An Ode to the Late Mr.Ponds Tinted Moisturizer

by mehak on May 9, 2012

in Reviews, Skincare

We are gathered here today to mourn the sad loss of our  beloved Ponds Tinted Moisturizer. Unfortunately, for no fault of its own, its parent company HUL has decided to discontinue this stellar, unbelievably priced little creature which was possibly one of the first of its kind in the market…Lets pay tribute to this wonderful companion that has kept us company for so long…
Dear Pond Tinted Moisturizer,

You were more than a moisturizer to me, but you already know that. When we decided to take a lunch break from work and couldn’t find an auto in the sveltering heat, you stuck to my skin refusing to budge. When i had no time in the morning to do anything to my face because there was some god-forsaken meeting at 8:00 am, you ensured that i looked neat, presentable  and even toned  in 2 minutes flat. When my travel bag had just no space to put anything in, i  knew i only needed you and nothing else !!!  So you see Ponds TM, without you life is a little bit incomplete.

Ofcourse, there are others who tried to be like you. But they either costed 5 times your humble price (Im looking at you Mr.Kiehls and Miss Clinique ), or were just average (Im looking at you Mrs.Oriflame Peach Me Perfect ). So to say that you were one in a million would not be an exaggeration!

Apart from me, another person who will miss you tons will be Miss Mac Viva Glam Cyndi because you two together were the unstoppable 2-minute makeup force to reckon with. Im sure, Miss Cyndi will feel your absence as she sees that little empty space next to it on my everyday dresser which really, no shoes can fill. Your murderers say that your ‘sales ‘were not enough and the clientele was  very ‘niche’. Sigh. Ofcourse it was- you were made for the classes- you were a classy product!!! (Jokes apart: HUL – if you are listening and you want to drive up the sales, just remove the anti ageing tag. Women who wear tinted moisturizers are young and i know a ton of them dont try this because the anti ageing thing freaks them out. Trust me guys, im smart)

Signing off, i can only say that your loss will be deeply mourned and you have forever left a place  in my makeup bag. I dont even know what to slather on my face these mornings anymore- thats how lost i feel. *Sniff*.


Your ardent fan (who is slightly lesser even in skintone because of your absence)


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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

komal May 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm

:( I hope they bring it back !! all the famous Indian beauty bloggers should give in a petition ;)


Maliha May 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Haha I loved this post, that was hillarious. But it sucks that it is discontinued, I quite liked that product :(


Vish May 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm

awwww Mehak that’s a sweet cute post loved it
I haven’t used it as it passed away bfr I entered into the makeup world
:sobs: :sobs:


mehak May 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Thats better though..its the worst to have your fav product be discontinued when yr so dependent on it!


Manya May 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I have till now never used it ! Because, the anti-ageing tag was mentioned.When I was planning to get one, I heard its going to be discontinued! :( I like biotique tinted moisturiser though! I enjoyed reading your post! :)


sophia May 9, 2012 at 11:58 pm

these days i find most beauty bloggers mourning for this HG TM…..twas never in my good books n i beleive i hav a half full bottle somewer on my dressing table-only coz it made my oily skin OILIER…but i guess twas made keeping the dry/normal skinned ppl in mind…n esp with the anti ageing tag i should hav guessed beforehand that my skin would never gel with this…….


bawa May 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

Hey, I was planning to stock up on it in the summer :(. Tried looking for it here after your review, but do you know what, Pond’s did not sell this thing in Europe! Where people will pay 5 times as much for anything that says anti-ageing.

I think these marketing guys don’t have a clue…..


mehak May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

haha yaa..anti ageing sells here too but then girls who are 20 feel like the product might be harmful or smthng!


Swati May 10, 2012 at 12:27 am

they took it off before I could even try it :(


Vanity May 10, 2012 at 12:59 am

hahahaha!!! okay we are mourning here so…bwuhahahaha!!! *sniff*
yaar i’m using it really really less these days..thought i have a backup (i’m smarter :P)


mehak May 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

hahaha..ya i choried m sisters…she didnt use it..


akshi May 10, 2012 at 2:59 am

I believe in Reincarnation -_-
Rest in peace the poor soul


mehak May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

I hope it gets re-incarnated too!


Priti May 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm

but within similar price range…… hopefully


Devi May 10, 2012 at 3:45 am

Hmmm.. never got to use it.. was hoping to try it out when I visit India. Its surprising though.. I’ve been reading only rave reviews about it!


pavani reddy May 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

so cute mehak…i can feel the pain!!!its confusing that they didnt get sales while all the beauty bloggers swear by it….


shivangi May 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

I did not even try it :(.


swastika May 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

The stocks of these were so hard to come by even when they sold it, I completely understand why they werent selling as many..BTW their SA’s at Spencers and Big Bazaar havent even heard about it..i tried asking a few days back to see if they had left over stock..but they tried to sell me gold radiance instead…


Tina May 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

Lolz…..mehek from whr do u get all dis idea of writing ur post…it ws hilarious reading dis small, emo letter…

btw i have never used dis before but after reading ur post i desperately wanted to try it…saddest part is dat dis are discontinued…. :(


Tanmayee May 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

Lol !! loved ur write up :) . Its sad tht its being discontinued :(


Anita May 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Ha!!! found one last bottle at Kunchals in GK !!So my affair with this tiny lil bottle shall continue for a few months more ;)


Kejal May 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Waaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!! I m soo mourning its loss! Its is one beloved piece I liked as much as any piece of nail polish I own :-((


Kejal May 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

And HUL if you reading this: I think u killed your cash cow!!


H May 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Made me go back and read your hilarious post on cyndi…is that discontinued now too? :(


mehak May 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm

That was limited edition sadly :(


Lapanika May 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Aww . Hugs !!


prerna May 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

nooooo…im gna miss it so much :(…cant find a good same price replacmnt man..

n so nicely written waise!


dr mansi May 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

i wanted to try this but sadly before the day came it was dicontinued…though the SA at ponds told me its going to be relaunched sometime in july/august…the thing about low salesis bogus i feel…they’re probably going to hike up the price and relaunch…


vanaja May 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

yes i love this product and don’t want it off the shelf!! That why i signed this petition on the stylecraze community! here is the link


Rukhsar Shaikh September 24, 2012 at 11:26 am

I hope they bring it back! the other day after reading ur review for this product, i visited every other bbeauty centre outlets, chemists and other stores. and to my dismay, dint get it anywhrere. so i settled for Ponds Anti ageing Cell REGEN moisturizer. That one also seems to work for me since it is very moisturizing for my dry skin. but would have loved to own the tinted moisturizer. RIP.


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