I used this product for quite awhile. It removed makeup quite well. I would use it solely for makeup removal and then I would use a different cleanser after for my skin. It was one of the only drugstore products that effectively would remove makeup completely. However, I repurchased about a month ago for the first time in awhile (the jar is so large it lasts for awhile) and the formula is completely different. I thought I got a bad batch or something until I checked on MUA and saw the formula changed. It's horrible. It doesn't remove my makeup hardly at all and leaves my skin feeling more gunked up than before using it. I will not repurchase unless I hear they went back to the old formula. I'm so irritated because now I have to hunt down a good cleanser through trial & error. continued >>
I've used this product for a couple of weeks, and past the first week of "OMG WHY AM I BREAKING OUT SO MUCH?" I really like this as a cleanser. It feels nice, and the whole process of massaging it into your face is pretty soothing. I used to use daily exfoliators as cleansers, and this is definitely more gentle and my skin hasn't been this soft in forever. Note: you really, really need to take all of this off after use. Don't think, oh, I'll just pat it off with a dry towel. It's a cream, right? It can act as my moisturizer. No. Thoroughly wipe it off with a warm moist towel. All of it must come off. Make no mistake, this is not a moisturizer. Just a very moisturizing cleanser.
My label says "Cold Cream Cleanser" and then, of course, you have the Deep Cream Cleanser and the Cold Cream Moistuizer....judging by the ingredients, they are all pretty much the same.
I've been using this since I was a teen to remove makeup, but never as an actual cleanser, it leaves too much oily film behind. It's really nice to use, has a soft pleasing scent, and feels good to massage into your skin, being such a light, luxurious cream. I use it to remove my eye makeup, then apply to my entire face, wipe with a soft tissue or warm wet washcloth, then wash with cleanser or natural bar soap. The thin layer of oil provides a little cushion, keeps the soap from stripping my skin....but for me, it's important to get it all off. Mineral oil and my skin are just not friends, so I try not to leave any residue behind.
I love the container, so old fashioned - remember when it was white milkglass??? Still, for sanitation's sake, it would be better if it were in a tube or pump bottle. Other than that, it does the job, removes even the most stubborn eye makeup, and feels good to use. About $3 to $6, depending on where you get it. I wish it still came in the glass jar, though!
This is one of my favorite products right now. I have normal skin that becomes slightly oily after a few hours, and I use mild cleansers to avoid drying my skin. I hated having to remove eye makeup and longwearing foundation at night because it took me forever, and I'd still have residue around my eyes. I have to remove 100% of my eye makeup, or I end up with puffy undereyes that last all day, and it drives me nuts.
I've started using this cold cream, and I think it feels very soothing to massage it into my skin and break down my makeup. I even rub it into my lids and lashes to emulsify my mascara, then I wipe it off with cotton. No rubbing forever like with other removers. I then use a gentle foaming cleanser (like the Neutrogena natural bar) to remove everything, and my skin is clean, soft, and happy.
I have to give this product credit for fixing my puffy eyes problem because it removes EVERYTHING when I cleanse at night, and without irritation and rubbing.
I have a Love Hate relationship with this product.
I love how easily it removes my foundation, eye makeup, and lip makeup. I put it on my face, let it warm up for at least 5 minutes and then I use a warm clothe to wipe off my melted makeup.
I hate that the first ingredient is mineral oil.
I dislike that I have to dig my hand into a jar to scoop out the product and I also disagree that it is a 'deep soap free cleansing' product... in between the mineral oil and beeswax in the ingredients....definitely not! I've heard of the 'oil cleansing' method for cleaning the face, but it Never involves using mineral oil as the oil of choice.
I will finish this jar and not repurchase. I'll stick to my carrier oils to dissolve my face makeup. They are skin friendly, pocket friendly, and environmentally friendly.
I used to really like using this cold cream, but lately this just doesn't excite me anymore - perhaps due to the changed formula? I used to use this for makeup removal sometimes, but I don't feel like it is effective enough in removing my eye makeup. Also, while this is moisturizing, I dislike the filmy residue it leaves on my face after I've wiped it clean. I've never been a fan of the packaging for sanitary reasons. I'll probably use up the one I have now for nights when my skin is feeling dry (to heavy for daytime use IMO), but I probably won't repurchase.
