Love this product for my dry skin, especially during winters. I have always been a fan of foam cleanser when I was younger, but since I turned 40 a few years ago, my skin is not the same. I tried many different cleansers & they all seem to either dry my skin out, or left with an uncomfortable film on my skin (especially those cleansing milk). I then thought of this good old cold cream which has been around for so many years, how could I not think of that earlier?
I like that this is just the right texture, not too thick & yet too thin or runny. It sits nicely on the skin when spread, and it just takes seconds to melt my foundations, eye make ups etc. I use a soft tissue and gently wipe all the cream from my face after 30 sec or so, everything would come off with no problem, and my face is soft and feels comfortable. During the summer seasons, I would follow up with a gentle liquid cleanser after using this cold cream, just to get those extra oils out from my face, but for winters, I just leave it as is, and it is all good.
One jar lasts me a while with daily use, I don't need a lot to clean my face. I remember this used to come in lemon scent too, which would be nice if they bring this vintage scent back to the market! I have not try the other cold creams from Ponds, just the classic one. Definitely will keep buying them as Walmart has the best price and sometime they have BOGO as well. continued >>
I absolutely LOVE this product. Amazing at taking off even the toughest makeup! Plus, it's cheaper than the liquid remover! I've been using this for almost 3 yrs and I love it. If you want a money saver, this is def' the product!
This works wonderful for removing even my toughest makeup. With mascaras I sometimes have to use this twice, but I love that using it back to back doesn't irritate my skin in any way, like I have found with many other makeup removers.
I have acne prone skin, so it's a bit too thick of a moisturizing residue left behind for me to not wash my face with my face wash afterward.
I reccoment this product to anyone looking for a new makeup remover for a better, less harsh quality, and a huge price cut compaired to most products of this nature.
I do not have sensitive skin. Upon using this product, I developed allergic reaction around my eye area.
A couple of e-mails to the company, I received my money back. Now I have a full tub of cream sitting in my drawer. Occasionally I use it around my heal for moisturising purpose.
This is one of the most gentle makeup removers i've ever used! It takes EVERYTHING off. Unlike other makeup removers (Neutrogena epsecially) it doesn't dry out your skin as well.
Usually I massage the cream onto my face to loosen the makeup. Then I tissue it off. It is quite oily and leaves a little residue that comes off with cleanser.
The only con is that it has mineral oil :(.
This is the best product for removing makeup I have ever found. It can remove long-wearing makeup, stage makeup, face paint, anything you want to try. You just take a dollop and massage it into your face and then wipe it off.
The way I use it is to first do like I said above, and wipe off the makeup with cotton pads, then put another bit on my face and spend more time massaging it into my face and make sure I get every last bit of dirt off. Then I either wash it off with warm water and a muslin cloth or a washcloth, or I wipe it off again and wash my face afterwards with water and some kind of facewash. The Ponds gets rid of all the makeup, then the facewash gets rid of all the Ponds! My skin tends to be oily and acne-prone so just wiping it off isn't enough for my peace of mind. If I do just wash it off with water and a cloth I make sure I don't do it too often, and sometimes put on benzoyl peroxide afterwards (I'm following the acne.org regime, but less stringently now cos I don't need to). I also use it more this way in winter, if my skin is drier because of the cold.
I love ponds cold cream. It takes up all my makeup effortlessly, even waterproof mascara. It is gentle on my skin, doesn't dry it out or cause redness.
It can leave a residue on your skin, especially of you take it off with a tissue rather than a face cloth, but a little toner gets rid of it easily.
I've tried other brands of cold cream but I've never found one I like as much as pond's. I love the scent and how thick it is - a little goes a long way so a jar lasts ages.
I've given the packaging a high rating because in the UK it comes in small glass jars inside a cardboard box like face cream.
I only use cold cream when I have scary-dry skin or when I need to remove heavy makeup (think 60s mod look - thick eyeliner, eye shadow, false eyelashes, etc...). It is "greasy" so you may need to cleanse afterwards with a mild facial wash (this depends on whether or not the cold cream clings to your skin). I put it on in the shower, let it settle for about two minutes, and then I rinse it off. It removes makeup well, leaves my skin soft and non-irritated, and doesn't clog my pores. However, if you're PRONE TO ACNE I would avoid this product.
The main ingredient in this is Mineral Oil, which is something we should avoid (go to www.beautymouth.com and read Caroline's rant about it) But I can't help but continue to use this! My mom has been using it since I can remember, and it's just something that's so familiar to me...plus they had a buy one get one at London Drugs. I do like the way it makes my skin feel, all soft and moisturized. I do have oily skin, and there's only one for "Dry" and "Normal to Dry". It's still good enough for me, doesn't make me too oily, and besides I use it as my last step when I cleanse at night. I just take a little and massage it onto my face for a couple minutes, and gently wipe it off with a warm towel. Until I find something like this that I like sans mineral oil...I will continue to use it. Sorry Caroline :(
This is one of the best makeup removers I have ever tried BUT it is greasy.... so I always have it in my medicine cabinet for the long party night that I am wearing full coverage makeup or when I dye my hair dark....works to not stain your face, ears etc. with the dye.