Noxema is a skin care cleanser line that was first sold in 1914. It was invented by Francis J. Townsend, a doctor in Ocean City, Maryland and it's original use was a sunburn remedy. It was acquire by Unilever in 2010. Noxema contains camphor, menthol, phenol and eucalyptus, among other ingredients.* It is widely available at major retailers and drugstores nationwide. *Source: Wikipedia

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1,391 reviews

70% would repurchase

Recent Noxzema Reviews

Cleansers -Noxzema -Original Skin Cream

on 1/14/2018 8:51:00 AM


My favorite thing about Noxzema is the smell. I'm in love with it. I was digging around in my grandma's bathroom cabinet circa 2003, found a travel size tub, opened it, and was like, "Whoa! Idk what this stuff is or where it came from, but I've never smelled anything like this." I then immediately bought a tub and used it throughout middle school before abandoning it for 12 years. Now I just bought some again.
I washed my face with it last night and noticed no difference whatsoever in the state of my skin or the two pimples on my forehead. It didn't help or hurt. Also, the intense cooling feeling it used to give was absent. It felt gentler on my skin than I remember. It still did remove dirt and makeup very easily.
I plan to use this as a makeup remover before washing my face with one of my other cleansers. I rotate my face washes and use Glossier Milky Jelly, Clean and Clear Foaming, and Clarisonic Refreshing Gel.

Toners -Noxzema -Extra Strength Astringent Pads


I've had these pads for a while and have been using them faithfully in an attempt to finish up the tub, but I'm really not a fan. My least favorite part is the SMELL. Way too strong! Next, I hate the weird sticky film that these pads leave on my face. I immediately need to wash my face with cleanser right afterwards, which further dries out my skin.

I'm going to go back to using the Stridex alcohol-free pads. I have no idea if either one actually works on my skin, because 1) I don't have a great track record with salicylic acid, and 2) my acne is mostly hormonal. But the Stridex ones are far more pleasant to use, so at least I can pretend like it's working for my acne.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Noxzema -cleansing lotion plus moisturizers

on 3/4/2017 1:20:00 PM


I have been using this cleanser on and off since I was a teen in the 70's. I finally rediscovered this again in my fifties. This stuff is so wonderful, I don't know why I ever left it. I think we are all always on the search for better, newer, improved products and somehow this wonder got forgotten. I happened to have had this in my stash so when I needed a new product I thought, why not? So out it came into rotation. Now after using this for almost 4 weeks straight, I don't know why I would ever have stopped using it. I love this cream! It is gentle on my facial skin. I like the refreshing menthol scent. While it has a slight menthol feel and it refreshes my skin while removing stubborn makeup and it leaves me feeling moisturized and my skin soft and hydrated, I have never experienced any irritation, no dryness, and I have no complaints at all with this one! I never feel like I have to rewash my face to get rid of residue after using this like I do with other cleansers or makeup removal wipes. This removed even the clingiest of mascaras and eyeliners too. I will have to say that I do not use waterproof mascara though so I don't know how it works in removal. My stubbornest mascara is the Two Faced Better Than Sex and it sticks so well that my makeup wipes and cotton pads, micellar water, soaps, creams, and lotions can't fully remove it the first wash and it takes some effort to get it all off but this Noxzema does. I am already a good quarter of the way into the container and I will happily repurchase. This has been around for decades and for good reason. It's fantastic and it works. It's easy on the budget too at less than $4 for the 12 oz. jar. Yes, please!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Hair Removal -Noxzema -Spa Shave 4 Blade Razors

on 12/28/2016 8:22:00 AM

Nah, it's cool, Noxzema. I totally have ten extra minutes every morning to stand in the shower with my arm over my head, going over the same spot on my underarms twelve times in a sad attempt to remove all the hair and only ending up with a numb arm and razor burn. It's fine. I really don't mind.
And it's a-okay that after another ten minutes of hacking at my leg hair with your Spa Shave razor, I still have enough hair to make chirping sounds if I rub my legs together.
I can't wait to try this razor on my bikini area.

Don't buy these.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

Scrubs -Noxzema -Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub


This cleanser is ok if you're trying to keep your skin clear but watch out for your eye area. It's way too strong for delicate areas of your face. I had a bad reaction to it under my eyebrows and on my eyelids. The entire area was red, peeling, and swollen. After a few days of healing, I decided to try it again without using it around my eyes but I must have dripped some on there while rinsing because it started happening again so I tossed it. I wouldn't recommend. :(

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