CONTENTS: 60 pads
MY STORY: I like to mix up my acid toners. Different acids work on different layers of the skin & different issues so by changing your acid you can tackle various issues.
Alpha hydroxy acids are water soluble & include include glycolic &lactic acid. Beta hydroxy acids are more oil soluble & include mainly salicylic acid.
Glycolic acid has the smallest size allowing it to penetrate cell walls to trigger formation of collagen & dermal glycosaminoglycans to plump up the cell to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles on the surface.
Lactic acid works more on the surface of the skin, it is less irritating than glycolic acid so can be used in stronger strength to resurface the skin.
Salicylic acid, because of its oil solubility, can penetrate deeper into pores containing sebum and helps exfoliate dead skin cells that build up inside, hence its use in acne prevention.
This product has both lactic and glycolic acids along with toning ingredients. It’s mild enough for daily use, doesn’t sting or irritate & for that reason I imagine the concentration of acid is quite low.
The pads are well saturated with product & maintain the glow of my skin but I haven’t noticed any change compared to when I use my much cheaper nip+fab glycolic pads.
A good place to start if you’ve never exfoliated before & for sensitive skins, personally I prefer something stronger.
AIM: Improves skin clarity. Reduces visible pores. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
DIRECTIONS: Wipe pad across face, neck and décolleté. Use in the morning and/or evening, after cleansing and before moisturising.
Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid: exfoliate
Cucumber Indian Gooseberry: tone
Lemon Peel, Licorice Root: brighten
FAB Antioxidant Booster: combat free radicals.
Hyaluronic acid: hydrates
PROS: mild enough for daily use. Full of active ingredients to tone and hydrate skin. Good for beginners of acid toning.
CONS: no noticeable difference to skin compared to nip+fab facial pads but much more expensive. Perhaps not strong enough for regular users of acid toning.