Jergens All-Purpose Face Cream


153 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$


Active Ingredients Mineral Oil; Water; Beeswax; Magnesium Aluminum Silicate; Sodium Borate; Fragrance; Isopropyl Myristate; DMDM Hydantoin; Red 4

on 8/3/2015 9:10:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Call me a sheep but I'm following the herd on this one! I have only been using this a week and already my pimples have waved goodbye and my skin looks like the skin I have always hoped it would. WHAT?! I mean seriously. A tub o pink cream for $3.99 - the answer to my skin woes? yup! The smell isn't fantastic but it isn't enough to keep me from using it morning and night. It dissolves makeup beautifully and I then put a small amount all over after I've made sure my face is clean. It absorbs after a bit. In the morning I put my Elta MD sunscreen over the top and at night I just let my skin drink it in. This morning I looked in the mirror and I was shocked how good (gasp!) my skin looks.

I dare say that the most simple approach to skincare are the absolute best! What I really think that makes this stuff work is that it takes off ALL makeup and it moisturizes so that the skin doesn't have to compensate for anything throwing it out of whack.

Buy a tub. Give it a week. Enjoy the results!

on 7/31/2015 2:41:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is a great example of a product that doesn't need to change! It's a good cold cream, period. Dissolves makeup and waterproof sunscreen, does not clog pores, and smells like old-fashioned roses. Actually this is one of the only remaining classic cold creams. You can do a double cleanse and wash it off after you've removed your makeup, or if it's late, you can just wipe it off and fall face-first onto your pillow -- no harm done.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/21/2015 9:37:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm 54. I had dry spots and large pores.

I bought this on a whim last winter. LOVE IT. My face changed in a week. I use this at night...and wipe with a warm cloth. A dab a bit more around my eyes and go to bed. My skin looks radiant now!!!

In the am. I use cerave cleanser and my . toner. and cerave moisturizer.

All simple, inexpensive. And my face looks awesome. My skin is hydrated.

In the past I was a high end snob. Thought price mattered. It doesn't. There is a reason this is still sold.

Don't waste money on expensive hype and $$$$$$$ PR campaigns.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 7/2/2015 11:36:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am quite enjoying using this as a cold cream. Price is perfect.
It removes all my makeup very well.
I use with a dry microfiber cloth and sometimes go over it wet to rinse one final time but not always.
It leaves my face soft and lightly moisturized. If you do not have dry skin this may be all you need for a moisturizer. It is plenty for my oily skin.
The only con if any is that compared to my beloved Noxzema it does not have the cool refreshing scent that I like and does not have the slight cooling sensation either both of which are my favorite and why I love Noxzema. Also with Noxzema my complexion was more clear and even toned but this is a close second.
Overall I like it more than I thought I would and it also works great as a moisturizer for dry skin or for general use all over the body.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 6/2/2015 11:25:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Iím sure that if this stuff came in a fancy shmancy container, was properly advertised and was sold at Sephora it would literally fly off the shelves.

In 2012 (yes that far back) I googled ďcold creamsĒ and came upon this. I searched the reviews on this product and they were very good. I was disappointed to find out that because of low sales (unbelievable!) this product canít be found on the shelves (at least not in Montreal). I initially gave up ever trying it until I thought of ordering it through Amazon (duh!).

Iíve tried other cold creams, i.e. MAC, Marcelle, Clarins. They donít come close. This cream really blows my mind. Iíve only tried it twice so far and am very impressed. I slatther this all over my face (including eyes, it doesn't sting at all and I have sensitive eyes) then I leave it on while I do other stuff (foot cream, etc.) I then wipe it off with a baby wipe. The baby wipe was so full of makeup and mascara I had to use a second one. It makes me wonder if Iíve ever properly removed makeup from my face before (a scary thought!).

I love the fact that this cream is pink and it has a nice smell too.

Anyway I really enjoy this product, the best cold cream Iíve ever tried.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 4/21/2015 8:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is not at all appealing (looks, jar, smell) and is mostly mineral oil pink goop. That being said, I have dry sensitive skin, and have been using this for about 20 years or more. I have a friend with oily skin who has been using this 20 or more years.

