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9/24/13

Pond's White Beauty BB Cream ~ Why It Is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!




What do you immediately, almost instinctively, do when you really really like a face cream? Me, I do a few things:
One: I think "Really? Is it as good as I think?"
Two:  I search for the box it came in, so I can read the fine print.
Three: I'll over-use it, daring it to slap my face with a blemish.
If I were still single, I'd probably do the same if I really really like a guy =D {Fine Print = Facebook profile & Google.}
For the past 3 weeks, the product under my 3-step scrutiny is Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream.
Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream is formulated with GenWhite Formula enriched with:
Vitamin B3 - Pond’s signature ingredient, helps to reduce and control melanin accumulation on the skin.
Vitamin E – A potent fat soluble anti-oxidant to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals which can trigger melanin production which leads to darker skin.
Allantoin – Recognized as an anti-inflammatory by US FDA found in the comfrey plant and helps to reduce processes that can lead to increased pigmentation .
Advanced Superior Sunscreen Protection SPF 30 PA++ - Helps to protect against skin tanning and photo ageing.


 Below is a closeup of the left side of my face, where my skin has the most blemishes......
Before | After
Although the shade looks okay in the pic above, it is a tad darker than my skin tone. Off-camera, my face looks a little bit darker than my neck.
Finish: It sets into a satin finish, so I usually powder on top. On my combination/oily skin, it sometimes clumps up in some areas when I haven't powdered.
Conceals? You know how most BB Creams claim to conceal spots, but they don't really do anything? Well, this is the only one I've tried so far that really does conceal at least 50% of the spots (Refer to pic above). When I layer after the previous application, it covers spots even more. 
Scent: It smells really good, like all Pond's White Beauty products.
Effects: I have a scar on my chin from a big pimple I got a few weeks ago (mainly coz I went to bed with makeup. One night. One night!), and I noticed it's healing faster and doesn't have that hard scar tissue feel. I guess it's the Allantoin? It minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. When it sets, I feel like my skin rises a littleWith a lot of BB Creams, you have to blend blend blend, but this one melts with a few taps. It carries words like 'White Beauty' & 'Fairness', but it's the only BB Cream that doesn't have that 'whitish-ness' I dislike in most BB Creams. 

Now for the BONUS! Not only is it an awesome BB Cream, it works as an Eyeshadow Primer too! Eyeshadow Primer is a base that prevents your eyeshadow from smudging & creasing, and makes your eyeshadow last longer and look more vibrant. A necessity, especially if you have oily eyelids.
Eyeshadows are Urban Decay Tease from Naked 2 Palette & Inglot #341. See how it makes the eyeshadows look a little more pigmented?

After rubbing with my finger.....
On my eyelids, I tried the cream with and without powder on top before applying eyeshadows, and neither creased. You could also try both ways and see what works better.
Ponds BB Cream Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane,  Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide,, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer,  Potassium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Magnesium Sulphate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Cholesterol, Bisabolol, Perfume, DMDM Hydrantoin, Dimethicone, Sucrose Distearate, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Butylene Glycol, bht, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Zingiber Officinale (ginger) Root Extract, (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)


Too Faced Shadow Insurance Ingredients: Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Isopropyl Lanolate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Mica. (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)


Urban Decay Primer Potion Ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Triethylhexanoin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

That's only to show you what the 3 have in common. I don't know which ingredient does what, but this is not the first time I've gone through the lists of unpronounceable words. I have to confess that the ingredients of UDPP & TFSI have been sitting in my comp, because I've been trying to make (DIY) an eyeshadow primer with inexpensive products many many times, but I never got the formula right- too thick, too greasy, too bleh. I would have been so happy if I ended up with Pond's BB Cream formula. Well, now we have a ready-made formula, and we won't have to spend more money on multiple products, no?

To sum it up: LOVE, LOVE! I think it has the whole package: Anti-ageing + Whitening + SPF + Eyeshadow Primer + Inexpensive. One of the best products of the year!

I just wish Pond's introduced more than 1 shade. Maybe a slightly lighter one & a darker  one (in case this one is too light for those with deeper skin tones.)

Price of Pond's White Beauty BB Cream ~ Rs.125 for 18gm | Rs.69 for 9 gm.
My Rating ~ ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.8/5.

Have you tried this BB Cream? Do let us know if this one shade suits your skin tone.

Haven't done a detailed post like this in a while, so I was at it for hours. Now I can go watch the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, and eat a large chunk of cheesecake. Have a good week, all! =)




44 comments:

  1. i already have purchased it and completely loving it!! :D

    and happy 4th blog anniversary!! :D

    P.S: When will u be announcing the winner of the giveaway?

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  2. Haha..I sooo agree..I totally love it..on my 3rd or 4th tube..and thankfully its a perfect match for me !

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  3. It looks awesome but is it like a bb cream and fairness cream in one? I'm not into fairness creams.

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  4. Its Awesome.. i will get it soon and check it out :)

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  5. Sounds Great...but its not available in States!

