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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

Which skin type is it good for? ✔ Normal ✔ Oily ✔ Combination ✔ Dry ✔ Sensitive What it is: A daily treatment pad that contains just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to safely and effectively exfoliate, tone, and brighten. Solutions for:- Dullness/uneven texture- Pores- Uneven skintone If you want to know more… Facial Radiance® Pads contain just the right amount of lactic and glycolic acids to make them safe and effective for daily use, even for people with sensitive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin looking bright and glowing. Regular use of these pads will smooth the skin's texture, providing a perfect canvas for flawless makeup application. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Phthalates What else you need to know: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads are allergy-tested, free of artificial fragrances, colorants, and alcohol, and safe for sensitive skin.
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Questions & Answers for First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

Question
Do these pads dry out?
I'm worried about the pads drying out before I finish the whole tub. Has anyone had these dry out on them? Should I keep them in the fridge to prevent that?
asked 4 months ago
nirmie
(Winnipeg, MB)
on Facial Radiance Pads
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
They shouldn't dry out if you keep the container tightly closed when you aren't using them. Just from my experience of using them once or twice a day, I can use them up before I would even notice any drying, if it happened at all!
answered 5 days ago
EmmaBalkin
answer 2
Hi, I bought the small container. I have to say the very last pads were slightly drier, but the rest are soaked with product, so you shouldn't worry about it. Also, there is always an accumulation of the liquid at the bottom, so you can just soak the last pads in it and you'll be fine. No need to refrigerate.
answered 1 week, 5 days ago
anaidxx
answer 3
I had my first jar for over 3 months and they did not dry out
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
lioness27
(Montreal, Quebec)
answer 4
The ones near the bottom do dry out if you keep the product for a long time, but just make sure you always close the lid properly after getting one out and don't keep them in a hot temperature.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
serenasephora
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
answer 5
I had these for quite a few months and they never dried out.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
NaeRi
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I have never had them dry out as the pads are heavily soaked in product, however, every time you open the lid the product will deteriorate (slowly, over time). Something I keep in mind when buying the 28 pad pack.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
kaycampbell
(New York, NY)
answer 7
I highly doubt these will dry out. My pads are extremely saturated.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
meagslegs
(Dalton, Ga)
answer 8
They do not dry out, as long as you make sure to close the lid after removing each pad. I am very near the end of the box,and they are just as saturated as when I first started using them.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Bunzana
(Toronto, ON)
answer 9
They don't dry out. Just secure the cover.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
mlata1130
(New york, NY)
Question
Once a day?
Do you just use this once a day? Is it better to use at night or in the morning? Should I buy a different toner to use when I don't use this? Thanks :)
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
margalou
(NoVA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would recommend using this product 2-3 times a week, at most every other day. You don't want to over-exfoliate or have your skin become so accustomed to the exfoliator that it no longer does its job in removing dead skin cells.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
KaileeKennedy
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
Yes I use this each night, followed by a layer of moisturizer. It's a gentle chemical exfoliant, so it really depends on your skin how often you should use it. I see results using it once a day. I also want to make it last as long as possible.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
tangoa24
(Iselin, NJ)
answer 3
I only use once a day in the morning. I normally only use a cleanser on my face in the evening to remove makeup and the days grime. I rinse my face in the morning by running it under the shower for a minute and I use the FAB Facial Pad immediately after I've gotten out of the shower and patted my face dry. Works for me!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
99fan
(Sedalia, MO)
answer 4
I use these pads once a day, preferably at night and they work great. I do not use another toner when I don't use the pad.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
sensual50
(Shelby, MS)
answer 5
I use them off an on all day long for everything! They are the perfect strength for normal use. If I need an extra boost in my acne prone areas, I use Kate Sommerville toner along with these pads and get added boost of acne banishing products and a good exfoliating pad, they are moist bust if you stack a couple you could really benefit from an extra squirt of toner, ClickR toner works well with them too..it's a spray and these pads use their ingredients and wipe up any extra spray toner.

They aren't so strong to interfere with other products IMO other that if using a specialized or prescribed cream /i would use these first and then apply the special cream and give it 30 mins to work....

