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Monday, 11 August 2014

Review: First Aid Beauty Pads x2

I LOVE these exfoliating pads by First Aid Beauty. I was introduced to them by the lovely Caroline Hirons (@CarolineHirons) and her amazing skin blogs and well, just had to try them.

I was lacking a daily exfoliant in my skin care routine and thought these pads maybe the thing to boost my skin up a level in it's texture and tone. 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance pads (60 pads) £20.50

First Aid Beauty Pads

I'll admit I was a bit nervous the first time I used the pads as although I had read they were gentle you just never know how your skin is going to react to an exfoliator no matter what the strength. I'm happy to report I found the exfoliation very gentle and didn't irritate my skins surface in fact I really feel no negative sensation at all.

The ingredients (taken from the website):
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.

My first pot of these lasted just under two months as I used them religiously every morning before I moisturised and every night after taking off my makeup. I found after a week my skin tone began to look more even and felt alot cleaner especially after the evening usage.

One major plus is that the pads aren't overly scented and feel very smooth across the surface of the skin even though they are textured to aid the exfoliation.

I thought after a while the pads would dry out in the pot but I found each pad stayed nicely saturated with the solution and that didn't alter throughout the entirety of me using the pot.

All plus points for me so far...

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

After using the original facial radiance pads and enjoying them I thought I would step it up a gear and find ones that may help my oily/acne prone skin. It turned out that First Aid Beauty also do ranges for different skin concerns and have pads targeted at large pores, oily and acne prone skin. 

So onto the newest addition:

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Blemish Control Pads (60) £17.60

First Aid Beauty Blemish Control Pads

These pads only differed in two ways from the original facial radiance pads:

1) The packaging / Ingredients: Of course the packaging screams out at you being red and the ingredients differ to tackle problematic skin:

COMPLEXION CONTROL FOR OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN FAB Skin Rescue Blemish Patrol Pads are a non-OTC alternative to prevent breakouts and manage oil production. They are formulated with a unique and effective combination of ingredients, including Tea Tree Oil, Salicylic Acid and Evermat, a natural blend that tightens pores and mattifies the skin. Unlike traditional OTC acne treatments that can irritate the skin, these pads are gentle and contain soothing Willowbark Extract to ease inflammation. Blemish Patrol Pads are easily incorporated into a daily skin regimen, providing just the right amount of help to keep the complexion clear, refined and well-balanced.

2) The tingle factor: I do actually feel these pads tingling on my skin and although it's still mild I can feel that it's a step up from the originals.

So far I feel like the Skin Rescue pads had really helped control the severity of breakouts I have had. I'm aware they won't work miracles as the ingredient strength and levels are very low in comparison to other exfoliators o the market but I'm happy for now.

I think these pads will become a skin care staple for me now. I like the gentle daily exfoliation as part of my skincare routine and they sit very cutely on my skin care shelf. My only negative is a very selfish one in that I think they should do bigger pots!!! 

I bought both my sets from Beautybay.com along with some other bits and pieces. They had a great sale when I bought mine so check it out for some First Aid Beauty bargains!

Do you exfoliate daily? Any tips or tricks for oily skin?

*This is NOT a sponsored post - I bought these products with my own hard earned cash*


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