Pond’s Luminous Clean Skincare Line Review

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Smartphones are turning every moment into a candid photo opportunity, which means a glowing complexion is more important than ever. That is why POND’S®, the iconic beauty brand known for giving women beautiful skin, is partnering with supermodel Molly Sims to help women look luminous every day. I feel my most luminous in a new dress. Dresses are so versatile. You can dress them up or down and wear them just about anywhere and to any occasion.

For the past two weeks, I’ve been testing out the Luminous Clean line. I am addicted to the scent. It smells so good, kind of like a fresh rose. I’m the type of person that has to smell stuff before putting it on. The entire line has Kaolin clay which is meant to draw out the impurities that your skin may have while brightening your skin.

Luminous Clean™ Cream Cleanser

For Bright, Luminous Skin!
Get luminous! Gently draw out trapped impurities & makeup to brighten dull skin. Best if used in the morning before applying your favorite POND’S® facial moisturizer and in the evening to remove dirt, oil, and makeup.
Essential Features
Key Ingredients
Soft white Kaolin clay – a natural mineral known to act like a magnet to gently draw out deep-dwelling impurities
Moisturizing Ingredients –– effective emollients such as Glycerin which draws moisture from the environment, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.
I loved using this product in the morning and night. Very quick and easy to use. The formula is white, creamy and very thick. I love how my skin feels after washing with this cleanser. It does not make my skin feel tight but leaves it feeling smooth.
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Cream Cleanser

Luminous Clean™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

For Renewed, Luminous Skin!
Get luminous! Use every day to deeply clean and gently exfoliate dull skin. So, skin looks renewed and luminous again! Find out why Allure magazine named Luminous Clean™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser a Best of Beauty award winner.
Essential Features
  • Hypoallergenic,
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested
Key Ingredients
Soft white Kaolin clay - a natural mineral known to act like a magnet to gently draw out deep-dwelling impurities
Gentle Microbeads - help removing dull, lifeless skin.
This formula is about the same as the cream cleanser, only difference is the exfoliating microbeads. Again, I love the scent. Its safe for everyday use which I love. My skin being oily, I have to use an exfoliator more than someone with dry skin. In order to have a good foundation for your makeup, you should be exfoliating about once a week depending on your skin type. The microbeads in this cleanser are very gentle and safer than most exfoliating scrubs.
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser

NEW! Luminous Moisture™

For Bright, Luminous Skin All Day!
Enhance skin’s luminosity instantly with our vital moisturizing formula made with illuminating minerals known to improve skin’s natural radiance. Plus, protect your skin against damaging sun rays with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.For even brighter, more visibly luminous skin, use after cleansing with one of the POND’S® Luminous Clean™ Cleansers. These cleansers are enriched with kaolin clay, a mineral known to act like a magnet to gently draw out deep-dwelling impurities.

Essential Features
  • SPF 15 with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
  • Light, non-greasy daily lotion
  • Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic
Key Ingredients
UVA/UVB sun blockers - to help protect against skin-damaging sun rays
Illuminating minerals - known to enhance skin’s natural radiance.
I cannot stress enough that we need to make sure that we take care of ourselves by applying sunscreen everyday. This is the one product that I do not leave home without. I make sure that I am wearing some type of SPF before I walk out the door. This formula is white and not thick and not watery. I think its the perfect consistency. It feels great when you apply it on your face. It does not feel like the Banana Boat sunscreen that you are used to. It’s very lightweight and does not feel greasy at all.
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean Luminous Moisture
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean Luminous Moisture
The Beauty Branch | Ponds Luminous Clean SwatchFrom left to right: Cream Cleanser, Exfoliating Cleanser and Luminous Moisture

Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes

For Beautiful, Luminous Skin!
Get luminous anytime, anywhere! These soft, textured cleansing cloths gently draw out trapped makeup and impurities to instantly revive dull skin. Keep a pack at home and one in your purse for on-the-go convenience!
Essential Features
  • Soft, textured cloths work gently without drying skin
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
Key Ingredients
Soft white Kaolin clay - a natural mineral known to act like a magnet to gently draw out deep-dwelling impurities
Moisturizing Ingredients –– effective emollients such as Glycerin which draws moisture from the environment, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.
This towelettes are perfect for those days when you are just so tired from work or you had an event to go to and then you come home late all you want to do is throw yourself on the bed. You need to take off your makeup before going to sleep. It’s bad for your skin. These towelettes will remove any and all makeup residue leaving your skin clean and refreshed. Its also moisturizing so you don’t have to apply any night cream.
The Beauty Branch | Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes
A fashion model, actress and new mother, Molly Sims knows a thing or two about looking radiant – even when there is no red carpet or runway in sight. She gave us some of her tips for looking luminous.

Molly Sims’ Tips for Looking Luminous:

  1. Picture Perfect:  My secret to feeling and looking camera ready starts with radiant skin. I rely on POND’S® Luminous Moisture™ Day Lotion with SPF 15 to brighten dull skin. The new moisturizer is enriched with illuminating minerals and contains SPF 15 that protects against skin-damaging rays.
  2. Nighttime Ritual:  I never go to bed without washing my face.  As a busy mom, I go for time savers wherever possible.  I like a cleanser that both cleanses and removes makeup in one step. POND’S® Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently draws out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin.
  3. Feed the Glow: I start the day off with a green juice to kick start my morning.  It keeps me energized and does wonders for my complexion.
  4. Feel the Burn: Early morning exercise puts color on my cheeks and improves my whole body circulation.  A great workout also helps to enhance my skin color and complexion.
  5. Buff Your Way to Beautiful:  For great circulation and even tone skin, I recommend exfoliating your face, body and even your lips.  It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time.
  6. Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best.  I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.
  7. Lights, Camera:  Every woman can look luminous from within – but great lighting can help, too.  One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.
  8. Glowing Touch:  A highlighter is one of my favorite beauty tricks to instantly look healthier and younger. I apply it anywhere that needs a little radiance:  under my eyes to minimize dark circles and on the brow bone to draw attention to my eyes.
  9. Lighten Up:  When posing for pictures, I make a point to smile big.  Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.

This month, Sims joins POND’S® to help women experience the “luminous effect” that comes with having great skin. Together, they are launching the “POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge,” a 30-day photo sweepstakes featuring daily challenges to inspire women to share photos of their happiest, most radiant moments. Thirty prizes will be awarded so women can live life more luminously. From March 4 through April 2, women can upload pictures to the POND’S® Facebook page or share via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #LuminousEffect.

Molly Sims’ Bio:
Molly Sims is as an actress, model and humanitarian. Sims is expanding her list of credits with her upcoming book, The Everyday Supermodel, a girl’s guide to everything fashion, fitness, diet, and lifestyle. As a celebrated fashion and style icon, Molly wants to help women look bright and luminous, on and off camera. Throughout her career, Molly has graced the pages of Mademoiselle, French and Spanish Vogue, French Cosmopolitan, British Marie Claire and Sports Illustrated and has posed for the lens of famed fashion photographers like Carter Smith and Michael Thompson. Molly’s on-screen credits include “Las Vegas,” “Yes Man” and “Fired Up.”Molly resides primarily in Los Angeles and frequently travels to New York City, her second home. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, hiking, yoga, and of course spending time with the newest addition to her family – her son, Brooks.

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. By posting, I am eligible for incentive. I received product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own.
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  • Shauna Torres

    I have always wondered how well Ponds worked so thank you for this post

    • brina2915

      Thank you, I’ve used different Ponds products for years.

  • Jennifer Van Huss

    I’ve never used ponds before! This is a great review and is making me rethink my choice in moisturizer. I love how it sparkles and its hypoallergetic.

    • brina2915

      Thank you. I’ve used Ponds for years. You’ll love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dede.zoomsalot Dede Zoomsalot

    I have not tried this yet, but it looks like a product I would like. Thanks for the great pictures! I love seeing what a product looks like.

    • brina2915

      Thank you. I think you will love Ponds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anna.sanclement Anna Sanclement

    These sound great! I like the exfoliating cleanser and the moist towelettes

    • brina2915

      Thank you. Both are great.