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5.02.2011

Target Haul: Pond's Clarant B3, Nail Polish, Kit Kat

Hi everyone! I'm actually proud of myself that I'm getting to blog more. I have lots to catch up on. I want to do a review on a couple of products that caught my eye while I was shopping at Target. These items were what caught my eye and thought it was interesting to give it a try!

I always like to try sample sized creams or items before I buy the original size and ended up wasting a chunk of money down the drain. Sephora is my favorite shop, but when it comes to drug store products, I guess I just have to be the lab rat! ^_^

I am doing a review on both the Pond's creams that I recently purchased. Pond's Clarant B3 (Dry-Normal Skin) creme is known as an anti-dark spot moisturizer for people who have normal to dry skin. I have a combination skin, which is normal and oily around the T-zone, but lately I've been having dark under-eye bags from lack of sleep.

So this product is known to even the skin tone in 2 weeks and reduce the appearance of dark spots in 4weeks. It has both Vitamin B3 and C complexes that help aid the skin to reduce discoloration and improve elasticity.

"It has also been shown to diminish the appearance of age spots and blotchiness as well as improve skin's texture."

Vitamin B3 - (NIACINIMIDE) Vitamin B3 - (NIACINIMIDE)
Topical application of Vitamin B3 has been shown to prevent skin from losing water content as well as show improvement in the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations, redness, sallowness, and improved elasticity.

Vitamin C Vitamin C Known for its antioxidant properties.
 
I started using the cream for a week and half. The cream is very thick and moisturizing and a little goes a long way! It may be a bit too creamy around my T-zone area so I try to apply a very thin layer on my face and focus on the underbags and corners of the face where the nose and lips crease.

So far it is a good investment and Pond's cremes are good for dry skin people, but for oily combination skin that may be a different case.

My skin does feel a bit smoother than before, but I have to reduce the use of it so my pores do not clog up in the night when I sleep.

Pond's Rejuveness Review:

I've used anti-aging creams before and found them really helpful in restoring elasticity to my face an making it smoother and richer. Many people would say I don't need any anti-aging creams, since I don't have wrinkles yet. But I disagree since our beauty sleep diminishes as age increases and that causes our eyes *the first things* to begin to look tired and have eye bags. O___O something that I definitely want to avoid and take top priority to increase my skin's vitality. 

Pond's rejuveness creme for anti-wrinkle contains AHA, Collagen, and Vitamin E. Though I was a bit disappointed when most anti-wrinkle creams contain Retinol, a Vitamin A that isknown to rejuvenate the skin and boost resilence, and Pond's version does not have it.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids Alpha Hydroxy Acids Work primarily as an exfoliant but may also
help to stimulate the production of collagen.

Collagen Collagen Responsible for skin strength and elasticity,
and its degradation is what leads to wrinkles.
 
Vitamin E Vitamin E An anti-oxidant that fights free radicals to help with overall skin health; also has skin-soothing properties.

  • WHAT IT DOES

  • Applied day and night to the face and neck after cleansing, this anti-wrinkle
    moisturizing cream visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in
    two weeks for more beautiful, younger-looking skin.
  • HOW IT WORKS

  • It fights the appearance of aging with its combination of a lacto-nutrient complex
    including AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to help with skin's surface cell renewal;
    occlusives to increase skin water content; humectants to attract and hold
    moisture in the skin; and vitamins known to be anti-oxidants that are skin
    conditioning. It also contains collagen, which helps keep skin firm.


 I also got some nail polishes since my lack of calcium, iron, or my bad diet has been causing my nail to chip more than usual. I purchased Sally Hansen Advanced: Hard As Nails that contain Nylon+Retinol as added ingredients.

If you have soft nails that break or peel easily and want hard nails that does not break/peel this is a good investment. The extra strength nylon fortifies nails and help prevent them from chipping, splitting, and peeling. As I know nylon is a synthetic polymer or coating for your nails as I remember from Organic Chemistry. Retinol & copper peptides deliver intense "hydration to dry, thirsty nails. Omega 3 & Soy reduce the apperance of ridges and imperfections."

So we know Retinol is a form of vitamin that helps skin and nails, but when compounded with Omega 3 it does both the benefits to help your nail restore its strength.

So you apply 2-3 coats and when you are done with your french manicure you can apply another layer for stronger and glossy looking nails that resists cracking and breaking. So far so good, my nails haven't chipped nor the nail polish begin to crack after 2 weeks.



Besides beauty products, I just can't resists to get some candy as well. I hit up the Easter Candy aisle and snagged some Kit-Kats. These are my favorite candies. I love the crispy waffers coated with the chocolate. I want to try the matcha (green tea), strawberry, etc. all the japanese flavors. But they are so hard to get them in TN. =(


 I got some Asian pastries and enjoyed my day just relaxing and drinking this new tea I got.
This is so fattening, but yummy. I love the whipped cream in the coconut pastry bun.
 This was amazingly huge...It looked like a big yield sign because it was a massive triangle pinnapple bun.
The Pomegranate Raspberry Tea contains Matcha so I thought to give it a taste since I love the Passion fruit tea from Starbucks, but I can't find it anywhere.

Well see you next time. Thanks for reading =)
yumi

4 comments:

Lina Kim ♥ said...

waao never seen those pond's O__O it looks quite pricey~

misskatv said...

the kitkats looks cute! :D
thanks for the review :)

Elisa ❤ said...

packaging is cute of the 2 pond products :D

Lina Kim ♥ said...

waao never seen those pond's O__O it looks quite pricey~