Pricey vs Priceline

Pricey vs Priceline: Exfoliating Pads

by Madeleine Borgersen

Exfoliating wipes or pads are probably my favourite beauty find from 2014. Super easy to use, effective and relatively inexpensive they typically use chemical exfoliants like alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) to remove dead cells, clear pores and make way for the benefits from your serum, oil or moisturiser.

Pricey vs Priceline: Exfoliating Pads

Pricey: Go To Skincare – Exfoliating Swipeys – $45.95

My first foray into the world of exfoliating pads was Go To Skincare’s amazing exfoliating swipeys! They smell amazing (don’t eat them, I’ve checked and you can’t!) these single-use beauties are pre-soaked in their all-natural solution of Lactic Acid, Aloe Vera and essential oils.

The perfect mix for skin exfoliation and hydration they use lactic acid to offer you smooth, glowing skin that will suck those serums up like nothing else as well as minimising fine lines and pigmentation.

Priceline: Nip + Fab – Gylcolic Fix Pads – $25

So these might not be stocked in a chemist but they are cheaper and you can find them online and also in your local Target!

Just like their pricier counterpart Nip + Fab’s Glycolic Fix Pads use an AHA chemical exfoliant (Glycolic Acid) to remove the top, dead and dreary level of skin to unveil fresh, glowing and younger looking skin.

With which hazel to tone and reduce pore size, fight off blemishes and lock in moisture they also include plumping and moisturising hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy for bright, smooth, can’t stop touching your cheek skin.

The Verdict:

Go To’s Exfoliating Swipeys will always have a special place in my heart and they are gorgeous! However Nip + Fab’s swipeys would have to be my pick for this week. Not only are they cheaper (+ more in the pack!) they make my skin absolutely glow!

With a concoction of everything your skin is craving they’re the perfect alternative to an abrasive in-shower scrub!

Have you used a chemical exfoliator before? Which would you like to try?

10 responses to “Pricey vs Priceline: Exfoliating Pads”

  1. Tasha says:

    I absolutely love the FAB facial radiance pads, but will have to give the Nip + Fab ones a go. They sound amazing!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. Kat Ness says:

    I wish I knew about the N+F pads before I bought the Peter Thomas Roth ones haha. I can’t wait to try both of them.

    xx Kat @ Katness

  3. blogrekindled says:

    Yes I want to try an exfoliating pad type product. I’ve had my eye on the radical skincare exfoliating pads however at $90 I don’t think I can justify :-S

  4. Sarah Ayoub says:

    I love my go-to swipeys, but wouldn’t mind trying these other ones if they’re cheaper in the long run and are just as good.

  5. Catherine Macarounas says:

    I’ve recently tried the Facial Radiance Pads from First Aid Beauty and found that my skin didn’t really react well, do you recommend either of these for sensitive skin?

    • Hey Catherine! I haven’t personally tried the First Aid Beauty pads but with any chemical exfoliant, it’s an acid, gentle but still can irritate some skins. I’d consider myself as having sensitive skin and I had no reaction to either of these brands. I hope that helps! x

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