For a little less than the last fifty days, I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Spa Natural Facial Cleansing Pads. I say fifty because it comes 50 per pack and I aimed to use it once daily before bed but some days I went a little crazy and used two (I’m a rebel!). Anyway, I stumbled across these pads while shopping for some of my most coveted Trader Joe’s products (see the Brownie Truffle Mix and the Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner).
I don’t know if any of you have experienced more consistent forehead breakouts after you began using more oils (and heavier ones) in your hair care regimen. For me that has definitely been the case and I had to do something to curb the increasing amount of pimples and blackheads that started to creep onto my face. No bueno.
The primary ingredient in the pads is witch hazel which has a variety of topical uses. Witch hazel is an effective natural astringent that helps mitigate acne, psoriasis and eczema. Not too shabby! In my experience with the product, I enjoyed it and didn’t observe any breakouts despite my regular use of oils on my hair and scalp. The muddy color of these pads post use was an indication that they did their job pretty well. Yeah, it ‘s gross but true!
I will warn you, these pads do have a quite a bit of zing to them so be careful around your eyes. I think it even made my nose hairs quiver a bit when I got too close on a few occasions. Lesson learned! Now that I’m out, I’m tempted to run a little experiment and not re-purchase for a little while and observe any changes in my complexion in the coming weeks. But then again, I don’t know if I’m up for the challenge.
Have you tried them? What do you think?