Here's a new-ish concept you might want to include in your skincare routine: toning pads, which are (Surprise!) basically cotton pads pre-soaked in toners. They can be hydrating, exfoliating, pore-clearing, or anti-aging—just choose whichever caters to your specific skin concern.
What makes them different from the old-fashioned method of just using a cotton ball and a toner is that their formulas are more potent and their pads provide physical exfoliation, too. Thinking of trying them out? Here are a few suggestions:
CosRX One Step Moisture Up Pad
Each toning pad delivers a boost of hydration care of hyaluronic acid. It also has propolis extract that fights pimple-causing bacteria. Use this to combat dehydrated, flaky skin.
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
P804/28 pads (on sale at P562.79), Sephora
Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine
P1,295, Beauty Bar
This resurfacing pad is popular in the K-beauty world for a reason: It has lactic acid that dissolves dead skin cells and removes deep-seated dirt in the pores without you feeling anything—it's that gentle! The only thing you'll notice is your smoother, more radiant complexion. The red wine in the formula keeps your skin young looking and plump.
Pixi Glow Peel Pads
A great tool for exfoliating and dislodging whiteheads and blackheads. Although it has 20 percent glycolic acid content, you just need to rinse it with cold water. It does sting a bit, but the glowing results are sooo worth it.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
P2,450, Freyja Glorietta
An alcohol-free chemical exfoliator that reduces the appearance of fine lines, refines pores, and clears the skin of blemishes. Chamomile and green tea extracts soothe pimples and tired skin.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.