I love this! I started using it when I was 16. It moisturizes my face nicely and takes off every bit of makeup - even water proof. It doesn't feel greasy after being removed and has helped tame my oily skin. I like to put it on my face dry, rub in, and brush my teeth and then wipe it off with a dry paper towel and then run a wet corner over my face to make sure all the grime is removed. My husband loves the smell and was impressed at how well it took off my makeup and commented on the freshness of my skin. A must have.
I don't know what kind of crazy black magic they put into this stuff but it is amazing. I've only been using it for about a week and all the redness on my cheeks is GONE. My skin is soft without feeling greasy under my moisturizer. I don't even know if I'll need moisturizer in the Summer anymore. I've been using a hot washcloth to get my face wet, rubbing a good amount of this onto my skin, using my Clarisonic over it, and then wiping it off with a hot wet washcloth. Massaging it in with my fingers and wiping it off works very well too on nights I don't use my Clarisonic. My skin looks completely different. I didn't even wear foundation today because my skin just looked so good without it. I've always spent so much money on skincare products and I can't believe this was sitting right in front of me all along for such a good price! I'm sure it won't be great for everyone, but I would definitely suggest everyone try it!
Edit: Just finished my first tub, working on my second now. This is the first product I've EVER tried that I love just as much now as I did the first time I tried it. I haven't had any breakouts since I started using this and I love going to bed with soft, clean skin. I love that I can rub this around by eyes and it gets all my eye makeup off without irritating or burning my eyes like regular makeup remover tends to. I ran out of eye makeup removed a couple months ago and haven't bought more yet because this stuff works so much better. I LOVE that this product works so well for multiple purposes!
I love this and can't believe I haven't tried it sooner. Well, I know why I haven't because now that I'm in my 30's, my skin is not only oily, it is now acne prone. Hello, welcome to adult hormonal acne. My problem areas are my chin and jaw line. I get big cystic blemishes there. I had flawless skin as a teen, nothing could upset my skin. Now, the wind can blow too hard and my face turns beet red with bumps. As I get older, I'm noticing that chemicals in skincare and the enviornment are now making my skin on the sensitive side. Because I've always had oily skin, the thought of putting a cold cream on my face was insane. Wax and mineral oil? To wash my makeup off? Are you crazy? But, I'm getting frustrated by the lack of performance in other products so I picked this old cult favorite out of desperation. My normal skincare routine was this: 1. remove makeup with 2 makeup wipes. 2. apply a salicylic acid face wash w/ Clarisonic brush and cleanse skin. 3. Tone skin. 4. apply a serum. 5. moisturize skin (even though I have oily skin, I'm also blessed with dry flakes around my chin area. Again, this is a new skin problem for me). Last night, I tried a new simple approach to my pm routine. I got rid of a few steps. 1. apply a thin layer of Ponds Cold Cream directly to my face full of makeup. I let it sit on for about 2 minutes. 2. dampened a papertowel with warm water and wiped it all off. 3. tone skin 4. moisturize skin. Actually, I really didn't need to moisturize my whole face, only my dry chin because after wiping off the cream, there is a moist residue left behind that feels nice but doesn't make me appear oily. Best of all, all traces of makeup were gone! gone! gone! No wait, best of all is this. I was so afraid to wake up with about 20,000 new blemishes, clogged pores and what not. But, when I got up and out of habit, grabbed my blemish concealer to dot my spots. When I looked up in the mirror w/ my concealer in hand, I was thinking Damn, my skin actually cleared up! The only thing I had to cover up was an old acne scar on my chin. Sooooo, now I don't need that $200 Clarisonic thingy to cleanse my makeup off. Hmmm, I wish I discovered this $6.99 miracle cream 2 years ago before I purchased the Clarisonic. The only con I can find with this product is the smell. I wish it was unscented.
Update: I'm finally done with my first tub and I'm buying another to replace it. I love this product now just as much as the first time using it. This one product has saved my skin. Forever will be a tub on Ponds near my bathroom sink!
I am very picky when it comes to things i put on my skin but i have to say this is the best. it really removes all my makeup and i have acne prone skin most of my acne is along my jaw line but so many products break me out and this is just amazing. i put a thin layer all over my face and wipe off with a paper towel yes a paper towel it makes sure it all comes off opposed to a tissue. on me it leaves a tiny residue but since i suffer from dry skin i do not wash my face after and i never break out from the little oil residue it leaves. I would probably cry if this was ever taken off the market its amazing!