I used to try regular cleansers, which stripped my skin and did not do much to remove make up (oh yeah you turn to expensive mineral oil soaked pads in a pretty jar).

My skin was always tight, flaking, dry, irritated.

SO while this so "OLD SCHOOL" and gets an "OLD SCHOOL" rating by beautypedia, OLD SCHOOL just happens to work wonders for my skin, and it removes it all, make up, water proof make up, lip make up, and grim and dirt. I massage this into my skin, take a nice warm face cloth, and gently rub exfoliating at the same time.

I have a stack of about 15 old face cloths that I use only on my face, and I wash them separately in hot water to get the crud out. You do not need tissue cotton swipes though you can if in a hurry, I find it best to use old face cloths, soaked in lukewarm water.

SO - for $3.50 you get a huge "OLD SCOOL" tub of cold cream, ugly as heck. You do not need much. It is 1). Your Make Up Remover 2). Your water proof make up removers 3) Your cleanser 4). Your exfoliator as a gently face cloth is all you need to exfoliate your skin and 5). Moisturizer or first layer moisturizer

I find it very effective, quick, easy albeit I don't like washing the face cloths, washing cloths is a part of washing your face, dirt cheap one tube lasts me at least a year.

I keep one in the shower with banking soda as well should I want to wash up. I use baking soda to exfoliate my body (CHEAP and EFFECTIVE).

SO MOM and GRANDMA were right. Jergens would not be making this "dated" product probably came out in the 1940's or 1950's as a "cold cream" if women were not buying it like crazy. Lets face it, they can come out with a face cleanser in a pretty tube or bottle, give you 10 ounces in water that last a month, and charge $10 or more these days and make all sorts of unproven claims

MINERAL OIL does not clog your pores, as it does not penetrate your skin. So you can use this, or an expensive oil cleanser - your choice of where you want to put your money

FYI: Paula Begoun's "Beautypedia" gives this a 2 star rating and rants and raves about how it is so dated, and makes a silly comment about why you should not use this, something like "its like using the old dial up phone that plugs into the wall now that we have cell phones"

Those old BELL phones were 1). Free when you got a home line 2) DURABLE - so durable they never broke 3). Worked every time, no lost calls, etc.

They were not portable............

THIS CAN BE PORTABLE. I travel with this by putting some in a smaller jar as the huge TUB is not easy to travel with.

A+++++++++++++++++ PRODUCT

If your skin is sensitive, needs cleaning, removing make up, gets dry patches, needs light exfoliation, JERGENS OLD COLD CREAM is what you want in your facial regime

I highly recommend this product. I also have a bottle of mineral oil under my cabinet but find this to be a bit better and easier to use.

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

on 4/2/2015 7:00:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Is old school really new school? Or just that classics will never die. Case in point. And hell to the yea this vintage jar scared the crap out of me. At the same time, I was intrigued. Each time I went to Walmart, I would stare at this jar and think, 'Should I just try it? It's kinda cute with the pink cap. It's cheap. Why not? Oh, it's so cheap. It's gonna break me out. But it's cheap. What do I have to lose?' And this time, I caved.

I really should have caved a long time ago. My skin has been getting drier and drier since I've hit my 30's. Added to which the New England/Midwest winters have been sucking the life out of my skin too. It was a no-brainer ... only I didn't get it. In a world where price equals quality, you just don't buy anything this cheap. Wow, the world has got it wrong... like many things... but that's another story another day. Back to this fabulous pink cream!

