Which one is better – Garnier BB cream or Ponds BB Cream

This morning I again got a reminder from Indiblogger to write a review about the new Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector. Yes, I had ordered for a sample. Not because I want to meet brand ambassador Deepika Padukone (Grand prize) or want electronic goodies like Moto G phone or Apple Ipod nano but because I really wanted to put it against my current favourite Ponds White Beauty BB cream.

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Garnier BB cream claims that it brightens, smoothens and moisturizes your skin. Garnier BB cream is an all in one daily moisturiser that instantly beautifies your skin and spreads evenly for a flawless finish. Its light-weight and comfortable texture blends perfectly into the skin. It also has Vitamin C derivative which has antioxidant properties and Almond extract to give perfect moisturization. It has SPF 24 to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Sounds really like a deal. Priced at Rs 199 for a 40g tube.

Ponds White Beauty All in One BB Cream claims to have sophisticated skin lightening GenWhite Cover Formula and SPF 30 PA++ advanced sunscreen protection. Clinically proven to lighten skin tone and reduce dark spots, GenWhite Formula is enriched with a powerful mix of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Allantoin which improves the skin. It also helps to lighten the skin. Though, I personally do not like the fact that they are propagating that lighter skin is beautiful. It is priced at Rs. 299 for a 50g tube.

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So we see that both the creams are powerful concoctions of vitamins and minerals which are going to improve our skin condition and also provide instant glow. So how do we know which is the best product for us?

I decided to do a swatch test and a product comparison for you all.


If you see, both the creams are beige in color. They both come in single shade which is ideal for Indian skin tone. Though Ponds BB cream is more towards natural skin colour than Garnier BB cream.

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The consistency of Garnier BB cream is watery, runny whereas Ponds BB cream has a creamy, cohesive texture. Ponds has a better staying power than Garnier and gives better coverage on the skin hiding minor blemishes, brown spots and fine lines. Though, Garnier BB cream felt much moisturizing as it was quickly absorbed into the skin.

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Ponds BB Cream gives a natural looking coverage whereas Garnier BB cream gives sheer coverage. Look at the swatches carefully.

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Under eye, dark circle coverage test

Ponds BB cream gives much better coverage for dark circles than Garnier BB cream. Have applied no other makeup to the eyes for a clear result.

So what did I conclude?

It is rather difficult to comment on the  skin condition or changes in the skin texture over a period of time as I haven’t used Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for very long. But if they have used Almond extracts which has excellent moisturizing properties and Vitamin C derivatives which revitalises the skin then in the long run Garnier BB Cream should make the skin better. Having said that Ponds White Beauty also infuses Vitamin E, B3 and Allantoin which has skin conditioning properties. Therefore, both the BB creams will help your skin to regenerate.

Garnier BB Cream has SPF 24 whereas Ponds BB Cream has SPF 30 ++ which isn’t much different.

Price of Garnier BB Cream for 40g tube is Rs 199 and price of Ponds BB cream for 50g tube is Rs 299. Again not much of a difference. Ponds is compensating with more quantity for a higher price.

Coverage for Garnier BB cream is less than Ponds BB Cream. Garnier BB cream acts more like a tinted moisturizer. It is ideal for those who have near about flawless skin and do not need much coverage. Ponds BB Cream isn’t cakey but is smooth and fairly easy to apply. So is Garnier BB cream.

Do these BB creams help to skip the regular foundation and concealer regimen? Ponds BB cream is definitely a better option if you want to skip foundation and concealer especially for day time makeup. Garnier BB Cream is good if you just want a sheer coverage and moisturizing.

Hope this is helpful? Do leave a comment below.

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Parimita Chakravorty is an author, blogger, features writer and a communications specialist. She has written for various popular magazines and websites related to beauty, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle, including HAIR India, Femina.in, BeBeautiful.in, Hello, etc. She has also contributed to various youth blogs and magazines. Her book ‘Look Stunning At Any Size’ has been well appreciated and received by the readers. Currently, she is part of India’s leading IT brand and takes care of their internal communications. Parimita is also working towards bringing awareness about Endometriosis in India; a silent epidemic which is consuming a lot of lives. She manages a page ‘Endometriosis India Files’ where patients discuss their condition and diagnosis.
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  1. I hv a sensitive skin.. Will it b suitable for me to use ponds Bob cream?does it feel heavy on skin?

