I have always used cleansing oils to remove my makeup, but at $20+ for a 5 oz bottle of Mac cleanse off oil, I have been searching high and low for cheap duplicates. While Ponds works really well at removing all my makeup (down to my waterproof mascara), the film of grease it leaves behind takes a bit of work to remove. And whenever you are using washcloths and tissue papers so much, it will sooner or later take a toll on your delicate under eye area. You will also need to be using up more cleansers and toners to remove that greasy film. The affordability is not enough to justify the hassle and potential risk. Sorry Ponds lovers.
I wish I would have started using this looong ago! I love it... I use it at night to remove my makeup. It does make the skin feel soft and clean. As some other people on here mentioned, it does seem to leave a bit of a film behind. I wouldn't call it oily - it actually feels like you just moisterized. I don't wash after using cold cream because I like the feeling.
At night only, I massage cold cream into my face and use a soft warm moist face cloth to remove it. I wait 10 or 20 minutes or so (until my face is dry) and then follow up with my night treatments.
I use a different face wash in the morning (currently Neostrata Oil Free Gel Cleanser). I find it really balances that moist ponds cream.
I am in my mid 30s, and have always had pretty good (fair) skin. I did notice my skin was starting to look a little grayish and run down. It has come back to like now and I really think Ponds has played a part in that.
I think for daytime this would be too heavy for me, unless I followed it up with another facewash (which I think is a waste).
Anyway, I love it and it will be my regular night facewash
This is another product I really wanted to like because of all the good things I've heard about it. It does a great job of removing makeup and I really liked how it made my skin feel afterwards, but it broke me out and it stings like a B if it gets in your eyes. I ended up returning it.
Wowow. This works amazing at taking makeup off. Best thing I have ever used. You just take a dollop out of the jar and plop some under each eye and massage it in! I take some from each eye and massage all over my face to remove oil and dirt. It's so creamy and soothing on the face. I wiped it off last night (the first time I've ever used it) and my skin looked great. Redness diminished, especially between my eyebrows because I had just plucked them, lol. My pores looked a little smaller. Especially on my nose which has crater like pores, which makes my nose look old and wrinkled. After, I washed my face with my cleanser and put some extra cold cream on my acne marks on my forehead. I was worried I would break out from this, but this morning I was greeted with clear and glowing skin. It did have a very slight effect on my marks; they were a little lighter. And my pores were refined. However, I think this might have caused a few blackheads to reappear on my cheeks.
I'm not surprised if some people can't use this. When I was young, Ponds clogged my pores. I still avoid Ponds on warm days. However, after using acne products for the past few years, Ponds is gentle for my skin during winter months. I especially need Ponds the morning after using retin-A/tazorac at night, and whenever I take off and reapply my makeup more than once a day. The morning after tazorac, I rub warm towel gently over my face to remove Ponds, and any flakes that may be caused by tazorac. Whenever I need to reapply makeup, I just spread Ponds, wet towel off, then do my face again, lotion optional.
On makeup days, I use other waterless makeup remover to precleanse eyes and face first. After that, I spread Ponds cold cream on my face, steam for a few minutes, then wipe off with wet towel. Sometimes I incorporate scrub or at home microdermabration system or sonic brush at the end of this routine with a foaming cleanser. The reason I use steam is because on cool days, hot cloth only stay warm for a second or two.
I have been using the Ponds Classis and Ponds Cucumber Cold Cream alternatively. The Cucumber cold cream is lighter and not as oily. While the classic feels heavier, it seems to deep cleanse a little better IMO. In cold winters, I also use Noevir 105 and Signature Club A cleansing cream. They all work fine but can't be purchased locally. Ponds comes in large jars and is readily available in every stores 5 minutes away.
Like I said, I couldn't use Ponds when I was young. So if you're like me with skin more matured, give Ponds another try. You may be pleasantly surprised.
I love this, it takes off all the makeup and eyes (without rubbing). Rub onto dry skin, then use moist hot washcloth to take off. I use a toner to get off the 'film' that other users are referring to. It feels great on my combo skin type, and no acne flare ups yet. I did notice an acne cycst decrease in size. I like this better than Purpose, Noxema, clean and clear.
The company limits animal testing and uses it only where required by law.
I am considering the CVS generic alternative. Looks to be very similar and cheaper.
I bought this base on the good reviews. I used it the same day & it removed all my makeup but I noticed an oily type film on my skin afterward which I thought was weird. I followed with my cleanser like I do after all my makeup removers & I still felt the film. The next day I had pimples all over my face! I didn't even bother to try using it again. continued >>
Pond's cold cream is great for removing foundation, eye makeup etc. Its moisturizing and safe to use on my super sensitive rosacea skin. The only con about this cream is the fragrance. I have used this to remove eye makeup and the fragrance bothered my eyes. It worked really well but it just isn't worth the eye irritation.
I bought this based othe reviews here. I like to cleanse my skin twice at night. Once to remove makeup then another to just make sure ita all gone and in winter cleansing twice with my paulas choic skin balancing dries out my skin too much.
At first I thought it was going to be a disaster first off fragrance and second it's waxy. But it leaves me skin feeling so so smooth and subtle. But after awhile I did break out probably more the fragrance then anything.
So I decidd to try Paula's moisture boost cleanser instead and love it! Don't know why I d
Tried a fragrance product again.
I bought it, my skin felt tight after using it which it never does but I thought it must have been some sort of amazing moisturizing tightening effect. Woke up the day with loads of tiny bumps all over my face and my skin felt uncomfortable. I guess it was an allergic reaction as I do have fairly sensitive skin and have had a history of eczema. Anyway I took some antihistamines, gave the rest of it to a friend and wished her better luck with it. I would not personally recommend this product but I know it will work fine for many of you, just know you have been warned!