Don't let the old-fashioned jar and label fool you. Don't let the fragrance freak you out either. I wouldn't blame you though, because once like you, both of those reasons deterred me as well. Well, my rational was that I had tried everything on the block - mainly high end, and my skin was still dry like the Sahara. Back to basics was my only hope. After all, who looked more radiant than the stars from Old Hollywood who swore by cold cream? I know, right? Their secret really wasn't so secret afterall. Just more maintenaince and care, something us girls should do... make time for ourselves... just that extra two minutes:)

I have super sensitive and dry skin. I knew that if this didn't work for my face, I could always use it for other parts of my body as a super rich cream. And the price tag of $3.27 plus tax for 15 oz... it doesn't get much better than that really. So I slathered it on my made-up face, then wiped it off. I did it again just to make sure but this time wiped it off with a warm wash cloth. I followed it up by Lancome's Tonique Confort (pink toner), Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair, then finally, Fruit of the Earth's Vitamin E cream. I have tried them all. This is what works for my dry and sensitive skin. Sure, the cleansing step is a lot more tedious than what I'm use to as well. Just wash and go. But all that washing was stripping my skin. So an extra step or two is well worth it to have glowing, soft, smooth skin. And after reading the countless women who have used this into their later decades with wrinkle-free skin, how can I not be a believer?

So yes, I have a mix of high and low end items. I have access to many department store brands (I work in the cosmetics industry). I noticed that not all things in a particular line perform great. I also noticed that many drugstore products outperform department store brands as well... but not always. Again, a lot of it is trial and error and everyone's skin is so different. If you are looking for a cold cream that can be rinsed off, try Noxzema. I always have that in my rotation as well and will likely trade off between this Jergens for colder months and when my skin is super dry and use Noxzema when my skin is more normal-dry during the warmer months when the air is more humid.

I love how this truly is a multi-purpose cream. It's also relatively simple when it comes to the ingredients list. And like many other MUAers, I feel so glamorous when I dip my fingertips into this jar... I feel a little bit Hollywood... and who wouldn't want to feel that way a little bit, if just for a moment, every day?

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 3/26/2015 12:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this as my nighttime cleanser for the past three weeks and I can't believe the difference in my skin in that short amount of time! It easily dissolves my makeup and wipes off well with a few passes of a warm wash cloth. My only complaint is the fragrance, but I've found that if I follow the cleansing with my normal moisturizer it seems to neutralize the fragrance. I now understand why this product has stood the test of time.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This is my new HG makeup remover. I like everything about this face cream ~ packaging, scent, color of cream, etc.

Before dipping into the jar, wash my hands well, then dip out a small amount and gently apply to my face. It feels so soft and smells faintly of roses. I cut up old towels to use to remove makeup. No need to ruin washcloths. After removing makeup with a warm cloth, my face feels and looks hydrated and soft. Love this stuff. I always cleanse with a gentle cleanser after removing makeup, but some people prefer using only Jargens Face Cream.

Another pro is using this as a moisturizer at night when I feel my skin needs a little extra boost of hydration. There is a slight waxy feel (beeswax is an ingredient), but it dissipates on my skin leaving it feeling smooth and soft. If I do use this as a moisturizer at night, the texture and scent has a cozy feel to it, if that makes sense. I haven't used it as a moisturizer in the morning before applying makeup, but will have to try it one day to see how well it works underneath makeup.

If a product works well for my skin, the design on the package is not an issue; however, do like the design on the jar. It hasn't been redesigned over the years, so one could say it looks vintage. The jar itself isn't tapered and narrowed at the top like Ponds Cold Cream, which makes it easier to scoop out to use.

If one is looking for an affordable (costs approximately $3.99 for a 15 oz jar) makeup remover/moisturizer, highly recommend Jargens All-Purpose Face Cream.

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is my holy grail moisturizer for after my 20% Glycolic acid peel treatments.
I love how soothing and moisturizing it is, and it has such a nice clean smell. I feel very glamorous using it, and it reminds me of those vintage make-up tutorials..I just love this stuff so much, and it has never broke me out either. And every other moisturizer I tried after the peel would just irritate my skin more and burn like fire, but this instantly soothed my skin, and after 3 days my skin is softer from using it too.
I don't use it everyday, but if I had dry or combination skin I would!
All around wonderful staple bathroom product in my opinion. This would be perfect for any type of burn, rash, etc...It's awesome and so cheap too!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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