Pond’s Pimple Clear Review 

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.

The Benefits of Pond’s Pimple Clear:

  • 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.


Face Wash:

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!

Leave-On Gel Expert Cleaning Gel:

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.


My Ultimate Lush Christmas Gift

One of My Ultimate Christmas Gifts from hubby. 

Fresh Handmade Cosmetics from @lushsouthafrica 

Ocean Salt -Face & Body Scrub

Which contains: 

💖Fine Sea Salt which scrubs and cleans. Which is perfect for removing dead skin. 

💖 Organic limes to brightsn up your skin. 

💖 Avocado butter to soften your skin. 

Loving this product used its about thrice already and skin feels amazing after every use.  Really a great product and will definitely repurchase.

#lush #lushface #lushfacescrub #oceansalt #fineseasalt #organiclimes #avocadobutter #beautyblogger #mastersbeautyblog #capetownblogger #lovinglushproducts

Johnson’s Body Care Range

Hey there Beauties. Okay! So my blog has been up for almost two months and this is officially my first post (yipeee!) I do apologise for keeping you beauties waiting so long, however I was first trying to grow my audience a bit. 

So to tell you the truth; the thought of starting my own blog got me excited and nervous at the same time. But the thought didn’t leave me; until I started putting things in place. So I hope you enjoy my first post. Here’s to growing together from product review to product review. And please feel free to comment, like and interact with me as we journey together.

After seeing the launch of Johnson’s Body Care Vita-Rich Range  on Twitter, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on and see this range of soap and body wash in stores. Okay, and lotion but I’m not big on lotions. I’m more of a body butter kinda gal. 

I totally had to have and try out this new range of fresh and fruity fragrances soaps and body washes, because I love all things fruity and fresh. (Okay, honestly… I can’t stomach papaya (pawpaw)  it’s one fruit I just can’t eat.)

Johnson’s Body Care Vita-Rich Brightening Body Wash & Soap with pomegranate flower extracts  

Well, I just love pomegranate and to have it in a soap bar and body wash is just amazing. The pomegranate aroma is so fruity and fresh and the soap bar loathes very nicely.

Johnson’s has really delivered a great selection of fruity fragrances soap bars. Which are all infused with fruit extracts and protecting oils. The soap actively cleanses and helps to revitalise your skin. Leaving it feeling soft, smooth and looking healthy. 

I also add the following soaps to my basket; @Dischem for under R10

  • Replenishing Soap -with Raspberry extracts
  • Brightening Soap -with pomegranate extracts
  • Revitalising Soap -with grape seed oil
  • Smoothing Soap -with papaya extracts 

They all smell amazingly fruity and fresh.

Johnson’s Body Care Vita-Rich Revitalising Body Wash & Soap with grape seed oil 

And the following Body Washes, I got at Dischem for under R20 on special.

  • Brightening Body Wash-with pomegranate extracts
  • Revitalising Body Wash -with grape seed 

The fragrances of the body wash range is just as good and lathers well. Really enjoyed my bathing experience with Johnson’s Body Care Vita-Rich Range

Have you tried the new range yet? 

What are your thoughts?

What’s your favourite fragrance in the soap/lotion/body wash?