Ponds White Beauty BB Fairness Cream India Review, Swatches

by Anshita on 05/28/2013

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 Ponds White Beauty All-in-One BB+ Fairness Cream SPF 30 PA++ Review and Swatches

Old Wine In New Bottle. That was my first ever email id. I’m talking of the time when the only computers you saw were fat gigantic white boxes. I’m talking of the time when PCs were only found in cyber cafes and school computer labs. I’m talking if the time when the internet speed used to be so slow that you had fold your hands in front of computer ji and beg it “please chal jaa“. I’m talking of the time when the only websites  knew of were google, yahoo and msn. So yes in those times when the rest of my friends had email ids like “cute_shivani” or “sweet_rahul” or “cool_rohit” I was quite proud of my “oldwineinnewbottle”. Apart from making me look all intelligent and   sophisticated, it gathered a lot of attention of my computer teachers. Although some tharki boys did used to look at me with strange eyes….only now I get why.

And right now that is all I can think of whenever I use my new Ponds BB cream. Why? Read on!

Shade: It comes in only 1 shade which is made for medium skin. I fluctuate between nc35 to nc40 (in extreme summers!) and it suits my skin tone. Not a bang-on-woaa-perfect match but close enough to wear everyday. Too much of it makes me look unnaturally white though. They should bring atleast 2 more shades in it. If you are too fair or too dark then I’m sure t won’t suit you.

Texture: The BB cream has got a thick consistency (thicker than garnier bb cream and maybelline bb cream). But its easy to blend. If your skin is moisturized properly then it spreads quite easily.

Moisturization: Its a beauty cream so don’t expect much of moisturization. I use a separate moisturizer with it (Avon day cream….review coming soon!)

Skin Type: Now since the texture is thick so I don’t feel like wearing it everyday. Its 48 degrees in Delhi right now! Actually I don’t feel like anything in this weather. Whats the use when I’m gonna wipe my face with a wet tissue in just 30mins after leaving my home? The finish it gives is semi-matte. I’ve oily skin and it makes my T-zone oily in 2hrs. This may change with the weather. Right now I powder my face with Mac Msf. The lack of moisturization properties will trouble excessive dry skin too.

Coverage: The coverage is medium. It can cover minor spots and pigmentation. The coverage is better than the rest of BB creams available in India. It gives a subtle glow. So I guess by the “fairness” claim Ponds meant the brightening effect it gives.

Ponds BB cream vs Ponds Age Miracle Tinted Moisturiser:

They are almost same!! All the features I mentioned were there in the Ponds TM too. Now you can guess why it was my favourite! But the tinted moisturiser came in 3 shades while the BB cream comes in just one. And the TM was priced at Rs.225 but the BB cream is available in Rs.69 and Rs.125! Its just old wine in newer sleeker pinker cheaper tinier tube.

Let’s look at the photos and swatches:

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Ponds White Beauty All-in-One BB+ Fairness Cream SPF 30

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Ponds White Beauty All-in-One BB+ Fairness Cream review

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Ponds White Beauty BB Fairness Cream review, swatches

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Ponds BB Cream India review

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Ponds BB Fairness Cream swatches

 Here it is on my face

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left: no BB cream, right: with only BB cream

I clicked the before photo just after my bath. This is the time when my skin is at its sensitive best. The photo with the BB cream was clicked in the evening so it didn’t come out that clear. No artificial light. My skin tone is more even and the light pigmentation around my mouth and under eyes is decently covered.

Price: Rs 125 for 18gm and Rs 69 for 9gm

My Rating: 4/5

So is it for you? Yes if you are medium toned and have normal skin or don’t mind using a seperate moisturizer and compact powder with it. It covers light scars and spots and even out your skin tone. The finish is semi-matte and it gives a subtle brightening glow for a few hours. A great budget option for Indian women!

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

aliyakhannews@gmail.com' Aliya May 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Would have bought it if it had something for my too white skin. Better stick to the maybelline bb stick :p


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

now i want to try it too!!


fewunnecessarystuff@gmail.com' Sukanya May 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I just bought the teeny packaging ! hope it works on me at par to the old tm !
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vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

haha i’m sure it will impress you too


shoppingstyleandus@gmail.com' shoppingaholic May 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I want to try it now because it’s dupe of notoriously famous TM, you loved that TM too. I never had a chance to try that TM because I was not into makeup that much and a tinted moisturizer pushed me away because it gave me a feeling of foundation. By the time I got into makeup, it was discontinued (bummer!!) so many thanks for the review. I may shell some bucks on it now which isn’t a lot for that matter. <3


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 10:02 pm

you shall definitely try it jiya..you will love it i’m sure!


niveditared@yahoo.co.in' Nivedita May 29, 2013 at 12:24 am

I hope it’s a dupe of Pond’s TM. I would be stocking up on it before Pond’s discontinues it again!
You look beautiful Ansh. I envy your blemish-free skin!
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vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm

its not completely..but has got its own good skin n bad skin days!


saxophone21@gmail.com' Zaman May 29, 2013 at 1:17 am

I cry UNFAIR!!!!
How can they forget mortals like me who are so pale we could pass off for vampires!
We are Indian too…..anybody listening! :,((


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

indian brands and their logics :P


makeupmushrooms@gmail.com' Gowthami May 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I’m gonna buy one :) detailed review …. :)
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vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm

thanks :)


makeupandbeautytips@gmail.com' Lancy May 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Well reviewed Anshita.. Not for my dusky-dark skin though :( :( Why Ponds WhY? Only ONe shade?
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vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita May 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm

unfair no? ;)


makeupandbeautytips@gmail.com' Lancy June 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm
bhumika_thakkar@yahoo.co.uk' Bhumika May 31, 2013 at 2:40 am

Fortunately suits me well..I am quiet liking it :)
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vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita June 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm

I’m sure it does :)


deeptimehn@gmail.com' deepti May 31, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Nice review!


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita June 1, 2013 at 10:42 pm

thanks :)


spramod707@gmail.com' pramod December 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

ESE boys use kar sakte h kta


vanitycasebox@gmail.com' Heena May 31, 2013 at 7:35 pm

I hope I like it too..
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subramanyam_pcv@yahoo.com' subramanyam June 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm

How to Order in india. In which site can we login Ponds White Beauty BB+ Cream .
I need to order this



greeshu.iyyany@gmail.com' Greeshu August 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

in case of oilyness which one is better maybelline or ponds bb cream


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita August 2, 2013 at 1:06 am

ponds is better mostly


sapna.bhardwaj09@gmail.com' Sapna Bhardwaj August 23, 2013 at 11:10 am


I have read ur reviews on Lakme CC cream and Ponds BB cream…..
I’m 26 n got fair skin tone, have oily skin and got pimple problems too…
so which one would be best for me to use as too much moisture may lead to pimple burst.
I already have pimple spots on my face n due to fair skin tone they are too visible, i don’t use foundations as they don’t suit me. Now i want to use one of above cream’s so which one i should prefer which don’t create pimple problem n hide the marks as well.


vanitynoapologies@gmail.com' Anshita August 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm

I prefer ponds :)


joanne.roberts81@hotmail.com' Joanne October 3, 2013 at 7:46 am

Well reviewed, really unbiased! :)


followmanimatters@gmail.com' Manisha October 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

I recently got this one. It is pretty good but i liked garnier one better
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jotsvats13@gmail.com' Jyoti November 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

Anshita you look so pretty <3 i was searching for a good BB cream and i guess my search ends here :) lovely and very detailed review gal!!
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