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Whilst these cleansing pads can be quite pricey I think they are worthwhile trying and are quite effective. In Boots or Superdrug and the likes a box of 22 pads (a very random amount of them to have in a box I know!!) can cost the best part of £5 and when you consider you are meant to use them once or twice a day this soon adds up. However, if like me you use them just now and then when your skin is looking a bit dull or feels in need of revitalising then the cost isn't so bad.
Each pad is impregnated with a foaming cleanser which activates once you add warm water, they have a little pocket so that you can pop the pad over your fingers to scrub your face and I think in general they are quite a well designed cleansing product. There is a 'beaded' side which exfoliates your skin and a smooth side to 'moistuirise and replensih' skin afterwards.
After use my skin definitely feels much cleaner and fresher, whilst I only use these once or twice a week you could use them every day if you wished as they are certainly not too harsh, so long as you don't scrub too hard or for too long with the beaded side.
Keep your eye out for bargains on these as I found them recently in Bodycare for only £1.99.
I got these the second they came out! It wasn't like I was waiting at the shop for them, no it was a few hours after opening (if I am honest it was like about 20minutes but lets continue on with this..). My friend in the US had bought them when they came out there and ranted and raved for about two hours one night about how awesome they are and I just HAD to try them!
I don't regret buying 3 boxes all at once for a second! It may sound obsessive but if there is one thing I hate doing is using my hands, a face cloth or any type of non-exfoliating sponge to clean my face. Even the specially made exfoliating sponges are a push for me. I can't exactly say why but these *cushions* (I just call them pads.) where just brilliant for me! I could wash my face better with these than with just my hands, without having to deal with using a new cloth or cleaning the sponge. I felt this was much more hygienic plus using these covers a large space at once when washing so it makes it quicker!
They are just easy as punch to use as well. Slip two fingers in, stick them under water and use one side to scrub then the other side to smooth, all done!
It says one use but I have to admit that I used one in morning and set it aside to use again in the evening for a quick wash after I took my make-up off. I wouldn't really advise this but I only did it because I was using a face wash at night too.
My skin was left soft and glowing after each use and it lasted all day, which for my skin is something of a miracle!
I used these for months and months before I changed to the Wave when I finally got one, but essentially these are a hand held version of the wave. The same type of pads (well from looking at them they look similar) used in each, and the results! The wave has an added advantage of the vibrations which makes it slightly better but these are also brilliant!
i am a big fan of these too! these cushions do exactly what they say ! i use them every morning to make my skin glow and to make my skin look smooth and fresh. There is an exfoliating side that smooths your skin and cleans pores and smooth side that is like a moisturiser. You got to wet the cushion under water and then in circular motions clean your faces with exfoliating side and then use the smooth side to moisturise it. Then just rinse your face and voila! you will really see the difference after only a few days. My skin looks really more radiant and smoother. I think they are a bit expensive in some shops but i know you can get them cheap as well, so they are not expensive really. deffinitely worth a try, as i am glad i have tried them and now i use them all the time
I have a lot of scars from past break-outs that I've been desperately trying to get rid of and stumbled upon these. They sounded like a great exfoliator which I hoped could help fade my scars by removing any dead skin cells, and they were buy one get one free at my local supermarket
The pads come in boxes of 22. They have an exfoliator on one side, and then a smooth side which is supposed to be moisturizing. There's even a little gap in the middle so you can put your fingers in so they're easy to use. You can get them for different skin types - I opted for the ones aimed at normal/combination skin.
After I wet my face, I scrubbed with the exfoliator side which also has a sudsy cleanser. Then I rinsed, even though it's not required, and rubbed with the smooth side to moisturize. The result was glowing, clean skin and it wasn't dried out like most cleansers leave it. I haven't been using the product for long enough to really tell if my scars have faded, though.
I only use these once a week, maybe twice at the most because exfoliants can be very irritating. I also wouldn't recommend this if you are prone to large acne because exfoliating those spots may leave them red and prone to scarring. The pads are also pretty good value for money - they may seem expensive at around £5 for a box but they're often on offer. Also, they contain so much cleanser I usually let one dry out and then reuse the next time.
