What ever you do, DO NOT wash this off with water. It will leave a slimy/oily residue all over. Just massage it into your skin and WIPE off with a DRY cloth or tissue. It does wonders for removing water-proof eye make-up and heavy foundations. Not drying what so ever either. It's gentle and affordable. Do wash your face with an actual face wash or dab with a good toner to get anything extra off though.
I had always heard about the wonders of Ponds Cold Cream, but had never really gotten around to trying it. After running out of makeup removing cloths, I dug out the jar that my grandma had given me and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised! It really does deep clean, way better than any other product I've used. It leaves my oil-prone skin a little greasy afterwards, but I use a dab of the St. Ives Green Tea cleanser to get the residue off. I would recommend this to everyone!
I have been having major issues with my skin. It's red, dry and prone to spots. I've tried loads of stuff, most recently Clinique and Liza Earle but these seemed to make my skin worse...
A couple of months ago I saw this in my local bodycare for under 3 quid and remembered reading an article about Kyle loving it.
I bought it and the first time I used it I was very dubious as it was so greasy but my face felt so smooth after.
I now use this every night, wiping it off with a wet muslim cloth, and use simple anti blemish cleanser in the morning and touch wood it seems to be doing the trick. My skin is clearer and smoother. Plus its nice and cheap!
The first time I used this product as a CLEANSER, I was very dissatisfied due to the greasy feeling it left on my face. Weeks later, I decided to give it a try again, and I gently massaged it into my face, left it for about a minute, then grabbed an old t-shirt and dampened it. I gently rubbed circles with the damp t-shirt on my face to gently exfoliate and remove the cream, and it worked great! No residue, and the next morning, my redness was gone, bumps were gone, and pores were smaller. AMAZING! As for makeup removal, it works extremely well gently rubbing it onto my eyes and then removing with damp tissues. My only gripe is that the packaging is very unsanitary.
This stuff works! Normally I use my beloved Mac cleansing oil which was the only way to get rid of my extremly difficult to remove waterproof mascara. I was really afraid to try this cold cream because I was sure it would clog my pores and do nothing to cleanse my sensitive eye area but boy- I was so wrong! Removing my stubborn mascara is a breeze. It is even better than the cleansing oil! And no breakouts, just soft and lovely clean skin.
After I massaged the cream, I foam it up with doves lemongrass beauty bar and wash it off with Kanebos Sponge Chief.
Give this a try, it is a very cheap reliable classic!
Update: After using this for several weeks now I can report that I didn't have any breackouts! Yaaaaay! Will never ever have to buy the lovely but superexpensive Mac Oil again!
How I use it: I apply the cold cream for a few minutes, then wipe off with warm water a couple of times a week during the winter months.
This gives my skin a nice smooth, soft glowing finish afterwards, and I believe that after I started using this, I stopped getting this dry, peeling winter skin that no moisturizer could seem to combat. I have to be careful using it, because it can make skin kind of greasy and can easily lead to breakouts, but if I follow up with a cleanser and moisturizer I'm golden. I would definitely recommend this for people with dry skin, and if you're combination like me, try and use it every so often. It is really not bad! (even though I actually hated it at first). Also, I'd like to add in how economical it is - one tub is less than $5 and will last quite a long time, as long as you're careful to storage and usage because the tub isn't all that hygienic.
This takes me back (way back) to my grandmother's dressing table.
She used this to take her make up off. Every time I open the jar and slather this on my face I think of her. She was a very beautiful lady who always loved make up and hair. To this day my mother says that I am just like her. I take that as a compliment.
I do think it removes make
up pretty well, but I do always follow with a good cleanser as well. I feel that if you wear make-up that the two steps are important to get your skin really clean at night-time.
Surprised by the good reviews here. This clogged up every single pore on my face after a couple nights.
"When a pot of cold cream to Eliza you send,
You with words to this purpose your present commend;
Whoe'er with this cream shall her countenance smear,
All redness and roughness will strait disappear,
And the skin to a wonder be charmingly clear;
If pimples arise, this will take them away;
If the small-pox should mark you, those marks will decay;
If wrinkled through age, or bad dawbing the face is,
'Twill be smooth in a trice, as the best Venice glass is;
All this, and much more (could I spare time to write it,
Or my pen go as fast, as your lips would indite it)
You affirm of your cream: and I would not abuse it,
But pray tell me one thingóDo you yourself use it?"
- An 1814 poem credited to a "Dr. Russell" on the benefits of cold cream in that day
broke me out. It's too heavy and greasy for my acne prone skin perhaps. decent makeup removing power though.