Glycolic Pads

BeautyRx Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads

For Combination, Dry, & Oily Normal skin.


Glycolic Pad

Contains 10% buffered and pH-adjusted glycolic, enhanced with Tetrafoliant

Gently yet effectively removes top layer of dead, clogging cells

Reveals glowing, even-toned, healthier and younger looking skin

Winner of Harper's Bazaar's "Best At-Home Glycolic Treatment" & SELF Magazine’s "Best Exfoliant 2011" awards

Previously known as Advanced Exfoliating Therapy Pads


(NOT A STARTER STRENGTH PRODUCT. If you have never used a BeautyRx exfoliating product, start with The Progressive Peel.)

Advanced strength 10% glycolic exfoliating pads accelerate rejuvenation by brightening and clarifying dull skin, while evening skin texture and tone with dual-acting chemical plus physical exfoliation. The buffered and pH-adjusted formulation in these exfoliating pads has been enhanced with BeautyRx complex Tetrafoliant providing you with gentle yet amazingly effective exfoliation to remove accumulated dead cells that cause tired and unhealthy looking skin.

Skin will be left glowing, more even-toned, and younger looking. Use of these exfoliating pads will reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, fade brown spots and blotches, and can even soften the appearance of fine lines with regular use.

Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads Ingredients

Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Phytic Acid, Glycerin, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract

Paraben free. Fragrance free. Dermatologist tested.

Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads Key Ingredients

10% Glycolic Acid: Alpha hydroxy water based chemical exfoliant dissolves accumulated superficial epidermal cells responsible for dull, matte and tired-looking skin; smoothes, brightens, and firms appearances of skin; current “gold standard” for controlled and effective chemical exfoliation; studied in two separate clinical trials by Dr. Schultz

Tetrafoliant™ (only available from BeautyRx):Our proprietary complex of four reciprocally enabling exfoliating ingredients - Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, and Phytic Acid - improves texture and tone.

Willowherb: Anti-microbial, absorbs free radicals that can cause oxidative cell damage; helps prevent signs of inflammation and helps soothes skin.

Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract: Provides antioxidant protection against free radical damage; helps reduce signs of aging and sun damage

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By: SA
Reviewer Skin Type: Combination
Age: 40 - 54

Comments: I have been using these pads for a few years now and I cannot live without them! They have really helped keep my acne under control, and really improve my fine lines. My skin is so smooth now. I have tried a lot of other pads in the past and these work the best without over drying or irritating the skin.

By: Alice
Pros: easy to use, get a lot in a jar
Reviewer Skin Type: Dry
Age: 40 - 54

Comments: Go to product in my regimen! These have helped reduced redness from breakouts, and have helped with the rough texture I've seen as I have gotten older. I alternate these pads with the maximum gel. Highly recommend!

By: Sophea
Reviewer Skin Type: Oily & Acne
Age: 25 - 39

Comments: I am using this product for long time and I just loved it as it has natural ingredients which keep our skin always glowing.

By: DD
Pros: Works wonders! Easy to use and no strong scent.
Cons: Pads are scratchy. Occasionally there is a mild burning sensation that is probably because the pad scratches the skin then the glycol irritates that scratched skin. But it is mild and fades away quickly. No evidence of any damage to the skin or anything.
Age: 40 - 54

Comments: I alternate using these pads with the 15% glycol cream nightly. These exfoliating products are my favorites in this product line. My skin looks fantastic, very fresh and rosy!

By: Kim25
Pros: easy, convenient, non-irritating, lasts a long time!
Cons: ordering :(
Age: 25 - 39

Comments: This is my second container of the glycolic pads. I was using the gel serum but found these to be so much more convenient with the same results. I am using them in conjunction with a benzoyl peroxide treatment for acne, and my skin has never looked more clear and beautiful. Definitely allow your skin time (like the directions say) to become comfortable with exfoliants, don't rush. You will find with these that a little goes a long way. The key is to have a routine, but also listen to your skin. You will love them, and shipping is so fast... you can't beat them.