I go through phases where i keep up with cleansing and all that but i quickly lose intrest after i dont notice results quickly. Luckily i have noticed my skin looks clearer and feels alot softer and cleaner.
I think these are about £5 from Boots, which i dont think i would pay, but Semi Chem sell them and they are only £2.99 which is quite reasonable.
Since they are by neutrogena i thought they would be quite good as they are meant to be as good as getting a spa facial. They are small padded cushions that come in a pack of 22 (a bit of a weird number i thought since they wouldnt even last for a full month!) One side has got exfoiliating beads on it and the other has a padded cushion effect. There is a space inside which is for you to put your hand inside i assume to make it easier to use. I found it harder to use the cloths this way though as you cant totally fit your hand inside and it comes off too easily.
After getting the cloth wet you rub it to get it to lather and start by using the exfoiliating side first. Its not a harsh exfoiliater and i would advise to still use another facial exfoiliator in your routine to get a better benefit. You dont need to rub it to hard on to your face and i definately felt a slight difference after using it. You then use the other side. Its a really soft cushion that has a stight tingly effect (not great if you get it in your eyes though!) this is the part that feels most like a facial and my skin felt really clean after using this part.
The downside is that its not great for taking off make up as you would have to rub your face too much so i would advise to take you make up off before using this.
Neutrogena Pure Glow daily cleansing cushions are a very convenient and quick way to exfoliate and moisturise your face.
I use these because they are sold in home bargains for £2.99!
They come in an orange square box which contains 22 cushions, you can also purchase these cushions for two different skin types, Normal to combination skin and Dry and sensitive skin.
I use the dry and sensitive skin wipes.
They are basically round soft pads, made into a two sided pocket so you can slip two or three fingers into the middle,
The side you use first is an exfoliating pad, it has a shiny beady texture and when submerged in water, it releases a cleansing lotion which foams when you rub it into your face.
It is simple to use as that's all you need to do, dip it into warm water and give your face a good scrub.
You use this side straight after side 1; this side is soft and has a striped appearance, when you rib this over your face a moisturiser is released for a silky soft after feel.
Neutrogena claim that these cushions cleanse and clarify skin for a soft satin smooth complexion. Allowing you to experience the essential benefits of a spa-facial at your fingertips - deep cleansing, exfoliation, moisturisation and massage.
They also claim that the cushions are clinically proven to give your skin the same results as a professional spa-facial.
Well do I feel as if I have experience the essential benefits of a spa-facial? Well they are good but I wouldn't go that far!
However I do think it is a great product, it leaves my skin feeling lovely clean and smooth but with a lot of the other reviews I have read on this product, I would not recommend using it everyday, they are suppost to be daily cleansing cushions, however if I use this product everyday, I find that somehow my skin gets dried out. This may be due to the fact that I have very sensitive skin.
I do still use them but just once a week, which I feel does benefit my skin from a weekly - as they claim - facial!
I do think they are worth a try at £2.99, If you need to pay full price I wouldn't bother!
The dry and sensitive skin face pads can often be found in branches of home bargains for £2.99, this is where I get mine from! Bargain!
They are also on sale in Superdrug for £4.88
My mum bought these for me and she had spotted a bargain (and it looks like it was an even better one after reading other reviews on them!) in the Poundshop for the Neutrogena PureGlow cushions. Yes, £1 for 24! The box I have has a purpley strip across the front, telling me that these are for normal to dry skin, but there are different varities, such as oily, or combination skin.
The actual cushions themselvesare about 3 inches in diameter and fit perfectly in their round box. On one side, there are hundreds of small white beads, ready to exfoliate your dead skin. On the other, thicker side, there are stripes, designed to moisturise and soften.
Using the pads is easy. Just slip your fingers (two or three, depending on how big yours are!) into the pouch, with your fingertip side facing the beads. A quick splash under some warm water, and you're away. The cushion will create a small amount of soapy foam to wash away the cells that have been exfoliated. When you've had enough of that, turn it around and do the same motions with the smoothing side. After a couple of minutes, wash the suds off and your face will actually feel amazing! After one use I definitely noticed a difference in the texture of my skin.
I would say that the exfoliating beads are gentle enough to use every day or two, and added moisture can't be a bad thing, can it?
