Review: Ponds BB+ Cream

8/30/2013 12:17:00 PM Ashley 0 Comments

About a month ago I was lucky enough to be chosen by Influenster to participate in trying a new product from Ponds. They were putting out a BB cream called Ponds BB+. I have to say, upon receiving the box I was blown away by the packaging and presentation. The box they came displayed in is something I will enjoy using for years to come.

I was sent two foundations to try for myself, one in Light and the other in Medium. The medium shade will never get touched by me as I am very fair skinned. I was excited to try the light shade because I have been trying to find the perfect BB cream that works for not only my skin type, but also my coloring. So I eagerly tried the light shade BB+ on a day that I was spending outside in a park. I figured what better place to try a new foundation that has SPF 15 in it!?

Sadly to say that's where my excitement tapered off. I wasn't a fan of the coverage it gave and it left my face feeling tacky/sticky to the touch. I ended up putting a loose powder over top to help take away the stickiness. Once in natural daylight it was easy to see that it was not a match for my skin tone. The color had quickly oxidized on me and was leaning orange.

By mid day the foundation had already started melting off of my chin and cheeks. It was also feeling tacky again and looked to have oxidized even more. This is a common issue with my combination skin that starts dry and ends oily.

I so hoped that this would be a product that worked for me, but it didn't. This is an all to common issue for BB creams that I have come across. They tend to have a limited color range and companies don't seem to understand that one or two colors does not fit all. Perhaps if Ponds comes out with a lighter shade I will try it, but even then I would be hesitant.

Here's what Ponds says about their product:

Flawless in Seconds, + More Even Tone in 2 Weeks! 
POND'S® Luminous Finish BB+ was created with Tone Perfecting Complex. It works by targeting the source of dark spots on skin’s surface – visibly fading them for a difference you can see. It also delivers a special pigment system designed to blend flawlessly into a variety of skin tones and immediately conceal imperfections with natural-looking coverage.
Available in Light and Medium.

At night, remove all traces of makeup with Luminous Clean™ Wet Cleansing Towelettes.
Essential Features
  • Superior* Coverage of Imperfections
  • Superior* Visible Dark Spot Reduction
  • Superior* Non-Greasy Feel, with a Matte Finish
  • Broad spectrum SPF 15 sun protection
  • Non-comedogenic – won’t clog pores
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Hypoallergenic

Be sure to check out the giveaway that Pond's is hosting on their Facebook page!

This product was sent to me by Influenster to review for Ponds. All thoughts are my own.