Monday, August 30, 2010

REVIEW: Pond's Activated Carbon Facial Wash

Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Carbon bottle
The product: Pond's Pure White Deep Cleansing Facial Foam with Activated Carbon
Price: Less than 100pesos for this 50g tube, may be around 75-95pesos. Sorry I'm not sure! Bought this more than 2 weeks ago if I'm not mistaken.
Rating: 10/10
Where I bought it: Watsons, SM Hypermarket Pasig
(+): Effective deep cleansing action, no red patches after usage, smell doesn't bother me (I find it actually nice), affordable, easily available.
(-): None for me, but others may find it drying.

I first saw this facial wash on one of its ads in the newspaper. Got me really curious because of its added ingredient which is Activated Carbon. You see, it reminded me of something I learned from nursing: activated charcoal (which is basically carbon) is used to adsorb toxins as in the case of poisoning so as to prevent GI absorption of the toxins. Anyway enough of the nerdy stuff. >.<. I also got attracted to the packaging--I like black very much.

So when I went to Watsons one day, I bought a sachet first. I was really impressed with this facial wash because I really felt the "deep cleansing" action it claims to do. I have very oily skin and when I use make up removers my face ends up even oilier but using this, I only have to wash once and my face feels very clean already. One notable thing I liked about it is I didn't have red patches on my skin after rinsing. When I use other facial cleansers my face ends up getting red--with wheals (the type of skin lesion mosquito bites are)--I'm guessing I get some type of hypersensitivity reaction which would typically subside after 10 minutes or so. But still such a hassle, really.

Oh yeah, the actual product has a gray to dark gray color which I find unique compared to most cleansers that are white. :P I'm glad that I found a Pond's product that works for me because their other facial cleansers give me intense red patches, i.e. Pond's Age Miracle and White Beauty facial wash.

I'm not a fan of mild facial cleansers because of my oily skin (so no Cetaphil for me, sorry). I want foaming cleansers which actually remove oil off of my face because that's when I feel that I've really cleaned my skin.

When I used up the whole sachet (which lasted for about a week) I bought another sachet to still give it a longer try. And as you can see from the image above, I already bought a tube! :) I noticed though that the product in the sachet is darker than the one in the tube, I don't know why but they work the same anyway.

If you want to try this product out, I suggest buying the sachet first. I love that Pond's sells their products in sachets--more handy for travel and cheaper for trial usage. :)

That's all. Take care and God bless!


An Introduction

Well hello there!

I have no idea as to how you've come across this new blog of mine but I'm glad and thankful that you're here!


I'm FIGI, a BS Nursing graduate from UST and currently a first year medical student of the Ateneo. I've been very interested in make up and other beauty products since I was in high school but I only got to really explore these things back in college. Oh yeah, I'm planning on becoming a dermatologist someday. Hmm, right now I'm a huge fan of KPOP (BIGBANG and SHINee!) and that led me to try out Korean products too!

Putting up a blog containing my thoughts on different products was something I planned on doing a long time ago but because I didn't have constant/regular internet access when I was in college I didn't push through with the idea.

Why am I starting this blog anyway?

I love "googling" the products that I want. I find review blogs and videos (on youtube) very helpful and informative. These give me the pros and cons of a product I'm interested in and I get to know if a certain product is worth my money or not. The thing is though, everyone has different skin conditions, problems, etc. that's why something that works for you may or may not work for me. :) I'm hoping to be of help to people who are curious about trying out a product and who have more or less the same skin condition as mine. Plus reading several reviews is better than just reading one, right? :) This blog will also remind me of the products that worked or didn't work for me so I don't end up buying 'em again. Sometimes I get so trigger-happy when I'm in the mall soooo, yeah. Hahaha. :)

Seeing that I am still a student, I am (sadly) still dependent on my parents for allowance that's why I only purchase products I deem affordable--those which won't burn holes in my parents' pockets or won't exceed my credit card limit. Heehee.

Thank you for taking time to read this! Will probably post my first review later. Take care and God bless! ^__^


Sunday, August 29, 2010


Will most probably delete this entry later on. I'm not much of a techie when it comes to layouts and stuff--I don't even know how to use photoshop. :s So I'm just going for simplicity and efficiency. Heehee.