Our severe acne pads deliver 10% glycolic acid to exfoliate dead surface cells and reduce oil while enabling the 2% salicylic acid to unclog the pores. These pads are ideal for treating blemishes and keeping the complexion clear, and also for severe breakout prone, oily skin. Recommended use is once or twice a day after cleansing in preparation of deeper delivery of treatment products and before moisturizing.
Glycolic Acid delivers beneficial cosmetic skin care properties, promotes exfoliation and smoother looking skin
Salicylic Acid removes surface oils, unclogs pores, and opens up plugged follicles
Gluten, Paraben, Oil, Sulfate, Colorant, Fragrance-free, Non-Comedogenic
SP Esthetician Recommendations:
A client should expect slight tingling or stinging when using their Advanced Blemish Control Pads due to the increased strength of the glycolic acid and PH level of the pads. This is essential to cut through the excess oil in the skin and unclog the pores. We recommend using these pads after cleansing for a few different reasons. First, it will ensure the oily or acne prone client has gotten their face sufficiently clean or properly cleansed their skin. Often, clients are wearing heavy makeup or not getting into the facial creases or all the way back near their ears and find dirt or makeup hiding in these areas. Second, the skin needs daily exfoliation when it is break out prone or has excess oil production. The alpha and beta hydroxy acid dissolve dead skin and buildup thereby regulating the oil level in the skin. The skin will become more balanced and less red. We also have clients use both sides of the pads especially going over breakout twice by folding the pad into 4’s and spotting the specific acne lesion. If the client has had prolonged sun exposure, been in a dry climate, swimming or near saltwater, or overused their retinol, we are recommending discontinuing use all over the skin and just spot treat the existing breakouts until the barrier normalizes.