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Pond's Cold Cream is one of those slightly vintage products that the papers like to slip into articles about cheap and old methods of skincare while you read sceptically thinking; surely this multi-billion pound industry has developed a bit since the 1920s. It's only natural, after all our grandmothers' beauty regime also included girdles and we've moved on since then. It would be entirely understandable to dismiss Pond's Cold Cream, it would also be entirely wrong. Sometimes things don't change because they don't need to. Pond's Cold Cream is one such thing. It comes, very reasonably priced, in attractive glass jars that have since found new homes on my desk holding paperclips and safety pins. Upon opening you are greeted with a pure white cream and an evocative clean smell with just a touch of old fashioned glamour (or perhaps I'm just imaginative). It's thick but easily spreadable and extremely effective; smooth it on, leave it for five minutes and then wash it and whatever make up you were wearing off. It leaves no traces but a pleasant clean sensation. Personally I use it almost as a mask. I spread it on before my bath, leave it on for ten to fifteen minutes and then wash it off with a warm flannel leaving my skin beautifully soft and smooth. The cream however can be a bit heavy during summer months or if you're prone to greasy skin, especially if you use moisturiser afterwards. The fact that it comes in a jar can also make it difficult to get all the cream out as you come to the end of the jar. Ultimately however it is an extremely reasonably priced and effective product; there are reasons the classics never die.
I got introduced to this product by my friend who swore it was the reason for her recently improved complexion. I was a little hesitant to try at first because oh how inexpensive the product is (cue mental images of skin reactions) but her glowing testimonial and the light weight of my pocketbook finally convinced me to pick Ponds over the other facial cleaners.
I have very sensitive skin, and most facial products will leave me with dry irritated spots and can cause out breaks. Ponds, I'm happy to report, left my skin feeling very smooth. The product itself has a nice white and creamy texture and a nice clean smelling scent. The only thing I don't really like is that it comes in a pot, which I personally just find troublesome in terms of getting the product out! That's a minor downfall for an otherwise wonderful product.
-How to use-
Personally I like to first splash my face with very warm water to open up to pores. I then apply Pond's all over my face making sure I really rub it in. I want a minute or two and then use more hot water to wash the product off. Finish off with a splash of cold water, some toner and your favorite moisturizer and your skin will feel amazingly smooth. Sometimes I like to take my Pond's into the shower with me in the mornings and combine my skin care with my regular shower. The hot water really helps open up your pores and give them a good cleaning!
Pond's has been experiencing a bit of a comeback since Kylie Minogue said she uses the cream religiously to keep her skin looking young. Very much a classic, it has been around since the early 20th century and is what our Grandmothers used to use on their skin.
The cream itself is bright white in colour, and has a lovely, fresh kind of smell. The cream is quite thick and rich in consistency. When applied to the face, it feels very rich and soft. I normally apply it all over my face with my finger tips, and then remove with cotton wool pads. You can also remove it with a hot flannel for an extra deep cleanse. As the cream is quite thick, it does take quite a bit of work to remove it, and I normally have to push quite hard over the cotton pad, otherwise it will just stay on your face. For this reason I do tend to use a separate eye make up remover to take off my eye make up. It can slo be used as mask, so deep cleanse and soften. Sometimes I will smother it all over my face and relax in the bath while it does it's work.
After use, my skin feels really clean, but nourished and moisturised. A lot of people who have greasy skin would be out off by this product, thinking that a cream cleanser would make it worse, but its quitw the opposite. With greasy skin, it is expecially important to keep it really clean but also, if you strip too much of the skin's natural oil off, the skin will over-compensate and produce even more, leading to even greasier skin. Therefore, this cleanser is as great for oily skin as it is for dry skin. Overall, a lovely, versatile product, and there's just something about the fact that its so old and trusted that I really like.
I had heard only good things about this cleanser and was very intrigued to give it a go. When I got my first Amazon voucher from Dooyoo (Thank you!) I decided to buy myself some beauty products and this was one of them. I brought it for around £3.99 off Amazon but have since then seen it in Savers for £2.99 and it is apparently also stocked in Superdrug and Boots but neither of which I have spotted it in yet!
Ponds have a few products in their "Essentials Collection" such as Hydro Nourishing Cream, Dry Skin Cream, Triple Action Moisturiser and Light Day Cream along with the Cold Cream Cleanser. I am also now looking forward to my next voucher to try out other products in the range as I love this one so much.
