Okay.. coming to the review.. I wanted to talk about Ponds Flawless White Vitamin Soak Lightening Facial Mask today.
This is my third product from this range. I have earlier tried & reviewed Ponds Flawless White Re-brightening Night Treatment Cream and Ponds Flawless White Deep Whitening Facial Foam in the blog.
I really liked the night cream & face wash from this range.
Mr.Hubby somehow remembered this (wondering how?) and got this for me when we were shopping 2-3 months back.
Price: INR 549 for 5 masks.
Shelf life: 3 yrs.
Each of the 5 masks come individually packed in a foil-like packaging with outer carton box.
Totally travel friendly & non-messy.
The way I see it:
Each sheet mask is designed in the shape of a human face.
The mask has been designed in such a way that it would suit most face sizes – round, oval, etc. and also would cover the entire face.
Keeping up with its name, its actually a ‘soak’ – the product would almost drip from the sheet.
I think its some serum that is used on the sheets to make a mask, from Ponds Flawless White range only.
The smell is characteristic of Ponds – or I would say particular to the Flawless White range. Something I love! 🙂
I usually put this sheet mask on my cleansed face while lying on the bed and leave it on for 15-20 minutes.
Though the packaging says leave it for 10 minutes only, I continue to keep it on for 10 more minutes, since I don’t find any change within the first 10 minutes…
Even after 20 minutes, you can find a lot of serum still left in the sheet. I generally squeeze it on my face while lying down only, and gently pat it all over my face.
I don’t wash my face immediately after removing the sheet mask & do so only after an hour or more.
You must all be wondering how well it fared… Well, I m coming to that… 🙂
It gave the much needed moisturization my skin needed in the winters.
It also gave some brightening to the facial skin – which was shortlived only about 3-5 hrs.
The skin is back to square one after some time.
Whitening/Lightening? – I seriously didn’t expect it to do that part… It didn’t work too.
Ponds mentions to use this product 2-3 times a week, thereby making one box of 5 sheets last for max. 2 weeks only. In this way, these sheet masks are pricey I feel.
This product would not suit oily skin for sure… combination skinned may give this a try during the dry months.
Overall, not a great product or a must have – can be easily given a miss.
The ‘Yay’ factors:
- Individual sachets
- Travel friendly
- Hygienic packaging
- Loaded with serum
- Characteristic Ponds fragrance
- Hydrates very well
- Non-messy to use
- Brightens the skin
- Perfect for dry or normal skinned
- Only pack of 5 available – No single sachet option
- Brightening is short-lived
- No lightening/whitening
- Won’t suit oily skinned