Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Beauty Review: POND’S Wet Cleansing Towelettes

We all know that cleansing is one of the most crucial steps in skin care routine. If you don’t do it or do it wrong, your skin won’t get all the beneficial hydration and anti-aging ingredients from your moisturizer, your pores will be plugged and acne causing bacteria will be breading inside of them. I currently prefer the “water method” to cleanse my skin. But there are times in life when you need to clean makeup off your skin real quick and easy! Like, after a looong night out when you are dropping dead from tiredness… Or, for example, after a tiring flight on a busy stuffy plane… or just after a hard day of work and an hour of commuting. That’s when cleansing towelettes come in handy. I was recently trying out Pond's wet towelettes . These have just appeared in stores. There are three types to choose from: Original Clean, Microdermabrasion and Age Defying. So my sister and I tried out Original Clean and this review sums up both of our opinions.

Product: POND’S Wet Cleansing Towelettes – Original Clean
More effective at removing make-up than any other leading towelette

Product profile in Short:
- Contains Triple Tea Antioxidant Complex, Vitamin E and Chamomile
- Luxuriously quilted cloths with a unique diamond texture allows for a deep clean without leaving any residue behind

Close-up on Active Ingredients:
Hexylene Glycol
Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E)
Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
Cyclopia Intermedia (Honeybush) Leaf Extract
Polysorbate 20
Sodium Lauroamphoactate,
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Benzyl Alcohol
Xylityl GlucosideAnhydroxylitol
I was pleasantly surprised with the ingredient list. I really did not expect to see all these antioxidants among the first ingredients on the list. One could call these towelttes not just cleansing but toning as well. I wish there was no fragrance added though as it does increase a risk for an allergic reaction for those with sensitive skin like me.


Texture: extremely soft towelette, quilted, nicely soaked
Smell: fresh, a bit on the sweet side but very subtle. I liked it.

As mentioned above, I was testing this product together with my sister. Pond’s towelettes are very well soaked and the texture of the cloth is soft and cushy. They remove foundation, powder and mascara very nicely. However next morning after a night at a disco, my sister remarked that if you use a full face of makeup, it definitely takes an extra effort to get it clean. As for day-to-day use, after I removed my daily load of makeup from the face including the eye area, my skin felt very clean and soft a tiny bit tight but not dry. My sister and I have mixed skin. Hers is much oilier than mine though. We both agreed that one towelette is enough to remove makeup from both eyes and face. And we both liked how the skin feels after using Pond’s wet towelettes. However while I felt some tightness afterwards, my sister didn’t. Finally, to my surprise the towelettes do seem to be suitable for my medium sensitive skin and they do remove water resistant mascara just as promised.

Price tag:
Bottom Line:
I think Ponds towelettes are great for a quick clean on the go or when traveling.


Adrienne said...

Great Review! Thank you!

Adrienne said...

Great Review! Thank you!

Clearly Beautiful Blog said...

Great review! I'll try this out as it's much cheaper than MAC Wipes!

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