Our Rating: 5 stars

I had just come in from a long night of laughs, good company and loud music. Completely exhausted, I hopped into my bed and before I could get relaxed I looked in the mirror and saw a more flawless than usual face (Beyoncé who?). Just when I was about to huff at the thought of washing my face, I realized that my never-before-used Arcona Triad Pads ($30) were only a reach away. It was the perfect opportunity to try them out! According to the packaging, the product can be used to cleanse, tone and remove makeup.

Upon unscrewing the lid, I was greeted by a pleasant (and strong) cranberry scent – which I later noticed has the tendency to linger. I took one of the pads and gave it one good swipe across my forehead and immediately saw my natural face peeking through. The pads were soft and had more than enough product on them. While the product had no problem removing my foundation and blush, it was a fight to remove my mascara and eyeliner. Two pads and a couple of stings – yes, stings! – later, these pads had removed most of my eyeliner and mascara.

To remove the rest of my eye makeup, I pulled out my usual makeup remover wipes by Neutrogena. My eyes were instantly soothed and free of makeup within seconds. Needless to say, I do not recommend using Arcona Triad Pads to remove eye makeup; however, I do recommend them for a quick, refreshing cleanse or as purely a toner solution after cleansing.

They’re perfect for the nights when I am makeup free and not feeling up to giving my face a full wash. I normally wash my face in the morning and right before I go to bed at night, but for an entire week, I only washed my face in the morning and used the Triad Pads at night. My pores remained tight and unclogged and I was breakout free. My favorite thing about these pads is that they are moisturizing – so moisturizing that I do not need to layer on a moisturizer afterward.

I will definitely be adding this to my skincare arsenal and recommend then to anyone looking for a quick and efficient way to refresh.

Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Rice Milk, Sodium Lactate, Cranberry, White Tea, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vitamin E, Citric Acid., Benzyl Alcohol, And 100% Pure Essential Oils