Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ Review

by Niharika on November 30, 2010 · 42 comments

Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 PA++ Review

This my debut on IMBB & I am super excited to post this article. πŸ˜€Β  Before I go on with my review, I would like to Thank Rati, Sanjeev & all the members of IMBB for this wonderful blog! Thumbs up IMBB has got me hooked on to it, & has opened me upto the beautiful world of make-up!

I have never been a make-up person, in fact I was not even bothered about how good or bad I look until now!(It run’s in the family! :P) But now after being bitten by the IMBB bug I am eager to try more products & review them too. So here it is…

2 weeks back mom & I visited a Health&Glow store because mom was looking for some anti-aging solutions. The pushy SA’s were persuading us to buy something from the Pond’s Gold radiance range. I was least bit interested as i am especially skeptical of those products that are promoted by the SAs, as i feel that the product is not good enough to speak for itself!

Pond's Gold Radiance

Pond's Gold Radiance

Negligently I tried the patch test, the SA claimed that the Pond’s cream contained real gold particles which penetrate the skin & reduce the signs of aging. They also protect the skin from external damage.[I wondered how much gold was present in the product, considering that gold prices have sky rocketed! :sarcasm: ]

She applied a little cream on my hand & blended it. The Pond’s cream spread & blended well, I could see that my hand had a mild shimmer, on closer inspection i could see the gold particles. I just fell for this. I thought the shimmer would add to the glow & the face would appear brighter. After much thought we picked it up!

The Product: Pond’s Gold Radiance youthful glow day cream SPF 15 PA++ with real gold microparticles

Cost: Rs 499/-


Packaging: Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream comes in an easy to use pump.

Appearance:It is off-white in colour due to the presence of gold dust.

Product’s claim: Recapture the radiance of your youth with this luxurious day cream, infused with real gold micro particles. Clinically proven to lift away dullness & reveal your skin’s youthful radiance. Provides SPF 15 & PA++ to protect the skin against UVA & UVB rays. With regular use, your fine lines, wrinkles & age spots will fade from sight as luminosity is reinvigorated. Skin feels revitalized & more alive every day.


Dermatologist Tested.

Other Products in this Range:Precious Youth Serum, Youth Reviving Eye-cream, Youthful Night Repair, Radiance Boosting Cleansing Mousse, Radiance Revealed Facial Foam.

My experience: The first time I applied the Pond’s cream, it felt greasy.(I always felt i had combination skin because it is usually oily on the T-zone & mostly have break outs on that area, but the dermatologist said it’s normal-dry, so i’m confused πŸ˜• . Yet i assume I have combination skin). It left a shine on my cheeks(not due to the glitter of the gold dust, but an oily shine). The glitter is not very visible, they can be seen only on when you look closely.It had imparted a very tanned or bronzed look to my face. After a while when I looked into the mirror, My face had turned grey & it appeared as though i had dunked my face into a can of oil. I just had to wash my face then, but once i washed my face, my skin was glowing! 😯 .

My mom too had a similar experience. When she applied it for the first time, her face too turned oily (she has absolutely normal skin). In fact, her friends also asked her why she hadn’t washed her face!Sad smile. That was more than enough for us to dump the cream! but again, when she washed her face…voila! she was glowing! Her skin seemed bright & soft!

Looking at that I thought of giving Pond’s cream another shot! The second time, I applied in the evening & it worked very well! My face looked bright with a mild shimmer. There was absolutely no greasiness & my skin didn’t appear tanned. I was very happy with the result. I thought maybe, the first time it just went wrong. But the horror repeated the next morning. So I concluded that I would use it only in the evenings henceforth. It makes me feel this cream would work better as a gold face mask. The cream also provides some coverage, but not sufficiently. It can be used as base for make-up.

Pond's gold radiance cream

Pond's gold radiance cream

cream blended into the skin

cream blended into the skin


  • The Packaging is very good.It comes in an easy to use pump.
  • It’s easy to carry around. Travel friendly.
  • Works well in the evenings.
  • Can be used as a base for make-up.
  • Has broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 PA++
  • Has anti-ageing benefits.
  • Didn’t break me out.


  • Expensive for the quantity provided.
  • Gives a tanned look during day time.
  • Becomes greasy during the day.

Will I re-purchase it? No! I have had mixed reactions to this product. I would rather spend my money on trying other products, in my quest to find the best!

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calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Oh Godddddd..Niharika!! I am so happpyyyy you did this review…I was so much lemming for this product..since quite a long time, but didn’t know how have they been faring, especially coz of this being Pond’s luxury range…..Now, I know what to do..I dont want the tanned loook amd I dont want to look like a frying pan (oily skin)..so giving this a miss….Me happy with oriflame as of now!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ..Excellent review!!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:


Niharika December 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

Hey thanks cali, I would love to try some oriflame products. Sorry for the late reply, was away! πŸ™


bhumika November 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

hii..niharika..nice review…. :-))
d radiance line has got mixed reactions…


calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

He he he..what a multi-purpose cream..Use as facewash in morning and then cream at night!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm

er….I mean face pack in day time!! 😐 😐 😐 … πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


Niharika December 1, 2010 at 10:50 am

Face pack is the only option for me to finish it up! wat a waste of my MONEY πŸ˜₯ 500 bucks for a greasy face pack!!!!


Jinal November 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Nice review Niharika…..and welcome to IMBB.

