Active Vitamin D Serum-Oil

Fact: I’ve kicked a few bad habits in the past few years, namely nail biting, diet coke and most recently, tanning. Yes, the bad kind. After denying myself the ultraviolet rays of cellular destruction for the first few months after quitting cold turkey, I was miserable, swearing I was Vitamin D dependent and going through withdrawal. It was so depressing to see that my once glorious golden tan quickly faded to my natural, pasty-peach skin color.  The one thing that made my transition from leather-tan to natural glow a lot easier was self-tanner. I tried every single product on the market, like a smoker would use a nicotine patch, I slowly weaned myself, step-by-step, off of my drug of choice. Lotions, creams, spray booths, custom airbrush creations… I’ve tried ’em all and am now a self-proclaimed self-tanning connoisseur.

So when I heard about Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Face and Body by award-winning dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross, I was more than intrigued. Sure, I’ve tried other tan wipes before, but was never really impressed. This however, is not the case with Glow Pads. These mini-wipes are power-packed with good-for-your-skin extras like Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids that exfoliate, tighten pores and eliminate blackheads in the face pads and firming, bump-and-hair-fighting ingredients in the body pads. Dr. Gross, who has his own line of skincare products (allvegan, cruelty and paraben free), also has a state-of-the-art practice in NYC (participating in spring Spa Week for the first time and offering 3 fantastic clinical facials, check it out).

To show you just how well these little guys work, last night I had a Glow Pad fiesta! After the gym (excuse my sweaty hair) I washed my face and applied the wipe in swift, circular motions all over, including my neck and decollete. Then quickly washed my hands, and poof! That’s it. I went to bed and woke up looking like I’d been to the tropics. See below for the results…


Clean face.


Remove from package.


The Tebow


Just some mascara and brow filler (for my blonde lashes and brows), a spot of under eye concealer and blush and I was good to go this morning. No bronzer at all. My skin feels hydrated and smooth. Each pack comes with 8 wipes and each application lasts for about a week or so. That’s two months of a sexy tan bod without the sun damage. I think Glow Pads are my newest addiction…

Dennis Gross MD Dermatology
105 East 37th Street
New York, NY 10016

$50 Spa Week Treatments:

  • 60 Min Signature Alpha Beta® Medical Facial
  • 50 Min Alpha Beta® Peel with Vitamin D
  • 50 Min Alpha Beta® Peel with LED Light Therapy