When I first popped open this jar of super-soaked Intensive Glow Pads, I felt like I should be reaching for a straw, not slathering anything over my face. Not that the scent is exactly injestable, but it sure smells like a potent poolside cocktail. And potent these pads are! BareMinerals’ Brightening Treatment, made with an ActiveSoil Complex and a whole lot of fruity extracts from watermelon to lemon (hence the citrus-drink smell), is an instant nighttime pick-me-up. Which sounds like an oxy moron, but this refreshes in a way that’s satisfying at the end of a long day.
Each of the 60 pads is double-sided, so depending how grimy and un-glowy you feel, you can use the soft side (intended for everyday use) or the more serious, ridged side. Then just swipe it all over your face after cleansing. Honestly, I did feel like my skin was slightly brighter – and most definitely fresher – on contact. A product like this is addictive. Luckily, it doesn’t come with a nasty hangover! Just brighter, healthy-looking skin. At Sephora for $35.