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Pond's White Beauty BB Cream ~ Why It Is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

What do you immediately, almost instinctively, do when you really really like a face cream? Me, I do a few things:
One: I think "Really? Is it as good as I think?"
Two:  I search for the box it came in, so I can read the fine print.
Three: I'll over-use it, daring it to slap my face with a blemish.
If I were still single, I'd probably do the same if I really really like a guy =D {Fine Print = Facebook profile & Google.}
For the past 3 weeks, the product under my 3-step scrutiny is Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream.
Pond's White Beauty BB+Fairness Cream is formulated with GenWhite Formula enriched with:
Vitamin B3 - Pond’s signature ingredient, helps to reduce and control melanin accumulation on the skin.
Vitamin E – A potent fat soluble anti-oxidant to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals which can trigger melanin production which leads to darker skin.
Allantoin – Recognized as an anti-inflammatory by US FDA found in the comfrey plant and helps to reduce processes that can lead to increased pigmentation .
Advanced Superior Sunscreen Protection SPF 30 PA++ - Helps to protect against skin tanning and photo ageing.


NEW! Pond's White Beauty BB + Fairness Cream

Another BB Cream has hit the Indian market, and it seems to have all the benefits & sun protection we'd need during our scorching summers.
First of its kind Pond’s white beauty BB+Fairness Cream that instantly covers spots and lightens skin from within to give you radiant skin all day.
The evolution of BB Cream:
BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm cream, was originally formulated in the 1950s by German dermatologist, Dr. Christine Schrammek, to protect and provide natural light coverage for patients’ sensitive skin, who had just undergone laser treatments and surgery. Recently, it was introduced in South Korea and Japan and it has been named “the secret of Korean actresses” for their fair and flawless skin.

The science behind Pond’s white beauty ™ BB+fairness cream 
With the Pond’s Institute’s dual-acting sophisticated skin lightening GenWhite™ Cover Formula and SPF 30 PA++ advanced sunscreen protection, Pond’s white beauty™ BB+ fairness cream not only improves skin texture and effectively lightens skin from within but also provides Natural looking instant glow for Indian skin. Clinically proven to lighten skin tone and reduce dark spots, GenWhite™ Formula is enriched with a powerful mix of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Allantoin and advanced superior sunscreen protection.
  • Vitamin B3 - Pond’s signature ingredient, helps to reduce and control melanin accumulation on the skin
  • Vitamin E – A potent fat soluble anti-oxidant to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals which can trigger melanin production which leads to darker skin
  • Allantoin – Recognized as an anti-inflammatory by US FDA found in the comfrey plant and helps to reduce processes that can lead to increased pigmentation
  • Advanced Superior Sunscreen Protection SPF 30 PA++  SPF 30 PA++ - Helps to protect against skin tanning and photo ageing.


NEW Product Launches ~ Lakmé, Pond's, Maybelline New York, L'Oreal Paris

Don't we all just love it when new beauty products enter our Indian market? That's because it's so.....rare.

Below are some recently launched products by 4 of my favorite affordable brands. 2 skincare products, 2 make-up products. Only 3 really appeal to me.

Lakmé Absolute™ Bi-phased Make-up Remover ~ It is enriched with the goodness of various antioxidants. The product is designed to break down and rinse off the chemicals in make-up that ordinary soaps and face-washes can't. Hello, it comes with a pump! Me likes it already! Price - Rs.210 for 60 ml.

Pond’s Age Miracle Cell ReGENFacial Foam ~ Pond's announces the extension of its range with the new Pond’s age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ Facial Foam, that’ll counter dullness and enhance your skin’s radiance! The new Pond’s age miracle™ Cell ReGEN™ Facial Foam is a unique combination of Intelligent Pro-Cell Complex™, a system of vital Bio-Actives:  CLA, Retinol, Two Retinol Boosters, Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Glycerin with gentle micro beads that come together to deeply cleanse skin and help remove the dead cells and impurities to reveal visibly youthful skin! With the success of of that Regenerist range by that other brand, I'm glad to see a cheaper ReGEN face wash! Price - Rs.215 for 100 ml


Pond's White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream Review

If you see a new dark spot every 2-3 weeks, like I do, every whitening/lightening cream will call out to you.
"Try me! Yes, try me! I will change your fac..... life! C'mon now, why you walking away from me??? Hey!" That's the frickin' pricey one talking (the one in white packaging). You flee from it before you succumb to it's seduction, because you know it'll never measure up to your expectations, especially if you have to shell out more than the what you'd have to for 2 MAC lipsticks for it.
You usually settle for something that will still leave room for lipsticks, like my current hope-inducing lightening day cream- Pond's White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream. It is a brand new formula, and different from the one launched a few years back, which I did not like at all. This one claims to 'work with your skin'
A Little About It:
It works with your unique skin to inhibit the production of melanin, reducing dark spots and lightening skin from the source. The GenWhite formula is also unique because it is our first ever vanishing cream formula that is proven to be SPF20 PA++ sunscreen system. It provides protection from more than 93% of UVB rays that burn skin when directly exposed to the sun and UVA rays that your skin doesn’t feel oily and heavy with sunscreen. The GenWhite technology was formulated by selecting over 1000 whitening ingredients and contains special ingredients that are scientifically proven to work with your skin. 


