Women today are full of energy and pursuing youthful passions well past their forties, yet there is a major gap between how old they look and how old they feel. Daily activities such as intense exercise, stress, technology usage and urban aggressors, including exposure to pollution, UV Rays and visible light, cause the skin to age.
As women age, the elastin fibers, which work as the skin’s natural glue to keep skin tight and smooth, begin to break,causing the skin to sag. Regular anti-ageing creams are not formulated to strengthen the skin’s collagen and bind elastin fibers back together.
Ageing is inevitable but the key is to age gracefully and enjoy the journey. So a couple of months ago I tried Pond's My Skin Advisor App,(see post here) and one of the anti aging products that the App recommended I use, was the Pond's Age Miracle Intensive Cell ReGEN Serum. It worked really well leaving my skin soft, supple and rejuvenated. After a good experience with the Pond's Age Miracle Intensive Cell ReGEN Serum I decided to supplement my anti-ageing efforts and try out Pond's new Age Miracle Firm and Lift range that was developed based on intensive research by the scientists of The Pond’s Institute.
The Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift portfolio is composed of a 3-product skincare regimen - Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++ , Eye Contour Lifter and Targeted Lifting Serum Massager.
Y: The New Shape of Youth
Did you know it's not just fine lines and wrinkles that make you look older? It's the lower part of your face-known as the Y-contour that actually reveals your true age. Yes! There are also problems of sagging skin around the neck and jawline that need to be addressed.
The Pond’s Institute acknowledges that the lower half of the face—the neck, the jawline—also known as the Y-Contour, can reveal one’s true age. This delicate part is prone to loose skin and sagging. It is important to preserve the Y-shape, like it’s your fountain of youth. That is where the Pond's breakthrough fast-acting Firm & Lift treatment range infused with advanced Instant Lift Complex promises to firm and lift your Y-contour so you can look up to 10 years younger!
Pond's Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++
I have been trying out this range for 3 weeks now and will share my experience with you today. I will share my reviews of each product of the Pond's range in detail and also of the range in general.
A luxurious, highly concentrated lifting cream infused with potent InstantLift™ Complex, corrects deep lines and wrinkles and visibly lifts skin, while providing both UVA and UVB superior sun protection.
When used regularly with Ponds Age Miracle Firm & Targeted Lifting Serum Massager, this Day Cream is clinically proven to lift the skin around your Y-Contour by up to 0.40mm, while providing superior protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
My Review :
I really like the Day Cream from the Pond’s Age Miracle range. This one from the Firm & Lift range has a slightly thicker texture, and takes a little while to absorb into the skin completely. Initially, you will feel slightly greasy but within few minutes the greasiness disappears and it gives a good hydrated feeling to the skin. The skin feels well moisturized, without being heavy or greasy. For oily skin, you can skip the moisturizer if you are applying this.
It comes with SPF 30 which is a huge plus for Indian climate along with PA+++ protection and therefore you can take the liberty of skipping sunscreen. Sun damage causes wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone, so this cream protects the skin from all these three skin problems too.
Pros of Pond's Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++:.
Day creams with SPF often cast a white layer on the skin but not in this case, it just gives a slight pinkish glow to the skin for few hours and fades off. Massaging this luxurious cream to the skin does feel good and you would notice the slight improvement on the skin immediately as the skin looks visibly smoother,
The tightening of the skin and fine lines fading is visibly noticed after continued usage of the cream and leaves the skin really firm and supple.
Cons of Pond's Face & Neck Lifting Day Cream SPF 30 PA+++:
- It doesn’t feel heavy on skin and settles into a satin hydrated look.
- Sun Protection benefit - It has SPF 30 PA+++
- Smoothens the wrinkles and reduces fines lines.
- It helps firm, lift and improve the Y-contour
- One can experience a radical difference in skin firming only after using it consistently for a considerable amount of time.
- Will not suit very oily skin.
Price in India: Rs.999 for 50g
Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter
This product helps revive the fragile skin around your eyes for a brighter and fresher complexion. Designed with a cooling applicator head for easy application, the Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter targets the skin around your eye contour to firm it up and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The next product is the Pond’s Age Miracle Eye Contour Lifter, which is a silky eye cream in a handy tube with unique cooling applicator head that helps in ease of application. The steel, slanted applicator is easy to use, maneuver and on application, the cream imparts a cooling sensation. It is extremely travel friendly and light weight.
I really find the metal tip soothing under the eyes, specially in the morning when puffiness under the eyes is at its peak. It just applies the product but doesn't massage it in, so you have to use your fingers to pat the eye cream into your skin.
The formula is light weight and non-greasy. It blends into the skin real quick, leaving your skin moisturized and non-sticky. Upon massaging, the cream hydrates the skin very well especially if you have dry skin. The eye area felt extremely hydrated and soft when I used the Firm and Lift eye cream. It works really well under concealer/ makeup as well. I don’t really have major fine lines or crows feet, though the dryness & puffiness are my main issues and it has worked on both these issues to a great extent.
