How’s your skin? Broadly fine. Bit dull? The odd spot? Rebellious pores? ‘Fine lines’… urgh just say wrinkles, you bastards. Well things are likely to get a whole lot worse over the next month of central heating, arctic blasts, booze, make-up, late nights (only one or two, but still) and darkness – both actual and metaphorical. Maybe you have monthly facials and a Caribbean holiday in the post. BSD does not.
Here’s a shortcut to skin sanity. The brilliant Dr. Dennis Gross’s Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel. These little product-soaked pads combine alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (to refine the complexion, enliven, deal with dullness and texture) with wrinkle-busting antioxidants (including powerful anti-agers resveratrol and retinol) to protect and deliver luminosity.
Used a couple of times a week you should see your skin perk up. BSD is rarely seen these days, without a brushing of Amanda Harrington’s fake tan, so these pads combat any clogging. Even hormonal spots are a thing of the past as are those silly, pesky dry patches that pop up and won’t suck in any moisturiser but just sit there getting uglier and itchier.
These pads seem to be able to make the difference between skin that’s just a bit disgruntled and skin that you don’t have to think about, but just goes about its daily business. And isn’t it bliss to be able to cross something off the to do list?
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel (5 treatments), £18