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Place the pads on the cheeks, forehead and / or anywhere else that needs soothing
Leave on for 3-5 minutes
Pat in the essence and follow with the rest of your routine
If I am short on time, I gently sweep a pad or two over my face and neck for some quick hydration and soothing.
The twist top jar contains a generous 70 pads and comes with a seal to keep everything secure and leak-free. I do not notice any scent when using these.My impressions
I’m not a morning person, so I keep my AM skincare to a very functional minimum. Instead of washing my face, I usually swipe over a toner pad to refresh and hydrate the skin and take off any remnants of my evening routine, then apply vitamin C serum and SPF (sometimes I’ll add an extra moisturizer layer before SPF, depending on what my skin feels like). SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Quick Calming Pad makes a wonderful first step of my morning ritual. These are fully saturated, so I definitely get lots of hydration with minimal friction. If I have extra time, which isn’t often, I use them as a sheet mask, especially on the cheeks. I love that little cut out side that makes the pads fit well under the eyes.I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and dry/normal cheeks. Dehydration makes my cheeks flake while my nose and forehead produce lots of extra oil, so I’m careful to keep my skin balanced. We’ve had crazy weather changes lately (just this week we had hail on Thursday and shorts weather on Sunday, 91F yesterday and snow today!), and my skin needs all the extra love. Plus, we spent a lot of time outdoors in the wind recently, which also wasn’t ideal for my skin. In addition to my morning pad use, I’ve been applying SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Quick Calming Pads in the evening and leaving them on while I do body care, then sealing in all the hydration with subsequent steps.I love the hydration and the generous number of pads included (70! These will last me a few months). Despite all the weather changes and switching from heat to air conditioning, my face is balanced with no excess dryness or oiliness. These work even if my barrier is struggling. Most of the other toner pads I see contain exfoliating ingredients, but my skin doesn’t always need that. What I do need is a reliable, gentle, effective toner pad for daily use and these fit the bill.
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SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Quick Calming Pad ingredients: centella asiatica extract (49%), water, 1,2-hexanediol, butylene glycol, panthenol, xanthan gum, sodium hyaluronate, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium edta, citric acid.
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