Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin Step Two

Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin Step Two
3.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
4.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin Step Two has a moisturizing rating of 3.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 4.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Ultra Gentle Daily Peel for Sensitive Skin Step Two is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
80
6
4
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 4.0 10 4.0
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
6.0
Moisturizing rating 3.5
All humectants
4.0
Sodium Hyaluronate
1.5
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
1.3
Copper PCA
0.3
Sodium PCA
0.3
Zinc PCA
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
6.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
All occlusives
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
6.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 4.0 10 4
All humectants
4.0
Sodium Hyaluronate
1.5
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
1.3
Copper PCA
0.3
Sodium PCA
0.3
Zinc PCA
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 7.2 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
7.2
Sodium Hyaluronate
1.5
Colloidal Oatmeal
1.4
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
1.3
Centella Asiatica Extract
1.2
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Ascorbyl Palmitate
0.3
Soy Isoflavones
0.3
Resveratrol
0.3
Ubiquinone
0.3
Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %80
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Polysorbate 20
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A viscous, amber-colored liquid that functions as a solubilizer to disperse small amounts of oil into a large water phase. Polysorbate 20 is frequently used to solubilize fragrance oils into water-based emulsions.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Colloidal Oatmeal
Est. %1.4
Function
Origin
An active ingredient produced by boiling finely milled oats. It contains wound healing beta-glucan and is a rich source of soothing and antioxidant avenanthramides, which are aimed at irritated skin.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant green tea extract. In the deeper layers, it slows down the destruction of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – thus delaying the signs of aging. It also acts as an anti-acne, soothing, moisturizing, and emollient ingredient.
Centella Asiatica Extract
Est. %1.2
Function
Origin
An extract from the leaves of the Gotu kola. It is used in skincare for its antioxidant, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. It increases the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin.
Retinyl Palmitate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An esterified form of retinol – it combines retinol and palmitic acid into one molecule. Retinyl palmitate is less irritating than retinol but also much less effective in its anti-aging and acne-reducing effects.
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A form of vitamin C derived from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. It is more stable and less irritating than ascorbic acid. Unfortunately, Ascorbyl Palmitate lacks the studies to prove its anti-wrinkle efficacy.
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Polysorbate 80
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A non-ionic surfactant, which means that it contains no chemical charges. It can be used as a mild cleansing agent in skin cleansing products but is more commonly used for its emulsifying abilities.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sodium Bicarbonate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt that increases pH and removes dead skin cells.
Tetrasodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most common synthetic chelators. It can reduce the 'hardness' of water and so is often used in rinse-off products.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Ubiquinone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as Coenzyme Q10, this bright orange antioxidant supports the skin's energy metabolism. It also offers some anti-pigment action. Dietary supplementation of Ubiquinone improves the appearance of wrinkles.
Zinc PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A two-part ingredient: Zinc helps to control sebum and bacteria in acne-prone skin, while skin-identical PCA is a moisturizing humectant. Zinc PCA may even boost collagen production and so is researched as a potential anti-wrinkle ingredient.
Soy Isoflavones
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Bioactive compounds isolated from soybeans. They act as phytoestrogens to support collagen production in aging skin.
Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract obtained from the radish root with antioxidant sulfur compounds and red plant pigments.
Resveratrol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A famous plant-based polyphenol found mainly in red grapes. It is a potent antioxidant, soothing, and wound healing ingredient.
Achillea Millefolium Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract obtained from the common yarrow. It is full of astringent and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals that help with inflamed skin and wound healing, have soothing and refreshing effects on the skin, and give the product a fresh, green, and spicy scent.
Copper PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A blue-green synthetic salt of copper and pyrrolidone carboxylic acid. It has antimicrobial properties and may be able to help with wound healing and sebum control, although the studies are lacking.
Octoxynol-9
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Simethicone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic foam reducing agent that imparts a dry, cushiony aesthetic.
Phospholipids
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A large group of lipids that are an essential component of every single cell membrane in the body. They have excellent emollient properties. Phospholipids are also utilized in the manufacturing of ‘fancy’ formulations such as liposomes.
Sodium PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most important parts of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor, a mixture of various compounds that keeps the skin’s surface well hydrated. Sodium PCA is used in skincare for its fantastic humectant properties.