    • Hi Piyali, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin but gives good coverage. I can’t comment if it will be suitable for a sensitive skin as many ingredients trigger skin problems. I suggest you buy the smallest pack and try on a skin patch near your temple. If it doesn’t suit then you can always discontinue and gift it to a friend.

  2. I hv dark spots on my skin so which BB Cream is suitabl for me…??

  3. I am a regular college going girl.i hv oily skin.i want to look fair and gentle skin,which stays whole day.which cream will be good for me?i am not intrusted in wearing much makeup, so give me suggestion for light makeup which takes less time.

  4. My hands, feet and neck have dark colour in compare to my face.now i have joined my college and i want to looking fair.what should i do?give me the suggestion for daily makeup for going college.

    • Dear Priya, why are you posting questions with three different names? Anyway, your hand, feet and neck can look darker than your face if it is hereditary, or your have hormonal disbalance or you don’t take proper care of your skin. Try regular scrub and moisturizing. Apply tomato juice which is said to have bleaching properties else consult a skin specialist.

  5. I am 21 year old girl.i am a college going girl.i have oily skin.i want to know that what type of skin treatment like facial,bleech etc. i need for controlling oil and looking fair all time.what should i have to do?kindly give the complete schedule for me…..

    • Dear Shikha, no cream can change your skin colour. I do not see anything bad in having a dusky complexion. To make your skin look clean n glowing drink lots of water. Eat fruits full of vitamin c like orange. Apply Lactocalamine oil control to have oil free skin for maximum part of the day. Keep blotting paper with regular talc in your bag and dab it on your skin every 3 hours which will help you look fresh.

  6. I really found this review helpful but plz suggest me a creme which make my skin tone fairer cz i have brown skin (Sawnli Skin ) & also if u suggest any creme which has gd effect on me for fairness dn also plz tel me as to what to do with legs & hands its also brown ….. so i want to make my face look fairer & also atleast hands & legs shd match wd da tone of face Thank You ..waiting Mam fr ur reply

    • Dear Orbit Star, Sawli skin is beautiful. Why do you want to change that? No cream can fade the colour of your skin. Though you can improve the health and appearance of your skin. You can use make up to get even tone on your face, hands and other body parts.

      • Dear Mumbai Gloss I Respect What U said N Truly Understand But is dr anything with which really improve my skin cz In today’s World no cares about sawnli girls ( Brown Skin Gals ) dy only want Fair skin girls either for job or for marriage
        Anywz Thanx Fr Ur Time & Answering Me

        • Dear Orbit Star, dark skin can be changed to lighter tone with cosmetic procedures that cost a bomb. But if think that sawli skin is not appreciated then you are mistaken. Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, both belong to that category. Over the counter creams are in effective in changing your skin tone. Try using sun block and get tan removal facials on regular basis.

  7. plz tell me i can use dis cream For make up such as in place of foundation

  8. Before makeup I can use dis??

  9. Should ponds white beauty bb+ be removed at night before sleeping?

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  11. Hii friends,I have dark spot,oily skin.due to oily skin i have very blackheads and open poures.I am very worried about my skin,Then my friend use ayurvedic

    RoopManta Fairness Aushadhi.After a week of using it my skin started shining from insidewhen. I use this cream,it gave me Excellent Result.it leaves no greasy

    film on the skin, has good absorbency.It is important for me that it does not cause allergies on the skin.And it also prepares the skin for makeup very well. use

    RoopMantra facewash twice a day and then after use cream and see Result.I am very happy with the purchase!I recommed this cream to all.Both men & women use this

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  12. I hav used garnier bb cream and within d 1st day itself it left my face wid red pimples all over …nd then i th8 to giv ponds bb cream a try bt i am worried wat if even ponds does d same thing..pls suggest me a better bb cream..btw i hav a combination skin

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