The formula promises to lift the skin around the eyes and also help with the firmness of the skin...And it does exactly that... It has been exactly 3 weeks since I have been using it and the skin around my eyes looks revived. Its plumper, smoother and the few fine lines I had, have literally disappeared. However, the contour lifter needs to be applied thrice a day to have a continued effect.
Pros of Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter:
- Ease of application.The tube comes with a unique cooling applicator head
- Revives and soothes tired skin and helps reduce puffiness and eye bags
- It helps reveal smoother and tauter skin around the eyes
- Keeps skin well moisturized for long
- Nice travel friendly packaging.
- Non greasy and blends into the skin quickly.
Cons of Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Eye Contour Lifter:
- No SPF so no sun protection benefit.
Price in India: Rs.899 for 15ml
I totally loved this product and I am glad I came across it and has become my go to eye cream and for the price, it really is a steal.
Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager
Get visibly younger-looking skin, immediately. This fast-acting treatment is clinically proven to lift the skin around your Y-Contour by up to 0.40mm, lifting your jaw and neckline when used regularly with Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Face & Neck Day Cream.
A breakthrough discovery from the Pond’s Institute, this is a fast-acting treatment infused with advanced InstantLift Complex to firm and lift your Y-Contour so you can look up to 10 years younger. It comes with a unique cooling, roll-on massage applicator to help precisely target and firm skin around the jawline and neck giving results similar to a mini-facelift.
My Review :
I was most excited about this product. Its one of a kind serum massager which is something I used for the first time. The tube has a roll-on massage applicator that rolls when you turn it on by twisting the metallic head. The mouth of the tube has a roller attached for massaging the skin and it comes with a on and off system that needs to activated with a twist. It is the really good massaging tube and is extremely convenient.
Just position it on the jawline & neck and then squeeze the tube lightly; the serum comes out of the metal roller and spreads on to the desired area i.e. jawline & neck. Then you can twist it to off mode and massage the serum gently into the skin in an upwards direction. The serum roller gives a cooling effect to the skin along with the smooth massaging. In fact, massaging the skin after a long day feels like a real pampering treatment for the skin. Massaging with the roller is incredibly easy and the best pampering for the facial muscles. Often facial leads to excessive chemical involvement and breakouts and therefore the roller is a great alternative. Once the firm and lift serum massager is absorbed by the skin you will feel that the skin is extremely smooth and soft. This is because the massage stimulates the blood circulation and makes the skin firm.
The Serum is a translucent gel which is absorbed into the skin almost immediately. The formula is extremely light-weight and doesn’t leave any residue behind. It gives a cooling sensation with a refreshing fragrance which I love. After using it for one week, I could definitely observe smoother, plumper jawline.
The Pond's Age Miracle Firm and Lift serum gives a wonderful matte look to the skin and also hydrates the dry areas. However, normal to dry skin might still require a hydrating moisturizer after this. It is a wonderful product for the sagging facial muscles and gives a through massage. If there is one product you are planning to pick from Firm & Lift range then it has to be this massager.
Pros of Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager:
Cons of Pond's Age Miracle Firm & Lift Targeted Lifting Serum Massager:
- It comes with a unique cooling, roll-on massage applicator
- Easily absorbed -Serum with gel texture
- Settles down with a matte look and hydrates dry areas
- Gives a cooling sensation.
- Refreshing aroma.
- The massage stimulates blood circulation.
- Firms sagging facial muscles with massage.
Price in India: Rs.1299 for 25ml
- Normal to dry skin might need a moisturizer after this.
My Overall Experience with the Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Range:
The Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift range not only provides the basic anti-ageing benefits but also a firmer and more toned Y-contour. Over the period of 30 days, my skin feels well moisturised, toned, clearer and firmer. My Y-contour has a much sharper look to it. Do keep in mind that the results are obtained to its optimal level with sustained usage.
The Firm & Lift Range is definitely one step ahead of the regular Age Miracle series. The range is definitely recommend for normal to oily skin and each product has its own unique benefits. The Pond’s Age Miracle Firm & Lift Range is a must try if you are battling with sagging skin.
My favourite of all these has to be the Targeted Lifting Serum Massager as it comes with the convenient roll-on massage applicator that stimulates the blood circulation and firms the sagging facial muscles with massage. The serum makes the face appear firmer and smoother and with regular usage it gives the desired results.
We all lead fast paced and stressful lifestyles, so today the signs of ageing are visible right from our late twenties. It becomes all the more imperative to take care of your skin once you enter your 30's . Signs of ageing go beyond wrinkles and fine lines and for a firmer, lifted Y-Contour, you need products that specifically offer targeted firming and lifting action to strengthen your skin and this Firm & Lift range by Pond's works effectively on almost all the visible signs of ageing.
Similarly the Eye Contour Lifter has extremely soothing experience due to its nice cooling effect.
All the products are induced with ingredients that help the skin to look firmer and enables you to age gracefully. These creams have an undeniable tightening effect on skin–most especially neck and jawline.
With so much of stress in our lives we start developing wrinkles even faster than we could ever imagine and this new product range from Pond's is definitely a must try to get rid off those unwanted wrinkles, get firmer skin and make you look visibly younger.
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