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The truth about Pond's cold cream?

Started 1269691348.47 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1276973358.25 by HallieD

Someone tell me, is Pond's cold cream really all that great? I'm asking because I know it's been around for decades, whenever I use it the makeup (including waterproof mascara) just seems to melt off and it leaves my skin so soft. It's also cheap as dirt compared to today's "high end" cleansers. Truly I was just wondering, if it's so wonderful then why do I spend  so much on other cleansers? I got almost the same effect with that high-priced beauty oil by Shu Uemura, except the Pond's irritates  my eyes. Is there something I  should know about Pond's before giving up on my high-priced cleansers? Thanks!{#emotions_dlg.blushing}

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autumnfaire1269691554.684888 PostsRegistered 8/1/2005

Cold cream is emulsified oil, so yes, it really works and yes, beauty oils are overpriced!

france541269691868.1673239 PostsRegistered 1/29/2010

Smile I use both for years the cleanser and the dry skin cream, love them... I have been using them for years, and would never change, but, everybody is different,I would however, never use these products near your eyes, they were not made for that!{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

Life is too short to sweat the small stuff!

Sassenach11269692105.8234494 PostsRegistered 12/3/2005

I use Pond's Cold Cream every night.  I have for years now.  It takes off my mascara and eye make up easily and leaves my skin clean.  Great stuff and a great price!

rebel1269692205.725444 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

i use the ponds cold cream for dry skin and love it.  i have dry skin and this just melts off the makeup, all of it as well as anything i have ever used.

and my skin does not feel dry at all , just soft.

i too have thought that it compares to super high end cleansers.

45, Fair, dry, sensitive skin, DSPW, yellow and neutral undertones, Cannot use "cones" high in ingred. deck, natural blonde wavy hair, blue eyes

Sammiecat1269693230.72217 PostsRegistered 1/9/2010

I have used Pond's Cold Cream for 40 years.  It's the ONLY thing that does not burn my eyes.  I also love Jergen's (even less expensive) but for some reason it started to make my eyes burn so I only use it to remove facial make-up.

My sister is 75 years old and gets compliments on her beautiful skin every day.  She has always used Pond's or Jergen's Cold Creams, soap and water and Noxzema Skin Cream. Go figure!

Herfy1269693369.537117 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007

I think Pond's is a great product.  If you want something to remove makeup without irrating the eyes, Philiosophy Purity wins hands down.

Shelbelle1269695481.33334184 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Several Ponds coupons in tomorrows paper!!!

jesuschick1269696765.9531545 PostsRegistered 3/20/2008Kansas City, MO

I just do not use mineral oil on my face or body anymore and that is what it is. Whipped mineral oil. Here is ingredient list:

Mineral Oil, Water, Beeswax, Ceresin, Sodium Borate, Fragrance, Carbomer

Ceresin is A hydrocarbon wax refined from veins of wax shale known as ozocerite; used in manufacture of candles, shoe polish, electrical insulation, and floor waxes because of its great compatibility with other substances. Also known as ceresine; ozocerite. A mixture of paraffin wax and beeswax, or a mixture of ozocerite and paraffin.

Sodium Borate is borax.

 

 

 

 

firstclass­intl1269696815.7933006 PostsRegistered 1/15/2006

I like it and have a jar on hand at all times but I agree about not getting it near your eyes - the pain is brutal. My skin loves mineral oil! 

 

Mary Bailey1269697047.6077167 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004sw of Chicago

It melts off make-up. I tried baby oil but Ponds is much better. I'm not paying $$$ for make-up removal. Sometimes I find it at Family Dollar for about $4.00

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Shelbelle1269698287.8434184 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I am also a NO mineral oil or petroleum on my face gal!!!

PurpleNP1269698700.637707 PostsRegistered 3/9/2006

Okay, maybe I should already know this, but what's so bad about mineral oil? Does it clog your pores?

