Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex | Beauty Review

March 11, 2013


I was sent the 3 step range from the latest Pond’s skincare range, their Perfect Colour Complex Naturals range. The range contains Green Tree extract which apparently prevents excess melanin formation. This helps keep darker skins more toned looking.  I’m a huge uneven skin-tone sufferer so I’m always looking for products to help even that out. This range is for ‘all skin shades’ so I assume it’s not whitening, just toning. The range contains a mildy exfoliating facial foam, a toner and a day cream. Pond’s claims that this range is the ‘gentle and effective solution to even toned skin’.

The Gentle Exfoliating Facial Foam

I swatched it below, it is a very heavy foaming facial wash with little green beads in the foam. While washing my face I can’t feel the beads so I can’t say this is exfoliating but it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I also love the scent of the wash. it left my face feeling clean and smooth. I loved that it didn’t try my skin out as well. I’m not very used to foaming cleansers anymore but this one was gentle enough.

pond's perfect colour complex review

pond's perfect colour complex review

The Toning Lotion

This is my favourite product from the range. Because of my obsession with asian products I’m used to using a toner being called ‘toning lotion’. It contains some green tea extract and I spotted castor oil in the ingredient list. It was also nice to see Green Tea extract close to the top of the ingredient list instead of at the bottom. Apart from toning, toners help bring your skin back to a normal PH after washing while tightening pores. This toner feels gentle on my skin and doesn’t dry it out at all. I definitely don’t get that strong alcohol smell that some toners have which is a huge plus.

pond's perfect colour complex review

The Day cream

The day cream leaves my skin matte without drying it out. It does also contain Pronutrients and Green Tea extract. It also has quite a pleasant smell.

One a whole I love this range. It’s not harsh on my sensitive skin and didn’t dry it out. I never once felt like my skin was pushed past it’s limits. I do think it’s a great daily-use range especially if you have sensitive or dry skin. Even though this is an exfoliating foam, I do think it isn’t strong enough to do any rough work, which is both good and bad. This gentle range leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean (who wouldn’t want that!).

pond's perfect colour complex review

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  • Reply Wisaal March 12, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Love the blog’s new look! Cleaner & neater – not that I thought it was cluttered before….

    • Reply zaamissbowtie March 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

      thanks lady 🙂 Haha! I felt it was so cluttered before ;/

  • Reply Madeleine Demguia August 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    ce produit a changé ma vie. j’ai achetée en afrique du sud. dite moi ou trouver en a paris

  • Reply Potlako June 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now but i see no difference, problems with dark spots and what looks like acne :'(

    • Reply zaamissbowtie June 10, 2014 at 8:31 am

      I’m sorry you haven’t seen a difference. I have been able to lighten some of my marks drastically with a log term use of good products, masks and exoliation. I find that my skin looks much brighter and smoother if I use a cinnamon and honey mask often 🙂

      • Reply Potlako June 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

        I should try using mask as well, how often do you mask your face?

        • Reply zaamissbowtie June 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

          Every second day when I feel my skin is bad but I try to use a mask at least once a week every week.

      • Reply Lungile March 28, 2015 at 12:16 am

        I use white sugar with cinnamon and lemon to mask it works amazing,i have also used cinnamon and honey it also the best.Go to google and wring the benefit of sugar on skin it will give the answer you need on what it do for skin,it has help me i no longer have pimples in my face.

  • Reply Lungile March 28, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I love this Pond’s perfect colour complex,it has help me with my dark mars it has lighten my face,some dark marks are gone my face look amazing.I have seen the difference.The problem now is that i can no longer find it at clicks,it been two weeks now i can not find the toning lotion even the cream were out of stock in 3 clicks in pretoria in town.Please help i don’t want to change this pond’s now.It has made a difference in my life,even pimples are no long taking control of my face.I love my face now.

    • Reply Zaza November 14, 2015 at 7:46 am

      Hi Lungile. Which pond’s did you use the green one or pink one?

  • Reply thabang July 21, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I would to know why is the green tea ponds are out stock because, I have been looking for it for months especially the toner please I need a reply my skin is getting try .

  • Reply king July 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Hi, I just bought ponds perfect colour complex with code I don’t understand: 1212 3kfb 0113, where is the production date here or the expiry date?

  • Reply Thabo May 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    is it just me orthis products are harder to fine? we do not have them anymore in Lesotho, and South Africa isn’t any better.

  • Reply Mr. Ntshabele Itu November 6, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Why did ponds discontinue these products or am I wrong? It’s been a year now and I can’t find any product good as these ones. It’s so frustrating

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