Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ Review
This my debut on IMBB & I am super excited to post this article. 😀 Before I go on with my review, I would like to Thank Rati, Sanjeev & all the members of IMBB for this wonderful blog! Thumbs up IMBB has got me hooked on to it, & has opened me upto the beautiful world of make-up!
I have never been a make-up person, in fact I was not even bothered about how good or bad I look until now!(It run’s in the family! :P) But now after being bitten by the IMBB bug I am eager to try more products & review them too. So here it is…
2 weeks back mom & I visited a Health&Glow store because mom was looking for some anti-aging solutions. The pushy SA’s were persuading us to buy something from the Pond’s Gold radiance range. I was least bit interested as i am especially skeptical of those products that are promoted by the SAs, as i feel that the product is not good enough to speak for itself!
Negligently I tried the patch test, the SA claimed that the Pond’s cream contained real gold particles which penetrate the skin & reduce the signs of aging. They also protect the skin from external damage.[I wondered how much gold was present in the product, considering that gold prices have sky rocketed! :sarcasm: ]
She applied a little cream on my hand & blended it. The Pond’s cream spread & blended well, I could see that my hand had a mild shimmer, on closer inspection i could see the gold particles. I just fell for this. I thought the shimmer would add to the glow & the face would appear brighter. After much thought we picked it up!
The Product: Pond’s Gold Radiance youthful glow day cream SPF 15 PA++ with real gold microparticles
Cost: Rs 499/-
Packaging: Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream comes in an easy to use pump.
Appearance:It is off-white in colour due to the presence of gold dust.
Product’s claim: Recapture the radiance of your youth with this luxurious day cream, infused with real gold micro particles. Clinically proven to lift away dullness & reveal your skin’s youthful radiance. Provides SPF 15 & PA++ to protect the skin against UVA & UVB rays. With regular use, your fine lines, wrinkles & age spots will fade from sight as luminosity is reinvigorated. Skin feels revitalized & more alive every day.
Other Products in this Range:Precious Youth Serum, Youth Reviving Eye-cream, Youthful Night Repair, Radiance Boosting Cleansing Mousse, Radiance Revealed Facial Foam.
My experience: The first time I applied the Pond’s cream, it felt greasy.(I always felt i had combination skin because it is usually oily on the T-zone & mostly have break outs on that area, but the dermatologist said it’s normal-dry, so i’m confused 😕 . Yet i assume I have combination skin). It left a shine on my cheeks(not due to the glitter of the gold dust, but an oily shine). The glitter is not very visible, they can be seen only on when you look closely.It had imparted a very tanned or bronzed look to my face. After a while when I looked into the mirror, My face had turned grey & it appeared as though i had dunked my face into a can of oil. I just had to wash my face then, but once i washed my face, my skin was glowing! 😯 .
My mom too had a similar experience. When she applied it for the first time, her face too turned oily (she has absolutely normal skin). In fact, her friends also asked her why she hadn’t washed her face!Sad smile. That was more than enough for us to dump the cream! but again, when she washed her face…voila! she was glowing! Her skin seemed bright & soft!
Looking at that I thought of giving Pond’s cream another shot! The second time, I applied in the evening & it worked very well! My face looked bright with a mild shimmer. There was absolutely no greasiness & my skin didn’t appear tanned. I was very happy with the result. I thought maybe, the first time it just went wrong. But the horror repeated the next morning. So I concluded that I would use it only in the evenings henceforth. It makes me feel this cream would work better as a gold face mask. The cream also provides some coverage, but not sufficiently. It can be used as base for make-up.
- The Packaging is very good.It comes in an easy to use pump.
- It’s easy to carry around. Travel friendly.
- Works well in the evenings.
- Can be used as a base for make-up.
- Has broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 PA++
- Has anti-ageing benefits.
- Didn’t break me out.
- Expensive for the quantity provided.
- Gives a tanned look during day time.
- Becomes greasy during the day.
Will I re-purchase it? No! I have had mixed reactions to this product. I would rather spend my money on trying other products, in my quest to find the best!
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