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Ponds

Unilever

our verdict

This brand is not cruelty free. Many ingredients used are questionable.  zoobop suggests using verified clean, green, cruelty free alternatives which are good for you and the planet.

1.6

Very poor

0 1 2 3 4 5

1.4

Very poor

Clean formula

1.9

Very poor

Green policy

0.0

Terrible

cruelty free

4.0

V. good

honest label

0 1 2 3 4 5

why this score ?

Ponds is not clean.

1.4

Very poor

Criteria

synthetic free

naturally derived

organic certified

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

1.4

Very poor

Hazard index: according to global standards.

Please tap the ingredients to know more

7-10

potential human toxins.

3-6

moderate human toxins.

1-2

low or no human toxins

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

synthetic free

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Talc, Petrolatum, DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Lilial, Lyral, MIT, BHA, S.L.E.S, B.H.T, T.E.A, MCI, M.E.A, P.E.Gs~, PPGs~, Avobenzone, Benzyl Alcohol~, Coumarin, Benzyl Salicylate~, Alcohol Denat, Benzyl Benzoate~, P.G, C.A.P.B~, Carbomer, Eugenol~, Cinnamal, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA, Lye

~can be natural/ synthetic derived

naturally derived

Some products contain Petrolatum, Fragrance~, Colour~, P.E.Gs~, PPGs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Geraniol, Paraffin Oil, Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum Liquid, Petroleum Oil, White Mineral Oil And White Oil which are all mineral oils.">Mineral Oil, Palm Oil Derivatives*, Mica**, Benzyl Benzoate~, C.A.P.B~, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol~, Citronellol, Paraffin

~can be natural/ synthetic derived
*Parent brand is part of RSPO for sustainable palm oil
**brand gives no information on ethical source
To know more about mica and how it can be unethically sourced, watch this post, https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=4

organic certified

Ponds is not green.

1.9

Very poor

Criteria

earth safe

recycle material

Ingredients used in products are eco pollutants.Brand's recycling policies are poor and not green. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

1.9

Very poor

Please tap the ingredients to know more

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

earth safe

Though Parent brand claims to be a responsible sourcer, the ingredients used in products are not earth friendly.
Some products contain Petrolatum, Formaldehyde Releasers, B.H.T, Parabens, Oxybenzone, Palm Oil Derivatives*, Octinoxate, Talc**, Mineral Oil, S.L.E.S, P.E.Gs, Acrylates Copolymer***, VP Copolymer***, Titanium Dioxide****, Zinc Oxide****, PVP
It is unclear how long their sheet mask takes to decompose as waste (under normal conditions)*****
we have asked for brand more clarity

*sustainable/ Parent brand is part of RSPO
To know more about Palm Oil & its impact on forests wildlife & the environment, check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail1.aspx

**unclear if this is asbestos free / we have asked brand for more information
***not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity
****unclear if this is non nano/ we have asked the brand for further information

Petrolatum is bad for the planet & you, brands using this ingredient need to use a conscious alternate.
To understand why Petrolatum should be avoided as an ingredient check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=6 />
*****zoobop recommends using eco-friendly masks instead of single sheet masks.
There is not enough data on waste from single use sheet masks yet but numbers can be similar to that of single use make up wipes that are thrown away by the millions everyday.
These can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.

Brand uses plastic for most product packaging.
We have asked them for more information on their recycling policies and plastic content.
We are unclear on the recycle policy / decompose time of their single use sheet masks - we have asked the brand for more clarity on this*.

*zoobop recommends using eco-friendly masks instead of single sheet masks.
There is not enough data on waste from single use sheet masks yet but numbers can be similar to that of single use make up wipes that are thrown away by the millions everyday.
These can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.

Parent Brand has announced participation in recycling programs.
However, Post-consumer collection of packaging components is not available in all areas where products are sold.
In developing and third world countries all waste & plastic ends up in landfills.

Ponds is not cruelty free.