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  6. I've been on the lookout for a new BB cream! Thanks for the review xx

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  7. I totally agree with you CZ. I love this and have wondered how this has not worked well for everybody. The only reason I have not repurchased this is because it makes my face extremely oily, but it is definitely one of my favs and i may repurchase this when my current day cream finishes.

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  8. Thanks for the review CZ! Now I have to figure out a way to land it on NZ shores..haha! The plight of Indians abroad..! Indians want stuff from abroad ..we want stuff from India..haha

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  9. Using BB cream as eyeshadow primer! I really appreciate your brain CZ!

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  10. Wow this seems like a breakthrough in the BB Cream world. I will definitely have to buy it after this review!

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.com

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  11. I'm going ang getting it today!! I'm totally sold on this baby

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  12. This looks amazing.. thanks for such a detailed review dear.. I havent tried it.. but if it works as a primer too.. I am gonna grab it!! :)

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  13. This is just what I needed. Loved the promosing review, Thanks a ton.
    Definitely getting this Pond's BB Cream.

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  14. itsss seriously awesome.i hv been using it .........n alrdy have finsh two tubes of it....!!!!btr dan maybelline n garnier BB creams....!!!!

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  15. This is way better than the Garneir one. I am using my 3rd tube and cant get enough of it...:)

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  16. Nyc review Love the pictures its perfect :)

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  17. As a bb cream it does its job really well, first two hours of application my skin would be awesome then it make very very oily... thats the only cobcern

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  18. This sounds like a winner, I will be trying this out soon. The colour looks like it would suit me perfectly :) Thank you for the thorough review!

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  19. I loved your comprehensive review very much..coming to the product I shall try this but actually a bit skeptical as garnier bb cream looks a tad bit darker on me, so have you used garnier bb cream?

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    1. Yes, I the shades are quite similar, but this is much much better and has more coverage

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  20. I tooo loved it :) Nice detailed review!

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  21. I am not a big fan of Ponds. But since you are rating it 4.8/5, I would definitely try it out. I have an oily skin, will it work well for me?

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  22. I need to try this!! I hope they launch it soon.

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  23. Have heard a lot about it and now tempted to try it out as well..the shade probably is tad bit too light for me though :( hope ponds come out with few more shades

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  24. Literally AWESOME PRODUCT for TEENAGERS !! I'm Lovin It Madly But ..... :( Darker for me !! :D we Have same Complexion ....... wohhoooo Hw R u cz di ! Missed u a lot My exams ! :))

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  25. Heyo!!!!!! Nice review... I eas anyway in hunt of a BB cream..I use Maybelline BB at present but wears out too soon..I tried loreal BB at a local store but the shade was too light for my skin tone.... Would grab this product soooonn..:-))

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    1. P.S. Do you recommend a BB CREAM OR A mousse for daily use????

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    2. I'd say BB Cream. I find mousse too patchy

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  26. good observation about the primer thing :) I lik this more than other BB creams but it does not long on my face. I prefer Maybelline BB stick over it. It stays all day long :)

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  27. awesome review...however I hate products that comes with a whitening tag!

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  28. ABSOLUTELY LOVE this BB cream! this is the first bb cream i have ever tried and fell in love with it's blemish covering abilities! it has saved me from those bad days when i had acne marks and had to go out, it helped me cover up all the scarring! :) i just finished up a tube and am on my 2nd one now. glad to know you like it as well. :) and i was scared of using it on my eyes, so thanks for the heads up mentioning that it can be used as an eye shadow base!
    jyoti mehra xx

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  29. Wow! Great review. Very thorough. I've seen this sitting on the department store shelves and was attracted to it (mainly because it's cheap and I wanted to try some BB cream). Definitely buying it next time! Can't wait :)

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  30. great review you know i was wondering if i should buy this product or not since it wud be same as all bb creams around so ur review is wat i was waiting for i m going to buy this today itself
    thanks XOXO

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  31. Lol you are one of those few people who can really make me buy anything :D Im going and getting it first thing tomorrow :D The way you write you post, Its amazing. Love it :D
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com
    www.youtube.com/MsShanayaSinner

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  32. It works great on you but made my dry skin more dry and left me with white patches. Your blog looks so cute and great pics..

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  33. Exactly my thoughts! I have no idea why all oily skin pretties are not loving it, coz it makes my skin feels just so damn good! Great review CZ! <3

    http://blushandberries.blogspot.in/

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  34. I wish it was available in Pakistan as well. Sounds really good

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  35. Its interesting to know that ponds is out with a BB Cream. By the looks of it, seems like a decent product.

    ivysmaquillagecove.com

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  36. lets see when it comes to Pakistan

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  37. I love this too..wear it daily to college and I don't need much of coverage and concealing. I am surprised with the eyeshadow primer part. :O that's an awesome bonus!

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  38. this is not avable in pakistan ?????

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  39. I complete go with the reviews. the product is really awesome. You get a pretty good finish at a reasonble price. Who will not love it when it has a quality for its price. I wonder when my 1st tube is going to get over bçoz I use a very lil amount of it and I don't feel like it will get over even this month

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  40. Great post 👍🏾 . just today I started using it

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  41. Today I got it, thought to read about it. Ur article very useful.Now I can use for multipurpose.

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