ICYMI, POND'S and Cosmopolitan Philippines recently hosted a virtual beauty convention called POND’S PinkLab. Thousands of Pinays got to ~roam~ around a pink online playground, where they were able to discover new skincare essentials and score special vouchers and prizes.
But the highlight of the event would have to be the skin masterclasses, where POND'S ambassadors Heart Evangelista, Kathryn Bernardo, and Julia Barretto were joined by Cosmopolitan Philippines editors and skincare experts. The celebs let viewers in on their skincare regimen, the products they use, and some of their personal tips to keep their skin glowing despite the nature of their work.
Missed the sessions? Here’s what your fave celebs had to share during the event:
In her masterclass, Julia emphasized the importance of hydration when it comes to getting glowing skin. “If I don’t keep [my skin] hydrated enough, it tends to feel rough and less bouncy. So, I look more dull and haggard, and that can’t be [the case] especially with my line of work,” she said.
She explained that while our skin naturally loses water, we shouldn’t let it reach the point of dehydration. What product does she use to help her keep her dewy glow? She turns to POND'S Healthy Hydration Jelly Cleanser, specifically the aloe vera variant for its soothing properties! FYI, this cleanser has Julia’s fave skincare ingredient, niacinamide, along with vitamin C and other natural extracts.
ICYDK, POND'S Healthy Hydration Jelly Cleanser is part of the newly launched POND'S Healthy Hydration range. The items in this lineup have natural extracts in hydrating jelly format to help keep the skin hydrated with regular use.
Swearing by this new product range, Julia also recommended the regular use of POND’S Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask that comes in three variants: Nourishing, which has vitamin E and avocado extracts, Plumping, which has vitamin B6 and tomato extracts, and Brightening, which has vitamin C and pineapple enzymes.
The session also discussed the difference between hydration and moisturization, something that all skincare junkies have to keep in mind when choosing beauty products. While hydration is mostly about infusing your skin cells with water, moisturization helps in sealing that water into your skin.
This is why Julia also uses a moisturizer that pairs well with her jelly cleanser: POND'S Healthy Hydration Jelly Moisturizer. This product has niacinamide, vitamins C and E, and another humectant called sodium PCA, to help retain moisture in your complexion and keep it bouncy and plump when applied daily.
To maintain her ~*lit-from-within*~ skin, Kathryn keeps to a healthy lifestyle—she works out, eats healthy food, and gets enough sleep. Above all, the celeb says that she sticks to her golden rule of never sleeping with makeup on. “No matter how tired I am, kahit gaano kahaba ‘yung naging day ko, I always, always make time to wash my face,” she said.
Naturally, sticking to a skincare routine is non-negotiable. Believing that consistency is key, she shared this tip: “I like to keep my skincare [routine] very simple para I can do it every day and every night.”
Recently, she said that she added a new product to her beauty kit—a serum, specifically POND'S Bright Triple Glow Serum. “Before, I thought using moisturizer is enough na, but then I tried to combine it [with a serum]. Even if it’s such an easy and small add-on to my skincare routine, it still gives me the results I want.”
POND’S Bright Triple Glow Serum is infused with niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and Gluta-Boost-C. Kath uses it twice a day—before going to bed and before putting on makeup. She shared that she then seals it in with POND'S Bright Serum Day Cream, a day cream powered by POND’S gluta-boost technology, which pairs well with the serum. And considering Kath’s bright complexion, we’re not arguing with her on this!
According to Heart, she first noticed signs of skin aging when she started noticing deeper creases and feeling like her complexion was getting less elastic. So, as early as 24, she began her goal of slowing down skin-aging.
One of the things she’s done since is use the POND'S Age Miracle product line. She said, “[Taking care of your skin] is not something that’s effortless. You have to make an effort, to really spend time taking care of yourself.”
Her favorite product from this line is POND'S Ultimate Youth Essence, which even her husband uses apparently, and for good reason! This essence has retinol, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid, after all.
The celeb applies it on her face and neck every morning and night. And, surprise: She also uses it on her hands, elbows, knees, and toes! “Just to be sure,” Heart quipped.
To complete her anti-aging routine, she uses POND'S Age Miracle Day Cream that serves as a sunscreen with its SPF 18 PA++, and POND'S Age Miracle Night Cream, infused with POND'S Retinol-C Complex. Both creams have hyaluronic acid and glycerin for humectants, along with retinol and niacinamide.
In parting, Heart shared this one piece of advice: “It’s about being consistent. You really have to do it religiously to feel the difference.”
Want to get glowing skin like Julia, Kathryn, and Heart? Shop their go-to POND’S products online via Watsons, Lazada, or Shopee! For more information, follow POND’S on Facebook and Instagram and visit BeautyHub.PH at https://www.beautyhub.ph/.