Eve Lom’s skincare products are known for their elegance and quality, and these Rescue Peel Pads are no exception! They are time-efficient, exfoliate the skin amazingly and the packaging is super pretty! Before I get into this review I’m going to talk a little about exfoliating since it’s a topic that is greatly misunderstood.
One of the most necessary skincare steps is exfoliating. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says that exfoliating drastically improves the efficiency of skin care products because the process of removing dead skin cells will make it easier for your skin to absorb the active ingredients. Basically, a skincare step not worth skipping!
I recently did a blog post on the Best Exfoliators for Oily Skin, where I talk about everything exfoliation from the three main types of exfoliation to useful tips. I recommend taking a look at it especially if you want to learn more about exfoliation, even if you don’t have oily skin!
A great way to add exfoliation to your skincare routine is by using Peel Pads! One great discovery that I found is the Eve Lom Rescue Peel Pads.
In the simplest terms, peel pads are just like your regular cotton pads but pre-soaked with acids that help exfoliate your skin. These pads are an easier option when exfoliating because it’s all in the pad. As you wipe your face, it lifts the dead skin cells to reveal a new healthier layer. These pads maximise the effect of the exfoliation with its mesh texture.
As you may already know, there are three main types of exfoliating – physical, chemical and enzymatic. These peel pads utilise two kinds of exfoliation, physical and chemical.
Not only does exfoliating achieve radiant and healthy-looking skin, but it also helps the skin’s natural process of shedding dead skin cells which decreases as we age.
Peel pads are great for a lazy evening when you can’t be bothered for too much effort! Grabbing one of these peel pads is effortless and you don’t need any other product! Exfoliating helps to instantly brighten your skin and give it a new lease of life, and these peel pads are the perfect method to achieve that!
Eve Lom has over 25 years of legacy for luxurious, yet simple and effective skincare products. With Eve Lom’s cleanser being called “probably the best cleanser in the world” by Vogue UK, it claimed its status as a staple on everyone’s regimen by beauty editors and celebrities alike.
But this brand doesn’t just have an exceptional cleanser, they also offer a variety of skincare products that are as potent as their cleanser. With its line of great cleansers, serums and creams, now we have their Rescue Peel Pads. This fresh release from Eve Lom comes in the brand’s signature white and gold trim jar. It comes with 60 pads inside and 5 oz of product in it.
I love how luxurious the aesthetics are for this product, which is to be expected from Eve Lom! The jar itself definitely has the luxe feel to it that you would expect from a high-end brand.
With that said, let me take you through the claims and benefits of the Rescue Peel Pads. Here are the claims of the Rescue Peel Pads:
- Instantly Exfoliates and Resurface Skin
- Formulated with Naturally Derived AHA, PHA, and BHA acids
- Help Shed Dead Skin Cell Build Up
- Brighter Complexion
- Smoother and Radiant Skin
- 12 Hours of Glowing, Smoother and Hydrated Skin.
- 100% Biodegradable Pads
The key ingredients are:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) – decongests pores by removing the built-up dead skin cell and shedding surface debris
- Glycolic Acid (AHA) – increases the body’s natural cell turnover rate while helping to exfoliate the skin’s surface
- Signature Multi-Fruit Acid Complex
- Lactic Acid (PHA) – keeps skin moisture that leaves skin calm
- Vitamin B3
- Marshmallow – a perennial flower that provides a soothing and calming effect
Eve Lom Rescue Peel Pads are free of all the bad stuff like parabens and sulphates, they are also cruelty-free.
How and when to use Peel Pads?
Since you are removing the top dead layer of skin when you exfoliate, it is best to do all exfoliating, including peel pads at night after cleansing and before moisturising. When you exfoliate, new and healthier skin is exposed, which can be sensitive to sunlight. If you insist on exfoliating in the morning don’t forget to apply a strong sun cream after.
When applying the peel pads, make sure they’re moist. With light pressure, work the pad in a circular motion on your face.
Peel pads are safe for all skin types but if you have very sensitive skin, I advise choosing an exfoliator with a lower concentration of acid, around 10 per cent per peel. For powerful ingredients such as retinol, let your skin adjust to it by using pads every other night and then working up to every night when your skin adjusts to it.
I was super excited to get started with these peel pads. I like any product that helps me achieve the end result quicker, and these peel pads do exactly that! Since the pads are loaded with AHAs and BHAs, I took my time to let my skin get accommodated with it. I have a fairly simple skincare routine and adding peel pads into my regular routine is something new to me.
I use these pads right after applying my cleanser. The pads are damp from the BHAs and AHAs ingredients. There is a very slight tingling as I rub it on my face, but it is not something alarming, in fact, it is quite relaxing. As I apply it to my entire face, it feels refreshing to the face and quite soothing too.
The pads are said to have a unique weave of 100% biodegradable pads, and I just love how thick they are compared to your regular cotton pads.
Surprisingly, these pads leave my skin feeling incredibly hydrated and as if I’ve just applied a facial mask minus the long leave-on time. I noticed my skin is a lot brighter after using the peel pads, and in the morning, my skin is supple and hydrated. I’m even more excited for the months to come and what more it can do for my skin!
I love splurging on excellent skincare products and Eve Lom Rescue Peel Pads are a gem! I find these pads very simple and easy to use, so incorporating them into my skincare couldn’t be easier.
When it comes to chemical exfoliating, it is best to really take your time with regards to your skin type. ‘Acids’ can definitely be frightening, but they are extremely effective when done right.
As for the Eve Lom Rescue Peel Pads, I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a 2-in-1 exfoliating product that is rich with AHAs, BHAs and antioxidants. These pads are simple to use and will help give you the exfoliation that your skin needs. It will become a staple in your skincare routine and help to keep your skin youthful and radiant!
What are your thoughts on peel pads? Have you tried the Eve Lom Rescue Peel Pads?