That’s Incredi-Peel Spa-Strength Glycolic Resurfacing Pads
Exfoliation is hands-down one of the best things you can do to maintain the look and feel of younger skin, but Bliss' That's Incredi-Peel Spa-Strength Glycolic Resurfacing Pads are not the best way to get this skincare benefit.
The clever packaging has these wipes in a box with each pad individually sealed in a foil pouch. That means that the beneficial ingredients contained within are protected from light and air until it's time to use the product.
As for the pads themselves, they're made of a soft cloth-like material and saturated (but not over-saturated) in a solution that includes superstar exfoliant glycolic acid in a 10% concentration at a pH that allows for exfoliation, alongside some skin-soothing ingredients.
If Bliss had stopped there, we'd say these pads are a convenient way to get the benefits of glycolic acid in extremely portable packaging. But the formula also includes potentially irritating ingredients such as witch hazel water and orange flower water. The witch hazel water might temporarily make skin feel "tightened," but that's not an actual benefit, it's the result of the skin-constricting tannins and alcohol contained within.
There are many superior glycolic acid products on the market that are far gentler to skin. You'll find them on our list of Best AHA Exfoliants.
- Clever packaging ensures beneficial ingredients are protected from light and air.
- Formula includes glycolic acid alongside skin-soothing ingredients.
- Contains irritating witch hazel water and orange flower water.
- Expensive for a daily-use product (you'd be replacing this every two weeks).
The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.
Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Bliss's iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Bliss's biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Bliss's offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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