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7/10/12

Pond's White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream Review

If you see a new dark spot every 2-3 weeks, like I do, every whitening/lightening cream will call out to you.
"Try me! Yes, try me! I will change your fac..... life! C'mon now, why you walking away from me??? Hey!" That's the frickin' pricey one talking (the one in white packaging). You flee from it before you succumb to it's seduction, because you know it'll never measure up to your expectations, especially if you have to shell out more than the what you'd have to for 2 MAC lipsticks for it.
You usually settle for something that will still leave room for lipsticks, like my current hope-inducing lightening day cream- Pond's White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream. It is a brand new formula, and different from the one launched a few years back, which I did not like at all. This one claims to 'work with your skin'
A Little About It:
It works with your unique skin to inhibit the production of melanin, reducing dark spots and lightening skin from the source. The GenWhite formula is also unique because it is our first ever vanishing cream formula that is proven to be SPF20 PA++ sunscreen system. It provides protection from more than 93% of UVB rays that burn skin when directly exposed to the sun and UVA rays that your skin doesn’t feel oily and heavy with sunscreen. The GenWhite technology was formulated by selecting over 1000 whitening ingredients and contains special ingredients that are scientifically proven to work with your skin. 
If you like Fair & Lovely Multi-Vitamins, you are going to love this one, because it disappears into the skin very quickly & does not make the upper lip beady with sweat, like F&L does (you know what I'm talking about). It's definitely better for me, coz Mr.CZ despises the smell of F&L. He says it smells like drool! Really, I don't know whose drool smells like Fair & Lovely....haha! Hey, not mine, okay! =D
It's white, and not pinkish like the old version

What I like about it:
  • Apart from the brightening-cum-mattifying benefits it provides my oily skin, it also helps dry up pimples faster and - if I'm not mistaken - prevents the scars they leave behind from looking too dark. 
  • If you don't want to wear foundation or compact powder, this could be that product that'll make your face look like you are sort of wearing them.
  • It seems like it mimics the texture of my skin. ***
  • Though it looks matte, it doesn't make skin feel stretched. It somehow feels like it adds some elasticity to it.
  • It has a nice talcum-ish smell that goes away in seconds.
  • It has SPF PA++. What's the big deal? SPF only protects your skin from UVB rays. PA protects your skin from UVA rays, rays that can reach within the epidermal layer of your skin causing ageing & dark melanin production So, if you have hyperpigmented skin  & stubborn spots, like mine, your sunblock/cream should have SPF as well as PA pluses. Just SPF is not enough

What I don't like about it:
  • The packaging, though cute, is bulky & heavy. The narrow base & wide top makes it hard to twist the cap open. I've dropped it a couple times too. Definitely not travel-friendly, at least for me. Only good thing about it is, it's pink! 
  • It has to be blended very quickly, otherwise it'll dry up before you know it ***


Will it suit all skin types?
It may leave a whitish cast on dry skin types, because it's got a very dry texture that feels almost rubbery when it touches the skin, which makes it even harder to blend it in. In this case, I'd suggest you use a toner/rose water first.


Does it diminish dark spots?
I've used it for over a month, and I have not noticed any difference in my stubborn brown spots. But like I said before, it does help heal pimple scars.

I will continue using it, and will update only if there are any dramatic improvements.


Price ~ Rs.249.00 for 50g

My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 3.5/5


♥ Cynthia Z *.*

Disclosure: Product sent by PR for review. All opinions are my own, as always.  To understand this better, please read my Policy Page

15 comments:

  1. I agree with your review.. It seemed to work quite well on my fresh acne scars - but the old ones are another story... Btw I totally get what you say about spots & lightening creams - I'm always on the lookout to lighten my spot scars :P

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  2. it does even out my skin tone immediately but it did make me sweat sometimes on the upper lip :( also, I need moisturizer with it as my skin is combi dry!!!

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  3. Hmm, somehow I feel all these creams contain lots of chemicals :) nice review !

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  4. i haven't tried it yet..... but i wish to.
    thanx for the review.....<3 <3

    Do you think its gonna work on combination skin???

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  5. Hello thr, I have read your Review and I want to know that does this product contain any kind of steroids or any harmful ingredients into this product. please let me know

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  6. This really worked for me.I have combination skin. Even if it is hard in texture it blends so well. My complexion has improved after having a bad tan from Goa. My face feels well matte & I dont need any compact. This makes my skin look brighter immediately after applicationa & so soft. My friends have commneted that they really notice a change in my skin. spots have also reduced on cheeks. Love this...

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  7. being simple makes girl beautifull ......

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  8. Hey,this really works..u know my roomate used..in no time..i mean with in a week, she found the difference..and u know her complexion improved...she is know damn fair..although sounds funny..but superDuper Cream!!!...got glowy skin..amazed and i started....

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  9. Please start selling the previous version again. That was too much suitable for housewives. Bcz they r not used to go out regularly , even they need to go kitchen regularly which is not possible by using SPF containing creams........so we need the previous version of Ponds White Beauty.......

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  10. I've tried the new line of Pond products, I much prefer the old line and have stopped using the new one because of the heavy scent, is this heavy scented too?

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  11. i have some dark spot here and there like sun boarn on my face.i want to redeuc this.so what cream i should use?

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  12. please send me the price of this cream in pak rupees

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  13. ponds white beauty is fab...

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