I think these cushions tend to retail at between £4 and £5, which is fairly good value for money as they would last you about a month, depending on how often you used them of course.
Neutrogena has been my favourite health & beauty brand for a long time now, and they have never really disappointed me with any of their products, and this is another that I've been pretty happy about, Neutrogena PureGlow Daily Cleansing Cushions.
I've previously bought two boxes of these before, and I got through them pretty quickly, but maybe that's because I used a cleansing cushion every night before I went to bed. Anyway, yesterday I visited my grandma, and she told me that she'd been to Boot's and was able to get a product for free because she'd spent a certain amount of money - or something like that anyway, she didn't really explain. Anyway, when she showed me that it was a box of these, I was really happy. I'd been meaning to buy some for a while and just kept forgetting everytime. She knew that I loved Neutrogena, and said that I could have them, so here they are at home with me right now :)
The cleansing cushions come in a small, deep orange coloured box, and on the front is a picture of a girl applying the cushion to her cheek. On the picture you can clearly see soap/foam liquid on her cheek, that has obviously come from the cleansing cushion. Beside the picture is the product name in large, white letters, with the classic 'Neutrogena' sign above it. Below the words 'daily cleansing cushions', in a white box, is a short description of what the product is for - 'For the fresh glow of a professional spa-facial'. Now there are two types of these cleansing cushions that you can buy. The first is for 'normal to combination skin', and the other is for 'dry and sensitive skin'. This box is for 'dry and sensitive skin', and that's the box I've always bought.
On the back of the box are directions for use (in several different languages, too) which are very straight-forward. On the side of the box it gives a little more information about the cleansing cushions and also what the two different sides of the cushion are for.
Inside the box sits a neatly-stacked pile of the little (or should I say rather big!) cleansing cushions, protected by a plastic wrapper, but with an opening so that the cleansing cushions are easy to take out. In each box, the number may vary, but in my particular box there are exactly 20 cushions. I buy my products from Boots usually, and when I've previously bought these from there, they cost £5.49. Now considering the amount of cleansing cushions per box, I think this is quite a high price, however if they work as well as they should then maybe this is a reasonable price.
When you feel one of the cleansing cushions, you immediately get a soapy feeling on your hands, but not so much that you want to go and wash your hands before you've even used one! This just shows that they do contain a reasonable amount of soap inside of them, which should mean they produce a good amount of foam when you cleanse your face. Just like the side of the packaging says, there are two different sides to the cushion. A beaded side to 'help cleanse deep down to help remove dirt and oil whilst its ultra-fine exfoliators sweep away dulling impurities', and a soft striped side to 'moisturise to replenish skin for a silky soft after-feel'. These two sides are easy to recognise. There is also an opening at the bottom of the cushion to place your fingers inside, to hold the cushion in place.
Firstly I ran the beaded side under warm water (once the water had heated up obviously - which took a while, since the water heater wasn't switched on, hehe, oops) for around three seconds, so that the beaded side was pretty damp but not too wet, otherwise the cushion would just get too soggy. Then I applied the cushion to my face. After a few circles over my cheeks, the white foam/soap liquid eventually started appearing from where I cleansed, however not as much came out as the picture on the packaging makes out, but usually that's the case with alot of products! Once I'd massaged the beaded side all over my face, and repeated, I ran the warm water again and this time put the soft, striped side of the cleansing cushion under the water for a little less than a second. Obviously it was already damp from the other side being wet, so I didn't want to make it soggy! Then I did then same as before, but using the soft side.
Once I'd finished (and had a white, foamy face), I threw away the cleansing cushion and dabbed off the foam with a towel. Perhaps washing it off with water would be better, but I've always used a towel to remove it instead as I find this removes it just fine.
Overall, my face feels alot fresher and definately cleaner. My skin does feel alot smoother, and I've found that when I use this before I go to bed, in the morning my skin does seem to have a tiny glow that perhaps wouldn't have been there if I hadn't used this. However, I can't be sure. One thing I would like to point out is the feeling when you use the beaded side of the cushion. Watch out for tender places on your face, such as the side and under your nose, as the sides of the cleansing cushion can actually feel a little sharp! But besides that, it definately makes your skin feel smoother, softer and fresher and it definately does a good job at cleansing your face! It removes dirt and makes your skin feel like it's glowing, so all in all I'm happy with this little box of cleansing cushions!