I have struggled with SUPER oily skin, sensitive skin, and moderate acne (t-zone only) since my early teens. Basically, a trifecta of bad skin. I have tried everything from super chemical to super natural and everything in between. Currently, I am on my second try of Retin A Micro which has changed my skin drastically. I am much clearer and have almost no scarring, but I am often still very oily and have frequent bouts of dry, patchy flakes (side affect of Retin A).
EVERYTHING I have used to cleanse with the Retin A has left me too dry and dehydrated. I stumbled across Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser and decided to give it a try. After reading reviews and doing my ingredient research, I was a little afraid. There are a couple ingredients which are listed as comodegenic, but nothing too awful. Still, I wa intrigued.
I'm on day four of cleansing with just the Pond's and I use a little CeraVe to moisturize after. I massage the Pond's in and rinse with a damp, warm cloth. My skin has never looked better! I am shocked. My oil production has visibly gone down and I haven't had any dry patches either. So far, no breakouts. I am still on the oily side, but that's definitely just part of my genetics. I am IN LOVE with this stuff. I would suggest this to anyone with sensitive, oily skin and especially to anyone trying Retin A because, as good as this stuff is for acne, it makes skin dry as hell and often makes people quit before they start seeing the beautiful results.
Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser is a definit must try!!!
I have never reviewed a product in my life but I had to sign up to write about this one (yeah this will be a long review). I always read a thousand reviews before buying anything so I figured I better contribute to someone else's buying doubts.
Let me start by saying I have only been using this for 5 days. I was going to wait but I couldn't help it. I will also mention that while I do have dry skin, I have pretty bad skin as far as acne goes. Incredibly frustrating as I'm 25 years old and feel like this should be gone by now and all of my friends who do nothing to their skin are clear and to-die-for. And yes I've tried everything. When I was younger I did the medication from the derm. That didn't really work. I used proactiv and the pill for probably 3-4 years up until last year and I was pretty happy with my skin. So of course I went off both because my mom was freaking out about the pill being bad for you and I didn't want to use proactiv forever because it really is like drugs for your skin and didn't want to rely on that. Needless to say within about 3 months my skin went nuts. Breaking out all over the place and places I never used to. It was horrible. I immediately went back to proactiv and it did NOTHING for me. Made everything worse. So began the cycle of trying every freaking product/method/natural supplement in the universe. I've done it all. Nothing worked.
Which brings me to now. I have resisted going back to the dermatologist (only because I don't believe they properly diagnose individual cases and I don't want to treat it with drugs. I firmly believe that's only a temporary solution) and even when I've been reduced to tears over my skin I forged on. Thanks to a lot of research on different sites and the lovely fellow reviewers... I decided to try this Ponds Cold Cream. Yes I was scared that the ingredients were on the "no-no" list by every acne site in the world. But i was also really excited because a) if this worked (which alot of people claimed it has) it's dirt cheap and b) it's so lovely smelling and totally something gramma's do that it's actually a fun routine and I would LOVE washing my face.
Again, it's been 5 days. I've never seen results like this from any of the zillion products I've tried. My skin is clearing significantly (joy joy joy). It's no longer dry and itchy. It's really fun to wash my face (haha!). It's easy, fast, I don't have to shower everyday to feel clean, it smells wonderful (like roses and gramma's bathroom). I could go on forever but I only have 3500 characters left. Bottom line, I"m amazed and happy and everytime I text my mom "skin improving again today" i get a reply saying "GO PONDS!!"
