I am obsessed with this product, I tell you. Obsessed. I was previously using the Cane + Austin Miracle Pads, which were nice, perhaps something you can test before you dive into these divine Radical Age Defying Exfoliating Pads. The reason I made the switch was because I received a sample of the Radical pads from Space NK and used them after I ran out of the Cane + Austin pads. They are amazing and definitely better than the Cane + Austin Miracle Pads. They include a BHA (salicylic acid) along with the glycolic acid (AHA) and together, they do a bang up job of cleaning my pores and the debris off the top layer of my skin.
Without a single doubt, these have changed the texture of my skin for the better. It takes a few weeks, for sure (don't give up, keep going!), but somewhere between week 2 and 3, all of a sudden, I noticed my skin was much smoother and brighter. With continued use, I don't have to worry about the occasional spot cropping up, or clogged pores, or rough skin. I have baby butt soft skin with reduced pores. Now, don't go thinking that these are going to shrink your pores, as nothing can do that, but I can say they are refined and appear smaller since there isn't dead skin building up. My enlarged pores are still there, but my old acne scars are less visible. I ran out of these the other day and actually panicked. I intend to keep a constant back-up on hand because I love these pads.
If you're hesitant about whether or not your skin can handle a BHA and AHA in one product, I would suggest you start with the Cane + Austin and build up to the Radical. Definitely make the switch to the Radical, though.