My skin is the bane of my life, I have super dry and dehydrated skin and because of my poor health and the medication I take, my skin suffers badly and can change dramatically and literally overnight. I have been using an acid toner as an exfoliant for many years now and always use an acid toner as part of my skincare routine either in the form of a liquid toner or a glycolic acid soaked pad, the pads I have always used previously were the Nip + Fab Glycolic Cleansing Pads and I have always liked them but I won't use them anymore through personal choice which I won't go into right now.
My friend Gemma told me a few months ago that she had been using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads £5.99 and that she really liked them, so when I got some in the goody bag I got from my lovely treat at Superdrug in the Trafford Centre I couldn't wait to use them and see if I liked them as much as the Nip + Fab pads. I have well and truly tried and tested the pads now and this post is long overdue so I thought it was about time I shared my thoughts with you.
WHAT SUPERDRUG SAY ABOUT THE PADS
Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads. 60 pads soaked in a specially developed blend of Glycolic Acid & fruit AHA’s. Help to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin leaving it fresher. With witch hazel to help tone the skin and added Aloe & Pro Vitamin B5.
I like the packaging of the pads, it looks fresh with the green and silver labelling, the pot has a screw on lid which is easy to open and close, on the front of the pot are the name of the pads and a few facts about them with instructions and an ingredients list on the back.
The pads are a nice size and easy to use, I use them twice a day or once a day when I use my acid toner but you can use them once a day if you feel it's enough but because my skin is so dry I need to use an acid toning product twice a day. I have sensitive skin which is eczema prone but I haven't experienced any irritation at all using the pads.
To use the pads, I take one pad out of the tub and starting at the top of my forehead, I work down and across my face from left to right and then I turn the pad over and do it again using the other side of the pad. The pads work brilliantly at removing dead skin cells and my skin is left feeling soft and smooth after I have used the pads, I find they are also brilliant for reducing redness and scarring left by blemishes.
My skin feels amazing after using the pads and looks bright and fresh too, I have noticed a reduction in scarring I had from blemishes too which is brilliant, my skin is extremely dry and dehydrated but since using these pads it has looked and felt so much better and brighter too, these are the most affordable acid toning product I have used but the best by far and being Superdrug branded they are cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I haven't found that the pads dry out at all and I have stored them both upside down and the right way up, I usually always store pads like this upside down to stop them from drying out but I wanted to try storing them both ways for the purpose of my review and I found that they don't dry out when stored the right way up either.
Overall I have really enjoyed using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads and so much so that I have re purchased more since using them up, I now have a tub on the go and a back up tub so I don't run out. The pads are amazing at removing the dead skin cells and leaving my skin feeling soft and looking a lot brighter. The pads are excellent and I find they work so much better than the Nip + Fab pads and they are cheaper, so it's a win win situation.
I can't recommend these pads highly enough, they are amazing and I am so glad that Gemma told me about them, if you like to use an acid toner as part of your skincare routine, give these a go, you won't be disappointed.
At the moment the pads are on offer and are priced at £5.99 with a buy one get one free offer too, so now would be a brilliant time to try them, you can find them in store and online at Superdrug.
Have you tried the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Daily Cleansing Pads? Do you use an acid toner as part of your skincare routine? Share with me in the comments below.