Monday, 21 July 2014


The scent of rose is something I had long forgotten and yet it brings back so many memories. When opening a pot of cult classic Pond's Institute Cold Cream* the smell of rose just relaxes me.  The cream that started it all off dates back to 1907 so was very excited to see what makes this a long lasting classic. As well as the cold cream I have been using the Eye Contour Cream* which compliments the cold cream perfectly!

The Cold Cream isn't cold at all, but a luscious thick white cream that has the texture of a balm. Although this is not a balm cleanser the cream when applied to the skin goes thinner in texture and spreads over the skin easily to rub in without sinking in too much. I just use a small amount on the tip of my finger and then spread this over my face and use a little more when wearing heavier makeup. Carefully this can be used over the eyes too, and easily removes all traces of makeup! I was shocked to see how well this worked. I'm used to Cleanse and Polish yet this makes the removal of makeup so relaxing and luxurious. I take a muslin cloth and remove the cream with a hot cloth yet you can use cotton wool if you prefer. Water makes you feel more fresh, I feel.

The Cold Cream (£4.57rrp) is not just a cleanser though! This amazing cream is multi use and can be used as a moisturiser, perfect for those with super dry skin especially after too much sun exposure or cold climates. It is also a perfect face mask which applied thicker than when cleansing can be left for ten minutes to reveal super supple skin! You can also use this as a hand cream, highlighter and also a eyebrow tamer. The possibilities are endless and you'll be surprised how little you need of the cream despite appearances.  Makeup artists and celebrities alike love this cream such as Kylie and Binky from MIC.

The Eye Contour Cream* is quite unique, this fragrance free eye cream is for the contour area which personally is a great way to sell this cream. Eye creams shouldn't be applied too close to the eye so to say its for the contour means people will apply it correctly! This really simple eye cream contains Vitamins A, E and B5 to improve skin structure and hydrate the area. I've seen noticeable reducing of dark circles and puffiness which I often have in the morning and late evening, this is just a lightweight cream that is easy to apply. You only need a small rice size for both eyes and it is simply working! I'm really enjoying this eye cream! At £7.99rrp this is a complete steal and am very impressed! As much as I love the rose scent, I'm glad my eyes don't smell of rose too!

This cult classic with additions to the brand such as moisturisers for the skin type you require and the eye cream can be found in Boots, Superdrug and Sainsbury's stores and online at .

Products with a * are PR Samples

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