I don't know what it is about this stuff.....it's always been in my bathroom cabinet and is always great to come back to when something else doesn't work.
Normally, moisturzing type cleansers make my already very oily skin feel even greasier (and encourage shine faster), but this stuff never has. It's almost as if fighting fire with fire (or oil with moisture) actually helps the problem?!
This is one of the products I remember very well from childhood and on. My mother used to slather me in it when I had a bad sunburn (yes--the olden days when we were unaware of the damage the sun could do) since I was the only child out of 5 in our family who got burned really badly. Anyway, my mother used to use this to cleanse her face and gave the advise to me and my sisters to do the same. I can remember using this on my face as a teen, but not regularly because the camphor odor was just too much.
I see that they've changed the ingredients these days. Honestly, I'm hesitant to use it. I'll stick to Crisco to remove my makeup and aloe vera to soothe my sunburn.
I have used Noxema all my life instead of soap and people constantly compliment me on my skin. However, I will not purchase this product again, now that they have added phenol to it... a caustic substance. As another reviewer wrote, I also feel that the packaging is deceitful, saying that it is the original deep cleansing cream, when it is not (although I read they had phenol in it in the past). They have added many undesireable ingredients and taken out much of the menthol. they have had to add a precaution to avoid the eyes, which was on the package a year ago. No wonder, with the dangerous ingredients they added. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO GO AND SPOIL A GOOD THING?? Frustrating. I will not buy it again.
This really doesn't do anything for me. I suppose it made my skin look a bit more luminous, but besides that, nothing. The price is fine, it's around $4 for a big tub that can last for months. This didn't leave residue on my face or my sink/hands like others complained about, but it didn't give me any results either.
The formula must have changed and it is for the worst. The product.doesn't leave my skin feeling as soft and moisturized. The smell makes me ill. I have used Noxzema for forty years. I taught my daughters its advantages. If the store didn't have Noxzema brand, I either came back or went to another store.
Yesterday I purchased my first jar of Rite Aid Brand of this face cleaner.
I've been purchasing this product on and off for over 15 years and I always come back to it. I recently purchased this again and to my surprise the texture has changed and so has the packing (still a tub)! The texture really lives up to it's name, skin CREAM. It doesn't have the curddle (as a previous post stated) feel to it. If you haven't tried Noxzema in a while give it another try, you might like it.
First off I hate tub packaging. I liked the smell initially, but I got the flu a while back and whenever I'd smell this i'd barf. Now I can't smell it anymore. