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Yadah Cactus Toner and Yadah Cactus Toner Pads Review

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

I love Yadah. Everything I’ve tried has worked very well for my combination skin. Their products are made from certified organic components without harmful additives. I’m combining reviews for Yadah Cactus Toner and Yadah Cactus Toner Pads into one post, because the pads are saturated in the same formula that is in the toner bottle.

I stumbled upon these pads and toner completely by accident at a local TJ Maxx. Please note that the packaging has been updated (but the ingredients seem the same). That’s probably why they were on sale at the store. The new design is available on* eBay, Amazon (pads) / Amazon (toner), and YesStyle (pads) / YesStyle (toner).

One of the newer trends in Korean skincare is making cosmetics out of resilient plants that survive in extreme climates. The toner is made with 87% extract of the only cactus that grows in South Korea. According to the brand, this cactus hydrates the skin five times better than aloe. The product also contains panthenol and mint extract. 

The pads are made from 100% cotton and have the skin-ideal pH of 5.5. Both the pads and the toner are hypoallergenic and will work for any skin type (of course, check the ingredients for anything you personally may be sensitive to). 

What the pads (and the toner) promise to do:

  • Rejuvenate the skin

  • Restore and support elasticity

  • Soothe (especially after sun exposure or shaving)

  • Hydrate

  • Gently exfoliate (especially pads - due to their embossed texture)

  • Improve appearance of pores

I adore the pad jar design with the flip lid. It’s so much more convenient than the twist-off kinds. The jar contains 60 pads and lasted me a long time (sadly, I’m now out). You can even see the pads in my very first (and super cringe-y) Youtube video (starting right around minute 1).

How to use: 

  • Either apply to the face with palms or cotton pads (toner) or swipe over the pad

  • Can be used morning and night

My impressions:

Another Yadah win. The products barely have a scent (at least to me) and hydrate well. I typically don’t use cleansers in the morning, so the pads were great for taking off any remaining evening skincare and refreshing the face. 

Any redness and irritation is soothed (but not immediately, of course). The mint extract visually shrinks the pores and improves skin texture, making it smoother. The sebum production is normalized. The marketing materials say these would be suitable for any skin type, but I think they are especially wonderful for oily / combo and teenage skin. And that makes sense, given the fact that the whole brand was created by a mother who couldn’t find skincare gentle enough for her own teenager. 

The toner is very light, not sticky, and doesn’t interfere with makeup application. YesStyle sells a convenient individually packaged version that would be great for travel (as if we are traveling right now… sigh).

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Yadah Cactus Toner ingredients:

Yadah Cactus Toner Pads ingredients:


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