By: Barbara
Pros: easy to use, results are immediate, allows other treatments to be absorbed more effectively into skin, great for aging skin, also great for acne
Cons: None.
Age: 55+

Comments: When I first used these pads, the results were immediate! It imparted a fresh glow on my skin, and I feel it allowed my treatment product to penetrate my skin more effectively. I had attended an event days after using these pads, and everyone was commenting on how healthy I looked and wanted to know if I had done something different. I cannot say enough about this product! It did tingle a bit at first, but I love that! I actually do not like gentle products because I want something stronger that actually works. After a couple of days, the tingle was gone anyway. Additionally, my 24 year old daughter came home. She has sensitive skin, and acne. She tried these pads. Again, it was obvious the pads were working to clear her breakout immediately. She has tried every product out there, even prescriptions from her doctor. So, when she left, she took the jar of pads with her. I am 58, and will always use this product going forward. My skin keeps looking better and better with use of this product, and my 24 year old daughter feels the same. Thank you Dr. Schultz!!

By: Jon
Pros: Easy to use; see results
Cons: Forget routine

Comments: Does improve texture

By: Cyberlady
Pros: Easy to use, no stinging or redness as I experienced with ordinary Glycolic Acid used previously.
Cons: None!
Age: 55+

Comments: I have been using the pads for a couple of weeks now and I love them. My skin is in quite good condition even at 63 as I have always looked after it, but even allowing for that I see an overall improvement in texture and clarity.

By: FH
Pros: Seem to work
Cons: It's wasteful - better to give in a liquid form and let customer apply with a cotton pad
Age: 55+
By: Hellen B.
Pros: Easy, economical, they really work
Cons: None
Age: 40 - 54

Comments: Perfect, conservative treatment for my middle-aged skin. Great results in just a few weeks. Absolutely no down side to using this product.

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Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads Directions

In the evening after cleansing, swipe pad across clean face, avoiding eyes and lips. Use on alternating nights.

Using With The Progressive Peel

For use with The Progressive Peel, please see The Progressive Peel directions. If you’ve never used a BeautyRx exfoliant before, we recommend beginning with The Progressive Peel.

Using Alone

If using Pads without another BeautyRx exfoliant, for the first two weeks of use, rinse off thoroughly with water after 15 minutes; thereafter, leave on overnight, or use as recommended by your physician.

Using With Another Exfoliant

If using Pads with another BeautyRx exfoliant, on the first night use the Pads, on the second, use your other exfoliant, and continue alternating nightly.

WARNINGS: NOT A STARTER PRODUCT. NOT TO BE USED ON SENSITIVE SKIN. Mild temporary tingling may occur. If tingling persists or irritation develops, discontinue use and contact your physician. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Do not use if pregnant. Keep out of reach of children. This product may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Apply a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.

Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads FAQ

Do I have to use a BeautyRx starter exfoliant before using this product?

BeautyRx starter strength exfoliants are integral to getting the best results from your regimen. Starter strength products introduce your skin to effective glycolic exfoliation, allowing it to adjust to the treatment before using higher strengths. Think of it like going to the gym: you wouldn’t reach for the heavy weights first. Instead, start with something lighter that helps you build up to your goal. The same is true with the glycolics in the BeautyRx line, and the perfect way to start is with The Progressive Peel.

Why do you recommend starting with The Progressive Peel?

The Progressive Peel is the optimal way to take advantage of BeautyRx exfoliants. It includes the entire range of exfoliants, and acclimates your skin to maximum glycolic exfoliation, without irritation.

Do I have to use this product with another BeautyRx exfoliant?

While the Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads offer amazing results on their own, they offer maximum exfoliation when used in conjunction with other BeautyRx exfoliants and in the progressive technique of The Progressive Peel.

Have other questions about glycolic exfoliation? Visit our Glycolic Acid FAQ.

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What is the pH of the glycolic acid based Advanced 10% Exfoliating Pads?
Asked by Darryl C Akers

Hi Darryl. While we don't disclose the exact pH, I can tell you that it's between 3.5 - 4.5. With that said, I can assure you that our 10% glycolic pads are not only extremely effective but also very gentle so there's no redness, downtime or even visible peeling.

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