I was not compensated for this post. I received samples of POND´S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream and POND’S Clarant B3 in exchange for this review. All opinions are entirely my own.
One of the greatest perks of being a blogger (and I must say, there are several) is the fact that if you prove yourself to be a powerful influencer, you will receive some pretty sweet swag. By that I mean that it’s always a good idea to use your social networks and bloggy connections to sing praises when you receive great customer service from a brand you admire or take to your social platforms to rave about a product or new service that you were recently turned on to.
I have been a member of Influenster for several months now and have, to date, received two Voxboxes (which are essentially goody bags filled with sponsored product). About a month ago, I received a Voxbox containing two full-sized Ponds products as well as some material that informed me of a two-week skincare challenge (apparently Jordana Brewster was also in on it). Never one to turn down a challenge, I swapped out my usual moisturizers with Pond’s Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream (morning) and Pond’s Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream (night) in my everyday routine.
Let me just state for the record—I am a 36-year-old-female with the skin of a 15-year-old pimply adolescent. It’s dry as the Sahara (especially in the summer), and sometimes it feels like no amount of moisturizer can leave my complexion smooth for all-day coverage. I get dry skin flakes (attractive) around my nose; sometimes on my cheeks.
I kept an open mind when it came to using these products. Thankfully, I don’t suffer from too many wrinkles (knock on wood) or dark spots. It’s really the acne and dry skin that are problematic above all else.
That said, I’ve noticed a real visible difference since starting to use these products. I don’t have the dry patches on my face and applying twice (once in the morning and once at night) is really all I need to keep my skin smooth and moisturized all day. The creams are very lightweight and mild (in terms of fragrance). I would highly recommend them…
With one very big caveat.
Because of the many advances in science and technology, there is no reason that any company (especially one as big as Pond’s, which is a Unilever company), should EVER test on animals. I really wish this company would follow cruelty-free practices in the making of their skin creams. For this reason alone, I wouldn’t purchase these products on my own (unless of course, they rethink how their products are made and tested).
Have you ever tried Pond’s?