Ponds Super Light Gel Review

Last updated on 19 September, 2023

If you have been reading my blog lately you might know I have reduced the amount of oil based products in my routine. My skincare game changed drastically when I made a decision of ditching oil based products. Coming back to the Pond’s Super Light Gel Moisturiser, I picked this up after checking the ingredients on the Skincarisma website. Let us check Ponds Super Light Gel Review

Ponds Super Light Gel Review

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer Review

Brand Claims of Ponds Super light Gel Moisturizer

Looking for 24 hours of moisturization for your skin? Look no further! The all new Pond’s Super Light Gel – your go-to moisturizer for all seasons. 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!

Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer ingredients

Ponds Super Light Gel texture

Ponds Super Light Gel Moisturizer Ingredients

Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurat, Niacinamide, Linoleámidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Perfume, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aqua, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 42090

Price and Shelf life

149 INR for 73 gms and 299 INR for 147 gms. Shelf life is 4 years from date of manufacturing.

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The product is packed in a blue, plastic flat tub. This is super travel friendly and absolutely doesn’t leak. The tub had a silver foil the first time you open it and needs to be removed. The texture of the Ponds Superlight Gel is watery gel which doesn’t slip as such but has bouncy consistency. It gets absorbed into my oily skin super fast without any oily or greasy feeling. The product has a little artificial fragrance which am absolutely not good at describing. The fragrance doesn’t last long and is absolutely non lingering. Sensitive skin types might have to skip this product due to artificial fragrance.

My experience with Ponds Super Light Gel

The moisturiser is super light weight and spreads easily across the face without any hassle. Now if you have used any gel based product you might have experienced how some gels just slip from your fingers when you try applying them. The Pond’s oil free gel neither leave any sticky residue behind nor gives any heavy feel after applying in excess. If applied in excess the my face sweats a lot so I tend to apply in less quantity while using it beneath a sunscreen.

HA ingredients to look for in any skincare product are as hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium acetylated hyaluronate and/or sodium hyaluronate. Pond’s Super Light Gel contains both hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (which works on surface level) and sodium hyaluronate (which works on deeper level).

The product gives instantly smooth feel to the skin while moisturising it. It doesn’t plump up the skin like other aloe gels. The product has silicone (Dimethicone) in it. Dimethicone works as a film that prevents the loss of water through the skin, thus keeping the skin moisturised. This is very important for the a Hyaluronic Acid based product. It also works as an emollient, filling the spaces between cracks in the skin.


  1. Contains the goodness of Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and glycerine
  2. Oil free, paraben free moisturizer
  3. Super light texture which absorbs faster than regular moisturisers
  4. Lightweight formula without any sticky, oily or greasy feeling
  5. Spreads easily on skin making it easy to apply
  6. Super affordable price
  7. Requires a pea sized amount per application so the product lasts longer
  8. Value for money product
  9. Does not cause clogged pores or acne to my oily skin
  10. Travel friendly packaging
  11. Offline as well as online availability


  1. Pond’s is not a cruelty free brand
  2. Not fungal acne safe (contains Stearic Acid)
  3. Sweats a lot if applied in excess, so due care is to be taken while applying beneath a sunscreen
  4. Does not suit all skin types as claimed by the brand
  5. Contains fragrance so may not be suitable for sensitive skin types
  6. Does not provide 24-hour moisturization as claimed by the brand

Ponds Super Light Gel Review

The light weight gel texture of the product and the way it works my oily skin is very nice. The price point of the product makes it a winner along with commendable ingredients as well as performance. The product lasts long as only a pea sized amount is needed for each use. I would however suggest this moisturiser only for combination and oily skin types. Dry skin and normal skin will need an extra layer of moisturiser. Ponds Superlight Gel is the best and affordable Hyaluronic Acid based, oil free, paraben free moisturiser available for oily skin in India. I so wish Pond’s goes cruelty free and stops testing it’s products on animals.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ponds Superlight Gel

Is the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer really oil free?

Yes it is a total oil free formulation.

Is Pond’s Super Light Gel moisturiser a dupe of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel?

Pond’s Superlight Gel contains ingredients like Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid which are not present in Hydro Boost Water Gel. Plus the price tag of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is almost 6x the price of Pond’s Superlight Gel. So it is up to you to decide whether you want to pick up Neutrogena or Pond’s Super Light Gel.


About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.