I seldom wear make up. It is usually during special occasions or going to church. But whenever I do, I don't just rely on my facial wash to remove make up. I use a deep cleansing facial cleanser. This is when I use Pond's Cold Cream.
On a face with make up, I would apply Pond's Cold Cream and massage all over my face, including my eyes. Yes, it is gentle enough on my eyelids and under my eyes. Then I would use a soft facial tissue to wipe off the cream along with the make up. Usually I would do this twice, because even after the second time I would still get a lot of the foundation off. That means that if we were make up, we are really to deep cleanse because these things clog the pores. Then after that, I would use a facial wash to remove the rest of the cream from my face (and also to wash the cream off my hands) and feel fresher and cleaner.
I also use Pond's Cold Cream when I decide to have a home facial routine. First I would wash my face with a cleanser then let steam on my face, then apply cold cream, then tissue off, and then remove blackheads. Then I use an astringent and then apply facial mask. After the mask, I moisturize. This routine saves me a lot of money while keeping my face fresh and clean. It also gets a refreshing treat once in a while.
Pond's Cold Cream is a trusted brand of mine because I have been using it for years. But since I have oily face, I cannot use it everyday. I just use it once in a while as a cleanser. Although I know that some people use it as moisturizer, I don't. Instead I use a mild moisturizer.
It is also cheap. One small tub, I think 50 ml of Pond's Cold Cream is about $1.20 only and lasts a long time, even when used once a week.