Tuesday, January 4, 2011

AMW Reviews: Pond's Gold Radiance + Aranaz Clutch Giveaway! --- Contest Closed!

Just when I thought I won't get around reviewing this product, the day has arrived!  I've finally used up my Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Wash and thank goodness, it did not cause me any breakouts or severe dryness!  

I got the set end of October and 2 months worth of usage may take time but I guess I'm all ready to speak out my mind about this skincare range!

I've used the whole range while I heard and read mixed reviews on these products, thank you to my skin you weren't that sensitive when you used Pond's Gold Radiance.  Here's my promised reviews to everyone who's waiting for this!  Are you ready to rumble?  grumble? tumble?  Do anything you want but I'm all ready!

Note from AMW: You can refer to THIS POST for each product blurb.

Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam 100g   
(Php249.00/approx $5.79)


Pros 
  • Squeeze type packaging makes it easy to use up product without wastage.
  • Lather up easily.
  • Does not dry out my skin.
  • A super tiny gold specks are inside but I can't feel it when I wash my face.

  • Gives out a brightening look!
  • Skin does not feel tight after washing.
  • A little is enough for the whole face.
  • No skin irritations nor allergies!
Cons
  • Personal choice, I prefer the flip cap, I am clumsy and the cap fell so many times in the past 2 months of usage.
  • May cause allergies to some people.
Tips
  • If you're unsure if the product will work for you or not, test this product by washing this product on the lower chin area first before using it all over your face.
  • Use a pea size amount, add a bit of water, and gently massage onto your face.
  • Never massage hard as the tiny gold specks may scratch your sensitive skin.
  • Ready up with a towel and dab your face dry!  Dab,  not Rub!

Pond's Gold Radiance Day Cream 50g 
(Php799.00/approx $18.50)


Pros
  • Packaging is perfect! Pump makes it easy to control the amount of product needed.

  • Has SPF 15 PA++ which is what our face need on a daily basis.
  • Does not feel heavy on skin.
  • Does not give a white cast.
  • It actually dries out matte which makes a good base to prep up your skin for makeup.
  • No allergies nor skin irritations.
Cons
  • Not enough moisture for dry skin like myself!  
  • I can't seem to know how much product is left!
Tips
  • Pump the product at the back of your 'very clean' hands.
  • Warm the product on your hand first then gently spread it all over your face with a very thin layer.
  • Try not to apply with heavy hand.  Gently massage it on your face with light, feathery strokes.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes before you proceed with your makeup application.
Product applied on hand
and photo of product absorbed




Pond's Gold Radiance Serum 30ml
(Php799.00/approx $18.50)

Pros
  • Gorgeous see-through packaging!
  • You can literally see gold specks!
  • Once applied on skin, the gold specks arent' that obvious.
  • Gets absorbed to the skin easily.
  • Does give instant "glow" on skin without the obvious glitters.
Cons
  • The pump applicator is not working that well, I find myself trying to get product several times.
  • Do not expect this to be moisturizing though.  This serum in my opinion is meant for instant brightening effect!
Tips 
  • Pump a tiny amount of product onto your hand, rub your hands gently together then pat the product onto your face and gently massage.
  • Used prior to day cream.
  • Again test at the back of your ear before splattering the product on your whole face!
  • You can opt to use this daytime or nighttime, I prefer using it on daytime only!
Serum applied on hand, specks of gold visibly seen 
Once absorbed, the gold specks are gone,
but gives a nice "brightening effect"


Pond's Gold Radiance Eye Cream 15ml  
(Php699.00/approx $16.25)

Pros
  • Another nice pump packaging.
  • A little goes a long long long long way!
  • This feels very light and gets absorbed easily.
  • Dries up matte.
Cons
  • Cannot see how much product is left.
  • Cannot see results at once!
Tips
  • Pump once and separate the product with both fingers.
  • Gently dab the product under the eye area.  Do not rub.
  • Dab dab dab until the product gets absorbed under the eye area.
  • If irritations occur, like eye itchiness or puffiness, stop using product immediately!
One pump on hand
Texture is not runny nor difficult to spread




My overall view for the whole set of Pond's Gold Radiance?



The set is great for people who wants to have "brightening" effect that does not cost an arm and leg!  After 2 months of usage, I can't say my face has lightened because I am not dark to start with, what I've noticed is that the "brightened" skin is still there even after the "Shiseido White Lucent Skin Care Samples".  Let's just say, in my personal opinion, this gives out the brightening effect we need but it takes LONGER period of time as compared to the pricier alternatives!  I get to see the brightened skin look in just 1 week with the Shiseido while this took me more than a month to finally see results! (still, this isn't bad as long as we see results right?)

