I Thought These ACV Wipes Would Burn My Skin Off, but Here's What Actually Happened
Yes, it has a pungent smell — let's just get that out of the way. But before you knock apple cider vinegar pads for, well, having apple cider vinegar (which has a punchy, sour scent) in them, consider how much they can completely brighten your complexion.
From the beginning, I was sceptical about using Volition Apple Cider Vinegar Resurfacing Peel Pads. Aside from my wariness of its fragrance, I have sensitive skin, and to me, the combo of the phrases "apple cider vinegar" and "peel pads" screamed, "This will burn your skin off." You can imagine my surprise when I read the brand's claims that it would actually hydrate, and that — along with the promise of balanced skin — is what prompted me to try it out.
I cleansed my face and patted it dry before ripping open the single packet that contained the pad. I slipped my fingers into the peel pad's sleeve and began sweeping it across my face. On the first night I tested it, I felt a slight tingle along my cheeks and temples, which was comparable to the way my skin feels when I use any other peel that contains exfoliating AHAs and glycolic acid. That tingle started to subside a week later during the third time I used it, and by that point, my skin was already noticeably smoother.
I've been using these pads for three weeks, and my skin — and nose — have acclimated to the pads, which is a great thing considering how it's changed my skin. My complexion is brighter, and my skin feels tighter and silky smooth. See the magical pads ahead.