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Friday, April 26, 2013

Beauty Review - Ponds Flawless Radiance BB Cream (Chocolate)

THIS IS A SPONSORED PRODUCT REVIEW What does this mean? A cosmetics company has sent or given Good Hair Diaries products to do a HONEST review on. I have not been paid to write this review!


Ponds Flawless Radiance BB Cream (Chocolate)

Product Ingredients

*Ingredients are not listed on website as of yet *

Product Description

A light, non-oily, multi-benefit cream. Experience instant, natural coverage that is specifically designed to match your African skin tone, whilst our GenActivTM COVER formula evens skin tone and reduces dark marks from within.

Key Benefits:
  • Instant natural coverage 
  • Non-pore clogging
  • Light, non-oily texture
  • Reduces dark marks
  • Evens skin tone
  • Protects from UVA and UVB rays (SPF30++)

Product Directions

Use every morning. Smooth cream over entire face and gently spread it in until the colour blends well with your natural skin tone. Retouch as needed throughout the day. For best results use as part of the PONDS FLAWLESS RADIANCE skincare regime.

My Review

Let me start by saying that I have acne scarring ( thank you adult acne!), hyperpigmentation and a bit of eczema. I'm not looking for perfection when it comes to my skin, I'm just looking for something that I can throw on when I go grocery shopping.


  • It has an spf of 30! No more freaking out because you forgot to put an spf before starting your make-up.
  • I LOVE that this product isn't greasy on my skin. The silicone base makes it a great primer on my skin.
  • It does even my skin tone slightly, but it doesn't look like I'm wearing make-up
  • It doesn't break my skin out!
  • It has a lovely light scent that isn't annoying like some other BB Creams I've tried
  • It doesn't make my skin ashy! Thank you sweet brown baby Jesus!


  • I fear that 25ml isn't enough for me. I love this product and I would like to use it everyday, but I fear that I could run through a 25ml bottle very quickly.

If I could I would...

 Make a bigger bottle of course! That's really about it.

Overall I really like this product, and I am definitely going to add it into my make-up regime. This product also comes in the colour beige for fairer skin tones. The product will be retailing for around R80 at select Clicks tores starting in the month of May. Get excited South Africa!

Rating: 4 1/2 brushes out of 5


  1. Great review & pretty impressive results!

    1. Thanks, Wisaal! The product does what it says. I'll keep it in my rotation for sure!

  2. What i don't understand is that 'chocolate' will go with all our different brown skin tones?

    1. Apparently the science behind the product (which I haven't grasped enough to explain) is pretty awesome that way. They tested the product in front of me on a woman that was at least 3 shades darker than me and it worked. The pigments are amazing!

  3. Just put it on my beauty shopping list!!