it's works wonders as a make-up remover. and since i have extremely dry skin it's a great moisturizer for me as well. it's a must for all those who have dry skin. And the price is pretty affordable too. The only problem is you'll love so much that you'll finish the whole jar real quick. I know i would. I'll need one every month.
Great cleanser/makeup remover. It will take eye makeup right off. I smear it around my whole face, tissue it off, then use witch hazel to get rid of the slickness. I do this every night before bed. My skin tends to be dry so this leaves it soft and moisturized. No breakouts or oiliness. I also use it around my scalp when I color my hair to keep the color from running...way better than Vaseline! It also works well for razor burn/windburn/sunburn to add some moisture. A little of this goes a long way and the big jar lasts me the better part of a year.
Edit 9/28/11: I have also discovered, like other reviewers here, that this makes a fantastic base for liquid makeup. Just a little, though! It really is all-purpose...
Love this product. I use it as a body cream, face cream and makeup remover. It does all three very well. A 15oz jar costs $3 so it's a great value. My skin is usually really dry and sensitive so this works great for me. I don't get any bad reactions and it keeps my skin moisturized all day.
I love using cold cream to remove my make up. I was tired of paying $8.00 for a small jar of pond's and spotted this huge jar for $3.99. I actually like this more than Pond's. It is lighter in texture than the Pond's and easier to remove, but still does a great job of removing my make up, even mascara. I remove my make up with this and follow with a gentle cleanser and after a week my skin is looking smoother and is softer. No breakouts either! A must try if you like cold cream.
And to the previous rude, ignorant reviewer. I am an older white woman.
*Update* I see the rude reviewer edited her review to take out her racist comments.
Just so everyone knows. I was looking into trying this product, but I didn't, because one of the ingredients is Isopropyl Myristate!!!! Yuck! This product clogs pores like none other! I used another cream with this ingredient and I broke out in rash-like acne! Don't buy it! Don't waste your time!
Ladies, THIS WORKS! I wear heavy makeup for work, and this cream really cuts through it and does the job! it even takes off eye makeup and doesn't sting my eyes. It takes a bit of scrubbing at your eyes with a washcloth though! I use an astringent after and have no problems with breakouts. I gave it a 4 because I have to really work to get my eyeliner off, and that I wish it came in a pump, not a jar. The price though, ($3.50 @ dollar general) is worth a little work! I will use until it is taken off the shelves.
This cream isn't vegan but it is vegetarian. It's basically a generous tub of good old fashioned cold cream. I use it as a morning cleanser since I oil cleanse during the night. While some may complain that cold cream leaves a film, I love how soft my skin feels afterward.
I use this to remove my eye makeup, and it works great. I wouldn't dare using this as a moisturizer since i have acne-prone skin and it leaves my eye are feeling so greasy I'd be scared it would break me out. But as a makeup remover it works wonderfully and you cant beat the price.
I think my g-ma used this...so of course my mom has one in her bathroom too! I used some of my mom's the other day and holy wow was my face greasy. I rinsed for like 10 mins. and there was still a sheen to my face. I don't need it at a moisturizer. I'm just not crazy about the film it leaves on my skin after letting it soak it...(even after I rinsed my face really well) it just was too much.
Someone else hit the nail on the head when they called this product "old school". I bought this at Bi-Mart (another old school place I love looking around with all the elderly people giving me advice on what laundry detergents to avoid) for $3.97, I think.
It does remove your makeup. I don't mind spending money on quality things that will last, but I have always had a hard time spending $7 on a package of makeup remover wipes that will last maybe two weeks. That, to me, is a waste of money. Besides, I hate the smell of most of them, and the only ones I would use are MAC, which are an even bigger rip-off.
This cream is super thick, almost like it's whipped. You don't need that much, and it does come in a giant tub which will probably last me at least 4 months, if not 6. It smells perfume-y, but nothing I can't tolerate. It has not broken me out. I'm not sure that I love the residue it leaves on my face after I use it (which is why I gave it 4 lipsticks), but the times when I have only used it to remove makeup and went to bed without washing my face, I was not broken out in the morning, nor was I super greasy. 9 times out of 10, if I go to the trouble of removing my makeup at night (I know, bad) I will go ahead and wash my face with Cetaphil as well, so that's not really an issue for me.
I have not used this specifically as a facial moisturizer, simply because I have an oily t-zone and I don't need this level of moisture. I do get dry patches and we have hard water, so after I use Shiseido and Neutrogena Tone Correcting (just started using it) I dab some Vitamin E cream (Colonial Dames, which I also bought at Bi-Mart on sale for around $5.50 and I'm sad to say isn't listed under the brand name on MUA - otherwise I'd give it a 5 lip rating) around my mouth, temples, and between my brows. I also use it on my lips, and it works a hundred times better than any lip product (I've tried sooo many - Korres, Yes to Carrots, Chapstick, Carmex, etc).
So all in all, if you're looking for a well-priced alternative to those makeup remover wipes, this is a great one.