As someone who has oily skin, lives in a hot and humid climate, and wears a good amount of makeup almost everyday, I often find myself at the losing end when it comes to battling clogged pores and build up under the skin surface. Thus, I will take any oily skin tips! I do take pride in my skincare regimen for oily skin, such as my discipline to not fall asleep with makeup on and I do, in my opinion, cleanse my skin pretty well at the end of the day using my micellar water, cleanser and my Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System.
About the Stridex Maximum Strength Pads
These are facial cleansing pads that help to remove oil, dirt and grim. Salicylic acid helps to cleanse pores by breaking down sebum clogs that block them. I have not tried salicylic acid before but really wanted to as I have read that it is able to penetrate oils better, thus making it more effective for oily skin.
Side note, I have been using La Roche Posay’s Effaclear Duo but I realised that the tiny bumps under the surface of my skin haven’t been improving so I decided to try something else!
How I use the Stridex Maximum Strength Pads
My thoughts on the Stridex Maximum Strength Pads
These pads do not contain alcohol, which is a great plus! I am really shocked to see how many skin care products contain alcohol as it can irritate the skin, dry out the skin surface and break down the skin’s protective barrier. This, however, does contain fragrance and menthol, which are potential irritants to the skin. Thus, I highly recommend not leaving this on the skin overnight and washing it off after 5-10 minutes.
Here is the ingredient list:
Active ingredient: salicylic acid with acne medication.
Inactive ingredients : ammonium lauryl sulfate, ammonium xylenesulfonate, citric acid, DMDM hydantoin, fragrance, menthol, PPG-5-ceteth-20, purified water, simethicone, sodium borate, tetrasodium EDTA
As this does have the potential to dry out the skin, I think I will be sticking to using this every alternate night instead. I doubt I will leave it on my skin for the night and will stick to rinsing to off after 5-10 minutes to prevent any potential irritation. If I decide to change the routine or if I notice any updates on my skin, I will update this post!
My Overall Thoughts
This is definitely going into my list of holy grail skincare products and I am glad that I decided to try it out. I do recommend this if you are struggling with the pursuit of clear skin, or are searching for acne remedies or acne care products. This is going into my list of top acne products and the best part is that is it really affordable considering it contains salicylic acid without alcohol.
Have you tried these Stridex Maximum Strength Pads? Do let me know if you plan to get it!