This was another pleasant find for me from the Aveeno Positivity Radiant product line. Each tub of pre-moisten pads cost $13.99 CAD at Shoppers Drug Mart and since it is a drug store product, they go on sale quite often.
These cotton pads are huge at 8 cm diameters. One side is a regular cleansing pad that is smooth and used for washing and removing makeup and dirt. The second side is textured with little pixels for exfoliating. The exfoliating side is very gentle and can be used everyday if necessary. The pads are not only moisten but very very wet. Even after effectively cleaning my face, the pad is still soaked. The moisturized pads contain skin conditioning cleansers and soy extracts, typical of the Positively Radiant line. These are oil-free, soap-free, noncomedogenic and hypallergenic. To prevent my pads from drying out, I keep the tub upside down.These pads lather up generously, leaving my face soft and doesn’t dry out my skin. Generally, I find the size of pad almost too large, so I cut them in half and find that sufficient in cleaning my face, my neck and the back of my ears.
I think that these are efficient for light to medium cleansing because I do have quite a bit of makeup residue left when I am wearing a full face of makeup with foundation. Although I do like that it removes my eye makeup quite cleanly, I find foundation would need a second round of cleansing and a toner afterwards. If I do want to use the pad for a cleaning a full face of makeup without cleansing for a second time, I would need the full size 8 cm pad and use a toner after. If I am bare faced or wearing little makeup without foundation a half sized pad cleans well. After using these for several occasions with various amount of makeup, I prefer to use these in the morning when I am bare faced and wearing zero makeup. because I like to use a regular cleanser for removing makeup. I also like to use these to lightly exfoliate in between the days I use a scrub.
The price is fair for a drug store product but it is not as price economical as the regular Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser. Depending on how you decide to use the pads, it can be a little bit expensive or very cheap. The cleanser cost about $10.00 CAD for 200mL and can last me about 3-4 months. The cleansing pads cost $13.99 per tub or about $0.50 per pad. If I use it everyday twice a day, I would use it up within two weeks. To make my dollars stretch, I cut my pads into half creating 56 pads and only use it about 3-4 times a week once a day, which should last me about two months.
Although I do like the Positively Radiant Cleanser better, I like these cleansing pads because they are relatively inexpensive and they clean and exfoliate my skin well enough when I am wearing little to no makeup. The light cleansing pads feel very nice and gentle on my skin and the fragrance is pleasant. I think these are also handy to have around especially, during those lazy early mornings or late nights when I am just too lazy and tired to cleanse properly. They are also useful for removing makeup mistakes. I will probably buy another tub of these when I run out as a stand by cleanser for the above reasons.