(Salicylic acid (a common BHA) is derived from willow bark and has been used since the 5th century BC, for example.)
Luckily I am not new to exfoliating pads like Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads, so I was quite glad to receive them for reviews as I figured I would be comparing them to the similar ones I tried before and provide a more informed review.
Effective exfoliation is one of the few things I actually believe in skincare to make visible difference.
As I am getting older and also because of my skin type (normal/combination with occasional dry patches and congestions), I constantly look for simple yet serious products that would exfoliate my skin effectively.
Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads from Radical Skincare are pre-moistend with toner with exfoliating ingredients like AHA and BHA plus skin soothing properties.
60 pads come in a big sturdy tub with clean silver accents.
I took a picture of English portion of the product descriptions and the technology behind it, but you can get more information here, or even watch this video.
Here is the ingredient list.
Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
I was a little concerned about the ingredients came from citrus fruits, but I did not experience any adverse effects.
To me, Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are a good example of "old school ingredients done right", and rather in a convenient modern way.
The pads perform beautifully doing the job as they claim to do. (Some of you now know that this is always the main check point for my review, right?)
It contains Glycolic Acid which is probably the strongest and most effective form of AHA, so there is this tingly sensation upon application. Some might find it annoying but this is what it is to work the magic. Soon the skin feels calmer and toned, perfectly prepped for the next step.
To make comparisons to the products that I've used before, Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads are far less irritating than the Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peels, and not as sticky as The SkinRise Bionic Tonic from Exuviance. Radical Pads are better value for money as well.
I do wish the pads were a little thicker and bigger, which would make them perfect.
However, I couldn't be happier to see the immediate results like baby-butt-smooth cheeks of mine (they are usually plagued with dry patches)!
Although I am not new to exfoliating toner and pads, it is hard not to appreciate the instantly smoother face and better absorption of the moisturizer followed.
This is gross but I'm going to show it to you anyway.
You see the yellowish residue on the pad?
That's the dead skin cells and whatever was left even after cleansing!
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to accelerate the skin cell turnover and prevent breakouts.
The pads supposedly have anti-aging effects on its own, but even if not, whatever the following products would work better since it leaves the skin more receptible. The skin is breathing better as well resulting less breakouts.
It is recommended to be used nightly, but I personally think it is okay to skip a day or two since the pads are very effective, and this would be the best way of starting this regimen to avoid unnecessary irritations if you are new to the active ingredients.
Thanks for reading.
Have you tried Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads?
What do you use for the most effective yet irritation free exfoliation?
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