Anita's Fantabulous Beauty Blog

Review of Pond’s Dry Skin Cream

Posted in Moisturizers, Rating: C, Review, Skin by Anita on August 11, 2010

On the surface, this may appear to be the holy grail of basic nighttime moisturizers. While the photo makes it look dull, I think the packaging is nice and elegant. The cream is rich, and has a very nice fresh scent. Moisturizers very well.

After I finish cleansing my face, applying my toners, and if I’m feeling like it, applying my mask, my skin feels like the Sahara desert. I take out this heavenly jar of wonderfulness. It feels very nice in my hand, by the way.

I open the lid with ease. I dip my fingers into the pot of hope and joy and rub it onto my awaiting face. A sense of release bursts through me as the plastic cage on my face is relinquished…

But wait.

Yeah, it can never be that good, huh? Especially when you can pick this little jar up at the drugstore for $3.

BEHOLD, THE INGREDIENTS:

Water, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Ceresin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Oleate, Candelilla Wax, Triethanolamine, Laureth 23, Fragrance, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

First of all, if you’re worried about such a thing, it’s packed full of comedogenic ingredients. And while I’ve not a clue if mineral oil has any effect on my skin, I do know that Isopropyl Palmitate is the worst thing since MJ’s above-the-ankle pants. I have rosacea, and from my experience, it doesn’t just go away. You can flair it up, you can calm it down. But it won’t die. Isopropyl Palmitate is to my skin as blow torch is to shaving cream can.

If you don’t have rosacea, I think you’d like this product. I’ve probably had about 2 or 3 pimples within the several month’s time of using this, but that could have been because of a lot of things.

I’m sorry, Mr Ponds. We’ve set one too many arguments ablaze for my to consider reconciliation.

Rating: C

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  1. Jamie said, on August 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    You forgot mention how how it gives you pimples… *SOB* I’m disappointed in you sister, And to think I looked up to you… *SIGH…*

    • Anita said, on August 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

      DIRECT QUOTE:

      If you don’t have rosacea, I think you’d like this product. I’ve probably had about 2 or 3 pimples within the several month’s time of using this, but that could have been because of a lot of things.

  2. oriolesmagic521 said, on August 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

    *sob* I feel so stupid XD. I never heard of rosacea before you mentioned you had it, and when I google it, it sounds as if I have it as well.

    • Anita said, on August 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      if you do, just avoid products that contain Isopropyl Palmitate (which you will discover is in most body lotions; but it’s fine for your body, just not for face). And lean towards products that say it calms your skin. It reduces redness.

  3. oriolesmagic521 said, on August 17, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Lol okay, Neetykins

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