Medik8 Blemish Control Pads

A travel-friendly tub of cotton pads, pre-soaked in a clarifying serum with 2% Salicylic Acid to target clogged pores and banish blemishes.


Clarifying Pads with 2% Salicylic Acid

Clarify your skin with ultra-soft Blemish Control Pads from professional skincare brand Medik8, available to order online from The Skin Clinic Direct. These cotton pads, which are pre-saturated in 2% concentrated salicylic acid, help to exfoliate your skin and unclog pores by dissolving dead skin and rebalancing sebum levels.

Deeply hydrating and purifying, this cleansing treatment is tough on excess oil and blackheads while being gentle to your skin. The formula soothes inflammation and strengthens your skin’s natural barrier to clear your complexion without causing irritation or dryness.

Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are incredibly quick and easy to use, making this an effective no-fuss method for fighting back against breakouts. Alcohol-free and lightly scented with spearmint, these pleasant cleansing pads can comfortably banish your blemish concerns.

What are the benefits of Medik8 Blemish Control Pads?

Clear and smooth skin is only a few swipes away with regular use of Medik8 Blemish Control Pads. The textured pads are light and soft, pre-soaked in blemish-busting and skin-soothing ingredients so they’re ready to go whenever you want to use them. This also makes them ideal for travel.

The alcohol-free and non-drying formula is even suitable for sensitive skin, targeting whiteheads and blackheads without stripping natural oils from your skin. Maximum-strength salicylic acid dissolves dirt and oil to decongest pores and prevent breakouts while calming any inflammation.

You can also use these multi-purpose pads on other problem areas such as your neck, arms, shoulders, and back to combat blemishes. Since they’re pre-prepared, the pads are ready to use immediately, fitting seamlessly into your skincare routine morning or night. They’re also very hygienic, as they’re stored in a sealable container, and you dispose of each pad after use.

How do Blemish Control Pads work?

When oil, dirt, and dead skin cells clog up a pore, this creates an environment where bacteria can flourish – resulting in an irritating blemish. These cleansing pads work by breaking down those pore blockages to reduce and prevent the formation of blemishes.

Containing the maximum strength of salicylic acid available without a prescription (2%), this BHA (beta hydroxy acid) penetrates the pores to break down and purge blemish-causing impurities. Though it’s an acid, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, which calms down redness and soreness.

Traditional blemish treatments tend to dry out the skin, because they use alcohol to stabilise the salicylic acid. However, Medik8’s innovative formula ditches the alcohol in favour of soothing glycerin and allantoin, which boost skin hydration and cell renewal for soft and healthy skin.

Glycerin is a humectant which draws water from lower levels of skin and the surrounding air, restoring hydration for supple skin with a stronger natural barrier. Allantoin is a botanical extract which promotes wound healing and skin cell turnover to create a smoother surface.

More information about Medik8 Blemish Control Pads

Perfect for most skin types, these pads are suitable for use whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin. They can help to fight acne and pigmentation by reducing the pore blockages that cause these skin problems. However, this product may not be suitable for those with conditions like rosacea if this issue is easily aggravated.

Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are made using soft cotton saturated in serum. This blemish-fighting formula makes your skin feel fresh, soothed, and eventually flawless. After several weeks of using these Blemish Control Pads, you should experience a visible improvement in the texture and tone of your skin, with a noticeable reduction in blemishes.

If you’d like to find out more about Medik8 Blemish Control Pads, then feel free to contact the team at The Skin Clinic Direct today. We will gladly answer any questions you have about our products or service as a whole. To get in touch, give us a call on 01744 736170, fill out our online form, or send us an email at

Blemish Control Pads FAQs

This product comes in a circular pot containing 60 pre-soaked cotton rounds. Once you break the interior foil seal, you’ll have up to 12 months to use them all, though the pack should last for 1 month if you’re using a pad twice a day as recommended.

To prevent your Medik8 Blemish Control Pads from drying out, always close the lid securely every time you open the container to take one out. Store the container in a cool and dry area (it’s not necessary, but keeping the pads cold in a fridge can make them feel even more refreshing on your skin).

Since each pad is so saturated with the blemish control formula, you should find one pad more than enough to wipe your whole face and neck area. However, do not reuse these pads, as this is not hygienic and can have the opposite effect of spreading bacteria and causing more blemishes.

No, they do not – as mentioned in the product description, Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are completely alcohol-free. While blemish-targeting treatments are traditionally harsh on the skin and unpleasant to use, Medik8 has tackled this problem, creating a comfortable cleansing treatment.

These Blemish Control Pads forego alcohol to ensure there’s no stinging or tingling feeling when you apply the formula to your skin. Their anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritation and redness, so your skin shouldn’t feel dry or sore or appear blotchy after using them.

With the bonus of additional active ingredients, glycerin and allantoin, these pads hydrate and restore the skin while they clean and purge your pores. They require only a soft touch to use, wiping them gently over your skin.

Yes, this product is safe to use for the majority of skin types. However, when including Medik8 Blemish Control Pads in your cleansing routine, you should be careful about the other products in your current skincare regime. For example, you should not combine salicylic acid with glycolic acid or Vitamin A (retinols), as this can result in irritated and dehydrated skin.

If you alternate and apply them separately, such as using the blemish pads in the morning and a Vitamin A product at night, this should be fine. Breakouts may occur initially if you are new to the product, as your skin purges the build-up of impurities.

Remember to apply sunscreen daily if you’re using BHA products. You should not be using salicylic acid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you are allergic to aspirin. Do not use salicylic acid or retinol if you have taken acne medication (Roaccutane) within the last year.

How to Apply


Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are designed for daily use to leave skin smooth, hydrated, and clean.

If you’re new to Medik8 skincare or salicylic acid, we advise you to test the product on a small patch of skin for adverse reactions before proceeding with regular use.

To use Blemish Control Pads, include them in your daily routine as follows:

1) In the morning and evening, thoroughly cleanse and dry your face and neck.

2) Remove a Blemish Control Pad from the container and wipe it gently across your skin, avoiding the delicate area around the eyes.

3) Leaving a thin layer of liquid on the skin, dispose of the used pad. Do not rinse or wipe it off.

4) Allow this to dry before applying your usual serums and moisturisers.

You can also use these pads on the back and arms if you experience blemishes in these areas. For the best results, use twice a day (mornings and evenings).

When first using this product, only use Medik8 Blemish Control Pads once a day for two weeks. This will allow your skin to acclimatise to the formula, so you can then increase to twice a day.



Key Ingredients: Allantoin, Glycerin

Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Limonene.

Medik8 Blemish Control Pads are vegan-friendly and free of synthetic colours, artificial fragrances, alcohol, parabens, and phthalates.


*Although we try our best to ensure this list of ingredients is accurate there may be product upgrades from time to time, or slight variations between different regions based on local laws, meaning the only definitive ingredient list is that which is printed directly on the product packaging.