Ponds Clarant B3- Normal to Dry skin

3.6

61 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Niacinamide, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Mineral Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxybenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Sodium PCA, Glutamic Acid, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I don't give many 5 star product reviews at all..this one, However I will give 5 stars to. I ll explain why...
My skin has been pretty tame during my teen years but it seems like during my late twenties and when I hit my "dirty thirty"--LORD!!!! My skin is oily and acne prone and has been broken out and awful for about the past 5 years!!! And since I am Native American, when those pesky zits ate gone they usually leave a dark mark which takes forever to go away and by then, I have another pimple and the whole process starts all over again :-(
SO, for what seems like YEARS to me, I ve been stuck in a battle with my skin, with some stuff working others not. Some of the products that DID help me I was unable to keep using because of price :-/
I was complaining to my friend about my skin, and she said, "oh, I use Ponds...my Friend has skin like yours and she told me about it!" She also had a travel sized jar of it and gave it to me.
Well, when I looked at it, it was for Normal to Dry skin. I thought, "Damn, my skin is oily!?" But when I saw the second ingredient in the ingredients list was Vitamin B3, I decided to try it anyway.
3 days later I was blown away....just AMAZED! It seemed like the cream was actually ALSO helping my breakouts? My skin was slowly, very slowly, evening out. And it was clearer. It wasn't miracle in a weekend clear--but I could definitely see a difference. I immediately started to research this product and learned that B3 can help break out prone skin because it nourishes and thickens it a bit.
So I kept at it. Sometimes I do take 2 days off, but I keep at it. I also layer my otc topical acne medication(De La Cruz sulfur ointment) with this cream. IN ADDITION TO THIS, I have ALSO started using Ponds Rejuveness under my eyes and around the areas the sulfur dries out. WOW! I took a look at my face this evening and I am amazed. I can't believe in a little over a month my skin has got so much better!!!! I will definitely keep using this cream, they have a user for life with me!
***side note**
I think this cream CAN be drying. After about 2 wks I decided I would start using it on my neck. It gave me a weird rash on my neck for about a week. I stopped using it and my neck is ok again, no rash. The cream also has what some may think Is a heavy floral scent. I am not bothered by it, I rather like scented products so it doesn't matter to me, scented or unscented, as long as it does the job. Another thing people may not be to keen on is the product is in a tub. Again, not something that I really care about, I just wash and sanitize My hands well before sticking my fingers into the tub. So again, not a big deal to me. <-----those could be some "cons" in other people's eyes....just mentioning these issues to be fair even tho these issues are not a big deal to me nor Will it affect my opinion of the product itself.
I would advise people with sensitive, or maybe dry skin to perhaps try this out maybe on an area of your face by your jaw or somewhere just to see if it makes your skin drier before putting it all over just because for some reason I feel maybe there is too much B3(??), something gave me a reaction on my neck BUT my face is just fine. I have no problems there and I will definitely continue using because I feel it is helping my breakouts a great deal.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

been using this for a week, and have had fantastic results! dark marks from acne gone and overall skin tone is even and glowing. I use it twice daily after exfoliating. I have combo acne prone skin and this does not clog my pores at all, in fact my pores seem smaller. I am definitely repurchasing. I don't see why this doesn't have a higher rating. the jar sucks but I will put up with it for such a great product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

After using almost an entire jar of this, I am not impressed. I do like the way that this isn't heavy on my skin, and instead feels light and nourishing. The fragrance is ok, but I would prefer fragrance free.

But this has done nothing for my skin. I have huge, persistent dark spots in three areas on my face, and they have not been affected at all. I know that my dark spots react very well to hydraquinone, but I wanted to try a niacinamide-based cream to see if it was just as effective. No. No fading, no evening of skin tone, no reduced redness. No breakouts (which is a plus) but no benefits either.

I have dry skin on my cheeks, undereye area and forehead, and very oily nose and chin. I bought the cream for dry skin as all my dark spots are in the dry areas.

I will use up the remainder of the jar on my chest and neck, but I won't repurchase.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this a week so far - a thin layer in the evening 30 minutes after AHA/BHA toner and leave it on for 30 minutes before applying oil and moisturiser. It's not quite a moisturiser on it's own - it's quite drying, but fine under other products at night. I'm very clog prone and acne prone and it's had no bad effects.
So far I am very impressed, my skin tone looks more even, my acne scars and age spot is fading. I've even been applying it twice a day to some previously dark scars on my arm and they're noticibly paler. It says on the tub that it takes 2 weeks for skin tone to even out and 4 weeks to reduce age spots, but I can see it working already. Very impressed, I'll be hoping more friends will be visiting the USA when I need another tub!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was going to buy Cerave PM but since the reviews were mixed because of the niacinamide I decided to try a mini jar of this to see how my skin handled that active.
I am freaking impressed. Ever since I started using this, my skin has been more even. Redness included. I had been using a light coverage foundation every day but once I started using this I just started wearing concealer and powder over my spf.
I don't have a lot of problems to fix but this is a very decent night cream, especially for the price. Pick up a travel size container for less than $2. If nothing else, just try it on your chest and hands.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For those who have used thus product and have seen no to minor results, it is best that you are well exfoliated when using this product in order for it to penetrate deeply and work effectively. i used this to even my skin and get rid of dark spots from breakouts that i shamefully picked at. tsk tsk. however, I've been using this ponds for about three to four weeks and so far so good. Prior to using it i had been exfoliationg with an AHA soap that gets rid of dead skin, and removes dark spots over time, but using the ponds has given me a great boost and has overall improved the tone my skin. I love thia product and will continue use until i have prefectly even skin.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought this to use on my chest and arms/hands as I have quite a few freckles there. I have noticed a difference after a week of use as they have faded a bit; not completely. It also seems like the lines on my neck have faded slightly too. It is moisturizing without being greasy. I did use on my face a couple times but I am pretty sure this cream was the reason why my healed old nose piercing became inflamed and infected all of a sudden. It was used just around it. I stopped use and my piercing is fine again. I won't use on my face again and wouldn't recommend for those with sensitive skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I am a teenager of color with dry skin. I bought this product in hopes of clearing toning out my skin and giving off that "glow". However, after using after 1 1/2 months i seen no results. I usually wash with Raw African Black soap and on occasion have pimples here and there, but after this product I have had a major breakout and dark spots have yet to clear.

However, the price was fair and I enjoyed the scent. The product easily smoothed into my skin and didn't leave my face oily.

Overall, I have stopped using this product and wouldn't buy another.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Meh, skip this. Total waste of time. This doesn't fade anything nor does it do like it promises. I saw no difference with this product after using it for 2 months.

Itís also overpriced for what it did do, and that was just moisturize. Itís a fairly heavily scented face cream so beware.

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I used this for a week and by the 3rd or 4th day I started slowly breaking out into red bumps. I stopped use shortly after, and my skin is clearing up. I generally do not have sensitive skin or break out from using products, whether they are unscented or scented, but something in this product did not agree with my skin. My skin is generally already even-toned and I tried this product in hopes of just getting a nice "glow" like I did with Olay Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (see my review for that also).

However, I loved the fresh floral fragrance and did not find it too strong. The scent faded over a few hours. The texture of the cream is very light and it absorbed into my skin well. There was no residue leftover from rubbing into the skin. The price was just right at $9-$10 for a 7 oz. jar. I prefer jars over tubes, so the packaging was a plus. I was disappointed that this cream didn't work out for me, since I liked aspects of it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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