I just starting using this and WOW my skin has improved. I get hormonal acne on my jawline, sometimes cystic, and the acne has left some scarring. Well, I don't know if I've seen the scars fade, but my skin has definitely cleared up dramatically since using these pads. Even when I was at the peak of hormones this month, I got one small pimple instead of a line of angry looking blemishes like I've always had.
My skin is smoother and just... nicer. I mean, really. This is a total Holy Grail. It even takes off my eye make-up with ease!
The only drawback is that it is a little harsh for every day use. I have gotten around that by using the soft side of the pad instead of the exfoliating side, and I follow up with Aveeno daily moisturizer, which I also really like.
This stuff is worth every penny. I hope they never stop making it.
These are my HG makeup remover. A facialist told me years ago that first you remove your makeup and then you cleanse your skin. These are the best makeup removers I have ever used - they have tons of product on them (I actually squeeze them out before I use them) and they remove every trace of my long-wearing makeup. I wipe off the product with a tissue, rinse my face, and then use Dove soap and the Clarisonic to cleanse my face. I hope they never discontinue these!
As someone who owns a cosmetics company and has done loads of research, I have a philosophy on face washing in which doesn't give a ton of credence to spending bigtime to clean cr@p of ones face. IE that can be done just as easily with Cetaphil on no budget as can with a pricey cleanser on a big budget- bottom line is no cleanser is sinking into the skin working any miracles. That said, if one can find an affordable product which gently cleanses and sloths off dead skin cells (in order for serums and lotions to penetrate), this is a benefit to the skin. Enter Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads! These cleansing pads can work wonders on the skin if used properly... The cleanser which comes on pad is gentle and effective and the exfoliating side of pad is good for ridding one of dead skin cells. If used daily (1X) and followed by lotion or appropriate serum, one should see a change for the positive in their skin with no drying effects. While I wouldn't use these on the daily constantly, I do recommend 1 to 2 weeks use (1X a day) for resurfacing benefits. If used in this way there should be no adverse reactions or over drying at all. I really do feel these are a great alternative to the more expensive cleansers out there on the market in which make false promises.
I've been using this product for almost 2 years now. I love it!
it cleans out my pores, leaves my skin smooth, has a pleasant scent (not overpowering), and gives my face a clean feeling.
i don't use the cleansing pads everyday because i find that it is too drying for my skin. i use this product 2-3 times a week. after i use the cleansing pad i tend to moisturize my skin to keep it clean and healthy.
it has reduce the amount of oil in my skin (my face used to be really oily, which used to cause acne problems)
after using it the first time i noticed a difference right away in the brightness and a lot of dirt/yuckiness was removed from my face
after awhile ive noticed that i get less pimples/acne
the only negative about this product (very minor flaw) is that it can dry out your face if you use it everyday.
While the packaging is fairly large for the amount of product inside, I do love these cleansing pads. The cleanser is gentle and works well for my skin (sensitive, mixed oily/dry). The soft side is great for removing mascara.
I have combination skin and for me, this cleanser worked fine. It did a good job removing all my makeup, but left my face feeling a little tight and dried-out (so do most other cleansers I've tried though). Although the pads smell nice, the scent is pretty strong and I would prefer if it were unscented/no fragrance added. I like that one side of the pad can be used to exfoliate (very convenient), but felt it was only OK at exfoliating. One of the nicest things about this cleanser is that it's really quick, easy and convenient to use, and would be a good option when traveling.
Overall: Pretty typical cleanser. Pre-soaked pads do make them really quick, easy and convenient to use.
Alternatives: My favorite is Bioderma Sensibio H2O.
Value: Fine. As expected, you pay a bit extra for the convenience of pre-soaked pads. If this is important to you, I think these pads are a fine value. It seems in-line with other similar drugstore products.
Absolutely LOVE these pads, the best thing to touch my skin. I cut the pads in half since one is far to big for my face and so much product on them. I hate seeing this go to waste and with only 28 in a jar its quite expensive at $8.99 to replenish often. One half is sufficient to remove my makeup and cleanse my face throughly. I use the smooth side to remove makeup and around my eyes. Then flip it to the rougher side to exfoliate and prep my skin for moisturizer. My skin glows, literally glows and as smooth as a baby's bottom. These leave my skin refreshed and clear. Home run Aveeno!
Contrary to ad that it can be used everyday, I tend to disagree. This product will deliver good results only if used every other day to exfoliate dead skin cells on the face. I use only when I feel rough patches on my skin (dry skin) and moisturize with Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream just before bedtime. The results are always amazing in the morning. It might not work for everybody though (I have 50% oily/50% dry skin). I love using it best during cold months when skin is the most driest.
I love these! They are refreshing and convenient. I have been using either one of these, or the Positively Radiant Cleanser almost everyday for probably 5-6 months and I feel like my skin tone has evened out a bit and my breakouts have decreased. I love the dual-texture, but I have to make sure to be gentle with the rougher side as I have sensitive skin and it can be irritating if I get to overzealous. I have sensitive skin, and they don't irritate my skin EXCEPT if I don't rinse it off completely or I scrub too hard.
My only complaint is that the although I like the jar to prevent drying out, it is a bit bulky. Also, I need something more if I do get a breakout, but that is to be expected as its a daily cleanser and not a treatment.
i LOVE these pads. However, i would not use these as a morning/night cleanser. (not good at clearing acne) i feel these work the absolute best after a workout. It works amazingly at exfoliating, and you can literally see the dirt, dead skin, and scum on the pad afterwards. definately buying again.