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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

What it is:A gentle daily renewal treatment. What it is formulated to do:These 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 reactive skin. Cucumber and Indian gooseberry tone the face, while lemon peel and licorice root leave the skin bright and glowing. First Aid Beauty's facial radiance pads are free of harsh chemicals and colorants.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know:First Aid Beauty recommends this product for use in the morning and/or evening, after cleansing and before treatment and/or moisturizing. Remove one Facial Radiance Pad from jar and wipe pad across face, neck and décolleté.Ideal for all skin types, this product is safe for even the most sensitive skin. It's allergy-tested, dermatologist-recommended, and contains First Aid Beauty's Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals.
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Questions & Answers for First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

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 3 years, 5 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 1 year 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 1 year, 7 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 5 months ago
redjoyce
(Acworth, GA)
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 3 years, 11 months ago
marilovesmakeup
(NJ)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
Answers
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 1 year, 10 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 2 years, 11 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 3 years, 9 months 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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 3 years, 8 months 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 1 year 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 3 years 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 3 years, 4 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 4
Yes ! use both. Use FAB pads first then Philosphy! love it~!
answered 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 8 months 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 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Is this an exfoliant?
Wondering if it will help take off dry skin around my nose.
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
whatnnisleft
(Seattle, WA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
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answer 1
yes this product will take off the dead skin around your nose, at least it has in my experience!
answered 1 year ago
KaileeKennedy
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
The active combination of Glycolic and Lactic acids offer a very gentle yet effective exfoliation.
answered 2 years, 11 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 2 years, 11 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 3 years ago
michellescottrn
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 5
Yes it is an exfoliant and excellent for dry skin.
answered 3 years 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 3 years, 1 month 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 3 years, 3 months ago
catger
(Ottawa, Ontario)
Question
Should I use a moisturizer after this?
asked 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Facial Radiance Pads
7 answers
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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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
organicgurugirl
(Louisville, KY)
answer 2
I do!
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
hannahkw
(Sea Cliff, NY)
answer 3
Always! cleanse, acid tone, hydrating tone, treatments, moisturizer
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Terrierlover
(Tampa, FL)
answer 4
Definitely use a moisturizer afterwards. This product is similar to a toner.
answered 7 months ago
01101990
answer 5
I still use a moisturizer after this, a very light one will do!
answered 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
xstefaniex
(New Jersey)
Question
Can these be used in conjunction with a benzol perozide product?
I currently use the Proactiv system and was wondering if these pads would be a good addition to my routine?
asked 4 years ago
jerseygrl4ever
(central PA)
on Facial Radiance Pads
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I believe if you're on the Proactiv regimen, you don't need these pads, too. Your skin will be that much more sensitive to the sun and you run a much higher risk of irritating your skin.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
margieebee
(Bismarck, North Dakota)
answer 2
I use it in conjunction with Benzyl peroxide and it seems to be ok
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
angelbeautyvib
(Vancouver B.C)
answer 3
Yes, I'm positive you can use these with Proactive. It would most likely help boost the efficacy of the Proactive products.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beccafrances
(Longview, TX)
answer 4
I use Proactiv as well. I maintain my usual Proactiv routine in the morning, but use a different cleanser to remove makeup at night, followed by these pads. I then use the benzoyl Proactiv cream as a spot treatment, followed by a moisturizer. I didn't have any negative reactions, and in fact my skin looks better than it did before when I used Proactiv twice daily (which may have been too drying for my skin overall). But I agree a "test phase" for you would probably be wise. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
eergirl
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
Our FAB Radiance Pads are gentle and effective. Benzoyl Peroxide can at times irritate the skin, so be sure you are using the correct dosage. The pads contain Glycolic and Lactic Acids which fight acne by targeting the bacteria that lie deep within the sebaceous units. We suggest using the pads on a test area for 3-5 days followed by our Blemish Eraser that contains an optimal amount of Benzoyl Peroxide. Both products, when used in conjunction or alone, are perfect for sensitive, acne-prone skin to promote and healthy, balanced, youthful appearance.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 6
I think it would be. I use a prescription acne cream with this, but I use the cream at night and this product in the morning to keep irritation down. If your skin isn't super sensitive you may be able to use them at the same time, though.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
gwenz
(charlottesville, VA)
Question
Is this safe to use with Tazorac?
I use the perscription retanoid tazorac cream every evening. Is it safe to use this product with it, and if so-do I use the pads first before the tazorac?

