If you remember back last year, I did a comparison between the pimple pads and moisture pads that cosrx had. Well, they have since then released a NEW version of the one step pads, the One Step Green Hero Calming Pad. And of course, since I am the biggest fan of Cosrx, I had to try it out myself!
So I thought I’d do a small overview on the new release, and compare between the three different products!
Just like the previous two one step pads, the One Step Green Hero Calming Pad comes in a similar exact packaging, with Mr.RX on the cover. On the packaging, the Green Hero Calming Pad says “Gentle toner pads soaked in plant-driven Green-Rx Complex essence that bring relief to sensitive skin.”
So I did some googling and found out that the Green-Rx complex comprises of dandelion leaf, centella asiatica, witch hazel, tea tree leaf, and mugwort extract.
For the whole detailed ingredient list: One Step Green Hero Calming Pad
So one thing I don’t really get, if your skin is already sensitive (assuming very) at this point of time, why would you use something to rub against it and aggravate it? Well that’s my thought, but I’m always a sucker for anything centella asiatica and tea tree in it.
One thing’s for sure though, this doesn’t leave a feeling like the moisture pads. But somehow I really don’t feel like it does anything in terms of calming.. I would rather use a sheet mask and deal with it. If anything, this kind of makes my skin slightly redder.. may have to find out what’s causing that, or am I just using it too hard? (but on the other hand, the pimple pad and moisture pads don’t do that hmmm, too many questions)
My Overall Verdict after using all 3 versions:
Pimple Pad definitely has 1st place.
Moisture Pad 2nd place and the Calming Pad has 3rd place.
Moisture Pad wins slightly because one, I still hate the feeling it leaves, and because I feel like the Calming Pads don’t really do anything. It cleans and removes dirt and everything but it defeats the purpose of a “calming” pad if all I’m doing is rubbing my face, and if I rub it gently, what’s the point of using an exfoliating pad (despite it being promoted as a mild and gentle acid exfoliater pad)
I brought this in Oliveyoung in Korea, but I’m sure it’s available online as well. If you’re curious, you can check it out for yourself but as usual, I’m recommending the Pimple for Oily/Acne skin types and the Moisture for dry skin types!
Read my previous review of the pimple and moisture pads too!
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