I do suggest you try them! I love them!!!!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
supercat
(Pacific Northwest high in the mountain's)
answer 6
Twice a day is fine since they are not harsh, especially if you have more "mature" skin that might be losing some of its natural ability to shed cells. But I find once a day is fine for my still-youngish, combination skin, and has the added benefit of making the jar last longer... I use in the evening after cleansing, because I like the idea that it's helping gently scour off any left-over makeup and generally fight the free radicals/toxins I came in contact with over the course of the day. But morning is acceptable if you prefer. I use a separate toner in the a.m. that is essentially witchhazel based.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
eergirl
(Houston, TX)
answer 7
I use it once a day in the morning because it helps soothe my skin from the benzoyl peroxide gel that I use in the evening. I like to separate my topical treatments so that my skin doesn't become too dry or too sensitive because benzoyl peroxide 5% really makes skin dry. These pads in the morning adds a little moisture to my skin too.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
tonib
(Boston MA)
answer 8
I only use this once a day, at night, after cleansing. I use a different brand cleanser, but these are always the follow-up before I put on my Rosacea meds. My skin is very reactive, so I chose to only use one at night. I was afraid of overkill. But I love the improvements to my skin. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
redjoyce
(Acworth, GA)
Question
Does this help Acne???
Hi!

I have very sensitive, very acne-prone, dry skin. I just started using First Aid Beauty products and I really like them. Although I wanted something to combat the acne so I was looking at the Facial Radiance pads but I can't tell if they will help. I was comparing them to the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction pads which specifically target acne. I'd rather stick with the same line but if they wont help then there is no point in getting them.

I look forward to your comments!!

Thanks!
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes! I use this along with their cleanser & night cream and regular cream in the morning & my skin has cleared up. To get my money's worth I cut them in half and only use it in my problem area. Highly recommend these to anyone, especially someone suffering from acne & acne scars because it has helped with mine immensely.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
JenniferMaguire
answer 2
I have absolutely seen an improvement in my breakouts since starting this product 4 months ago!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
V333ron
(SW Colorado)
answer 3
Definitely! These pads are leaps and bounds better than any acne product I have tried (and I've tried a ton). As a result of these pads my skin is clearer than it has ever been. They're wonderful for my extremely sensitive skin. They also don't dry out my skin. You should really give them a try. They're the best.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
littlejoy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
I have sickly sensitive skin, i break out from sleeping on my hands if they have lotion on them. I have oily skin and these pads have made my face do a complete 360! If I breakout at all now it is only little tiny unnoticables during my period. I also use philosophy help me retinol at night. I use these pads morning and night and nothing to wash my face.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
similuv
(Arizona)
answer 5
This has definitely helped me with acne, which was a pleasant surprise because I originally purchased this to help combat my dry winter skin and wasn't expecting anything else from it. I've been dealing with acne for most of my life and have never quite been able to fully get rid of it, even with regular dermatologist appointments and prescription medication. After using these pads on a daily basis for a few weeks, my skin has been completely clear for the first time since pre-adolescence. I can't compare them to the Peter Thomas Roth pads you mentioned because I have never tried those, but the FAB radiance pads have definitely worked for me in getting rid of acne.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
mgl7
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 6
Our FAB Facial Radiance Pads combat acne on three levels:

1. They contain exfoliating acids that tighten the skin while removing dirt, impurities and dead skin cells that potentially cause break–outs.

2. Glycolic acid helps the skin maintain an effective PH that is vital to the skin’s naturally occurring protective barrier and to the production of collagen.

3. Facial Radiance Pads contain our signature FAB Antioxidant Booster and soothing Cucumber and Indian Gooseberry to calm the skin and prevent irritation.

We suggest following with our FAB Blemish Eraser for a potent yet gentle regimen against acne. Be sure to moisturize with FAB Daily Face Cream or FAB 5in1 Daily Face Cream SPF 30.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 7
Yes this will definitely help with break-outs.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
bunnybea
(San Francisco CA)
answer 8
In the week and a half I have been using the radiance pads and other products from this line, I have noticed that my skin is a little smoother and a decrease in acne in flat areas like my forehead and cheeks. I still have the same amount of breakouts along my jawline and chin, but they aren't as inflamed, even while I'm PMSing. I will continue using it and see if the beneficial results continue.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
canterbury23
(NJ)
Question
Can I use with Philosophy Miracle Worker Pads
I use Philosophy Miracle Worker Pads and they do not irritate my skin.. I use them due to the Retinol which is supposed to be great for aging skin and I just turned 45. Do you think I can use these in the morning after cleansing and the Miracle Worker Pads in the evening to receive the retinol benefits?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
marilovesmakeup
(NJ)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
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answer 1
From a scientific perspective, you should be fine to use in the morning and the Philosophy product at night. However, be sure not to use both products at the same time of day (i.e. both at night), since they can inactive one another!

