Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment Review

A night cream is very important product in our daily skin care routine, specially in winter season. It is really hard to find a skin lightening and night treatment product in India, then I heard about this product.

I have been planning to write this post for the last few weeks and finally I am ready to give my feedback on this skin whitening (skin lightening) cream. I am using Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment cream for the last three months, ya I know you must be thinking what took me so long to give a review on this product?!! well I really wanted to be sure with my review. Though I have a very dry (my skin type is dry to combination) skin, still I do not like to use greasy cream on my face (specially at night) and I heard that this product is non greasy, so I gave it a try. Now, without wasting any time here goes my review...


Firstly,
What the product 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 Pond’s Institute’s new Vitamin E, Allantoin and Optics powered Niacinamide (B3) complex, especially created to deliver flawlessly radiant skin.

Ingredients:
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

How to use:
After cleansing your skin, apply and leave overnight. Smooth cream over entire face and neck with your fingertips.

Product designing/ Packaging:
Well would not lie to you, I really like the frosty glass tub packaging with a translucent pink lid (though its pretty heavy) and the shape of the jar is also unique (it looks like water drop to me). The tub looked very attractive when I first saw it on the store, but when I started using the product it was too slippery, for the first few days I felt really uneasy while using it. When I first opened the product is was protected with two layers of lid, one is the pink translucent lid outside and the other one is a thin cap to stop the leakage of the cream inside (which I think is not that much needed). Over all ponds did pretty good job to attract customers but, from the user perspective the packaging could have been far better.


Color, Consistency and Fragrance of the product:
The cream is white in color and the texture of the cream is neither too thick or nor too runny. It does blend really well into skin and leave a moisturized soft feel to the skin. The best part is, that it is absolutely non-greasy!



You might be thinking that as because I have a dry skin, that is why the cream worked well on me and got absorbed, but let me tell you that it works on the oily skin as well as dry skin. The fragrance of the cream is also very nice and mild which would not bother your nose if you have a sensitive one.
 
My experience with Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment cream:
Well when I first applied it on my skin I felt a little burning sensation, though it only lasted for few seconds. It blended well and left no greasy feel at all. For the first application I didn't feel more than this, to know the exact result I waited for few weeks and I must say that the dark spots on my face seemed a bit lighter to me over the period of time, skin tone also improved, my skin was looking more even toned (it worked on my tan too). But it didn't brighten up or improved the quality of my skin as it claimed. This was my first month experience with the cream and I was pretty happy with the result.

No cream can work magically or over night so, I thought to give it a try for one more month, but still was feeling that burning sensation on my skin whenever I applied it (though I did a patch test on my skin before I bought it) but it did not bother me that much because it stayed for few seconds only. Dark spots on my face were fading but they didn't disappear, the result after one and half  months was same as the result after two weeks. I could not see any further improvement. The result of a night treatment cream should be perpetual and it's performance should be consistent, and to test my night cream I stopped using it for 4/5 days and the result was horrible. My skin looked more patchy and darker. Then I reapplied the Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment cream and the very next day my skin looked far better as compared to the previous day, but a night treatment cream should not work in this way, no one is going to use a cream for life long and there should not be such a drastic difference in skin tone, if some one misses it for 4/5 days. 

It seems that if you keep on using Ponds Flawless White Re-Brightening Night Treatment cream, then only it will show results. So, frankly speaking I my self don't prefer such products that give instant results but are not consistent with their job.

What I liked about the Night Cream:
  • Absolutely Non-greasy
  • Blends well
  • Fade dark spots 
  • Hydrates and evens-out skin tone
  • Fragrance is mild 
  • Attractive packaging 
  • Easily available
  • One jar last for 3/4 months  
  
What I don’t like about Ponds Flawless Night Cream:
  • Does not improve skin type
  • Not for dry sensitive skin
  • Give burning sensation to sensitive or dry skin type
  • Only fades dark spots do not remove them
  • Does not give permanent result
  • Could not make the skin look radiant as it is claimed
  • Result is not progressive and is stagnant
  • Unhygienic tub packaging (I prefer tube)
  • Jar is breakable and to heavy too carry
  • Pricey (specially when it does not work properly)
  • Contains paraben

Will I repurchase: 
NO

Indianblush rating:
  • Quality: 2.5/5
  • Fragrance: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3.5/5
  • Pricing: 3/5
  • Performance: 2/5

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