Since I’m perfectly happy with my Philosophy Miracle Worker nightly regime I wasn’t really interested in adding an AHA serum to the mix. I want smoother, brighter skin and all the Miracle Worker products do just that for me but I also wanted to refine my skin so drier areas were smoother plus I wanted to address minor hyper pigmentation I have on my lower jawline.
So I recently indulged in the Kate Somerville Clinic-To-Go Resurfacing Peel Pads. I generally like Kate’s products and I was quite excited to add these to my regime.
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The boast here is 28 days later you’ll notice a rejuvenated appearance. Hey, I’m up for that. They promise to reduce fine lines, acne scars, larger pores and the big factors that I purchased them for would be the fact they promise smoother, brighter skin. I don’t have fine lines or larger pores or acne scarring issues so the factors that led me to purchase these was smoother, brighter skin. I didn’t want to add an AHA serum to my current regime since in many cases I can’t use that serum along with the products I am already using by Philosophy and a simple treatment like this that I can apply and wash off twice a week seemed liked the easiest solution.
I was hoping for smoother skin as Alpha Hydroxy Acid is excellent for exfoliating drier skin plus I wanted brighter skin in the process and a treatment that would lighten hyperpigmentation.
At $48 for 16 pads you are looking at a fairly big investment if you find these to work as you’ll want to continue purchasing and using the treatment for the best results. However, going into the purchase and being disappointed also proves a loss of money in the end so either way you are looking at a rather large chunk of cash to dish out here for so little of a product. But I am strong believer in splurging on good skincare…
Sadly, these were a disappointment so my splurge mentality was actually a waste of money.
Each of these pads is an individually wrapped finger mitten. When I say finger mitten I’m referencing the fact that you peel off the front part of the pad to reveal the pre-soaked cotton pad underneath and slip the back side on your fingers (like a mitten) and smooth the treatment on. You can leave these on for 3-5 minutes and proceed to rinse after use and follow up with your other skin care. I’m not particularly keen on the smell as they kinda, not to be gross, smell like a baby’s spit up. It’s not very pleasant. On my skin I thought they were quite gentle, if you’re sensitive I think they should be fine as well as the treatment doesn’t sting or feel unpleasant or make your face red but of course, it varies from person to person. I liked they were each wrapped individually as the product stays stable, for longer this way.
After religiously using these for over a month (I’m almost done with the box) I can honestly say I didn’t see the benefits at all. I’ve had some great success with other products that Kate has introduced but these pads just didn’t do anything at all for my skin. My skin isn’t any brighter, my dry, patch areas are very much still there, and these did not lighten hyperpigmentation issues so I’m doubtful they’ll do much for old acne scarring either.
I want to tell you they changed my mind but outside of changing the amount of money in my wallet that was about the biggest impact they made on my life.
I really hoped they’d work but no go.
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