Cheers!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bluedevilgirl
(Jupiter, FL)
answer 2
Yes, that would be the only way you can use them. With the combo of these in the am and the retinol at night, your skin should begin looking very good within about 28-30 days if used consistently for the whole time period.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
beccafrances
(Longview, TX)
answer 3
Yes, our pads are gentle enough to be used with any regimen. We take pride in the fact that our pads are gentle yet highly effective on even the most sensitive skin. They contain glycolic and lactic acids that help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as tighten the skin. We suggest using the pads once in the morning and once at night for the full benefit. We’re so confident in our FAB Products that we suggest you to try using the FAB Facial Radiance Pads twice daily followed by our FAB 5-in-1 Restore Cream that contains a dose of Retinol! Our Restore Cream deeply hydrates the skin while diminishing the signs of aging. Our products are designed to compliment one another to help your skin get that youthful, radiant glow.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 4
I use these pads and follow up with philosophy help me retinol at night, then in the morning I use these pads again and follow up with knorres antiaging primer.... it has done amazing things for my skin. So they work great for me with the philosophy cream retinol. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
similuv
(Arizona)
answer 5
These are beyond gentle, which is why I returned them, so I think you should be good if using in conjunction with Philosophy's Miracle Worker pads.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
alissaalida
(Santa Monica, CA)
answer 6
I stopped using Miracle Worker because the miracle never happened after a major investment in 6 months of this product. I tried the FAB product as a cheaper alternative and while it is not a retinol and I do not know the percentage of the acid ingredients, it seems to have similar benefits to Miracle Worker and at a much lower price point
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
msmoshi
(Milwaukee)
answer 7
The First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads is a great addition to your skincare regimen of the Miracle Worker and is okay for you to use in the morning after cleansing. We hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Is this an exfoliant?
Wondering if it will help take off dry skin around my nose.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes this product will take off the dead skin around your nose, at least it has in my experience!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
KaileeKennedy
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
The active combination of Glycolic and Lactic acids offer a very gentle yet effective exfoliation.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 3
Yes. It is definitely an exfoliant. Not only was I told this and the container says it, but once I missed a spot and could VISIBLY SEE dead skin.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sexyhamster
answer 4
I have combination skin, with some dryness around the corners of my nose too. I've found these help. They are not a rough pad, but the glycolic & lactic acids are great! It's helped with my combo skin and they are gentle too! I only use once a day, but you can use 2X day if you need.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
michellescottrn
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
Yes it is an exfoliant and excellent for dry skin.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
nolabee
(New York, NY)
answer 6
It should definitely at least help with the dry skin! It will help shed the dead skin cells for sure. But the results I'm sure are going to vary based on the severity of your dry skin and the cause of it. However, I have been using them on my hands which get very dry because of the weather here in Alaska and because of my job (despite using lotion ALL the time) and it has helped remove the flaky dry skin on top and help get the lotion in to really moisturize the skin underneath.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
akstarr81
(Anchorage, Alaska)
answer 7
I do find that it gently exfoliates however I also suffer from dryness around my nose and it hasn't helped with that but the texture of my face is considerably smoother.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
catger
(Ottawa, Ontario)
Question
Should I use both this and scrub/exfoliating mask?
I normally scrub/use exfoliating mask once or twice a week, but is it too much if I use this product daily (or once every two days) on top of that? My skin is normal/combination
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Greencastle, IN)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I only use this. I would think an exfoliator on top of this would be too much.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
meagslegs
(Dalton, Ga)
answer 2
It really depends on your skin tolerance but I've been told over exfoliating your skin isn't the best thing to do. I suggest exfoliating once a week & on that day forgo using the pads.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
JBS1984
(Southern California)
answer 3
I would definately use these pads because they are non-irritating, gentle and effective. This would be a good choice to calm the skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Darlene10
(Salem, MA)
answer 4
Unless your skin is prone to tenderness then it should be fine. These are very mild.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
sadpear
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I use this pad daily, and use different types of masks (peeling, glamglow, etc) 2x a week as well. I have not had any adverse affects. I love these pads!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
MrsArielle
answer 6
I use the pads after I exfoliate my face but I only exfoliate two times a week. I noticed I feel a slight tingle after I use the pad. If you experience discomfort I suggest skipping the pad on the days you exfoliate. Maybe your skin is too sensitive and you might make it worse.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
bigc
(CA)
answer 7
I have used peels while using this product; I would suggest not using the pads the day that you use the scrub/peel. The pads are gentle enough that I have never had a problem, and I have very sensitive skin. Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
dlg54
(Iowa City, IA)
Question
Should I use a moisturizer after this?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You definitely want to moisturize after using these pads. I use these as like a toner. I only use them at night but that is just part of my cleansing regimen.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
