Take the POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge

Ponds logoSkincare has been a topic on the blog many times before and since I love trying new products on my oh-so-dry-and picky-skin, I am always happy to review the latest skincare products. POND’S® sent their Luminous Line of products over for review and using them daily has been a joy!

Recently, POND’S® partnered with fashion model, actress, new mom and gorgeous skin owner, Molly Sims, in a campaign meant to to inspire women to share their most radiant and happiest moments in the POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge on Facebook. Each day, there will be an optional prompt for you to upload a photo that shows what makes you feel radiant. 

POND'S 30-Day Luminous Challenge


How to enter the POND’S® Challenge!

Through April 2nd, visit the POND’S® 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge tab on Facebook. Follow the prompts to upload a photo of yourself at your most radiant. Or, share your photo with @Ponds via Twitter — make sure to use the hashtag #LuminousEffect and follow the directions in the reply tweet to complete your submission. Or, share your beautiful self via Instagram using the hashtag #BeLuminous. Again, be sure to complete the instructions that PONDS_US will leave on your photo. Check out the official rules for more info.

You can upload a new picture each day of the sweeps, and every time you do, you’ll be entered to win a $500 Walmart gift card, plus new POND’S® Luminous Moisture SPF Day Lotion and POND’S® Luminous Clean Cleansers!

POND'S Luminous Line

After a couple of weeks of using POND’S Luminous Line of skin care products, I have to share that one of my favorite things about the line is the way it smells! Weird? Well, the products just smell so fresh and clean and they have that unique POND’S scent that no other product has. Of course, they are also great for my skin! It’s nice to have a line of products that are easy to use and straightforward. The Luminous line has four products to cover all of your daily needs:

  • Luminous Clean™ Cream Cleanser
  • Luminous Clean™ Daily Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes
  • NEW Luminous Moisture™ SPF 15 Day Lotion

I can’t really choose a favorite but I do love the cream cleanser. A tiny bit goes a long way and thoroughly cleanses my skin leaving my face feeling refreshed. The Luminous Moisture lotion absorbs into my skin instantly and leaves absolutely no residue or greasiness. I really like the cleansing towelettes as well, they are a nice way to freshen up mid afternoon or as a quick cleanser if you’re running late in the morning. If you would like to try these products for yourself, The Luminous Line may be purchased at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.99 – $5.79.

Molly Sims’ Tips for Looking Luminous:
  1. Picture Perfect:  My secret to feeling and looking camera ready starts with radiant skin. I rely on POND’S® Luminous Moisture™ Day Lotion with SPF 15 to brighten dull skin. The new moisturizer is enriched with illuminating minerals and contains SPF 15 that protects against skin-damaging rays.

  2. Nighttime Ritual:  I never go to bed without washing my face.  As a busy mom, I go for time savers wherever possible.  I like a cleanser that both cleanses and removes makeup in one step. POND’S® Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently draws out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin.

  3. Feed the Glow: I start the day off with a green juice to kick start my morning.  It keeps me energized and does wonders for my complexion.

  4. Feel the Burn: Early morning exercise puts color on my cheeks and improves my whole body circulation.  A great workout also helps to enhance my skin color and complexion.

  5. Buff Your Way to Beautiful:  For great circulation and even tone skin, I recommend exfoliating your face, body and even your lips.  It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time.

  6. Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best.  I use regular breathing exercises to help keep me calm and centered.

  7. Lights, Camera:  Every woman can look luminous from within – but great lighting can help, too.  One trick I’ve learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.

  8. Glowing Touch:  A highlighter is one of my favorite beauty tricks to instantly look healthier and younger. I apply it anywhere that needs a little radiance:  under my eyes to minimize dark circles and on the brow bone to draw attention to my eyes.

  9. Lighten Up:  When posing for pictures, I make a point to smile big.  Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.

What makes me feel luminous?

Sometimes, it’s super hard to feel luminous in the freezing cold of winter. Well, make that most of the time! These days, I feel my best right after a great workout. There is nothing that makes me feel more beautiful than taking care of myself. It doesn’t matter that a gallon of sweat is dripping off of me or that my hair is a mess. After a workout, I have the biggest smile, the greatest feeling of accomplishment and the motivation to keep on going. 

What makes you feel luminous? A new pair of shoes? A smile from your child or hubby?

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. By posting, I am eligible for incentive. I received product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own. Disclosure Info.


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



  1. 1

    You make the cream cleanser sound enticing. I think I’d like to give it a try. I agree w/you on the workout, I feel happy when I’m done with mine too. :)

  2. 2

    The best feeling in the world is when I am done with my workout LOL – knowing that I did it. These products sound awesome.

  3. 3

    I have been using Ponds since time immemorial and would love to check this out this weekend. Hope to join the sweepstakes however I could never count on winning; I am already a winner with clear, whiter and healthier skin with Ponds detox.

  4. 4

    I always use Ponds to make my skin whiter and younger, and I would really like to join Pond’s 30-day Luminous Photo Challenge.

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