These are HG for me, seriously cannot live without them. I like to alternate with other peels and masks every few days, but I always come back to these. They are quick, easy, affordable, gentle and effective. I couldn't ask for more. For reference, my skin leans dry with some shiny spots in the summer. Will buy these again and again.
These were recommended to me last month, and I've been using them for about 3 weeks, about 3x a week alternated with my Clarisonic and the rest of my routine. I've been able to keep new pimples from popping up, but I still have a lot of leftover marks from a bout of cystic acne last year, and it usually takes a LONG time for them to fade (at least 8-12 months for me). In the past 3 weeks, two of the marks on the left side of my face have gotten significantly smaller, and now they just look like freckles. In another few weeks, I'm positive they'll be gone completely, which is amazing.
I've found things in the past that helped lighten marks, but nothing that has ever worked this quickly. I don't cut the pads in half, and after I go over my face a few times, I make sure to hit my neck/decollete and the backs of my hands. I'm also using SS during the day, which is important. I have oily skin, so I don't find the peel pads irritating at all, but I don't use them more than 3-4x a week. They're a bit of an investment, but there are a lot of pads in the container, and I can see significant differences in my skin since I've started using them.
I really love these peel pads. I think they work just as well as the md skincare ones, and they are a lot cheaper! i bought these off of ebay for an even cheaper price, and i have never had such smooth clear skin. I usually have a lot of buildup around my nose no matter what i use but these pads take care of that. It's also making my pores shrink the more I use it and I have some large pores. Will def. be buying more of these when I run out!
HG status on these. I have recently been doing microdermabrasion and Renova 2.5% at night, and these beat the other two skin smoothing methods hands down.
I have some wrinkles on my upper lip and between twice weekly dermabrasion and these every other night they are almost gone.
The Renova keeps crow's feet away but not much else.
The dermabrasion smooths pretty well, but after I use these I can't stop feeling my face. It's totally smooth as glass and softer than I thought possible. Half a pad does my face, neck, chest, back of hands and forearms. I leave it on for five minutes and rinse off.
I'm thinking of using this every night and doing a once a week dermabrasion, and skipping the Renova. I use Aveeno 70 spf face moisturizer every morning also which is excellent. My skin is beautiful.
This is part of my skin care regimen... I will never be without them.
that said, the packaging is cumbersome and be careful not to drop the jar or to not close it well as the pads will start to dry up:(
love the product, hate the packaging!
HG skin product for me, thanks to the reviews I read here. After reading them, I took the plunge and spent the $$ on these, taking the advice to cut the pads in half. Thiss way they are much more affordable. Within days of using I started to notice serious results-clearer, nicely exfoliated, glowy skin that looks rested and rejuvenated. Within a few weeks, my skin was much more even-toned. Any freckles or brownish areas are fading, and I'm finding that I don't even need foundation anymore. Even without foundation, the complliments on my skin keep coming! On top of this, my pores seem to be smaller and breakouts heal much faster, with the remaining red mark fading within days instad of weeks! Terrific!
This is the 3rd/4th time I've given these a go. I have sensitive skin, which I ignored the first times I tried these. I jumped right in like some of the posters here & left this on all night, and my skin was a mess. This time, I actually followed the directions, & my results have been much better.
So, sensitive skin girls: Start out using 1 pad every 3rd day, at night. Leave on 5 minutes MAX, then rinse with cool water & follow w/a moisturizer. It took me 2-3 weeks of this before my skin could tolerate every other night, which I did for 1 week before I was ready for 5 minutes every night.
At first my skin was pretty red (not Obagi red, but red like too much sun) & breaking out more, but after 2-3 weeks of every 3rd day, I started to get the improved tone/texture that the ladies here described. Also, it's my 4th or 5th week of these, and my skin is much less broken out than it's been in the past. My hormonal acne isn't nearly as bad as it usually is, and my skin was even clear enough a few days this month for me to feel semi-comfortable going w/out foundation.
All that said, I don't think I'll buy these again because 1) they're expensive and 2) my skin is still far from perfect, & I'm still searching for something that will reduce my acne & redness enough to let me go w/out foundation. While this has been pretty helpful w/acne, it doesn't do anything for redness and probably actually increases it.
I think this product is great - I have sensitive dry skin that is actually quite congested in my T-zone area. This product has minimized further breakouts and is helping to undo some of my sun damage. Even when I do have a few spots on my face people remark that I have a really nice glow to my skin.
I do not doubt these pads do wonders for so many women.
Each time I have used a pad, my skin becomes far too sensitive for a few days. Even a stray hair crossing my face makes me itch and the sensation last for a couple of days. Everytime my skin calmed down, I tried them again. Same reaction.
Now, I do not have any trouble on my forehead. I could probably put gasoline up there. So, I will continue to use what is left on my forehead.
My skin is already very soft due to my other products and tools so that is not what I was looking for in this product. I wanted to use it as an anit-aging product. Sounds like it works wonders for many women.
I guess I would just say that is your skin is uncomfortable, itching, or if you get some bumps from this product, give it up.
I do have fruit acid peels at the spa and my face does quite well with these for some reason. Think I will buy a few peels from them and see what happens.
Giving this 3 stars even though I cannot use it myself. I can see how it could be great for others.
Update: I forgot to mention that I have pigmented skin in some areas and after using this they stood out like a sore thumb. Research has shown that this happens quite a bit. I tried it again, just to see, and it sure does. My other products seem to fade this quite a bit and others do not even notice the little sunspots. Luckily, there are other anti-aging products that work as well.
I love this product. I have been a die hard fan of MD skincare, but sometimes I am overwhelmed with the steps and after a while, I didn't see a difference. I started noticing some lines on my forehead earlier this week, and after seeing some of the reviews of this product, I pulled it out of the back of my arsenal and decided to give it a try. I originally received the product from a client of mine who raved about it, and here I am raving about it now. It completely froze the lines in my forehead and I am soo happy with the luminous shine. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I will probably use this for six weeks and then switch to something else. It's always good to switch up your skincare routine every so often.... will update