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Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash: For Pimples or Against?

Pond's Pimple Clear White face wash reviewIn this review + Skingredients analysis of the newly released Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash, we will see if this face wash is any good for pimple prone skin. It claims to combat 10 oily skin and pimple problems while making you fairer. Sound too good to be true?

The price is Rs.135 for 100 gms, Rs.75 for 50 gms and Rs.30 for 20 gms.

  1. Removes Excess Oil
  2. Clears Pimples
  3. Reduces pimple related blemishes
  4. Reduces redness
  5. Calms skin
  6. Reduces blackheads
  7. Reduces whiteheads
  8. Smoothens roughness
  9. Tightens pores
  10. Brightens skin

Skingredients analysis

Skingredients is a free, online tool that anyone can use to find out if a skin care or makeup product contains ingredients that can cause pimples. We are going to put Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash through the Skingredients test.

Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash ingredients:

myristic acid, glycerin, water, propylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, palmitic acid, stearic acid, lauric acid, glycol distearate, decyl glucodside, polyethylene, glyceryl stearate, silica, CI 74260, salicylic acid, niacinamide, polyquaternium-7, di sodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, fragrance, azadirachta indica leaf extract, ocimum basilicium (basil) flower / leaf extract, kaolin, CI 17200, CI 19140, CI 42090

Copy paste these ingredients in the Skingredients Online Tool here to see what really lies underneath.

Found 5 acne causing ingredients

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

These are all pimple-causing ingredients. No matter that there’s kaolin clay or salicylic acid in the formula, this face wash will clog pores.

Bottom line: Pond’s Pimple Clear White Facial Wash is for pimples alright – for causing pimples, not eliminating pimples.

It will smell good and feel luxuriously foamy and will instantly brighten up your face too (hello niacinamide), but if you keep using it, you are bound to keep seeing pimples.

I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but stay away from it unless you are Acne Prone Skin Type 1. And if you are APST 1, what are you doing using an acne wash?

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