Cold cream reminds me a lot of my grandmother – pic below, she’s so beautiful there! I’m sure it does for many of you too! I remember her bathroom like it was yesterday and exactly where she kept her skincare treatments and jewelry. I loved going in there and snooping around to see what I could find. I would often get caught and scurried out of there the Italian way, but I had never forgotten what it was that I saw. 😉 Grandmother was so beautiful with the softest skin you could ever imagine. Cold creams have been a product of the past for many of us, but they are actually gaining more and more popularity as of late.
Cold creams are in fact much older than our grandmothers & great-grandmother’s time. Its invention is widely credited to a second-century Greek physician and philosopher Galen. It’s basically an emulsion of water in oil. The name in fact comes from the cold feeling that the cream leaves on the skin after washing your face. Most often cold creams are made up of four common ingredients: water, oil, emulsifier and a thickening agent. The amount of water and oil is said to be in equal proportions, allowing the cream to penetrate the outer layer of skin really, really well.
If you’re looking for a lightweight face wash that does a great job of cleansing your skin, cold cream could give you the softness, cleanliness and moisture your skin has been craving.
Ways in which you can use cold cream –
- Eye makeup and makeup remover
- Face wash
- Face mask – leave on 5 to 7 minutes & use a dry or damp washcloth to wipe it off
- Skin softener – rub a small amount on your knees, elbows, heels, etc.
- Sunburn soother – apply cold cream to the affected areas
How to use cold cream – as a face wash
- Scoop out a dime-sized dollap of cold cream
- Massage it onto your face upward, starting at your chin
- Leave the cream on for a minute or two to help dissolve any sebum that’s clogging your pores
- If your skin is naturally tight, remove the cream with a soft tissue and gentle wipe. If your skin is oily, use a warm washcloth to wipe the cold cream off
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite cold creams – there are so many making a comeback!
Kate Somerville Cold Cream – NEW!
- ‘Moisturizes as it cleanses
- Effectively removes dirt, oil, impurities and makeup, even stubborn waterproof mascara
- Won’t clog pores
- Safe for sensitive skin
- Mineral Oil Free
Clinically Proven Results*
After just 1 use:
- 100% of women showed highly significant improvement in skin moisturization’
- ‘Provides intense hydration and seals in moisture
- Helps nourish and restore skin’s natural protective barrier
- Soothes drying effects of environmental aggressors, skin disorders or dermatological treatments
- Pleasant fragrance tolerated by sensitive skin
- Suitable for infants, children and adults’
- ‘Deep cleans, softens, moisturizes
- Provides a radiant, dewy base for makeup
- Helps smooth skin and fights dryness’
‘The iconic Eve Lom Cleanser backs 30 years of experience, delivering a pioneering cleansing balm that deep cleanses pores without stripping or drying the skin for a soft, supple, and renewed complexion. Its unique, multi-action formula brims with an exclusive combination of essential oils: clove oil to target blemishes and encourage clear skin, eucalyptus oil to combat toxins, hops oil to tone the skin, Egyptian chamomile oil to soften and sooth, and cocoa butter to condition and nourish. These active ingredients work together to craft a powerful, yet gentle formula with a proprietary blend of four aromatic essential oils to lift away impurities—even waterproof makeup—for a radiant complexion.’
While there are plenty of others on the market, these were personally our favorite. I read that the very well known Pond’s Cold Cream just wasn’t the best thing that the users have tried, so I have left that out of our ‘favs’! Do you currently use a cream cleanser? Let us know in the comment’s section below.
Some information and photos supplied by their respective brands.