If your skin is tough and could benefit from the pickup power of these pads (and these pads pick up like a magnet), I would suggest trying them out!
- Very powerful for Clean & Clear (on the level of higher-end medicated pads)
- Exfoliating side makes skin feel clean and helps get rid of the dead cells on top
- Amazing amount of dirt and sweat picked up
- Strong medical smell (I personally didn’t like it)
- A little drying (can be too much for combination skin)
- Too Small (the pad kept slipping out of my fingers and I couldn’t get a good grip)
C&C’s Done & Done Dual-Sided Cleansing Pads are a miss for me, but I definitely want to explain where I’m coming from. As someone who’s main skin issues came from hormonal acne (around my mouth and chin) and waxing/sports (wax caused blackheads around my eyebrows and temples while the sweat that collected at my temples near my sunglasses caused blackheads and whiteheads), I can appreciate a tough cleanser. However, I am also very sensitive to Alpha Hydroxy because my face skin is very sensitive (I can use it on my arms); using such an intense chemical to slough off the top layer of my skin causes a lot of burning and irritation, particularly where I have painful breakouts already (I have a similar reaction to retinol).
This is the case with the Done & Done Dual-Sided Cleansing Pads because they do contain Alpha Hydroxy, which isn’t a huge deal as it’s often found in acne products. In theory, I love this product – on one side you have a rough exfoliating material that breaks up the oil and dirt on your face, while the second side works to clean away the broken up grime and dirt.
I love exfoliating and getting that really clean feeling (even though it’s not the best every day), and I’m sure that a number of us with problem skin love it too since it makes you feel that fresh, smooth skin around the affected area. However, in addition to the Alpha Hydroxy irritation, the smell of the pads was overwhelming to me – it definitely gave me flashbacks to some of the astringents I used when I was young and played too much along that old mindset of “it’s burning and tingling and itchy, so it must be working.” I will say that because of sensitive my skin is, I have to utilize more natural or gentle ingredients, such as calamine, rose, or chamomile;
If your skin is tougher and could benefit from the pickup power of these pads (and they pick up like a magnet), I would suggest trying them out!
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Disclosure of Material Connection: YBLTV Writer / Reviewer Katie Hernandez received C&C Done & Done Dual-Sided Cleansing Pads Review in consideration for a Product Review.