The Pond’s Institute in Mumbai !
I recently attended an interesting event by Pond’s in Mumbai. In a country like India, most of us have grown up using some or the other Pond’s products..But are you aware of who is really behind the creation of your favourite Pond’s products? It is The Pond’s Institute, a global network of over 700 scientists, that analyse the ever evolving needs of different skin types all over the world and work to create science and technology breakthroughs that help correct skin problems. At the event The Pond’s Institute was recreated in Mumbai for a day, where Pond’s unveiled its proprietary science and technology breakthroughs created to solve skin problems of today and tomorrow. If you recall I had visited The Pond’s Institute in Connecticut, USA last year (see the post here ) and have been part of the Pond’s Insiders where I have been closely working with the brand. So I was super thrilled to attend the event, where The Pond’s Institute was recreated in my home country.
Dr. Shuliang Zhang, Sr. Principal Scientist, and Global Clinical Leader for Skin Care at Unilever, spoke about modern skincare problems, the triggers to these problems and presented a deep dive into The Pond’s Institute. He spoke about how the brand analyzes evolving skincare needs, uncovers insights on the existing skincare concerns and designs molecules to deliver superior results.
The event also hosted Prabha Narasimhan, Vice President Skincare – Unilever India , expert dermatologist Dr. Aparna Santhanam and brand ambassadors Ileana D’cruz and Amy Jackson.
A specially designed daylong event recreated The Pond’s Institute in Mumbai with virtual zones demonstrating the science behind Pond’s skincare innovations. Pond’s skin analysing app- the ‘My Skin Advisor’ web- application was unveiled at The Pond’s Institute, if you recall I had done a detailed post on the application here. This web app provides in-depth skin analysis using the facial recognition technology and recommends a skincare regime tailored to the skincare needs of the consumers on the go! I made sure I tried out the ‘My Skin Advisor’ app once more at the event, my handy personal skincare expert. With the App all you have to do is first select your skincare goal, upload or click your picture, enter details of your age, skin type ,daily lifestyle habits and the app gives you not only a detailed analysis of your skin but also gives you recommended products to use to combat your skin problems. A must try here!
At the event, Pond’s also unveiled a breakthrough innovation in face cleansing – Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash. Formulated with pimple-fighting Active Thymo-T Formula, this face wash is clinically proven to help clear pimples in just three days to give beautifully smooth, clearer skin. Leading actor and model, Amy Jackson, the face of Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash, was present to unveil the product and talk about this exciting solution to pimples. I made sure I got my hands on the Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash and couldn’t wait to try it out. I have done a full review of this face wash on my You Tube channel.
Dr. Shuliang Zhang, Senior Principal Scientist, and Global Clinical Leader for Skin Care who spoke about the latest innovations at the event said, “It’s a pleasure to visit a diverse country like India and share our latest breakthroughs tailored for our Pond’s consumers here. With our strong scientific research and technology credentials we continue to stay committed to our mission of future proofing skin with the My Skin Advisor technology as well as the launch of our breakthrough formula with Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash.”
Pond’s brand ambassador Ileana D’Cruz unveiled the ‘My Skin Advisor’ technology as she spoke about her journey with Pond’s. Ileana demonstrated the software and showed how she uses this technology to be her own skincare expert.
It was a pleasure interacting with both Dr. Shuliang Zhang who shared his immense knowledge on skincare innovations as well as Ileana D’Cruz, who shared her skincare secrets and her favourite Pond’s products.
I also had a one-on-one session with The Pond’s Institute experts present at the event, where I did a full skin analysis with their machines, testing everything from my skin’s moisture levels, oiliness vs dryness level, wrinkles to skin sensitivities and was happy to know that I have near flawless skin but my skin needs more moisturisation. This live skin analysis technique was so insightful and helpful for me.
All in all it was a very informative event and I learnt so much more about the science behind our skin and how, through a global network of over 700 scientists, The Pond’s Institute continues to work every single day to create science and technology breakthroughs that help correct our skin problems.
Through my interaction with the experts at The Pond’s Institute I have developed an in depth knowledge about my skin, my skin problems and now I’m equipped with better knowledge on how to rectify those issues with the right skin products, like those offered by Pond’s.
The Pond’s Institute has an intimate understanding of the woman’s unique skin care needs across the world and where the Indian woman is concerned, they understand her skin well too, the environmental & lifestyle factors that affect her skin and have adapted their in depth research and knowledge combined with their leading-edge technology to tailor make skin care products especially suited to the Indian woman’s skin care requirements , and thus Pond’s has consistently delivers results women can see and feel.
The Pond’s Institute here will be a great asset to Indian women, as they will have better access to the tools and knowledge for an in depth understanding of the science behind skin and her skincare issues and requirements, how to solve them optimally. For more information on Pond’s and The Pond’s Institute visit their website here .