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POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
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POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser

BY POND'S #18 in Facial Cleansers

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.47 / 5 based on 5,392 Reviews

Product Description

Moisturizing Deep Cleanser & Makeup Remover

Unlike ordinary cleansers, POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser is actually 50% moisturizer. It deep cleans and removes dirt and makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara, while infusing your skin with vital moisture - all in one easy routine.  For clean, soft and glowing skin, put your trust in a classic – POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser.

How to Use

Apply POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser gently to skin, wipe with wet washcloth, and rinse if desired.

Essential Features

  • Dermatologist tested
  • Deep Cleanser and Makeup Removal
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Won't clog pores 

Key Ingredients

Mineral Oil - Effectively removes makeup from skin’s surface.

Beeswax - A moisturizer known to prevent moisture from leaving the skin. 

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Top Questions See all 121 Q&A

  • Has anyone tried POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser and if so where can ...4 Answers
  • Can you use this to removed waterproof mascara or eye makeup in g...15 Answers
  • So i am wondering if this would clog your pores up ?2 Answers
POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
Reviews (5392)
Q&A (121)
Media (275)
Jamie M.
15 reviews
So I don't know why people no longer use cold cream to take off their makeup and clean their face at night. It feels like a spa treatment and is far less wasteful than those makeup remover sheets that dry up your skin. I have very acne prone skin and this doesn't aggravate my skin. I don't like to use anything harsh because I already use some pretty strong acne treatments so I pick  gentle cleansers where I can. You just rub it into your skin, then use a washcloth to wipe it off with. Just so happy to have something that doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and dry, which then causes my skin to freak out and produce tons of oil. Plus this is cheap, you can not beat the price. The only thing I would say is the packaging clashes with everything, it is so ugly. Thinking of getting something to put it in so I can keep it on my vanity.
Caitlin M.
New York, NY
118 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm so torn on this one. This was my first time using this classic and I used it for a month straight and had mixed feelings the entire time.

The good: it works. It really breaks down makeup effectively. It virtually melted off my makeup even mascara and all I needed was a wash cloth to swipe it off. And my skin was noticeably clearer and hydrated during the month of me using it.

The bad: I just don't personally love the texture of it. I'm typically more of an oil-cleanser or a balm cleanser gal. So using a cream-to-oil was a bit new to me. It was just a lot thicker than I was used to, so I used it with a traditional cleanser to top it off. 

Bottom line, it was more a texture thing for me, hence my personal rating of 3 stars. That said, it's good, and I totally get why it's lasted this long and is loved by so many!
Tiffany H.
Cleveland, TN
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I know this is a cult classic cleanser but I have put off trying it for years.  I had extremely oily skin as a teenager with a lot of breakouts and thought this would ruin my skin so I stayed far away.  Now that I'm older (and I hope wiser), I decided to give it a shot.  

I picked up the smaller sized jar that I saw while getting groceries.  It was cheap and fit what I needed at the time (something different to remove my waterproof mascara). I have a cosmetic spoon that I purchased inexpensively from Walmart that I use to get product out of the jar since it isn't very hygienic to stick your fingers straight into it. I apply it in an thin, even layer over my dry face and neck and let it sit for a few minutes.  Then I take a muslin face cloth, dampened with warm water, and gently wipe it away. I give the cloth one last rinse and pat my face with it.  I usually don't rinse my face after or apply toner since my skin is on the dry side now.  