New Launches ~ Pond's, Faces Canada, Fair & Lovely

Below are some of the new skin care products in the Indian market. They are all calling out to me, especially the ones at the very end.
Fair & Lovely Advanced Multi Vitamin Daily Fairness Expert- This premium variant addresses skin concerns such as marks,  sun tan, dullness, dark circles and skin darkening. It enhances fairness, protects from free radicals, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin.
Pond's New Age Miracle - The Pond’s Institute combined the power of up to 6 bio-actives to create the youth-enhancing miracle that is New Intelligent Pro Cell Complex™. The 6 bio-actives work in combination with each other and with the natural processes of your skin, to comprehensively ensure that age simply cannot catch up.
  • CLA: Miraculous ingredient that stimulates skin cells, thus promoting faster cellular turnover. 
  • Retinol: Best proven ingredient that works within skin, influencing and enhancing skin’s ability to produce collagen and repair itself.
  • Two Retinol Boosters: Work with each other to boost the efficacy of Retinol, accelerating and enhancing skin’s ability to act younger, through epidermal rejuvenation.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA): Gently exfoliates skin by accelerating removal of skin-dulling dead cells. Skin appears smoother and clears the way for renewed skin cells from within.
  • Glycerine: Restores and enhances skin’s moisture level for softer, visibly plumper and younger looking skin.
  • 12HSA: Works deep within skin to renew skin cells and adapt to the unique genetic framework of skin.
- Pond's Age Miracle Cell ReGEN™ Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ (50g at Rs.399/-, 35g at Rs.299 & 10g at Rs.99/-)
- Pond's Age Miracle Deep Action Night Cream (50g at Rs. 399/-)


Pond's Dreamflower Talc For Summer

One thing I can't live without in summers is talcum powder. I sprinkle some on my underarms & neck after showers religiously. I'm currently using Pond's Magic, the purple one with the butterflies, and I love it! It smells so pretty & keeps me feeling fresh all day.
Pond's Talc range offers 4 variants:
  • Pond's Dreamflower Fragrant Talc
  • Pond's Magic Fragrant Talc with Acacia Honey
  • Pond's Oil Control with Orange Peel Extract & Sun Protection TPI-60
  • Pond's Sandal Radiance Talc with Natural Sunscreen 


Pond's Age Miracle Advanced Resurfacing Microdermabrasion Kit ~ WOW!

Are you ready to see the results? Doesn't matter coz I'm going to show anyway. I couldn't wait! I consider this post a priority because it could change somebody's life. 

About Pond's Age Miracle Advanced Resurfacing  Microdermabrasion Kit:
Microdermabrasion is one of the most effective professional anti-ageing skin care treatments, commonly recommended by dermatologists and salon professionals which gently re-surfaces or ‘polishes’ the surface of the skin. Pond’s Institute has launched the first at-home Microdermabrasion Treatment. It helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. With special micro crystals for effective skin resurfacing, it results to renewed and brightened skin. The kit contains 3 things:
  • Polishing Cream is a unique softening cream blended with real micro crystals that expertly resurfaces and refines skin to extra smoothness and brightness.
  • Post-Treatment Glow Enhancer is enriched with vitamins and skin optical enhancers that give the skin the right post treatment nourishment- leaving it supple and radiant.
  • Sponge applicator is specially designed to expertly spread the cream with micro crystals across the skin’s surface, effectively allowing polishing cream to remove the uppermost layer of dead skin. The holder is designed to fit the palm comfortably.


Haul From

When I came home, there were a lot of packages waiting for me (wheee....!!!) and this one from was the BIGGEST box out of all, I couldn't wait to rip it open! is an online store, based in India, which sells beauty & personal care products. 

