There's a keen demand among women nowadays for more "natural" skincare solutions. But what do we mean when we say "natural"? Usually, a product is considered such if its ingredients are from natural and unrefined sources. For example, the ingredient list must mainly consist of water, fruit and plant extract, oils, combined with naturally occurring preservatives, humectants, surfactants, and emulsifiers (link). Natural skincareproducts do not contain synthetic chemicals.
That said, Pond's new line called White Beauty Naturals does not claim to be natural. But it does feature one of nature's beautifying agents: the Camellia Leaf. Why that particular plant? Dr. Sona Pushker, Head of Research at the Pond’s Institute says, “...The Camellia leaf extract is known to reduce the formation of melanin deep within your skin, and the proven skin lightening technology of the Pond’s White Beauty range inhibits melanin being released to the skin’s surface, reducing skin darkening and imperfections.”
Nature’s most potent skin-lightening secret! With Camellia Leaf Extract, Pond’s White Beauty Naturals works double time – it reduces the formation of melanin at a cellular level and inhibits melanin from being released to the skin’s surface, thus effectively fighting skin darkening, diminishing imperfections and delivering beautiful, pinkish-white skin.
Okay! Basically, the new line is a new formulation (upgrade?) of Pond's existing White Beauty products. What sets it apart is the inclusion of camellia sinensis, which is actually known as the "tea plant", because green tea is traditionally made from its leaves! I've already written about the benefits of green tea, among which are anti-aging and UV protection.
All that aside though, don't get confused - the Pond's White Beauty Naturals line is not organic or truly natural. It is not considerably healthier or more harmful to your skin than the existing Pond's products. But it does have an interesting ingredient and it seems to be exclusive to the Philippines at the moment, so I do believe that's worth looking into! The line has what Pond's claims to be its lightest moisturizer yet - the Day Cream - and a light scrub called the Gentle Exfoliating Foam.
Swatches of scrub and moisturizer
I'll review it as soon as I'm done with the skincare stuff I already have lined up. In the meantime, if you're curious, you can try the travel sizes first to get a feel if this line is for you. ;) Oh, and if you buy P300.00 of any Pond’s White Beauty Naturals products in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide and you will automatically receive an eco-chic bag designed by Rhett Eala. Promo runs until supplies last.
Top actress Angelica Panganiban is Pond’s beautiful face for Pond’s White Beauty Naturals
Here's more information for your reference (pricing included)!