As compared to other Pond's product line, this suits my skin better as it does not dry up my skin as much as the other range BUT, I have to use separate moisturizer though.  Can't blame this line because they have yet to launch their night moisturizer early this year! 

Do you need this?  Well, you can start by using one product at a time, no point in purchasing the whole range at once!  I started with the facial wash first then slowly added each product to my regimen!  In that way, I have this thing on "Not shocking my skin" with new products!

I hope my review is helpful to you, but before I end this post, well, my review is quite late because I waited for 2 months plus to review this product, I am sure some of you have purchased at least ONE product from the line!  If you did, well, I'd love to hear from you and you can win Limited Edition Aranaz Gold Clutch!


How to join?
  • Must be a Philippine Resident.
  • Let me know you're joining the contest by commenting this on the first line of your comment: "I"m a Gold User!"
  • Type in your name and email address.
  • Type in the product you've tried and your experience with it!  As easy as that!
  • You can type in more than one comment if you've used more than 1 Pond's Gold Radiance product!
  • Contest starts today until January 31, 2010.  One Winner will be announced on my favorite month --- February.
  • Note: Winner have to pick up the prize at Nuffnang Office (Unit 2E03-2E05 Building 5, 925 Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)
Tweetie De Leon owns one


The lucky beauty bloggers have their own too!


Now isn't it high time for you to own one too?  Fashion forecast for 2011 --- Classic is IN!!!


Goodluck!
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



23 comments:

  1. naintriga naman ako sa serum haha :D

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  2. Im a Gold User!!
    kriz matel
    kriz.matel@gmail.com

    I am not really a fan of Pond's products because for some reason those that I tried irritated my skin. So I wasn't sure of really purchasing this until this weekend . Im also a sucker for anything gold so I gave it a try. To my surprise, the Facial Foam really did wonder on my skin! My face felt softer and smoother and most importantly, it didnt irritate my skin! Yay for the gold range!

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  3. joyceongco at yahoo dot com

    joyce co

    "I"m a Gold User!"

    I tried the foam cleanser and what i liked about it is that it upon using and washing my face, my face feels really clean but not tight. and oh, i love the gold really!

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  4. "I"m a Gold User!"
    my email add" mems_tuico@yahoo.com.ph

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  5. I'm a Gold User!

    Anne Manzano
    lady_anne07@yahoo.com

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  6. Good morning contest joiners! Please read instructions carefully and you have to "Type in the product you've tried and your experience with it." Goodluck!

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  7. graze_292002[at]yahoo[dot]com
    mary grace decena

    I'm a gold user!


    I'm not a fan of Ponds because it breaks me out, I dont know why. When I was in Watsons and spotted this gold line by Ponds.

    I bought Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam and by surprise it kinda make my skin glow and moisturized. I'm suffering from dry skin because of my excess use of apricot scrub. but now It feels smooth and soft. I hope it didnt break me out :)

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  8. Nice review Nikki. it is the gold clutch that intrigued me the most since I'm not hiyang with Pond's. Thanks for the comprehensive review. :)

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  9. w00t! the gold clutch is so attention grabbing! i can imagine snatch thief might just come after me thinking that i am holding a gold bar!

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  10. Happy New Year!!! I hope you have a good 2011 as well. :)

    I have never heard of these Ponds products but they sound really great!

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  11. I"m a Gold User! I just bought the Pond's Gold Radiance facial foam days ago but I am already loving the effects it give on my skin; - brighter and softer! (and best of all, no break outs!). I will be doing a more intensive review on my blog perhaps after a month of using it. :)

    purplewhyt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Not joining but wow.. that clutch looks so super pretty!

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  13. I"m a Gold User!

    Emiliana Sison
    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

    Pond's Gold Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ works well for me! I got hold of it in my search for some anti-aging solutions and I haven't got break outs since then. I even use it as a base for makeup.
    I love the handy pump packaging which allows me to carry it around.

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  14. Since i was in High School i use Pond's products , im so loving the Pond's Gold Radiance day cream , it gives glow to my rough face lol . <3 <3 <3 . I'll be happy if i win the promo .

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  15. jhing.limbo@yahoo.com
    madonna felizardo

    im a GOld User!
    NOW!!im turning 32 this feb , kaya naman sobrang worried ako mag ka wrinkles o kya mag ka blemish dahil sabi nila once you turn 30 mag iistart n mag build up lahat ng problems sa akin mo , kaya naman lahat ng products sinubukan ko lalo n mga anti aging... nang malaman ko about s bago nyo product sumubok agad ako dahil na rin tiwala ako talaga s mga products nyo eversince Pond's Gold Radiance Cream kagad ang binili ko at natuwa ako dahil ang bilis makita o maramdaman ng effect at napansin ko mabilis din ma absorbed ng balat kya mas lalo umepekto kagad napaka light pa sa balat after ko pinahid s face ko. Malaki tiwala ko s Pond's from bottles to sachet mas naging affordable n laht ang product nyo. kya thank you for keeping us beautiful so easily...

