Time to clear some room out of your drugstore beauty arsenal. The brand responsible for absorbing your tears and sniffles is getting in on the skincare game. Unexpected but true, Kleenex has just launched its own exfoliating cleansing pads. It's actually a natural progression for the brand if you think about it. Last year, Kleenex branched out from its nationally beloved tissues to create a line of facial care products: face wipes ($10), eye makeup remover pads ($10), blotting sheets ($4), and more. The brand's exfoliating pads are stepping its skincare range up a notch, and we are very intrigued.
Kleenex's new exfoliating cushions cost $10 and come with 12 disposable pads, all neatly tucked in a reusable dispenser. The product is built to offer both cleansing action and physical exfoliation. Here's how it works: Each circular pad is filled with cleanser, and when you wet the product with regular tap water, the cleanser foams up. One side of the pad is covered in small blue circles, creating a "scrubby texture" that gently exfoliates the skin while removing any leftover makeup and dirt. The other side features tiny bumps that buff the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. After using both sides, you simply toss the pad. Sound interesting?
Keep scrolling to find out whether or not you should try Kleenex's new exfoliating product.
There are pros and cons to Kleenex's new product. Let's start with the pros: Because the pads are so convenient, they provide a great way for low-maintenance beauty girls to get in their exfoliation. Kleenex recommends using the product two or three times a week. (We suggest using it after cleanser and toner, but before any serums or moisturizer.) So far, users of the product have praised its gentle but effective exfoliating action. They also love how easy it is to use and that it works both to cleanse and polish the face.
There are some minor drawbacks to the product. First, it's definitely not low-waste. The pads are not reusable, so you have to throw them out after each use and buy a new refill package ($5) every time you run out. The pads also don't offer any chemical exfoliation, which might appeal to some but not to others. (If you are looking for chemical exfoliation, try The Magic Pads Glycolic Acid Pads, $19).
But if you're not a fan of cumbersome face scrubs or masks, Kleenex could be a great option (especially for those on a budget)!
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