Review: Pond’s Super Light Gel

This oil free gel moisturizer is a super light, non sticky formula to aid in hydrating and soothing effect on the skin. With the key ingredients Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, this product is an incredible, budget friendly option for the combination and oily skin folks looking for hydrating formula without excessive oiliness.

My combination yet mature skin always compels me to go for some featherweight hydrating products. My skin doesn’t feel comfortable with rich moisturizers, especially during summer. If it’s any thick cream, my T-zone feels suffocated, and ends up getting red, painful bumps. This makes me very choosy trying new stuff. I searched for such hydrators on Nykaa and purchased Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer. Let’s check whether it has done its job what the gel moisturizer is meant for.
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Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer:

Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine, this super light moisturizer absorbs faster than regular creams and gives 24-hour hydration for a water-fresh glow! It helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth. Its lightweight formula absorbs into the skin instantly without leaving any sticky feeling, making it ideal for all seasons, even in scorching summers. It’s super lightweight formula spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply. Enjoy it all throughout the year!”


The key ingredients are Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E. When I searched on Nykaa, I found these two only. As arrived, I got the whole list of ingredients at the back of the container. Check them below:
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How to Use:

After cleansing your face and neck properly, take the required amount and apply thoroughly. I use this twice daily, in the morning and at night. Sometimes as a moisturizer, and sometimes as the toner under my SPF/night serum. It’s a gel that feels like water when I apply. That’s why sometimes (read mostly) I skip my toner and pick this up. 
Price: INR 149 for 73gm. You can get a bigger size as well. Buy here.

My Experience:

This is a foggy white gel formula with moderate thickness. In the tub, it looks like a rich cream kinda consistency. As you take in your palm you can feel its watery texture. 
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I use pretty generous amount of the gel, and massage softly on my skin. Since it’s lightweight, Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer soaks into my skin in a matter of seconds. Thus it works as a good base. It doesn’t leave any oily residue. I haven’t even noticed any weird pilling and SPF or night cream layers well enough on the top. If your skin is excessively oily, it’s suggested to apply just pea sized amount to avoid sweating. 

The gel is housed in a light blue plastic tub container. The screw lid has a plastic lid underneath to prevent the spillage. Quite a handy packaging that’s travel friendly. The brand has provided the full ingredients list at the bottom part of the tub. I know you might have found this packaging unhygienic as opposed to a bottle container. To be honest I don’t mind this though. Whenever I use any product, I always wash my hands thoroughly. But, if you are in bottles, you’re not going to love this packaging.
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The light moisturizer has a mild floral scent with a slight hint of aloe vera. It’s quite similar to that of The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel. The fragrance is mild and doesn’t irritate my sensitive nose. I don’t experience any allergic reaction to the fragrance.
For my combination and mature skin it’s quite a good deal. I am sure that it’s just that good for every skin type. Even if you have dry skin, you can also use the moisturizer. Besides, I suggest you not to use as stand alone moisturizer for getting the proper hydration. 
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The formula leaves my skin feeling fresh and less weighed when I compare with a rich moisturizer. It goes on really smooth and soft and helps my face feel hydrated, clear and radiant. The bonus benefit is that it doesn’t clog pores as it absorbs fast. For this reason, Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer is perfect for the warmer months and also for us who live in hot and humid climate almost all year-round.
You may not see any instant glow on your face. Trust me, if you use it religiously, you can notice an amazing improvement in your complexion. I have acne prone T-zone. I haven’t noticed any breakouts or red bumps there, especially around nose area. 
Overall I’m not having any negative thoughts about this product. This gel moisturizer offers quite a good nourishment if you combine with a face oil or a moisturizer containing skin enhancing ingredients.

Thanks for reading.
Shreemayee Chattopadhyay.


  1. Skincare Villa

    June 19, 2020 at 8:53 am

    I like this product, but would have loved without Dimethicone!

  2. Millennialsscribbler

    June 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    I have been meaning to try this brand though very cheap, since I'm trying minimalistic approach

  3. Makeup N Me

    June 20, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    This is one of my favorite Moisturiser. It really works good for my oily skin.

  4. Sandy N Vyjay

    June 21, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Have always had a fondness for Ponds products, this gel too sounds really nice, I too do not like moisturizers which are rich in oil, hence this super light gel would be something I would like.

  5. Tess

    June 21, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Wow ..this one from ponds looks like a super product.. Love how light it looks… And the packaging looks awesome..

  6. Mrinal

    June 21, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I didn't know about this gel moisturizer by ponds! Wow! This looks good… I will try it!

  7. bushra

    June 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    I love using ponds products. Looking for good moisturiser for my oily skin specially in summers. This looks great in hydrating the skin

  8. Papri Ganguly

    June 21, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    I eat eyeing this gel moisturizer for long. Heard lots of good reviews on this product. Will buy it next.

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