Ponds Flawless White Deep Lightening Facial Foam ($6.40) is part of the Flawless White Skincare Collection that launched in Asia early last Spring I believe (don’t quote me, I think they revisited the line in the Spring of 2012).
This is a whitening foaming facial cleansing that’s supposed to give skin a brighter appearance. We have something similar here in the US that’s called Pond’s Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser, sorta the same concept.
Let’s take a look!
This is a basic collagen wash that features very small beads which exfoliate skin. Supposedly Ponds Flawless White Deep Lightening Facial Foam was developed with a new VAO-B3 Complex that helps to brighten skin and create a more flawless appearance.
It’s a creamier texture which creates a ton of foam when water is added. It has a super slippery texture as you massage it on and is much like many Asian collagen washes do this this if not more so as I thought it felt incredibly slippery during application. It has a strong fresh floral scent that’s positively delightful but I think sensitive users will be absolutely disgusted by such a strong smell. It doesn’t rinse away easily so it does require a little elbow grease to get it all removed.
Apparently this is suitable for all skin types but it makes my skin a bit too tight after use for me to be comfortable using it daily. I have drier skin and don’t need the extra dryness this brings to the table.
The smaller beads might just remove dead skin cells but a harsher scrub would likely be more beneficial. I think those in fact are what makes them call this a “whitening” wash as the beads help to exfoliate and create brighter skin. But since they are so tiny it does very little to ease dullness and create an overall brighter look!
Ponds says the VAO-B3 complex is a mix of Vitamin E as well as Niacinamide. Seems like a great range of ingredients but also seems pointless in a product you’re washing off your face particularly the Niacinamide.
Overall, Ponds Flawless White Deep Lightening Facial Foam isn’t something I’d recommend tracking down especially since we sorta have our own variation of it here in the states.
If you are curious Sasa.com sells it for around $6-$7.