The Cold Cream Cleanser was first released in 1918 and for it still to be used and made today then it must be a good product. The packaging is very simple in a cardboard box and the cream comes in a solid glass tub. The cream itself is white and quite a thick texture and as I am quite prone to breakouts I was a bit wary at first about using this. You can use this in many ways and can even put on on the top of your makeup at the end of the day, massage in and then remove with cotton wool or a warm flannel. I prefer to take my makeup off with a wipe and then plaster myself with this and remove with a flannel. I have also tried it just on top of the makeup and it removes even waterproof mascara which I usually have a hard job getting off. I have also used this as recomended by the Ponds website as a deep cleansing face mask by covering my face in the cream and then polish off the cream in circular motions with a hot flannel. This leaves my skin feeling super soft and not tight or dry. I have even stopped using moisturiser after cleansing as I just do not feel my skin needs it afterwards. My skin is now very clear and my pores are tighter and smaller. It has a slight floral fresh clean fragrance to it but not overpowering which is nice as products that are too fragranced I don't like to use on my skin. It also lasts a really long time I have had mine for around 5 months and have used morning and night and I haven't even used half the tub yet.
I brought this in February and have tried other products out along the way but this is the one I keep going back too and I think I will for a very long time.
My mum introduced me to this cold cream cleanser which is apparently making a come back to some celebs including kylie minogue and i have to say i absolutly love it! i know some say it's very old fashioned as it was created in 1918 but to me it's much better than any modern products out there. If you look at all the film stars in them days they had the most beautiful complexions? so all these products out today full of chemicals. what can all that be doing to our skin? a waste of money if you ask me!
The smell is lovely and the texture feels so silky and thick. ive tried many cleansers but this is the only one that I find really cleanses deep down. All my make up is removed and my skin feels so moisturised and smooth afterwards. I was quite suprised as I thought it was old fashioned but it is so reasonably pricedd it is so worth it! Basically all i did was wiped my face with a simple face wipe to remove my makeup and then used the ponds after as it is a deep cleanser, left it on for a few minutes, then gently massaged it into my skin and removed it with face sponges. it removed all my eye makeup even my waterproof mascara!The cream is quite thick if you are used to other makeup removers. It has a lovely rich creamy texture but won't clog your pores. I have found that some other eye makeup removers are thin enough that they can easily seep into your eyes and sting! I didn't have this problem with Pond's, even when I got a bit into my eye, it didn't sting.
I am an advertisers dream when it comes to skincare and makeup products - I become completely absorbed in their wild and extravagant claims and genuinely believe that they have made the worlds best mascara or moisteriser. Thankfully this blind belief usually only lasts until the end of the advert when I actually consider their claims properly but I have to admit I'd still probably be tempted to give the product a try. Similarily if I hear about a product in a magazine or through a friend and it comes with a high rating or recommendation I them become desperate to get my grubby hands on it.
I read in a magazine recently that the pop Princess Kylie has ditched more drastic approaches in a bid to hold back the years and instead had followed her mother's beauty regime by using this Ponds Cold Cream Clenser. Now I'm not completely stupid, I knew that this stuff wouldn't transform me into Kylie but I had heard about this product before and was intrigued enough to want to give it a whirl. Pond Cold Cream Clenser has been around for years but in the days of handy clensing wipes it was a product I had never tried.
Apparently since the Kylie connection, sales of this stuff have rocketed but when I visited my local branch of Boots, I had to really hunt for it and found it tucked away on a bottom shelf. I believe a tub cost me approx £3.95 which is very reasonable compared to some of the clensers available today.
At the end of that day I decided to give this product a try. The cream comes in a solid glass tub and when I opened the lid I was greeted with a lovely soft floral fresh aroma. The first thing that struck me was how thick the cream was. This worried me slightly as it did look very heavy and I was concerned that it might mean that my face would break out in a whole load of unwelcome spots. I was wearing makeup and as instructed, I applied the cream to my whole face. After I had down this I then used a cotton wool pad to wipe of the cream.
I could believe how well it removed all my makeup... even my stubborn mascara. It did the job better than any other clenser I have used and my skin was left sparly clean and also feeling incredibly soft and silky. I have now been using this cream for a few weeks and I really thing my skin has improved. It looks clearer and fresher and my pores lool much smaller. I will definately continue to use this cream even if I am not transforming into a pop godess.
