Every woman needs a little AHA — alpha hydroxy acid — in her life. It does for the skin what buffing does for wood floors: breathes new life into your complexion, helping you to look more radiant and, by default, more youthful. If your skin is congested or looks worse for the wear, you probably need to include more AHA in your regimen.
Zelens PHA Bio Peel Resurfacing Facial Pads ($95) don't burn the skin like some peeling pads do, because in addition to the AHA, these include PHA (polyhydroxy acid), a less severe skin resurfacing ingredient. And don't fret: your skin won't shed in sheets. Instead, it gently eats away those dead skin cells, revealing a brighter complexion by the next morning. In a week's time, you'll notice your pores appear smaller and that the tone of your skin has improved too.
—Kirbie Johnson, Beauty Reporter