POND’S Luminous Clean Line of Beauty Products

On Pond’s main web page, I found the following words: “Trust in a POND’S classic” … and like so many other women over the last 150 years, I have done exactly that! I learned to trust Pond’s from my mother, who no doubt learned about Pond’s from her own Mom. It’s the only product I’ve cleansed my face with since I was a teenager … and that isn’t really, um … recent. ;o)

I was delighted to be asked by the Fashionable Housewife to try some new Pond’s products: Pond’s “Luminous Clean” line, which includes Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Cream Cleanser, and Daily Exfoliating Cleanser. I found that all three products worked every bit as well as all of the many Ponds products I’ve tried in the past.

The Daily Exfoliating Cleanser was smooth and creamy, and left my skin feeling really clean and refreshed. The Cream Cleanser did a wonderful job removing my makeup, and leaving my face feeling soft and gleaming. The Wet Cleansing Towelettes were, indeed, wet, and didn’t just pretend to be! They were thick and soft, and were a joy to use.

In the interest of being certain that you actually get an honest “review”, and not simply another “ad”, I do have to admit that the fragrance in all three was just a bit much for my own taste, as it seemed to be excessively sweet. Almost like a watermelon scent? However, please keep in mind that the preference for one fragrance over another is quite personal, and I have no doubt that many of you will love these Ponds products as much for their fragrance as for their value and effectiveness.


-The Fashionable GrandMoof

iS CLINICAL Cream Cleanser Review

One of our brave soldiers in Iraq (an iS Clinical user since 2006) made an unusual request to Innovative Skincare Clinical. She had limited access to water and asked that they design and produce a cleanser to suit her needs. The CEO of the company was to touched by her request that he decided to create a product just for her! They even traveled to Savannah to present her with the first Cream Cleanser off the line, along with a life-time supply of the new product! How cool is that?

Introducing iS CLINICAL Cream Cleanser! A wipe-off Cream Cleanser that requires no water! You can actually wash your face in bed now… Simply massage the cleaner into your skin to gently remove makeup, eyeliner, and more. Then just wipe it off using a soft cloth, tissue or wipe. Of course, you can use water to remove it as well, but at least you know you’ll have something to wash your face with if water is unavailable! (Great for summer camping trips or long place rides.)

Available to purchase through consultation. Visit: http://www.isclinical.com/find_a_dealer or simply call 888-807-4447

You can also buy it online at skincarerx.com

Rosacea Relief Naturally with Riversol Skin Care

Created by a dermatologist for sensitive and rosacea skin, Riversol is premium skincare unlike any other! Dr. Rivers’ formulations, which combine thujaplicin with vitamins C and E are well tolerated by the even most sensitive skin, so we were excited to try out their products.

I received samples of their Eye Cream and Daily Cream Cleanser, plus a jar of their Moisturizing Cream to try our and review.

At first, I thought the moisturizer seemed more like a night cream than a day cream because it seemed a little on the heavy side when I first put it on. I put it all over my face before I went out to snowblow in a blizzard a few weeks ago. I think it would be really good after sun exposure as well. I found it was also great on the back of my hands too. It really softens the skin fast and skin stays supple and moist for hours after, without a greasy feeling.

After the moisturizer is on your skin for a while, it actually feels a lot lighter. After about an hour, you can barely feel it, which is a good thing if you have oily skin. I have dry skin and I found that it adequately moisturized my face as well, but I would love to try their T-Plus Moisturizing Concentrate as well.

The best part about this moisturizer is there is no scent or smell! Most often I find that I love the moisturizing effects of creams, but can’t stand the heavy scents and perfumes, making it impossible for me to use. Such is not the case with this cream. I also like that it left my face feeling and looking smoother with a matte effect. Great for under makeup too! (Even mineral makeup!)

I also love that Riversol all natural, no testing on animals, etc. Riversol products contain a strong anti-oxidant called thujaplicin, which is an ingredient derived from the Pacific Red Cedar tree that contains a redness-reducing molecule.

The cleansing cream is also great. I just used it again before writing this post and it’s top notch. It leaves the face moist even without the moisturizing cream. It kinda wakes up the face a bit! When you wash it off, you can feel the difference in your skin right away. I then applied the eye cream and my skin looked refreshed.

An hour later, I could still feel the positive effects of the products. Another plus is the eye cream doesn’t burn your eyes either – a common complaint with most eye creams.

Overall I am really impressed with their products and would not only personally purchase them, but would also recommend them to anyone who has Rosacea or sensitive skin that wants a natural approach to skin care.

Visit their website for more information and to purchase these products.

* The product for this review was provided to us free of charge for the purpose or product testing. This does not effect our opinion of the products in any way. We only write about products we personally like and use, regardless of how they were acquired.