makeup product review

Queenie May's Cold Cream

2:10 PMDollie DeVille

I have been using a new cold cream for the last month, and I thought I would share it with you all. I have been using Pond's cold cream for a few years now but I wanted an all natural version. I had heard other vintage ladies talking about Queenie May's Cold Cream and I couldn't wait to try it!


Queenie May's Cold Cream is made in New Zeland from an original recipe from the 1930's. It is made with an olive oil base, so no mineral oil or parabens. There is no added scents or anything either, just a clean smell. Some people mentioned it smelling like roses, but I didn't distinctly notice that. 

What surprised me most is that this cream does not feel watery and thin like Pond's. Oh no, this stuff is THICK! The first time I opened the jar it had these little air bubbles at the top and when I poked it with my finger it felt like a sponge. A little really goes a long way too. I imagine this jar will last me a very long time.  So while it is a little more expensive then Pond's ($47 including shipping), I think it is worth it. I love that it cleans and moisturizes in one step without water. That way I can use it in my dressing room. It had become a nightly ritual to take a quiet moment to myself and massage this cream into my face. It is so luxurious! 

Of course, how can I not mention that this is the most beautiful cold cream ever? I love that it comes in a glass jar! I always favor glass over plastic. The vintage looking label and the gold top makes it feel right at home on my vanity too. I love this cold cream! Now I really want to try the vanishing cream as well, but it is out of stock at the moment. 

You can get your own jar at Queenie May's website.  Let me know what you think about it when you try it. 


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  1. I wish I enjoyed using Cold Cream, that looks like a lovely product to have in any gals collection!

    Glad you're enjoying it!

    Charlotte - xx

  2. Ohhh such a pretty container! I make my own cold cream now as Ponds was so hard to track down in Australia...but I may have to order a jar of this as it's just so pretty!

  3. So it can be used as a make-up remover, instead of using soap and water?

  4. Marie- Yes, make up remover and moisturizer in one, no soap or water required! The makeup comes right off with a cotton ball.


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