Key features

  • Provides odorless, streak-free application & long lasting customized color
  • AHAs exfoliate dry, dull skin & help minimize appearance of dark spots & pores
  • Minimizes imperfections and limits the need for foundation
  • Active Vitamin D & Soy Protein create a natural healthy glow

Honest reviews


not bad, we’ll see how the whole box fares

Ordered these based on all the good reviews. I was very surprised at the small size of the box, surprised at the small size of each packet, and definitely surprised at how small each towelette was, not much different than a standard polaroid picture.The scent is fairly strong, like most self tanners. The product dried quickly before I went to bed, but the smell definitely lingered for awhile even after it dried. I woke up noticeably darker, but it wasn’t DARK. It gave me a nice glow, which is exactly what its supposed to do. One towelette was enough to cover my face, neck, chest, and shoulders. I didn’t have a single streak on my face. There were faint streaks on my shoulders, but they aren’t very noticeable.We’ll see how I like the whole box.Edit 4/22/13: I’ve used these several times now, and I’m always very pleased with the results. The pads give you noticeable color, but it’s not overwhelming. I like them!

Leta Noorvik, AK

Glowing skin

I bought this for my face but after one use, I will only use on my arms. When I used on my face it made all my unknown sunspots very dark and freaky. It was great for my arms, gave me a hint of color and no drying or stinky smell. A good product but you may think twice before putting on your face esp if you have white (Irish) sensitive skin. May work better for people that tan nicely.

Helena Susanville, CA

the product itself is 5 star!

this is a 5 star product hands down the best facial self tanner I have ever used in my life! I love the body towelettes too. It is always streakfree and flawless, you can apply moisturizer over it for extra evenness and so it comes out a little lighter, it is hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and smooth.* Has no scent and leaves no self tanner scent as it is developing* it is a clear formula so it wont stain your sheets and you can wear it out during the day without looking like you went rolling in the mudd* it actually does improve your skin.The only issue is when I ordered it from amazon I dont believe it sits in a temperature controlled warehouse so it sits in the heat and cold and the product is no good. The towels smelled really bad and they were brown, these arent fake pads if you notice the white ones you throw away after using them they turn dark brown after oxidizing in the air over night. It just isnt an item that amazon should be selling unless they can figure out a way to put it in a temperature controlled area.

Fern King, NC

Good, but use with caution

I like these, but have to use with caution. I haven’t 100% found out how to make these work for me, but this is the best self-tanner I’ve used for my face so far. They don’t cause any breakouts whatsoever and pretty much every self-tanner I use on my face breaks me out. Also, these give a lot of color to my very fair skin. My only complaint is that they give TOO much color to my light skin. The day after I use these, I look too dark, but after about two days and until about day 5 my skin looks amazing with a great sun-kissed glow. Also, be careful with application. Since most self-tanners do not tan my skin well, I applied liberally and didn’t think much until the next morning. OMG! My skin was BROWN and STREAKY! There were literally white streaks where I hadn’t put self-tanner. Now, I apply VERY carefully and I also cut a packette in half to make it last longer. OVerall, I will rebuy and continue using. Takes a while to get the right application, but worth it!!

Diann Mill Creek, PA

Awesome product!

These glow pads are really great. They definitely make you tan, color goes on evenly and fades over the course of a week. They do clean off makeup and are good for my skin. The pads do smell a little like self tanner so I put them on at night.

Renae Fox Lake, WI

GREAT Product!!

I love the idea of exfoiliating & tanning at the same time. The next day my face matches the rest of my body. My face looks freshly tanned (not orange) and it glows. Wish the clothes didn’t leave little particles on my face tho. But other than that, it’s a wonderful product!

Lizzie Sarita, TX


This stuff really works! Be careful though. I ended up only using a half of one because the full sheet made me wayyy to dark. Only apply to the area once for nice color. Anymore than that and I think it is just to dark.

