It has been a short while since Sephora launched a new skincare collection, a few months in fact. Since they, they even started expanding their initial launch so I decided it was time for me to start talking about the fire products that I have tried. I am going to start by talking about the Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads.
Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads Review
2019 was supposed to year we finally to rid of cleansing wipes. That has not rally happened despite the many promises brands have made. On top of everything, it was also the year when brands started exploring the idea of introducing toner pads. More and more brands came out with some sort of toner pads.
Why not, right? I mean, these pads are super travel friendly and they make the process a little bit easier. You no longer need to remember to get cotton rounds unless you have other needs for them. I love the convenience, but at the same time I hate it. I have said this before when I talked about the Pixi Glow Tonic To Go Pads or even when I talked about one of the Urban Outfitter’s Ohii pads.
When it comes to toner pads, I feel that you get less product than when you purchase a bottle. There is a higher chance of dropping the entire jar on the floor and spilling the contents and let’s not forget how more and more people are replacing their cotton rounds with reusable ones so they do no longer need single use ones which these are. I am not talking about travel here, these are good for travel, I give them that, These are also super convent as I have said time and time again, but the thing is that like with everything else in this world, there are still going to be lots of people using them at home. I use mine while travelling or moving, you know, special circumstances and not often. When I know I will be away for longer periods of time and I have enough space in my luggages, I take a bottle with me.
With that being said, let’s move on and talk specifics. I am sorry about the rand btw, but it has to be said.
The Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads are small, resistant thus they do not tear and come in a nice little jar. You can purchase these pads either in a tiny and even more travel friendly container with 20 pads or you get the full size version of 60 pads.
The Glow Peel Pads are supposed to help peel your skin, as the name suggests and help you achieve a more even skin texture. This is mainly due to the Glycolic Acid which was used in the formulation of this product.
I have to say that there is little to none mechanical exfoliation generated by the texture of the pads. While some brands offer pads that have this dual function, the Sephora Collection pads do not. In fact, the Glow Peel Pads are quite gentle in general. The toner itself is quite gentle on the skin compared to other Glycolic Acid based toners. So if you are already used to something stronger, then you might not like this one as much. This is a great product for those who have struggled with Glycolic Acid in the past or have yet to try to incorporate it into their skincare routine.
The reason why these pads are more gentle is due to the fact that the formula off the toner includes Aloe Vera which is known to soothe the skin.
A few things you might be interested in knowing is that this product does not contain any mineral oil. In addition, this is Paraben and Sulphates free. The product is vegan and the packaging is recycled. Overall, the product contains 96% natural ingredients as advertised on the Sephora website.
Here is what I think of the product and what my experience with the pads has been like. In theory, I believe these pads sound like a good idea, however in practice they have not done much for my oily skin. I have noticed a very slight improvement in the texture of my skin, but overall very little exfoliation. I cannot say that I found my skin to look brighter which is what Glycolic Acid usually does.
Despite these pads being more gentle on my skin compared to other products I have used before, I cannot say that these are good for sensitive skin or that they should be used. Sensitive skin usually reacts to Glycolic Acid do I would be very careful or even avoid it altogether. Combination, Normal and Oily skin should not have any issues. I don’t really know what to say about those that have dry skin. The product is recommend to those with dry skin as well, but I honestly do not know how the product would behave.
Overall, I believe that the Sephora Collection Glow Peel Pads is an okay product. The pads did not impress me though. I like the fact that this product did not feel as potent on my skin which might make it a good candidate for those who have yet to try Glycolic acid or have not found a product that is not gentle enough. It also works for those who want to use Glycolic Acid daily or switch up their routine a tiny bit. However, I found this product to be okay and that is pretty much it. I will stick to other brands when it comes to this type of acid toner.
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