Ponds BB Cream

POND’S Introduces BB Cream

New POND’S BB cream brings a classic beauty brand back into the spotlight! Products were sent for review, but opinions are all Anne’s own.

Ponds BB Cream
Who knew POND’S had a banging BB cream?

I have to admit, when someone would say “POND’S,” I would think about my grandmother and decadent (yet old-fashioned) face cream. But boy, has this beauty brand come a long way!

Take the new POND’S BB cream, for example. First, I was shocked to even learn that POND’S had a BB cream (which stands for blemish balm or beauty balm, for those of you who hate acronyms).  But when the brand sent over it’s new product for review, I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it out, even if my expectations were fairly low.

I was so wrong — this stuff is amazing!

Officially called POND’S Luminous Finish BB+ Cream, the product promises to deliver immediate coverage to even out skin tone, while also offering long-term skin-brightening benefits to visibly fade dark spots on the skin’s surface (the active ingredient is Octinoxate 7.49%). Plus, it provides SPF 15.  The only downside is that it’s only offered in two shades at the moment — light and medium.

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POND’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream comes in light and medium shades

I’ve been wearing the POND’s BB cream for two weeks now, and I’m super impressed. First, there is a LOT more coverage than your typical BB cream (it’s more like a CC cream). You don’t need foundation at all, and you can build up your coverage if you’d like, yet it all still looks sheer and natural, and it doesn’t settle in wrinkles one bit (which is key for those of us in the 30+ category).

Check out how good the coverage is in this pic, where I’ve only applied the Pond’s BB cream to one half of my face.

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POND’S BB Cream on the left, nothing at all on the right. And yes, I have a lot of freckles/age spots.

See what I mean? I love this coverage, and it lasts all day!  The other thing that I love is how smoothly it glides on, and how light-weight it is. It just feels like you’ve applied a very light primer.

Of course, POND’S is also very reasonably priced, so you can pick up your own bottle at retailers nationwide for around $10. Let me know if you decide to try it!


Photos: Anne Houseman/beautyXposé


  • Taylor

    I have been looking for a BB cream for my skin, but I haven't found that perfect one. My skin is so sensative and will breakout from anything. But I love the coverage it has on you, so I am going to give this one a try!