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REVIEW: Ponds BB+ Cream

Ponds BB+ Cream Review

 

Review of Ponds BB+ Cream


Guest Post By: Marianne

I live in a place where there is no MAC, no Inglot, no stand-alone beauty store. Even Colorbar and Maybelline are pretty difficult to get here! This means I don’t get to try out new launches, except if I resort to online shopping (which, more often than not, results in disappointments with shade mismatches and the like). So, when I saw the Pond’s BB cream on the shelves at a supermarket, that too just days after its launch, I jumped and bought it immediately without even bothering to read any info or reviews on it!


The Pond’s India website says: ‘Now, your skin can enjoy both instant coverage and all day radiance. Formulated with Gen White, White Beauty BB+ Fairness SPF 30 PA++ cream lightens dark spots and provides all day radiance that doesn’t smudge or wash off easily.’ There is a whole lot of other claims too, written on the outer packaging.

Speaking of the packaging, it is everything you’d want – cute, small and travel-friendly! I love the combo of white and pink, the silver cap and the tiny nozzle, and the sleek tube looks classy too.
This BB (plus?) cream comes in only one shade (when will they learn?) that will suit medium to fair skin tones the best. On my slightly dusky skin, it is not a perfect shade match, but does not look odd either. It will definitely not suit very dusky skin tones. It has a lovely soft flowery fragrance that is not very strong.

The texture of the cream is quite thick, but it blends easily. It feels vaguely mousse-like while blending...very smooth and spreadable. It provides an instant brightening effect that gives a fresh glow to the face and lasts for many hours. The coverage is very good – it covers all redness and also light blemishes. Darker spots are not covered, but the overall evenness of skin that this gives makes them a bit less noticeable.



 I have oily skin, so I have to top it off with compact, but after that I’m good for a few hours...my skin looks dewy but not shiny. I’m quite satisfied with the moisturisation this provides, but going by the tiny dry patch I have on the side of my nose that isn’t quite soothed when I apply it, dry-skinned girls can definitely not afford to skip moisturiser underneath. I like that it has SPF 30 PA++ because I don’t really use sunscreen on a regular basis, so I’m dependent on the sun protection my makeup offers. With this cream on, I don’t have to worry about skipping sunscreen! The lasting power is really good...I have worn it on long days out in the heat and dust, and it lasts all day until I take it off, making my skin look reasonably fresh and bright no matter how tired I am. I’ve got compliments for how fresh and even my skin looks almost every time I’ve worn this cream!

Ponds BB+ Cream Swatch

Overall, it does live up to all its claims, except the fairness and lightening from within part, which I can’t really comment upon as I haven’t worn it for a long enough time and on a regular enough basis to notice any such effect. Now, if only they would launch a few more shades, it would be just perfect!

Price of Pond's BB Cream

INR 69 for the tiny tube of 9 gm and INR 125 for 18 gm.

Yayyy!
Cute packaging
High enough SPF (and PA++) to skip sunscreen
Brightens and evens the skin
Lasts well and gives a fresh look all day long
Very decently priced; a tiny tube is available if you want to test it out

Ummm...
The shade won’t suit dusky skin tones.
Not moisturising enough for dry skin. 

Will I repurchase?
Yes!

Recommendation
Good coverage, high SPF, a glow-y effect, great lasting power, affordable price – this BB cream has it all. I would recommend it to those with medium to fair normal skin. If you are very fair or very dusky, you would be better off skipping it. Oily-skinned girls, don’t forget your powder and dry-skinned ones, your moisturiser with this.

Comments

  1. thats a nice review gurl :)
    its sad that such brands are not there but you can try some online tools to reach them

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    1. Thanks Surbhi :) Yep, online shopping to the rescue, but there's always the risk of getting a bad piece or getting fooled by how the shade looks online!

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  2. I would agree with most parts of your review except the ease of blending of the BB cream. I had to struggle with it to not appear patchy and since the cream isnt moisturizing enough, rubbing harder to blend irritates my skin.

    Btw, I love your style of writing Marianne.

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    1. Hey babes... Just wondering, do you have dry skin? Asking cause I have dry skin too and hence I find blending Maybelline BB cream really hard while oily skinned girls seem to have no problem there :/

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