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.
Ponds Gel Moisturizer is a super lightweight, non-oily gel formula that provides 24 hour moisture lock for your skin. It Is ideal for use throughout the year, as it spreads easily and gets absorbed instantly, leaving your skin soft with a water fresh glow. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins, it offers nourishing care for your skin.
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 hue to it. It does look nice but i am not a big fan of artificial colours.
It does have a mild but pleasant fragrance.
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 your skin
- Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps delay the signs of ageing while also, hydrating your skin.
THE BAD INGREDIENTS
- Contains allergens that may cause irritation on sensitive skin
- This gel does contain silicones.
- Stearic acid is known to trigger fungal acne.
IS PONDS GEL MOISTURISER GOOD FOR OILY SKIN
Those with oily skin can use this gel BUT, i would not recommend it for sensitive skin types.
IS PONDS GEL MOISTURISER PARABEN FREE
Yes, Ponds light gel moisturiser is free from parabens.
It uses EWG recommended 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 GEL MOISTURISER NON-COMEDOGENIC
Unfortunately it is not, Ponds super light gel does have stearic acid in it which may trigger fungal acne.
Although most cosmetic formulations have stearic acid in them, it is better to do a patch test in one particular area before using it on your whole face.
IS PONDS GEL MOISTURISER GOOD FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Not at all, Stay away from this product.
IS PONDS GEL MOISTURIZER 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, I do not think this alone would be enough to hydrate dry skin or mature skin. When the skin is dry, it may feel tight and stretchy. And, too much dryness can cause itching too.
Dry skin beauties can try their Ponds Light Moisturiser which has a creamier consistency.
- Budget friendly
- Paraben free
- Pleasant fragrance
- 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
- Contains silicones, colour, fragrance, allergens and comedogenic ingredients that may trigger fungal acne.
- Causes itching and redness on sensitive skin. 🙁
WILL I RECOMMEND THE IS PONDS GEL MOISTURIZER?
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 – 3/5
That concludes the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review.