7 Peel Pads That Make Exfoliating Super EasyJuly 14, 2022
Exfoliating helps slough away built-up skin cells on the skin’s surface to reveal an even, brighter-looking complexion. You can go the physical route, i.e. scrubs that help manually exfoliate, or the chemical route, which involves using products that contain ingredients like alpha-hydroxy-acids. In the latter category are exfoliating peel pads.
Exfoliating peel pads are typically cotton rounds or squares that are infused with alpha-hydroxy-acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy-acids (BHAs) to break down dead surface skin cells in one sweep. The disposable skincare product is perfect for when you’re on the go or looking for the convenience of a wipe.
Here, we rounded up seven editor-approved exfoliating peel pads that will help you wipe your way to smoother, brighter-looking skin.
L'Oréal Paris Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Peel Pads
These peel pads are a two-in-one anti-wrinkle and brightening treatment. Formulated with glycolic acid, they help resurface dull, uneven and rough skin, while also minimizing the appearance of wrinkles.
Tula Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads
The natural cotton plant fibers act as a physical exfoliant, while lactic acid and plant enzymes work to remove surface debris and probiotics can help keep harmful bacteria from irritating the skin. The result is bright, soft and smooth skin.
Pixi Beauty Glow Peel Pads
Give your complexion a glow with these pads, which contain 20% glycolic acid, as well as vitamin E and aloe. In addition to exfoliating, the pads help minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines and breakouts.
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Lemon
Lactic acid, glycolic acid and lemon, orange and papaya extracts are the star ingredients in this K-beauty favorite. In addition to exfoliating, the pads help fade dark spots and even out skin tone.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel Pads
This holistic, two-step system exfoliates skin with AHAs and BHAs and then nourishes, balances and smooths the skin for an immediate, healthy-looking glow.
Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads
For acne-prone skin, we recommend these pads that are formulated with salicylic acid to target blemishes, glycolic acid to exfoliate and aloe to help soothe skin.
Glo Skin Beauty Beta-Clarity Clear Complexion Pads
Another smart pick for acne-prone skin, these toning pads are powered by a blend of salicylic acid and spearmint oil for clearer, more balanced skin. According to the brand, these pads are suitable for all skin types except extremely sensitive.
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