My New HG!! My Mama recommended I use this since I get really bad dry patches on my cheeks, corners of my eyes, inside my eyebrows and my nose, while everything else is oily (gotta love combo skin). Gel and Foaming cleansers tend to worsen the problem for me so I decided to give this a try. Read the label and see Mineral OIL *stop sign* that'll so break me out but I got it anyways. Had to do some tinkering around to get it to where it doesn't leave a thick greasy layer on my skin perfect for breakouts. What I do is I take a Q-Tip, get some product on it and apply dime sized amounts to both cheeks, spread across the for head and a little down the nose and chin. I then rub it in with my hands for about a minute then take a baby wipe and wipe it off my face (usually use two to make sure I got it all). Then I take a paper towel and wipe of the moisture from the wipe. I then follow up with Ponds Dry Skin Cream only difference is I rub it in longer and not wiping it with a baby wipe...just another paper towel since it leaves another layer no good for any kinda oily skin. The result...super smooth, naturally glowing, noticeably cleaner softer skin. All without water :) And I actually LOVE the way both products smell. Call me crazy if you want :P
I've been using this to remove my make up for about a year and love it. It removes all make up and dirt effortlessly. I used to hate removing make up as I had to scrub and use soap, all you have to do with this is apply to the skin and wipe off with a face washer, and off the make up will come! Highly recommend. The price (around $8 here in Australia) is also fantastic for such a good quality product and it lasts a long time as a little goes a long way.
The only downsides are if you get it in your eyes your vision will be very blurry for a few minutes. It doesn't burn or sting at all or cause any damage though so it's ahead on the majority of other products even there. It's also relatively difficult to find, at least here in Australia. The only place I have been able to buy this is Chemist Warehouse.
A definite keeper for me!
Affordable and effective! Lancome Bi-facil used to be my HG; it was expensive but worth it, I thought. Then one day I ran out of the Bi-facil, and I happened to have some Pond's Cold Cream lying around. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it removed my eye make-up (cream eyeliner, eyeshadow, waterproof mascara). It's a little messier to use that a liquid eye make-up remover, but the price point totally outweighs the minor hassle.
Best makeup remover I've tried so far (I don't know why I seem to have so much trouble with mascara!).
I have combination skin and I'm prone to breakouts, so I never JUST use the cold cream. It's more of a first step - I put some on my face and let it work while I brush my teeth, then use Cetaphil to wash the Ponds off my face. I've found this combination to be super gentile and super effective (and super cheap!). I don't really need a moisturizer when I do this (and I haven't found a moisturizer that I like yet... so that's fine).
I love it but I'm not giving it a 5 because I do need to combine it with another product to get the desired result. Also the jar gets pretty gross... I try to avoid doing it, but inevitably I dab some on one eye and stick my fingers back in the pot to scoop a little out for my other eye and dirt and mascara make their way into the jar.
After going online and finding put what cold cream was, I decided to buy this. I bought Ponds because I like their face creams. With one eye I used a wet wash cloth to wipe it off, and the other I used a dry one. I like using the wet one better. I hate using this on my face because it makes me really oily since I have combination skin. But for my eye makeup it worked amazing. I like the smell because it's very faint but I would like it better if it was scentless. You don't need a lot to remove your makeup. The package is pretty. Yup I think I'm done here. :) Will repurchase!
I have been using this for years Now and I got to say this stuff is really good. It removes my waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I use to use it all over my face but now I just use it on my eyes. I wish that this product had a pump so that it would be sanitary. But nevertheless this stuff works. It takes everything off, I just rub it around my eye area and get a slighter moistened paper towel and wip it off. Works amazing every time.
I don't have the "deep cleansing".. just the classic(?) one. It's the one with the mint green top. Before this I was using the MAC cleanse off oil (which is my HG eye makeup remover - but it was pricey!) I heard about cold cream for a while but never thought it would work well enough (for some strange reason). Recently, I decided to give it a whirl since i am now on a budget and the MAC cleanse off oil was getting too pricey. Pond's cold cream is (190ml) under $5cdn vs. MAC Cleans off oil (150ml) for about $30+cdn. I used this once and i'm already sold!!! It has a nice clean scent that's not over powering at all. It removes ALL my eye makeup (including waterproof eyeliner) quickly and effortlessly. It does take a bit more massaging [compared to MAC COO] to get the makeup off but that doesn't really bother me. I always wash my face with a facial cleanser afterwards so I don't notice the greasy film that some reviewers are experiencing (prob cuz of the mineral oil). This stuff is a MUCH cheaper version of my HG makeup remover. Definitely will rebuy!!!
PS - I use this in conjunction with the Equate makeup remover clothes and they work brilliantly together!
I used to only use this to remove my eye makeup, I was afraid my combination, acne prone skin would break out if I used it all over my face. After getting a Clarisonic, I didn't feel comfortable not taking off my makeup before using it, but I didn't want to wash it twice. In comes Ponds! It doesn't break me out like I thought it would, and makes my skin feel even softer! I love this! I get a glob, rub it all over my face, and then towel it off with a warm towel. Kinda hard to wash out of washcloths though.
I love this product. I use it more for removing makeup, and
it is my current favorite makeup remover, and I have tried A LOT of different removers.
It is super gentle, and it gets all my mascara & eyeliner off in a nice soft sweep. I highly recommend this product.
No overwhelming smell, or anything like that.
I always use this on my eyes then followup with a different daily cleanser to get the rest of my makeup remover off... if I just removed my makeup with the Ponds Cold Cream it would make my face look and feel very oily, which is why I only use it for removing eye makeup.
Love it! Give it a try. continued >>
I love this product so much! In the beginning I only used it to clean my skin, but yesterday I read some reviews of people stating that it could also remove eyemakeup.
So yesterday I put on heavy makeup, and later I cleansed it all off with cold cream. I just worked the product in on my lashes and eyebrows, let it sit for a minute or so, and then with a wet cloth I washed it all off!!! And I didnt have any dry or tingling sensation after I did that. Normally I run from the shower where I clean my eyemakeup to my room to put on some creams because my eyes just hurt, but now It already felt hydrated after cleaning.!!! I'm so happy I have this product. lovie love ya my dear coldie cream!!!