Last June, I bought Hada Crie, a beauty gadget that makes use of ions to deep-cleanse and moisturize the skin.
It was my most expensive singular beauty purchase, costing close to SGD 400. (it’s fallen to only $200+ now >_< lucky for those of you who are looking to buy it!) You can read the review here.
I was frustrated that my cotton pads were so clean (as weird as it is to be upset at something that’s supposedly good) and thought it might be the device not being as good as the older model, or that the toner is not strong enough, or maybe even the fault of the cotton pads.
Now seven months later, I finally have my answer.
This is actually all thanks to my sister, who read my review, loved it after trying N2000 for herself when I brought mine back to Singapore and eventually got me to buy one for her.
It’s not the type of cotton pads.
It’s not the toner.
It’s not the gadget.
The simple answer to the clean cotton pads is my face.
It’s just… not dirty.
You must be thinking how super lame this is.
Face not dirty -> Clean cotton pad. Very amazing revelation meh? Doesn’t take a monkey to figure it out.
But I was SO SURE dirt was hidden in my pores. Sure as the sun will rise. That’s why it never crossed my mind that my face-cleaning techniques were so effective, that I had a non-dirty face. (see what I did there? #beautyandthebeast #lyrics)
My sister sent this photo to me:
When I saw it, I was floored.
DIRTY COTTON PADS ARE POSSIBLE!!!
She bought the same toner as I did. Same N2000. And she got a dirty cotton pad! (filthy, if I may add :D )
The answer was in my face all along. (yes, feeling very punny this morning)
I don’t know how I feel about it.
Thinking about it, actually I do. All my disappointments, all my frustrations… all for naught. I tried 5 different toners and at least 6 different types of cotton pads. Bloody hell. All that emotional energy, time and money wasted! :A
To everyone who asked me if you should get N1000 instead of N2000 (because of my clean cotton pads), or those curious about how my experimentation went, I hope you have your answer now.
I’ll also take the chance to answer a few FAQs:
You’ve had Hada Crie for a few months now. Do you still use it?
Yes! Not as often (it used to be daily cause I was a fanatic then), but definitely yes.
Do you still find Hada Crie effective?
Absolutely. Still loving the hydrated, plump skin I get every time after using the device! If I do it at night, my skin still feels very hydrated the next morning! ^o^
Do your pores look smaller?
I don’t think it did because to be fair, my pores didn’t look large to start with. It looked large only to my 5cm-from-the-mirror vision lol.
For everything else, please read the N2000 review and the comparison post of all the Hada Crie models! There’s a very good chance you’ll find the answer in the post or in one of my comments below the post. Thanks for not asking the same questions and making me repeat myself endlessly :)
edit 1/16: Shockingly, the prices for Hada Crie went UP in shops today! (why so qiao?! Is it to make me feel better now that the price is almost the same again? lol) By more than $100 :O This has never happened before. I don’t know what’s going on.