Queen Helene • Queen Helene Whipped Cleansing Cream • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This cleanser is actually water soluble and meant to be removed with water, contrary to what some other reviewers have written. I love the scent of jasmine myself, but many may find it off-putting, reminding them of their grandmothers or evoking a whore-house of old!
I think it does a great job of removing even waterproof make-up. Massage in, go over with warm-water-soaked washcloth.
Its only rival for make-up removal is Albolene. Now, Albolene has no scent but is NOT water-soluble. (If you think the QHWC leaves a film, never try Albolene.)
If the film from QHWC bothers you, I suggest a light washing with Pears Transparent soap, but don't get the Pears in your eyes!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product works great if you want a cleaser that is really and truly moisturizing. I use a small blob massaged across my face with warm water, light swipe with a tissue or saluxe clothe, and this stuff removes even the most tenacious makeup. Feels like a tradtional cold cream, but it contains sodium borate, which is probably why it removes product so efficiently. It does leave a serious layer of residue, which feels moisturizing and leaves my skin very soft. However, I don't use this on nights I use skincare products w/actives b/c I think it probably leaves a barriar film. Smells strongly of jasmine, which doesn't bother me, but may bother some. I'm an esthetician and I like to use this for facials on clients with dry/mature skin. Comes in a huge tub. Hate this. Tube packaging much preferrred. Still a great product for estheticians though b/c it feels and smells very luxe, but actually costs about $5.00 at Sally's. Will repurchase though I certainly don't like to use this every night.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
In order to appreciate ANYTHING from Sally's Beauty Supply, you should be a cosmetologist or at least learn about your products before giving a bad review. this product is absolutely amazing. Cleansing Cream is meant to clean your skin of impurities and dirt. Yes, it removes some makeup but that isn't it's purpose. Massaging it gently into your skin and rubbing off with a wet, warm washcloth is the best way to use it. Afterwards, use astringent. And if you're complaining about acne, it's simply drawing up the dirt in your pores- which is a GOOD thing. After awhile of use, the skin will clear out and your face will be nearly flawless. I stand by this stuff. Always have- always will :)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff takes it all off. Remember, this is a cold cream and it is meant to be removed with a wash cloth, not splashed off with water. The smell is light and clean. I splash with warm water first, work some product in, take a warm wash cloth and wipe off product, rinse wash cloth and repeat. Then I splash with warm water. Sometimes I follow with a foaming cleasner, especially in summer months. It leaves your skin so soft and really clean, never dry and tight. Pluses: it's an excellent cleanser that's been around forever, it's cheap, easily accessible (Sally's) and Cruelty free :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had to rewrite my review based on the time period that I have used this product. I love it and will never stop using it to remove my makeup. I feel as if my extremely dry skin craves this stuff.
To avoid an oily, residue feeling that others complain about, I massage in and remove with a very warm, wet washcloth. I let the washcloth sit on my face for a moment and let the steam and the warmth open my pores and then wipe the product off of my face. I repeat this a couple of times until I am sure there is none of the heavy cream left on my face. It leaves it my face moisturized and the small amount that is left acts as my nightly moisturizer that soaks in and by morning is completely gone. I am left with soft, healthy, moisturized skin.
The scent is very light and slightly floral (I can't quite place my finger on the scent maybe a very light jasmine) and I can't get enough of it. Its a clean, pretty scent. The fragrance does not bother my extremely sensitive skin. I have tried other cleansing creams and they burn my baby like sensitive skin! This does not. It does not break me out (I get a couple of breakouts monthly. Also, some products may give me a pimple but this doesn't) and removes my eye makeup with little effort and withought stinging or blurring my vision.
The price is excellent $5.49 with Sally's card at Sally's Beauty supply. It lasts a very, very long time. About 3-5 months depending on amount used daily.
Love this stuff and would recommend to anyone who cream cleanses or has problem dry skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Do not like and do not recommend.
When I first started using this product, I was excited at how soft my skin was and well it removed my eye makeup. But after two months, it was becoming too much of a hassle. Once you put this stuff on, its IMPOSSIBLE to get off unless you repeatedly wipe over and over again.
Also, my recent endeavors have come to horrify me. I attempted to remove my face make-up, only to find with my toning routine that there were STILL a good amount of make-up residue coming off of the cotton round =O Not only that, but my face has been breaking out, swelling up and turning red. I originally blamed other products for the flare-ups, but after reducing all product usage and narrowing it down, this ''cleansing cream'' was the culprit after all. I have never had a breakout or a reaction that was this bad before and am completely bummed at the end results!
I don't know what to do with the rest of the jar. =(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this unpretentious tub o' goo. I picked it up at a beauty supply store to keep for the gym as I some times forget to put my cleanser in there when I use the same one at home as I put in the gym bag.
