Um, WOW! If you suspect you might have sensitive skin, be a little cautious with this one. It has an ingredient in it called CERESIN. If you google it some sites will mention that it can be an irritant. I read this info and ignored it. I thought the worst that could happen if it turned out to be an irritant for me was that I'd get a couple fine bumps and some redness. I was dead wrong!!
Long story short:
I had been using Bobbi Brown's cream cleanser and balm rinse which I love. I decided to look for cheapaer versions, so I picked this up after reading the reviews.The first three days I was in love. My skin was glowing to the point where I didn't want to wear any makeup to cover up the glow. I looked simply beautiful. Also, what I thought was an added bonus was that my normally oily eyelids were starting to dry out(I have normal to dry skin everywhere else). Well, on the fourth day, I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and my eyes felt really heavy and dry and I could barely open them. I thought I was just dead tired. I used the bathroom without turning on the light and went back to bed. In the morning I rolled over to kiss my husband, and I have to tell you, I have not seen a man that scared in a long time. He was almost speechless but managed to say" Your eyes, your eyes."
I ran to the mirror and it looked like I had golf balls under my eyelids. My eyes were almost swollen shut with scaly dry skin covering my eyelids. I had puffiness under my eyes. Took 10 days to clear up. So yes, Ceresin can be an irritant to say the least!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like I had a rare reaction but thought I should warn those with sensitive skin.
This product is amazing - believe the hype!! I've always been a bit of a skincare snob, thinking that high-end products MUST be better for my skin! However despite all the money I spent on skincare products I always had acne and whatnot. That was until I found out about Acne.org Regimen which cleared my acne 99%, using a cheap, simple cleanser and moisturiser along with Acne.org's own BP. It made me think perhaps expensive is not always better?? I've always used Shu Uemura's cleansing oil / Orbis Cleansing Liquid to remove my makeup. I was at my boyfriend's one night and decide to give this cold cream a try. Bought a tub from Boots for about 4 pounds. I used a big dollop of this all over m face and massaged for a good few minutes to get all my makeup off (I wear foundation everyday). However I removed my eye makeup with a separate product prior to using the cold cream. I could see the makeup melting off and flakes coming off as well! I then wiped the cold cream off with cotton pads until they came off clean. Subsequently I cleansed with a gentle foaming cleanser. My skin felt so smooth and clean!!! I'll definitely re-purchase and once I've run out of the Shu cleansing oil I might even replace it permanently with the Ponds!!! ***UPDATE: This is actually better than the Shu cleansing oil! I have a positive rosy glow each time I clean with the Pond's cream but never got that from the Shu. Massaging my skin with it in the evening feels such a treat and is a truly luxurious and relaxing experience. Will no doubt switch over to this permanently!!*****
My mother has used this most of her life and she has gorgeous skin!! I bought a tub of this a couple months ago and i use it ever so often and I really love it! It's especially great for removing stuborn eye makeup!!! it makes youre face feel super clean and refreshed without being greasy!!
I love this product!! A little goes a long way and it makes my face feel like silk,, I put a little on my face at night to remove make up and use a got wet washcloth to take it off , then I use my acne free cleanser and toner,, then before I go to bed, I use my night cream. It is so practical and cheap. The only thing I wish it had was a pump, sometimes make up gets in the tub and i have to waste some of the product to get it out. I think this will be my staple for getting my make up off....
How i use it:
Like i'm washing my face, in circular motions. add a little bit of water to let it spread easier. tissue it off. and wash face with Cetaphil cleanser.
too oily and waxy for me to let it stay on my face. that waxy feeling makes me THINK that it'll clog my pores. though it claims that it doesn't. thats probably just paranoia though.
but it removes makeup fast. and thoroughly. very very effective. cheap and practical.
My mom bought this for my sister and I when we were like nine. I remember telling my father how well it would take care of my skin because the label said it contained "beauty oils". During the winter, nothing would remove the extreme flakes on my face and if I were desperate, I would use this as a moisturizer, though it left my face shining like the moon.
I wouldn't buy it because it contains mineral oil and mineral oil disrupts the skin from "breathing" or allowing the pores to be coated so air wouldn't cool it off. When my boyfriend and I started dating, he was using a body lotion with the second ingredients being mineral oil and he wondered why he was hot most of the time (it was the summer).
5 like this for removing eye makeup. I'm 29 and I can't be tugging at my eyelids anymore. I use this to gently remove makeup then tissue off and use my regular liquid cleanser with salicylic acid. I think this stuff is cheap and works well but I hate the scent. I like the price and how well this works.
Can I just say I get a decent amount of free high-end products from my place of employment this cold cream is just as effective if not better at removing hard-to-remove eye make-up from my face. I usually use it strickly for that purpose, but if I am lazy I use it eveywhere and it really does leave my face totally make-up free and clean. And I am combination to oily skin!
I use this cold cream every night before I go to bed. It's moisturizing but does not leave a nasty residue to my oily skin. This is great for deep cleaning and getting rid of the day's makeup... even waterproof mascara and eyeliner! A great classic.
This is a good addition to my skin care regimen. A few weeks ago I used Olay daily facials to clean of my eye make-up and the skin around my eyes being very dry and irritated. I used to use this when I was younger but got distracted by other beauty products and forgot all about. I have since re-purchased and it is the only thing I will use to remove my eye make-up from now on. It moisturized the dry skin will effectively removing all traces of make-up. Quick, easy, and effective the only downside is the smell and the greasy veil it leaves on my skin. However that is easily removed with a damp cloth. I will continue to buy.