Review: Torriden Banchic Spa Pads

Remember my post regarding the Althea unboxing? I received six different items from different brands under the Dis-A-Pore Box and currently using each. Now, I'll be giving the review of the very first item I used in the box- the Banchic Spa Pads. 



What are these Banchic Spa Pads anyway? Banchic Spa Pads are fiber pads that are made of charcoal powder and peat water which removes dead skin cells and absorbs sebum. 

I was really excited with this product that's why I used it first. I want something that can clean the dead skin on my face. I've been using different kinds of exfoliate before but I feel that most of those are quite hard on my skin. I thought these spa pads are the solution in giving my skin a breathe of fresh air. 

PACKAGING: For this item, it is pretty direct. The box consists of 10 sheets and each sheet has one pad. Both box and the sheet were written in Korean characters so there is no instruction on how to use it or whatsoever.  



FRAGRANCE: There is really no distinct smell in the product. 

TEXTURE: The pad is consists of two parts; the cottony one and the bumpy part. I was pretty disappointed on how it looked like and how it felt because the moment I opened the product, a little bit of water is leaking. It also made my whole hand dirty because of those black residue. It just feels so dirty. 😞





EFFECT: Despite the disappointment in it's texture, it did gave a nice impression on its effect. I like how soft it is fr the face yet so hardworking on all the dirt and dead skin. The charcoal formula on skin will form chunks that removes pore waste, dead skin cells, sebum, blackhead, and makeup wastes in a light manner.  


 I also feel like it tightens my pores a bit. Not too much but there's a difference. 



PRICE: Since the product came from the beauty box, I am not aware how much it retails on each. It has 10 sheets per box so I think it's pretty reasonable since you'll be able to use it for a couple of times.
How to use
  1. Soak the dead skin cells with the black cotton. Before cleansing, use the black cotton part to gently massage the face.
  2. Remove dead skin cells with the bumpy part. Use the opposite bumpy part to remove pore wastes and other dead skin cells. 
  3. Clean pores. Wash the face after the procedure. 
TIP: These pads can also be used not only on the face but also on the neck, elbow and knee parts for smooth body care. After using these Banchic Spa Pads, use mask for a smoother finish. 

Yay for me! (。◕‿  ◕。) 
  • Got this for FREE. Hello Althea
  • It's not the usual exfoliate type. 
  • Easy to use. 
  • Removes excessive dirt, dead skin cells and sebum on the face. 
  • It claims to increase moisture on the face. 
  • Feels smooth and clean after use. 

Nay! (。◕︵◕。)
  • No English translation. People need to research before knowing how to use it. 
  • Tends to be super messy. This is a hate part! :(
  • Can only be bought online. No physical stores or the like. 

Price: Part of the box for P1,269.00
Bought from: Althea Philippines
 Size: 10 sheets per box

To sum it all, I think I have a love and hate relationship with this product. Let's see after finishing the 10 sheets if I will love it forever or continue hating it. Hoping that there will be a turn of events feelings here. 

Xoxo 💜

24 comments

  1. this is really cool.. i have been looking for that product that tighten pores and this could be an ideal one.. i find it really fascinating that there are many unique beauty products today that offers a very different method of cleansing yet still surprisingly effective!
    Thanks for this honest review of Torriden Banchic Spa Pads
    It is quite pricey for me but hey, it is pricey for a great reason right! it's effective and I guess that's what matters the most!

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    1. The price indicated is the price of the box. It is actually really cheap now because that was around 4k-5k price at 1k+ only.

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  2. Why its looks like disgusting for me? Lol! Maybe because of the texture and the color that's why. I agree it feels like so messy.. I never heard about this brand before. Sad that it has no english translation and its only available online. A bit pricey too for me :)

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    1. It isn't really pricey at all madam. Kindly read the PRICE part of the post.

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  3. A first time for me should I opt to try it too. I am not much of a beauty product person. All I do is soap and water my.face. Sometimes, I dont even pat dry my face:) but this product is something I would want to try and experience. Ive got large pores, too, and I would want them to tighten somehow. Seen the results in your face on your face and the product looks promosing.

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    1. Not too much of a fan of this product but if you'll partner it with mask after use, I think it will become more effective.

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  4. Not much of a beauty junkie here but this seems to be a nice product. Shopping from Althea really is a blissful thing to do! This is the first time that I actually learned or heard of spa pads. I just use mild soap, water on my face then at times, face mask. Maybe, I'll give this a try too! Also, I'll experiment this on my guy's face soon! Hahaha.

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    1. Try using this before the mask. It is stated there that it's more effective when mask is applied after use.

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  5. That looks like a really interesting product. I love the packaging , it's really nice. This seems to be a really unusual product and from your review it seems to work. I'd love to try it myself but am sure they don't sell it in Europe yet. I'll keep waiting!

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    1. I think Althea is already available in the US. Not sure in Europe though.

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  6. Personally, I'm not really into this kind of product or anything to do with exfoliating products. But this one made me curious and I enjoy reading your post. I haven't heard about this product yet and I'll surely share this to my friend who is s huge fan of skin care products. I like how you elucidated all the necessary information. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    1. I guess people who are into skincare will like this post and for those who aren't into it, this may be a little boring. It still a good thing that it made you curious. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Products without English instructions can really be challenging. But, thankfully, the product is easy to figure out. What I noticed here is that after exfoliation it didn't leave your skin reddish unlike other products. Plus, it did its job. Kindly update us when you find out the price.

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    1. Yup. It's easy on the skin yet really effective.

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  8. Really interesting product, but I don't think it's something I'd be using soon. I'm more of a face mask, aloe gel type girl hehe. I'm not much for messy beauty methods, so I try to steer from them as much as I can. Really glad you found this to your liking though. :)

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    1. I like this for it's effect, not for being messy.

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  9. That looks like quite a messy product indeed. I'm a big fan of facial cleansers and moisturizers (you gotta be when you start getting up in age) though! As long as it produces solid results then I guess it's worth the mess in the end. Looking forward to hearing your final verdict!

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    1. Yep, it's worth the mess. It leaves the skin super smoooth.

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  10. I have issues with removing dead skin from my face for quite some time. I have also been in a search for a product that can help me with the issue. For the time being, I have tried several products but no great success is achieved. While reading the post, I totally understood why you both, loved and hated the product. But I also think it is worth a try. I think I am gonna give it a chance.

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    1. I hope you'll find this to your liking.

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  11. Looks a little sketchy to me. Are there really no english translation or packaging for this product? I feel uncomfortable using something that I haven't read the packaging of. Nonetheless, looks like you enjoyed the review of this product. Very interesting.

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    1. Yup, no English translation. Though upon searching on the site, I found out the instruction on how to use it.

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  12. Interesting product. However, it failed to impress me as you said it is a bit messy. Well, I am happy that you had nice time trying this. I prefer aloe vera and face pack but still I dont mind if somebody pamper me with this. Cant get my hands dirty hehe.

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    1. It's worth the dirt, don't worry.

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