Also, is it better to use the pads in the morning, and the tazorac in the evening?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
fortunefaded
(Chicago, IL)
on Facial Radiance Pads
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have used this product while on Tazorac and I was fine.
answered 3 years ago
nolabee
(New York, NY)
answer 2
You should probably ask your dermatologist to be sure, but these are pretty gentle so you are probably ok as long as you're moisturizing. I think I used a peel concurrently with a retinoid a few years ago. However, I would think maybe use this in the morning and the retinoid at night rather than both at the same time. It seems like both at once might be too much, but I'm sure it depends how sensitive your skin is.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
akstarr81
(Anchorage, Alaska)
answer 3
I used to use tazorac and that's also an exfoliator so I would be careful with using it together. My skin became real sensitive so I stopped using tazorac. I would use the pads in the am and tazorac in the pm. I find it works better with benzoyl peroxide, so I don't over exfoliate my skin, benzoyl peroxide pm and the pads in the am.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
tonib
(Boston MA)
answer 4
After researching your medicine, it would be better for you to use the pads, let your skin dry, apply moisturizer, then your medicine. If you are only applying your medicine in the evening, then you could use these pads before you moisturize in the morning. Whatever works better for you. But definitely use them before applying your topical med. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
redjoyce
(Acworth, GA)
answer 5
i use tazorac too..pads are ok to use before applying tazorac, for me at least
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
moccows
(New York City, NY)
answer 6
Hi fortunefaded. If you are using a prescription, we ask that you please consult with your physician before considering new products. If you need more information regarding ingredients or use, please call us at 1-877-SEPHORA to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Eyes?
Anyone know if this is gentle on the eyes, or is there a warning somewhere to avoid eyes?
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Cary, NC)
on Facial Radiance Pads
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would not in any way put these near the eye area, as glycolic is exactly that, an acid. It would definitely irritate your eyes. Use an eye makeup cleaner or moisten cotton ball with baby oil, just make sure you are gentle and remove all the baby oil before applying your eye serum.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beccafrances
(Longview, TX)
answer 2
All of our FAB products are safe and gentle. Avoid direct contact with the eyes but try a test area around the eye to ensure no irritation occurs. The skin surrounding the eye is very sensitive and more suceptible to environmental irritants including sun exposure and pollutants. Our FAB Facial Radiance Pads contain glycolic and lactic acid that help tighten, tone and exfoliate the skin to reduce the signs of aging. We suggest following up with our FAB Detox Eye Roller to alleviate puffiness and increase circulation.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 3
I use a makup remover that leaves residue from my mascara behind, i clean it up with these face pads, but they dont really work on waterproof mascara and would not recommend using them for removing eye makeup... it does have glycolic acids that will irritate and burn your eyes if you get the liquid in them.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
similuv
(Arizona)
answer 4
I think there is a warning to avoid the eyes, but it's that way for all products like this. I would stay away from the eye area, could cause undue dryness.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
lbooras
(New Orleans, La)
answer 5
There's no warning on the container. On the front it says that the pads are "alcohol free and safe for sensitive skin." I have been using them for about 3 weeks now and have experienced no eye irritation when I cleanse close to that area. I hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
jessmg
(New York)
answer 6
I haven't seen a warning, and I swipe them right over my eyes... it reminds me of using a light eye cream in a pinch. Love it!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
hannahpoole
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
Use as a toner or with toner??
This product was suggested to me by a Sephora employee because I have sensitive, dry skin and I was wanted a product that would even out my dark skin tone and brighten my skin. She told me to use this product AFTER my (Ole Henriksen) toner because the FAB product needed to stay on my face and the toner would wipe it off. Is this correct? Am I wasting my toner and the FAB pads by using them both? ...Or will it still be as effective with toner? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
ashsha248
(Little Rock, AR)
on Facial Radiance Pads
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Toners came about as a way to get rid of residue from cleansers - back when cleansers were not very good.
I think they're a waste of money these days, unless you definitely feel that you have residue or dirt left after you cleanse. And in that case, I would change my cleanser.
In short, I would ditch the toner and just use the FAB pads.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
SoCalGal
(Southern California)
answer 2
I am using the pads in the evening instead of toner and am having great results.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
final
(knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 3
I use this as my toner at night. I wouldn't use this AND toner -- save the toner for the morning. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
shaynak
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
They recommended it to me to use as a toner. I decided to use my regular toner in the morning and this at night. It's worked out so far.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sassyclassy84
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
We recommend using Facial Radiance Pads as your toning step due to the numerous benefits that the formula provides by not removing it after swiping.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
answer 6
I've stopped using my toner with this. It seems to do the work of a toner and more, but if you are going to also use a toner, I would use it before FAB.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kendyr
(Nebraska)
Question
Percentage of Acids?
Does it say what the percentage of Glycolic and Lactic acids are?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
elisabetht
(Meridian, MS)
on Facial Radiance Pads
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, I just looked on my jar..sorry not listed. you could e-mail company and ask?
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
myangelface
(California & Washington)
answer 2
It doesn't say what % lactic and glycolic acids it has.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
diamondmind
(Mclean, VA)
answer 3
No, it doesn't. I have been wanting to try these as soon as I run out of PTR peel pads, as I read one reviewer who said these work just as well and are almost $20 cheaper or more. In answer to the lady who says she thinks they should double the amount since she has bought these twice and the cleasnser once, personally if they are even almost as good as PTR peel pads, the price for 60 pads is dirt cheap!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
beccafrances
(Longview, TX)
answer 4
I didn't see a percentage of glycolic and lactic acid written on the product description.
answered 3 years ago
nolabee
(New York, NY)
answer 5
There are no percentages listed for either of these ingredients.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sensual50
(Shelby, MS)
answer 6
A proprietary blend of Glycolic and Lactic acids equal 5%.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
firstaidbeauty
(Boston)
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