Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ponds BB+ Cream Review!

A lovely package arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago from Influenster and I was quite surprised with how generous they were. Since I was luckily chosen to be one of 200 beauty bloggers to review the newest BB cream on the market, I was more than ecstatic to open what the package contained.

If you haven't already caught my drift, this post is all about the Ponds BB+ cream :)



Heres what the product claims to do straight from Ponds.com Click!  

Flawless in Seconds, + More Even Tone in 2 Weeks!
POND'S® Luminous Finish BB+ was created with Tone Perfecting Complex. It works by targeting the source of dark spots on skin’s surface – visibly fading them for a difference you can see. It also delivers a special pigment system designed to blend flawlessly into a variety of skin tones and immediately conceal imperfections with natural-looking coverage.
Available in Light and Medium.

Essential Features
  • Superior* Coverage of Imperfections
  • Superior* Visible Dark Spot Reduction
  • Superior* Non-Greasy Feel, with a Matte Finish
  • Broad spectrum SPF 15 sun protection
  • Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic

So how does the product really perform?
Below are pictures of me without any makeup on. As you can see I have quite a lot of dark pigmentation on my cheeks from past acne scars and marks. I also have quite a lot of broken capillaries around the sides of my nose and my skin is quite uneven.

My Skin type:
I have sensitive acne prone skin. I tend to gravitate towards product aimed toward sensitive skin and when it comes to foundation I prefer lighter foundations that provide great coverage.
My bare face part 1 :P sans ponds bb+cream

My bare face part 2 :P

My bare face part 3 :P lots of broken capillaries around my nose and acne scarring on my cheeks

This BB+ cream comes in two shades: light and medium. Theres quite a difference with color with the two so I'm not quite sure how the color match would work for people who are somewhat in between. I'm an NC42 in mac as a reference and the medium shade worked quite perfectly for me.




This product has an interesting thicker gel like consistency. If you're familiar with Cliniques stay matte foundation, this product has somewhat the same consistency but provides a lighter coverage.

Below are comparison pictures of tinted moisturizers and BB cream that is currently out in the market:

Left to right: Sonia Kashuk Radiant tinted moisturizer tan, Garnier BB cream for oily skin medium deep, Ponds BB+cream in medium,Urban Decay tinted moisturizer in bulletproof, Maybelline BB cream in Natural (Asian version)

Left to right: Sonia Kashuk Radiant tinted moisturizer tan, Garnier BB cream for oily skin medium deep, Ponds BB+cream in medium,Urban Decay tinted moisturizer in bulletproof, Maybelline BB cream in Natural (Asian version)

Upon application you definitely notice that this product has a very pleasant flowery scent. Ponds is known for their fragrant products so that is quite a staple. For someone who has sensitive skin, I would prefer something fragrance free.

smiley face with Ponds BB+ cream under natural lighting
demure smiley face with Ponds BB+ cream under natural lighting
Ponds Bb+ Cream under flash
 
Ponds Bb+ Cream under flash
Final results and thoughts:
I am actually quite fond of this product. It feels very lightweight on the skin and provides a decent coverage. This product has not broken me out despite the fragrance so I was actually quite pleasantly surprised about that. I haven't really tried asian brand BB+ cream so I don't have that to compare as far as coverage with this product. I haven't quite used this product long enough to see any results of whitening dark spots in my face so I guess I'll have to update you guys on that =)

As far as the finish, the name luminous can be quite misleading since this product leaves your face quite matte which I was pretty happy about. This product lasts a good 4-5 hours depending on your skin type, I have really oily skin so I set mine with powder.

Price and where to find it: I'm not sure if its out yet but I believe its 9.99 and can be found at your local drugstores

Hope this was helpful!
<3 Angelica

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6 comments:

  1. Congrats on the package!! Your skin looks great! I'm glad you like it! You should definitely do an updated review in 2+ weeks to see if your skin tone improved. Nice review! xo

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  2. If it is for dusky skin which shade is to be used

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  3. Thanks for the review. I saw the product on drugstore.com and wanted to try it, but wasn't sure whether to get light or medium. I'm going to give light a try.

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