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Pond’s White Beauty Range Reviewed

Pond’s White Beauty range of products has been all the rage lately, but if you have skin that breaks out in pimples, watch out, since the White Beauty range doesn’t seem to be designed keeping acne prone folk in mind. Their label doesn’t say it, but their ingredient list does.

Acne Mantra Skingredients is a free online tool anyone can use to check if a skincare or makeup product contains comedogenic (pore-clogging) ingredients that can cause pimples.

Ingredients marked comedogenic or highly comedogenic are very likely to cause breakouts. Mildly comedogenic ingredients do not cause pimples except in severely acne prone folk. If you are prone to breakouts, choose products that contain no comedogenic ingredients or at the most contain mildly comedogenic ones.

Pond’s White Beauty BB+ Fairness Cream SPF 30 PA+++

Pond's white beauty bb fairness cream pimplesIngredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, niacinamide, glycerin, dimethicone crosspolymer, potassium chloride, PEG-10 dimethicone, diaprylyl carbonate, magensium sulphate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, disteardimonium hectorite, stearic acid, palmitic acid, cholesterol, bisabolol, perfum, DMDM hydantoin, dimethicone, sucrose distearate, allantoin, tocopheryl acetate, disodium EDTA, butylene glycol, BHT, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, zingiber officianale (ginger) root extract, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

Copy and paste the above ingredient list in the Skingredients box.

Found 6 acne causing ingredients

Butylene Glycol is mildly comedogenic
Dimethicone is mildly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic
Zinc Oxide is mildly comedogenic

Many lists on the Internet report potassium chloride, present in this BB cream, as highly comedogenic, but I’m on the fence about it. Potassium chloride known as kali mur in homeopathy is used to treat acne.

Pond’s White Beauty Tan Removal Scrub

Pond's White Beauty Tan Removal Scrub causes pimplesIngredients: myristic acid, water, glycerin, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, palmitic acid, stearic acid, lauric acid, glycol distearate, decyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, polyethylene, hydrated silica, polyquaternium-7, DMDM hydantoin, iodopyopynyl butylcarbamate, titanium dioxide, niacinamide, silica, CI 73360, perfume, disodium EDTA

Found 5 acne causing ingredients

Glyceryl Stearate is mildly comedogenic
Lauric Acid is highly comedogenic
Myristic Acid is highly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic

Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Facial Foam


ponds-white-beauty-daily-spot-less-lightening-facial-foamIngredients: myristic acid, water, glycerin, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, palmitic acid, stearic acid, lauric acid, glycol distearate, decyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate,  polyquaternium-7, niacinamide, DMDM hydantoin, iodopyopynyl butylcarbamate, perfume, disodium EDTA

Found 5 acne causing ingredients

Glyceryl Stearate is mildly comedogenic
Lauric Acid is highly comedogenic
Myristic Acid is highly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic

Pond’s White Beauty Daily Spot-less Lightening Cream SPF 20 PA++

pimples ponds-white-beauty-daily-spot-less-lightening-creamIngredients: water, palmitic acid, stearic acid, ethylhexylmethoxycinnamate, laureth-23, niacinamide, butylmethoxydibenzoyl methane, cetearyl ethylhexanoate, glycerin, titanium dioxide, aluminium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, perfume, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate, beheneth-25 methacrylate crosspolymer, titanium dioxide, disodium EDTA, isopropyl myristate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, pyroxidine hydrochloride, BHT, CI 14700

Found 6 acne causing ingredients

Cetyl Alcohol is mildly comedogenic
Dimethicone is mildly comedogenic
Isopropyl Myristate is highly comedogenic
Laureth-23 is highly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic

Pond’s White Beauty Peel-Off Instant Brightening Mask

ponds-white-beauty-peel-off-maskIngredients: water, ethyl alcohol, polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinil pyrrolidone, ammonium lactate, glycerin, propylene glycol, isopropyl alchohol, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, trideceth-9, methyl paraben, salicylic acid, DMDM hydantoin, niacinamide, disodium EDTA, CI 15510, perfume

Ethyl alcohol 95% (v/v) content 19% (w/w). That’s quite a bit of alcohol in there.

Found 1 acne causing ingredient

Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is mildly comedogenic

Pond’s White Beauty Naturals Spot-less Lightening Cream

Ponds-White-Beauty-Naturals-Spot-less-Lightening-reviewIngredients: water, palmitic acid, stearic acid, niacinamide, isopropyl myristate, glyceryl stearate, mineral oil, octyl methoxycinnamate, glycerin, triethanolamine, cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, carbomer, butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, sodium PCA, glutamic acid, titanium dioxide, aluminium hydroxide, green tea extract, propyl paraben, allantoin, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, perfume, CI 14700

Found 9 acne causing ingredients

Carbomer is mildly comedogenic
Cetyl Alcohol is mildly comedogenic
Dimethicone is mildly comedogenic
Glyceryl Stearate is mildly comedogenic
Isopropyl Myristate is highly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic
Triethanolamine is mildly comedogenic
Mineral Oil is mildly comedogenic

Pond’s White Beauty Naturals Spot-less Lightening Facial Foam

ponds-white-beauty-naturals-spot-less-lightening-facial-foamIngredients: myristic acid, glycerin, water, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, palmitic acid, stearic acid, decyl glucoside, glycol distearate, glyceryl stearate, polyquaternium-7, DMDM hydantoin,  iodopyopynyl butylcarbamate, green tea leaf extract, niacinamide, silica, CI 74260, perfume, disodium EDTA

Found 4 acne causing ingredients

Glyceryl Stearate is mildly comedogenic
Myristic Acid is highly comedogenic
Palmitic Acid is comedogenic
Stearic Acid is comedogenic

Bottom line:

The whole White Beauty range except for the peel-off mask is unsuitable for acne prone skin. Mainly because the same ingredients keep appearing in the whole range with a few added active ingredients here and there. In some products it is niacinamide, in others it is green tea extract and so on, but the base is pretty much the same, comprising of acne-causing ingredients.

There can be exceptions where some of these products will not cause breakouts, but that’s most likely because you are on medication or are using strong exfoliants that prevent clogging of pores. Or just plain lucky. 🙂

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