Galen Cold Cream cleanser and makeup remover

For heavy makeup & dry skin

4.93 out of 5


A natural, gentle, moisturising cleanser and make-up remover, Galen Cold Cream has been used to cleanse skin since the age of the Ancient Egyptians. Our take on this time-tested remedy contains the natural humectant Almond Oil, which gently removes even the heaviest of mascara without stripping the skin of natural oils or disturbing its delicate pH balance. Galen Cold Cream leaves your skin feeling soft and cared for.




– Cleanses
– Removes dirt, oil and impurities
– Removes make-up


Apply directly to face using a cotton pad or your fingertips. Wipe all traces of cream away with a cotton pad or a damp cloth. You may also apply Galen Cold Cream directly to a clean face and leave overnight for maximum moisturisation.


The outer carton is locally made and compostable

Free delivery for orders over €50. Orders under €50 cost €5.50 postage. Delivery normally within 1-3 days


Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascene (Rose) Flower Water, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbic Acid (Preservative Eco), Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil

147 reviews for Galen Cold Cream cleanser and makeup remover

  1. Tess (verified owner)

  2. Chemey (verified owner)

    I’ve only used this cold cream twice so far but my skin feels lovely and protected.

  3. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Nice product

  4. Arlene (verified owner)

    Great cleanser for my sensitive skin, I love this !

  5. Rachel (verified owner)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

  7. Breda Perry (verified owner)

  8. Sophie Peppard (verified owner)

    Removes makeup with ease and leaves skin feeling smooth, it is thicker so oily skin can got spots

  9. Maeve (verified owner)

  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

  11. Kelly Williams-Wakes (verified owner)

    Second time purchasing this item, I absolutely love it, my skin feels so soft after using it

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    very good non greasy night cream, haven’t used it as a cleanser yet

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

  14. Aisling (verified owner)

  15. Michelle C. (verified owner)

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Sorcha (verified owner)

    This is a lovely cleansing cream, works great for my combination skin.

  18. martina kenny (verified owner)

  19. Romira H. (verified owner)

  20. Effie L. (verified owner)

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works very well as make up remover and leaves the skin feeling soft

  22. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bought as gift

  23. I (verified owner)


  24. Sinead c. (verified owner)

    Removes make up and leaves your skin so soft.

  25. Hannah W. (verified owner)

    Smells great, looking forward to using it!

  26. Michael Costello (verified owner)


  27. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Good as an overnight moisturiser also

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I use both as a cleanser & moisturizer, have been using for a few years now & wont change

  29. Susan W. (verified owner)

    I love this cleanser.

  30. Sorcha (verified owner)

    My favourite cleanser!

  31. Orla (verified owner)

  32. Deirdre O’Neill (verified owner)

    Beautiful, comforting scent. This is a wonderful product, especially for removing make up.

  33. Ciara Byrne (verified owner)

  34. Alex (verified owner)

  35. Cathy (verified owner)

  36. Deirdre (verified owner)

    Really feels like your skin is clean…but gently

  37. Ayesha (verified owner)

    Fab for getting make up off

  38. Anonymous (verified owner)

  39. Sharon Flanagan (verified owner)

  40. Martina C. (verified owner)

    I love this

  41. Caroline (verified owner)

  42. Sabrina C. (verified owner)

    Great cleanser

  43. Lorraine Quinn (verified owner)

    Great for make up removal – not much make up wearing these days so haven’t used a lot yet.

  44. Sharon F. (verified owner)

    Feels so nourishing, my skin feels hydrated after cleansing, will definitely be repeat purchasing

  45. Olive A. (verified owner)

    Using as a night cream – feels very luxurious!

  46. Breda (verified owner)

    it’s an excellent product. Your delivery service is very fast well done

  47. Blathnaid O Meara (verified owner)

  48. Ekaterina (verified owner)

  49. Denise R. (verified owner)

  50. Michelle C. (verified owner)

  51. Anna Tighe (verified owner)

  52. Deirdre C. (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing for taking make up off, glides on and wipes away effortlessly

  53. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I haven’t used this cleanser for a while and my skin had broke. After a week of using it my skin is clear again. My skin feels soothed and this cream removes makeup so easily.