As I approached 30 and used retin a my skin became amazingly dry, even developing eczema that just wouldn't go away. I started using Ponds cold cream at home, but this is what they had at the beauty store so I bought it instead of Ponds.
It's awesome, and I plan on continuing to use both. The trick here is to remove it with warm water, and to make sure you have really rubbed it in before removing it. I massage a little into my face before going into the dry sauna to keep my face from being overdried (it sweats off nicely) or before going into the steam room where I then rub it off with a towel for an easy facial.
It is much thicker than Ponds, and has a very different scent (jasmine and marshmallows?) which I worry about. It some times makes the skin on my nose itch just a little so I hope I don't develop an allergy to it. In general, since using cold creams my skin has been better and better, and even breaks out less. Nothing removes stubborn eye make up like creams, and with so much less rubbing. I wish I had figured it out earlier! My poor skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I've been using it for a little over a month now to remove my makeup. I just use it to remove foundation. It removes EL DW very well.
It smells like jasmine and has a very light, whipped/fluffy texture. It's in a jar, which some people may mind, but I don't as I am the only person using it and b/c I make sure my hands are clean. I actually prefer the product being in a jar since you can get all of the product. I'm sure if it was in a pump bottle, you wouldn't get as much product.
I spread the cream all over my face and let it sit for a few minutes. I then take a small damp wash cloth (you can purchase a set of 4 wash cloths for $1 at the Dollar Tree) and massage my face. Make sure to use warm water.
Then I follow up with a basic cleanser.
Anyways, this routine has worked in removing all of my makeup and I prefer it over DHC since it's so much less expensive and I think it does a better job. My breakouts have also lessened since I started using this cleansing cream.
I definitely recommend that you use a warm wash cloth to remove the cold cream. It'll feel like vaseline if you decide to use your hands to rinse this stuff off.
*edit - I have changed it from 5 to 4 stars and I would not repurchase this product again. It still does an amazing job, however, I have an extremely hectic work schedule. The routine to properly remove this cleanser takes too long for my liking. I also think the vaseline properties are clogging my pores (which could be very well due to improper removal on my part).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
So far I really like this stuff. It gets my make up off really well and has my skin feeling sooo soft. I use a wash cloth to wipe it off, so no biggie. I don't feel like it leaves lots of gross residue, more like I just moisturized. It's a nice feeling before bedtime. Even my hands are softer from massaging this into my face, haha.
I have SUPER sensitive eyes and this stuff does not bother them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
groooossss!!!! thought this would be like ponds cold cream and bought this without looking at reviews and the ladies were right!! does not easily wash off, smells of sunscreen and feels like ur slathering ur face with a thick coat of vaseline!!! returning this stuff...i think im gonna break out with this :-/ i may rec this is u have uber dry, flaky skin...and use a hot or close to hot washcloth when removing..ur face will not be overdried/tight like some cleansers leave u feeling
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
I can only guess that the people complaining about the oily feel of this cleanser are not familiar with cold cream. That's what this is, cold cream, and cold cream is an oily cleanser.
This cream is a little less oily than Pond's and has a much less obtrusive scent (something light, faint and vaguely floral). It feels very nice on the skin and it comes off more easily than Pond's as well, probably due to the added emulsifier and the sulfate.
The secret with cold cream in general, and it holds true with this cleanser, is to use very warm to hot water on your cloth and wipe, wipe, wipe.
It left my skin feeling absolutely velvety, but also slightly red. I'm not sure whether I'm going to be able to use it without the sulfate irritating me. I did leave it on for 10 minutes, and maybe that made a difference.
ETA: Adding a lippie because this stuff is much, MUCH better than Pond's for taking off stubborn eye makeup. I perform occasionally with my bellydance class and wear heavy, dramatic eye makeup, including cream liner and many coats of waterproof mascara. I still have to do several goes with the Queen Helene to get everything off, but Ponds won't get all of it off no matter how many times I use it. I find the sulfate ingredient (probably) to be a little irritating to my skin if I use it on my face, so I use QH for my eyes and Ponds for the rest and come out happy.
