My mother and I have been using the Pond's age miracle cream for about one and a half year now and both of us are satisfied with it's result but the only problem we have is that we have dry skin and it does not provide enough moisture to our skin and we have to use a separate moisturizer for that so after seeing Olay's ads on TV channels we decided to give this a try as it claims to do these 7 things to skin
1. Reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles
2. Give a radiant, healthy glow
3. Balances color & reduce appearance of age spots
4. Smooth and even skin texture
5. Minimize the appearance of pores
6. Help prevent damage to skin’s surface
7. Hydrate for firmer skin appearance
PACKAGING: packaging wise Olay Total Effect is the winner it comes in 50 ml light weight plastic bottle which has a pump at the top it is travel friendly and I can easily control the amount of product I need through the pump.
Pond's Age Miracle comes in a 50 ml light pink glass jar which is quite heavy and I have to dip my finger every time I need to apply it which is a bit unhygienic and since it is a glass jar I have to handle it very carefully
COLOR & CONSISTENCY : Olay Total Effect is a white colored light weight cream which absorbs very quickly .Pond's age miracle is a light pale pink cream which has a thick consistency but it also absorbs easily, both these creams have a mild pleasant fragrance which fades away after 15 or 20 minutes.
Pond's age miracle
now let's talk about what results my mother and I achieved through these creams.We have been using Pond's age miracle for one and a half years now, we are satisfied with it's result it does what it claims. After using only one jar of Pond's age miracle we saw a visible reduction in my mother's fine lines and her skin looked more radiant and soft so she continued using it and in these one and a half years her wrinkles have reduced a lot , her skin looks more firm and does not look saggy.I started using it because 3 dark spots appeared on my left cheek although I was using my sunscreen at that time .Pond's age miracle claimed to reduce dark spots and it has SPF 15 PA ++ which means it protects against both UVA and UVB and as all of us know dark spots usually appear due to exposure to harmful sun rays. I used it along with my sunscreen and it prevented the appearance of other dark spots on my skin but it did not help much with the 3 dark spots that already appeared on my cheek they lightened only a tiny bit but I have recently found another product which has lightened them a lot I will review that one soon.As I saw it reduced my mother's fine lines and wrinkles so I decided to use it regularly as I am in my twenties and it's time I should start using anti ageing produts and Pond's age miracle has CLA4 a combination of 4 anti ageing ingredients
CLA , AHA, Retinol and Retinol Boosters
Retinol and AHA ( alpha hydroxy acids) are known as best anti ageing components
as I mentioned before the only problem we have with this cream is that we have dry skin and it does not provide much hydration to our skin so that's why we decided to try the Olay Total Effect cream so my we stopped using Pond's age miracle and started using Olay Total Effect.
Olay Total Effect moisturizes the skin very well my mother's skin looks really soft but unfortunately it did not reduce the fine lines and wrinkles and it did not firm her skin like Pond's age miracle also her skin did not look radiant as it looked when she was using Pond's so after the bottle was empty my mother went back to the Pond's age miracle as it appears more effective.When I used the Olay Total Effect I noticed that it moisturizes my skin really we, one of its claim was to minimize the pores in my opinion it is true I have a few pores on my cheek and nose area and I have noticed a slight difference in them after using one bottle of the Olay Total Effect.
If you want to use an anti ageing cream that reduces fine lines and firm your skin I would advise you to try the Pond's age miracle , it will also make your skin look radiant, if you have normal or oily skin it will provide you enough moisture but for gilrs with dry skin like us, to make it work for you first apply your normal moisturizer on your skin then apply Pond's age miracle over it .In this way your skin will be well moisturized and you will get all the anti ageing effects of this cream.
As far as Olay Total Effect I would say it is a very good moisturizing cream but it's not very effective if you want to use it as an anti ageing cream.I saw the ingredients list on it's package and I could not find any anti ageing components like AHA or Retinol on the list it mostly contains Glycerine, Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E maybe that is why it is not very effective as an anti ageing cream but works well for moisturizing the skin and for minimizing the pores on skin.
I hope this comparison of creams was helpful I wanted to share it with you because sooner or later every girls needs to incorporate anti ageing products in her skin care routine so I thought I would suggest something that has worked well for my mother.
Take Care xx