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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 6th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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    traditional range products/Astral
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    • 6th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
    traditional range products/Astral 6th Jul 17 at 12:46 PM
    It's a bit of a minority market but I've been using Boots traditional cold cream for many years, and was disappointed to see it's now been discontinued.

    Somebody mentioned to me a product called Astral, which appears to be similar: an old-fashioned no-nonsense skin cream which can be used as a cleanser and make-up remover. I believe they sell it in Superdrug.



    Has anybody used this? I would be interested to know what it's like.
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    • DollyDee
    • By DollyDee 6th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
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    I used it years & years ago. From memory it's similar to the Nivea Creme in a tub.
    • Bathory
    • By Bathory 6th Jul 17, 5:40 PM
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    I sometimes use Astral at night (mostly in the Winter months) but not all the time as my skin is problematic. I have also used it to take makeup off. Superdrug often has it at half price and a little pot then is only around 60p so not much to lose if it doesn't suit you.

    I always apply it lightly otherwise it can be greasy.
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    • Dclutterchique
    • By Dclutterchique 6th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 7:38 PM
    When you say Boots Traditional Cold Cream has been discontinued, do you mean http://www.boots.com/boots-traditional-skin-care-moisturising-cream-with-vitamins-a-and-e-200ml-10002557 which has been discontinued or http://www.boots.com/boots-traditional-skin-care-skin-cream-200ml-10002554 which still appears to be available?
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 6th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 8:22 PM
    Neither of those, Dclutterchique. This is the one I'm referring to



    Possibly they are going to discontinue the whole range at some point. The products have (or had) a small but very loyal customer base.
    • Dclutterchique
    • By Dclutterchique 7th Jul 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 1:16 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 1:16 PM
    Fair enough, the cold cream has definitely gone, hasn't it? Because the description and some reviews mentioned using the Skin Cream as a cleanser I didn't know if it was the Cold Cream under a different name. I'm sure there must be something out there to replace the cold cream without being a silly price.


    ETA
    Just had a nose around and found http://www.pakcosmetics.com/brand/valley-of-the-sun/herbal-creams/hollywood-style-cleansing-cold-cream-with-vitamin-c.html Would this be any good? If you scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'Contact Us' link it will bring up a list of their branches. I admit they are very London centric, so may not be of any use if your in another part of the country
    Last edited by Dclutterchique; 07-07-2017 at 3:27 PM.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 10th Jul 17, 6:26 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 6:26 PM
    I sometimes use Astral at night (mostly in the Winter months) but not all the time as my skin is problematic. I have also used it to take makeup off. Superdrug often has it at half price and a little pot then is only around 60p so not much to lose if it doesn't suit you.
    Originally posted by Bathory
    I got a small tub of it in Superdrug today for £1.20. It's quite strongly perfumed. I like the fragrance, but I used to use cold cream as an eye make up remover and I wonder if this product will be too perfumed for that.
    Last edited by avogadro; 10-07-2017 at 6:28 PM.
    • wmf
    • By wmf 14th Jul 17, 9:54 AM
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    Should be fine. I have used Nivea for years and always go back to it even after Clinique etc eye make up remover. I think I'm a bit lazy and like using one thing for everything and also have used it so long I miss it if I change.
    • mrschaucer
    • By mrschaucer 15th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 7:33 PM
    Have you ever tried Ponds? An oldie but a goodie.
    http://www.boots.com/ponds-cold-cream-cleanser-50ml-10112469
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 15th Jul 17, 8:21 PM
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    Yes, Ponds is ok. Not as good value for money as the Boots cold cream or the Astral, but it does the job
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