Pond’s Oil Control Talc Review
Ponds Oil Control Talc – Orange Peel Extract & Sun Protection TPI-60
I always choose powders for their fragrance. And I don’t use them on my face anyway, so it doesn’t matter whether it helps with oil control or not. I bought this because it smelled very orangey at the store, almost like some sort of orange candy. :happydance:
Now that it is the monsoons, it is much cooler than usual, and I don’t sweat much. So, a week ago, I decided to use only the powder on my underarms, because I was in a super-hurry. I just smooshed it on there and went out for about five hours.
Believe it or not, I didn’t smell at all when I got back home! Also, my underarms smelled great even after going out for that long. That’s right, this works like a deodorant!!!
I was as surprised as you are. Who would have thought that an ordinary powder would act so well?! Of course it probably won’t work in the summer months, because you will sweat a lot more in the summer. And this may not work on everybody; it will differ from person to person. Also, you need to actually cake it on there, and not just a light dusting, if you want it to act as a deodorant.
If you do smell a lot without deo, this may not work for you as a deo.
However, it did make my facial skin very dry when I tried it out to see if it really lives up to its claim. I use it as a body talc, but it doesn’t really dry out my body. I don’t know how this works, really! :/
And even if you do try this but it doesn’t work for you, it isn’t a huge loss, as it is inexpensive. :haanji:
Ordinary turning cap. It used to get stuck initially, but now it works perfect. If I remember correct, it also had some kind of locking mechanism when I initially bought it, to ensure you do not buy any contaminated product. The below picture shows a top view of the cap.
Talc (hydrated magnesium silicate), calcium carbonate, silica, tridecyl salicylate, fragrance (contains orange peel extract), zinc oxide, polyacrylate, polyalcohol copolymer, niacinamide (vitamin B3), phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, salicylic acid, octyl salicylate, dipropylene glycol, ascorbic acid, Q77492, Q77491
Rs. 39 for 100 gm.
Usage Instructions on the Bottle:
Use every day, before going out in the sun to keep your natural glow intact
Pretty regular. It doesn’t have any big particles to scratch skin, but is not annoyingly fine either.
The first picture shows it in my palm.
The second picture shows it spread about in my palm.
• Easy cap (turns to reveal the openings).
• Smells wonderful!
• Good consistency (will not leave minor scratches on skin, yet not as fine as cornflour).
• Works as a deo for me in the cooler months, very well!
• Tiny bottle can be carried around.
• Lives up to its claims of oil control.
• Turning cap used to get stuck initially (but not anymore)
• Unless you use a very thin layer on your face, this will leave a whitish cast
• Contains four kinds of parabens :((
This is a pretty good talc. Also good for using as a powder base for makeup (eg. On oily lids etc.) Lovely if you like orange scented products! :toothygrin:
It also claims sun protection, but as I am in no way any kind of expert on the matter, I have resisted touching upon that aspect.
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