  • The website offers free shipping within India on all orders above Rs 250. All orders below the amount are charged shipping at a flat rate of Rs 50 per order.
  • Delivers within 3-5 business days.
  • Provides a tracking number.
  • Payment options: 1). Credit Card – Visa, Mastercard, Diners Card. 2). Debit Card – All major debit cards. 3). Netbanking – Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, J & K Bank, Citibank, Federal Bank. 4). Cash Card – ITZ Cash. 5). Cash on Delivery (COD)
  • Brands available ~ Pond's, Olay, Neutrogena, Nivea, Fabindia, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Lakme, and a lot of perfume brands. Complete list of brands HERE


Disappointing Beauty Products

I do favorite posts and haul posts and influence you to spend money. Bad... bad girl! I love comments like"Reading this blog is not good for my wallet",  and I can totally understand how you feel because I feel like that every single day when I see new things in other blogs and websites. 

So, I'm hoping posts like this one will help you save some money.

Here are 3 of the most disappointing beauty products I used recently:

1. Face Facial Cleansing Buffer: For face? Really?! It's so rough and scratchy I regret using it on my face even once. They should rename it Foot Cleansing Buffer or Hairy Back Cleansing Buffer.


Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum Review + A Pricier Dupe (?)

I've been using the Pond's Gold Radiance Serum for about a month now. Almost every night before going to bed. I don't apply anything else on top of it (except for eye cream). It feels watery and cool like a gel, a little sticky when it's wet but it dries to a matte finish. I massage it all over my face using upward motions.
Oh-em-gee! It's amazing! Every time I use this at night, my face glows & feels firmer and plumper the next morning. This morning the area between my brows looked so smooth! Seeing that totally woke me up. I frown a lot (when I'm thinking, watching tv, on the computer & maybe when I sleep too) so my forehead has some fine lines. It smoothes those lines + minimizes my pores + makes my face look radiant, which is why I don't really mind that I haven't noticed any effect it's made on my dark spots yet.


Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum


When I first saw this range in Poornima's blog, I was so excited! I just love anti-ageing products. I believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to lines and age spots. Also, my skin seems to agree with Pond's products- not always, but most of the time. But the main reason I was very interested in this range is because back when I had Melasma (hyperpigmentation) on my face, somebody told me to rub a piece of gold jewelry on the dark patches. Supposedly gold lightens dark spots. I didn't try it, mainly coz I thought it was a moo point =D. Now I think I should have.

Claims: Pond's Gold Radiance Precious Youth Serum is luxuriously infused with flakes of real gold particles, each concentrated drop of this most precious formula melts into your skin to smooth texture & helps boost your skin's youthful radiance. Contains Vitamin B3, proven to reduce age spots.
Non Comedogenic, Dermatologist tested.


Reader's Request ~ Skincare Kit For Oily/Combination & Acne Prone Skin

This was requested by a very sweet reader Priyanka J, who has Oily/Combination & Acne-prone skin.

I believe a skincare routine should be simple, when it comes to problem skin. If you have acne, it's better not to confuse your skin more by switching from product to product and "irritate" it
When I get a big pimple sometimes, I feel it has a mind of its own. Like it's saying to me "Don't you let those things gang bang me, or else....=[" =D

Here are the products I'd pick (and I do use most myself) for Oily/combination & Acne Prone skin.

~ Cleansers ~
First and foremost, you have to get a cleanser that is very well suited for your skin type. A childhood friend of mine have been suffering from acne for most of her life - face and body! And the last time I saw her, there wasn't a pimple on her face and she was glowing! So, I asked her what she used. She told me that she read in a magazine that "when you have acne, it's better to use a Foam Cleanser rather than a gel-based one" (hehe...I hope she read this =D)
She then started using Pond's Flawless White Facial Foam, and it made all the difference.
Other cleansers you can use......

Cetaphil when pimples are at their peak and hurt. You gotta have one with salicylic acid like Clean & Clear cleansers for acne.


Pond's Age Miracle Now In A Handy Pack

Don't want to invest on a full jar of Pond's Age Miracle Daily Resurfacing Cream?

Get the 10 gms handy pack for just Rs.140.

Let's find out if the best things really do come in the smallest of packages.

Unless size matters to you.

 ♥ Cynthia Z ^.^



I had planned to post this before the end of 2009 but....
So, here are all the products that I featured as 'Products of the Week' since the first day I started blogging. All the products are basically products that I love.

~ In random order ~

Etude House Kissful Lip Tint Chou

St.Ives Apricot Cleanser (Renewing)

VO5 Elixir

Mentholatum ~ Lip Ice Lip Balm

Himalaya Hair Detangler & Conditioner

Za Pure Shine Lips Lipstick

Benefit Blush ~ Coralista

Lotus Kajal ~ Review here

Pond's White Beauty Toner

Himalaya Purim Tablets

Pond's Perfect Matte

Bourjois Effet 4D Lipgloss

Revlon Beyond Natural Blush & Bronzer (Peach)

Mac Marbleize Lipglass ~ Funky Fusion

Garnier Aqua Defense ~ Review here

Review here

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Lipstick ~ Review here & here

I'm sure I'm forgetting some because I didn't save them, but this year I won't make that mistake.

