Chrissy Teigen Just Revealed the One Product That Makes a "Huge Difference" In Her Skin-Care Routine
The beauty peel is so popular that one is sold ~literally~ every three seconds
Chrissy Teigen is not afraid to be candid on social media, especially when it comes to her own skin issues—including everything from acne to butt rashes—which makes her one of the most relatable stars out there. Despite her open struggles with pesky zits and blackheads, Teigen always appears to have the most glowing skin, and luckily, she just gave followers a glimpse into her own regimen on Instagram.
In her Instagram post, Teigen said that she's been very proud of her skin lately, and we can't blame her—her glowing skin looks flawless. Thankfully, she shared all her skin-care secrets, even down to the specific products.
She writes that she uses iS Clinical Cleansing Complex (Buy It, $44, amazon.com) and the brand's moisturizer (Buy It, $89, dermstore.com) religiously, protects her skin with Control Corrective Sunscreen SPF 30 (Buy It, $38, amazon.com), indulges in cult-favorite Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream (she admits that it is a splurge, but she likes to be honest with her fans about what she actually uses), and keeps a "steady stream" of Bioré Pore Strips (Buy It, $15 for 24, amazon.com) on hand. (Related: The Best Celebrity Skin-Care Tips from A-List Esthetician Shani Darden)
One thing that really stood out in her post is that Teigen made a special point to call out one of her most essential products: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel (Buy It, $88, amazon.com and sephora.com), which she says she uses around her nose and chin. "You'll notice a HUGE difference," she promised to anyone who tries it out for themselves.
Wondering what makes this peel, in particular, worthy of Teigen's stamp of approval? Not only does the Alpha Beta Daily Peel have a cult following of celebrities—including Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Constance Wu, and Lily Aldridge—but it's also the number-one best-selling peel at Sephora, with more than 131,000 "loves" by shoppers. Not to mention, one peel is sold every three seconds. Impressive, right? (Related: Chrissy Teigen Keeps It Real By Admitting Everything About Her Is "Fake")
When Dr. Gross first launched the peel pads 20 years ago, other dermatologists and experts gave him a serious ~eye roll~. Why? Because back in the 90s, a chemical peel was known to be harsh on skin—plus, it was a professional service you could only enjoy at your doctor's office. Dr. Gross invented the concept of "micropeeling," and introduced the Alpha Beta Daily Peels to the market as the first-ever, at-home peel to combat acne scars, dark spots, shine, enlarged pores, and signs of aging. (Related: 10 Facial Peels to Banish Dead Winter Skin)
If the word "chemical" is freaking you out, along with the idea of performing a peel on yourself at home, don't fret. The peels use alpha and beta hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate skin (read: won't leave you red and raw). The ingredients in the pads help speed up the skin shedding process, removing buildup, gunk, and bacteria, and keeping your pores free of dead skin—ultimately leaving you with a more radiant complexion.
The two-step AHA/BHA peel pads are pre-soaked with seven acids—including glycolic, salicylic, and lactic—to unblock pores, minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and support cell renewal. The anti-aging peel is also infused with mandelic acid (derived from bitter almond) to help remove dead skin cells while improving skin tone and texture. Also great? The pads are packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, soothing green tea, willow bark (which helps reduce inflammation), and retinol, a potent ingredient that increases natural collagen production.
To use, apply step one to clean, dry skin and brush the peel in a circular motion around your face until the pad feels dry. Wait two minutes before following up with step two, using the same technique. And be sure you're only using the peel once a day, either in the morning or at night, to avoid irritation and redness. (Related: The Best Retinol Products for Every Skin Type, According to Top Derms)
Not only is it loved by A-listers, but Amazon reviewers are also obsessed. One shopper raved about how a past professional chemical peel left her with beautiful results, and now she's able to get the "same results with the Alpha Beta Peel without the pain and expense." Another customer noticed how it helped to lighten the hyperpigmentation and dark spots on her face: "My freckles appear lighter and my coloring seems to be evening." And two Amazon reviewers—one age 66 and one age 32—swear by the peel for tackling and clearing acne, calling it "miraculous" and a "skin savior".
You can buy Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Peel on Sephora or Dermstore's websites for $88—which, yes, is a splurge. (Although, you do get a month's supply of daily applications.) But you can score the same exact kit on Amazon for a few dollars off right now. A hot tip from reviewers? Amazon shoppers recommend cutting the pads in half if you want to make the product last longer and get even more bang for your buck.
If you're ready to see a "huge difference" in your skin, add Teigen's must-have peel to your cart ASAP.