  54. Geraldine Kelly (verified owner)

    Great cleanser for removing make up.

  55. Helen M. (verified owner)

    I have quite a dry chin and this gives me the moisture I need but also doesn’t make my forehead shiny! It feels beautiful on the skin! Would definitely recommend it!

  56. Clodagh O’donoghue (verified owner)

    I have purchased my 5th tub of this – it’s a beautiful cleanser that leaves your skin soft and clean

  57. marie (verified owner)

    Love this product. I use it as a night cream and I love the smell and feel of it in on my skin. It’s also really great for removing makeup

  58. Ivana P. (verified owner)

    Galen Cold Cream I’m purchasing for the first time and I’m already impressed. Dublin Herbalist just never lets you down! Would be really great if you would start producing some hair products as well 😀

  59. Sorcha (verified owner)

    My daily cleanser, I love it.

  60. Catherine (verified owner)

  61. Christine (verified owner)

    Amazing removes all make up
    Skin feels so clean
    Also use enriching hand cream
    Can not believe difference in my hands since I started using.
    Will definitely be buying more products!

  62. Deirdre O’Neill (verified owner)

    I love this. I think it brings back memories of childhood – my mother always used Ponds cold cream, and I find the scent really comforting. Great for taking off makeup

  63. Anonymous (verified owner)


  64. Ciara G. (verified owner)

    Great cleanser with botanical scent:)

  65. Meabh d. (verified owner)

    Delivered so quickly and a lovely product! Bought it as a present this time as everyone should try the Galen cream!

  66. Aoife Kirk (verified owner)

  67. Sarah (verified owner)

  68. Emer (verified owner)

  69. Ayesha Cotter (verified owner)

  70. Orla (verified owner)

    Leaves your face feeling so moisturised and nourished

  71. Nicola (verified owner)

    Great product, first time I’ve bought it and it’s definitely one I’ll buy again.

  72. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  75. Pauline Ocarroll (verified owner)

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  78. Bernadette Walsh (verified owner)

    oh this is super

  79. Susan M. (verified owner)

    Incredible product and such a good price point – great value and a wonderful product.

  80. Deirdre (verified owner)

    Such a lovely make up remover, very gentle

  81. Catherine Manning (verified owner)

  82. Brooke Davis (verified owner)

  83. JELENA (verified owner)

    mostly been using it for hydrating skin overnight, love it

  84. Michaele (verified owner)

  85. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I find it very good have used for it for about year and a half after my daughter in law first bought it for me

  86. Michelle Cantwell (verified owner)

  87. I (verified owner)

  88. Helen (verified owner)

    Love this, I need the moisture on my chin as it can dry out, so this feels moisturising as well as cleansing!

  89. Norah (verified owner)

    The best make up remover I ever used 😍

  90. Susan (verified owner)

    It’s the only cleanser I use since I discovered it. My skin feels moisturised and doesn’t have that tight feeling after I use it

  91. Michelle (verified owner)

  92. Sinead CLEARY (verified owner)

  93. Daniela (verified owner)

  94. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This cream is exactly what I wanted to remove makeup in packaging that isn’t plastic and has natural ingredients. It removes everything and I only need a small amount. I have tried oil cleansers but they seem to not work for me and are messy. I’m very happy with this.

  95. Anne-Marie (verified owner)

    Super effective and efficient

  96. Kelly Williams-Wakes (verified owner)

    This stuff is absolutely amazing! From the first time using it I woke up with the most refreshed face, it smells devine; like clean and calm. Would highly recommend

  97. Enda Brennan (verified owner)

    Removes every trace of makeup and so rich and creamy on your skin 💛

  98. Shane Liz (verified owner)

    Would buy more! They are great and have bought presents for family too.

  99. Magda Wnorowska (verified owner)

    Brilliant, make up comes off at once.

  100. Anne Cantwell (verified owner)

  101. Michelle (verified owner)

  102. Sorcha Brennan (verified owner)

  103. Nicola (verified owner)

    Leaves face soft and handy 4travelling with

  104. Anonymous (verified owner)

  105. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Fab as a night cream, leaves skin feeling very nourished the next day.

