|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am furious----I think this is discontinued. I used it as precleanser before I used a foamy cleanser--it was perfect for that. Looking for a substitute to no avail--most makeup remover cleansers are sooo greasy, i.e. cold cream. Oh well, I switched to Noxema and it's OK, but I loved this stuff!. Please St. Ives, bring this back!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've used this product for years, and now can not find it in stores. Has St. Ives stopped making it?
It's great because one can massage it into dry face, clean off with wet wash cloth, and not have to splash water all over the place. I hate those cleansers which require wetting face first, lathering, rubbing, then rinsing and most of the make up comes off on the towel instead of on the wash cloth/rinse water.
It is gentle on my skin and does not require rubbing which is irritating.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is very similar to a cold cream. It works, but you just have to find the perfect method to make it work. It's really creamy and feels oily on the face, but here's how to make it work the best:
you need to wet your face with warm water to open your pores and relax your skin. Then pat your skin dry with a towel. I like to leave my skin moist. Then rub the cream around your face and let it sit for ten minutes. I recommend you massage the cream into your makeup and your face. Then wash it all off with warm water and finish with a cleanser. It is very good for loosening makeup but you still have to use something to wash your face again to remove all traces of makeup.
I just tried this on eyeshadow and it is very effective! You just have to massage the cream in.
Also, it does not foam, it is not a soapy cleanser. It has mineral oil in it which does the makeup "removing" part but it's not heavy, it's not like putting oil makeup remover on your face, it's lighter.
I personally would not purchase again because I already have makeup remover wipes and cleanser, but I recommend it if you're looking for something like this. It is certainly cheap and works at what it is for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This stuff is HORRIBLE. Do NOT buy this. It removes 0% of your makeup. It just smears your makeup around your face. The consistency reminds me of the original Olay facial cleanser... only MUCH more oily... and it leaves that slick feeling on your skin even after you have rinsed it off. Water was BEADING on my face after i rinsed it off, so you could tell there was an OBVIOUS residue. Please, people, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Do not buy this. "Makeup remover"? This is the only cleanser I've had that when used alone leaves a lot of makeup still on my skin PLUS residue from the cleanser itself. It doesn't foam like it says it does and is cream more than anything. Has a funky chemical smell, ironic. Doesn't smell like chamomile at all. I don't even trust to reuse it to wash my makeup brushes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought this on a whim, since it was so inexpensive. I have normal skin and don't wear much makeup. At most, I have BB cream and eye makeup on, so I wasn't looking for a heavy duty makeup remover or anything. It didn't really touch the eye makeup and I had some difficulty removing BB cream from the sides of my nose and stuff. Definitely doesn't feel as drying as some other face cleansers that I've tried, but this product makes my face feel almost greasy, even after I pat my face dry. The product is very creamy. I haven't experienced any breakouts, which is good. There is a definite smell to it. I don't know if it's the chamomile, but it's a very acrid, sharp smell that I really cannot stand. I'd continue using this just for the sake of using it up, but I find that the smell is pretty awful.
Overall: Decent buy for the money, but nothing to write home about. If you wear a lot of makeup, I'd find something else.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Hazel
to start off i don't like the way this product felt on my skin. the product felt rather oily and i felt like it didn't do anything to remove my make-up. personally i would have liked this product a bit more if it lathered up just so i can have that satisfaction that something is being removed from my skin. this product didn't break me out, which is the reason i added and extra star, but the product didn't do anything to benefit my skin either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
It doesn't remove makeup at all... Soothes? yes... It is fair to say not to expect much from something below 3$ ... My review is just based on my experience, not so much thrashing it down this is just what it did... It didn't remove any make up as I already stated, left residue that was really hard to wash off like putting oil on my face. My face isn't shy to state what it doesn't like and so the next morning after using this I woke up to some irritation... However I did notice my face looked brighter using this. It does brighten up my skin but the irritation isn't worth it. This product reminds me a lot of Ponds Cold Cream (shutters) but not as heavy...I wouldn't recommend if you have acne prone sensitive skin, like me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Okay, first off. I have been reading some of the reviews here and for goodness sake people, this product is under $3!!! I don't get why some are expecting this to remove all their face makeup. Usually products that claim to do more than one thing, will most likely do just an "ok" job at best lol. Anyways... on to my review. I use this for 2 things. 1) to remove "residual" makeup from my face. I don't use this as an initial step to remove my face makeup. I find it does any excellent job in removing the remaining makeup that i might still have after using my makeup wipes. 2) I use this in the shower every morning when i wake up to wash my face. I love how it doesn't dry my face and keeps it nice and moisturized. I definitely would rebuy when i run out.
