Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads ($34) is the first product I’ve used from Arcona and the results have been fantastic. I’m 35 and have had oily and acne prone skin since my teen years. Even though the majority of my acne problems have subsided other than the occasional breakout, my skin remains extremely oily with some areas of redness. Now that my focus is on anti-aging, I’ve been trying to find products that not only help control my oily skin, but also help reduce the signs of aging and are gentle on my skin.
As far as my skincare routine is concerned, I tend to keep it simple. I use Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38) to cleanse my skin first. To tone and exfoliate, I would normally use the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads ($36), but replaced them with the Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads. After that I apply either the Algenist Firming and Lifting Cream ($94) for day or the Dr. Brandt DNA Cream ($130) for night along with Lancome Renergie Lift Multi-Action Eye ($78).
The Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads have been the perfect combination to help combat oil, reduce pore size, control breakouts, and tone my skin. I had been using Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads for a couple of years prior to using these pads by Arcona and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the results from them. Another benefit I’ve found when using the Raspberry Clarifying Pads is that they also help to calm the redness in my skin, which I’m very thankful for.
The Arcona Raspberry Clarifying Pads have been a wonderful addition to my skincare routine and I actually prefer them to the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads. One thing to note is that the Arcona pads do have a slightly strong smell (comparable to the PTR pads), but after using them for a couple of days the scent was no bother to me. I recommend this product.