Pond's Acne Clear Facial Foam, 50g
Bought for: Free | SRP: not more than P100
Bought from: Sampleroom
None too long ago, I swore not to buy any products from Pond's skin care line because most of the time they do not work on me, worse case scenario is the breaking out part. However, I am always easily swayed by advertisements and rave reviews without instilling on my mind that not everything that works for other people will also work for me.
Anyway, as I was checking out my mail box, I received subscription mail from Sampleroom that I can get free shipping if I buy their featured Pond's products. Turned out, Pond's Acne Clear Facial Foam is included in the list. What awful thing could it give me as it was for free? I could simply give this to friends or throw it away if I feel like it. Roll a few weeks, even being skeptical about the idea, I tried the product so I can review it here.
Formulated with the world's first Active Thymo-T Essence, Pond's Acne Clear uses unique Lock + Clear Technology that works in 3 days to eliminate acne at the root, for smooth clear skin.
Wet your face. Squeeze a pea-sized amount of facial wash on your hand and lather with water. Massage and on face and rinse thoroughly. In case of contact with eyes, rinse with water immediately. Store away from direct sunlight and heat.
Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Water, Propylene Glycol , Potassium Hydroxide , Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Decyl Glucoside , Glyceryl Stearate, Perfume, Terpineol, DMDM Hydantoin, Salicylic Acid, Thymol, Polyquaternium-7, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Benzoate
The product is housed in an easy squeeze tube with a cap that shuts tight with a click. As usual, I like this type of container as it easily dispenses products and is super convenient to use. The size of the 50g tube is small enough to bring during travel. Overall, the packaging is so simple but looks really clean and promising.
To see the effects, at first, I decided to give this a try for a week. If nothing awful happens, I would continue for more weeks. I thought one week is already long enough to notice significant effects as this product claims to dry pimples up in a span of just three days. So, how long did it really take me before I stopped using? 10 days. I followed the direction even used it together with the Acne Clear Leave-On Anti Acne twice a day for faster results. I also focus on problematic areas by massaging the product into those areas for a few more times than the rest of my face.
If my senses are not mistaken, this product smells like its corresponding leave-on gel which smells herbal for me. Just like most of Pond's products, this is heavily-fragranced so its scent, correct me if I am wrong, may be off-putting to some.
TEXTURE / CONSISTENCY / EASE OF APPLICATION
The product has the consistency of almost any foaming wash in the market--white in color, a little thick in consistency and easy to massage on skin. You have to dilute it in water to lather into a foamy texture. A pea-size amount is enough to clean the whole face.
EXPERIENCE / RESULTS
During the first three days, my skin reacts like how it usually do whenever I try products for the first time. I got tiny pimples from my lower cheeks up to my jaw area as well as on my forehead. I continued using in the hope of getting rid of these just how I always do if I am really hiyang to a product. Few days passed and they started to reduce in sizes but then, another set of breakouts kept coming back and the cycle goes on. 10 days maybe too short so it really pains me that I got several breakouts in super short period of time. In 10 days of trying this product, I did not get rid of my pimples.
On a lighter note, this product really removes dirt and oil on the skin as it leaves my face squeaky clean. It also controls oil for a few more hours and I notice that I don't get super shiny all day and that I had to blot excess oils fewer times than before. However, I find the formula a little drying on my skin though a lot of reviews claim that this product is non-drying.
WOULD I REPURCHASE?
No because it did nothing more than cleanse my dirty face and prevents oil. Since I am pimple and acne-prone, I am really aiming for those products who really and effectively target existing and prevent future breakouts. Nonetheless, a tube is affordable so you might want to give this a try. It may not work for me but it may work for you, who knows?
Have you already give Pond's Acne Clear Facial Foam a try? Any thoughts? Happy blogging!