So as for my routine just for a quick run down: I've tried to use this as simply as possible. I don't want to use a wash after or a million other products. So I don't. At night, i smear it all over my face, let it sit while i warm up a washcloth, gently wipe it off, and done. The washcloth actually takes off most of the moisture too so I rarely even have to dry my face with a towel. I then put some lavender essential oil (straight up) onto my problem areas (mostly chin/jawline) and on any spots (no they aren't completely disappeared already but the improvement is out of this world). I let that dry, and since my face isn't drying up like a pruney raisin from my cleanser, I can let the lavender soak right in. Then I put some more Pond's on!! same stuff. a little less. But cover my face like a moisturizer. I personally love the oily look haha. And go to bed. I always wake up in awe that it looks better than the day before and not ONE NEW ZIT! In the morning, I smear it on either before the shower, or use a washcloth again. Then my lavender. Then I'm using "Yes to Carrots" rich moisture day cream during the day because it's alot better under makeup and soaks in fast. This stuff is also unREAL and I would recommend it to anyone. Smells so good too and now my dog smells like it because we cuddle so much and I love it. His head is like almond extract and baby powder. YUSSS!!!
If anything goes majorly wrong I will update but so far.... just try it. I could cry tears of joy from the improvement it's brought me. And DON'T think that the ingredients are bad for acne prone skin!!! it's all cosmetic grade ingredients so it won't break you out. trust me. I'm proof. and EVERYTHING breaks me out. worst. Anyway try it. Hope you like it as much as I do. Just think, how come no one in the olden days had acne? They all ate dairy (even though I'm lactose so I don't eat much of it but I don't think you should have to change your diet). No i don't think you should eat McDonalds or Burger King but cutting out basic foods I don't think is a sacrifice you need to make. I cut out dairy cold turkey and it didn't do much for me. And they had PONDS *musical interlude*. This stuff just rules.
My skin is horribly dry due to my accutane treatment and I needed a good makeup remover for cheap. This was on sale for 50% off so I thought, why not? And picked it up. Based on the ingredients, I wasn't so sure it would work out. It's pretty much just mineral oil plus thickeners and I knew this wasn't going to be water-soluble so I was afraid it would break me out. At first I just tried to use it like a regular cleanser (i.e. no wash cloth) and it was horrible. My face was super oily and I followed with a cleanser twice. I regretted buying it.
Next day I tried it with a wash cloth and it was actually amazing. All the makeup came off (eyeliner needed a separate remover) and left my skin feeling moisturized, clean, and not oily. Even so, I followed with Cerave's cleanser for dry skin and their cream moisturizer from the jar mixed with Theraplex from my dermatologist. Ever since using the cold cream, my pores aren't clogged and my skin has been soft and not as dry.
Honestly, this far exceeded my expectations. I actually like it more than an oil cleanser, especially since it's much cheaper. I didn't expect it to work any better than any makeup remover, but my skin has improved noticeably after a full week's use. Beautypedia has it at a mediocre rating, yet it worked out well for me. Perhaps this only works for very dry skin, like mine is currently. I'm not so sure I'd like it when my skin was extremely oily and broken out. continued >>
I've tried every cleanser on the market, usually gravitating toward acne-fighting products. Recently, however, my acne got so much worse than usual that I was at a loss. Out of the blue for a couple of days, I started only using moisturizer to remove my make-up: no salycilic acid, no benzoyl peroxide, no SOAP even. And within a day, I swear my pimples, redness, and even old acne marks began to heal. Then it dawned on me: I was over-treating a condition that, in adulthood, might be more due to lack of moisture than excess moisture. I read up on what an effective, moisture-based cleanser that was known to be good against acne and yet was emollient, safe, and time-trusted. I hit upon good old Ponds cold cream. It's been a week now, and my skin is clearer every single day. I haven't touched my BP cream or any acid-containing cleansers at all. My regime is as follows: in the morning, put a generous amount of Ponds on my dry skin. Take a shower. Once out, just wipe off with a clean, damp washcloth. Follow with Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Day with SPF. In the evening, repeat (but instead of leaving the Ponds on while I shower, leave it on while I brush my teeth), but for evening moisturizer use instead Boots Expert Sensitive Skin Moisturizer. Once these two are used up, I may get even more old school and try out some Olay Beauty Fluid as my night moisturizer.
Sometimes the old standbys are that way for a reason.