Now, I've been a ponds cold cream girl for years, I use it as a moisturizer every night, especially in colder months when my skin is extra thirsty. My only complaint about it was that it's quite greasy. But I always thought that's just how heavy night creams are.
Before the holidays started, Queenie May contacted me and asked if I would try out their new skincare set, a Vanishing Cream and Cold Cream. Upon first glance I was in love with the packaging. It's one of those vintage girl problems that our modern beauty products ruin that otherwise perfect effect of an appealing vanity.
It's simple, neutral, and have I ever told you how much I love matte glass? Well I do.
Of course, with many prettily wrapped things, the actual product itself can turn out to be total rubbish.
Luckily that wasn't the case with these. To quote the site itself:
"Queenie May's Cold Cream is made from a recipe from the 1930s.
With an Olive Oil base it is 100% Natural. No Mineral Oil, No Parabens."
The first night I applied the cold cream I was actually confused as to why my face wasn't shiny! Maybe I didn't use enough? Nope, felt right. In fact my face felt downright velvety. Well how do you like that...
The same goes for the vanishing cream. Named so not because it makes anything vanish, but the cream itself vanishes into your skin, with nothing other than a soft finish, no grease, no residue. I don't have to blot before putting on foundation, which I think is very nice :)
Traditionally cold cream is used as a cleanser/makeup remover. It works well as that too, but I leave it on all night.
The real standout in the set was the cold cream. There may be other vanishing creams out there with a similar non-greasy outcome, but I have yet to find a cold cream I can leave on and not be greasy, besides this one.
I also love that the ingredients are natural and olive oil based, so this may be a good option for those with sensitive skin. And did you see how pretty they are?