~ All the products above are so worth trying, if you haven't already ~

♥ Cynthia Z ^_^



Best Of The Two ~ From Skincare to Make-up

Here, I'm going to pit one beauty product against another similar one, and pick one WINNER based on the product I like more, regardless of their prices.

***All products listed have been tried and tested by me personally, so please keep in mind that what works for me might not work for you.***

Rules: They just have to make me love them, that's all.
Referee: Smothered by all the products...gasping for air! =D

So, let the fights begin!


 Olay Total Effects 'Vs' Pond's Age Miracle
The Winner is ~
♥ Pond's Age Miracle ♥
Because it feels better on my skin, it's less oily than the oponent and my fine lines are gone! It has tiny light reflecting particles which make the skin glow  *Can't be used in the eye contour area. 
 Pond's White Beauty 'Vs' Fair & Lovely Multi-vitamins
The Winner is ~
♥ Fair & Lovely Multi-vitamins Cream ♥
Because it is just better! Not drying like Pond's WB (which is hard to blend into the skin and "Pinkish White Glow"? No thanks!)

 Pond's Flawless White Day Cream 'Vs' Nivea Sparkling Glow Day Care

The Winner is ~
♥ Pond's Flawless White ♥
Because it is one of the best creams I've ever used. I don't even want to talk about the loser.
 Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer 'Vs' Olay Moisturizing Lotion

The Winner is ~
♥ Lakme Peach Milk Moisturizer ♥
Because I survived all of last winter on it. Smells great, sinks into the skin and it's non-greasy.
*Olay ML made me breakout
 Garnier Pure Pimple Pen 'Vs' Clean & Clear Acne Speed Clearing Gel

The Winner is ~
♥ Garnier Pimple Pen ♥
 It's clear, it's effective and easier to use. The other oozes out uncontrollably when squeezed and I don't like that it's white and noticeable.

 Kajal ~ Lotus Herbals 'Vs' Himalaya 

The Winner is ~
♥ Lotus Herbals Kajal ♥
Because it is a little more smudge-proof than Himalaya. Do you see that it looks matte? Even the packaging is better. I did a review on it here
*I hate the smell of Himalaya Kajal and when sliding it's cover to open and close, you risk beheading the half-out kajal :[
Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 'Vs' Mac Fluidline
The Winner is ~
♥ Maybelline Gel Eyeliner ♥
Because it survived under water and soap unlike Mac Fluidline. Plus it comes with an amazing brush, not to mention it's cheaper too. Will get it in Black as well.
 Blush ~ Benefit Coralista Vs Nars Orgasm 

The Winner is ~
♥ Benefit Coralista ♥
I like both of them equally because they are very very similar. After staring at myself in the mirror for about 5 minutes and imagined I had a gun to my head, I decided that I like Coralista more...umm...I think so.

More fights another time. I don't want this post to be too long and I gotta sleep...zzzz...

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


Pond's Age Miracle Anti-Ageing Tinted Moisturizer Review

Someone asked me to do a review on this one so here goes...
I've been using this tinted moisturizer in Sheer Ivory for a while now (about 4 months) and I like everything about it, including the mild pleasant fragrance, except for the somewhat oily texture. But I have been overlooking that because it feels so smooth (like a baby's bottom, really) and has a satin finish. If you want that dewy glow, you'll get it with this. Plus, it evens out the skin tone and covers minor imperfections without making you look made-up. As I don't like to apply foundation, I find this good enough to make my somewhat blotchy skin look almost flawless. Of course I do use a bit of concealer here and there and then set it all with some translucent powder. This must be a god send for dry-skinned people and to those with really aged skin that need a lot of filling between the lines.
Designed with advanced CLA4 complex and SPF 15 PA+++

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines? Yes
  • Evens out skin tone and gives radiance? YES!
  • Soft and smoother skin? Yes. At least while it's actually on your skin.
  • Repurchase? Maybe. If I don't like the next ones on my wishlist.(Who thinks this will beat the award-winning Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and the Mac Studio Moisture Tint?)
Below are some pictures I took of it. I hope they help (taking pictures is so not my thing.)
Shade- Sheer Ivory (With Flash)

This reflected light so much it took a few clicks to get it right (Radiance or what?)

Pond's Age Miracle Anti-Ageing Tinted Moisturizer is available in 3 shades- Sheer Ivory, Sheer Rose and Sheer Honey.
Price- Rs.215 for the 30 ml tube above. Half a pea sized amount is enough for each use.

DBA ^_^