New blackhead-busting pads for Neutrogena Wave
Remember the Neutrogena Wave? The battery-powered cleaning machine is a bit like a more affordable, lower-tech version of the Clarisonic; the deep cleansing device there's been such a 'buzz' about since it landed on our shores from the States last month.
Well now the Wave has stepped up its game with a new range of 'cushions' to pop on the end of the gadget. Its new blackhead elminating pads stick easily on to the device just like the standard ones do, but they deliver a 'blackhead fighting ingredient' deep into the skin's pores to ensure a clear complexion.
No longer being in the first flushes of youth, I had to wait quite a while for a spot to emerge so I could put this product thoroughly through its paces. Never before had I so eagerly awaited a zit! But my body soon obliged and I headed for the bathroom tooled-up and ready to scrub.
Read on for my review
I was given a refill of the blackhead eliminating pads, which have a suitibly spotty complexion themselves. Otherwise, they look just like the normal sort, and can be easily identified for bad skin days.
I set to work on the problem area, working the device over the spot and surrounding skin after moistening the pad in running water. The pad foamed up nicely, working the cleaning bubbles into my cheek. I could feel more of a tingling sensation than I'd get with the standard pads, which made me feel that something was working.
I kept up this cleaning regime for 3 or 4 days and at the end of this my spot was a mere dot compared to its former red and angry glory. It's hard to be sure that its demise was entirely related to my Wave regime, but once I get an attack of the zits, I'm usually stuck with it for a whole week. My skin definitely felt cleaner, and because the formula isn't too harsh, it didn't feel dried out after use.
If you suffer from regular breakouts of spots, I'd consider the Wave's new pads to be a useful tool to have in your arsenal of skincare products. You get 30 pads in a pack, so unless you're fighting the little blighters every single day, that should last you at least 3-4 months - particularly if you alternate them with the standard pads that come with the Wave.
The Neutrogena Wave is £12.99 at Boots