WHAT EXACTLY IS A COLD CREAM?
Cold cream gets its name because it’s cool to touch. It’s a rich and super thick face cream that works brilliantly as a cleanser. It is ideal for most skin types, including dry or sensitive skin, as well as rosacea-prone complexions. The rich formula melts away make-up, dirt and oil built up without stripping the skin like foaming cleansers and bar soaps can do.
THE DREAM CREAMS;
Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser, £8
The original multi-tasking marvel, this cold cream is beloved by just about everyone who uses it, and for good reason. It removes dirt and even the most stubborn make-up and your face never feels tight or dry. The formula is so gentle, it’s suitable for all skin types.
Avene Cold Cream, £11
This extra-nourishing cold cream moisturiser is formulated with beeswax and thermal spring water to calm inflammation and soften skin. It doubles up as a lip balm, body moisturiser and make-up remover.
Seated Queen Cold Cream, £39
An ultra-modern version of this beauty classic, this versatile cleansing cream works as a make-up remover, cleanser, moisturiser or overnight mask. It comes with added ingredients including vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as rosehip and essential oil, which will plump, smooth and hydrate.
Bioderma ABCDerm Face Cold Cream, £7
A nourishing cleansing cream that protects dry and fragile skin with its mild, soap-free base. It is enriched with apricot kernel oil and beeswax.
Musteia Nourishing Stick with Cold Cream, £8.50
Suitable for extra-sensitive skin, children and babies, this is more of a moisturiser than a cleanser. Its gentle formula melts into the skin and increases hydration for up to eight hours after applying.
Nivea Creme, £4.39
Another old-school classic that has stood the test of time and is formulated especially for those with very dry skin. This ultimate multi-tasking moisturiser has a super-rich feel that provides major hydration. You can also use it as a cleanser, hand cream and hair mask!
L’Oreal Fine Cleansing Cream, £8.79
Similar to the original formula, this creamy, light cleansing balm melts when massaged into the skin, removing even the most resilient make-up without drying out the skin. Great for all skin types, including sensitive.
Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser, £18
This is an ultra-simple cleansing balm with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey. It removes all traces of dirt and make-up, without stripping away your skins natural defences.