Sunday, March 24, 2013

POND'S Luminous Line - #LuminousEffect Review

I've seen advertisements for POND'S and have seen the skincare products at stores but have never bought them.  There's no real reason why I haven't made a POND'S purchase before but it's a brand I'll definitely consider in the future. 

I received products from POND'S Luminous Line.  Although I haven't used them for a long time, I'm happy with the results that I've had during the short period of time I've tried them on my skin.  Feeling luminous is a confidence booster and I like the responsiveness of my body after doing something that makes me feel luminous.  I also like the clean, fresh feeling that POND'S Luminous Line gives my skin.

There are four products in the POND'S Luminous Line:

Luminous Moisture - This moisturizing formula is made with illuminating minerals known to improve skin’s natural radiance. Plus, it protects your skin against damaging sun rays with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.  As soon as I apply the Luminous Moisture to my face, I can instantly feel my skin tightening and firming.  It's almost like my facial skin is undergoing a transformation.  The sunscreen in this formula will be particularly helpful when the sun's rays are out this summer.  It's my favorite product in the line.

Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser - This product gently draws out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin. It contains soft white Kaolin clay, a natural mineral known to act like a magnet to gently drawn out deep-dwelling impurities.  It also contains effective emollients such as Glycerin which draws moisture from the environment, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.  This beauty product helps cleanse my skin and I like the way my skin feels softer after application.

Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser - This product is to be used every day to deeply clean and gently exfoliate dull skin. Allure magazine named Luminous Clean™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser a Best of Beauty award winner.  It also contains soft white Kaolin clay and gentle microbeads.  Although it's recommended to use this product every day, I have been and will keep using it every other day.  That's because I only shower every other day to keep my skin from drying out.  To apply, I put a small amount on my face and let it sit.  After a few minutes, I wash it off with water.  The microbeads help rid dead skin. 

Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes - These soft, textured cleansing cloths gently draw out trapped makeup and impurities to instantly revive dull skin. This is the product that I can see myself using most often.  I wear a lot of makeup and it's imperative that it's removed on a daily basis.  The minute I don't, I have breakouts.  The towelettes are convenient because I can just grab one and wipe off all the makeup.  They're moistened with soft white Kaolin clay and moisturizing ingredients.  They effectively remove the grit, sweat and makeup from my face and neck area.  I wouldn't recommend using them around the eye area because the towelettes are soapy and could possibly cause irritation.

As I mentioned, I'm  happy with the results of POND'S Luminous line so far.  They are all hypoallergenic and have a floral, feminine perfumed scent.

POND'S is partnering with supermodel Molly Sims to help women look luminous everyday.  This month, Sims has joined POND'S to help women experience the "luminous effect" that comes with having great skin.  Together, they have launched the "POND'S 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge," a 30-day photo sweepstakes featuring daily challenges to inspire women to share photos of their happiest, most radiant moments.  Thirty prizes will be awarded.  Up to April 2nd, women can upload pictures to the POND'S Facebook page or share via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #LuminousEffect.

Molly Sims' Tips for Looking Luminous:

Picture Perfect: My secret to feeling and looking camera ready starts with radiant skin. I rely on POND’S® Luminous Moisture™ Day Lotion with SPF 15 to brighten dull skin. The new moisturizer is enriched with illuminating minerals and contains SPF 15 that protects against skin-damaging rays.

Nighttime Ritual: I never go to bed without washing my face. As a busy mom, I go for time savers wherever possible. I like a cleanser that both cleanses and removes makeup in one step. POND’S® Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently draws out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin.

Feed the Glow: I start the day off with a green juice to kick start my morning. It keeps me energized and does wonders for my complexion.

Feel the Burn: Early morning exercise puts color on my cheeks and improves my whole body circulation. A great workout also helps to enhance my skin color and complexion.

Buff Your Way to Beautiful: For great circulation and even tone skin, I recommend exfoliating your face, body and even your lips. It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time.

Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best. I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.

Lights, Camera: Every woman can look luminous from within – but great lighting can help, too. One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.

Glowing Touch: A highlighter is one of my favorite beauty tricks to instantly look healthier and younger. I apply it anywhere that needs a little radiance: under my eyes to minimize dark circles and on the brow bone to draw attention to my eyes.

Lighten Up: When posing for pictures, I make a point to smile big. Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.

What makes you feel luminous?

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network.  By posting, I am eligible for incentive.  I received products for review but was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Masshole Mommy said...

This stuff sounds great. My mother has always used Ponds stuff and swears by it. I need to start taking better care of my face, so I may just try some of this myself.