HI-REVIEW: Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad

by Vanessa Catterson

Have you ever thought about using skincare products containing onions? Incorporating new ingredients into your skincare routine can be scary especially when it’s something new. I was the same, but a few weeks ago, I decided to trust in K-Beauty and try out the Isntree Onion Newpair Clear Pad.

Price: $39

Quantity: 60 pads (250ml)

How to use: 

  1. Use it to wipe the skin: Wipe the dirt on the skin along with the skin texture.
  2. As a facial sheet mask: Put it on the part of the skin where you have blemishes or acne scars for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Body care: You can also use it for the body to take care of the blemishes or acne scars on the body.

Product description: 

The Isntree Onion Newpair toner pad is made of 7 layers of cotton, enabling each pad to hold a lot of product in between. 

These toner pads contain several elements which aid in hydration and soothing. The key ingredient, onion bulb extract (82% Allium Cepa) provides calming effects. Red onion extract protects the skin barrier and soothes irritation. They also contain niacinamide for pore care and sebum control, and a vitamin C derivative for brightening. The use of PHA (a smaller molecule than AHA & BHA) further helps exfoliate dead skin cells without irritating the skin.

Personal review:

As someone whose skin is quite sensitive, I have never thought of putting onion based ingredients into my skincare routine. It just seemed too… acidic in my mind? I was very hesitant to try these toner pads, and was running around asking many people their opinion. Eventually though, I grew the courage and I’ve never looked back!

The consistency of these toner pads are actually very lightweight with a smooth application, leaving no sticky residue. I’ve found that my skin is instantly hydrated and glowy.


The only issue I have with this product is that it doesn’t come with any tweezers, making the pads hard to take out. I believe the first few times I was pulling out three pads at once thinking it was just one, so just be careful when pulling them out!

When first applying these toner pads, I loved how thick they were from the 7 layers. I was never really keen on using toner pads as the ones I’ve used previously have just felt like they’re just scratching my face and not doing anything. I loved how soft these were, and my skin was so hydrated after! I don’t have the best luck when it comes to chemical exfoliants, but these toner pads contain PHA which is more gentle. I used these twice a day and haven’t once experienced any irritation!

Because of the brightening properties (Vitamin C derivative & tranexamic acid), I thought this would be great for my acne scarring. I don’t have too much, but it was enough for me to seek a product that would help minimise them. I was right! These pads helped reduce the appearance of scarring, and as someone with a lot of texture, I have been receiving more compliments about how my skin is looking smoother.

Overall, these toner pads are great, and a product I would repurchase! It’s so multipurpose -  soothing, hydrating, exfoliating and brightening. This product is 100% safe for sensitive Beauties too! 

If anyone does try these toner pads, I hope you love them as much as I do. Bye Beauties!

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