Hi all, I was given the great pleasure of being asked to review Radical Skincare Age Defying Exfoliating Pads ! Today I want to share with you my knowledge of the ingredients & experience with the product.
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The first thing I wish to share with you in this review are some information about the ingredients, how and why they work in this product.
The first ingredient is water and the second is Aloe (barbadensis leaf) juice –
- Very good for binding moisture to the skin, as it is a second ingredient to water the Aloe binds moisture to the skin. Also known to be a good anti-irritant.
Other important ingredient properties:
AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) –
- Glycolic Acid – a great leave on Exfoliant (it also exfoliates Sun Damage from the skin)
BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acids) –
- Salicylic Acid – improved skin thicken, barrier functions and Collagen production, can exfoliate the surface of the skin. Has Antimicrobial properties so it’s great for treating breakouts, as it penetrates the surface of the skin, into your pores and can reduce blemishes (blackheads and whiteheads). To top this all off it’s another Anti-irritant and is an anti-inflammatory.
Some more ingredients that I find mentionable:
Willow Bark: anti-irritant & antioxidant
Glycerin: softens skin
And the ingredients have mentions of many extracts from flowers, leaves, and more.
Here is a video that explains their Product:
When I opened my package that contained the Radical Skincare Pads, I was happy to see the little booklet that was contained, wow, this product must have every language known to man in the little booklet. I also love their saying in the packet,
“More Honestly, More Potency, More Performance. Strong Skincare with strong values, empowering you and your skin. Radical results and nothing less.”
I also like the fact that they have their own proprietary technology called “Trylacel Technology”… this is the combination of all the ingredients in their product. Still pretty impressive, with the mixture, that I know to be exfoliating, yet soothing and anti-aging, as well as taking care of all skin types and removing the dead skin cells and reducing the appearance of pore size and protecting the acid mantle of the skin (this is the coating over the skin that protects it from bacteria, infections as it’s a slightly acidic barrier to the skin) which is a huge plus!
Upon opening up the Jar, I found the smell quite wonderful, it smells fruity… this trial of their product maybe quite enjoyable! I picked up one pad and applied it to my face, neck and decollete and found it wasn’t irritating in the least, at least not initially… “time will tell” I told myself. Touching my skin after application, I found my skin feeling baby soft and smooth… “to good to be true?” I asked myself.
Well time did tell, all the doubts of effectiveness with such a soothing, softening and non irritating product was indeed wonderful to my skin! I saw (and still see) results that seem to build upon itself with repeated use. I used the pads only at night, and this gives me a 2 month supply of the product, yet I believe that I could possibly be used safely twice daily… this 60 pad supply is a big plus, when most only have a 30 day supply. And before I forget, others have cheap thin pads included with their product, and this has not only ample amount of the product on the pads and the pads hold the product well… but the pads are plush and feel so soft. Perfection!
The best thing about this product is that it works for all skin types, for my combination normal to dry skin, it makes my skin feel so baby soft, it doesn’t sting on me, like other products do. And because I am hitting a certain age, where my hormones are gone amok (Peri-menopausal, or as I call it Pre-Menopausal) my skin tends to break out like I were a teen or in my twenties again and this product took care of the breakouts! Yay! I never understood adult acne, other then the occasional breakouts when it came to that monthly stuff, but suddenly I understood it and until the Radical Skincare Age Defying Exfoliating Pads I was really frustrated and I admit embarrassed. As an adult I always took good care of my skin and as a Cosmetologist I thought I “always knew” the solutions for my skin… well it was so hard to take care of the breakouts and to take care of the aging skin. Now I can do both with these pads, and I cannot wait to try out other products from Radical Skincare, they are so gentle yet affective for all my skincare needs.
After researching their ingredients with my so called “beauty bible” full of information about ingredients in products and what they can and cannot do, I realize that I can recommend this product for both young and old alike. NICE! I am highly satisfied with the product and I believe you will be too!
The full range of Radical Skincare products can be found both in Sephora US and Canada, Click Here to purchase. http://www.sephora.com/Disclaimer: Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I received the product (mentioned above) to test out for my honest review on my blog. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by me.