For reference: I have sensitive, combo, acne prone skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this stuff. I have naturally combination skin that was usually oily and dry but I keep it under control partially because of this product. I wear Almay TLC liquid foundation, the matching powder, non-waterproof mascara and non-waterproof eyeshadow. The toughest makeup I have to remove is Prestige total intensity waterproof liner occasionally, and this stuff does. I splash water on my face before using it and then use this stuff as gently as possible. Doesn't hurt my skin and gets everything off, maybe use it twice for the waterproof. If you dampen first, it will get everything off if you wipe with a gentle towel. I love it, the texture is like a lotion and it gets everything off while moisturizing without breaking me out. It cost me about 2.75$ at Walmart and I'll repurchase it for the third time soon. I only use about a dimes worth every time so it lasts forever
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I liked this. I would never use it alone because honestly, it doesn't really take makeup off and it leaves my skin a little filmy. BUT I do love using this as my clarisonic cleanser! I'm nervous to try the clarisonic cleanser because I just get very wary of new products on my skin because I'm terrified of my perfect skin breaking out! But anyway this cleanser does an awesome job when used with the clarisonic. It removes all makeup and it helps the brush on the clarisonic not really feel as rough. It always leaves my skin very soft and smooth. I re-buy just for that purpose though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
This does not remove much makeup. I find this cleanser would be best for people who wear very minimal to no makeup at all and with normal skin who just need a face cleanser. I have dry skin and while this didn't dry out my skin, it didn't leave it feeling moisturized either.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
creamy, washes off easily without the overly greasy feel, unfortunately it does not remove waterproof/fiber mascara at all. I use a second facial wash after I use this product to avoid clogged pores.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this because I love the creamy texture it has. It also has a very pleasant smell although the ingredients list says theres no fragrance, I think its the chamomile in it.
Im pretty sure this product clogged my pores really bad and made my skin feel really rough and flaky after about a week and my acne got worse so I had to stop using it. I will probably just throw it out since it was so cheap anyways and I dont have to feel obliged to use it up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this is a great cleanser and makeup remover. i use a damp washcloth or a tissue to remove my makeup first. sometimes i have to do 2 applications depending on how much makeup i have on( its alright to use a lot since it doesn't cost much). i just never use it to remove eye makeup because once i tried it stung my eyes. other than that it removes everything else very well. i use this before St. Ives Apricot scrub about 3x a week and i have to say they complement each other! overall, this is a great product for normal skin and its such a pleasure to use because i don't have to worry that i might use it up too fast since its inexpensive and available in almost any drugstore.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff is total crap in my opinion. The only good thing about this cleanser is it made my skin soft. It does a horrible job at removing makeup!!! It smells like beer!! Smell usually doesn't both me. But this product stinks and doesn't work!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
HG. Love this stuff! I'd been looking for a greener version of cold cream/cream cleanser without so many harmful ingredients and for the money, this is it!
It's barely scented, and the scent is very natural, sort of grassy. The texture is awesome - a pretty thick, super smooth cream that's not greasy. After I wash it off, my skin feels slightly moisturized, but there's not a layer of grease like with cold cream. It's like a more natural, unscented version of Pond's Cucumber cream cleanser, which I also use to use and love.
No pore clogging at all with this product, and I'm on my fifth tube of it. The packaging is another plus - the spout is well-designed, so it stays clean and since it's a tube you can use it all up and not have any waste like with pump containers.
The price can't be beat - my only small issue is the mineral oil. I also love the new Yes to Carrots Nourishing Cream Cleanser and will probably end up alternating these - the Carrots doesn't have mineral oil, which is nice.
Edit 1/2/11: I almost switched to regular cold cream because of dry winter skin, but instead started leaving this on my skin for about a minute before scrubbing and rinsing. Voila, dry skin gone! Love that I can use this year round.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I did not like this. I bought this as a makeup remover/facial cleanser (just as the name says), and I intended to use this on its own. This did not remove my makeup, had no lather - which I think is important in a cleanser so it can dissolve dirt and makeup. It seemed to just smear my makeup around, and for me to get all of my eye makeup off, I had to use my towel and wipe my eyes several times, or use another cleanser. The only plus to this is that it is cheap, otherwise this would have gotten a 1 from me. I am going to try and use what I have left, but I will not be purchasing again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this product so much and it's the hardest to find. In fact they don't sell it at any pharmacy around me. I always have to order it from amazon. I love that its creamy and I use it with a cotton pad instead of water. It gets my make up off and moisturizes at the same time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This does remove makeup really well, but I've always washed my face with a different cleanser after using it, so I can't comment on how clean it makes my skin feel. I don't remember it having much of a smell, and the texture is very smooth and creamy. It even removed waterproof mascara without leaving dark mascara rings under my eyes. While I certainly like this product, I won't repurchase because I just use olive oil to remove my makeup now.