The $6 Beauty Buy You Need Right Now

by Alyssa Shapiro

In case you haven't been terrified into washing your face, perhaps cheap convenience will do it for you?

Pond's Cold Cream has been around for ages — we're talking 19th century. It has serious staying power, and for good reason: Ringing in at around $6, this cream is cheap and really packs a punch with multiple uses.

1. It works wonders to gently and thoroughly ease off makeup, especially tricky mascara.

2. The cream deep cleans, really getting the muck out of pores.

3. It has beeswax in it, helping seal moisture into the skin, acting as a hyper-hydrator and essentially helping block out any harsh elements if left on overnight (think battle of the A/C versus your skin).

Even if you gently pat the cold cream off after cleansing, it helps to hydrate. People have been swearing by this stuff for literally centuries now. At less than $10, and as three things you need in one, and as important as it is to take care of your skin, it's a no brainer.

Get thee to a convenience store!

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