Affordable Skincare with Pond's

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Hey Lovelies,
On the 8th of October I was lucky enough to get invited to an event hosted by the Pond's Institute at the V&A museum in South Kensington. I went along with my blogging buddy Seraphina from Little Miss Lifestyle. Upon arrival we were greeted with a champagne reception and had a chance to chat to other bloggers attending the event. We also had a private tour of the Pearls Exhibition at the museum, but not before we were treated to a talk by Caroline Neville (President of CEW UK) who was interviewed by the brand's new ambassador Laura Whitmore. During that interview the link between pearls and Pond's skincare became very apparent: Pearls are often passed down through generations, from grandmothers to mothers and daughters (sadly not in my case though haha), and Pond's skincare is a brand that most of our mothers are familiar with too. Many of our mums will have used Pond's products at some point and perhaps even introduced us their products. According to my mum, Pond's was THE skincare brand everyone was raving about in the 60s.
After the talk we were invited to a private tour of the Pearl's exhibition. My favourite part was definitely seeing the pearl's worn by Marylin Monroe. As you can imagine they are absolutely stunning! Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any pictures inside the exhibition. At the end of the evening will were also given a Pond's Insitute goodie bag. The products are all really affordable and I've been trying them out over the last couple of weeks, so read on to find out what my thoughts are on this very affordable skincare range.
Pond's Institute Cold Cream Cleanser
Pond's Institute Cold Cream Cleanser, RRP £4.07 
I always thought cold creams were just another type of moisturiser, but I am mistaken. Cold creams can not only be used to cleanse the skin, but they also can also act as a hydrating face mask. You could say that Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser came into my life at exactly the right time. For the past 2 years or so I have been using various hot cloth cleansers to cleanse my skin, and if I'm perfectly honest I am starting to get a little bored of them. I'm not saying hot cloth cleansers aren't amazing because they really are, I just fancied trying something new. Enter the Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser. The consistency of this product is very thick and it almost magically melts away make up off your face. You simply apply a quite a generous amount of the cleanser onto your face and wipe your face clean with a cotton pad or a damp washcloth.
This cleanser is really gentle and you can even use it on your eye area! It has a very soft rose scent and I love how it leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated, it's almost like having a face cream and cleanser in one! Pond's also advise that you can use their cold cream cleanser as a face mask by simply applying quite a thick layer of it onto your skin, leaving it on for about 1 minute and then rinsing the product off. I've tried this and I'm really impressed with the results, it did really leave my with baby soft skin!
Pond's  Institute Natural Beauty, RRP £4.07
This is the latest skincare offering from Pond's. The product contains green tea, glycerin and Vitamin B3. Green tea acts as an antioxidant and protects your skin against environmental damage, while the glycerin and Vitamin B3 really hydrate your skin and help fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This moisturiser feels really cooling and fresh on my skin when I first apply it. It does take a few minutes to absorb into my skin, but once it's fully absorbed, my skin feels soft and moisturised. These days, anti-ageing skincare is really expensive and with many brands, you are looking at spending at least £40 on a day creams that help fight the signs of ageing. I know not everyone wants to spend that much on their moisturiser, so if you are looking for a more affordable option that isn't going to break the bank, the Pond's Natural Beauty cream is one I'd really recommend!
Pond's Institute Eye Controur Cream
Pond's Institute Eye Contour Cream, RRP £7.99
I love the packaging of this product! Most other eye creams I have tried come in a little pot you dip your finger in. The Pond's Eye Contour Cream however comes in a little squeezy tube, which is a lot more hygenic because you don't end up transferring germs from your fingers back into the product. The product itself contains Vitamins A, E and B5, as well as avocado and jojoba oil. This formula is designed to reduce puffiness and smooth the delicate eye area. The first thing I noticed when I applied this cream is how cooling it feels on your eye area. It almost feels like you've popped a chilled cucumber slice on your eyes! Another thing I've found is that this eye cream is really hydrating. When you apply it, it really leaves your delicate eye are feeling soft and moisturised. Most importantly perhaps, the Pond's Eye Contour Cream is unperfumed so it's suitable for sensitive skin and won't irritate your eyes. I know I've said this before and I'll say it again, the skin around our eyes is 30% thinner than the rest of our skin and as such, it needs special care. If you can't afford to fork out a fortune on high end eye creams and looking for a good drugstore alternative, give the Pond's Eye Contour Cream a go!
Overall I am very impressed with the Pond's products I received. My favourite product is definitely the Cold Cream Cleanser, which I can easily see becoming part of my skin cleansing routine!
Pond's Institute products are available from Boots, Tesco, Asda, Superdrug and online at Boots.com.
Which Pond's products have you tried?
Nuala xxx
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  1. Ponds was one of the first beauty brands I worked with years ago on my first blog I think although I haven't used them for years. I love the idea of using "cold creams" it sounds so glamourous vintage.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. It really does. I hadn't tried the brand till now but my mum is very familiar with their products xx

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  2. These products sound really good! I've never tried anything from this brand but I think I might try the cleanser and the eye cream! Still on the hunt to find a perfect cleanser, I love my hot cloth when I'm in a shower but in the morning I prefer something quicker & easier. Great post babe <3 xxxxxx

    www.thestylekhaleesi.com

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  3. Some of the Ponds products are really nice!

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  4. I'm desperate to try Pond's! It looks so good!

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    jessica
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    1. They products are lovely and so affordable! xxx

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  5. My experince with Pons product that they smells amazingly nice! Followed!

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  6. Oooh here's a blast from the past. For only four quid a jar, I think I'd be good returning back to these cold creams until I secure my next job. Cheap and effective. Can't complain!

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    1. I know, best thing about the products is that they are so affordable! xxx

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  7. Thanks for the little mention :) I have a different favourite product to you but you'll have to wait for my post next week to find out hehe xxx

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    1. Ohhh lokking forward to finding out what your favourite one is! xx

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