I'm here with a review of a product called Joey New York Polynesian Coconut Water Beauty Pads.
This product is described as a "serum, Light Peel, Glow Nighttime Treatment" that is made with "young green coconut water from the wet tropics." I couldn't find a lot of information about these on the internet (read: almost none when I checked a week ago), but I have used them.
This is the packaging. A simple orange and white paper box with instructions in English, French, and Spanish. Here is what the box says about the brightening pads (in case you can't read it).
Instantly regain younger looking skin overnight with these gentle soft peeling and brightening pads. This exotic blend of coconut water from the Polynesian tropics combined with carefully extracted natural fruit acids will instantly minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, large pores, and dull, uneven skin tone as essential vitamins and minerals will activate cell regeneration while you sleep. This treatment is best absorbed and delivered to the lower layers of the skin when the body is at rest. Wake up every morning with a radiant tropical glow and beautiful healthy skin.
I found it for around $30 on Amazon, and $32 on Sears. The container comes with 60 pads which would be about a two month supply. The pads are thin cotton circles soaked in the formula. Very thin and easy to take out (no problems sticking together). It has a very light smell, almost unnoticeable, which is great because I don't like having a lot of different scents on, especially on my face.
(blurry photo, ack! sorry)
Overall, this is very hassle-free! By the time I get to my nightly routine, I'm dragging my feet after classes and/or work and other random stuff, so the last thing that I want to do is sit and pat a million different moisturizers and toners onto my face, but I still want to be able to take care of my skin. Here's what I have been doing for the past week (I wanted to give the product a week to notice any differences):
1. Wash face! I use Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin daily Pore Scrub every day, but once a week I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub for normal skin, followed by Olay Acne Control Face Wash. Pat dry and stuff.
2. Wipe face with a cotton ball soaked with Olay oil minimizing toner. Let air dry.
3. Wipe face with a pad of the Joey New York Coconut Water Beauty Pads. Let air dry.
4. Moisturize with Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.
So, only four steps and I'm done for the night! Nice and easy.
Onto the beauty pads: So far, so good! I don't have wrinkles or lines so I can't say anything about the effect on that. But it does seem to have evened out my skin tone a little bit since I started using it! (Without using any masks or treatments). My pores don't seem that much different, unfortunately, but I might just not notice because they're on me. Also, after you wipe down your face with the beauty pad it dries quickly so your face isn't left feeling wet or greasy, which is a nice plus.
Overall, I like this product! I'll keep using it in my nightly routine and maybe give an update about it at the end of the month.
Next up: A review on a bunch of Burt's Bees products that showed up in my mailbox today!
(This product was sent to me for review. All links in this post are NOT affiliate links, just links (mostly from Amazon) that I pulled off of Google in case you guys wanted to see what I was using.)