OK, so this product is actually my mums, but I use it all the time and I think its absolutely brilliant. Using facewipes all the time doesnt quite do the job so you need a good cleanser to take away all that extra hidden dirt! This Pond´s Cold Cream Cleanser seems to really work for me. I apply some onto my cotton wool and wipe away. The dirt that comes with it is amazing. I have sometimes used a face wipe then used this and still have come away witha dirty piece of cotton wool. It kind of makes me feel sick of how dirty my skin actually is.
I try and use this product at least once every 2 days. As we all know a daily cleansing routine is hard to keep up with, so I tell myself once every two days.
I find this really easy to use and the results to be really effective. I told my mum how great this stuff was but as she doesnt wear as much make up as I do.. or even near enough, I think its more effective for me.
I like that the lid for this cream cleanser is flat so that when I (I mean mum) get to nearly the end of the tub I can tip it upside down and the cream will be readily available without too much messing around.
Overall I really like this product and would recommend it to those who really would like to end the day with a really clean face. Whatsmore is that my skin feels softer too!
A cleanser I recommend.
Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser
This cleanser is a cheap to buy but effective product that can be bought from Boots chemists or online and at the Savers shops in towns that have them.
The packaging is very simple and it comes in a nice white box with the glass jar inside and it has a twist off lid.
I remember Ponds cold cream from being a child as my aunty used to use it and when we went to stay at her house me and my sister and cousin used to get it off her bedroom table and plaster it around our faces, pretending to be very grown up and getting told off at the same time.
Still it never stopped us and the scent of it is a familiar childhood scent.
The scent is slightly floral and it can be used on all skin types, I have sensative skin and it is fine for me to use without irritation.
The cream is just as it is discribed nice and creamy and thick consistancy, but not like a blob of whipping cream, just nice and thick andyou don't really need a lot for it to do it's job and it works really well.
The best way to use the cold cream cleanser is to put a thin layer all over your face, gently rubbing it around the nose and chin areas being careful to avoid the eyes, then take a wet cloth and rinse it off and see the results of clear smooth cleansed skin.
The cold cream cleanser is cheap to buy and a 50ml tub will cost you from £2.50 to 33.99 depending on where you buy it from, I like to go to the saver shops and get my beauty products half price so it only cost me £1.25.
This is a great deal and the cream works just as well as the more expensive beauty products, so why pay more.
This works on dry skin too and once you have used it day and night you can begin to see an improvement in the condition of your skin, it removes make-up very well and leaves the skin feeling soft, it cleanses the skin reducing the risk of spots and blackheads.
A great product to carry around with you it is a little jar for convenience.
It is great for removing foundation and has been used by women of all ages for years.
If your looking for a good cream cleanser then this is a good option, the price is right, it works on all types off skin and can be carried around for convenience, I would recommend it to you without a doubt.
I'm a 57 year old woman who has tried almost every cleanser out there ranging from the cheap to very expensive but, to date, I've not found a perfect one to suit my skin.
I'm a great believer in cleansing the face and neck because I wear primer, foundation, blusher, lipstick and eye make-up products on a daily basis so I need something which gets rid of all the gunk in the evening. I've tried numerous lotions, potions and pastes but keep returning to good old Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser.
OK it's not the trendiest looking cleanser as it doesn't come in fancy packaging, it isn't in a pump action container and (I think) it's rarely advertised but it has a good reputation and doesn't cost a great deal.
I paid £3.68 for 75ml in Boots last month and know this will last me until early autumn as you don't need to use much of the product each day/night.
The glass jar comes in a simple green & white box which can be easily missed as it seems to be rarely promoted - Ponds seems to be a brand which relies on recommendation rather than advertising (unless I read the wrong sort of magazines!)
The lid screws off easily enough but can get rather greasy if you pop it back on when you've just used it. Once opened the smell of cucumber is evident ( as opposed to most which seem to be floral) so I'd say this is a suitable product for both men & women.
The white glossy cream is quite thick but doesn't need much working into the skin. I usually just dab little dots around my face, then work into the face and neck using circular movements. It doesn't 'sit' on the skin nor does it 'disappear' yet it's easy to remove. You can use make-up pads or cotton wool to wipe it off but I use a damp muslin cloth (thanks to Liz Earle) and I'm always surprised how much make-up and grime is removed. I then use toner immediately to close up the pores, add moisturiser and I feel I'm all set for the following day.
