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SCOUTED: Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel from Sample Room

 is a tag in my blog featuring beauty finds and new releases. Impressions posted below may change as I spend more time with the product.
One of the beauty trends for 2015 is gel products. Typically milder than other formulations, gels are gaining traction as women become more aware of their skin condition.

Pond's White Beauty line has just launched the Pearl Cleansing Gel to supplement the Dewy Rose Gel (moisturizer) and Flawless White BB+ Cream (makeup + skincare) for a fuller routine.


Sample Room, the country's first try before you buy service, is carrying free full-size samples for 50 points only. (You get 100 points free upon sign up.)

Normally, they charge a small shipping and handling fee of about Php 100+ depending on weight and destination, but if you enter the promo code "PONDSGEL" upon checkout, the S&H fee will also be waived. Note: This promo is valid until Mar. 6 only. ACK forgive the late notice!!!

Honestly, I have not touched a Pond's cleanser in about a decade. I used to be loyal to the Daily Facial Wash (green and white tube) until I realized that it dried me up severely. Last February 26, I was able to try the Pearl Cleansing Gel myself during the Sample Room launch.

Washing Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel off my hands. Thanks for the shot, Krissy!

I was afraid it wouldn't be as gentle as I wanted it to be, but it surprisingly felt verrrry nice. It was indeed refreshing without being stripping, and left the scent of dama de noche or night-blooming jasmines on the back of my hand. This cleanser is meant for all skin types but is highly recommended for those with sensitive skin due to its oxygenated gel formula. I can't say for certain until I do my full review, but I think I remember it having a thin lather or being difficult to wash off.

I haven't yet used it on my face because Monthly Skincare Snippets is back for February and I'm on a Physiogel + SK II routine right now. I hope I can sneak it in the mornings though, since MSS is exclusive to my nightly skincare routine only.

You may check out their website,, to register.

Last February 26, I was invited to attend the Sample Room x Pond's Pearl Cleansing Gel launch. Media partners were treated to dinner at Aracama and given product samples of the Cleansing Gel, Dewy Rose Gel and BB+ Cream.

I was not paid nor otherwise compensated for this feature.

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