The History of Pond's Cold Cream


Pond's Cold Cream is a brand of facial cleanser that has been in production with a variety of names and formulations for more than 100 years.


  • In 1846, a pharmacist named Theron T. Pond created a product containing witch hazel that he called "Pond's Golden Treasure." In 1886, it was renamed "Pond's Extract" and was relaunched as "Pond's Cold Cream" in 1905. As of 2010, it was produced and distributed by Unilever.


  • The original formula was advertised as a salve for wounds in the form of a "healing tea." The later incarnations were advocated as beneficial face creams for removing makeup and cleansing facial skin while preventing wrinkles. Pond's Cold Cream is targeted to women over the age of 40.


  • Pond's Cold Cream is a thick, white face cream that contains paraffinum liquidum, aqua, ozokerite, cera alba, sodium borate, paraffin, synthetic wax and behenic acid.

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