I’m currently loving the convenience and ease of exfoliating pads. They’re ones that I would mostly use in the night, but the quick, one step exfoliation is just so easy even when hard pressed for time. Here’s three that I have on rotation at the moment.
The Skin Illuminating Retexturizing Pads ($56 for 50 pads; macys.com) is a new launch, part of Elizabeth Arden’s Skin Illuminating line. I absolutely love the texture of these Glycolic Acid based pads and how glowy it leaves my skin feeling. The pads are quilted for exfoliation which is really nice. There’s a very slight tingle after I swipe the pad all over my face, but it is moisturizing enough not to need a moisturizer afterwards. Absolutely love it!
The Magic Pads ($19.95 for 60 pads; amazon.com) is a new to me brand that makes some very gentle exfoliating pads. These pads are softer and feel almost soft like regular cotton pads with toner on. Its one that’d work for all skin types and the 2% Glycolic acid with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Aloe Vera takes care of not drying your skin out after exfoliating.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($15 for 28 pads; $30 for 60 pads; sephora.com) is the most gentle of them all, but its not so gentle as to use it everyday, as the directions say on the box. These have lactic and glycol acid for exfoliation. Its great for use 2-3 times a week, like most exfoliating pads and is a good one to try for sensitive skin. Read a mini review here.
*Press Samples include Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Retuxturizing Pads and The Magic Pads.