St. Ives • Scrub Free Exfoliating Pads • Skincare - Face

rated 4.2(41 reviews)

Average Rating.4.2
Would buy this product again.78%

rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* blondchick12 on 3/15/2013 5:50:00 PM more reviews by blondchick12

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I have been a long term on again off again stridex pad user but I heard the buzz about these and wanted to try a lactic acid product. I really like these, they are gentle yet effective as a toner and I think they are helping some post acne red marks fad. No new breakouts and the scent is very subtle and pleasant. The pads themselves are not very durable but for the price I don't mind using more than one.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Banjos on 3/14/2013 11:48:00 PM more reviews by Banjos

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

Thank you, MUA posters for alerting me to this wonderful and inexpensive product. I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and this minimizes flaky areas, slightly moisturizes and is very softening. It has not clogged my pores and may even be help (contains lactic acid). It is not for makeup removal but to use as a toner. Certainly worth a try.

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rated 5 of 5 ladypamela1 on 3/7/2013 4:57:00 PM more reviews by ladypamela1

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

These are surprisingly awesome! These make a true difference in gently but visibly exfoliating and without leaving my skin all dry and tight shortly after a treatment. I use one of these well saturated pads every other night. This is dry skin friendly. Loveeeee!

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rated 5 of 5 fica_23 on 3/2/2013 1:09:00 AM more reviews by fica_23

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This fully saved my face from horrible congestion and layers of dead skin, which I would have otherwise scrubbed with a harsh exfoliator. It isn't the immediate fix grainy scrubs provide, but after 2 weeks, my skin feels/looks healthier than (pretty much) ever. So, better than a scrub. I'd recommend it even to those with sensitive skin. Bonus: this lightens acne scars, beautifully.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* tricyclesinskirts on 2/21/2013 2:56:00 PM more reviews by tricyclesinskirts

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

Lactic acid is the second ingredient on the list. There's an incredibly generous amount of product (flip the pads over if you find yours drying out.) Easy to find, effective, and affordable (last jar I got was $2-3 at target on clearance, so I bought them all.)

I really can't find a fault with these--even if I grab more than one, I'm happy to swipe the extra over my chest, feet, knees, wherever...they're so freaking cheap, you know. Glad I skipped buying First Aid Beauty's version of these, which were almost $30 at sephora.

EDIT: upping this to a 5 due to the fact that I found out that it is PH effective for an AHA treatment (best results are seen between 3-4.5, the st. Ives pads land around a 4.) really can't beat em!

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rated 5 of 5 PinkCarnations on 2/18/2013 10:06:00 AM more reviews by PinkCarnations

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

I ADORE these!! I have very sensitive and dry skin that occasionally breaks out. Lately, nothing has been helping and my skin has been dry and flaky and that just caused more breakouts. I saw these in he grocery store for about $5 for 60 pads. I started using them right away. Immediately, mu skin felt extra soft. My breakouts stopped, the flakiness went away, and my skin cleared up and looked so bright and glowing. My skin was dry, broken out, and flakey when I got these and I started using one morning and night for 3 days then I switched to only at night. Twice a day every day is too mu h for me if I'm not breaking out. I already have a mini stockpile of these in my bathroom. I wished I had discovered them sooner. They have been a lifesaver for me!

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rated 5 of 5 Nirvarna0 on 12/1/2012 11:46:00 PM more reviews by Nirvarna0

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Hazel    

After searching Walgreens for 15 minutes looking for an AHA product, I found this and some other lotion from an unfamiliar company. Nearly everything available was BHA which is really too drying for my Retin-A skin. So, I've only been using these for two days (morning after cleanings) and they rock! I don't know where all my flakes went, but they are gone. My skin feels hydrated all day as well. Super awesome, cheap product. The smell is strong but I kind of like it. It's fruity. Prescription strength retinoid plus AHA is great for my sensitive skin. Skin has never looked better.

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rated 4 of 5 RedLipsCatEyes on 11/4/2012 1:43:00 PM more reviews by RedLipsCatEyes

Age: 19-24   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

WOW! Did not expect to like this as much as I do. Before using these exfoliating pads, I have used Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Daily Peel Pads (LOVE), Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pads (blah) and Alba Botanical Pineapple Enzyme cleansing cloths (eh). To put this into perspective I would say it's not as good as Dr. Dennis Gross but better than Peter Thomas Roth - and for a fraction of the price a really great option to try. I certainly can live with using this as $125 is not something I feel comfortable spending every month (though I do love those Alpha/Beta peel pads).
I use these morning and night and have noticed a reduction in clogged pores. When I use with Dermalogica Antioxidant Hydramist and La Roche Posay Effaclar Serum, my pores are teeny tiny, skin is clear and fine lines are gone. Great results for $5.
My skin: combination/dry, easily clogged pores, fine lines when too dry; tolerant of chemical peels.

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rated 5 of 5 beckybecky on 11/1/2012 8:30:00 AM more reviews by beckybecky

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

I love this product! I saw it on the Today Show (I think...) and am glad I gave it a try. These pads, along with L'Oreal's Youth Code day lotion/night cream are giving me the best skin of my life--and I'm 42! The only thing I don't like that much is the smell--not offensive but really strong. Definitely staying with it!

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rated 3 of 5 vickib1 on 10/22/2012 7:36:00 AM more reviews by vickib1

Age: 19-24   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I would cannot recommend these for people whose skin like mine is very sensitive and reactive.
I read the ingredients and should have know that lemon and orange extract as well as fragrance would not be a good thing for me.
After using 2X/day for 3 days, I ended up with a huge large cystic type pimple on my chin. :(

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