Oily oily oily! This thick cream did remove my make up but it stung my eyes like hell!!! It was also hard to wash off. Sorry Ponds.......
I really wanted this time-tested and inecpensive product to work for removing my makeup and sunscreen, and it did. But it also irritated my eyes (making them blurry, red, and watery), was very difficult to remove, and ended up *really* clogging my pores and giving me small whiteheads even though I use Retin-A Micro and used a warm washcloth/sponge and follow up cleanser to remove it. I felt that I was being too rough with my skin.
I think the waxes & fragrance may be a problem for me and the fact that it just doesn't rinse well. I don't have problems with mineral oil. I also disliked the tub as I was always looking around for something to scoop the cream out with. continued >>
Lovely. The texture, the fragrance, the cleansing ability, the smoothness of my skin afterward...it's all simply lovely. Ahhhhhh....
ETA: If your water is warm enough, an additional cleanser isn't necessary and this cleans incredibly well without any residual oil. My best results are achieved by gently steaming. Feels sooo good and my skin looks great!
Okay, I cannot find the option for the oily/combination version of the cold cream on here. It is a light, runny cream and smells like cucumber...
I used the normal cold cream, and it was too thick for me (it is summer...) and my skin felt clogged. BUT I will re-try when my skin is dry in the winter. I love it on my hands and feet at bedtime for a moisture treatment.
The cold cream I am currently using (oilycombo skin, green cap) is great. It removes makeup and my skin feels amaaaaazing afterwards. I then wash with a dab of spectro gel to get anything remaining, and use Neutrogena healthy skin night cream.
My skin is healing, acne scars fading... and it just feels.... healthy!
I also started using olay 7 signs serum in te am as a primer.
I love cold cream to remove dirt, city smog, and anything in my skin. If you love the idea of cold cream but find the thick one bad for your skin, try this one before you give up on cold cream all together!
I bought this product today after reading the reviews on MUA..and all i have to say is - i cant believe i went on so long without this! Not only did it get all the makeup off with a paper towel, but i only needed a little bit! my advice is just to dampen the paper towel slightly, then use that to take a little out of the bottle to avoid any contamination with fingers or what not...then i followed up with my cetaphil and my face looked soo clean!! I also have combination skin, oily in the tzone and even hours after using this, that the oil content on my nose was noticebly less- awesome product!!
I only use this as a makeup remover. This seriously removes everything - I mean everything! All the products that people complain about being impossible to remove, this stuff will remove in a blink, haha, literally! I've had to do some work on stage, and as some of you may know, stage makeup is very heavy. One time I had to do old age makeup, and we all know how long that takes to put on. So when I get home after those kind of performances, all I want to do is take it all off. I just take a good dollop of this in my hands and simply rub it all over my face, and for my eyes I will use a q-tip to spread this gently over the eyeliner and my lashes. I then take some toilet paper (I find that toilet paper is so much better than normal tissues because it's a whole lot softer!) and wipe off all of the cream from my face. Finally I wash my face really well, because this sometimes breaks out my skin if I don't wash all of this off my face, and then I'm makeup free! Some days I will take a warm washcloth and gently massage my face just to avoid any whiteheads from forming.
I guess I could give this 4 lippies because it does break out my skin if I don't use this properly, but because this is such a wonderful eye makeup remover, I can't help but give it all 5 lippies. Other personal complaints I have for this product is the packaging...and maybe the smell. You have to dip your hands or your q-tip into the jar to get the product, which is unsanitary and messy. This product also has its own distinct smell, so if you're very sensitive to products with strong scents, you may want to avoid using this all over your face. I've gotten used to it after so many uses.
But all in all, I don't think I will ever use any other makeup remover than this one. It's cheap, and the small jar will last a good year even when using it quite regularly. Would definitely recommend this as a makeup remover (not sure as a cleanser because I haven't used it specifically just to clean my face...) :)
Best makeup remover ever. My mother had this one right! should have payed attention when i was little! no traces of eyemakeup after use, but leaves a little grease, but easily wiped off.
I really tried to like this product really I did. After using it for one week .. my skin felt really moisturized, but after the second week ... my skin felt really itchy during the day and my skin began to look a little dull and also made my skin break out.
Plus having to clean my skin twice was a little trouble some
I'm sorry, maybe I'm just too acne-prone to be comfortable with the idea of putting something so greasy on my face. I gave it a shot a few times but I felt like I just could not get the film off of my face no matter how much I scrubbed and rinsed. Besides this, it didn't even remove all of my eye makeup! (Plus, who likes the idea of rubbing Crisco onto their eyes??) There are several other effective, less greasy methods of cleansing and removing makeup. This is probably good for people with dry skin who never break out but it's definitely not for me.
I used to make this work for me once when I was in my 20's and the then a few years back. My aunt was all praise about it so I really tried to like it that I tried different versions. But sadly, it gives me huge cystic acne each time.
EDIT: I find my true HG in Babor Hy-ol. The best cleanser in my opinion. Try it.