Just wow. I picked this up so many times years ago when I was enamored with old Hollywood because the concept appealed to me, but always ended up putting it back because of the mineral oil it contained. Not using an oil packed product on oily skin is a no-brainer, right? Now I wish I'd tried it sooner; this stuff is fantastic. I use it about 3 times a week, on my full face makeup days, which happen to be the days I'm required to drive into the office and mingle amongst civilized people. I just put it on, massage it in, then wipe it off with a warm, wet washcloth. It does feel a tad greasy when I'm done, but it's not that bad and the next morning, my skin is incredibly soft and smooth. I annoyed everyone, stopping just short of attacking complete strangers, with my excited, "Look! Look! My big forehead wrinkle is totally gone! Ponds, homies, PONDS!" When I first started using it, I developed a few blemishes on my chin, but I think those were just some of my monthly friends that like to pop up, because if anything, my skin looks clearer than ever now.
The packaging isn't the greatest, since it's the scoop out kind, and end of the day, pre-shower hands aren't the cleanest, even after a wash at the sink, but I can live with that, especially since I bought the smaller sized tubs BOGO at Walgreens. It gets off all of my makeup, except for my UD eyeliners (I bust out the jojoba oil for those), and I don't have to moisturize afterwards, like I do on my sweaty, working outside days when I use a different cleanser. I use it on my neck, too, because it totally plumps up the wrinkle like lines I've had since high school.
Thank you, MUA, because I don't think I ever would have broken down and bought it if I hadn't read the good reviews here. Now my inner Joan Crawford can run free and terrorize the dogs with wire coathangers in the evening.
This stuff is great, I luv it. I use it as my makeup remover because most other products tend to leave my skin red and burning afterward, especially around my eyes. I need to use a cleanser after using this to remove the "greasy" buildup feeling. But as a makeup remover its my must!!
Great as a makeup remover. I would need to use a regular cleanser to remove the cold cream afterwards. However, this cold cream is great to remove Revlon Color Stay Foundation! Just for this purpose, I will buy it again.
It took me quite q while to actually buy this one.....I kept it in mind, but never bought it.
My skin is the perfect combination-type.............Not easy to manage. I use the combination/oily cold cream. It is GREAT. It does not dry out my skin or make it breakout. It took care of the flaky nose/cheeks, and remove dirt and makeup perfectly.
The only thing is the packaging is absolute crap.....I use it in the shower and everytime I get water in it, I cannot get it out without pouring half the bottle down the drain....Happened two times, I was PISSED.
But what counts is the product, so I will definately buy this again and again.
it does a really good job at reamoving make-up. does leave the face greasy, and not as gentle as some professional eye make-up removers. however, for the price, no complains.. really dont like the grease tho,.
I use this to remove all my makeup and junk from my face and I have to say I really like this product! It does what it claims, it removes makeup and even waterproof mascara! I didn't notice it breaking my skin out, in fact I believe this actually helped clear my skin by removing all the nasty junk on my face. Now I know the biggest negative about this product is the oily residue left on your face after using this. But then again, I always use this prior hoping into the shower where I wash my fash again with a cleasner, so I really don't mind it. Another little peeve of mine about this product is the packaging. Yes, it's packaged in a very cute tub, but once you start using it up and reaching the bottom, it gets really difficult to pick up product. I hate digging my hand into the bottom of the tub, I wish it came with a pump! Other than that I will definitely continue to purchase because it's cheap and it does it's job well!!
I was using cetaphil as daily cleanser and still do like it - but I noticed a lot of MAalleyers writing that cetaphil is not an ultra effective makeup remover (sunscreen blush foundation lipstick) - and that Ponds is. And they were right!
I slather a bit on, let it sit a moment, then tissue off.
It is a bit rich - so esp in hot weather, I then follow with a bit of cetaphil. It cleans the skin without stripping it dry, and my face feels refreshed.
I have normal, slightly sensitive skin and have enjoyed using this product - cheap, effective, pleasant to use.
Ponds: it's old-school, it's affordable, it's effective. What could be better? My skin is normal and my Mom (who has been using it all of her adult life and has beautiful skin) has oily skin. I agree with past comments that I don't use it every day as it is emoilent, but as an overall make-up remover followed by a rinse or water-spritz, will do your skin wonders.
This stuff is excellent at removing makeup. I was amazed the first time I tried it. I agree that a little goes a long way. In the winter this is my face wash of choice just because my skin gets dry. In the warmer months I sometimes have to wash my face again with another cleanser to get the oily feeling off, but I don't mind the extra step just because it does such an awesome job at removing my makeup.
I am in love with this product! I was always skeptical about it whenever it was mentioned for some reason, but it's truly awesome! I used to take off my makeup with a normal, clear makeup remover, but I have found this to be SO much better. It take everything off sooo easily, and leaves your skin moisturized too. Will definitely repurchase.