This cream is so nice in the winter when my skin gets really dry. I use it at night after I've washed my face. It is very thick, but it sinks in within a few minutes.
I took off one lipstick because the smell is very "powdery" but when my skin is really dry I can overlook that aspect. Definitely a staple in my "winter cosmetics".
Ouch! Withen secounds of applying this, my face was birght red and was burning. It is not suiable for sensative skin at all! Also very, very greasy. And the ingredaints in this product are horrible for skin, and many of them cause breakouts. I expected better of ponds.
I've had this for a while... last winter I think - because my skin was so dry and was begging for hydration. This cream can really do that for me during the winter seasons. Also, it is great to use after you've used dehydrating cleanser or toner or something - stuff w/ medication (salicylic acid...) can dry out your skin. This thing really soothes dry skin and make it nice and smooth. I only use this at night because it can be kinda oily sometimes... not always. I wouldn't use this during the summer unless my skin is crazy dry. No, this would make me too greasy during the summer.
I don't know if I'd repurchase. I like the smell, and the soothingness... but I think there other moisturizers that isn't as oily. It's a good purchase for those who are just getting into make up though - cheap and good for all skin really :)
So I never thought I would EVER use this product; it just seemed much to rich for my skin and something my mom would use, and yet I love it! I have pretty normal skin, although currently I've been breaking out on my cheeks. Believe me, I was terrified when I first smoothed it onto my face that I'd wake up with 50 billion pimples, and then I didn't! It made my normal/combo skin so smooth, glowy, and hydrated. It hasn't caused me any more breakouts (although to be fair it hasn't done anything for the breakouts I have right now) and it hasn't made my zits worse. The smell is fresh and comforting, the texture is divine, and besides the unsanitary aspect of a tub I kind of like dipping my fingers into a glass jar (it feels elegant). Also the price cannot be beat. For fall/ winter it's def HG.
OH and yea yea yea I know all about the bad press mineral oil gets and how it's so bad for you, but if people have been using this for years and aging beautifully (my 58 y/o mother who looks about 45 being one example) then it can't really be doing anything THAT bad.
I normally have combination/oily skin, but during my pregnancy, my cheeks were extremely dry. Since I chose not to use any type of anti-aging, acne, etc products on my skin during my pregnancy, I chose this moisturizer since it was a basic heavy cream without all the bells and whistles. While it was amazing on my dry cheeks, it gave me horrible cystic acne! I assumed for weeks that it was just pregnancy hormones until I read something about an ingredient that can cause acne (i forget the name!) and I found that it is in this cream. I switched back to OOO complete and my acne cleared right up, though my cheeks became drier again. I have since switched to Cetaphil moisturizing cream and love it! It moisturizes my extremely dry post pregnancy skin and no breakouts
This is way too oily! Everutime I had this on I felt like someone sprayed my face with vegtebale oil or something. You get the point..lol. It broke me out terribly too..it has mineraloil in it ... so if you are sensitive to mineral oil I do not recommend this. When I applied this and then my make...my make up would just melt right off..
I love this product.
It has a great smell, and completely moisturises the skin, leaving it softer and smoother than before.
It is also a great cleanser and gets rid of all my make up in one swipe. I use a damp cotton pad to remove the cream and you can see how much foundation it gets off. I have found that it is a lot better than all the expensive alternatives (I have a Lancome milk cleanser which removes hardly any make up, leaving it all visible in my pores).
I would definitely recommend this to someone with dry skin, however if you have oily skin and are keen to try this, go slowly to make sure you don't break out.
The tub lasts forever - I am only halfway through my second one and have been using Ponds daily since before Christmas 2008.
Finally, it is extremely good value for money.
This is a good moisturizer but the scent is completely overwhelming.
Oh my god. I cannot rave enough about this product. *Sighs*
Okay. It is so nice and creamy and it just feels really nice, but it isn't super greasy. When I bought this, I didn't think it would be as good as it is. I couldn't find the small 3 oz one, so I got the big 10 oz one, thinking that if it doesn't work out as a face moisturizer, its okay if i get the big one because I can use it as a body moisturizer.
Well, it is one of the best face moisturizers i have ever tried. I have combination normal type skin. After I wash my face (Biore 4 in 1), it isn't very oily at all, (It's never really shiny anyway, but it is oily...not much though) but my face isn't stripped either. So, when I put this on for the first time, I was expecting it to leave my forehead all shiny again, and just make me look oily and greased up like many creams do sometimes. This did NOT do that AT ALL!! it is so super moisturizing, but I did NOT look greasy AT ALL!!
I had a glow. A small glow, but it was so obvious that it was a glow, not oil. It looked fantastic. I love it. It makes my skin look healthy and glowy and dewy and awake! And i love that. My face just looked amazing. I mean, it was radiant and fresh looking. Not oily looking in the least bit.
IT is such a good product.
The packaging is nice also, because you get plenty of product and can get to the last drop of it. Also, unlike many screw on cap jars, this cap goes on easily. It doesn't go on unevenly. I don't know how to explain it but the packaging is good. Very unique shape also. =)
At first I thought it was a little expensive and was going to buy something else, but then I realized how much product i'm actually getting, and how this cream can be used for anything! So, it was worth it.
I highly recommend this product. BUT! If you have super oily skin and after you wash your face your skin still looks pretty oily, I don't think you should use this. I wouldn't know if you should because i don't have that type of skin, but maybe it would just kinda blend in with the oil or something and make u look greased up, instead of giving the natural glow its supposed to.
But all in all, fantastic product. I will repurchase this forever and ever. Beats my clinique moisturizers like no other. And you don't have much to lose. If it doesn't work for you as a face moisturizer, its a great body moisturizer also...So, yeah!
THANK YOU PONDS FOR MAKING SUCH AN AMAZING PRODUCT THAT GIVES A NATURAL GLOW AND DEWY FINISH INSTEAD OF A GREASED UP LOOK LIKE OTHER PRODUCTS!! WOOHOOO!
I really like this product, but i am not sure if it is non-comedogenic.....if anyone knows please tell me! It feels really good when applied to the skin, and rubs in well..it is quite greasy but it does make my skin glow overall, and has helped a lot with my dry dry skin.