The thrill of finding a good beauty dupe and getting good deals, I live for it. What is considered a good dupe in the #StaceyLogic world? To me, a good dupe is a product that is nearly identical to a more expensive product. Pretty simple. Nothing better than finding a product that delivers the same results at half the cost as a well known or loved product.
Today we are discussing two different brands in exfoliating peeling pads, NeoGen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine and Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Perfect Wine Sparkling Peeling Pads (WHY IS THE NAME SO LONG?! and yes, I copied and pasted that a million times while writing this post..). Both of these peeling pads are dual sided with one side having a rougher texture for the exfoliation and other side having a soft quilted texture used for wiping away any left over junk.
So let's get to it, shall we?
HOLD UP! Why would I put wine on my face and not in my belly?
I mean, why not put it on your face AND in your belly? But for real, wine is full of antioxidants that is both great for your health as well as your face. Both of these products contain wine extract which helps brighten your complexion, is a natural exfoliate, and can tighten pores and help fight signs of aging. I do feel the need to say, do not, I REPEAT, DO NOT put these pads in your belly. While I am not a doctor, you might get sick or something.
NeoGen Peeling Pads: These pads are to be used after you cleanse your face. You are to remove the pad and swipe the textured side over your face, avoiding the eye area, in and outward motion and then you can use it on your neck, your back, your p- (hahahaha, no not there...) and basically anywhere you need exfoliating. Then follow up with the soft quilted side to pick up any left over junk (or debris if you want to be professional about it). Then you rinse your face with warm water. Recommended usage is 2-3 times a week.
Elizavecca Peeling Pads: I should just write 'samesies' but what kind of review would that be? These pads are also to be used after you have cleansed your face. You are to remove the pad and swipe the textured side over your face in an outward motion, avoiding the eye area and then you can use it anywhere you feel needs exfoliation. Then follow up with the quilted side. Now, I have read many sites before buying these bad boys and some say they don't rinse after they use it and the directions do say that the step is optional, but my face is so sticky after I use these so there is not way I could not rinse.
I could go into great detail about the ingredients but why would I do that when there are websites out there that do that for us?
Below are some screenshots from their product pages found on Skincarisma Page (Note: clicking on the image will bring you to the full Skincarisma Product Page)
NOTE: I did add in the number of ingredients to the right of the title so keep that in mind when looking at the graphs, considering that NeoGen has about 40% more ingredients than the Elizavecca product. The high risk products in both of these are both fragrance.
NeoGen Peeling Pads: As most Korean beauty products go, pricing depends on where you shop. I got these from Amazon for $18.29 , Sephora sells them for $27.00 . They generally range in pricing from $20.00-$29.00.
Quantity & Packaging
NeoGen Peeling Pads: You get 30 pads and the they come in a plastic jar (200ml / 6.6 fl oz) with a screw off lid to help keep the product fresh. The NeoGen branding is clean and modern in my opinion, I got nothing really to add here, it is what it is.
Elizavecca Peeling Pads: You get 30 pads and the they come in a plastic jar (200ml / 6.7 fl oz) with a screw off lid to help keep the product fresh. The Elizavecca brand as a whole markets their products with fun and cute Pig as their mascot. The Elizavecca pads did also come in an (adorable) box.
Scent & Essence
NeoGen Peeling Pads: When I first opened these pads, I was taken aback by how fragrant these pads were. Woof. Super sweet smelling, like a sugary grape juice, a bit overwhelming. Each pad is soaked with essence. I think the biggest thing I would worry about with these is that if you don't use them all that often they would get dried out because they aren't overly drenched in product and there isn't extra essence to keep them moist.
Elizavecca Peeling Pads: These pads don't really have a strong scent and what scent they do have is faint, clean and almost clinical smelling, which is exactly opposite of how I described the packaging. These pads are drenched in esscense to the point that when you take it out of the jar, like you have to wring them out a bit before you use them. There's also a lot of extra essence in the bottom of the jar, so the likely hood of these get dried it is little to none.
NeoGen Peeling Pads: The front side of these pads have a gauze like texture, which is appropriate because they are called Gauze Peeling pads. The back sides has a quilted texture and it soft to the touch.
Elizavecca Peeling Pads: So, I guess I don't know how to describe this texture on the front side of these because there isn't really much of a texture. It definitely isn't as rough as the NeoGen pads but there is a bit of a rough texture. The back sides also have a quilted texture and is also soft to the touch.
NeoGen Peeling Pads: These pads do exactly as they are advertised to do, exfoliate your skin. The gauze texture is a great exfoliate and while I only use these once a week, I do feel the difference when I am done. Granted, the gauze texture might be a little too rough for those who have sensitive skin so keep that mind.
Elizavecca Peeling Pads: As far exfoliation goes, these don't do much for me when compared to the NeoGen brand. The 'rough' side isn't textured enough to make a difference in my face because when I exfoliate, I go hard (I use the green exfoliating mits on my t-zone once a month, your girl does NOT mess around). These might be better to be used everyday, since the exfoliation isn't as strong or someone with sensitive skin.
Final Verdict: Is it a dupe?
Honestly, I would say Elizavecca Peeling Pads were trying really hard to be a dupe for the NeoGen Peeling Pads, and they nearly got it right, even better in some areas (price, scent, extra essence in the bottom to avoid trying out). If you are looking for something to use everyday, then give the Elizavecca brand a try. If you are looking for a strong exfoliation to be used every couple of says, give the NeoGen brand a try.
That is all she wrote for this dupe review and comparison. This took me ages to write, taking and editing the photos took me all day yesterday and trying to keep my brain on task when I wanted to be online shopping was oh so difficult, BUT HEY GUYS I DID IT!
This being my first dupe review, I would LOVE some feedback. How did I do? Was my format easy to understand? What are your thoughts on the products in this post?
Until next time, byeeeeeeeeeee.