Any Filipino teenager has been familiar and used any Ponds product at some point in their lives. It became a household name for beauty products, it’s a drugstore brand, it’s cheap and it delivers. But as years go by, we found and used other products, some are even expensive than Ponds. In the recent years, Ponds has evolved and from one variant, it released new range of products that cater to everyone’s special needs.
A recent TV commercial from Ponds shows the Ponds Pure White Deep Cleansing Foam with Activated Carbon. Activated carbon promises to remove deep-seated dirt and detoxify the skin from impurities. I wasn’t sold at the TV commercial but when I saw this product in the grocery with its sleek black packaging, I snagged a tube, yeah packaging counts!
I’m not surprised to the idea of carbon or charcoal used in beauty products since Korean beauty products use this ingredient too, I find it effective just like my Beauty Credit charcoal nose patch which effectively pulls away whiteheads and blackheads.
Now, for the Ponds Facial Foam, the cream is silver in color I only need a pea-sized amount to make a lather on my face. I don’t really like the scent though, it’s more masculine to me compared to the Ponds White Beauty product I used prior to the black one. After rinsing, it really left my face squeaky clean but without feeling tight. No breakouts after weeks of using this product every night.
However, I noticed that my skin became dry and lacked that glow and moisturized effect. Maybe because of oil control properties of this product.
If you want to try Ponds with Activated Carbon, you can buy the Php 5 5-gram sachet. My 50-gram tube costs approximately Php 80.