How to look 10 years younger


I guess I can look 10 years younger after all! Last week I was mistaken for a 25-year-old. I’m 36. That compliment totally made my DAY! But wait, a little back story. 😉

So I’ve heard a lot of great things about Pond’s. My Mom used Pond’s Cold Cream from way back when and she has gorgeous skin. Moisturising is a habit I only picked up the past couple of years. You’ll notice there isn’t a Beauty category in this blog. Beauty and skin care isn’t one of my stronger interests. I’m more a shower and go kind of girl, preferring to stick to products and brands I’m already used to or have grown to love over time. Simple girl, simple routine.

But FINE. I know my skin isn’t in the best shape and I have been feeling old lately. So the whole premise of looking 10 years younger totally appealed to me. Ponds Age Miracle Cream it was.

Ponds Age Miracle Cream
Yes, it works!

No Tricks, Just Cream: How to look 10 years younger

Before Ponds, I was using another brand. It did the job as my skin didn’t feel dry. But truthfully, I have been curious about this Age Miracle Cream. It was just so pricey! I scrimp on beauty products and will only splurge if I LOVE them. When Ponds Age Miracle Cream came out with their P99.00 offering, it was the perfect time to give it a try.

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Tried it out with this small jar first

The price tag was friendly enough for me. This is the Day Cream for Normal/Dry skin. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks. On the first week, I noticed my skin did look brighter. Were my skin cells actually renewing?! And was my skin actually becoming smoother? Oh yeah. My skin was looking good. But it was looking good only TO ME.

Ponds Age Miracle Cream 3
Pinkish white cream

Then last week, I was asked how old I was. It was a random question with some acquaintances. “I’m 36,” I answered. “WHAT?! I thought you were 25!,” she said in disbelief. Well, she looked like she didn’t believe me. 😛 I was immensely flattered of course. I’ve been mistaken for being a couple years younger but never 10 years younger. So I gladly told her about Pond’s Age Miracle Cream, which she swore she would try. Then I hopped and skipped through the day in much delight.

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This is how big the 10g jar is. Slightly smaller than a desk bell.

So Where Does My Skin Go From Here?

I’m definitely upgrading from the 10g jar. Now that I know it works, I want to invest in the whole line. I want to get the Ponds Cell ReGEN™ Facial Foam, Cell ReGEN™ Dual Action Eye Cream (which I majorly need), Cell ReGEN™ Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ (Jar for the house), Cell ReGEN ™ Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ (Pump for when I’m on the go), and their Cell ReGEN™ Deep Action Night Cream.

I’m pretty brand-loyal so if one part of the line works, I’m getting the whole product line. So while I say that I’m a simple girl a simple routine, that’s no reason for me not to invest in premium products, right?

As shared earlier, I only splurge on beauty products if I LOVE them. Ponds Age Miracle I definitely love. I did see and feel the difference, and someone saw it too!

I haven’t bought a birthday gift for myself yet, so this line would be a great reward. I’m getting giddy just thinking about my next shopping trip to the supermarket!

So yup, I guess I can look 10 years younger after all. You can too! :)

Share tips!

Do you aspire to look younger? What are the things you do that make you feel or look older than you really are? (For me that would be being in front a computer the whole day.) How does this show on your skin? Could you share tips on how to look younger, whether they’re beauty products, routines or habits? Would love to learn from you!

18 Comments on How to look 10 years younger

  1. Daphne
    August 13, 2013 at 10:25 am (11 years ago)

    The first thing I noticed in your post is the desk bell! I was thinking why would Toni have one in her home? I dunno I’m strange like that. My observation skills can put me in trouble, most of the time. LOL

    As for beauty regimens, I don’t have anything major. What I do is to make sure to wipe off all make up before going to bed. I use a good facial wash, then pat my face with a towel then lather on the moisturizer.

    Of course, we all wish to look younger. I’m 44 years old and the only time I do feel my age is when my joints ache from sitting too long in front of the computer, all day and most nights. Plus when my OB GYN tells there is a less than 10% chance for me to a mother due to my advanced age. Otherwise I’m still young at heart and often don’t act my age. =)

    • Toni
      August 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm (11 years ago)

      Daph! Heehee. We have a desk bell for two reasons. First, my sister used it as part of some parlor games we played last X’mas. Yup, we had to “buzz in” or ring in our answers during a Quiz Bee type of contest. Second, my grandmother uses it to call her caretaker when the caretaker is in another part of the house. This little desk bell can ring mighty loud!

      Woohoo! Here’s to being young at heart. Hey, when you’re young at heart you tend to look younger than you really are. A lot of how one looks relies on attitude and character.

