May 8, 2012

Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads - pics, review

Hello, Beautiful!

Last month I shared with you the Arcona Mandarin Brightening Peel, which I loved and still love using. In this post I'll share you with you their Raspberry Clarifying Pads. Arcona's Raspberry Clarifying Pads are fantastic - they smell great and do good things for my skin.

Check out my pics, swatches, stats, and review... click on pics to view them larger.

Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads

Basic Stats for Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads:
Formula: liquid soaked pads
Cost/Availability: $32.00 (45 pads full size). Available on the Arcona website.
Packaging: rounded jar with twist-off lid
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Kisses

Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads Info & Review:
Powerful blemish-reducing toner in a convenient cotton pad which helps clear congested skin and prevent stubborn breakouts and the formation of comedones. Dissolves skin impurities and gently exfoliates with salicylic acid. Cleanses and reduces enlarged pores with naturally antiseptic witch hazel. Combats breakouts with totara and tea tree extracts. Protect and clarify skin with antimicrobial raspberry extract, containing high concentrations of vitamins, phytonutrients and flavonoids.

First, I have to comment on the scent of these pads; they smell like raspberries - which is refreshing when so many skincare products can have an off/non-pleasant scent. Of course there is a toner like smell too, but mostly raspberry scented. But besides the scent, do they work? Absolutely! At least for me they do. You can use these morning and/or night, and you don't even need to use them on a daily basis if you don't want to. I don't use these every single day but still benefit from them when I do pull them out. When my breakouts start up (that time of the month), this is a great product to use morning and night to help them stay under control and disappear faster.

Each pad is soaked with product, so you have more than enough to do your entire face and neck. Unlike some toners, there is no irritation to my face when using these. No stinging or burning. They just feel refreshing and after my face feels really clean and to me, my face even feels softer.

Overall, I really like these pads. They would make a great addition to your skincare routine if you have problematic skin (or just want an extra helper if you have time-of-the-month breakouts).

Now let me know what you think...
What do you think of these pads? Have you tried them or are they on your wish list? Discuss in the comments below.


  1. I just discovered this brand. These pads are amazing. All their products seem to do wonders on my skin!!

  2. Jackie here! I have a question for you regarding your blog. Please contact me when you get a chance. jclarkmca[at]gmail[dot]com


  3. Sounds great; I will have to check it out. BTW, glad to see you back. Hope all is well, Crystal!

  4. i want to try them! i have like a face pads addiction, love to use them :D

  5. @ Jackie: Please feel free to email me any time. My contact info is listed at the top under "About Crystal"

    @ Isis04: Thanks for the welcome back! Things are still pretty hectic here actually, but I'm trying to look at the bright side and get life back on track. Slowly getting there... lots of craziness going on but it will all work out in the end. Thanks again sweetie!

  6. Beautiful blog Crystal! The smell does sound appealing so i just might look for it and buy.

  7. Great review, these sound pretty worth buying!

  8. I want to try it! nice post :)
    I'm your new follower :)


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