I like this, but not for my face - too sensitive for this formula. The baby powder scent is much too strong.
But it works well in helping me manage the KP on my legs and upper arms. Very moisturising + the strong scent does not linger on my body.
Would I buy this again? For KP management, Yes. I purchased a 7oz jar at a sale price of $6 USD incl tax, which was a *steal* since Amlactin & LacHyrdrin generally retail for $17 for 7.9oz, ($14 sale price). Even at the full retail price of $10, this Ponds formula is a great value for my intentions. Also, Amlactin tends to leave a very strong sour smell on my skin (which transfers to my clothes). That might explain why Ponds did not go unscented with this formulation.
I love this stuff. I have somewhat sensitive, fair, easily reddended skin. Lots of things make me break out or cause fairly bad rashes. This one has done none of those things and I've used it on and off for about a year. I mostly use it when I feel like I need some extra moisture, like if I notice some dry flaky patches, I'll use this for a few nights and not only will it moisturize, but the lactic acid ingredient works great for getting rid of dead skin cells. Overall I really like it. The scent is definitely pretty strong, and I'd prefer it be unscented, but it doesn't bother me enough not to use it.
PROS: Great rich but sort of fluffy texture. Not oily but very moisturizing. Price is good.
CONS: I have sensitive skin and got a little stinging and redness that didn't go away. The fragrance made my nose itch the whole time I had it on (hours). It's that very perfumey smell some put in their night creams. Ugh.
ALTERNATES: Dr. Lewinn's night cream that is sold at Walmart has almost no fragrance. My new love is Derma e's Hyaluronic Acid night cream.
I'm in my mid 30s, have fairly youthful looking skin, and want to keep it that way. I've never used wrinkle creams, or even moisturizers, on my face because I'm prone to breakouts. Incidentally, I've also never been a makeup wearer. I decided that it was time to start being proactive in caring for my skin so I started picking up a variety of products to experiment with. I was at Target and found a 1.75oz sample of this for under $2 so I figured that I had nothing to lose; I mean, I trusted the Pond's brand. How wrong I was.
That night I was still concerned about using a heavy cream type product on my face so I decided to try it on my neck area only. It seemed to absorb just fine and I finished my routine. Right before I switched off the light I noticed a little pinkness on my neck, but I didn't feel anything so I figured it was nothing. Two nights later I used it again, same place on my neck, again saw a little redness after completed my routine, but I had the same reaction the first time too so I wasn't alarmed and I didn't have the experience with products to know that this was a really bad sign. Three days later I showered in the morning and put this cream on my neck and within five minutes my neck was red and burning. I washed my neck as gingerly as a could with a facial cleanser and put a cool cloth on it. I called the customer support number on the jar to see if I could find out which ingredient is most likely to cause this reaction and how to treat it. The Pond's customer service person had no info and no suggestions other than to see a dermatologist.
It has now been about 2 weeks and the skin on my neck is still discolored, although improving. I'm most concerned about the feel of the skin that was damaged though; it feels very thin and dry still, and when I run my fingers lightly across it the skin kind of ripples. I've been using a Yes to Carrots moisturizer to try to repair the damage. THANK GOD I didn't put this on my face.
On the product it says "Discontinue use if rash or irritation appears." It's obvious to me now that I should have stopped using it after the first time when I saw my neck pinking up. I guess I didn't recognize soon enough that what I saw the first time was a negative reaction. So, PSA follows:
**WARNING**Discontinue use of this product at the first sign of any discoloration, or dryness, including slight pinkness of the area.
wow,and wow again.i had to take time and write a review.this is great stuff.a must for anybody who wants great skin.not greasy,only truly lovable skin.thank u ladies.this is one site which gives genuine reveiws.
I've been using this as part of my night time skin care routine for about 6 months now, and love it. It's an integral part of my routine, and I am proud to say that I am never guessed above 30 (I am 40). This has helped me keep that look. It makes my skin very soft, softens lines, and leaves a dewy, smooth complexion. No pore clogging, and I don't mind the smell of baby powder. It is a jar, which isn't my favorite thing; but, I just us a makeup spatula to apply it, so it's not that big a deal.
I don't use it during the day because, while my skin doesn't feel at all greasy, there does seem to be something of a sheen left behind that I don't care for.
This is an incredible value. I got my jar at Kmart for about $8, and I still have about half of it left. Compared to other, more expensive creams, this gives far better results for me than most at half to a third of the price. So, I'll definitely keep purchasing!
I love this moisturizer! It does not leave a sticky feeling on the skin and makes it super soft. Even the lines on my face have plumped up and softened. I don't really care for the baby powder smell or the jar but its well worth it. I'm going to keep re purchasing this until they change the ingredients.
Traveling and needed a nightime moisturizer, saw this on the shelf , which I've never seen this before, so I thought I'd try it. I know many people don't like jars but that doesn't bother me so it's a non-issue for me. It's a rather thick cream with an aroma of days gone by. I used it after cleansing alone as I didn't have my serums with me and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. In the morning my skin was nicely hydrated, actually looked plump and smooth. No irritation which is huge for me and no clogged pores. This was a very happy purchase all things considered and I will definately keep this is my rotation. Will re-purchase when the jar is gone, although I think it will last a good long while. For reference my skin is dry/mature/sensitive w/mild rosacea.
Ponds cremes are a staple in any Mexican womans skincare regime, but they don't get much attention in the US. This cream is amazing. It leaves my skin well rested, nicely plump and hydrated the entire day. The large tub last 2-3 months and that a small amt of time considering I use it as a night creme as well. Great bang for your buck!
I am of Mexican descent and started using Ponds moisturizers about 5 years ago, following my mother's recommendation. First of all, I should state that my 61 year old mother looks about ten years younger. She has a few fine lines around the eyes, and some skin laxity. However, when I compare her to her age counter parts, she looks amazing.
I am going to go ahead and agree with some of the other posts that this product is HUGE in Mexico. It's how I found out about the amazing benefits of this moisturizer.
I have been into skincare since I was 12 years old. I started with Clinique, and have tried everything under the sun: La Mer, Clarins, Skinceuticals, Eminence, Philosophy, Origens, Cetaphil, Oil of Olay, and so on. I am BIG on skincare. I am also a beauty industry professional.
This is the BEST moisturizer on the market under $50, and I would venture to say that it can hold its own against high-end product. It is perfect for skin that seeks mild chemical exfoliation and mid-grade moisturizing. I recommend this moisturizer for dry skin, combination skin, but not for oily skin or overly dry skin. I saw better results in my 2 years of using this exact Ponds product than I did from my 2 years on La Mer products. With La Mer, I used the creme and the serum without seeing any results. La Mer is a great moisturizer, don't get me wrong. But, I did not see anything beyond the 'amazing moisturizing qualities'. The serum and the creme both lay claim to so much more, and I just didn't see it. I stayed on the product for 2 years, so after spending thousands of dollars on that product - I can say that I prefer Ponds.
The second listed ingredient is Lactic Acid, so you know that you are getting what you paid for. I don't recommend using this product and also a Retinol product, if you have sensitive skin. I was using both Retin-A and Rejuveness, and it became a bit too much. My skin was showing erythema and was sensitive to the touch and sun. I have since discontinued my Retin-A protocol. All I use is my Rejuveness, and I love it! My skin looks great, is smooth, moisturized, and plump to the touch.
I don't have any wrinkles or skin laxity and I am 37 years old. I could pass for a 27 year old, and while some of it is genetic - some of it is Ponds.