Beauty VIP of the Week: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads

According to my favorite Chicago weather guru Tom Skilling, this April is shaping up to be the least sunny on record. To say I need Vitamin D badly is an understatement. To help ease the pain of sun deprivation is Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha Beta Glow Pad, a.k.a. the eighth wonder of the world (or perhaps more realistically, this week’s Beauty VIP).

This is not just a self-tanning towelette, but rather an anti-aging exfoliating self-tanner with active Vitamin D. In just one Glow Pad, the Vitamin D, microencapsulated DHA and soy proteins deliver color deep into your skin and alpha & beta hydroxy acids exfoliate, tighten pores, eliminate blackheads and help even out your skin tone. It’s also completely odorless and streak-free. In short, you want in on these.

I don’t tan my face naturally, and often times it’s because many self-tanners just aren’t right for the face. The Alpha Beta Glow Pads are designed for your face and provides the most natural-looking radiance. I use these and find myself needing less face makeup – which sounds perfect for the summer I’m hoping shows up at some point.

My only complaint is that these aren’t available in body versions. Although, I think our good friends at Dr. Dennis Gross are on it…

You can get 20 applications of your Alpha Beta Glow on for $32. This wonder product is available at Sephora, but I purchased mine from Dr. Dennis Gross website where I also received some good samples at checkout.

7 thoughts on “Beauty VIP of the Week: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads”

    1. These are truly foolproof — very cool that you got a few to try in your Birchbox (I got something else that month!)

      I usually swipe over my entire face twice in a circular motion making sure to get along my hairline and jawline, and then i rub down into my neck, over my ears, along the collarbone and any extra on my shoulders. They are tiny, so once you get onto your neck I find it works to spread the towlette flat on your hand and tuck in between your fingers so it creates a sheet that you can swipe across your neck. Otherwise it crumples easily.

      I’ve never had any streaking! Give it a try, and let us know how it works:)

  1. I have been using sunless tanning products for 48 years. I know about all of them from the cheapest to the most expensive. I ordered the glow pads to use for face and body, there were 10 pads in package for 10 applications for $18.00. What I got were the tiny pads that could only be used for the face. In order to used for the whole body since I am only a size 4, it would have taken 100 tiny pads. The pads would wrinkle up in hand when trying to use on a large area, rediculous!!!!!!!!! Where are the body pads??? Why didn’t you make the lotion? This is a rip off. Do you think people want to spend a hundred dollars for one full body application?

  2. I have been using sunless tanning products for 48 years and I know about all of them from the cheapest to the most expensive. I ordered the sunless glow pads for face and body. What I got was 10 applications which consisted of 10 tiny pads that could only be 10 applications for the face only. Where are the body pads? If I used these on my whole size 4 / 110 lb. body, I would need a hundred applications!!!!!!! Trying to use these on large areas of the body, they wrinkle up in the hand. Do you think people can afford to spend more than $60.00 for one full body application? Why didn’t you make the lotion in bottle? This is a rip off!!!!

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