When Beauty School Dropout say Cold Cream, you think Nora Batty, right? WRONG. Think modern and soothing. Think thorough and effective. Think Baltic winds and throbbing central heating. Think cooling and lightweight. Think that it’s about to be that time of the year when you might have to go out more than once a week (oh, please no) and that might mean a full face of make-up. The works. Even eye shadow. Imagine that. Cold Cream has, for some time, been ripe for reinvigoration. And here she is: Kate Somerville Cold Cream. Lovely stuff.
BSD believes in a double cleanse. The first step to remove the majority of the make-up and grime. The second to get down to the very pores. The first to calmly comfort, the second to actively excavate.
This Cold Cream is the perfect step 1. Blended with honey, rose and white jasmine, it smells just exactly as it should. The advice on the packet advises removing it with a wet flannel but BSD prefers cotton wool pads. The hot cloth is reserved for step 2, to enable the remarkable Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Cleanser.
So party people (oh, holy hell) this Cold Cream is really rather screen siren. Hayworth rather than Batty. Because that’s you, right?
Kate Somerville Cold Cream, £41