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Best Lotion for Dry Skin on Face and Body

Updated on April 30, 2012
My kids love the silky feeling of Pond's dry skin cream.
My kids love the silky feeling of Pond's dry skin cream. | Source

What is in POND'S dry skin cream?

POND’s dry skin cream is the best lotion for my dry skin. It has been around for more than a hundred years. It contains ingredients that keeps skin silky soft and radiant besides the water and mineral oil, such as:

  • Isopropyl palmitate - a palm oil based moisturizer that keep skin hydrated.
  • Petrolatum - contains healing properties which help restore damaged skin.
  • Glycerol - for improving smoothness of skin.
  • Triethanoloamine - a cleaning agent that keep skin clean.
  • Disodium Edta - a chelating agent which can detoxify metal agents such as mercury.

My personal experience of using POND’s dry skin cream

I had heard of POND’s skin products when I was little from TV advertisement in China. It was relatively expensive compared to the local skin products at that time, so I didn't get to try it. When I immigrated to the US at age of 20, one of my friends said POND’s was for old people because her mom, grandma and aunts were using it. So I took in my friend’s advice and tried on skin products that were more trendy. But after about two years and four different brands of moisturizers, there was no sight of improving my dry skin. Then my landlord suggested that I should give POND’s moisturizer a try. Although my friend’s comment about POND’s was for old people kept swirling in my head, I bought a small jar of POND’s moisturizer for dry skin because it cost less than $4 and I wouldn't have felt waste of money even if it didn't work. Within the first week of using it, I was amazed that the stubborn flaking skin between my eye brows was gone.

The reasons why POND’s dry skin cream is the only lotion I use:

After more than twenty years of using POND’s dry skin cream, I love the result. I also have been using it for my body as well as for my face. POND's dry skin cream also works well on my kids. Although I wouldn’t say POND’s dry skin cream is a perfect lotion, it is the best one for my skin.

The Pro:

  • It stands the test of time and delivers its promises of beautiful skin.
  • The texture of this lotion is silky and rich, but not greasy.
  • It keeps skin moisturized for a long time and makes skin soft and radiant.
  • It has a mild clean scent that is almost next to fragrance-free.
  • It absorbs well and nicely by skin. It doesn't clog pores.
  • It is affordable.
  • Makeup goes on smoother when you apply it on your face first.
  • You can use it as a concealer by mixing it with your foundation.
  • You can use it on your kids.

The Con:

The drawback of using POND's dry skin cream is that it doesn’t have UV protection. I have to apply sunscreen separately each day which is inconvenience.

Where to buy:

You can buy it at stores like Target, Walgreens and Walmart. You can also purchase it online. Amazon allows you to subscribe this product for cheaper price and with free shipping. It comes in three jars in a pack and automatically ship to your home. Great deal.

How to use POND's dry skin cream

I apply POND's dry skin cream on your face and neck 2-3 times a day and always apply generously around my eyes at night. I also apply this cream on my body once a day right after a shower before I go to sleep.

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      Kate M 4 years ago

      I have incredibly sensitive skin that is very easily irritated by all different types of ingredients and products. While I am NOT a fan of PONDS, I did find a better brand called "Made from Earth" and they have a Vitamin C Moisturizer. I found this one to be agreeable for my complexion. The consistency of the cream is very rich and smooth, and I like the way it felt when I applied it. It is a very soothing, cooling sensation when you rub it in, particularly at the end of a long day. I like that the scent is very light, as well. It does not have a fragrance, and my face still felt clean after I applied it.

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      Ann Leung 4 years ago from San Jose, California

      Yes, as long as your girl's skin is not allergic to it. My three kids have been using Ponds since they were 1.

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      vicko baby 4 years ago

      can a girl child of 4 use ponds if yes is it the ponds dry skin

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you tirelestraveler for reading and commenting. :)

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Ponds has indeed stood the test of time. May have to try it.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      I am glad you find this hub helpful Amy. POND'S dry skin cream works for my skin and my kids as well. I hope it will work for yours too.

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      Amy Gillie 5 years ago from Indiana

      I was just about to post a question about lotions when I saw this hub! I'm going to buy some this weekend and give it a try. Thanks for the helpful information!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you unknown spy. :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Great hub!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      You're welcome Colleen. :)

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      Colleen Fowler 5 years ago from Mildenhall, England

      I would have never thought you could use it as a concealer! Thanks for the tip!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      I believe so, Marcy. And I think Pond's is making magic on my skin as well. Thanks for letting me know that Pond's worked well for your mother's skin. :)

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I had no idea Pond's had all these benefits. My mother used it, and now I'm wondering if that's why she looked so young. She had beautiful skin, even in her 80s. Thanks for such a great review of an American icon in cosmetics!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you Melindas for commenting and vote up. I am happy to know that my hub is useful. :)

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      Melinda 5 years ago from Oregon

      Good hub. I buy ponds for my daughter, who was really dry skin. I can't use it because I'm allergic to fragerance. Either way, I'm glad to know I'm getting the right stuff for my daughter. Voted up.