By Cathleen Masters
The Pond Institute boasts about the New Pond’s Pimple Clear Range, as their biggest anti-pimple innovation in 95 years! The range includes the Targets Pimple Face Wash & the Leave-On Expert Cleaning Gel. The key ingredient is their first Active Thymo-T Essence. The Pimple Clear has a Lock & Clear Technology to clear pimples, resulting in visible differences within 3 days.
- Starts working instantly – see a difference in 3 days
- Smoother, clearer skin
- Helps to target pimples at their root cause
- Helps protect skin from future break-outs
- Proven to visibly reduce pimples
To See Best Results:
- Use Pond’s Pimple Clear in conjunction with Pond’s Pimple Clear Leave-on Expert Cleaning Gel.
- Leave-On Gel to be used after Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash.
- Apply the gel twice a day onto all areas of the face.
First Impression of the Pimple Clear Range:
Well, in all honesty, I purchased the face wash first and used it for about two weeks before returning to the shops to purchase the Leave-On Gel.
I loved the clean, fresh look of the packaging. My first experience upon use; it smelled fresh, clean and if can dare add, a very sanitized smell! A little goes a long way – which is great because the product comes in a convenient 50g/43ml tube. The product also lathers amazingly, so no need to use too much product. Definitely good value for my money!
The gel also has the same amazing fresh and clean fragrance of the Face Wash. It took a bit of time to absorb into my skin. After applying the gel, my skin had a tingly cool sensation.
So did Pond’s Pimple Clear Range do what it claims for my skin?
Unfortunately in my case the product failed to yield the results it promised. I purchased the product in April due to a sudden breakout, mostly on my cheek and chin area on the right-hand side of my face. As you can see below:
After 3 days of use, there was no noticeable change as the product claims. I continued using the products hoping things would change after a week or two. Alas, still no change. Pimples big and small were still very visible. In fact, I feel that the products aggravated my skin more. I am not sure if it was the face wash or the Leave-On Gel, but I decided to stop using both products immediately.
I’ve read some good reviews and thought this product would eliminate my sudden pimple breakout. However, for me this wasn’t the case.
So, I had to reconsider other reasons for the breakout. One possible reason is that my hubby always tells me ‘You’re not drinking enough water and drinking way too much coffee!’. Another reason could be that I’m no longer on the contraceptive pill for a year – but could my skin yield a breakout after such a long period. The stress-factor may also be a possibility. Whatever the reason… things had to change.
I went back to basics and started washing my face with a ph-balanced soap, and every other day including bicarbonate of soda to exfoliate my skin. My skin slowly but surely yielded positive results. My conclusion is that apart from a good skin-care regime, we must also consider good healthy lifestyles habits.
Would love to hear from you.
Let me know if you tried the product and what you thought of it.