Friday, January 07, 2011


Ponds Flawless White Review :)
So recently I've been able to try out Pond's Whitening line only released in Asia- Flawless White. I must say...I was pretty darn skeptical. However i've been long searching for a more affordable alternative to White Lucent to share with my viewers as well as a change in the whitening aspect of my skincare. I actually came across this line as I was browsing on Yesstyle, and the only reason I even considered trying it was because it's a CLEAR knock off of White Lucent. If you're going to package your product like something that works, you better be prepared to back that challenge up! I did some more research and it had glowing reviews, and similar to Lancome's Genefique promise improved skin tone in 7 days. So I tried to make a graph comparing them to help you guys decide if this would be a good purchase for you.

In all honesty I thought i'd choose to make a video for you guys on cosmetics or something else I got from the site, but this was my absolute top pick of the bunch :)

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Overall I have to say this line impressed me. I’ve been a faithful Shiseido user since I was 13 or 14, and I didn’t think a drugstore brand would ever gain my respect. I would say my biggest concern about this line is the scent- now I actually LIKE the scent- I much prefer it to Shiseido’s. It smells like wonderful perfume to me :) However I understand that it is daunting to put something that smells so strongly on your face. I think the first time I used Flawless White I thought the smell was overwhelming, but after that I didn’t really notice it anymore. You really only notice the scent anyways when you first apply the lotion and cleanser.

Other things I think that are important to note is that this LIGHTENED my skin incredibly. So quickly in fact that it honestly kind of concerned me but as of yet I’ve seen no adverse side effects so for now I’m just shrugging it off (they did promise results after 7 days after all J). I don’t care so much for this effect of whitening creams, I use them because I want my skin to be even not casper white- but I know many ladies are interested in this of whitening skincare so I feel like its important to mention.

I think in many aspects this is right on par with white lucent, but I will concede that I felt white lucent gave my skin this translucency that I did really like. But do I think white lucent is more than 2x better? No. As far as whitening properties go (the true purpose of these lines) Ponds Flawless White is a TRUE bang for your buck. I love Shiseido…LOVE it, it served me faithfully for many years. But its not two times better than Pond’s Flawless White in any aspect.

12 comments:

saranghaeyo said...

Thanks for the review and comparison ^^ I definitely want to purchase this!

Annie said...

Thank you!

silver.sparkles.shine said...

Now I definitely want to try this now =)So interesting...

Amanda said...

YAY! after watching your review, i went ahead and bought them, trying them out for the first time now :)

Peach said...

Thank you so much for the review, highly interesting. I'm a sucker for asian girls translucent skins, I shall try those whitening products very soon :)

Mimi said...

where can i purchase this?

ShuShu ♥ said...

i use pond's white cream, too and i totally like it. it matches with my skin perfectly and whenever i apply it on my skin it feels really refreshing :3

ShuShu ♥

julee said...

THANK YOU! I've been waiting for a review like this for a long time.

cjx3pooh said...

I scar really easily from acne, but I've just ordered this from Ebay and it'd be great if it works for me. This is the priciest moisturizer I've purchased thus far lol I usually spend less than $10 on each skincare product, for only 1.7 oz esp.
It'll be a slight problem if this lightens my skin though, b/c my skin's already kind of fair -_-

velvet629 said...

i bought ponds everytime i go to the phil. just a quick fyi there are two types of ponds white the pinkish white and the spotless white so if you want to lighten ur scars then go for the spotless white.

Anna said...

Loved the review! Please review make skin products you use!

tiffanyfung said...

I tried the ponds flawless white cleanser
i love its scent!!! thanks for yr review!