0.0

Terrible

Criteria

cruelty free

100% vegan

This brand tests on animals when required by law. By testing on animals, brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.

0.0

Terrible

Please tap the ingredients to know more

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

cruelty free

Brand tests on animals when required by law.

It should be noted that their Parent Brand too tests on animals when required by law.

100% vegan

By testing on animals brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.
Some products contain Beeswax, Honey, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Lanolin, Collagen, Glycerin~, Urea~, Squalane~, Stearic Acid~, Lactic Acid~, Benzoic Acid~, Allantoin~, Stearyl Alcohol~, Cetyl Alcohol~, Fatty Acid~, P.E.G 4~, P.E.G-6~, P.E.G-7~, P.E.G 10~, P.E.G 18~, P.E.G 20~, P.E.G 40~, P.E.G 100~, P.E.G 6000~

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived

Ponds is honest.

4.0

V. good

Criteria

honesty

Though brand is transparent with labelling, they need to clearly indicate transparency in sourcing of ingredients like Mica.

4.0

V. good

Please tap the ingredients to know more

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

honesty

Though brand is transparent with labelling, they need to clearly indicate transparency in sourcing of ingredients like Mica.

Ponds FAQs

Is Ponds Cruelty Free ?
-

Brand tests on animals when required by law.

It should be noted that their Parent Brand too tests on animals when required by law.

Is Ponds Eco friendly ?
-

Though Parent brand claims to be a responsible sourcer, the ingredients used in products are not earth friendly.
Some products contain Petrolatum, Formaldehyde Releasers, B.H.T, Parabens, Oxybenzone, Palm Oil Derivatives*, Octinoxate, Talc**, Mineral Oil, S.L.E.S, P.E.Gs, Acrylates Copolymer***, VP Copolymer***, Titanium Dioxide****, Zinc Oxide****, PVP
It is unclear how long their sheet mask takes to decompose as waste (under normal conditions)*****
we have asked for brand more clarity

*sustainable/ Parent brand is part of RSPO
To know more about Palm Oil & its impact on forests wildlife & the environment, check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail1.aspx

**unclear if this is asbestos free / we have asked brand for more information
***not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity
****unclear if this is non nano/ we have asked the brand for further information

Petrolatum is bad for the planet & you, brands using this ingredient need to use a conscious alternate.
To understand why Petrolatum should be avoided as an ingredient check this post https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=6 />
*****zoobop recommends using eco-friendly masks instead of single sheet masks.
There is not enough data on waste from single use sheet masks yet but numbers can be similar to that of single use make up wipes that are thrown away by the millions everyday.
These can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.

Is Ponds safe ?
-

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteria to understand why.

Is Ponds Organic ?
-

Ponds is not organic certified.

Is Ponds safe for kids ?
-

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteria to understand why.

Is Ponds vegan? ?
-

By testing on animals brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.
Some products contain Beeswax, Honey, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Lanolin, Collagen, Glycerin~, Urea~, Squalane~, Stearic Acid~, Lactic Acid~, Benzoic Acid~, Allantoin~, Stearyl Alcohol~, Cetyl Alcohol~, Fatty Acid~, P.E.G 4~, P.E.G-6~, P.E.G-7~, P.E.G 10~, P.E.G 18~, P.E.G 20~, P.E.G 40~, P.E.G 100~, P.E.G 6000~

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived

Does Ponds use sustainable packaging ?
-

Brand uses plastic for most product packaging.
We have asked them for more information on their recycling policies and plastic content.
We are unclear on the recycle policy / decompose time of their single use sheet masks - we have asked the brand for more clarity on this*.

*zoobop recommends using eco-friendly masks instead of single sheet masks.
There is not enough data on waste from single use sheet masks yet but numbers can be similar to that of single use make up wipes that are thrown away by the millions everyday.
These can take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill.

Parent Brand has announced participation in recycling programs.
However, Post-consumer collection of packaging components is not available in all areas where products are sold.
In developing and third world countries all waste & plastic ends up in landfills.

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