I don't usually do this but if I feel like something needs to be shared, you know I am an avid sharer. A few weeks ago while traveling, I ran out of my usual face wash and moisturizer. I was in a foreign country where my usual product was unavailable and I ended up using those horrible sample sized generic hotel products which my skin did not appreciate. It retaliated by breaking out, obviously. It didn't help my skin cause that I had spent literally all of my money on fabrics and other trinkets because when I returned, I didn't have the money to buy my usual products. As things fortunately go down in my life, during this period of lackluster skin, I rrrrrandomly received an email from the people at Ponds, asking me if I'd like to try their products.
Ponds? ''Mmmighhi don't know'', I thought. ''That vanishing cream my mom used to use back in the 90s, I didn't even know it was still around''. But really, did I have a choice? I said yes and a few days later, a big box arrived at my doorstep and soon it was bath time. When I first saw the packaging, I thought ''gees times have changed, it's actually really cute and expensive looking''. And I'm all about packaging. It it looks good, I am more likely to buy it.
The box contained bottles and bottles of everything but vanishing cream, which I was very happy about. I had a choice between a range called Flawless Radiance and one called Age Miracle. Because I still have my youth, thank goodness, I decided to first try the Flawless Radiance range. There's a facial foam, a toner, a spot removing serum and a cream based day lotion and an eye cream. I must confess that I'm not a cleanse, tone, moisturize twice a day with six different products kind of girl. Life is too short. But because the product was there, I decided to try the routine at least in the mornings.
Two weeks after trying the young people stuff out, I decided to try the Age Miracle range and I really like it. It's much softer on the skin, as in more moist. I don't only use it at night though, I kinda free style and use it during the day on weekends. I wonder if that makes any difference.
Three weeks later, I wouldn't say that this range is the oracle for perfect skin, but my skin likes it. For Xhosa speakers, ingathi ndiqhunkqile lol! Although the focus is about having an even tone and no dark marks, my skin isn't necessarily brighter, but it's better. And in all honesty, that comes as a welcome surprise.