Enriched with Aloe extracts, Vitamins B3, E and mineral sunscreens that provide broad spectrum sun protection, do you think this BB cream is perfect for your skin type? Let us break down the ingredients to find that out. Read my Ponds bb cream review below
Is It A Good Sunscreen?
This BB cream contains sunscreen (SPF 30++) which in simple words means that ponds BB cream is not capable of blocking all the UVA rays.
- Little bit of UVA protection – PA+
- Moderate UVA protection– PA++
- High UVA protection – PA+++ like Neutrogena Sunblock
- Extremely High UVA protection – PA++++ like L’Oreal Sunscreen Lotion
UVA rays of the sun is responsible for accelerating permanent ageing of the skin like dark spots, fine lines and freckles. It may also cause skin cancer. While UVB rays causes sun burn.
UVA Rays = Permanent ageing
UVB Rays = Sun Burn
Pond’s BB+ Cream is a 2-in-1 formula, which is a combination of fairness cream and lightweight foundation. It definitely helps to give you dual benefits of instant spot coverage and natural glow. Currently available in two shades,
- 01 Original: For light to medium skin tone
- 02 Medium: For medium to deep medium skin tone.
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How To Use
Use every morning on cleansed skin. It’s light texture makes it suitable for everyday use. Dab cream over the entire face and spread evenly to match the skin tone.
Ponds BB cream is available in 4 sizes as below,
9 gram – 82/- (Offer price – 66)
18 gm – 145/- (Offer price – 118)
30 gm – 249/- (Offer price – 186)
50 gm – 390/- (Offer price – 287)
Despite the low cost, the Ponds BB cream does have some impressive ingredients in it. It is Paraben and alcohol free.
Although it does not contain Silicone the finish does seem satin like to touch. It makes the skin smooth and the photos turn out perfect too.
Skin Type – Normal sensitive
As it is the winter season now, i would say my skin is more on the drier side. And hence i have to apply a moisturiser before following up with this Ponds BB cream. I usually apply homemade Aloe Vera gel underneath this BB cream and it has not caused any tight and stiff feel to my skin.
This BB cream offers sun protection for 150 minutes (2.5 hours).
Ponds BB cream is beige in colour. The shade is certainly darker than the Garnier BB cream. Unfortunately, This shade may not suit duskier skin tones.
The cream itself is thicker when compared to Garnier BB cream. It is creamy but not that moisturising as a stand alone product for my normal skin. I think it may very work well on oily skin. It may also be due to the cold winter climate. This might provide adequate hydration in the summer season.
The finish is perfect matte on my skin and it does not leave an ashy tone due to shade mismatch. I did not notice any oxidation of the BB cream.(Oxidation is when the chemicals in the product react with oxygen and change in to a darker shade)
Ponds BB cream is easy to spread and blend which by the way is a relief for sensitive skin beauties. It did not cause breakouts, irritation or allergies on my normal sensitive skin. There are times when even the costliest product end up causing a flare up on my sensitive skin like Innisfree Tea Tree range.
If you have pigmentation, you have to use a concealer which is one shade lighter than your skin tone to hide it. Or else, the pigmented area may appear ashy after applying this BB cream.
The ponds BB cream has Vitamins B3 and E which helps prevent signs of ageing. It also makes use of mineral sunscreens like zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Mineral sunscreen help prevent skin irritations and also play a role to calm/heal our skin. This particular cream does contain aloe extracts that work to soothe and lighten dark spots although i cannot comment on how efficient it is on removing blemishes.
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Does Ponds BB Cream Cause Acne?
It contains Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Potassium Chloride. Any of these ingredients may cause breakouts as they are mildly pore clogging with a low comedogenic rating
Stearic acid and palmitic acid are present in almost all the bb creams that i have checked. It is even present in most sunscreens too.
That concludes my Ponds bb cream review.
- Contains Vitamin B3 And Vitamin E
- Spreads and blends easily
- Brightens the skin
- Prevents sun tan
- Contains Sunscreen with spf 30++
- Does not wipe away with sweat
- Provides anti ageing benefits
- Does not clog pores
- Does not irritate sensitive skin
- Even tones skin
- No breakouts
- Non greasy
- Light -Medium coverage
- Tube packaging
- Budget friendly
- Easily available
- Paraben free
- Alcohol free
- May not be moisturising enough for dry skin
- Shades does not suit deeper skin tones
Rating – 4.5/5