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cold cream

a creamy cosmetic, typically of oily consistency, used to cleanse or soothe the skin, especially of the face and neck, or to remove makeup.
Origin of cold cream
First recorded in 1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for cold cream
Historical Examples
  • One was from a manufacturer of cold cream, soliciting a testimonial.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • This cold cream is the same for all types, blonde, brunette and the others.

  • I smeared my face with cold cream, and then rubbed in flour.

    A Houseful of Girls Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Some of it's owin' to sun-bonnet, and some of it to cold cream.

    The Squirrel Inn Frank R. Stockton
  • Upon this dressing-table there was a small pot of cold cream.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • She is not sure whether we have not dipped into that pot of cold cream and found them.

    At the Villa Rose A. E. W. Mason
  • Out came the first aid to the travel-stained—a jar of cold cream.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • She flew to her dressing-table, reaching for cold cream, powder, rouge.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Then I disrobed, unpinned my hair and cleansed my face with cold cream.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • She had flung a pot of cold cream in the face of her manager.

British Dictionary definitions for cold cream

cold cream

an emulsion of water and fat used cosmetically for softening and cleansing the skin
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