First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (28), €16.95. First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (60), €30.95. No press samples included.
Continuing my adventures in chemical exfoliation I decided to give the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads a try.
What First Aid Beauty has to say
“FAB Facial Radiance Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the skin, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin bright and glowing. FAB’s facial radiance pads are free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants.
Improves skin clarity. Reduces visible pores. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines.”
Ingredients – Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20.
What I have to say
What appealed to me most about these pads is the combination of Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid. Both acids work by resurfacing the skin, but Lactic Acid is gentler for dehydrated or dry skin.
The instructions say they can be used twice a day, but I never exfoliate my skin that frequently so I opted to use them at night. After cleansing I swipe the textured side across my face, neck and chest then flip it over and repeat the process with the soft side. I follow up the remainder of my skincare routine, which changes depending on the day.
Scent wise the pads are light and fresh. There is nothing overly strong or offensive, which is good because I find that cucumber can get everywhere but it’s barely detectable here.
For 28 days the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads were the only form of chemical exfoliation that I used. I’m impressed with how clear they left my skin. Those annoying under the skin bumps weren’t an issue at all and daily use didn’t result in excess redness which was an issue I had with the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads.
Adding chemical exfoliation to my routine has done wonders for my skin and pads are the handiest way of doing this. I’ve a couple of other products to try but when they’re empty I fully intend repurchasing the Facial Radiance Pads, this time in the 60 pad tub.