Neutrogena Pure Glow Cushions are an ideal quick daily cleansing solution. The blurb says they will make your skin glow, I cannot say I noticed that but I certainly feel as if my skin is clean and smooth. I buy the ones for dry and sensitive skin and you get 22 cleansing pads in the pack.
Neutrogena is one of the Johnson &Johnson brands which has long been a name we trust for skincare.
Each pad is promoted as a spa facial- achieving deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage and moisturising.
The pad has one side which is for cleansing and exfoliating and another side which is to moisturise and smooth your skin.
They are very quick and easy to use- you just slip your fingers into the "pouch" and run the cushion under warm water- the beaded side will foam and this is the side you use to deep cleanse and exfoliate your face. After you have cleansed, reverse the pad and use the striped side to moisturise and massage. End by rinsing your face with warm water. How simple is that?
I don't think is is any good for removing heavy make up - I use it more for when I don't have to do a major face clearance and just want a morning or night time quick simple routine. Girls you know those nights where you could easily not bother to cleanse, tone and moisturise?- then try this it is so simple- that it isn't a hassle.
Also they are easy to pack if you are going away for a few days- saves on carrying all kinds of treatments- but I would still take an additional moisturiser.
As my daughters & I are sticklers for cleansing our faces I'm always on the lookout for good quality facial cleansers at a good price so when I saw these on offer for £4.89 (BOGOF) I thought we could try them out.
Neutrogena seem to make some good products & with the ones I've used such as skin, hand & foot care I've not been disappointed but I won't be buying these cushions again unless I find them substantially cheaper!
They come in a nice yellow box which looks quite promising as there's a picture of a healthy-looking young woman with (of course) gorgeous skin. & a clear statement which claims to give 'the fresh glow of a professional spa-facial' - hmmmmm - not sure about that...
There are 22 cushions in each box & they're packed in cellophane but we did find that they dried out if not popped inside a polythene bag (as well) once opened.
They're called cushions but actually they're just like a thickish make-up pad only larger & thicker. The size is good though as seen in the photo. There's a flap which you pop your fingers into (about 3 fingers wide) & then you can use it as a small mitten.
It has 2 sides to it & I quote -
- 'side 1 - foaming beaded side helps cleanse deep down to help remove dirt & oil whilst its ultra-fine exfoliators sweep away dulling impurities'
- 'side 2 - soft striped side moisturises to replenish skin for a silky soft after-feel'
sounds great doesn't it?
We followed the clear instructions provided on the box but we all found the cushions a bit hard & scratchy & the results not as good as was made out.
Yes, the skin did look more clean I suppose.
Yes, there were impurities on the cushions after use.
But I don't think they are worth the price.
The smell isn't too pleasant - it's a bit like a fake tan producty smell or 'I've just deep-cleansed my face with Neutrogena' kind of smell - a bit citrusy & too strong for my liking.
You can buy them for sensitive skin as well as normal to combination but I think the fabric of the cushions is too scratchy for the face & obviously the less pressure you use the less effective they'll be?
I cringed when I looked at the ingredients as they all sound very chemical - sounding & I couldn't see any natural products listed on the box.
- in my opinion these are expensive deep-cleansing cushions.
- they don't smell very nice.
- they can dry up if you don't pop them into another bag (the cellophane one provided isn't very good).
- easy to use & do remove some impurities.
- we found them harsh to the skin.
- I wouldn't buy these again unless I found them substantially cheaper & then may persevere.
I'm mixed bout these. My new years res was to start looking after myself a bit more and I'm terrible for not following the old cleansing and toning bit of a beauty routine so I thought this year I would make that time. Well that was easier said than done as I work long hours so I went down to my local Superdrug and found these on special offer (BOGOF) the were £4.89.
~What you get~
They come in a yellow cardboard box, there are different ones to suit different skin types, I picked "dry and sensitive" as my face is so dry when the heating is on but they also do one for combination skin. inside in a plastic bag is about 22 pads, slightly larger that a cotton wool pad, one side it ribbed and the other has little bobbles on it, the pads design so you can pop you fingers in the middle.
