- 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
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Examples from the Web for cold cream
Dear Betty: Im inclosing that cold-cream recipe you asked for.
Sit right down there on the trunk till I get some of this cold-cream off.
Wait'll I get this cold-cream off, and tell me all about it.
Cold-cream removed, Miss Tracy enveloped her friend in an embrace.
But tired and sleepy as I was that night, I got up to cold-cream my face and arms.The Prairie Wife
- an emulsion of water and fat used cosmetically for softening and cleansing the skin
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