Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review – Is it worth the hype although it is oil free and paraben free?
Do i recommend this gel for all skin types, especially acne prone skin?
You can find my detailed review below. I have tried to answer most of the questions that i usually get. If i did miss something, let me know in the comment section below.
Super lightweight and non-oily gel formula
Moisturises skin with 24 hour moisture lock
Ideal for all year round use
Spreads easily and instantly absorbs
Leaves skin soft, with a water-fresh glow
Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin enriched nourishing care
Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, vitamin e and glycerine, this super light moisturizer absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration for a water-fresh glow
It helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth.
Its lightweight formula absorbs into the skin instantly without leaving any sticky feeling, making it ideal for all seasons, even in scorching summers.
Infused with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid this moisturiser improves your skin’s natural moisture holding capacity, making it soft, smooth and bouncy from within.
Its non-oily formula keeps oiliness and stickiness at bay, keeping your skin feeling fresh and glowing from am to pm.
The 24-hour moisture lock technology locks in moisture deep within your skin all day long.
Its super lightweight formula spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply.
For all skin types and for all seasons, this moisturizer is the perfect fit for you throughout the year.
COLOUR AND FRAGRANCE
The gel has a pale blue to it. It does look nice but i am not a big fan of artificial colours.
It does have a fragrance that is mild BUT, it does linger for a quite some time. Maybe that’s just me being sensitive.
149/- for 73 grams
299/- for 147 grams of product
You can get this on sale for 224/-
Ponds Light Moisturiser Ingredients
Ponds light moisturising gel is a weird mix of good anti-ageing and brightening ingredients and also, bad comedogenic and allergy causing ingredients. 🙁
The Good Ingredients
- Niacinamide helps brighten your skin and provides anti ageing benefits
- Butylene glycol and glycerine helps moisturise even dry skin.
The Bad Ingredients
- Contains allergens that may cause itching, redness and bumpy skin –
Linalool, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol
- This gel does contain silicones.
- Stearic acid is known to trigger fungal acne and hence is bad for oily skin.
Those who have sensitive skin should be careful and do a patch test first.
Is Ponds Gel Moisturizer Good For Oily Skin?
Those with oily skin can use this gel BUT, i would not recommend it for acne prone skin or sensitive skin types.
Is Ponds Gel Moisturizer Paraben Free?
Yes, Ponds light gel moisturiser is free from parabens.
It uses safe preservatives as an alternative
Is Ponds Gel Moisturiser Oil Free?
Yes, Ponds gel is oil free and hence, can be used for hydrating oily skin.
Is Ponds Super Light Gel Non Comedogenic?
Unfortunately it is not, Ponds super light gel does have stearic acid in it which may trigger fungal acne. It has a comedogenic rating of 3/5.
Ponds Super Light Gel For Acne Prone Skin
As ponds superlight moisturiser has pore clogging ingredients, it may cause more harm than good for your skin
Is Ponds Super Light Gel Good For Sensitive Skin?
Stay away from this product.
Is Ponds Super Light Gel Good For Dry Skin?
This gel contains Hyaluronic acid, Butylene glycol and Glycerine, all of which helps to hydrate even dry skin.
But in reality, it barely moisturises my normal skin so i do not think this alone would remotely be enough to hydrate dry skin or even mature skin.
When the skin is dry, it may feel tight and stretchy. And, too much dryness an cause itching too. So dry skin beauties can try their Ponds Light Moisturiser which has a thicker and creamier consistency.
Oil free and light weight
Non greasy finish and is non sticky too
Gets absorbed easily
Can be layered with makeup and sunscreen as it wont rub off/peel off
Leaves skin moisturised
Contains Niacinamide, Vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid
Unhygienic tub packaging so use clean hands to scoop the product.
Contains silicones, colour, fragrance, allergens and comedogenic ingredients that may trigger fungal acne.
Causes itching and redness on sensitive skin. 🙁
Would I Recommend Ponds Super Light Moisturising Gel?
Oily skin beauties can give this moisturiser a chance.
BUT, those with acne prone skin and sensitive skin should stay away from this product. At least do a patch test first before apply it all over your face.
RATING – 2/5