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The 11 Best Exfoliating Pads for Smooth, Poreless Skin

Don’t you want an otherworldly glow?

Meagan Wilson
Exfoliation is a non-negotiable step in your skin-care routine. Whether you subscribe to the 12-step Korean regimen or prefer to keep your morning beauty ritual as speedy as possible, sloughing off dead skin cells is essential for maintaining your complexion’s glow. And while we’re all for *gentle* physical exfoliants from time to time, there’s nothing more satisfying than the tingle from a truly stellar chemical version, specifically in the form of a handy-dandy wipe.

We already know how clutch a makeup wipe is for when you’re feeling exceptionally lazy—just imagine that, but soaked with a variety of AHA, BHA, and glycolic acid blends (note: don’t use this version on your eyes, please). Aside from smoothing your skin’s texture, these chemical exfoliants also help fight acne, banish dullness, and lessen the appearance of fine lines. Plus, they’re perfect for throwing in your luggage or your carry-on, if you’re like us and indulge in a full-on spa session mid-flight. It couldn’t be any simpler, so no more excuses about skipping your weekly exfoliating ritual. Check out our 11 favorites below, and get ready for healthy, radiant skin.

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Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel, $88

The gateway peel pads, so to speak. Every beauty editor worth her salt knows and loves these. Use them daily, and watch the AHA/BHA blend smooth and rejuvenate your skin.
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