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THE REVIEW: RE:P Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pad

September 25, 2015 Charlotte Cho

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but I have been obsessed with single-use pads and wipes. As much as I love pampering and taking the time to do a multi-step routine, there are definitely days that I am looking for just a simple and efficient way to take care of my skin.

A few of my favorites that have helped me be more efficient: Oil cleansing wipes and exfoliating pads. They sit on my bathroom shelf and I reach for them when I travel or come home late and only have the energy to swipe off my makeup before I hit the sack.

I found the RE:P Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pads when I was in Korea earlier this year and immediately added them to my “lazy girl routine.”  I don’t often see pads soaked in toner, and I was traveling so much I felt an immediate connection to these travel saviors. Many of you have also requested carry-on friendly products, so I thought this would be a great fit for our community.


RE:P Organic Cotton Treatment Toning Pads have a pH of 5, which helps restore skin's natural pH back to 5.5.

The goods

What exactly are they? Natural organic cotton pads that are infused with extracts of Damask rose, tea tree, and calendula (which contribute to its nice, natural, slightly sweet fragrance). There are 90 of them so they last a long time. Each pad is designed to:

1) Lightly hydrate and refresh the skin
2) Restore pH balance
3) Exfoliate the skin

Who it's  good for 

I recommend these toning treatment pads for combination and oily skin types because the toning pads also help clarify and control excess sebum (a.k.a. oil) production thanks to tea tree extract. 

Also really cool: The threads in the cotton pad take inspiration from those used to thread your eyebrows. Don't worry -- they don't remove hair, but they do provide very gentle exfoliation.

See the little criss-crossed threads? They work as a physical exfoliant and let you tone and exfoliate quickly and easily.

How to use

I love how simple they are to use: After cleansing, just swipe a cotton pad across your forehead, cheeks, chin. Throw it away and you’re done! Use the smooth side if you just want to tone, or use the threaded side if you want it to act as an exfoliator too. As with any toner, follow with your treatment products and moisturizer.

The brand

After I found out more about RE:P’s commitment to only the highest quality of ingredients (i.e. these pads are made out of 100% organic cotton!), eco-friendly packaging (box made out of 100% recycled paper and printed with soy ink), and cruelty free policy, this brand has proven to be really impressive to me. So naturally, I put RE:P at the top of my curation list. You can get them here on Soko Glam.

Now that I officially have a go-to toning pad, I want to find pads for all my other steps. Wouldn’t it be handy to have one for essence and maybe even moisturizer?! Something tells me it won’t be hard to find in Korea… so I’m looking forward to finding more on my upcoming  trip!

How do you make your routine more efficient or travel-friendly? Share below!

xx charlotte 

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About Charlotte

Soko Glam co-founder and chief curator. Licensed esthetician sharing the love of all things K-beauty.

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