Product Purchased by IMBB
Skin Type: Normal to oily, sensitive and acne-prone
In this post, I will be sharing my views on Pond’s flawless radiance derma + perfecting serum. Pond’s recently launched their derma + range that encompasses perfecting serum, moisturiser and mattifying cream. Let’s get into the details.
INR 999 for 30 ml
The new POND’s Flawless Radiance Derma + range consist of a mattifying cream, a moisturiser and a perfecting serum. Think of it as your personal dermat. Yes, you heard that right. The skincare range combines 3 derma-treatment inspired actions (laser, IPL and Gluta) in one. They help minimise and tighten pores, boost your skin’s radiance and reduce spots. It also has DermPerfect™ Complex that helps lighten spots.
My Experience with Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma + Perfecting Serum:
Packaging: Pond’s flawless radiance derma + perfecting serum comes in an opaque, white coloured bottle with pump dispenser. The pump works perfectly and dispenses the right amount in one go. There are no details provided on the bottle. The bottle is sturdy, easy-to-use and travel-friendly. The bottle has an outer cardboard packaging as well. The outer cardboard packaging houses all the information regarding the product.
Texture: This serum has medium consistency and smooth texture. It glides over the skin easily. The formula is lightweight and non-greasy. It has tiny golden speckles which can be seen on the finger after smoothing out the serum. The speckles are very fine.
Fragrance: When talking about fragrance, it is so bad that I don’t even want to talk about it. Initially, at the time when I had just pumped out the product, it smelled good for 2-3 seconds, but as soon as I apply it over the skin, the fragrance turned pungent. I don’t know if any ingredient gets oxidised that soon and gives that pungent smell. Both serum and mattifying cream has that pungent smell. And trust me, it’s not at all a personal opinion. The smell remains throughout the day on the hands; hence don’t forget to rinse off your hands soon after applying the serum. Also, if serum is applied over broken skin it stings a bit initially.
Usage/Result: To use, I take 3 pumps and apply over the face and neck, focusing on problem areas. I use it twice a day. It gets absorbed into the skin and does not leave any greasy residue behind, but I can definitely notice a light sheen on the face because of those tiny golden speckles. I follow up with mattifying cream from the same range and it counterbalances that sheen, but takes time.
When talking about instant results, it hydrates the skin effectively and provides with dewy, velvety soft finish. On the other note, it does not provide any brightness to the face instantly. With the regular usage, it has improved the skin texture, but not completely. I can still feel a little roughness around the nose area. Despite not providing any instant brightness, the serum actually brightens the skin with regular usage and treats uneven skin tone. Also, I haven’t found any change in the pore size around my nose. The serum has lightened the new dark spots slightly, but hadn’t worked at all on the old faded ones.
Overall, this serum from Pond’s works very slowly in fading spots, but it has brightened the skin in nearly a month while improving its texture. If it didn’t have that pungent smell, I would have considered repurchasing it in the future. It also has tiny golden speckles that provide sheen to the skin which does not disappear on its own easily.
Pros of Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma + Perfecting Serum:
- Convenient packaging.
- Pump dispenser.
- Lightweight formula.
- Does not irritate the skin.
- Hydrates the skin.
- Does not clog up the pores.
- Improves skin texture.
- Brightens up the skin with regular usage.
- Fades dark spots slightly.
Cons of Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma + Perfecting Serum:
- Pungent smell – not personal but mass opinion.
- Works slowly on new dark spots.
- Provides sheen that does not disappear on its own easily.
- No effects on old faded dark spots.
- No changes in pores’ size.
- Doesn’t add any glow instantly.
- Stings a bit if applied to broken area.
- Contains paraben.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Would I Repurchase Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma + Perfecting Serum?
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