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Friday, October 3, 2008 7:55PM IST (2:25PM GMT)
Ponds Launches ‘The Beauty Council'
A Set of Women Achievers that Embody the New Faces of Change in Skincare
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Pond's, a brand synonymous with skincare the world over launched in a spectacular event for the first time ever it's very own ‘The Beauty Council ..... Expertise with experience.

The Ponds Beauty Council represents a set of empowered women who are experts in their respective fields that span beauty, grooming, films, fashion, media, cosmetology and who have now come together to support Ponds in it's effort to usher in a new era of change for Indian women all across the country.

Each of these faces has a story to tell, one of beauty and achievement, of experience and expertise and each one of them embodies the essence of Ponds, a brand that holds true to its reputation of the global face care expert.

The Pond's Beauty Council, which will be collaborating on global and local levels, is set up to concentrate on internal and external expertise in the field of beauty and skin care as well as science - aiming to secure excellent future innovations and lending the brand a face to the world.

The Beauty Council by Ponds includes global and local experts.

On a global level, the Brand feels privileged to introduce Dr Michael Cheney, Unilever's Skin Care Director, from the Global Technical Centre in Trumbull, USA and Esperanza Gaspar, from the Pond's Beauty Centre in Madrid, Spain; among the first to enter the Pond's Beauty Council.

Our India experts include Bollywood diva Mahima Chaudhury, the beautiful ex Miss India and successful model Waluscha Robinson, People magazine's articulate Karishma Upadhyay, quintessential jewellery designer and fashion expert Queenie Dhody, grooming expert Rukshana Eisa, well-known cosmetologist Dr. Rashmi Shetty, India's top fashion designer Rina Dhaka and the elegant INX Media CEO Mrs. Indrani Mukherjea.

The ambience was mesmerizing with a gripping dance performance by Sandip Soprakar's troupe, while each of the beauty council members were introduced. Rakshanda Khan who dazzled as host kept the guest thoroughly entertained.

Speaking on the occasion, General Manager, Skincare- Hindustan Unilever, Mr. Govind Rajan remarked "I am delighted to be present at this significant milestone in the Pond's story in India. The brand council represents a set of women achievers who have reached the pinnacle of success in their respective fields. These are top notch experts who embody expertise and are now joining hands with Ponds, the face care expert. The Ponds Beauty council includes a panel of experts that will be collaborating on global and local levels, helping us bring more innovations for the Indian women and bringing alive the brand for our consumers. They will act as role models and represent the hopes and aspirations of women across the country. Pond's has touched the lives of millions of Indian women and with the launch of our Beauty Council; we hope to touch a few more."

With the launch of the Beauty Council, Ponds has further reinstated its leadership in the skincare category.

Earlier this year, after extensive R & D and technological advancements, Pond's globally relaunched itself and introduced completely new products, new packaging and revolutionary new ingredients which underlines its promise and commitment to providing Indian women with innovative breakthrough skincare solutions and delivering superior products.

The brand has a great heritage of being a trusted brand for millions of women across the world and has successfully transformed itself into a face care expert with holistic products across all face care needs, from anti ageing, skin lightening, basic care, oil control to anti acne ranges.


Pond's is a global face care expert that has a presence in 58 countries and strong presence in the three top face care countries – Japan, Korea and the US – making it a skin care brand to reckon with. The Pond's International skincare range is already a confidante and advisor of women who are in control of their lives, looks and environment.

The brand boasts of state-of-the-art R&D facilities led from New York, Tokyo, Madrid and Mumbai helping it create international beauty solutions for the discerning woman. The Pond's philosophy is based on the application of leading-edge technology to face care. By combining this with an intimate understanding of the woman's skin care needs and requirements, Pond's delivers results women can see and feel.

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