I wonder whether the gold particles get absorbed into the skin :O
The skin cells are so tiny and as u said the particles are visible….so how could they penetrate and work into the skin cells….phwew me confused ?:-) ?:-)

Neways…..is that Konad Nail Art you using??
I also have this similar butterfly plate…. πŸ™‚
looks so pretty on your nails :-* :-* :-* :-*


Niharika December 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Thank’s for the warm welcome Jinal.


Niharika December 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I’m not sure about the nail art! ?:-)


Giasaysthat November 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I had seen the ad of thsi product yesterday
was thinking of buying it for my mom πŸ˜‰

thanks for the review :yes:


neha November 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

greasssseeeee… :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane:
no can do
thanks niharika


Jomol November 30, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Neha, here I go away from this product :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: :airplane: ….tanks Niharika :-))


sumi November 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Thank you dear You saved my 500 bucks.
timely review.
keep looking for more good reviews like this


Niharika December 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I’m glad i saved your money! :-))


Shyna November 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Oh such a bad experience..i just love the ponds age miracle range…quite bad that thier new range seems not so good. :-((


radhika November 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm

lol…you saved my money tooo… πŸ™‚
i was reeally thinking of buying something from the range but then my mom warned me as ponds age miracle ddint workk for her
also ponds prices go down after a few weeks or months..jus like age miracle has become cheaper than its release price ..so i thot shall try later
neways awesome review! keep going and saving!!! lol! πŸ˜€


Prerna Sharma November 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Hey friends, being a chemistry post graduate i knew that gold is really good for skin as well as health. Science believe that gold atoms diffuses from jewelery into skin (in long term use of gold ornaments) in a very slow rate and helps minimising free radicals.
Eversince i saw ad of gld radience, i ws tempted like bee tempted to honey πŸ˜› but after your review Radhika, i think i shouldn’t hurry u cos i too hv oily skin.
Anyways, nice review n welcome to IMBB, its a small happy family here… :-)) :-))


Prerna Sharma November 30, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Oh so sorry, wrote Radhika’s name instead of Niharika. U know both of you have “ika” ending πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
anyways, thanks Niharika for eye opening review, loue u…


calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

he he he..that reminds me of Komolika now..”Nikkkkaaaaaaaaaaaaa” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›


calicoaster November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

What horrrrrrrrid make-up she used to do!!! :idk: :tremble: :suspense: :dazed: :dazed: :dazed:


Prerna Sharma December 1, 2010 at 9:26 am

:laugh: :laugh: may be she used to steal and put up the makeup ment for her co-stars!! i used to feel as if am watching horror show!!


ramya November 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

thanks for the review niharika…. and i liked ur nail art too πŸ™‚
cali… multipurpose cream :rotfl: :rotfl:


Rentu November 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm

thanks for the review, i was so tempted to spend my 500 bucks over it,


naina November 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm

thanks for the review niharika πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ was so tempted to buy this after seeing the commercial on tv yesterday…

no i wont πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


Sharon November 30, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Gr8 review Niharika.Neva heard of a product that makes face glow when u wash it off πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• Cant be good news tho can it? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
I like the nail art by the way.Maybe u cud do a tute??


Lini December 29, 2010 at 4:18 pm

HI Niharika..

Thanks for the review. i was using ponds flawless range so far and was doing fine. now suddenly all the flawless white day creams have disappeared from the stores and the store people are telling that they have stopped receiving the product.so i thought i would buy gold radiance instead.yesterday i went to the stores to try it out and was not convinced by the gold radiance application on my skin, though i can see the gold-like particles in the cream.and the skin started looking shiny with the gold-like particles very visible to the eye.so i just dumped it and bought olay white radiance instead.


Devjani March 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Hi Niharika

Your review is a complete eye opener to many. I had a very good experience with Ponds age miracle Serum so i thought to try out the Gold radiance day cream ,but it was a total dissapointment..After using it i felt ,as though i looked 4 shades darker.It looked as though i got tanned very badly..Just waiting for the cream to get over…I am using it as night cream as of now and a makeup base.


shanza June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Gold radiance day cream is a big dispointment. it made me complete tanned & i have discarded the lotion. i have stop using nite cream with the fear that it would tanned me more…..


uv August 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Thanks for the review. I have stopped using all creams, but had a temptation to buy this one! Nowadays I just use Lakme peach and plum moisturizer (100 ml costs just 130 and would last at least 2 months because u need just 2 or 3 drops) for the sake of moisturizing alone. I have stopped getting facials done and just use things like honey, egg white, almond oil, (pulankilanghu maavu – I don’t know what they call in English) and curd whenever i get time in the weekends! I think this is damn cheap and works even better than the miracle creams that empties ur purse!


Akanksha September 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

yesterday only i purchased the cream and now i m getting the feeling of throwing it out…………. got the same experience of tanned skin today what a waste of money this product is………..


irudayarani January 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

If there is any side effect from gold radiant day cream & flaeless re-brightening night treatment cream


vijaya June 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Hi All,

I don’t know how you people take it, mine also normal to dry skin tone.
I use both Eye cream and Day cream of Ponds from December to till date.

Yes, it works really good πŸ™‚ many people have given positive feedback to me after they see the changes in my face.
First day i also felt the Greece after applying, but after 3 days its normal. i apply little powder once i apply and leave it for 5 mins before i go out.

so if you realy try out for 1 week you know the result.
Now i surfing to purchase the product for second time πŸ™‚


nalini September 24, 2012 at 5:52 am

hi this is nalini 4rm fiji islands….m using this product at present n i also feel the same…after applying this product in the morning it becomes oily n have to wash it n than we cac see the real glow…wats the secret ?????? will someone tell me what effect it has or is it made to work this way


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