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Stridex Maximum Pads
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Stridex Maximum Pads

BY STRIDEX #18 in Acne Treatments

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars42%
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  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star5%
3.97 / 5 based on 2,490 Reviews

Product Description

Stridex Maximum Pads have the highest level of acne-fighting medicine allowed (2% salicylic acid) without a prescription, and are recommended for cases of moderate acne. Maximum Pads contain effective skin cleansers that work to remove dirt, oil, sweat and other impurities from the surface of the skin, penetrate to unclog pores, and dissolve deep down oil. They even remove impurities that soaps and face washes leave behind…just look at the pad for proof. They also help prevent new pimples from forming. Each pad is specially textured for great cleansing with a great feel whether you want scrubbing or smooth, soft application.

All Stridex pad formulas are completely alcohol-free, so you get proven acne-fighting effectiveness without the skin-irritating burn. The drying, irritating effects of alcohol on skin are well understood…years ago Stridex determined that alcohol was unnecessary in its pad formulations. Typical acne pads can contain 25-40% alcohol…the resulting redness and irritation can be a bigger nuisance than the problem you are trying to solve.

Use after washing your face in the morning or during the day for a quick clean-up.

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  • I heard this really works, I'm afraid it'll be to harsh s...4 Answers
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Stridex Maximum Pads
Stridex Maximum Pads
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  • "I personally use the Stridex pads with the red box- I apply on face and back every night and see results by the next morning." in 5 reviews
Emily E.
Cincinnati, OH
108 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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After a lot of time on reddit I have discovered the pros of chemical exfoliants vs physical exfoliants. I decided to try this one out before I splurged and bought a more expensive one just to see what the hype was about. I personally have pretty dry, dehydrated skin. This in combination with the rest of my routine really works out for me. My skin hasn’t been flaky in weeks, and my makeup sits on my face BEAUTIFULLY. I used to not be able to wear any foundation at all because of my dry patches. Now my skin is the best it’s ever been. My tip would be to make sure you really moisturize well afterwards. Chemical exfoliants can be kind of harsh on your skin so you want to make sure you’re kind to it and really give it some moisture back. I don’t really have anything bad to say. I will definitely be repurchasing.
Folu A.
17 reviews
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Wow wow wowww, this product is absolutely magic. I’m one of those lucky people who always had great skin without trying, until I hit my mid-twenties and the stress of a family emergency made me break out in deep, painful cysts and whiteheads on every inch of my face. It took months for me to calm my skin down and this product has helped to keep my skin clear. The acid exfoliation gets grime out of my pores and smooths my skin without stripping it down, like some physical exfoliants do. Definitely one of the best skincare products available at a drugstore
Kayla  P.
Spokane, WA
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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These wipes irritated my skin a lot when I first started using them and made my face very red. When I used them, I would have to wipe my face and then rinse immediately in order to avoid the burning sensations. My brother uses the same product but loves it and his acne stays under control fairly well. It is drying for me, but I would think it depends on your skin type. I have very sensitive skin so it didn’t work well for me but a person with non-sensitive skin (such as my brother) May enjoy it.
Hailey D.
Abbottstown , PA
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Honestly when I got this as a gift from my sister I was like what the heck..because I couldn’t believe I’d never heard of this and had no idea what it was. But I’m on my last few pads and about to repurchase. My sister explained how she thought it brought out the red in her complexion however I didn’t have that experience. Besides it’s worth it to me to have clearer skin. I use it before bed and it gets the makeup deep in my pores out which is a bonus. But my favorite part is the refreshing feel of my skin and slight tingling after using it.
Matt R.
Cape May Ch, NJ
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is one strong product, I definitely don’t recommend it to people with dry skin. I personally have very oily skin and I like to use these wipes every other day because more than that would just irritate my skin. I do like them though, it gets out all the extra things you missed while cleaning your face and really ensures your face is clean. I do have a problem with feeling a residue every time I use them that I need to wash off sometimes if it’s just too much.
Allie S.
Roanoke, VA
145 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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I use these sparingly because they dry my skin out very badly if used more than two days in a row. I keep these because they help tremendously if I’m breaking out really badly - I will remove makeup and wash my face, then use one of these pads and a spot treatment and typically the next day I will see a change in the acne. It can be extremely drying and irritating to my skin though, I have to be very careful with how often I use them.
Kaitlynn V.
33 reviews
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I use this product every single night. I wash my face with a cleanser, let dry, use this product on my face, chest and shoulders! (this is how great it is, it doesn’t dry your skin out anywhere!!!) and top with moisturizer once it dries. I make my boyfriend take them to work (he works in construction) and he can clean his face with these periodically through the day to prevent dirt from clogging his pores. His skin looks awesome! Highly recommend these
Mariah K.
270 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
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These pads are STRONG y'all. Like eyes watering, nostrils stinging strong. But they WORK. Do NOT use these on the daily as they severely dry out skin, but obviously that's why they're working so well. I like to use one for a day or two (once a day) just when I have a breakout and only on the problem area and it always clears things up well! Just be warned if you already have dry skin this may not be the product for you.
Rachel G.
San Jose, CA
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I recommend these to everyone. They are super cheap, pH balanced, and WORK. I’ve never had a need to buy more expensive bha pads since using these. How to use - clean skin, apply before anything else, and wait 20 minutes before applying anything else on top. You can also use a charcoal mask after (I like origins) and then rinse off and then oil cleanse and grits will be coming out of your pores like crazy.
Miss C.
Nashville
16 reviews
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Really, stridex pads are a no-gimmick ‘you-get-what’s-on-the-box’ BHA pads. I love them. I don’t use them as much as I used to, but really there’s nothing to complain about except it’s difficult to figure out application routines and perhaps they could be stronger. They never stung or burned my sensitive skin, unless I was particularly and dreadfully dry due to another product. I even like to use them on other parts of my body that suffer from acne or bumps.
Jeannine B.
Kendall Park , NJ
279 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Has this product dried out your skin ?
Alicia M.
Trimble, OH
19 reviews
How often do u use it and does it dry ur face out
Michelle L.
Los Angeles, CA
41 reviews
I heard this really works, I'm afraid it'll be to harsh since it's a chemical toner. Would anyone recommend this if I only have a few pimples?
Minley L.
Wylie, TX
4 reviews
Do these actually work for anyone?
Christina L.
10 reviews
How long did it take for you to notice the product was working? Is it worth the investment?

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