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Monday, 10 February 2014

one step pre-soaked pads

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Cane and Austin Acne Pads : £48
Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads : £12.99* 
Origins Spot Remover Blemish treatment pads : £23*

One step, easy to use, pre soaked pads are taking the beauty world by storm. I’m always forgetting to buy cotton pads, and I’ve been known… don't judge… to apply liquids or remove makeup with a tissue. Shame on me! I don't recommend that but here are a few one step beauty wipes without the faff.

Cane and Austin Acne Pads

The Cane and Austin Acne Pads came highly recommended to me by a few people and at £40 they aren’t cheap. Pads are soaked generously with a 2% Salicylic Acid solution which gently exfoliates the skin and reduce spot size. They also remove dead skin cells and aid cell drainage of those nasty under skin spots. Salicylic Acid is perfect for spot removal and fighting blackheads and are great for those with troubled skin. ie. Me.

Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Facial Pads

Radiance boosting pads, packed full of exfoliating glycolic acid to retexture and resurface the skin. As well as soothing witch hazel helps to tone the skin and bring the PH down. One side of the pad is smooth, the other is slightly raised for added exfoliation. It leaves my skin feeling ultra clean and really refreshed when used overnight. The glycolic acid sloshes off dead skin cellsm all while bringing radiance and clarity back to the skin. It’s also a pretty cheap alternative to the cult product : Alpha H Liquid Gold. Just in a handy pre-soaked format.

Origins Spot Remover Blemish treatment pads

Another exfoliating/spot fighting pad. Salicylic Acid, Clove and Oregano which instantly help unclog pores and help fight blemishes. While Saw Palmetto helps minimize breakouts and reduce oil production of the skin. The original Origins Super Spot Remover is one of my favourites, and these pads are a nice addition to the range as you can cover more of your face with the solution. Perfect for those with extreme acne breakouts. It helps dry spots out from day one and leave the skin feeling cleansed and fresh. These do a similar job as the Cane and Austin ones, but I think I personally prefer the latter despite the heftier price tag.
Have you tried any of these?


  1. I've always been intrigued by one step pre-soaked pads, and whether or not they were any good, but these all sound brilliant! x

  2. I've tried the nip and fab ones before and they are brilliant! If you have mildly troublesome skin they sort you out no problems after a week max!

    In fact i'm going to go out on my lunch break and re-purchase them!

    Thanks for the reminder Lily! x

  3. origins spot remover is actually a life saver!

    Lizzy | elizabethsophiee x

  4. I really want to try the Origins one! I've never tried these type of products before xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  5. I too rely on the Origins Super Spot remover so would be very keen to try out the pads!
    Josie xoxo
    Fashion Mumblr

  6. The first two really interest me, but it's the first I've heard of Nip & Fab? If it really does compare to Alpha H I'd be willing to try them, I've been uhhming and ahhing about purchasing Alpha H, I think the price puts me off slightly!

    1. Get the alpha h, a bottle lasts a year and often 2 for 1 on beauty expert :)

  7. Loving your little summaries...intrigued about pre-soaked pads, may have to purchase the Origins spot remover pads!

    Biancarosa // xoxo

  8. I haven't tried pre-soaked pads before but might have to now after reading this review, I love how easy they are to use and works well, must save up for the Cane and Austin one as it sounds amazing and my skin is definitely in need of those <3

  9. Thank you SO much for this review! I was on edge about the origins!

  10. I have some from Johnsons that i love, but the nip and fab ones sound lush! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  11. I was considering buying the Nip & Fab ones yesterday but I'm just worried they'll end up drying my skin out even more than it currently is :( an interesting concept though!
    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe

  12. Did not know the nip and fab ones were so cheap, will definitely be on the look out for these! xx

    Charlotte| LongHairDontCare

  13. Ooh will definitely be keeping an eye out for some of these, sounds like something that will be a very welcomed addition to my routine x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  14. Pre-soacked pads are amazing for long-distance travelling! Very tempted to give Origin's offerings a go! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  15. I need to try some of these! They look so easy to use and good :) x

  16. these are so handy! need to try soon

    xx Milly

  17. The Nip + Fab pads sound worth a try! I get breakouts every now and again so it's nice to know how to prevent them when I see one coming!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  18. i had heard about the zelens one but they were too expensive..recently discovered the nip n fab one next time i'm in boots definately going to give it a try

  19. This look interesting, definitely sounds worth a try!

  20. I used spotment wipes ages ago, they're so lovely

  21. I really like those Origins pads. Used them once before
    Daniella x

  22. great post!

  23. I don't really need yet another skincare product, but I still want to purchase at least one of these just to have it. Looks like all of them are great!!

  24. nice review may have to buy one or two of these products :) xx


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