These New Clean Beauty AHA Pads Have Transformed My Skin

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A few weeks ago, I took home an unassuming white jar of pads not knowing anything about the brand or product. Little did I know that the pads inside would totally transform my skin's texture for the better. The product was the Kinship Insta Swipe Lemon Honey AHA Pads ($22) in a sample packaging (not the beautiful sunny yellow final one) from an up-and-coming brand that makes clean products housed in recyclable packaging.

As my skin started to improve over the next few weeks, I heard my coworkers raving about the brand's amazing ethos, which just made me even more excited about these little miracle workers.

The alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)-soaked pads work by chemically exfoliating the skin and dissolving dead cells, which has helped prevent bumps from forming on my acne-prone skin. I've tried plenty of other chemical exfoliant pads before, but the ingredients and sustainability efforts are different.

The Ingredients in Kinship Insta Swipe AHA Pads
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The Ingredients in Kinship Insta Swipe AHA Pads

In addition to the exfoliating ingredients, the pads include lemon for its antimicrobial properties (which also gives them a pleasant smell) and manuka honey (which, in addition to being antimicrobial, is also an anti-inflammatory). Lastly, the products are formulated with kinbiome, a plant-derived probiotic to help protect your skin barrier. This team of powerhouse ingredients made my skin look so smooth and blemish-free that my roommate asked me what I was using on my skin while I chatted with her while barefaced.

The Ethos of Kinship
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The Ethos of Kinship

On top of making my skin look radiant, these products fit within my values perfectly. I have become increasingly concerned with how much plastic I use, and I like that these pads are sold in a jar made from half ocean-waste plastic and half post-consumer recycled plastic. As for the pads, they're compostable, so they will break down even in a landfill. The product is also cruelty-free, which, as an animal-lover, is a top priority for me.

The Results of Kinship Insta Swipe AHA Pads
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The Results of Kinship Insta Swipe AHA Pads

Overall, this product is a win for me on all fronts. It makes my skin glow and doesn't harm the Earth, so now I'm raving about Kinship to my coworkers, too.