24 Apr 2020

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Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser | Review, Price

Today am sharing the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser Review with you all. The star ingredients of this oil free moisturiser are Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E.

Hyaluronic Acid has been quite the talk of town in skincare products these days. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of molecule which is found naturally in our skin that absorbs or pulls water from the air and sucks it into our face like a sponge. It helps in keeping our skin stay moist throughout the day.

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer Review

Hyaluronic Acid depletes from our skin as we age. This explains why babies have super duper soft skin and smooth skin. Oily skin needs more of hydration in terms of moisturising the skin. So this explains why oily skin needs more of Hyaluronic Acid based products. Although all skin types need Hyaluronic Acid based products.

You can read more about What is Hyaluronic Acid and how does it work?

Brand Claims of Ponds Superlight Gel
Looking for 24 hours of moisturization for your skin? Look no further! The all new Pond’s Super Light Gel - your go-to moisturizer for all seasons. Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine, this super light moisturizer absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration for a water-fresh glow! It helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth. Its lightweight formula absorbs into the skin instantly without leaving any sticky feeling, making it ideal for all seasons, even in scorching summers. It's super lightweight formula spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply. Enjoy it all throughout the year!

Features of Ponds Super light gel oil free moisturizer
  • Super lightweight gel-type moisturizer that provides long lasting hydration
  • Infused with moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, it improves your skin’s natural moisture holding capacity, making it soft and bouncy
  • Non-oily formula keeps oiliness and stickiness at bay, keeping your skin feeling fresh
  • Suitable for all skin types and for all seasons
Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer ingredients

Ponds Super Light Gel texture

Ingredients of Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer

Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurat, Niacinamide, Linoleámidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Perfume, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aqua, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 42090

Notable ingredients of Ponds Super light Gel moisturiser
Glycerin - works as a humectant
Niacinamide - a water-soluble vitamin that works to help minimize enlarged pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines and wrinkles, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened barrier.
Tocopheryl Acetate - an antioxidant, which helps fight free radical damage and promote skin healing. It also provides moisture and strengthens skin’s protective barrier.
Sodium Hyaluronate and Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid - has moisturizing benefits when applied topically to skin tissue, it mimics hyaluronic acid produced naturally by the body. Former one works at a deeper layer whereas later one works at surface level.

Other ingredient
Dimethicone - works as an occlusive and prevents water loss from the skin. Some may find this as pore clogging.

Is the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer really oil free? Yes it is a total oil free formulation.


Price and Shelf life
149 INR for 73 gms and 299 INR for 147 gms. Shelf life is 4 years from date of manufacturing.

Texture and Consistency 
The texture of the Ponds Superlight Gel is watery gel which doesn't slip as such but has bouncy consistency. The gel gets absorbed into my oily skin super fast without any oily or greasy feeling.

Fragrance of Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer
The product has a little artificial fragrance which am absolutely not good at describing. The fragrance doesn't last long and is absolutely non lingering. Sensitive skin types might have to skip this product due to artificial fragrance.

Packaging of Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser The product is packed in a blue, plastic flat tub. It is compact in height but the diameter of the tub is large (I love Maths and how off topic is this, lol). Although this is super travel friendly and absolutely doesn't leak. The tub had a silver foil the first time you open. The foil needs to be removed. Although I expected another inner lid to keep the product safe.

My experience with the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free moisturiser

If you have been reading my blog lately you might know I have reduced the amount of oil based products I use in my routine. My skincare game changed drastically when I made a decision of ditching oil based products. Coming back to the Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser, I picked this up after checking the ingredients on the skincarisma website.

The moisturiser is super light weight and spreads easily across the face without any hassle. Now if you have used any gel based product you might have experienced how some gels just slip from your fingers when you try applying them. The Pond's oil free gel neither leave any sticky residue behind nor gives any heavy feel after applying in excess. If applied in excess the my face sweats a lot so I tend to apply in less quantity while using it beneath a sunscreen.

HA ingredients to look for in any skincare product are as hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate and/or sodium hyaluronate. Pond's Super Light Gel contains both hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (which works on surface level) and sodium hyaluronate (which works on deeper level).

The product gives instantly smooth feel to the skin while moisturising it. It doesn't plump up the skin like other aloe gels. The product has silicone (Dimethicone) in it. Dimethicone works as a film that prevents the loss of water through the skin, thus keeping the skin moisturised. This is very important for the a Hyaluronic Acid based product. It also works as an emollient, filling the spaces between cracks in the skin. Now the real problem with my skin lies here. If I regularly don't follow double cleansing, Pond's gel Moisturiser tends to increase my white heads. But that's not much of a problem because when I noticed this effect, I started using it on and off and follow double cleansing regularly. I have mentioned my final recommendation in last section.

ponds super light gel oil free moisturiser review

Pros of Ponds Superlight Gel

  1. Contains the goodness of Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine
  2. Oil free, paraben free moistruriser
  3. Super light texture which absorbs faster than regular moisturisers
  4. Lightweight formula without any sticky, oily or greasy feeling
  5. Spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply
  6. Super affordable price
  7. Requires a pea sized amount per application so the product lasts longer
  8. Value for money product
  9. Does not cause clogged pores or acne to my oily skin
  10. Travel friendly packaging
  11. Offline as well as online availability

Cons of Ponds Superlight Gel

  1. Pond's is not a cruelty free brand
  2. Not fungal acne safe (contains Stearic Acid)
  3. Sweats a lot if applied in excess, so due care is to be taken while applying beneath a sunscreen
  4. Does not suit all skin types as claimed by the brand
  5. Contains fragrance so may not be suitable for sensitive skin types
  6. Dry skinned beauties will need an extra layer of moisturiser  
  7. Does not provide 24-hour moisturization as claimed by the brand
  8. Contains silicone (some might not like it, however here it works as an occlusive)
  9. If double cleansing is not followed gives mild whiteheads for my oily skin

Is Pond's Super Light Gel Oil free moisturiser a dupe of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel?

Pond's Superlight Gel contains ingredients like Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid which are not present in Hydro Boost Water Gel. Plus the price tag of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is almost 6x the price of Pond's Superlight Gel. So it is up to you to decide whether you want to pick up Neutrogena or Pond's Super Light Gel.

Pond's Super light Gel Oil Free moisturiser Review

Honestly speaking, while picking up the moisturiser I never expected the formula to be good and that it would work nicely on my skin. The light weight gel texture of the skin and the way it works my oily skin is very nice. The price point of the product makes it a winner along with commendable ingredients as well as performance. The product lasts long as only a pea sized amount is needed for each use. I would however suggest this moisturiser only for combination and oily skin types. Dry skin and normal skin will need an extra layer of moisturiser. Please keep in mind to double cleanse often while using this moisturiser if you have oily skin. Ponds Superlight Gel is the best and affordable Hyaluronic Acid based, oil free, paraben free moisturiser available for oily skin in India. I so wish Pond's goes cruelty free and stops testing it's products on animals.
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