As noted on my My Beauty Bag page, I wear a lot of makeup that is made to stay put (gotta love the Florida humidity!). I love that at the end of the day, my makeup is in the exact place that I put it – not way under my eye or completely gone. However, I also want to make sure I am able to remove it at night. Going to bed with my makeup still on is a big no-no for me. I highly recommend that you do not partake in the practice either. Besides making me look pretty, I view my makeup as a shield against all the bad things floating in the air. When I wash my face at night, I’m removing all the pollutants, pollen, etc.
I’ve tried lots of makeup removers. There’s lots of good ones out there, but I always come back to an oldie but goodie – Pond’s Cold Cream. You may say “What? That’s what my mom and grandma used.” – and you’re probably right. I discovered it as I was nosing through my mom’s skincare products when I was a teen. In fact, Pond’s Cold Cream has been around since the early 1900’s. That’s why I’m featuring it today, Throwback Thursday! If you don’t believe me, take a look at the old advertisement below.
What do I love about it? It serves as an all-over makeup remover. It removes the toughest of waterproof mascara and easily removes my stay-put foundation. Maybe it’s because I am getting older, but I love the that it does not dry my skin out. In fact, I feel that it provides some additional moisture. It is also easy to find, lasts forever, and is inexpensive – allowing me to spend more on my other favorite items. WIN-WIN!
If you haven’t tried it, I encourage you to do so. Just know that this is not a put on, rub around, rinse off product. Once it is applied, you have to wipe it off with a tissue or wash cloth. Give it a try. I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Until next time, stay beautiful!