~What they say~
Neutrogena claim that is designed to give the skin "illuminating results of a spa facial" and that "the range of cleansers brightens skin and leaves it glowing" and they claim it lets you "Experience the essential benefits of a spa facial at your fingertips" offering "deep cleansing, exfoliation, mousturisation and massage"
~How to use~
Basically you take all your make up off, wet your face, and the pad, use the bobble side in a circular motion so it lathers up. this is meant to cleanse and exfoliate. Then turn the pad around and use the ribbed side to sweep across the face, this moisturises and massages. Rinse with warm water
These were soo easy to use, and tidy I hate having a bathroom full of stuff so to have this neat little box. They smell of moisturiser and I guess a florally smell, like a moisturiser you would get from Marks and Spencer's - but it doesn't stay, and I actually liked the smell.
After using my skin felt really smooth and soft and its stayed like that, It felt "clean" almost like a constant tingle like I could feel the air on my face - a lovely feeling. My blackheads seem to be clearing up, but the one spot I did have seems to have left a red blemish so I will see how it goes maybe the exfoliating was too much for my skin?
Overall I was really pleased with the ease of use and feel of my skin afterwards. When the offer is not on it will cost 22p a pad, so I might investigate cheaper options and see how they fair, but these were definitely what I was after.
I'm going to give them a 4 for now - until i know whether this spot will scar
They are very convenient for travel and for nights when I'm dead tired and want something quick and easy to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate. They're not the most economical thing I've ever come across, so they're definitely something I use every now and then or for travel and not as my staple cleanser.
The exfoliating side is gentle yet effective, and leaves my skin feeling smooth, clean and refreshed, without any tightness or irritation. Nice to have, because when I travel, I don't usually have the time or products along to keep my skin as nicely exfoliated as I do when I'm at home.
The cloths are softer than other brands I've tried. Not much of a bargain since you only get 24 cloths per container
It is not the cheapest thing out there, but is far from the most expensive. Considering the results - I will absolutly continue to purchase this product!
Neutrogena PureGlow Daily Cleansing Cushions
When I had quite a few spots, I decided that I needed to change the way I dealt with my skin. I had a look in Boots and came across these. Neutrogena PureGlow Daily Cleansing Cushions. It was buy one, get one free at the time as I thought I was getting a good deal at £4.99. But did I? Let's find out.
* The Cushions *
There are different cushions for different types of skin. In the shops, I've seen Normal to Dry skin, Normal to Combination skin, Combination to Oily skin. They come in a box of 22. They are made by Neutrogena who are owned by Johnson & Johnson. The packaging comes in 5 different languages. English, German, Dutch, French and something that looks like Russian. It says on the packaging "Daily Cleansing Cushions for the fresh glow of a professional spa-facial." "The beaded side helps cleanse deep down to help remove dirt and oil whilst its ultra fine exfoliators sweep away dulling impurities. The soft striped side moisturises to replenish skin for a silky soft after-feel." You can keep these 12 months before they go off, well, lose some fragrance and effect. Don't throw these down the toilet as they block up the drains.
* The Testing *
I had read instructions. Something I don't always do but I wanted this to work and have clean skin like in the advert where Kristin Kreuk (who's known for playing Lana Lang/Luthor in Smallville) has the most perfect of skin. Okay, maybe I was kidding myself a bit but I was slightly young than I am now plus I wanted to have clean skin.
I opened the box and there they were, wrapped in a plastic bag. 22 perfect little cushions (covers as one side has a hole in them so you can put your fingers in it) that will make my face feel like it's had a spa-facial. One side has the beads on it and the other side the stripes. The fragrance, I would say, it isn't very strong at all. Smells like clean, slightly flowery soap. So I followed the direction of the box, I put my fingers into the cushion and placed the beaded side up under some warm water. Then the cushion foamed slightly and still didn't smell of much. I started to gently rub it all over my face and neck in circular motions. It felt sticky. Then I used the striped side to moisturise and massage. It still felt sticky. Then I rinsed it off thoroughly with some warm water. My face felt lovely and refreshed. It looks clean.
