Ever since Caroline Hirons mentioned them in her Top 5 Acid Toners, I have been eager to try out NeoStrata’s Smooth Surface Daily Peel Pads. I was so amped when I received the launch invite, and couldn’t wait to try them and report back to you guys.
What exactly is it?
It’s a daily home use peel, formulated to enhance skin clarity and texture while visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How do you use them?
The pads and liquid come separately and all you need to do is pour the liquid into the tub and your pads are soaked and ready to go. (This is fab because some other pre-soaked pads tend to dry up, which means that you’re excited to use them and then – nothing. It’s like when you leave your face wipes open and they all dry out. All you’re left with is prettily scented tissues). If you’re new to acids, you could start by using them 2-3 times a week after you’ve washed your face and about to start your night time skincare routine. As for more mature skins and those of you who are used to acids, you could use them nightly.
Who is it for?
All skins but particularly oily/acne and sun-damaged, mature and/or dull skins.
How do they work?
Glycolic Acid exfoliates and increases cell turnover to clarify pores, refine skin texture and improve skin tone. NeoStrata’s patented ingredient, Aminofil, works to build skin’s natural volume and visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, skin looks fresher, healthier-looking with smoother texture and more even tone.
This at-home peel doesn’t require any rinsing or neutralising. After swiping the cotton pad all over your face, your skin is perfectly primed for your favourite serum or moisturiser.
What I loved about them
Sometimes I forget to exfoliate my skin, and sometimes I’m not in the mood. No fret, because all I need to do is unscrew the tub, and grab a little miracle pad to do it for me. They’re so easy and convenient to use and they get rid of any rough skin or random spot I may have. My serum sinks in and penetrates better after using them (any acid-containing product will help to prep your skin for your skincare routine). My skin texture is smoother, a little plumper and has a beautiful glow to it.
What I love about NeoStrata’s version of an acid toner is that they’ve added an extra benefit in the form of Aminofil to help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They are a higher end brand and are focused specifically on physician grade antiaging skincare. With that in mind, their pricing is higher than department store brands.