Usually when I have a new obsession, you guys hella know about it, because I don’t stop rabbiting on across my various channels (sorry about that…). But I haven’t widely talked about this one, for no particular reason apart from being a little lazy/busy with non-blog life recently. So let me introduce one of the sneakiest little gems that found it’s way into my skincare heart: the C200 Bubble Peeling Pad by Wish Formula.
This product was gifted to me by B2 Link for testing and feedback purposes for the company. This does not affect my review.
Ummm what is a “Bubble Peeling Pad”?
A “dual peeling system with fermented peeling pad and solution removes skin impurities and dead cells”.
The product claims to work as “professional spa program (facial peel + vitamin treatment)”.
So in basic gal terms, it’s a small sponge type pad that you use to cleanse and exfoliate your face. It’s for one time use (although the sponge can be kept and reused), and it’s supposed to help with moisturizing, antioxidation, cell revitalizing, brightening, and nourishing. Quite tall orders!
How to use:
1.Start with a cleansed, damp face.
2. After removing the pad from the package, squeeze it so it bubbles and foams up.
3. Rub your face with the textured side of the pad for 1 minute, massaging in the foam.
4. After the exfoliation, flip the pad over the finger band and use the soft side. Gently pat and massage skin with this side, before rinsing everything off.
They suggest to only use the soft side if you have sensitive skin.
Amount of product: 15ml of product plus 1 pad
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Lactic Acid, Cocamide DEA, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Dipropylene Glycol, 3-o-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Lactobacillus/Olive Leaf Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Peppermint Leaf Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Clover Flower Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglutamic Acid, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/leaf/stem Extract, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, DMDM Hydantoin, Parfume
Okay so a few things to talk about here. Obviously lactic and glycolic acid, or AHAs as they’re known, are good for skin smoothing. However I’m not sure as to how effective they are in a wash off product like this. I’m always sceptical about how AHAs can work their magic when you’re washing them straight off. Anyway, they’re there! As is Vitamin C derivative, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, which the packaging claims should help with antioxidation.
Then of course we have the fermented extracts, very popular in Korea, with potentially anti-aging, brightening, and naturally moisturizing elements.
Lastly, we should talk about a couple of red flags that came up on cosdna: Cocamide DEA and DMDM Hyantoin. Cocamide DEA is an ingredient that whilst is FDA approved, has been shown in some studies to be potentially carcinogenic when used in certain amounts over time. As I don’t use the pads supeerrrr regularly, as well as the fact that this is a wash off product, I’m not concerned, but totally a personal choice.
DMDM Hyantoin is a preservative that is widely used in cosmetics, but studies have shown evidence to suggest it can be an irritant. Personally, I’ve had no issues (and haven’t read any from others who’ve used the pad), but again, it comes down to personal skin conditions and choices.
The product is extremely easy to use. Whip it out the packet, and use as directed. Bubble it up, massage damp face for 5 minutes, flip it over, pat face for a couple minutes, then rinse off.
It literally takes less than five minutes, and can be used in your cleansing routine/in the shower. It’s ultra convenient.
The brightening and smoothing totally took me by surprise the first time I used it. It didn’t feel like I was really doing anything except cleansing my face. Buuuuut the results- damn girl, this is no ordinary cleansing situation.
Firstly, the smoothness of my skin is really fantastic, and definitely a noticeable after-effect. Can’t stop stroking my cheek.
But the big thing for me is the brightening. Sooo good. My face is glowing after, and we’re always after that chok chok glow right?
The ease and results of the product make it a total winner for me. I also really like how, after rinsing out, the sponge can be kept and reused (although I don’t keep it for too long, for hygiene reasons in my wet, super humid, bathroom-unfortunately a breeding ground for bacteria and mold). I reckon the sponge is a game changer because even when I use it with a regular cleanser, I still notice some level of brightening and smoothing.
The product itself is a little pricey, at $7 a pop. Howeverrrr I keep these pads in my ‘special collection’ for use before a night out or event. It’s perfect for an instant skin pick me up, and also helps with flawless makeup application. Because I only use them for special occasions, they’re worth every penny for me, particularly because, like I said, the sponge can be reused.
I was really pleasantly surprised by this product, and will most definitely continue to keep them in my stash for special use. See my Instagram @skinfullofseoul for a full demo!
Where to buy
In Korea I’m pretty sure these are available in drugstores like Olive Young, and are definitely available on Coupang. For those of you in the US you can buy them on Amazon (I gain nothing financially from this link). For the UK I can’t find any UK-based stores that sell it unfortunately. However I have seen the product available on Jolse, SKINiD (Sweden), and Nudie Glow (Australia), all with international shipping available I believe.
Now I can’t wait to try the body version!