Definitely my go-to eye m/u remover and recently I've started using it as an all over pre-cleanser. I remove it with a warm washcloth but then wash with clean & clear & follow up with an olay night moisturizer.
Good HG for sure Don't fix it if it ain't broke. continued >>
It's so hard not to love this little wonder tub. It takes of my waterproof eye makeup like a BOSS. No scrubbing or looking like a 90s grunge teenager.. Just perfectly clean skin. I have gone through maybe 15 little tubs of this stuff since I started using it in highschool. It will be hard to ever use anything else for makeup removal.
Thank God for Ponds.
My HG for eye makeup removal. Sometimes even rub a little under my eyes as under eye cream if I'm in a rush when doing my makeup and keeps it nice and hydrated.
I use this cold cream for removing waterproof mascara, and it is a WONDERFUL for that! Dipping a cotton ball or some toilet paper into the jar and wiping the cold cream on my eye lids and lashes a few times removes ~90-95% of the waterproof mascara I have on. The one downside to this stuff is that after I do this mascara removal, the cold cream sometimes gets in my eyes (and it doesn't sting or anything) and my vision is blurry for a few minutes afterwards. I just rinse it off and flush out my eyes really well and that usually solves the problem. It's not harsh on delicate eyelids or lashes; it's actually quite soothing.
I said I would not buy this again because I currently use a "wash-off waterproof" mascara. And also one jar will last me forever because that's all I use it for.
I absolutely love this product. I've tried $80+ creams and nothing compares to my faithful Pond's. My skin is dewy, soft and glows and with a light moisturizer (I use Olay's Classic moisturizer).
I remove it using warm water and a fresh baby wash cloth each time I clean my face. I no longer have any need for facials. Any blemishes I have are easily extracted without damaging my skin because it's so hydrated. I haven't had any adverse reactions to it and I have extremely sensitive skin.
I will no longer use anything other than Pond's.
Having very dry skin, I loved the idea of cleansing my face using a cream.
However, I am sensitive to DMDM hydantoin (which is included in the new formula) and developed a mild rash immediate after using the cream.
This is what I get for not reading the ingredient list (or MUA) before buying a product :P
First, I am so grateful to my fellow MUA members for helping me figure out what is wrong with my skin after using Pond's Cold Cream.
After using Pond's for more than 20 years, I started to break out in a horrible, itchy, red, unbearable rash around my neck and face. My eyes were affected too as they were out-of-control burning with redness. What?! Could this be from my beloved Pond's?!
I couldn't - and wouldn't - believe it. So I login and check to see if my fellow MUA members are experiencing what I experienced with Pond's just because I ruled out everything else. Only to learn from several posters that after nearly 100 years of the same, great, soothing cold cream women have used for many, many years that POND'S HAD THE AUDACITY TO REFORMULATE IT!
Worse yet, Pond's did this on the sneak. Whatever new ingredients they included or excluded, tore up my face and neck.
Also, let me thank my fellow MUA members for alerting me to this and informing us where to find Pond's original formula. Turns out that Walgreens' brand uses the classic Pond's formula. Sure enough, when I went to Walgreens to get it, I compared it to the current Ponds and it's true - they were completely different. I was astounded and told this story, giving credit to my wonderful fellow MUA members who caught this to the Walgreens Cosmetics Manager as well as E-mailing it to Walgreens Corporate.
I also let Pond's know by E-mailing them and calling them. Pond's was non-responsive when I told them about my fellow MUA members and what they discovered. They were equally unmoved that I was very, very upset that they changed a tried and true wonderful product and reformulated it without telling us consumers and dishonoring a classic that so many women depend on. They also made no mention of reimbursing me for the 2 jars that I threw out after my extreme rash debaucle and the only thing they asked me about that was, "Do you have medical insurance?". Unbelievable.
*** IMPORTANT *** To those fellow MUA posters who advised the rest of us on getting Walgreens brand cold cream with the following Pond's classic formula of: Mineral Oil, Water, Beeswax, Ceresin, Sodium Borate, Frangrance and Carbormer *** BE WARNED **
It turns out that my beloved Walgreens has JUST SWITCHED theirs, too! I am so upset about this! Their Walgreens brand will now be known as "Studio 35" and their cold cream is now the exact same formula as the new Ponds!
I drove around to many Walgreens in my area buying up their original version - which is Ponds original version - before it is all gone. My fellow MUA posters did me a big favor helping me solve the mystery of my rash (that cleared up in a few days after I stopped using Ponds, by the way) and told me about Walgreens version. I wish to repay the kindness by forwarning my fellow members about Walgreens and their reformulated version.
For those of you affected by Pond's "bait and switch", you need to call them and E-mail them. Their number is 800-909-9493. Also, call Walgreens at 1-800-WALGREENS.
By us getting together and telling these two companies, ESPECIALLY PONDS, how unhappy we are, that is the only way they will take our complaints seriously. I've already told Ponds that they've dishonored their customer base by completely changing their formula, especially doing it on the sneak and in many cases, have caused physical harm like what happened to me.
It's good but not the best for me. too hard to clean my skin after using it.
very oily skin, it left me :(
Great product, my Grandmother uses this and the blue top one all the time, and i started using it when i was about 12 years old to remove face paint, halloween makeup and heavy makeup when i was 16 lol... it really does take off everything, at first it does feel kind of greasy but once you wipe off everything your skin feels exreamly soft and not greasy.
i have never had an allergic reaction to this cream which is awesome ,because you would think i would since it's thick.
this stuff is really great for all ages!..only thing though i've never left ponds on my face for very long it might be why i never broke out with it.
only problems i have with it,is that it comes in a tub not a pump, less sanitary.. also it's expensive in england and you only get 50ml in canada its also expensive but you get a lot more , you get 190ml for 9 bucks maybe less if its on sale.
I don't think it even fully removes my makeup because I still catch some with my clarisonic after. It's just too thick and oily, leaving a gross film on my face.