Ponds Deep Cleanser Cold Cream

4.0

1278 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Mineral Oil, Aqua, Ceresin, Beeswax, Triethanolamine, Behenic Acid, Fragrance, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylparaben.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I first bought this in late summer 2010 as a makeup remover/cleanser and found it WAY too greasy for my oily skin in the summer. So I just stored it away and used makeup remover cloths for a few months. Then winter came and I had run out of cloths and decided to try using this again and I found that it is a pretty nice winter makeup remover! It doesn't really make me break out or feel excessively oily like it did in the summer. I just use this to take my make up off and don't use any other moisturizer after. Now if I use another TRUE cleanser I do wear a moisturizer after. I rated this a 3 because although its pretty good for its price, I can only use this during the winter months.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Not bad as a makeup remover for foundation, concealer, blush, etc. or any other face product. Basically u take a handful from the jar, which isnt the most sanitary but i can live with it, and smear it over you're makeup which sort of just moves it around on you're face, then wipe it off with a warm washcloth- at least thats how i found it most effective in removing makeup. It feels cool to the touch when you apply it, but its somewhat difficult to remove and leaves an almost greasy film on your skin, even after cleansing and toning. I was hoping this product would remove my face and eye makeup and make my pores "cleaner" preventing breakouts, but it only fulfilled one of these objectives, and not even that effectively.This product is completely useless for removing eye makeup and will sting you're eyes so don't try it. But I think this is more of a product for dry skin since this made me break out horribly, with white under skin bumps all over and took me a wile to clear up since i didn't initially realize this was what was causing me to break out. Either way, if you're oily STAY AWAY from this product since it will probably cause you to break out.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Cool

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

The main make up that I have difficulty getting off is my eye makeup, and this doesn't really do much to get it off. So, there's that plan.

It's way too thick for me. It makes my pores feel clogged and greasy and when I use my other cleansers and toners to get it off I can still feel a film remaining over my skin. Of course, I'm sure that it's the mineral oil that covers skin like saran wrap.

The smell makes me nauseous. I absolutely hate wasting products so I'm trying to use it, but there's just way too much left and I can't think of anyone to give it to. It just may see the trashcan early after all.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I had been using EVOO to remove my makeup then following with Neutrogena Grapefruit cleanser, THEN followed the moisturizer. (too many steps..lol)
I would have continued doing this had I not found one product to do it all. This removes makeup (including waterproof mascara!) all by itself. I use this, swirl it around my face for a bit, wipe it off and done! Never has it bothered my (sometimes) acne prone skin. In the winter months I even take a bit more after my face is wiped off and use some as a moisturizer. I LOVE this product and will definitely buy it again!


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Silver, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Not quite as good as DHC's deep oil cleanser but a whole lot cheaper. I put it on rubbing my face and eyes and neck, and then I just take a wet washcloth and wipe it off. Seems to be enough for me as I can then put moisturizer and makeup on after that. For the price and the quality, I'm sticking with it. Very easy to use.

I've been using Pond's for about 6 months or more now and I LOVE it! My pores are cleaner and smaller. It works for me!!!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

True rating: 3.2/5.0

Updated: I've tried this with other waterproof mascaras. The first time I tried it with Cover Girl mascara. That stuff is just too too ridiculous to take off. I mean if it beats mineral oil...what is that stuff made of. Anyways it took off other brand waterproof mascaras very well, but I still wouldn't repurchase because of the greasy factor. When I don't rinse this off well in my hairline, it makes my skin breakout.

I bought this to use as a makeup remover. It does remove my foundation, red/pink lipstick but it does not remove my waterproof mascara so it totally defeats the purpose for me!This product is very emollient. I cannot use just this product alone its too too moisturizing, borderline greasy on my skin. I follow this with another cleanser. I apply the cold cream, rub and leave it on for awhile and then wipe off with cotton balls. I then follow with Purpose cleanser otherwise my T zone is way way too greasy.

Bottom line, I love the smell, that it is moisturizing for my cheeks, but it doesn't take off my waterproof mascara even with leaving it on and rubbing etc. I will not repurchase for this reason.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a good product for removing makeup but not good for a waterproof mascara.. be careful when you use it around your eyes because it burns. This is a good product for removing eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation, it does not leave any oily residue and it never irritated my skin.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this cleanser/makeup remover! My skin tends to be dry around my chin and mouth area during the winter, and the moisturizing properties of this helped cure it. Not only that, removes my toughest makeup. Plus, it's really inexpensive. To get rid of the leftover film it leaves behind, I use witch hazel.The only negative is that it's in a tub, but I think it's worth it.
* 1/9/2012
After a full year of using this, I can finally say that this is HG for me. It seriously takes off everything! Even Revlon CS! This is really cheap considering 1 tub will last me a good 4-5 months. Love!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Can not live without this product. I don't know why I never used it when I was younger but I have noticed in some of the reviewers comments that the product has been reformulated? Well I love it. It is all I use to remove my entire face makeup. I apply it with my fingers and work it into my eyes to remove the waterproof mascara and then use a wrung-out, warm washcloth to remove the product from my face. Works perfectly everytime.

As far as packaging goes I read some concerns about hygiene and the fact it's a tub. Well just use some sort of clean applicator to remove the product if that is an issue. I don't understand the cause for hygience concerns, especially if you wash your hands first which most people do? It's just a small plastic container in the traditional Pond's shape....fine by me. I don't expect a showy container for a face cleanser. I have never had a problem with the lid coming off if you are travelling with it in your luggage.

Clean, soft and supple...what more could you ask for. In the summer I use Clinique Toner or Witch Hazel afterwards only because I find I get shinier in the summer with warmer weather at this helps keep the oily zones at bay.

I just can't beat this product for value, quality, and efficiency. I would be lost if they ever stopped making it. Also if you travel you can find this product pretty much anywhere. An absolute, hands-down, beauty classic!

Edit Addition: I stopped using this and started using a Clinique cleanser. Very bad decision. My forehead has become scaly and I am thinking I'm reptilian or something (hee, hee).....now I will return to using this cleanser. I don't know what I was thinking. If you find something that works - KEEP USING IT. Don't be a product whore like me. Lol.

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

I have no idea why some people say it doesn't remove makeup! Within a second if rubbing all that's left is skin! The directions on the back aren't really clear.. But I wet my face with water before using.., maybe that's why it's been working so well :) I even have acne so use heavy coverage foundation and it is no problem fir the cold cream ( and no clogging/breakouts yet!) Plus it's only like $4-5. My ONLY complaint is that it comes in a jar thing where u have to scoop your hands.. So naturally I always grab to much ( and it's bot the mist sanitary packaging ) but this tiny problem was not enough to knock off a lippie!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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