Monday, October 10, 2011

Cold Cream Musings

In January this year I discovered the advantages of cold cream, and since then I have been using it religiously. It really does wonders for the complexion, and if I had known the results I would have started years ago. I have spent time browsing the net reading about other peoples experiences using cold cream, and I have noticed that many have been introduced to it by elder relatives. In my family the only one from the older generation (as in grandmas generation) I can remember ever having used skin care products was my great aunt Gudrun, and she used Nivea. I am not sure if she used it as a cleanser or just as a moisturiser, but I understand it was made for both purposes.

Up until now I have been using Pond's cold cream as cleanser, followed by Nivea, and a cotton pad with rose water to remove the stickiness. This has worked really well, but I don't like having to order the cold cream online (for some reason Pond's are not available in Norway), so I have decided to try out Astral Cream instead. What I do is I clean my hands well, apply the cream, and give myself a facial massage. This makes the cream melt, and it feels like a heavy oil. I then remove the oil with rose water and cotton wool. So far it seems to work even better then the old regime. It leaves the skin glowing but not oily or greasy in any way, and the skin tone gets evened out better.


  1. As a pre-teen, I was introduced to skin care and cold cream for removing stage makeup. I fully believe that was the reason for escaping teendom without a face full of acne. I embraced a cold-cream facial regime that stays with me today. My mother and grandmother both had beautiful complexions, and both used cold-cream. Sometimes the old is the best. (I lament the loss of Ponds cold cream too)

  2. I really do believe that cold cream is the best solution for most people. I have never gotten anything close to the results I get using cold cream with modern day skin care products, such as Dermalogica or MD Formulations. It makes me so annoyed to think of all the years I spent agonising over my complexion (I did not escape teenage acne), when most likely I could have avoided it using cold cream. But, better late than never.