Oh Pond's...We have an odd relationship. One minute we are great, the next minute I decide youíre not good enough and move on to something more expensive. My skin sucks....it's super sensitive and acne prone. I currently suffer from acne on my jaw line. I have used a gazillion products (Just Look at my reviews!) and fell in love, only to later sigh as my skin continued to be...well...sucky! Sure they helped, but I quickly learned what my skin was trying to tell me. BE SIMPLE! As a skin care junky, I love to try new products. The latest this and that and I get a slight high when I buy something new and imagine how it's going to fit into my routine (Yes I need a life!) It's not that what I have used before wasnít okay, in fact for a while there I was seriously in love. My sister has beautiful skin and does nothing special to it. She goes to bed with makeup on and never wears sunscreen, yet it's flawless! She tells me she keeps it simple. So, I decided to go back to Pond's just to experiment what might happen if I use it exclusively at night. Smearing a generous size dollop on my face, I massage gently for about a minute. I do my eyes last, then gently wipe off the raccoon eyes with a cotton pad. The rest of my face is treated to a warm washcloth for removal. This removes all of my makeup and leaves my skin smooth and moisturized. It's completely balanced and I do nothing afterwards. My acne seems to be healing and I suppose my super sensitive skin was only rebelling because it was exhausted for the amount of product placed on it daily for a number of concerns I thought I was suffering from. My skin is now pretty normal. Not too oily or dry and I would like to thank Pond's. Yes they did change their ingredients and allot of you do not like that. BUT it still works for me and as far as Iím concerned it smells the same. (I had an ancient jar to compare it to) I still love Clinique's Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, which rinses completely without the greasiness this seems to have. But, I wanted to simplify my routine so I'll stick with the Ponds!
This review/ rant is for the "Cold Cream Cleanser", in the glass jar with a pink top - I uploaded a picture since there wasn't one on here before. This is the only cold cream from Ponds I've ever seen here in the UK.
Now, I've read the reviews on here and my product is nothing like a "fluffy rich cream". Mine feels like slathering a slightly less thick Vaseline all over your face! And I am not exaggerating.
Yes, it melts the makeup off fine, eye makeup included, but then it's left there, melted, on your face. I always use a warm wet muslin cloth to remove it, and while that works for my face, for my eyes, it just doesn't take all of it off! I end up rubbing and rubbing at my eyes and still, the residue is left there, stuck in my lashes and my lashline, with all the melted mascara and what not in it. As far as I'm concerned this product is too thick to work properly and rubbing at my eyes is the last thing I want to do.
I've persisted and tried this over and over again, thinking I'm doing something wrong, but I always end up having to go in after with a second eye makeup remover.
So, why bother. There are plenty of good makeup removers out there that won't strip your skin and will be gentle on your eyes. If all else fails, try olive oil.
Not to mention how unsanitary this packaging is. If you need more product you have no choice but to double dip, and it's not like your hands are clean since your face isn't cleansed yet!
If I find the one with the minty top, I'll be tempted to try it, but the pink top one - NEVER AGAIN.
I used this product for quite awhile. It removed makeup quite well. I would use it solely for makeup removal and then I would use a different cleanser after for my skin. It was one of the only drugstore products that effectively would remove makeup completely. However, I repurchased about a month ago for the first time in awhile (the jar is so large it lasts for awhile) and the formula is completely different. I thought I got a bad batch or something until I checked on MUA and saw the formula changed. It's horrible. It doesn't remove my makeup hardly at all and leaves my skin feeling more gunked up than before using it. I will not repurchase unless I hear they went back to the old formula. I'm so irritated because now I have to hunt down a good cleanser through trial & error.
I've used this product for a couple of weeks, and past the first week of "OMG WHY AM I BREAKING OUT SO MUCH?" I really like this as a cleanser. It feels nice, and the whole process of massaging it into your face is pretty soothing. I used to use daily exfoliators as cleansers, and this is definitely more gentle and my skin hasn't been this soft in forever. Note: you really, really need to take all of this off after use. Don't think, oh, I'll just pat it off with a dry towel. It's a cream, right? It can act as my moisturizer. No. Thoroughly wipe it off with a warm moist towel. All of it must come off. Make no mistake, this is not a moisturizer. Just a very moisturizing cleanser.
My label says "Cold Cream Cleanser" and then, of course, you have the Deep Cream Cleanser and the Cold Cream Moistuizer....judging by the ingredients, they are all pretty much the same.
I've been using this since I was a teen to remove makeup, but never as an actual cleanser, it leaves too much oily film behind. It's really nice to use, has a soft pleasing scent, and feels good to massage into your skin, being such a light, luxurious cream. I use it to remove my eye makeup, then apply to my entire face, wipe with a soft tissue or warm wet washcloth, then wash with cleanser or natural bar soap. The thin layer of oil provides a little cushion, keeps the soap from stripping my skin....but for me, it's important to get it all off. Mineral oil and my skin are just not friends, so I try not to leave any residue behind.
I love the container, so old fashioned - remember when it was white milkglass??? Still, for sanitation's sake, it would be better if it were in a tube or pump bottle. Other than that, it does the job, removes even the most stubborn eye makeup, and feels good to use. About $3 to $6, depending on where you get it. I wish it still came in the glass jar, though!
This is one of my favorite products right now. I have normal skin that becomes slightly oily after a few hours, and I use mild cleansers to avoid drying my skin. I hated having to remove eye makeup and longwearing foundation at night because it took me forever, and I'd still have residue around my eyes. I have to remove 100% of my eye makeup, or I end up with puffy undereyes that last all day, and it drives me nuts.
I've started using this cold cream, and I think it feels very soothing to massage it into my skin and break down my makeup. I even rub it into my lids and lashes to emulsify my mascara, then I wipe it off with cotton. No rubbing forever like with other removers. I then use a gentle foaming cleanser (like the Neutrogena natural bar) to remove everything, and my skin is clean, soft, and happy.
I have to give this product credit for fixing my puffy eyes problem because it removes EVERYTHING when I cleanse at night, and without irritation and rubbing.