Ponds Men Oil Control & Energy Charge Face wash-Moisturiser Review

This is a Guest Post from Mahesh who previously reviewed Nivea Men All-in-one face wash and Himalaya Men Face wash range.
Hi Guys,
I am back with another new launch.Ponds Men is the newest brand entering the men’s skincare. Varun Dhawan of “Student of the Year” fame is the brand ambassador.They have come up with 2 ranges:
1)Ponds Men Oil Control Face wash and Fairness Moisturiser.
2)Ponds Men Energy Charge Face wash and Brightening Gel Moisturiser.
So lets just go ahead with the review!


1)Ponds Men Oil Control Face wash 

Ponds Men Oil Control Face wash
 

Ingredients:

Myristic acid,Glycerin,Water,Propylene glycol,Potassium Hydroxide,Palmitic & Stearic acid,Decyl Glucoside,Lauric acid,Glycol Distearate,Glyceryl Stearate,Polyquaternium-7,Perfume,DMDM Hydratoin,Iodopropnyl butylcarbamate,Niacinamide,Salicylic acid,Disodium EDTA,Hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel) extract,Kaolin,Mica,Linalool,Limonene,Alpha-isomethyl ionone,CI 177499,CI 77891,CI 77019.

Price:

Rs.95 for 50 grams | Rs.160 for 100 grams.

Product Description & Swatch:

Ponds Men Oil Control Face wash
 

Pro’s & Con’s:

1)I guess this Oil clear range is meant for oily skin.It really does not do anything regarding oil control even in the presence of Kaolin(Mineral Clay).
2)My face feels a bit sticky and dry after cleansing.
3)It will suit normal skin but not oily-acne prone skin since it is highly comedogenic.
4)Surprisingly some where along the line,it has Salicylic acid which is a acne fighting ingredient.
5)It has also Niacinamide which lightens blemishes.
6)It claims to reduces pores which I did not see happening.
7)Expensive and heavily dosed artificial fragrance.
8)Easy availability.
9)Paraben-free,SLS-free.

My Rating:2/5


2)Ponds Men Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser

Ponds Men Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser
 

Ingredients:

Water, Palmitic & Stearic acid, Niacinamide,Glycerin,Isopropyl Myristate, Ethexyl methoxycinnamate,Titanium dioxide, Aluminium Hydroxide, Stearic acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Dimethicone,Titanium dioxide,Zinc oxide,Butyl methoxybenzoylmethane,Cetyl Alcohol,Sodium Ascorbyl phosphate,Tocopheryl acetate,Perfume,Methyl paraben,Allantoin,Phenoxyethanol,Propyl paraben,Disodium EDTA,Pyridoxine hydrochloride,Kaolin,BHT,Hammalis virginnia (witch hazel) extracts,Linalool,Limonene,Alpha-isomethyl ionene.

Price:

Rs.85 for 20 grams | Rs.135 for 50grams.

Product Description & Swatch:

Ponds Men Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser
 

Pro’s & Con’s:

1)Cream-based moisturiser,makes skin oily after application.
2)It will suit normal skin-dry but not oily-acne prone skin since it is highly comedogenic.
3)It has sunscreen but no mention of SPF.
4)Expensive and heavily dosed with artificial fragrance.
5)It contains parabens.

My Rating:2/5


3)Ponds Men Energy Charge Face wash

Ponds Men Energy Charge Face wash
 

Ingredients:

Myristic acid,Glycerin,Water,Propylene glycol,Potassium Hydroxide,Palmitic & Stearic acid,Decyl Glucoside,Lauric acid,Glycol Distearate,Glyceryl Stearate,Polyquaternium-7,Perfume,Methnol,DMDM Hydratoin,Iodopropnyl butylcarbamate,Niacinamide,Disodium EDTA,Coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract,Coffea robusta seed extract, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic acid,Potasssium sorbate,Mica,Linalool,Limonene,Alpha-isomethyl ionone,CI 177499,CI 77891,CI 77019.

Price:

Rs.90 for 50 grams | Rs.150 for 100 grams.

Product Description & Swatch:

Ponds Men Energy Charge Face wash
 

Pro’s & Con’s:

1)Again it is very similar to oil control face wash,a creamy face wash.It also made my skin sticky and dry after cleansing.
2)It will suit normal skin but not oily-acne prone skin since it is highly comedogenic.
3)It contains Coffee bean extracts which are rich in anti-oxidants.
4)Expensive and heavily dosed with artificial fragrance.

My Rating:2/5


4)Ponds Men Brightening Gel Moisturiser

Ponds Men Brightening Gel Moisturiser
 

Ingredients:

Water,Dimethicone,Alcohol Denat,Glycerin,Butylene Glycol,Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer,Disodium EDTA,Sodium PCA,Linoleamidopropyl,PG-Dimonium cloride phosphate,Propylene Glycol,Tocopheryl Acetate,Palmitic acid,Stearic acid,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,BHT,Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate,Beheneth-25,Methacrylate crosspolymer, Niacinamide, Triethanolamine, Menthol,DMDM Hydratoin, Iodopropnyl butyl carbamate,Coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract,Coffea robusta seed extract, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic acid,Potassium sorbate,Perfume,CI 19140,CI 17200,Ethyl alcohol 95% v/v content 5% w/w denatured with 1% Diethyl phthalate.

Price:

Rs.85 for 20 grams | Rs.135 for 40 grams.

Product Description & Swatch:

Ponds Men Brightening Gel Moisturiser
 

Pro’s & Con’s:

1)It is a gel based moisturiser and does not make skin oily.
2)It will suit normal skin but not oily-acne prone skin since it is highly comedogenic.
3)It contains Lactic acid,Coffee extracts,Niacinamide which lightens blemishes.
4)Expensive and heavily dosed with artificial fragrance.

My Rating:2/5


Directions for use:

Face wash:Take required quantity of face wash,massage it on face and rinse with water.
Moisturiser:Dot a little moisturiser on cleansed face and massage it.

Availability:

Ponds products are easily available in all supermarkets,cosmetic stores,medical stores and online store.
1)To buy on Nykaa, click here.
2)To buy on Amazon, click here.
3)To buy on Flipkart, click here.

Final Verdict:

Okay this has been a long post,so I will skip to the conclusion:
Does it stick to its claims?- No!
Is it worth the money?-No!
Will I buy again or recommend it to others?-No!!
Will the products suit oily skin?-No.I noticed bumps on my face the very next day.It will work for normal skin types/
This is probably one of the worst sets of products I have used which are useless and causes break outs.All the 4 products are overdose of fragrance,way too strong.Guys there are definitely better products out there,this is so not worth the money-20 grams costs Rs.85 !!Of all the products-Garnier acno fight,Nivea Men All-in-1 and this Pond’s men range,I found Himalaya Men Intense oil clear and power glow face wash more value for money and decent products.

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