What is it?

Max Complexion Correction Pads from Peter Thomas Roth.

What does it do?

According to Sephora they are “exclusively formulated to cleanse skin, clear up blackheads, refine pores, and reduce the appearance of fine lines”. It is recommended to use them after cleansing skin once daily building up to 2-3 times daily.

My Experience

I got these complexion pads after a friend of mine from Sephora used them on me for my custom makeover! I told her I wanted to grow my skincare collection and I wanted to start making it a priority. Somehow I ended up getting a whole lot of makeup and not as much skincare as I had originally planned! But I ended up with these, and based off their description  I was eager to give them a whirl!

The product claimed to fix a lot of the skincare problems I was facing and I hoped it would be my one-step fix! I wasn’t sure how frequently to use the pads, but I tried to use them a few times a week. The pads said they were “cleansing” but I wasn’t going to remove makeup with them given their size and price point. The pads had a scent which sometimes was a little too strong and burned my nostrils (like rubbing alcohol). I could tell the pads were both cleansing and removing excess oils and I would be surprised to see how much residue was left even after washing my face!

Yay or Nay?

Personally, I didn’t see the results it claimed to give me on the packaging. I didn’t see a decline in my complexion’s appearance but I also didn’t see any huge improvements either. As someone with dry skin, acne pop-ups, and deeper-than-I-would-prefer forehead wrinkles I was hoping that this was going to be my go-to complexion pad to solve all my problems. The benefits may be more evident for those who experience more extreme symptoms than I do. Or perhaps I needed to use the pads day and night. However, I don’t think this is something I would consider re-purchasing.