29 by Lydia Mondavi Replenishing Toner and Pore Purifying Treatment Pads

Normally my skin is pretty reliable. It doesn’t freak out, and it generally is pretty easy to maintain. I say ‘normally’ because this summer it kind of freaked out a bit. Between the humidity and city grime, dealing with a major amount of stress in city life, and a diet that was less organic and more empanada, things got rocky for a while. Thankfully this was also the time that these treatment pads came into my life. One swipe of these before bed after cleansing my skin, and any breakouts were either avoided or healed insanely fast.

Enriched with essential oils, botanicals and nutrients such as rose water, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, white tea, aloe and pomegranate, these pads leave the skin feeling nourished and protected from free radical damage. They clean out the gunk, and help minimize the size of pores.

The directions say to use these in the morning and evening after a cleanser, although I only used them at night before bed. I found the pads stuck together a bit, so I used a clean pair of tweezers to help pull out a new one each time. I love these because you can see the filth removed from your pores, and they were also cooling and refreshing — no harsh stinging with these.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.