Seems like it’s skincare week on the blog. I received the complete Flawless Radiance range in the 7 day challenge box I got from Shahnaz Loves Beauty. The only Pond’s Flawless Radiance product I used prior to this was the Pond’s BB Cream. The Pond’s Flawless Radiance range key ingredient is niacidamide. That’s because the whole ramge is designed to target dark marks and blemishes.
I’ve been testing the Flawless Radiance facial foam, even tone serum, daily lotion and under eye cream for about a month now, let’s get into my thoughts on the products
Facial foam (R54.99)
This comes out a thick light pink cream paste. It foams up a lot and contains tiny beads to give you a bit of exfoliation. This cleanser removes makeup quite well and gives a good clean down without that tight stripped feeling. However the little beads do nothing for me, they are too small and not abrasive enough. If you prefer a really gentle scrub or have ultra sensitive skin it may befor you.
At the beginning I did experience a slight burning sensation after washing, but I don’t experience that anymore. I’m not sure what caused it. All in all a good enough and super affordable cleanser.
This has been my favourite. A light silicone feeling serum that smoothes on like a dream. It also packs the biggest niacinamide punch of the lot. I used this twice a day and I’m very impressed with it.
If you have oily/combination skin like I do it will add a tad to shiny/greasy noses during the day but I loved using it anyway because I saw results. Nothing my blotting tissues couldn’t handle, but if this bothers you just use it at night. I didnt have tons of dark spots or blemishes but the few I did have are now completely gone.
I love the packaging, the silver makes it all fancy looking, plus it has a pump, I used one pump for my face and one pump for my neck. I’m going to keep using this and get one for mum too.
The smidge on the left is facial foam, then top to bottom it's serum, daily lotion and eye cream
Daily Lotion (R84.99)
This is intended for normal to dry skin but we get on just fine. It is a light runny texture, also in a pump, that covers my neck and face with two pumps and disappears into my skin in seconds. This is an ideal affordable moisturiser and also has a healthy dose of blemish busting niacinamide.
I’d like to give the UV cream spf 15 a try next. Hopefully it is everything the daily lotion is with the added help of spf.
Under eye cream (R64.99)
I’m not a huge fan of eye cream. I used both the serum and daily lotion around my eye area as well but I gave this a go anyway. It is meant to be “light infusing” to brighten up your eye area. There is ever so slight a glow when you apply this but nothing major.
This isn’t a usual thick eye cream though. It is similar in texture to the daily lotion. Super thin and runny, this makes it easy to apply and non greasy.
My mum has been using Pond’s Flawless Radiance Day and Night cream (R84.99 each). I believe she’s on her second tubs of each. The Day cream is more of a vanishing cream, so it can feel quite dry. To combat that I advised her to mix it with her sunscreen.
She is so impressed with both products and the difference they’ve made to her skin. I can see the difference too, there’s no denying that her skin is more radiant and even, a lot of her dark spots have either disappeared completely or faded. She is complemented on her skin all the time now, much to her delight being in her 50s. And she hadnt been using the entire range, just those two products.
Since the whole range contains niacidamide in different amounts it is of paramount importance that you wear a good sunscreen, or else you’ll be undoing all benefits. What do you think? Have you tried or will you be purchasing any of these?