I have been on the look-out for a good night cream that will suit my oily, acne-prone skin. I wanted one with multiple benefits like hydrating, toning and lightening since I have a lot acne scars that I would love to send into exile :-P. I decided to try Ponds since Iâ€™d used a sample sachet of their day cream and it suited me very well. So I went ahead and bought their Day Lotion and Night Cream. Iâ€™ll be reviewing the night cream hereâ€¦
What the company claims:
Extra nourishing, with new VAO-B3 complex*, this revitalizing night cream helps repair daily skin damage and actively lightens while u sleep. Treatment for skin conditions like dull, dry, sun exposed or tired skin.
*VAO-B3 is the Pondâ€™s Instituteâ€™s new Vitamin E, Allantoin and Optics powered Niacinamide (B3) complex, especially created to deliver flawlessly radiant skin.
Water, Cetyl Alcohol/ Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate/ Ceteth-20/ Steareth-20, Talc, Niacinamide, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Mineral oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Deimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer,mIsopentyldiol, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol/ Dicetyl Phosphate / Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Bisabol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Parfum.
- Quantity: 50 gms
- Price: 449 INR
- Shelf life: 2 years from manufacturing date
- Â Availability: Easily available. Leading beauty stores also allow u to test the product at the store before buying.
Other products in this range:
- Deep whitening facial foam
- Anti-spot intensive whitening serum
- Light-infusing under-eye cream
- Visible lightening Daily cream
- Visible lightening Daily lotion (I have this n liking it J)
- Perfect finish 2-way foundation powder (Havenâ€™t seen this anywhere)
How to use the night cream
- After cleansing your skin, apply and leave overnight. Smooth cream over entire face and neck with your fingertips.
It comes in a heavy frosted glass jar with a translucent pink lid and is shaped like a diya (lamp). The tub looks very attractive sitting on a shelf, but using it is another story altogether. For starters, the glass tub is smooth and slippery. Initially, I was super scared if it was going to slip right out of my hands and break! So if youâ€™re Miss.Butterfingers, you may wanna take note. Secondly, the lid is a tad too large for a jar this size. I feel this would have been a liâ€™l easier to use had the lid been smaller. Once u open the pink lid, thereâ€™s a thin, protective white lid covering just the mouth of the tub so that the product will not leak. It has a tiny plastic flap sticking out of it so itâ€™s easier to pull out. I noticed that after a couple of uses, this white lid gets stuck to the outer pink lid. This was fine since even then there was no leakage and I didnâ€™t have to open 2 lids each time I used the productJ. Wish they also had a smaller size of this variant since I find this jar too large to carry while travelling.
Â Color and Consistency:
The cream is pure white in color. Consistency is neither too thick nor too runny. Absolutely non-greasy! It just melts into ur skin. By the time Iâ€™m done massaging the cream into my skin it completely sinks in leaving no greasy after-feel. I love it so much that sometimes I tend to go a liâ€™l overboard and use extra. But even then it doesnâ€™t feel heavy and doesnâ€™t feel like Iâ€™m wearing a mask.
It has a lovely floral fragranceâ€¦like a good perfume. Kinda similar to nivea cream I guess. The fragrance does linger for some time but itâ€™s on the milder side and wonâ€™t irritate sensitive noses.
Performance/My Experience with Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment
Most night creams are so heavy and overly moisturizing for my uber oily skin that I wake up looking like I just deep-fried my face in extra-virgin olive oil! (okayâ€¦I do tend to over-exaggerate a bit :-P) I canâ€™t understand why no brand has come up with a night cream for those with oily skin L. Anywayz, this cream doesnâ€™t sit on top of my skin and I donâ€™t look like a greasebag when I wake up. Skin looks fresh and hydrated.
Within a week, I could tell that my scars were fading. They didnâ€™t completely disappear (not that I was expecting miracles, but just saying). But it has made my skin more even-toned and brighter. It also removes mild tan. It didnâ€™t break me out or clog my pores. I did get acne while I was using the cream but the number and frequency has significantly reduced.
On certain days, there was a mild stinging sensation when I applied it on irritated skin. It barely lasts 2 seconds and there was no redness or discomfort. It didnâ€™t bother me at all but Iâ€™m mentioning this so that if you have sensitive skin, do take care and do a patch test before purchasing.
What I liked about the Night Cream
- Blends well and absorbs easily
- Lightens, hydrates and evens-out skin tone
- Â Does not clog pores
- Â Mild floral fragrance
- Spill-proof and attractive packaging
- Will suit dry, combination and oily skin types
- Easily available with testers
- One tub will last for 2-3 months
What I donâ€™t like about Ponds Flawless Night Cream
- Tub packaging can be unhygienic (Itâ€™s about time companies started considering providing a spatula with tubs)
- Jar is breakable and large to carry around
- Pricey when compared to other brands
- Contains parabens
- Â May sting those with very sensitive skin
Â Will I repurchase: Yes.
- Quality: 5/5
- Fragrance: 5/5
- Pricing: 3.5/5
- Packaging: 3.5/5
- Performance: 5/5
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