Morgan Garnett, KS

color does not last

this product does give good color but you have to apply every other day. it really washes away fast. if you cut them in to the pad is really to small to handle and will not give good coverage…don’t know how the other reviewer did this…reaLLY!

Whitney Whitwell, TN

My all-time favorite self-tanner for face

I really love these. I have never applied incorrectly, and the amount of the product on the pad is enough to either swipe across your face once or twice for a really subtle glow, or use until it dries for a really tan face. I use it down my neck (in the summer), and it always blends. I really love this product because of the color, but I also love it for how smooth it makes my face feel. I usually give myself the ole home facial every week and this is a crucial part of it. It washes off very gradually and mine usually lasts about four to six days(Depending on how dark I put it on and how well I keep my face moisturized/exfoliated). Finding them on Amazon for like $20 makes them about $1 a piece and that is almost half the price of what Sephora sells them for.

Miriam Naranjito, PR

Good stuff!

Awesome product. I’m fair skinned with freckles, and this gave me a fairly natural looking glow to my face that lasted for several days.

Concetta Zuni, NM

Deeper, Darker Tan that’s NOT ORANGEY and doesn’t streak.

For years I’d been using Comodynes Self-Tanning Towelettes. The Comodynes always gave me a very even, non-orangey colored tan. One day my roommate came home and gave me a sample packet of these that she got from Sephora. I can’t tell you how much deeper and darker the tan is that these give. It’s like night and day, compared to what I was using. I love them and have officially switched!

Nola Buffalo Prairie, IL

Best Self Tanner Ever!

I’ve tried them all and I really love this stuff. I’m not sure what else it does besides tan my skin, but the color looks like a real tan. Cut the sheet in half and use half at a time. it’s not so simple to apply like that but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. The price on Amazon is great compared to the Dr. Gross website.

Jo Lovell, ME

Great face color and good for complexion.

This is a very good product,particularly for the face. A rich color lasts for 3-4 days. I have ordered this on two different occasions and would find it hard to try something else. Very satisfied

Constance Campti, LA

Love these

I received a few of these as a sample in a kit I purchased and they work very well. My skin is pale, I wear "fairly light " bare mineral foundation color so my skin is pale. These really give a fantastic light glow to my face. I cut these in half and just used on my face, neck, declate, and it gives a fantastic glow.

Madeleine Bradley, SC

Best sunless tanner

I use one of these every week, even in the winter. It gives a grand infusion of vitamin D along with a beautiful flush of tan. Very natural looking and no foul odor. I have found it best to use after drying off from the shower, mainly just on arms and legs. I don’t touch the ankles, knees and elbows the first time around, but on the second application with the same towelette, after it has dried out a bit. I think everyone who uses self tanner would like these. Worth the price, a small indulgence considering the results.

Sharlene Fort Wingate, NM

Perfect for your face, gives a lovely glow

This is my favorite self tanner for my face I have tried so far. I have sensitive acne prone skin, so I always look for something recommended specifically for the face when tanning.These pads are a great skincare and tanning item in one! They give you a lovely natural glow; I’ve been using this for about a month now, and I don’t know that they’ve made my acne scars diminish necessarily, but I think having a tan face makes them much less noticeable. There is a bit of a tingly warming sensation when I apply. The first time I used it, I had a few small bumps on my eyelids, but they weren’t itchy, went away quickly, and I haven’t experienced the same thing thing since. If you’re extremely sensitive though, I’d recommend trying a sample, or just buying a smaller pack at first.They’re affordable if you buy from the right place; I bought a 20 pack for $22 on amazon; I also only used half a pad at a time, which is plenty for me!

Lesley Haddonfield, NJ

Okay but nothing great

I keep looking for a self tanner that looks natural and not oddly orange, unfortunately I still haven’t found it. This goes on easier than cream, but hard to tell where you have put it or how much. I put it on at night and had color in the morning. However my color was very uneven and strangely orange in some places.

Kristen Bonifay, FL