“ Brand: Ponds / Type: Hand Cream / Subcategory: Anti-Wrinkle / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Rejuvenates, Nourishes „
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I have no loyalty to any specific moisturiser and so when I saw this in my local chemist for99p I decided it was a bargain and would definitely be worth a try.
WHAT DOES IT DO AND HOW?
The cream promises to instantly improve the skin's texture and illuminate skin to reveal a youthful radiant glow. It apparently contains SPF 15 which protects the skin against photoageing and it also contains White Tea Extract, Vitamin B3 and UV Protection to help make skin look and feel supple and smooth.
If the claims are true, then this could be a good cream.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The cream comes packaged in a box wrapped in cellophane which to me seems an excessive amount of packaging. All of the information and instructions are on the back of the box. Inside the box there is a 50ml pot of cream with just the name of the product on the front and a screw on/off pink lid. When I unscrew the lid there is a plastic covering which I have to lift off to reveal the cream.
The cream itself is white with a slight aroma which I don't recognise but which smells quite old fashioned and is a bit floral. Since it's an anti wrinkle cream I would have expected it to be a thicker cream but whilst it's not as thick as I thought it would be, it is a nice consistency and not thin and runny, and quite creamy.
WHO IS IT FOR AND HOW DO I USE IT?
The cream is suitable for skin prone to dryness and mature skin. It should be used every day after cleansing, alone or under make-up. I find that the cream is nice and easy to apply but either my skin is very dry or it's not especially nourishing because I find that I do have to use quite a lot of the cream to make my skin feel moisturised. Usually a scoop of moisturising cream is sufficient for my face but with this one I have to dip my finger in several times. It is absorbed quickly, perhaps too quickly and leaves no sticky residue and it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy,so that's a plus point.
The cream was undeniably cheap and having looked around I don't think the full RRP is very much more. However, that said, although it does eventually make my skin feel moisturised a lot of the cream is needed so it doesn't last very long. I like the fact that it feels nice and pure and has had no adverse effects on my skin. As for the wrinkle removing claims, I don't believe these are true. Yes my skin is left feeling soft but definitely no fine line reductions.
Definitely an average cream and not one which lives up to the claims but not a huge disappointment.
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