I keep returning to Ponds as I like the smell (it reminds me of my late Mum) plus the texture is good. My face and neck look and feel much fresher and smoother and I don't feel as if my skin has been stripped.
The good thing about using a jar (as oppsed to a pump dispenser) is that you can see exactly how much you're using but I wish it came with some sort of spatula as I don't really like using my fingers each time.
For the price I'd definitely recommend this cleanser which is well worth a try even if it doesn't look exciting!
Sales of this have rocketed since Kylie Minogue proclaimed it her secret of youthful looking skin at forty years of age. You have got to admit, Kylie's skin looks amazing. Flawless and smooth at every photo opportunity. She claims she has had no surgery, yet relies on this tiny pot of brilliance, Pond's Cold Cream Cleanser.
I had never heard of this before, but I am always willing to give things a shot, especially if they are cheap and easy to get hold of. I picked mine up a week ago in Boots for just under four quid. There were only two left, so the stuff obviously has been selling out since Kylie spoke up about it.
The cream is designed to remove traces of dirt, make up and grime and leave the skin smooth, refined and soft to the touch. It does not leave skin greasy or dry, yet makes you look fresh and youthful. All this for four pounds, no way I thought.
I tried it at the end of a busy day out in town. You apply with the fingers and massage around the face and neck. It smells lovely and the scent is just subtle enough to tickle the nose. It smooths on a treat with no excess mess and it doesn't trickle off the face either. I loved smoothing it on and it felt like silk moving over the skin. The nest bit is where the fun begins. You use a cotton pad or a warm flannel to wipe of the stuff. I went for a cotton pad because I wanted to see the dirt visibly. I wiped it over the cream and the cream comes off with just one swipe! I was astonished how easily it removes.
When I examined the cotton pad, I saw browny stains and bits of grime which had obviously been clinging to my face. Ugh! The face looked great though, even after the first use. It was left with a glorious luminous glow and it looked so healthy. The skin felt soft and I kept wanting to stroke it.
This is a wonderful product, a superb price and it genuinely works. Leaves skin looking younger, fresher, brighter and alive. Try it and see what you've been missing.
This cleanser may not be fashionable (your grandma will probably have it in her bathroom) or a big name brand but it is really good at cleansing your skin.
I use it in the morning and also at night to take my make-up off. I apply it with cotton wool. The texture of this is really rich that leaves your skin feeling really clean and smooth afterwards.
Because some cleansers can be quite harsh they can leave your face feeling really dry. But this doesnt do that. It feels very nourishing to your skin.
Some parts of my face are oily where i seem to have a breakout of spots every now and again and other parts of my face are really dry and can be flaky from time to time.
This doesn't make my oily bits oilier and doesn't make my dry bits drier. In fact I have noticed i get less spots when i use this cleanser and my face also becomes less flaky and dry.
It comes in a big pot and lasts a long time. It is also not expensive.
For people who have really greasy skin they may find this too rich.
I love, love, love this stuff!
I used cold cream years ago (though a lady never tells her age....Ok I'm 31) and I really liked it then, but as I got older I was lured away by the shiny, shiny packaging of designer brands.
After having my fill of, and emptying my pockets for, Dermalogica, Clarins and Clinnique I recently stumbpled across a site where many stunning women were raving about the benefits of good old Pond's cold cream and thusly decided to give it another go. I'm so glad I did.
My skin has never been better, its wonderful to find something that not only cleans the skin but moisturises too.
I use it every evening, massaging it into my skin and removing with cotton wool. I find it removes every trace of make up, smalls geat, has a lovely texture and leaves my skin feeling clean and unclogged. Its cheap too.
If it was good enough for Marilyn it's good enough for me!
I have had problems with my skin for a long time. I have a very greasy T zone and dry cheeks, I suffered with acne in my teens and while my skin improved in my twenties I still have a lot of blackheads and get regular spots on my chin and forehead. I also have very large pores on my cheeks.
When I was a teenager everyone always said that I would have lovely skin when I was older and I would get less wrinkles, well guess what, they lied.
I have tried more cleansers than I can remember, and my skin stayed the same, I was really starting to get down about it.
I decided to give Ponds Cold Cream a go as I wondered if I was being too harsh on my face, as I regularly spend a fortune on different creams and potions the £3.86 price tag seemed well worth a punt.