I was happy but after using this for about a week and half, I noticed yes, that my spots were starting to go but that it seemed to be some scarring where my spots were before, especially on my cheeks. It was like exfoliators were far too harsh for my skin even though they look harmless enough. For weeks after, I felt so conscious of my face more than I did when I had spots. A year later, the scarring has nearly gone with the help of Bio Oil and not using this product again.
* Overall Thoughts *
I was very disappointed with this product. It did exfoliate, cleanse and moisturise my skin, just gave me something else that I didn't want, scarring. Neutrogena does a lot of products for people with spots but I feel that they should put a warning on saying that people with any spots should be careful in using it as it may cause scarring. I only ended up using about 10-12 of these and I still have another box.
So definitely a waste of money for me but if you don't have spots, it's okay to use but still expensive if you do have that perfect skin (that I want, give it to me lol).
Neutrogena pureglow cushions come in varieties that cover all skin types, from oily, through combination skin, and on to dry skintypes. A name that we all know we can trust, neutrogena have always been a fore-runner in the field of cosmetics and skincare. So, mainly due to their reputation, i decided to give these a go.
Reading the box, it told me that it promises the " fresh glow of a professional spa facial". Sounded good, and as i have been searching for something to tackle my oily skin, i bought a packet at my local boots for £4.99.
upon opening the box, there was a plastic bag containing the cushions. There were 22 in the pack. They are around 3 inches in diameter, and have a hole in the centre for you to put your fingers into. The cushion itslef is dry, having been pre-treated with their secret formula. Very thin, they are definately not best described as cushions, but rather thin pads. They are dotted on one side, and ridged on the other.
directions for use -
slip fingers into the pocket, and place under warm water - i found that, as the treated material is all on the outside of the pad, it did not slip off your fingers, as can happen with other products i have used.
use the dotted side to cleanse and exfoliate - the beads of the pad are small enough that you are only getting gentle exfoliation, which means that it can be used everyday. too rough, and the process would damage the skin with prolonged use. I found that although it was mild, it was highly effective at cleansing the skin. i felt invigorated, and its definately a good way to wake yourself up in the morning!!
use the ridged side to moisturise and massage - The pad gives a rich creamy foam, which i thought had a mild smell. The foam really is absorbed quite well, and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water - I found that there was not a lot to rinse off, as by this stage you have massaged most of the product into the skin. the whole process takes about 3-4 minutes if done properly, and really gets the skin tingling.
What it says on the box -
" Reveal a fresh, spa quality glow when you cleanse. These easy to use replenishing cushions cleanse and moisturise skin for a soft, satiny smooth complexion. Experience the essential benefits of a spa facial at your fingertips - deep cleansing, exfoliation, moisturisation and massage"
" Clinically proven to give the same results as a professional spa facial"
High praise indeed, though they were not really going to say it was anything but the best, now, were they? However i found that they are for once telling us the truth. Quick and easy, they do give you a portion of all the things that you get in the salon, during a facial. Obviously, you are not getting the relaxation involved with a spa, and it is never going to replace that for me. But you do get a very good result for a 'home job'.
I have been using them for two weeks now, every morning when i get up. I have noticed a real improvement in the texture of my skin. It feels softer, and smoother, and i feel fresher in the mornings. I was very prone to oily patches on the skin, and i think that this has been helped, though anyone who shares my problem knows that this can be very hard to deal with completely. However i am happy with the results that i have got from pureglow.
They are not the cheapest out there, at just shy of a fiver for 22. But if you use them daily, that only works out at about 23p per day. Reasonable enough for a spa facial, isn't it? The product is high quality, too. The pad is good and tough, so it will not rip on you. So all in all you get a good deal for your money. Though much more important than this is the results that you get. I would pay a lot more for this because it works for me ( but i dont tell neutrogena that ;).
In a world that is increasingly full of quick fixes, it is becoming harder to pick out the good from the bad. However i think that i have stumbled across a real gem here. A real change from the usual poor products that are out there, i think that i may well have found a method that i will continue to use in the long term. As long as it keeps giving me these results anyway. Thanks for your time, and if you get the chance, give these a go. You might get stuck behind me in the que though. I'll be the one with the great skin!!!! G
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