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Along with inspiring our pink summer wardrobe and earning mad respect (as well as mad cash) as the on-screen (and real-life) embodiment of Barbie, Margot Robbie has given us the easy-breezy beauty tip we’re using to not only ensure fewer breakouts but also to develop more luminous skin: Post-cleansing, treat your skin to a quick swipe of Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads ($48).
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Robbie told a Byrdie reporter how she keeps her skin gorgeous day-in, day-out, through long days of filming, press appointments and travel when she is expected to look flawless.
“When I’m traveling on a plane, I’ll take my makeup off with a wipe and then I’ll use Peter Thomas Roth Complexion Correction Pads,” the actor said. “I honestly stumbled across them, and now I can’t live without them. Your skin is better after. They’re really strong.”
We attribute the pads’ power to active acid ingredients, namely 10 percent glycolic acid complex and two percent salicylic acid. According to the brand (and various studies), the glycolic exfoliates skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, while the salicylic may help to clear acne and prevent future breakouts. Like Robbie, online reviewers—90 percent of whom say they would recommend this to a friend—swear by the pads. Along with acids, these pads also contain soothing botanicals such as aloe vera and extracts of chamomile and green tea.
We’re prepared for this powerful acid to do its resurfacing work, but being cautious with our first applications, since it’s such an active formula. As one reviewer wrote: “These do make my skin tingle during application in an ‘I’m getting irritated’ way, but I let it dry and it quickly passes. I probably would not recommend these for someone with sensitive or dry skin, but since I don’t have either, I can’t say for sure.”
At less than $1 per application, we think this 60-pad jar is a steal for the chance at a smoother, more Robbie-like glow. And, come on, doll-like skin is totally worth a little sting.
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