ETA2: After using this cold cream to clean my face regularly for a couple months, I had a lot of clogged pores and whiteheads on the sides of my nose, and I also noticed that it began to sting when I used it to remove eye makeup. So I chucked it, and I'm changing my rating.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
When I first bought this product, I thought, what a greasy, slimy mess. When used as a facial cleanser, it leaves behind a very thick, oily film. Even when you use a washcloth to remove the cleanser, it still leaves residue. And then that residue, in turn, leaves you with clogged pores and blackheads. But then it dawned on me: why not try using this as a makeup remover instead, then follow with my usual foaming cleanser. Let me tell you, used as a makeup remover, this cleansing cream is amazing. I dip a cotton ball down into this cream, and then dab it on my eye area. The sturdiest of gel liners and waterproof mascara come off with such ease. It is truly amazing. I follow with a Kleenex to remove the last traces of cream and makeup. It removes EVERYTHING. Before finding this solution, I had stopped wearing eye makeup except on special occasions because it was SO hard to remove. Because I have found this great way to remove this makeup that typically won't budge, I am back to wearing makeup every day. This 15 oz. jar will last me for 2-3 years. When it does run out, I will definitely get more. This is my HG MU remover. Give it a try, because at $4.99 at Sally's with your Beauty Club card, you cannot find a better deal anywhere.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love the other queen helene products and heard good reviews on this one, so when and bought it. I was hoping it can be a good replacement for a regular everyday cleanser. The texture and smell is nice, but it left this film on my face that was difficult to remove with a wash cloth. I don't know what I'm gonna do with 15 oz of it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Truly melted my double wear and eyeliner off. Also, it didn't break out my skin.
Edit: To much for my acne at this time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
WOW! I loved my Ponds Cleansing Cream, for its moisturizing properties. I wasn't a fan of the film that it left, no matter how much I scrubbed. Also, the rose scent reminded me of an old lady.
I happened across a random review of this, and I decided I wanted to give it a try. I can say I am in LOVE with this product! It has the same ingredients as my ponds, but in different order, and with a sulfate [not such a bad thing]. The sulfate raised some concern, since my skin is VERY sensitive. My skin likes to respond to every type of cleanser by my skin peeling, and flaking. Sulfate, is one of the last ingredients, so it was minimal.
Q.H. is also triple whipped, so it has a mousse like texture, which feels more luxurious than the ladder. The scent reminds me of Stash's Jasmine Tea, which I love. There is a huge difference with the application. This is rich, but I can scrub it off easily with a washrag. It doesn't leave an unwashable gunky-film that Ponds does on my face or the rag. My skin is left clean, not dry, and soft. I fully believe you don't need to spend a small fortune for skincare to get these type of results. I spent $4.99 @ Sally's Beauty for an 18 oz jar. I will buy this again, HG!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am an avid fan of cold cream. This is my favourite. It has a beautiful feminine light jasmine fragrance. Very calming. I smooth it onto my face and neck. I massage with my fingertips and then wipe it off with a clean, warm, moist, face cloth. Cold cream is not designed to rinse off with water, you need to wipe it off. My skin is soft, radiant and refreshed. I'm 40 and often mistaken for mid-twenties because of my flawless complexion. Funny thing, my skin was horrid in my mid-twenties, lol!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Awful. One of the Top 10 worst products I have ever used. I ditto the reviewer below me - it feels like you've slathered vaseline all over your face. It's impossible to get off your face or hands. I had to scrub with a loofa to get this off. I can only imagine the breakouts this would cause if I continued to use this product. So dreadful, it hit the trashcan after one use, and I can usually find another way to use something up. This has no usefulness in any capacity.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I can't stand - or understand - the deal with Queen Helene Whipped Cleansing Cream - at all! This cold cream feels nice when massaged into skin, but it is impossible to rinse off with water! Imagine, a water-proof vaseline layer all over your face. Apparently, you're supposed to remove it with a washcloth and follow with a toner, but that is too much hassle for me. It's not more gentle to skin either, since you really have to massage it off with a washcloth and use the cotton pad very carefully to avoid residues.
This must be one of the worst products I've ever tried, to be honest. Rocketqueen does not recommend!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I had such high hopes for this, but there are several things I don't like about it. I hate the way the product is used. You have to wet your skin, rub it in, and after that you can try using water to get it off, but it won't work. It leaves this THICK layer of oil all over your face and you need to use a towel to remove it. Personally, that is too much trouble and just nasty. Some residue will remain on your face. At first I thought it was great because all the makeup seemed to be coming off easily and my face felt moisturized and not dry at all. But one day I decided to use a toner after to get some more of that oil off, Iand to my horrendous surprise, my cotton ball was covered with makeup residue and other dirt. It took several cotton balls soaked with toner to remove all this gunk. I had also broken out but blamed it on something else, but at that point I realized I had been leaving all this dirt on my face for days. I stopped using it immediately. If you like this product, I suggest using a toner religiously. Hopefully Sally's will accept my return. Oh by the way, the jar is so annoying and nasty.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I was looking for something to gently remove makeup when my skin gets dehydrated. I only needed to use a little on dry skin so that it was easier to remove by a warm wash cloth. And while it did an excellent job of removing makeup, it left a film on my skin and broke me out a tad bit on my cheeks over time. I much prefer Pond's cold creme to this, but will pass it along to one of my friends.