Ponds • Radiance Restored Age-Defying Skin Brightening SPF 15 • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This stuff ROCKS! Its my favorite day time moisturizer by far. It actually "brightens" my face. I look even better towards the end of the day. I'm not sure if it has little shimmery bits or what but I was using another high end moisturizer (shiseido) for a few weeks and my skin was looking sallow and discolored (i have to admit it was super hydrated) but then I saw this on my counter and decided to use it again and then towards the end of the day went to look in the mirror and WOW. It actually improved the color and tone of my skin. It was noticeably even and bright. Hopefully they will not discontinue this.
Packaging- awesome that it comes in a pump bottle so its hygienic, but the bottle is not see-thru so you cant tell if you're running out.
Smell - a bit intense, kind of "make-upy" if that makes sense but its a small price to pay for how effective it is. Also, I'm not one of those ppl that is bothered by strong smells in makeup and skin care products. If you are, then you might want to reconsider getting this.
You know what would make this super awesome? if they made a super hydrating version of this for night-time without the SPF. Oh yeah and a brightening night-eye cream too :) Who knew Pond's could make such a great product? Try it, it will likely blow you away.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I picked up this product as a less expensive drugstore alternative to pricer brands. Just like foundations, I am always on the hunt for the perfect moisturizer. Especially if I can find it at the local drugstore. I have aging skin, redness and occasionally sensitive skin. I don't have problems with acne but do have blackheads/enlarged pores. I feel this product is about one of the best I've tried from a drugstore brand for a daily type moisturizer. It's light, easily absorbed, has not irritated my skin and I don't mind the smell. I agree that I would like the SPF to be higher, but this is fine for daily use. I will switch it out with more intensive moisturizing products come wintertime and this might not work for the humid summertime as my face produces more oil & sweat but for fall & spring, I expect this will be fine.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really like this moisturizer. It is full of wonderful ingredients like soy and grape seed extract, which are powerful antioxidants. I like that it has spf15 and that it includes zinc oxide which is a very stable and highly effective sunscreen ingredient. I have oily skin, and Radiance Restored absorbs completely into my skin and does not break me out. It is creamy and smooth, and does seem to brighten my skin. It leaves my skin with a soft, semi-matte finish ... NOT greasy or oily like many other sunscreen products. I use Radiance Restored in conjunction with Ponds Age defEYE eye cream, and the two work really well for me. I apply Radiance Restored all over my whole face and also OVER the Age defEYE eye cream. I apply Radiance Restored RIGHT UP around my eyes (for spf protection around my eyes) and it has NEVER stung my eyes, or stung my skin, or migrated into my eyes, or irritated my eyes or skin around my eyes in any way. It is very, very gentle and soft on the skin. I am very pleased with this moisturizer and would definitely purchase again! 5 lippies! ____UPDATE_____ Okay, I am updating my review because I believe this moisturizer may be contributing to 2 deep cystic acne spots I have developed in my T-zone. I have very oily skin, and so this lotion is obviously too moisturizing for my skin and is clogging my pores. Rats ... I really like how it looks on my skin too ... it has a pretty "pearl" effect on the skin. Oh well. I know my skin can cause problems, that's just the chance that has to be taken when trying new things. So to sum up, I would say that if you have Normal or Dry skin this should work beautifully for you. But if you have Oily skin you should probably not use this. It's too rich for oily skin. Now I have to use my salicylic acid and retinol products to clear up this break-out on my skin. Oh well. 3 lippies because it would still work well for other skin types, just not for Oily skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Looooove this. It doesn't make me break out, or appear to be shiny. I don't like sparkles in my everyday skincare/make up, and I'm glad it doesn't show up with this. This has a great blend of antioxidants and strong SPF. I hope Ponds never discontinues it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a nice, lightweight moisturizer with an SPF15. I may not have used it long enought to notice any skin brightening, but I will update when I notice for sure if it does or it doesn't. I do like the pump container.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was looking for a moisturizer with SPF with brighteners, but this is not a favorite of mine. I like that it comes in pump-form, to avoid finger contamination. However, I found that the consistency to be very tacky, even on damp skin. This really turned me off, because there are so many other moisturizers with the same properties that feel better going on.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I love this moisturizer. It works equally well in the summer and winter for me. Since I started using this, I have had no breakouts and it has an spf of 15!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have a little red blotch on my face, so I got this product in hopes of clearing it up. No luck, as of present. It may lighten it, (as it says on the box) but it will probably take some serious time. I don't really like the consistency or the scent, only thing it has going good for it is that it has SPF 15. I would not buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this hoping it would give my skin a glow, but on cool PPP/LLL me, the glow doesn't show up at all. I also strongly dislike the scent, which reminds me of hair mousse--not something I want on my face.
I'm giving it two lippies because it does moisturize and it has SPF 15 (although I would prefer SPF 30), but overall, I'm just trying to use it up so I can go back to my tried and true Olay Complete SPF 30.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Moisturizes well, gives skin a slightly dewy finish, and doesn't break me out at all. Wears like a dream under foundation. I like the slight perfumey smell, too. One small complaint: It seems that the amount you get is sort of small. Totally worth it, though. Good stuff.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this for just a few days but, so far so good! I picked this up to help stave of the wrinkles I see developing (I'm 31) and help with the ashiness and blotchiness. It does take a little work to rub in but I don't mind because it feels good to lightly massage it in. It goes on a little pearly but leaves a nice non-pink glow (on me anyway). The ingredients looked good and I especially liked that it had zinc oxide as the sunscreen. I like the packaging. It is pretty and has a pump that dispenses the product nicely. The scent is mild and pleasing. Best of all, my skin looks better than it has in months! I was using the Elizabeth Arden/Walmart line Skin Simple previous to this. I gave this a 4 because I haven't been using it very long. I will come back and give it a 5 if it continues like this! BTW, the price was very reasonable...I paid $11.99.
Edit: It's been 2 weeks now & this is too much for summer - it's breaking me out, so I took one lippie off. I'll probably do better with this in the winter.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the newest skincare product line from Pond's. It lists lots of antioxidents and good things for skin + contains zinc oxide for SPF 15 which sounded good to me. I applied this after washing my face and was disappointed with the spreading consistency of product. This definitely did not moisturize my skin and you had to kind of rub it in to so no white shows. It did have a very pleasant scent. I'm used to skincare products sinking quickly into my skin and applying easily. This product did not do either. I returned back to store.