  106. Jacqueline (verified owner)

  107. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful texture which melts into the skin… my skin felt soft, nourished and clean

  108. Ruth (verified owner)

    Great for cleaning off makeup without drying skin

  109. Rebecca Hayden (verified owner)

  110. Justyna M. (verified owner)

    I just love this cream, I use it as a make up remover, a mask or cream. It smells so good, lifts my spirit instantly.

  111. Anonymous (verified owner)

  112. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Initially wasn’t sure about this cream but have grown to love it’s deep moisturizing effect. Use it on my kids also for dry skin in these cold days!

  113. Teresa Doyle (verified owner)

  114. Niamh McKinney (verified owner)

    Gorgeously rich cold cream I love it! Smells amazing and makes skin feel so soft and refreshed

  115. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This is exactly what I’d been looking for. I have spent ages looking for a natural gentle cream based makeup remover and in a container that isn’t plastic. Lovely product. You only need a tiny amount each time. Took mascara and all makeup off perfectly. I followed with gel cleanser for a thorough clean.

  116. Aisling (verified owner)

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  118. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Lovely cream cleanser, very gentle but removes all make-up without feeling harsh. Leaves skin soft. Very like the Lush cleanser- Ultrabland, but this has a nicer scent.
    Love the packaging too, it comes in a little aluminium pot.

  119. Michelle (verified owner)

  120. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really gentle cream for acne prone skin

  121. Rebecca Hayden (verified owner)

  122. marian Gaffney (verified owner)

  123. Vivienne (verified owner)

    Divine cleanser, makes me excited to clean my face!

  124. Jonathan Kelly (verified owner)

  125. Kate (verified owner)

  126. Anonymous (verified owner)

  127. Kimberly (verified owner)

    Smells beautiful.

  128. Vivienne (verified owner)

    I really couldn’t live without this cleanser now I’ve been using it since September and I’m totally addicted to the feel of it and my skin feels so much more hydrated from using it

  129. MARY Britton (verified owner)


  130. gráinne g. (verified owner)

    love this. so gentle. lasts ages too.

  131. Joanne Glennon (verified owner)

    Excellent cream both as a make up remover and an intensive overnight moisturizer

  132. Katherine Ryan (verified owner)

  133. Sorcha (verified owner)

  134. Sinead Hyland (verified owner)

    Beautifully soft on the skin. Very gentle to use

  135. Anonymous (verified owner)

  136. Aine Brett (verified owner)

    This was my first time using this product & it is fantastic at removing all make up, my skin is soft & smooth afterwards with no tightness, love it!

  137. Carol-Ann Mcintyre (verified owner)

    Amazing as always! I don’t know what my skin would do if this lady gave up her day job! Simply wonderful products

  138. Norah (verified owner)

    I love Dublin Herbalist’s Galen Cold Cream for taking off make-up and moisturising. I use it every day and my skin has never been better. I also really love that there is no plastic packaging involved! *And* they sent my order in cardboard box with paper packing and paper tape. Love it.

  139. Olivia (verified owner)

    Amazing and gentle on facial skin. No dry patches since using it. A little amount spreads really well and lasts ages. Would recommend it and would buy again.

  140. Aoife (verified owner)

    Decent sized tub, smells gorgeous, and you only need to use a small amount. Great for sensitive skin too

  141. Charlotte (verified owner)

    Nice texture and subtle scent. Like the plastic free packaging too! I bought this as I’ve been using lush ultra bland but prefer to use something free from parabens so very pleased to find this!

  142. Marian Murphy (verified owner)

  143. Patricia Oconnell (verified owner)

    So nourishing for skin

  144. Bernadette Flanagan (verified owner)

    good at removing makeup ,kind to skin .

  145. Mairead (verified owner)

    Love this cold cream – takes off all my make up, even mascara and yet my skin does not feel one bit dry/tight.

  146. Tricia Nugent (verified owner)

    Using this as my night cream and loving it

  147. bredastack (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this cold cream and it has replaced my usual facial cleanser. It feels so indulgent and buttery on the skin and I’ve also used it as an all-night moisturiser, beautiful product.

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