Makeup just melts off of the face with this.  I don't need to do any extra steps or cleaning of my skin.  I used a cotton round to test and all cosmetic products were completely gone from my face.  I've noticed, after using this for several weeks that my skin is softer and clearer than it's ever been.  The inflammation that I've struggled with since my mid-20's is going away and my skin is plumper too.  Now I see why this product has such a cult following.  It has pretty much replaced all my other, more expensive, cleansers and moisturizers.  
Katelyn C.
Memphis, TN
277 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
I am beyond grateful I found this product. I watched so many reviews on this and finally decided to get a jar and try it out. I am now on my second jar if that says anything. It breaks down all of my makeup, doesn't break me out, and moisturizes my skin at the same time. I use a makeup remover wipe to remove everything once I have rubbed all of this in and it works amazing. You can even use a warm wash cloth to remove everything I just find it easier and more effective to use a makeup remover wipe. The smell is clean and fresh, the texture is just a thicker cream type. The price all depends on where you get it. I usually get mine at either Walmart or target. If you really want to try this out but don't want to get the whole jar they usually have little travel sizes of this you can get and see how you like it.
ashlee w.
414 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
When I'm in my bathroom I always glance at this product on my counter. I used to think mineral oil was bad for your skin being as that's what I've heard all my life. After looking at the ingredients I decided to learn once and for all, is this really bad? "In fact, in a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, cosmetic grade mineral oil was found to be non-comedogenic (meaning it doesn't clog pores, which can lead to blackheads and acne)." With this information I decided to pick up the Pond's and see if it was really worth the hype. The smell makes me smile, making me remember when my Nanny used to use this product. But does it take your makeup off? Yes, but not all. I found I had to bring out the wipes and was underwhelmed with this product. 
Courtney D.
7 reviews
Review for: 6.1 oz, 9.5 oz, 3.5 oz more...
THE BEST DRUGSTORE MAKEUP REMOVER EVER! I got this out of a whim one day, not knowing much about it but boy was in for an amazing surprise! This really cleanses your skin & removes dirt & makeup PERFECTLY!! It doesn't clog your pores, doesn't break you out. It takes awhile to get used to the smell, but once you do, you love the smell. Its such a simple step to add in your skin care. Put a layer on before you cleanse your face with your normal face wash, take either a baby wipe or a damn wash cloth & lightly wipe it off. Even after you cleanse your skin, it'll keep your skin feeling soft & CLEAN. I've repurchased it a bunch of times in the last few years & it'll always be a staple in my skincare! POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
Melanie S.
Miami Beach, FL
152 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
This is your mom and grandma's makeup remover. Seriously LOL I feel like everyone has used this at least once in their lifetime if they use makeup. Does it remove makeup? Yes. Does it take off everything? Definitely not. I have not purchased this item in years because it is not from a cruelty free brand but my mother had one lying around so I've been using this so it doesn't go to waste. I have been using it as one of my cleaners in my nightly double cleanse. I usually just remove my face makeup with this and use another makeup remover for my eyes and then go in with my face wash. It does its job, but I prefer something with a different smell thats not like grandmas and purchasing from a cruelty free brand :)
Olivia C.
Columbia, MO
2 reviews
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
This product is very interesting to me. I have found that it really does break my makeup down and helps with a full clean, but I have some concerns.
The texture is, uh, kinda weird. It gets everywhere and it never really seems to come off the first time. I only use it when I put on a full face of makeup, so it does its job, but I appreciate its effort. I've been using it for six months now on and off, and it's disappointing every time how much effort it takes to get it all off. It's kinda greasy after the fact, so I always exfoliate afterwards.
I know I've been bashing this whole time, but really, Cold Cream does the job when it comes to taking off makeup.

Miss C.
16 reviews
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
I would say this is the OG cleansing balm, as it shouldn’t be used alone as a cleanser. It requires another product to go in after it. It glides on great, and feels really cool when you use it, but the oily and greasy residue wrecks havoc under makeup and would never be fixed with all the towels in the world. Also, the pH is much too high for sensitive and dehydrated skin - it’s up there in the 8s I believe. I enjoyed using this for a few years to melt off my makeup and to cool down my irritated, sensitive skin, but I always found myself reaching for another cleanser or toner afterwards. I think this works best as a first cleanser, alongside a good chemical exfoliant and toner routine. I’ve since moved on, but I’m not against returning to it in the future.
Andrew O.
San Francisco, CA
14 reviews
Review for: 6.1 oz, 9.5 oz, 3.5 oz more...
Love this! I use this everyday to remove my makeup before I cleanse my skin. Very refreshing and smells wonderful. It removes waterproof makeup easily as well as super long lasting liquid lipsticks I love to wear. It is very moisturizing on the skin as well. This could work as a very gentle cleanser for someone with dry, sensitive skin. It leaves a film of moisture on the skin that is very pleasant and leaves skin soft. The jar also last for a long time. I purchased mine 4 months ago and am 2/3 done with it and I use it everyday. Highly recommend this classic.
Chelsea T.
Gorham, ME
279 reviews
Does this really work at getting all of your makeup off? It seems odd to me to put a lotion type product on my eyes!
Lori H.
Kenosha, WI
44 reviews
Can you use this to removed waterproof mascara or eye makeup in general?
Serena Y.
San Francisco, CA
65 reviews
Did this break you out?
Cesly B.
155 reviews
Can I use this as a night cream or only as a makeup remover?
Jill R.
1 review
Will this make someone with oily skin break out?

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