04.09.2013
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Pond's
Morning Refresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes
Rating
30 towelette for $5.69
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansing Cloths
Last Updated:04.09.2013
Jar Packaging:False
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Tested on animals:Yes
Overview

These cleansing cloths are the polar opposite of Pond’s Evening Soothe Wet Cleansing Towelettes, which are indeed soothing. The Morning Refresh version douses your skin with potent irritants, including citrus oils. As such, these are not recommended; needlessly irritating your skin, at any time of day, isn’t the way to improve matters.

Claims

Pond's Morning Refresh Towelettes kick-start the day with invigoration beads that gently polish away dullness, leaving skin clean, fresh, and glowing. The soft, textured clothes are infused with a sparkling citrus and cucumber scent that will exhilarate the senses.

Ingredients

Water, Hexylene Glycol, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauramphomoacetate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Dmdm Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Brand Overview

Pond's At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive.

Weaknesses:  No products to manage blemish-prone skin.

There's over 160 years of history for this drugstore line of products, beginning with a toner in 1846 and leading to the Pond's collection of today. For the most part, Pond's has taken a cue from Dove (both are owned by Unilever) and launched several impressive products to capitalize on what current research shows skin needs to look and function its best. Some old (we mean really old) standbys still exist, including the original cold cream, but we suppose there will always be a segment of the population that remains steadfast in their devotion to a certain product. Regrettably, some of the newer items include needless irritants for skin, and that’s doubly frustrating because the formulas also contain many beneficial ingredients for skin.

It's no secret that Pond's target market is women over 40. They say as much in ads and on their Web site, which takes an almost gleeful approach to what they describe as "the beauty of aging." By "beauty" they mean the increased confidence and sense of self-awareness that tends to come with age—not the appearance of wrinkles, discolorations, and loss of firmness. It's an overall positive approach and one that likely appeals to many forty-something women. But what's even better is the selection of Pond's products that are affordable and that can successfully meet some of the needs of those dealing with signs of aging (in truth mostly sun damage) and trying to protect their skin. Pond's isn't as well-rounded as some of its drugstore competitors such as Olay, Neutrogena, Dove, or even, to some extent L'Oreal, but by no means should Pond's products be dismissed, either (and Dove's skin-care assortment tends to waver more than most, which makes assembling a comprehensive routine tricky).

For more information about Pond’s, call (800) 909-9493 or visit www.ponds.com.

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