Budget Beauty: Pond’s Cucumber Cleanser

Pond's cucumber cleanser review

Pond's cucumber cleanser reviewToday I have yet another great drugstore find for you guys; Pond’s Cucumber Cleanser.

Pond’s Cucumber Cleanser ($8.29) was recommended to me by a friend. During winter my skin can get a bit dry and I really wanted to try another pre-cleanse makeup removing product to alternate with my jojoba oil. Not having tried too many Pond’s products in the past, I was intrigued.

This makeup removing cleanser is so creamy yet incredibly light at the same time. It has a very slight fragrance of fresh cucumber that isn’t too overpowering. About two years a go I tried one of Pond’s moisturizers and while it felt great on my skin, it smelled like a bottle of perfume; the scent was so strong and bothersome that I had to stop using it. I was so glad to find that this wasn’t the case with Pond’s Cucumber Cleanser.

pond's cucumber cleanser review

I use this cleanser as my pre-cleanse step. I remove all my makeup by massaging it into my skin, rinse it off and follow up with my cleanser. This cucumber cleanser itself does a great job with removing makeup, isn’t irritating (I also haven’t experienced any breakouts while using this, which is always a win for me), it rinses off easily and leaves the skin feeling SO soft, refreshed and moisturized. There’s no greasy residue after washing this off and it removes all the makeup; I’m talking foundation, blush, brow product, mascara, etc. Awesome (and affordable) alternative to makeup removing wipes which can irritate your skin (and don’t even get me started on all that skin-tugging!). If you want to give this a try and have sensitive skin, don’t forget to patch test first, it does contain some fragrance which can be irritating to some. I’m loving this stuff!

Ingredients: Water, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Ceteth 20, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract


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    January 14, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I’m always on the hunt for a cleanser ever since discovering the Body Shop isn’t as ethical as I once thought and this looks great! I currently use a Muji cleanser which is surprisingly amazing, the best one I’ve used yet!

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    Fabiola A.
    January 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I have that cleanser and it is absolutely amazing! My skin does feel super soft after using the product and it also removes all the makeup from my face. Definitely worth it!!

    Fabi |

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    January 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    The name already makes it like a good product ;) I’ve never heard of this one before but I wouldn’t mind to try it out :)


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    January 22, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    So you stopped using jojoba oil because its too drying?
    I am intrested in using it because its natural but am worried that because its wax instead of an oil that it wont get everything off.
    Is Ponds better than jojoba oil for melting off everything?

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      January 22, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Jojoba oil isn’t drying on my skin at all. I haven’t stopped using it, just use this cleanser OR jojoba oil to remove my makeup so I alternate between the two. I actually use another cleanser right after that, so I first remove my makeup with this (or my jojoba oil) as a pre-cleanse step, and then follow up with my cleanser. I think jojoba oil is a little better at melting off heavy makeup, just have to wash it off well with a cleanser. I use Trader Joe’s jojoba oil, it’s 100% natural and works great. Hope this helps!

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    August 24, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Oh this one sounds nice. Good review!

    Chaste & Beautiful

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