Friday, 10 January 2014

Defying Age with Ponds Age Miracle Range - Day and Night Cream

Aging has been a matter of concern since ages, not only for women but for men too.
Since past one year i have had frequent skin problems, and noticed few undesired changes like change in skin texture, few fine lines, little pigmentation etc
Later when i started searching for remedies and reasons behind, found that AGE is one of the biggest factor. Till last year my skin regime involved only moisturiser and lip balms and visit to parlors was only for Wax or clean ups, done. So no Regime at all…..
I was on look out for a quick and effective remedy apart from time consuming packs and treatments; which is good for ready-to-use and Go..
Started my Anti Ageing routine with PONDS..one of highly recommended or can say popular brands. Surfing through their site let me study the concept behind anti ageing products and the purpose behind a specific product too like Night Creams for repair and rejuvenation during night, Day cream to protect and nurture, serums as a catalyst etc.
This time i am reviewing two of the creams from AGE MIRACLE range from #PondsIndia, +Unilever 
What is the product all about -
1. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)
2. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)




What it says/claims- as mentioned on site and leaflet came along; For-


1. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)- Read it on site here
2. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)- Read it on site here.


Packaging-
1. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)
2. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)
- Both the creams have an outer silver and Magenta Pink carton box.
- both comes in an glass tub with inner lid (missing in night cream)
- Upper Cap- Plastic one, tear-drop shaped and screw cap.

Packaging is sturdy, attractive and easy to locate but quite bulky. Not suitable for travel.Although the Trial version comes in small plastic tub which is easy to Carry.


In both of the Jar packages you need to dig the amount with your fingers which is unhygienic as no separate spatula etc is provided to scoop the product.


Price, Quantity, Expiry -


Product
Price
Quantity
Expiry
My view
1. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)
INR 449
50 gms
24 months from Mfg date
reasonably priced as per indian market, quantity is also good enough to last for couple of months.
2. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)
INR 399
50 gms
24 months from Mfg date
reasonably priced as per indian market, quantity is also good enough to last for couple of months.
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They also have recommended an entire skin care regime with AGE MIRACLE range starting from cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream,to Day & Night Cream.
Night Repair Cream

Contents- ...a long list of chemical contents!!!! but yes no parabens.
Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide/Alumina/Methicone, PEG-10, Dimethicone, Potassium Chloride, titanium Dioxide/dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Mica/Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Perfume, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Cholestrol, DMDM Hydantoin, Sucrose Distearate, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Acetamide MEA, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Lactate, Retinyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) Seed oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT, CI 17200


Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylyl methicone, Triglyceride, Dimethicone crossploymer, Dimethicone, Potassium chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sucrose Distearate, Titanium dioxide, Acryates crossploymer, Stearyl Dimethicone, parfum, Stearic acid, magnesium sulfhate, cholesterol, Disteardimonium hectirote, DMDm Hydantoin, Isomerized linoleic acid, Ammonium lactate, Disodium EDTA, Acetamide MEA, Octadecene, Retinyl Palmitate, Cetyl alcohol, Butylene glycol, sunflower seed oil, iodopropynol butylcarbamate, BHT, cl 17200.

Texture, Colour, Fragrance, Coverage -
1. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ (Jar)
2. Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Deep Action Night Cream (Jar)
Both are -Thick but light in texture creams, Light pink in colour with a typical (age old) ponds cream floral fragrance which do not irritate your sensory organs at all. Although it spreads like dream immediately after application but a little delay after applying can make it difficult to spread and sits on your face.


Availability - All over india- retail counters as well as Indian and International Online shopping sites.
Day Cream

My experience - Initially I started with 10 gms  trial pack of Ponds Age Miracle Cell Regen Day Cream spf 15 PA ++ for Rs 99 which i again got for Rs 95 from the Retail Store counter. After finishing 3-4 tubs, i finally switched to this bigger pack. 

I used to apply this every morning replacing my moisturiser which was my mistake.I have oily skin and it suited me well as it is non greasy and gives a velvette finish after application. This cream has fine shimmer particles which imparts a subtle glow to your face. After continuous use i found that my face has started glowing with improvement in those few fine lines under my eyes and my forehead. But was not much helpful in fading post acne or dark marks from my face.

Later i started with Night cream and that also gave good hydration to my skin making it soft and supple the very morning along with boosting that youthful glow (even my husband complimented me for that ‘facial wala glow’- “what are you doing these days, looking so fresh and glowing?”).

both the cream leaves white cast which fades after 10-15 min or so. I guess it would also serve as a good primer as it covers your imperfections well.
But this glow disappears if you discontinue the use even for a day or two which tells that its all probably temporary and may not last long.


TIPS-
1. CTM is essential for better results
2. Scrubbing would also help.
3. Not to avoid adding sunblock in summers.(although day cream has spf)


What I liked-
a. imparts Youthful Glow
b. helps fading fine lines
c. Pocket friendly
d. has trial packs for day cream
e. suits oily skin too
f. No parabens
g. good as primer


What i didn’t like-
a. chemical based
b. leaves white cast
c. no improvement in dark marks
d. bulky packs, not travel friendly
e. results are not long lasting.


My Take- good product for mid 30s and above but don’t expect miraculous results and also continuous use is required. Using complete range- day & night creams along with cleanser & serums would add to results.


Rating- ⅘ for overall effects.

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