I could not find this cream in any of my local supermarkets and I eventually found it in Boots. The jar is in a small green and white box, when you open it up there is a glass jar with a white lid. It looks fairly old fashioned but is not ugly.
The cream is a glossy white colour, the fragrance is hard to place, it smells very comforting with a slight floral hint.
I started by dabbing small dots of cream over my dry face before rubbing it in with my finger tips, the cream feels quite oily and heavy, this was disconcerting as with my oily skin I normally use oil free everything! I spent a few minutes massaging the cream in to get the full effect, it is safe to use the cream to remove eye make up.
You can either remove the cream using cotton wool or a muslin cloth or face flannel. I used both as I wanted to see what came off! When I wiped my face with the cotton wool ball I was amazed at how much gunk was removed, the ball was very grey with the dirt and dead skin that was left. I then soaked a muslin cloth in hand hot water and rested it on my face for a few seconds, to open the pores, before wiping my face clean.
I must admit that after my first go I was not particularly convinced, my face still felt slightly greasy and I was convinced that I was going to break out due to all the oil. But I decided to persevere and see how it went.
After a week of cleansing like this at night I had still not broken out in spots, I also noticed a real reduction in the number of blackheads on my chin and forehead. So far so good. I was going to keep this up.
I have now been using the cream for 6 weeks, my skin is looking so much better, I have virtually no blackheads on my chin and forehead and the number on my nose is much lower. The dry patches on my cheeks have gone and my T-zone is nowhere near as oily as it used to be. My skin also looks much brighter and fresher.
I have spent the last 20 years agressively avoiding having anything oily and greasy on my face and stripping off the oil that appeared. I now think that this is the wrong way to go about it. Using a gentle product which works with my skin has had a far more balancing effect and stops the skin for overproducing oil. I would highly recommend this product to other greasy girls.
As a final note do not bother buying the expensive muslin face cloths which retail at around £2 for 2. Go to the baby section and by muslin squares, these can be cut to size and you will get around 16 for £4, they do not look as pretty but last as long and make a big saving.
I have a friend with lovely skin. Her mum is 58 and looks about 40 - no word of a lie. What is their secret? Not the Clinique 3-step routine or the latest home dermobrasion kit but a flannel and cold cream cleanser.
The final straw for me was watching the latest James Bond offering (bear with me here...), Quantum of Solace. What was M taking her make-up off with? Cold cream. I had to have some. I am an unashamed geek - if M uses it then so do I.
The cream comes in a glass pot and is reasonably priced (about £3.00), I assume because it is a favourite of Nanas around the globe who don't part with their pension easily. This means, ladies, that it's worth giving it a try even if ultimately you decide it's not for you.
The idea is to apply it to your face quite liberally and rub it in lightly with your fingers. Then get two cotton-wool pads and wipe it off. Hey presto, no more make up (even waterproof mascara) and a silky soft face. It's particularly good if you've gone a little crazy at the weekend and got the glitter out - the thick consistency takes it right off.
I have quite sensitive and dry areas on my face - close to my eyebrows - and the odd post-spot -injury and this really sorts them out. I wouldn't recommend it if you have oily skin as it's thick but it's great for combination and dry skins.
I've noticed that Boots have started their own range of retro-inspired products in cute glass jars but I say go with the original from Ponds and get an added bonus - my Grandma was so excited when I told her I used it. I got all her best stories about beauty products during the war. Excellent.
I had always wanted to try a cold cream cleanser but I had no idea it was still being made. Good old Ponds! This little glass jar was hidden away on the bottom shelf in Boots. It was reasonably priced so I grabbed some.
I love this product! I love the smell and the texture - it's like fluffy, gloopy melted marshmallow. Smoothing it onto my face, I feel like Joan Crawford in an elegant 1940s film. I prefer to massage my face with a warm cloth rather than simply tissue off the residue. It does leave a sort of tacky film on your skin, but in the winter months, I prefer to feel that my skin is being protected from the elements. I might not use the product in summer - or I'd only use it at night.
The bonus is, my skin feels really soft afterwards - almost velvety. Because it's in a jar, you scoop the product out with your fingers - which is great if you're sick of those pump dispensers which force you to take twice as much of the product as you need - but it also means you're putting your fingers in there day after day, so I always make sure my hands are clean beforehand!
Quickly removes hidden dirt and makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara / Contains a special blend of cleansing ingredients and natural emollients / Hypoallergenic / Suitable for sensitive skin Dermatologist and allergy tested /