Lately, I’ve been raving about the perfect skin care for girls who are stressed and oily. That haggard feeling is common for women who are always carrying tons of work load with them (Woe is me!) . So in my search for the perfect skincare regimen, I’ve bumped upon Kylie Minogue’s secret to staying young and flawless and fresh!
Yes girls, that’s the Pond’s Cold Cream! How surprising! According to Minogue, she uses this religiously and trust it solely to look after her skin. Cold Creams are actually emulsions formed from water and certain fats, and it is used by women in Greece 2,000 years ago to keep their glow and youth.
Pond’s, however, developed this classic product is already 100 years old and it even becomes an old wive’s tale. No wonder this haven’t phased out from the brand as this is also one of their most effective products then and now. And guess what, I’ve also read in Cosmo.ph’s Purse Parazzi article that Coleen Garcia also swears by this product! In fact, she keeps this in her everyday bag.
I’ve actually used this for 2 weeks and so far, no breakouts in sight (except one or two when I’m on my period.)
First, the packaging is kinda cool but not fancy unlike the other Pond’s cream in the market. Pond’s Perfect Care Cold Cream is also available in Lemon variant, but I guess I’ll try it some other time. The little jar has instructions and more info at the back and it reads like this:
Pond’s Perfect Care
Clean skin that feels softer and smoother – that’s the Pond’s Institute promise.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Apply pea-sized amounts on your forehead, cheeks and chin. Spread and massage gently over your face and neck
- Tissue off or remove with wash cloth to take out deep seated dirt
- Re-apply as necessary
- Wash off with water and face cleanser, like Pond’s facial wash
So there it goes. The pea-size amount (shown above) is plenty but it will do your face good. The cream inside the jar stays in place no matter what. The scent smells like the classic Jergen’s lotion which is neutral for me, I don’t hate it but I don’t like it either.
After spreading it evenly on your face and massaging it in the process, it will give you a super-oily finish (shown below). I let it sit on for 3 to 5 minutes, before wiping it off by my cotton pads and wash off with my cleanser.
I use this as a make-up remover and hey, it really removes deep-seated dirt that I began to understand what the buzz is all about!
All in all, I really, really love this product and I think this will forever be either on my vanity table or in my bag. It cleans my face and it contributes to its total softness and moisture.
Packaging: It’s portable and light. You can put it in your bag easily! ☆☆☆☆
Scent: As I’ve said earlier, I don’t hate it, but I’m not a fan either. ☆☆☆
Price: For 130/jar that will last you 3 months if you use it once a day, it’s a steal! ☆☆☆☆☆
Effectiveness: In my two weeks of using this, it’s actually true that it will leave you with clean skin that feels softer and smoother. ☆☆☆☆☆
Cons: None, as of the moment.
Overall Rating: I like everything about it, and I’m not super picky with the smell whatsoever. As long as it’s effective, I’m a fan! ☆☆☆☆☆
Will I repurchase? YEEEEES!