Facial Wipe Wednesday: Pond’s Luminous Clean Facial Towelettes

Even though it has been a while since I have done a Facial Wipe Wednesday review, I have still been using and testing cleansing facial towelettes. However, it’s time to catch you up on those that I have been trying out.

Pond’s is a beauty brand that you can say ‘they’ve been around foreeeeverrrr!’ And, you would be correct. Pond’s is one of the first skincare products I remember. I dare say it is one that I think of from my Grandma’s generation. Still holding their own, they have slowly been resurrecting themselves to generations younger than mine, which is the very last 2 years of the baby-boomer generation.

If you didn’t catch my review on Pond’s BB Cream, you can click here and find out why I think their BB Cream is ALL that!

As with many beauty brands, they can have different collections within their brand. Each collection focuses on solving a particular issues. One of the newest for Pond’s is their ‘Luminous Clean’ collection. The pink packaging of ‘Luminous Clean’ helps distinguish it from the older collections. I picked up this trial size package of 5 wipes to satisfy my curiousity…

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This little packet is perfect for throwing in your purse or gym bag. I am always impressed when a company will make the peel seal strong enough to stay closed after being opened over and over. I don’t want any towel juice staining the inside of my purse! No problems with Pond’s…

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Kaolin clay sucks out those impurities. It grabs ahold those scruffy, dull top skin cells and lifts them right off. Now your dewy, soft skin radiates through. Thus, luminous!!!

Oh, and these wipes are the softest too…

auto curler swatches 200Even though they have a texture, they are very gentle to the touch. I don’t feel Pond’s was skimpy on the size of each wipe either. One was plenty to cleanse my face…

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I can’t tell you if the waffle-weave is used on all Pond’s facial wipes but I’m glad it is used for the Luminous wipes. You can see that this is a very intricate weave…

auto curler swatches 199The wipe has a very gentle fragrance. I didn’t find it strong at all. In fact, I only noticed it when I put my thoughts on it. It’s a fresh, clean and light smell. My face felt completely clean after using just one towelette. I didn’t feel an immediate need to get moisturizer on my skin afterwards. I didn’t feel any residue, just clean skin ready for my next skincare step which is to use a toner and then a night time moisturizer.

After the 5 days, I feel very strongly in being able to recommend Pond’s Luminous Clean Facial Towelettes to any skin type except to those that are extremely sensitive. The Vanity is perfectly OK with these wonderful wipes being on the vanity and, that Pond’s has made this a pink-coded collection is beside the point.

Have you tried Pond’s lately? Do you feel that the beginnings of Winter are making your skin dull and need to freshen it up?

Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream

Oh, heavens! I was NOT going to jump on the BB Cream band wagon. I didn’t have any real interest in the product. Nor, did I need another product to add to the variety of my collection. Then, I end up getting samples in magazines. I find coupons that I get reimbursed the cost of my BB Cream purchase. And now, I get Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ to try out…

samples and swatches 001Yes, Pond’s has been around for years. Yet in the last couple of years, they have upped their game to appeal to a whole new generation. I’m hoping I can get you on the band wagon too because, I think Pond’s products are worth your consideration. I ask you to take a closer peek at these BB+ Creams… samples and swatches 002I won’t recommend that you use this as your sole provider for SPF protection. However, a broad spectrum of 15 is a good start. I found some of the natural ingredients (ginger, zinc oxide, potassium and iron) to be a surprise…a pleasant surprise… samples and swatches 003 samples and swatches 004However, sometimes natural ingredients can mean a shorter shelf life. I don’t know how old these creams are but, I see I should use them up before next March… samples and swatches 005 The tubes are well-packaged. Not only are they pretty but I like that it is easy to squeeze out the product, rather than stick my fingers in a jar. The tops twist off firmly and the hole is small. I don’t think I’m going to end up with cream goo all over my vanity…samples and swatches 006Pond’s BB+ Cream comes in only two shades: Light and Medium. There isn’t any doubt which one is right for me. However, I’m sad that darker-skin beauties don’t get an opportunity to work with this… samples and swatches 009 samples and swatches 015The light is an awesome match! The cream is so creamy and sooth to apply. I was able to build up the coverage to disguise any spots or redness with complete ease. Even though it did set nicely on my skin, I had to use a translucent finishing powder to keep it from being overly dewy. It may be OK for some folks to have that dewy glisten however, I don’t like it. It wasn’t heavy, I just like a matte finish to my complexion. But then it DOES say it is ‘luminous’.

You can find Pond’s BB+ Cream at Walmart, Target, Ulta and drugstores. Occasionally, you can find it in grocery stores. I have noticed that some of the grocers will carry just the medium if they carry it at all.

I gotta know if you have tried Pond’s BB+ Cream and what you think about it. Is it something you like?

 

This product was provided to me by the maker, Unilever. My opinions are strictly my own.