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I tried 7 Vintage Cold Creams for a Week

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I tried 7 Vintage Cold Creams for a Week. 

Hello lovelies, I have been a fan of cold Cream for a few years now and wanted to test out a few vintage ones that you can still buy today. After trying them all out, I think Ponds Cold Cream is still my favourite. 

1. Ponds Cold Cream 

By 1910, Ponds was a well-established brand among Americans. Concentrating primarily on their vanishing cream, the Pond’s company began an ad campaign that would become popular because of the celebrities involved in it. “Pond’s Healing” took a back seat to “Pond’s Vanishing Cream,” as “Pond’s Healing” and “Pond’s Cold Cream” would be announced in small print under the “Pond’s Vanishing Cream” advertisements. By 1914, mentions of “Pond’s Healing” was taken off the ads, and the Pond’s company began to advertise “Pond’s Vanishing Cream” and “Pond’s Cold Cream” together, making sure to explain each Cream’s different purposes on the new ads. One particular ad line read, “Every normal skin needs these two creams”.

Jergens Cold Cream 

The Andrew Jergens Company began in 1882 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Jergens Soap Company. By the turn of the 20th century, the company had expanded to include several beauty care and cosmetic products and soon launched its most famous creation, Jergens Lotion. 


For over a century, Albolene® has been cleansing and moisturizing generations of faces to keep complexions healthy and youthful-looking.

January 1915 Ladies Home Journal Generations of theatre and screen actors trusted Albolene to gently cleanse their complexions and keep their skin looking vibrant, healthy and youthful. Albolene’s proven effectiveness over the years has garnered a following of consumers that are looking to gently cleanse and moisturize their skin to keep it vibrant and healthy. It takes stubborn makeup off but keeps the moisture in. Plus, it’s easy to apply and remove. It’s the perfect combination for a practical yet effortless beauty routine. One of Albolene’s first uses was to cleanse an infant’s tender nose skin gently.

Merle Norman 

Merle Norman Cosmetics, known as Merle Norman, is an American multinational cosmetics company that manufactures makeup, skincare, personal care, and fragrance products headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The company is known for pioneering the “try before you buy” philosophy, letting customers try on products for free before purchasing.

The first store was opened in 1931 in Santa Monica by Merle Norman, and as of 2020, the company had 1,050 locations in seven countries, primarily in the United States, with outlets in 49 states and D.C.

Queen Heleen 

Queen Helene was founded in New York by Richard Estrin, who began his career as a beauty supply house salesman, got a degree in chemistry, and became a partner in Para Laboratories. Queen Helene’s name was inspired by his baby daughter Helene, and the brand has been around since 1930.


Noxzema contains camphor, menthol, phenol and eucalyptus, among other ingredients. Originally developed as a sunburn remedy, it is frequently used as a facial cleanser and makeup remover. It can also be used for soothing chapped, sunburned, or otherwise irritated skin. Since 1914, it has been sold in a small cobalt blue jar. 


1882: Paul Carl Beiersdorf established the company on March 28. NIVEA originated in Germany. The date of the patent document for the manufacture of medical plasters is taken as the date of the company’s formation.1911: NIVEA Creme – the first stable water-in-oil emulsion – was introduced. The emulsifying agent Eucerit is made from lanolin, found in sheep’s wool, and is the key to NIVEA Creme’s unique properties.


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