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

BY POND'S #12 in Facial Cleansers

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars65%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star1%
4.48 / 5 based on 5,120 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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  • Has anyone tried POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser and if so where can ...4 Answers
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POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
POND’S® Cold Cream Cleanser
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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
262 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.
Andrew O.
San Francisco, CA
11 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.
Amanda L.
Gfafb, ND
474 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 9.5 oz more...
This stuff is as amazing as others say it is! Your makeup will melt off your face, including waterproof makeup. I have even used this to remove LipSense from my lips...just apply a layer, wait, wipe off and tad! Clean &soft lips. I have bought the small and largest size and both are long lasting. When it comes to removing makeup I use this first, then follow up with a gentle face cleanser as a 2-step process. This will leave your skin sooooo moisturized. Defiantly recommend every girl keeping a jar for those days you need help removing stubborn makeup.
Mirya G.
4 reviews
Review for: 9.5 oz more...
Since the time I can remember, this product has been used by women to help remove makeup, gently cleanse their skin and moisturize at the same time. I have heard mixed reactions to this but for me, having a very break out prone T zone, I love it for removing makeup but I must wash it off with with a foaming cleanser. If it wasn't for breaking out if I don't use a follow up cleanser, I'd rate this 5stars but aside from that, this product does deliver exactly what it says it will and even though I do need the additional cleanser, the Ponds Cold Cream helps to keep my face from feeling dry and cracked after using the foam cleanser. I LOVE it and recommend it.

You can purchase this at any local grocery/drug store and usually runs about $7.00 to $9.00 for the large container. This is definitely something that will make your skin feel so much better and it works wonderfully on waterproof makeup as well and liquid lipsticks. It does leave a bit of a film on the eyes if you get any slippage between your eyelids while removing eye makeup but it doesn't burn in the least. Big plus for me!
Escarle D.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 6.1 oz more...
I think that this ponds cold cream cleanser has been my favoite make up remover and face cleanser. its so easy to use . it removes all of your makeup and leaves your face feeling really clean and fresh . ive used this product many times before and the reults are unbelievable . the cream texture is nice and feels great once applied onto the skin . totally reccommend to anyone who is a little bit on the lazy side and doesnt want to do the whole face wash this is your product , 
Valeria R.
Sacramento, CA
68 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have tried Pixi by Petra's cleansing balm and I thought it was the worst cleanser I've tried (and I have tried many) but this one tops the Pixi one as the worst cleanser I've tried. It has a weird creamy consistency and refuses to wash off your face. Even after washing my face twice with my normal cleanser i still felt it on my skin and it did not remove makeup or dirty only made it feel like I was wearing a weird lotion. Not to mention what really turned me off from this product was that the first ingredient on it is mineral oil. I am one of those few people out there who actually pays attention to ingredient and I like to keep mineral oil away from my face. Not worth the buy imo
Cindy L.
7 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I am in love with this cleanser!!! Though there was learning curve. At first, I was disappointed because it felt like all it was doing was moisturizing my face and not cleansing it at all. Having my skin feel stripped of oils is a norm from the cleansers I always used before, so it was the weirdest experience for my skin to feel so smooth and moisturized afterwards. I never related smooth and moisturized skin with clean skin, so the first couple times after I used it, I thought I had just literally used some lotion to clean my face. I solved that issue by using a face cloth to thoroughly rinse the cream off my face. I'll usually use Pond's then another deep cleanser afterwards to get everything off. It works great as a 2-step makeup remover system. I realized it is perfect for my sensitive skin, & magically less acne breakouts all around after application.
laura j.
310 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: 3.5 oz more...
The first time I tried it, it felt a bit strange…it’s thick and feels a little greasy as it rubs into the skin.  As I rubbed it in, my makeup literally melted right off my face!  No scrubbing, no rubbing, just wiped right off!  I use a damped old face cloth to wipe off the cream from my face and then rinse my face with warm water.  After rinsing off my face, it immediately felts softer.
Chelsea T.
Gorham, ME
278 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
42 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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