After browsing the Beauty Bay website in the search for some Zoeva brushes, I also happened to stumble across First Aid Beauty (a review on their daily face cream). First Aid Beauty is a brand I have seen floating around some well known bloggers monthly favourites, (icovetthee expecially) so I decided to bite the bullet with the Facial Radiance Pads.
Not only resembling those clearasil pads you would rub over your face as a teen but at a whooping £22 I wasn't sure what I had let myself in for. That evening I cleansed my face as normal, used one of the pads all over my face (avoiding the eye area off course) and neck, then applied my moisturiser afterwards. The pads didn't sting or irritate my skin at all, it was just a quick and easy step as you don't even have to rinse your face afterwards (YAY for us who just want to roll into bed at night!!).
Bold Statement: I have never used something that has shown me quicker results, I woke up with skin feeling soft, more visibly even in tone and brighter, which I've never really had before.
This is obviously all down to the ingredients of the pads: lactic and glycolic acids. The sound of acid on your face isn't that nice, so after doing a little research I found that glycolic acid is very safe to use in your skincare routine as it helps to exfoliate the skin by removing the top layer of dead skin cells - sounds lovely doesn't it. If you're still not convinced and need a full run down then I think Caroline Hirons is your lady to help convince you a little more.
So at first my skin felt a lot smoother and redness was reduced, and generally my skin looks a lot brighter, after 2 weeks of use the results are just getting better! I have been using one pad at night and I find that is just enough to keep my skin exfoliated. I still can't get over how much of a change I have seen in my skin injecting these little pads of wonder into my routine.
These are a must have if you suffer from breakouts or if your skin is dull, It is now safe to say that these pads are a valued member in my skincare basket, and I am definitely going to be trying more products with similar ingredients.