Hello lovely ladies 🙂 Time to share Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream Review with you all. Remember those heydays when the tagline of Ponds’ used to be “Googly woogly whoosh” and it would be followed by the pulling, pushing or pressing of a toddler’s apple-shaped cheeks that would either cause them to redden or jiggle? That looked adorable. Cut to 2015. We have a song by the title “Googly woogly whoosh”. And it is cringe-inducing, irksome and loathsome! Why can’t film stars restrict their promotional strategies to something related to their films?? It really gets on my nerves when every channel I tune in to has the same set of film stars pleading us to watch their movie, sometimes blatantly selling it like pakoras at a railway station with the difference being a pakora-vendor still serves you something that you’d relish!
Anyway, coming back to the topic, Ponds is a renowned brand in India and to the best of my amnesiac memory, I think it was the first cold cream that I saw my mother apply to my skin which would produce the same sound as one would get to hear while walking on a path laden with withered leaves!! Yes, I had and have dry skin. I would call Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream old skin winter savior of mine. Scroll down below and read my Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream Review to know how it fared on my parameters and whether it deserves a ‘Yay’ or a ‘Nay’.
Price of Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream : Rs.5/- for 8 g (this is the smallest variant. Bigger ones are also available)
Directions for use : Apply a generous amount on your skin and massage properly. Use as often as desired.
Ingredients : Nothing apart from “10 skin nutrients and moisturisers” is mentioned.
Shelf life : 24 months
Color : white
Smell :Mild and pleasant
What Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream claims
My experience with Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream
Packed in a plastic tub with a blue-colored plastic cap on top, Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream resembles the cheeks of the very same toddler that it featured in its advertisements. The packaging is adorable but the tub/pot packaging makes it unhygienic to use (since every time you intend to use it, you have to ensure that you have squeaky clean hands to avoid spoilage/contamination of any kind). While the cap is sturdy but with regular use, I have noticed that it loosens overtime. Hence, it is not travel-friendly unless you carry it conscientiously and diligently. On the whole, Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream?is below par in terms of packaging.
Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream is quite thick and creamy in texture so you would feel that you’ve applied something to your skin. In other words, it is not lightweight. That said, I don’t think that it’d of much use to those with oily, extremely oily or acne-prone skin since it can clog your skin’s pores and engender pimples. However, since its texture is thick, those with dry/parched skin can use it conveniently but be careful with the quantity else one’s face may look cakey. Normal skin can also use it with abandon.
Its staying power is decent when one is indoors (in my case, it stayed well for around 2.5 hours during winters) while it’s average when outdoor (1.5-2 hours in my case). However, the extent of dryness of one’ skin varies so, this point is subjective. There is always the probability of it staying for longer in your case 🙂 So, don’t get bogged down.
On the whole, given its very economical price, easy availability, average-to-decent moisturisation (for dry skin), slightly thick texture and fine hydration, Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream is fine. It’s not a must-have product but if you are on a shoestring budget, it can be thought of as a viable cold cream. We have no dearth of cold creams in the market today, so one can always go for better alternatives. This is neither a hit nor a miss. It hangs in between for me!
Good about Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream
- Very economical price
- Mild and gentle aroma
- Readily available
- Fine staying power
Bad about Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream
- Thick texture which makes it unsuitable for those with oily or acne-prone skin.
- Won’t work when the winters are really harsh and inclement.
- Ingredients’ list is not furnished
Availability : Easy
Fashion and Beauty Rating : 2.5/5