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The Battle of the Best ( Pond’s vs Olay)

This post was originally inspired by my monthly favorites which I kind of skipped ( only for this month) due to a few product consumption. Anyways, these brands were supposed to be included on that post until I thought of documenting my comparison. I know Filipinas would definitely agree with me that at one point in their life they had used these or maybe still until now. I know how much we are such penchants for anything that whitens. So let’s get started on choosing between Pond’s White Beauty Non Oily Day Cream and Olay Natural White All In One Fairness Day Cream.

The first thing that we’ll do whenever we see something new that we would like to try is to read or search about it’s claims. Could it answer our concerns if we have one. So for the obvious we all know our main reason. There are a lot of choices actually in the market but these two are the tried and tested. 

Starting off with Olay. It’s claims were the following.

  • Lightens skin tone
  • *Reduce appearance of dark spots,
  • Evens skin tone
  • Hydrate and 
  • Protect skin from harmful UV rays to give you a fairness that glows.

I’m just not sure of the asterisk for the ..reduce dark spot. If it’s to highlight that specific claim? Olay is what you call an all-in-one product that includes a Moisturizer, Fairness Cream and Dark Spot Remover in one. Not to mention the UV protection. So if you happend to look for these qualities on a Day Cream, this is a check.

Next would be Pond’s which is available in the market in three variants. Since mine is susceptible to breakouts so I opted for the Korean Ginseng + Saffron which is for Acne-Prone Skin. Written on the label are the following claims.

  • Translucent Pinkish White Glow
  • Fade Pimple Marks
  • Spot-less* ( in bold text)
  • Non Oily Day Cream
  • Detox (also in bold text)
  • With Korean Ginseng+ Saffron+ Spot-less Complex

The list is really overwhelming I should say. Not only that, written on the back are as follows.

  • Best fairness in just 7 days**!
  • Clinically proven results on Asian skin
  • Purify skin layer by layer
  • Lighten dark spots
  • Helps prevent future breakouts
  • Unique light moisturizing cream with a powder finish for a translucent rosy white glow

Don’t ask me why this product got me. I mean who wouldn’t. If you promise me a Korean skin. Push! 

An advisory also is included stating not to stay long in the sun  and stay away from direct sunlight which for me is very helpful. I guess whenever or if ever we’ll have such results such as mentioned above, a little pat of reminder from time to time is needed. People tend to get overwhelmed sometimes. 

Although Pond’s has the pinkish glow claim, it was Olay who has a pinkish tint in it’s formulation

I’ve started using Pond’s actually because efficiently wise, it’s true when they said results will be achieved in just 7 days. Take note of that if you want a faster progression girls. I would also want to emphasize that I have oily skin. I have used it for three weeks, enough I believe for me to notice of the results. 

Having oily skin, I very much chose matte finishes due to the uncontrollable oil buildup it might later cause. In this case although matte it is, I’m not sold to the formulation. It’s easy to blend but I find a little tugging after awhile. I feel that on some areas of my skin dryness and a little flaking is emphasized. Some wee lines around the mouth area is also evident. I have a some Pimple marks on the left side of my cheek and I don’t see any changes in the color. After two weeks I stopped for a week, I noticed some breakouts which really happens whenever I discontinue using Pond’s products. Also just so you know, I used Pond’s Acne Control facial wash with this. 

Formulation

Going on with my Olay experience. For starters, though the formulation is non-greasy it’s not matte. So better be warned. But to be honest I find myself more comfortable using this because I love the dewy effect it gives. My skin looks more radiant on top of being fair which I most prefer. I’m still on my second week but aside from the radiance, my face is already fair enough with all due credit to Pond’s. I’m still nursing the pimples left behind but most are now on it’s healing stage.

Matte ( Pond’s) vs Dewy (Olay) Finish

If I were to chose between the two I’ll chose Olay. I’m more on a healthy glow which Pond’s failed to give. But fairness wise, I praise Pond’s for giving the fastest whitening results. Price wise Olay is available at 7.5g for only Php 18. While Pond’s has 3 sizes which is more convenient. Their 6g costs Php 10.

As the saying goes to each is own. Go for what will suit your needs/concern best. Ending my comparison here, I hoped that you were able to take some notes on choosing your brand and that always remember not to go with the fad. Know your skin concern first and if it was properly addressed with the brand you chose. Don’t go with the fad. What works for them might not work for you. 

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Blogging is the new and empowered movement that creates a major influence to the intelligent society of today. I let myself be the channel of my beloved homeland and share to the world that beauty doesn't divide but unites. In this blog, I will be sharing some wonderful finds that are new to our market and other neighboring countries in Asia. As well as my love for a very particular one which are lipsticks. I would also want YOU my readers to join ME as I go find quality products that wouldn't put a hole in our pockets. So, sit back and enjoy as I do the WORK.

4 thoughts on “The Battle of the Best ( Pond’s vs Olay)

  1. When I was in highschool, I used Ponds since it was affordable, but i noticed it didn’t moisturize well, it stll made my face dry and I had pimples all over my face.

    Olay suits my skin really well. I love it and I have been using it for quite some time now,

    This is nice read!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! We have the same experience about Pond’s. I was wondering if girls get torn also with the countries leading whitening cream so I took account and express my experience.:) Glad that you liked it.

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      1. Their facial wash also leaves my skin dry, i am not sure why.. Well, Ponds is very great at their marketing- using the right endorsers. That’s just it..People need to be exposed more to new products and be open minded with it.

        What I love this post is that you are showing and giving fair feedback to both- Olay and Ponds.. And Ugh… I dig you make-up kits, by the way!!!! hahaha

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      2. Hehe. Thank you. I’m still a newbie in this department in compared to others so I appreciate it very much when I get compliments. I took inspiration on them.
        Oh, my makeup kit is just for starters. I really don’t own much, so I called mine that way. Lol!

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