organicgurugirl
(Louisville, KY)
answer 2
I do!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
hannahkw
(Sea Cliff, NY)
answer 3
Always! cleanse, acid tone, hydrating tone, treatments, moisturizer
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Terrierlover
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
Definitely use a moisturizer afterwards. This product is similar to a toner.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
01101990
answer 5
I still use a moisturizer after this, a very light one will do!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
Lory36
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 6
Yes! you need a moisturizer after the pads dry a little. I only use the pads at night...let my face dry & continue with my night cream & serum...but I am older 55...& you have to use more product at this age to keep your skin looking its best! If you start early taking care of skin..you will love your skin at 50!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
luvsmakeup4ever
(TULSA OK.)
answer 7
I don't think you NEED to, but I definitely do unless I'm just wiping my face off after working out or something. A light moisturizer after it does the trick.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
xstefaniex
(New Jersey)
Question
i bought these pads and was wondering if they replace a toner or if i still use my toner with these pads?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
tunkkari
(Tthunder Bay, ON)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
This has a toner in it. TONE: Indian Gooseberry. It replaced my toner, but to each their own, I think.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
meagslegs
(Dalton, Ga)
answer 2
I use this as my toner. Sometimes I use a hydrating toner (something with rosewater) afterwards as well. I hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
KatieALittleBit
(Olympia, WA)
answer 3
I only use this a couple times a week but when I do, I skip toner.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
hannahkw
(Sea Cliff, NY)
answer 4
I use them as my acid tone stage. You could follow up with a hydrating towner (glycerin, algae, hyleronic, etc.) Don't use it with a toner that one of the main ingredients is alcohol like Clinique.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Terrierlover
(Tampa, FL)
answer 5
These provide your acid tone and can be followed with a hydrating toner, although I find that step unnecessary in the summer as the non-active ingredients are adequately moisturizing.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
eautumnvaughn
(Quincy, MA)
answer 6
It depends on your skin. I use these just by themselves since I have combination/oily skin. I would recommend using a spritzing toner to add a moisture level if you have dry skin. I love the Amore Pacific Mist for that.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
gene8214
(brooklyn, New York)
answer 7
I assume they replace a toner. But I'm sure you could use both.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
cayb
(Orlando, FL)
Question
Does this smell to anyone? Is this normal?
It kind of has a scent of urine to me.
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Annabananny
(Des Moines, IA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Lol! No. This doesn't really have a smell at all to me.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
meagslegs
(Dalton, Ga)
answer 2
I returned mine since I couldn't bare the smell
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Annabananny
answer 3
no
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Smk27
(Ottawa)
answer 4
There is a mild fragrance, but it's nothing like urine. It's more floral.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Christine001234
(Burlington, ON)
answer 5
I have some sort of a potent odor as well. Should I return it, just got it today?
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Jayoma
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
Eew. It sounds like your pads are spoiled. It has a slight astringent smell, but it's a clean scent.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Catwomanca
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
No smell here
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
belly2589
Question
Blackheads
Will these work well for blackheads? I have stubborn blackheads and large pores. Also, I have used Philosophy Miracle Worker pads in the past and did not notice much improvement or benefit, how do these pads compare for the people who have tried both?
asked 5 years ago
deekeath
(MO)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I noticed a slight decrease in the number of blackheads on my chin and nose, but not really a significant improvement.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
KaileeKennedy
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I have not noticed a difference in blackhead removal with these pads. I have been using these for a month or so. I feel like a scrub and more likely a mask would give you more of a desired result then these pads.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
maizy0406
(Portland, Maine)
answer 3
These pads would be better than nothing, but since you have blackheads, you really need a product with salicylic acid, such as Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha/Beta Peel Pads.
I can't comment specifically on the Philosophy pads, but I do not care for any Philosophy products at all. IMO they have very little active ingredients, but tons of icky chemicals that irritate my skin. Philosophy would be my last choice for you.
Stridex pads from the drugstore would be better.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 4
Yes ! use both. Use FAB pads first then Philosphy! love it~!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
schmippy
(Franklin Lakes, NJ)
answer 5
This product works far better for blackheads. In fact this is the only product that I have ever used for them that did not make my skin peel. and I have used an beleiveable number of products as my blackheads are very bad.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
final
(knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 6
I didn't even expect to see any difference with blackheads but noticed a big difference after 3 weeks! I work at Sephora and would also recommend Dr Brandt blackhead extractor and Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub. I noticed quite a difference with those products! Oh and be on the lookout for our new Boscia black strips for pores and blackheads.
answered 5 years ago
jessmarie85
(Austin, TX)
answer 7
To ensure all of your concerns are addressed, we recommend calling us at 1-877-SEPHORA for a skincare consultation by phone. Thanks!
answered 5 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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