Purplenp

darcy31269698985.751134 PostsRegistered 1/8/2008

I read on these boards that the main ingredient in LaMer, the $$$$ facial cream at Saks etc. , is petroleum.  A coworker recently had to use the medicated cream that burns off skin cancer on the face and her derm told her to use petroleum jelly to help it heal and moisturize when she was done.  Don't know what to think.

abbycat1269699391.084618 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007Maryland

I have been using Ponds Cold Cream to take off my makeup for years, and after using my Obagi system (including Retin-A), I use their Dry Skin Cream also.   I love both of them.  And, you're right, the Cold Cream literally melts the makeup away.

abby

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PurpleNP1269700188.61707 PostsRegistered 3/9/2006

yes, darcy3, I was  going to ask next about petroleum jelly. I know petroleum is a manmade chemical and have often wondered about its safety. But who doesn't love Aquaphor, which has more petroleum (41.5%) than petroleum jelly? As a nurse, I've seen "vaseline  gauze" used countless  times on the frail skin  of the elderly, to cover and protect skin tears. Hmmm...

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happygal1269700906.362588 PostsRegistered 10/22/2005

There is a product called Unpetroleum Jelly which contains no petroleum.

Question--you use Ponds to clean your skin at night?  Then do you wash with water and another cleanser, or just the Ponds and then wipe it off? 

ladyroxanne1269701136.0210989 PostsRegistered 3/25/2008northern ca
On 3/27/2010 happygal said:

There is a product called Unpetroleum Jelly which contains no petroleum.

Question--you use Ponds to clean your skin at night?  Then do you wash with water and another cleanser, or just the Ponds and then wipe it off? 

I remove the cold cream with a warm wash cloth.  No need for another cleanser.

Daysdee1269701272.97318715 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007

I've been using Abolene some nights after reading about it on this Board.  Also inexpensive.  Takes off eye make up easily and leaves my face so soft. 

REMom1269701422.64498 PostsRegistered 11/19/2007NC

I've been using some form of Ponds Cold Cream on & off for over 25 years. I remember when I was in high school & college they had it in a pump container. They had cleanser +toner and some other formulas, too. I really loved it then. I think they even had it in a bar form. I still always have a jar of it on hand. I use it or Jergens All Purpose Face Cream or Dove Beauty Bar or Noxzema. I use Ponds Dry Skin Cream everyday as my eye moisturizer, neck moisturizer, and face moisturizer. I even use it on my hands afterwards. LOVE IT!

bopper1269701452.4114044 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

Has anyone used their Clarisonic with the ponds when taking off makeup.  I like the ponds and have some and I also have the Clarisonic.  I once tried putting the Ponds Cold cream on my face first and then used my clarisonic to work it in.   I found the Clarisonic seemed to get clogged up with it.   It rinsed fine but I wondered if it could be used with the Ponds cold cream.

maestra1269701493.2878496 PostsRegistered 3/13/2008
On 3/27/2010 darcy3 said:

I read on these boards that the main ingredient in LaMer, the $$$$ facial cream at Saks etc. , is petroleum.  A coworker recently had to use the medicated cream that burns off skin cancer on the face and her derm told her to use petroleum jelly to help it heal and moisturize when she was done.  Don't know what to think.

 I had that procedure done for 6 weeks 2x a day and it hurt like crazy! I was told to use Aquaphor, which I did and was left with pores like craters and rosacea, so I couldn't use masks or scrubs or even toners. I avoid waxes when possible.

manicshopp­er1269702908.6672818 PostsRegistered 10/21/2009Never Never Land

No mineral oil for my face either.

And petroleum jelly - hello! think gas for your car! a petroleum product! It is flammable. Any person that is dependant on oxygen delivered with a mask or tubing for medical reasons, cannot use petroleum because both oxygen and the petro are flammable and very dangerous....

No Thanks - I'll not use that on my face either.

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rubyangel12697035113152 PostsRegistered 9/3/2005

My mother used Ponds all her life and at 76 years old, she still had the most beautiful skin I've ever seen.  I've used it on and off for years.  I also don't know why I veer off sometimes.  I think I'll go back again.{#emotions_dlg.rolleyes}

PinkyPetun­ia1269705015.6934518 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004NJ

I use the Pond's Cucumber cold cream to remove my eye makeup.  The first ingredient on the list is water.

Ingredients are:"Water, Mineral Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth 20, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG 4 Laurate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus Extract (Cucumber)."

It isn't as greasy as the regular cold cream and removes mascara quickly. I tissue it off and then wash my face. 

chgogirl1269710015.5672156 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

My mom has been using Ponds cold cream since I was a child.  Now I have a jar of it next to the sink in my bathroom.  Whenever my face feels dry or is peeling, I cleanse with Ponds cold cream.  However, I do not use it every day.

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