For more than a century, Pond’s has been churning out its trademark cold cream, and women of all ages credit their smooth skin to its moisturizing properties. The cream’s key ingredient is mineral oil, which helps soften skin as it cuts through makeup, dirt and oil. Though it may be too thick for very oily skin, it can help heal dry, irritated skin on the face and beyond.
Rub a thin layer of cold cream all over your face and massage it into your skin with clean fingers. Wipe with a wet or dry washcloth to remove the cold cream — the texture of the washcloth will act as a gentle exfoliant. For stubborn eye makeup or long-wear lipstick, dab a small amount of cold cream onto the area, then wipe with a washcloth, tissue or cotton ball.
If you have extra dry skin, apply a layer of cold cream to your face and let it sink in for five to 10 minutes. Wipe with a washcloth, then rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can also use the product as a thick, ultra-hydrating lotion for dry hands and feet or other rough, scaly patches.
There’s a reason it’s called cold cream. When applied in a thin layer, it can help cool irritated skin and relieve the dryness and itching that can come with a sunburn. Apply Pond’s Cold Cream on a small patch of skin first to make sure it won’t cause further irritation.
References and ResourcesPond's Institute: Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser: The Timeless Multifunctional Classic
TV3: XPose Entertainment: Beauty: Pond's Cold Cream Explained
Michelle Phan: Skincare 101: Five Uses for Cold Cream