This makes a great eye makeup remover! I don't like to use it over my whole face because it leaves a waxy layer and I do have acne prone skin. I just run out of my Nivea eye makeup remover (which worked OK) and my mascara base wouldn't wash off with the Shiseido Benefiance foaming cleanser. So I dabbed some of my mom's cold cream on and took it off with a tissue after massaging gently. It did the trick nicely without irritating the delicate area under my eye, leaving it oh so soft!
This is the best makeup remover in the whole world. I've used it since my teens and tried different remover for over 20 plus years but I always come back to Ponds. Cleansing power beats other high priced brands. Cleans all traces of waterproof mascara and eyeliner gel around the eyes so quickly and gently.
This stuff has endured for a reason. For dry, sensitive skin, it's the bomb. I resisted for years because it's not fragrance-free, but once I tried it I never looked back. I massage a bit into my skin and wipe off with a hot, wrung-out washcloth. Very relaxing, leaves skin clean and glowy -- no tightness. Skin is clear and soft in the morning. Better than Cetaphil, better than Dove. Try it.
This is the only cleanser I can use on my super sensitive skin. I just massage it in, and either tissue off or wipe off with a warm washcloth. It leaves my skin soft, glowy, and perfect! My HG product.
my skin is combination type breaks out at time of month or when my thryoid problem or iron level is low.I have used many famous cleansers eve lom liz earle cleanse & polish olive oil mac oil lancome clarins cleansers i can honestly say i havent found anything that can beat this yet.There are times especially near time of month when i can break out a little or in summer months because i spend alot of time outdoors so use sunscreen daily and it can get sensitive becaus eof using.Also to remove eye make up all over face makeup nothing has beaten this for me.I use mainly in evenings becaus ei am so busy in mornings its like a luxury treat for me this i massage n my face my couple of minutes in circular movements and on eyes then wipe off gently with a thin hand towl io have for the face which i rinse in warm water then wipe .It wipes off all makeup. My main concern for cleansers is that i want them to do the job without MAKING MY SKIN REACT in a negative way or get dry.It has always done the job im really happy with this and have used for approx a year now and will carry on doing so.It doesnt make me break out either!!!whether this was 50 pounds or one pound i would still buy this cleanser its really fab its a treat.Just to let yous know also boots have brought out their old clasic cleanser again recently which is a rose cold cream one that is excellent too but this one is my all time fave yet i dont mind paying whatever but i want the right product that actually works so go on try it what have u gotta lose just a few pounds wilkinsons in england sell this for 1.99 and boots sell for 3.99 so a bargain really!!!!!!!!!!! all the best try especially if u have sensitive skin or use cosmetics alot even on eyes.all the best.I have acne prone skin and this is only cleanser i can use how much ii want without breaking out
This product is the best cleanser for make up. I use it when I come home very late at night and I dont want to get my clothes or face that wet from washing my face from party make up. I put about a half dollar size all over my face and rub it in. Then I take a moist wash clothes to wipe it off. It takes off all my make up even waterproof mascara I put on with a primer. It leaves my skin very clean and also moisturized. I don't even have to put on lotion. I just use this cream and go to sleep.
Hmnnn........after reading several reviews here I hope I can clear up some confusion. Any cold cream you use is not a cleanser in the traditional sense, not to be used as a cleansing agent but rather as a m/u remover. The only way to use this is to smear heavily over your face & eyes, tissue off all m/u, then use a facial cleanser, & hopefully you follow up with a toner that contains a small amount of alcohol such as witch hazel (14% alcohol) to ensure all traces of m/u has been removed. Remember that foundation is a liquid that sinks deep into pores so simply washing your face will not adequately remove it, yet if you follow the 3 steps above your face will be clean as a whistle. And cold cream is not a moisturizer & shouldn't be used as one. Just my opinion.
After reading so much about this product on the site I decided to get this in a swap as it is not possible to buy this in Germany. The only thing I liked about this cleanser was the soothing fragrance. This is a very thick cream which does not wash off without extremely hot water and a washing cloth. Upon applying this to my face I actualy read the production description again (while in the shower) to make sure that this was indeed a cleanser and not a moisturizer. Definitely not a product for oily and acne prone skin. I did suffer some breakouts after using this twice. I think the only people who benefit from this cleansing product are those with very dry skin. There is absolutely no feeling of clean skin after using this. I have been actually using it on my legs as I do have very dry skin on my body.
UPDATE - based on a kind mail that I received from a fellow MUA user, this product should be used as a make up romover and not a cleanser. OK.. then the manufacturer should write the instructions as such so people understand how the product should be used. By the way, I did wash off with a cleanser. I have used cold cream cleansers from Avene and have not had this experience. As stated, I think this will work great for dry skin types.
I did not strongly dislike this product, nor did I like it enough to purchase again. It seemed to burn my skin. I do not have sensitive skin, so this surprised me. I may be allergic to one or more of the ingredients. I can only assume that if someone has seensitive skin, they should not try this.
Update 2: Egh. It does it's job of getting tough make up off the face but I overrated it last time. Like the scent. Will use this occasionally.
Update: I love, love, love this product. This is the first time in the past several years that I am acne free and have beautiful, soft skin. I'm at the point where I am comfortable using this product alone for my evening cleanse. Before I always followed with a cleanser. I love the cleansing/moisturizing capacity of the cold cream. Thank you, Ponds!
I've been using the cold cream for a couple of months now. I've become a big fan. I especially love to use it now in the dry winter months.
This year was a horrendous year for acne and me. About 4 months ago, I finally had my dermatolist give me hormonal/acne reducing pills, got onto prescription strength Retin A, and my cystic acne has all but disappeared. Because of this medication, my skin was drier than normal. I've since stopped my medication but have continued to use Retin A. Needless to say, my skin loves the feel of Ponds cold cream at the end of the day!!! I massage it in for a few minutes, letting my make up melt away. I follow by tissuing off and a quick rinse with cetaphil cleanser. I am leery of not washing after the cold cream as I tend to have a heavy hand when applying make-up and need the extra wash cycle.
Overall, I highly recommend this.