As a little recap, these ‘for all skin types’ pads are designed not only to exfoliate dead and dry skin, but also to brighten, tighten and reduce the appearance of fine lines on the face.
Designed to be used every evening, you lightly sweep a pad across your face after cleansing and leave it to work. I followed the instructions on how to use these pads and for the first two weeks, used as directed, every night after cleansing.
Much like the REN Radiance Perfection Serum, some people experience a tingling sensation almost immediately after using these pads, and I was one of them. As I don’t get much of a sensation out of my REN Radiance Perfection Serum, I wasn’t expecting much of one from these either. To my surprise I experienced a very intense tingling all over my face which only dissipated once I applied my moisturiser.
With all the tingling, the pads do make your skin feel tighter, and for the first few days my skin did appear brighter. However after the second week I felt as though my skin wasn’t reacting well to the product, and so decided to skip the nightly application and use them more sporadically. This actually worked out for the best and as I continued to use the product, perhaps two or three times a week, I noticed my skin react more positively again.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve noticed a great difference in the reduction of fine lines, but my skin did feel tighter in the mornings and it was noticely brighter the day after I’d used the pads, even perhaps reducing the amount of oil my face usually produces over night.
Despite working out at 75p per exfoliating pad, £45 for 60 pads is quite a lot to hand over in one go, and although they were an interesting product to try out, I’m not sure I would rush to replace my empty pot for the time being.
Have you tried any products by Radical Skincare?