I was intrigued by the Pond's Gold Radiance Boosting Cleansing Mousse because it promises to remove makeup while also serving as a facial wash. Who doesn't want to save one step in their routine, right? Also, when Gold Radiance first landed on Philippine shores, this particular product wasn't available because it sold out in other Asian countries. Now if that's not enough to make you curious I don't know what is!
As promised, the product is a foamy mousse that becomes a rich, thick lather when you lightly rub it on your skin. It feels quite soft on my face which makes it enjoyable to use! It does melt off makeup in one wash, but it doesn't remove all kinds of makeup. The mousse removes foundation, blush, concealer, and unprimed eyeshadow, but it does a poor job taking off primed eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner (or most eye makeup).
Let's get on the nitty gritty, shall we?
What I love about the product
- Literally melts off powder makeup. Once you get it to a lather, all the junk just comes off.
- A little goes a long way, surprisingly. I use half a pump of the product for each side of my face. The trick is to massage it in small circles.
- Cleanses pretty well, leaving the face squeaky clean.
- No breakouts. I am not hiyang with a couple of Pond's facial washes but this works great for me (along with the Pond's Pure White, my absolute fave facial wash).
- Comes in a huge tube. I also like that it has a pump mechanism since it's easier and more sanitary to get the product out.
- Quite affordable at P400 (let me get back to you on this to finalize).
What I don't like
- It's probably too much to ask, but I do wish it can also cleanly remove eye makeup. What a super product this would be! But I'm actually ok with how it is currently (read why below).
- A bit drying.
This is for the woman who only wears light makeup - as in, foundation, blush, and a bit of eyeshadow. It will take light makeup off in a jiffy. On the other hand, if you're a heavy makeup user who puts on the whole show (like me lol) then this might not be enough.
However, if you use a separate eye makeup remover from your face makeup remover, this will actually do very well to replace the latter. You gotta check out the makeup melting action! It's fun.
I love it. I use it when I don't have much makeup on to spare myself the rubbing I have to do with cleansing oils. It's for the oh-I'm-just-wearing-concealer-powder-and-blush kind of day, y'know?