  2. ibyang
    August 13, 2013 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)

    Well done, Toni! I love knowing that a woman takes good care of her skin by putting moisturisers on. I have mentioned in my blog before that if I had one advocacy, it would be an advocacy for women to put moisturisers and sunblock on (ang kikay ng advocacy hahaha). Keep it up Toni. I’m glad to know that you found a brand that suits you.

    I live in a country where people enjoy the sun and the beach so much and I’ve chanced upon many women with premature wrinkles. There’s nothing wrong with wrinkles as long as it matches your age. I’m all for aging gracefully and to look the part, wearing moisturisers and sunblock are a must.

    Other than taking care of my skin with a gentle face wash and moisturiser plus once a week exfoliation, I also practice a few things that I think make me look younger than I am: drink lots of water, sleep plenty and avoid late nights, have peace and joy from within, engage in physical activity, eat lots of fruits and veggies.

    • Toni
      August 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm (11 years ago)

      Thanks Ibyang! I like that kikay advocacy. It’s more than kikay – it’s a skin health advocacy. Really nice!

      Yes, finally a brand that suits me! I’m so happy. It’s like finding a kindred soul.

      My favorite part of your skin care regimen: “have peace and joy from within.” Here’s to inner wellness!

  3. cheekeegirl
    August 13, 2013 at 10:45 am (11 years ago)

    Wow! I’ll definitely try this! Thanks Ms. Toni… It’s not just the beauty product that will look you younger but its also on the attitude and what’s within. yeah?

    • Toni
      August 13, 2013 at 3:59 pm (11 years ago)

      Hi cheekegirl! Yes, definitely! Looking younger has a lot to do with one’s attitude. Grumpiness leads to frowning and furrowed brows which makes one look older. That and the fact that being a grump is a downer. Nothing youthful about that! :)

  4. Ma. Teresa Grech Quiatchon Racal
    August 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Since I was in my college days, I have been using pond’s.. And I have to admit, lately wala talaga akong ritual-ritual na mga ganyan… and since the product you showed is budget friendly, especially to me who is a stay at home mom, pasok ito sa budget ko. I will definitely try this… thanks for this post

    • Toni
      August 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm (11 years ago)

      It’s pretty awesome, Grech. I liked that I could finally try it muna at a pocket-friendly cost. At P99.00, I got to see and feel the difference, and others saw it too. Convincing, right? I’m definitely saving up so I could buy the rest of the line… and a much bigger jar of the Day Cream!

  5. Lissa
    August 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm (11 years ago)

    Don’t forget that a lot of Asian women also tend to age more gracefully than other races. 😉 I always get happy when I get carded whenever I buy alcohol. hahaha.. I even got carded when I bought a Lotto ticket recently!

    I wouldn’t say that I’m a Nazi when it comes to beauty products but I do what I can to keep my skin looking younger. I always wash my face every night no matter how tired I am and I always use night time moisturizer. I recently bought the Olay Pro-X cleaner (much cheaper than Clarisonic) but does the job just as well and I gave in and bought a moisturizer that has Retinol in it to help prevent wrinkles. In the morning, after washing my face, I put on a moisturizer with sunblock (at least SPF 50). I started doing this religiously maybe 5 to 6 years ago? My problem is that I have freckles and sunspots on my face, probably due to playing tennis in high school and not really putting that much sunscreen on. Also, during the day, I drink plenty of water. I don’t keep track but I’m sure I drink more than the recommended 64 ounces. I think that’s pretty much the basic routine and habits that I do and so far, it’s been working. :) You should post more beauty tips!!

    • Toni
      August 19, 2013 at 10:05 am (11 years ago)

      That sounds awesome, Lissa! I learned a lot from your comment 😀 Thank you! And yes, I should post more beauty tips. It also encourages me to be more proactive when it comes to taking care of myself.

  6. ays
    August 16, 2013 at 10:24 am (11 years ago)

    just like you, when one product works for me, i use the other products in the line. my thinking is that i don’t want to risk not getting the full effect of the formula by using another brand in my routine.
    i never go without moisturizer and sunblock, and i have an hourly alarm in my phone to drink half a glass or a glass of water. :)

    • Toni
      August 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm (11 years ago)

      I’ll copy that hourly alarm of yours, ha! 😀 Thanks for the tip ays! :)

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    November 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm (10 years ago)

    I was amazed by the article and thank you for confirming this.Another tip is exercise mostly morning and night yo help rejuvenation of the skin. Furthermore,drinking water in the morning before breakfast.however I like the hourly alarm tactic.wil definitely be doing that.

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