I’m not usually a bar soap girl. I think other than occasionally washing my hands with a bar when I’m at a friend’s home, I haven’t really used it in years. Years and years and years. When Avene sent me a bar of the Cold Cream Cleansing Bar, I thought I might as well try it… it can’t be all bad, right? It has Cold Cream in the name!
You guys, I had dramatically underestimated this bar. I kind of love it.
Yes, it has a faint cold cream scent. It has a nice lather and when you use it, you can feel that it “feels” different. There’s a bit more slip and it kind of feels more creamy. I really can’t describe it any better than that. It doesn’t remove eye makeup (and keep it away from your eyes because it does sting a little if it gets in there), but it does an amazing job of removing all of my makeup without over cleansing my skin. There’s definitely no afterwash tightness here!
While it rinses off pretty easily with just a little warm water, you will notice that it feels like a little something is left behind. Don’t obsess over it, just move on. It’s a little extra hydration (I’m not sure what it is from looking at the ingredients. I’m sure someone smarter than me could look at it and figure it out.)
The bar has definitely been my friend this summer! I’m experiencing more dryness issues than usual this summer, likely related to spending a lot more time outside (my 2 year old loves to play outside!) This bar nipped a lot of those issues in the bud. I’ll be keeping this on hand for the winter as well!