I don’t know about you, but blackheads and rough texture are two of my biggest skincare woes. I want to see results with my skincare, but I also want it to be a convenient process.
The multi-tasking Medik8 Blemish Control Pads containing 2% Salicylic Acid are known for their ability to control those pesky, inconvenient breakouts – but can they do more? Can they clear my stubborn blackheads and help smooth my uneven textured skin? Game on Medik8, let’s put your pads to the test.
What’s So Good About Medik8 Blemish Control Pads?
They contain a potent ingredient called Salicylic Acid which is a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid). This ingredient is exceptionally good at clearing pores, soothing inflammation and gently exfoliating the skin.
This all-rounder acid works to dissolve the ‘glue’ that holds dead skin cells together, while infiltrating pores to remove blemish-causing bacteria and skin debris.
– These textured pre-soaked pads contain 2% Salicylic Acid
– Excellent at controlling & minimising breakouts
– Anti-inflammatory properties help to soothe & reduce redness
– These pads help to decongest pores & minimise blackheads
– They improve texture & protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier
– These alcohol-free pads can be used on face & body
My First Impression:
The texture of these generously soaked pads reinforces the fact that they’re gently exfoliating my skin. The formula felt more hydrating than previous peel pads I’ve used, but I still felt that slight tingle that lets me know the active ingredients are doing their job.
I focused on my troublesome area around my nose – the home of the most stubborn blackheads in the world. After using these pads daily, I woke up on day 4 and thought, finally! My stubborn blackheads have finally been evicted – they were rapidly packing up and moving on. The rough texture had started to smooth and my skin was looking healthy.
How To Use Them:
Now that I have achieved my desired outcome, I will only use the pads to maintain my skin 1-2 times a week. It’s important to note that I have dehydrated skin, so to combat the sometimes drying effect BHAs, I ramped up the hydrating products in my routine and used the Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Serum with the Cosmedix Humidify Deep Moisture & Firming Hydrator twice a day.
Treating blemishes? If you’re using these pads specifically to treat breakouts, then it’s best to follow Medik8’s recommended usage, which is daily. You can use them as a spot treatment focusing on problem areas, or all over your face.
Have oily/combination skin? You can afford to use these pads a little more regularly than dry/dehydrated skin types, but be careful not to overdo it.
New to active products? I would recommend slowly introducing your skin to these pads, starting with a couple of times a week, and then increasing the application as required.
Medik8’s Blemish Control Pads are my new secret weapon to combating any nasty blackheads, rough texture or unpredictable breakouts that come my way. Add these to the list of products that really do work!