12.31.2014
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Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream
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7 fl. oz. for $10.99
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
pH:4.00
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is a good, though basic AHA moisturizer. It contains approximately 8% lactic acid (one of the two most well researched AHAs, the other being glycolic acid) formulated at a pH that allows exfoliation to occur. A handful of intriguing ingredients are included, but their presence is minor compared to the fragrance and sunscreen agent (an odd addition to this product as it is not SPF-rated). Moreover, the jar packaging won't keep the air-sensitive ingredients stable during use, not to mention it's an unhygienic way to use a water-based product. Consider this an OK option for normal to dry skin.

Claims

This daily anti-wrinkle cream visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in two weeks. It fights the appearance of aging with its combination of the following: a lacto-nutrient complex including AHAs (alphahydroxy acids) to help with surface cell renewal; occlusives to increase skin water content; humectants to attract and hold moisture in the skin; vitamins known to be anti-oxidant and skin conditioning. It also contains collagen, which helps keep the skin firm.

Ingredients

Water, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Steaeth-21, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Potassium Hydroxide, Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taur, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Stearic Acid, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Titanium Dioxide- Cl 77891, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-3, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate- Vitamin E Acetate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Phospholipids

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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08.05.2015
New doesn't always mean better

I have tried many products but I find ponds cold cream & the ponds products tend to work best for me. Good for dry skin and someone with normal skin. The jar should be changed to an air tight dispenser.I wouldn't over look this one just because it has ingredients that were proven to work years ago.The ingredients are tried and tested & those are the words I would use to describe this product and the whole line by Ponds. Just because something is new doesn't mean it is better.It is just new.

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Aileen,C
07.04.2015
better than the "old days"

Happen to find an old, old jar of the original Ponds cold cream in back of my drawer, When I remembered how great it worked for me (vs. Noxema as t broke my skin out), I wondered why i stopped using it?! Guess it was to try all the other higher priced ones claiming so much... anyway, went to store and bought the cucumber cold cream AND the new rejuvaness. LOVE them both as skin is smoother,cleaner &am totally overwhelmed..WILL NEVER GO BACK TO OTHER PRODUCTS.Long live PONDS&DOVE!!

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Linda Steger
05.31.2015
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it's working for me and my skin is usually really, really dry.

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