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  16. I"m a Gold User!

    Hazel dela Victoria
    hazhench@yahoo.com

    Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam is best for me.
    I'm really addicted when it comes to gold. Everything that are gold through dress, shoes, and all stuffs for girls. When I visit my sister's house, I saw a Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam. I tried it without asking her permission and hurriedly use it. After washing i was amazed of the tiny gold specks that i gently apply to my face. I think to myself that i will going to buy that Pond's product. I was just so unlucky that i cannot afford that time to buy. But last few days, my salary is up and i go to any drug stores or supermarkets just to grab one product and give a try. Too Lucky for me i got one. I keep using it again and again it gently replenish my skin and does not even dry my skin. I did not really regret using it. And I can say that even all golds are not glittering, This Pond's Gold makes my skin Glitter in a perfect way.

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  17. "I"m a Gold User!"

    Marilou B. Sawit
    malu0219(at)yahoo(dot)com

    I used Pond's Gold Radiance Youth Reviving Eye Cream. I'm a Virtual Assistant and more often than not, I'm always puyat. I tried this after using and testing eye roll on and I observed that slowly but surely, my under eyes are looking great than before. As time passes by, what I realized is that aside from day cream and night cream, it is very important to have eye cream by my side since I am not getting any younger.This is priceless for people like me who can't afford Belo :))

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  18. Jamie Tan
    mie_bubbly (at) yahoo.com

    I am a big fan of Ponds ever since I reached adolescence. My mom was also an avid user of Pond's and it was with her (and how I noticed Pond's products in her vanity table) where I learned what brand to trust when it comes to my facial products. I always loved Pond's face wash and tested out almost everything from the Pond's Clear face wash to the pure white(active carbon) face wash. A few month's ago I saw the newest line from Pond's while I watching TV and reminded myself to get the Facial foam and day cream. It had been almost a month since I first started using it and I love love love how fresh I always feel when I wash my face with Pond's facial wash. My only piece of con for this facial wash compared to the other line of Pond's is it lacks microbreads and that feeling of thorough face cleansing. Everything else about the Gold Radiance Facial foam, I really love- the smell, the slight glittery colour and that it is affordable! When it comes to the Pond's day cream, I apply it before placing make-up on my face. I like that it suits my natural tone and doesn't make me look like a ghost-ly appearance. My only comment about the day cream is that sometimes when I sweat, my face looks a bit oily when I dabbed the cream on that day. (I have a normal skin btw.) Anyway, these are just my thoughts about 2 products I used from the Gold Line. I've been a long fan of Pond's and I must say, I love how they always upgrade their products! Hurrah Ponds! :)

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  19. "I'm a Gold User!"
    cmlla_monique@yahoo.com

    i'm a ponds user,
    i love really love their cream
    ponds detox cream (the gold one)...
    i used, if i run out of bb cream..
    i have oily skin but this ponds cream, does't even make my face more oily, because most people will think since its cream and u used it as a replacement of for bb cream, i think it will just make your face more oily
    but no it did not,
    and its very affordable...

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  20. I"m a Gold User!
    Richelle Pick
    richelle_pick@yahoo.com

    I use Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam, I can say that I'm a POND's Addict every new line I try it and POND's never fail me.. I'm using activated carbon before this Gold series when I tried Gold Radiance Facial Foam I so love the tiny gold specks, it made my skin look brighter and my face feels a lot smoother and softer.. I went back to Watsons the day after and bought the entire range ^_^ as of now, I never regret that I bought the whole range.. Thanks to POND's because of this new range I'll be facing 2011 having glowing skin ^_^

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  21. I'm a Gold User!

    Gail Capz
    abigailc22@yahoo.com

    Ponds is available locally and price is really affordable, a real plus for me.
    I tried the Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam, and to my surprise, I felt my skin tighten after wash, no exaggerating!
    My skin glowed fo a day and it felt moisturized as well.
    I think I'm "hiyang" to this product. =)

    Oh well, I'm going to try the other Gold Products!

    btw, Ponds has really nice packaging =)

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  22. I'm a Gold User!

    Merry Jane Ocol
    merryjaneocol@yahoo.com

    I been using ponds products way back in my high school days even now that I am a mother Im using it because it make look more younger and make my face more whiter!

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  23. "I'm a Gold user"

    Monette
    huggie0109@yahoo.com

    I tried Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam and I love it.. I used to buy the Pond's Flawless White facial foam but Pond's Gold Radiance Facial Foam works better for me because I feel that it gently exfoliates my skin

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