Our heritage

Our Heritage


A story of skincare breakthroughs to give women and their skin the strength to stay beautifully soft in an ever-changing world.

In 1846 American pharmacist named Theron T. Pond invented the ‘Golden Treasure’ - a healing tea extracted from witch hazel, which he discovered could strengthen skin below the surface, helping it repair itself from small cuts and numerous other ailments. Soon after, the product became widely popular as the Pond's Extract.

This set the stage for what was to become the world’s first skincare brand, and a unique history of skincare breakthroughs all dedicated to helping women keep their skin stronger on the inside, so it can be softer and more beautiful on the outside.

As the 20th Century advanced and World War 2 broke out, women had to step in and take over men’s jobs as they went to war. Pond’s stood by them with their unique duo of Pond’s Cold Cream (the world’s first moisturizer not to require refrigeration) and Pond’s Vanishing Cream helping them retain their grace, softness and femininity in these stressful new roles.

Pond’s introduced its iconic Tulip logo in the 1960s, a symbol of stunningly delicate feminine beauty that has since then epitomized the brand’s promise of strength inside and softness outside, whatever your skin is facing.

With the birth of The Pond’s Institute in the 1990s (today a global network of 700 scientists and skin specialists), Pond’s firmly established itself as one of the world’s leading expert in advanced skincare research and diagnostics. With over 200 patents, The Pond’s Institute introduced many firsts in skin cleansing, skin lightening and age management. These include VAO-B3, which can lighten dark spots in just 7 days; Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), anti-aging active that works from deep within to speed up skin regeneration and restore damaged skin cells; and GenActiv, a breakthrough skin tone innovation that controls melanin production at the source.

Now with a range of solutions specially formulated for different ethnicities, ages, environments and lifestyles, and now also a Men’s series, Pond’s is a skincare leader across continents.

Pond’s will continue to use their expertise to innovate and create revolutionary skincare firsts that keep skin strong and soft in the face of constantly changing, increasingly toxic environments and stressful lifestyles.

Always striving to empower women and men with the strength to be soft, and the confidence to continue making a positive impact in the world around them.