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Pond's Institute is a skincare brand that has been around for about 150 years & is a firm favourite in my family with the Cold Cream Cleanser being a product that my Nana has sworn by since her teens! 

Contained in a glass jar with a pretty pink lid the Cold Cream Cleanser is a little bit different from your usual makeup remover as it is actually made up of 50% moisturiser. So as well ensuring your skin is left clean & makeup free it provides plenty of hydration too! I take a small blob of it & begin massaging it onto my face in circular motions to break up the makeup, oils & any other dirt on my skin before I grab a warm flannel to remove the residue from my face. It eliminates all traces of dirt & even stubborn makeup such as mascara, so there's never any need to reach for my eye makeup remover, reducing the amount of steps in my skincare. The less time spent removing the days makeup, the quicker I can get into bed - a win win situation! The cream has a very natural & fresh scent, that helps me feel refreshed before I hop into bed. Whilst doing my research I learnt that the Cold Cream is a multifunctional product & can in fact work as a nourishing face mask, a hand cream, a brow set & a highlighter as well as being a cleanser & moisturiser. Pond's Institute Brand Ambassador Arabella Preston actually recommends finishing your makeup look by dabbing a small amount of the Cold Cream along cheekbones to create a natural, highlighted glow. I've yet to try this little makeup tip, it's not something I would have ever considered before but I'm definitely going to give it a go! Priced at under £5 it's ideal for someone like me who is living on a tight budget whilst my boyfriend & I are saving up & as it agrees with my skin I will be keeping a pot of this in my skincare stash at all times! 

The next Pond's product I've been trying out is the Eye Contour Cream, a skincare item that has been missing from my life for far too long! I have to admit I've rarely paid much attention to the skin around my eyes but lack of sleep & some stressful situations has resulted in my eye area looking tired & in need of some TLC. The Eye Contour Cream is filled with nutrients & vitamins to care for the skin & reduce puffiness. I literally apply the tiniest amount, a little goes a long way with this stuff & I gently tap it into my skin with my ring finger. The gel like consistency feels very cool & revitalising, it's such a treat to apply & instantly feels like my tired eyes are awakened. 

Have you tried anything from Pond's before?

L x 

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  1. Good value , the price is affordable for a great product.

  2. You can't go wrong with Ponds and in my *coughs* rather lengthy experience cheap moisturisers are just as good as expensive ones.

  3. I bought this a while back for my mum for either her birthday or Mother's Day and she's never used it so i think I'm going to have to nab it and use it myself - great post, really informative - loved it xx

  4. Great review Laura!! Much more informative than mine haha. I read that you can use the CC as a face mask but haven't tried that yet. Might give it a go over the weekend :) xx

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  5. I have never tried anything from here before but I now want too!

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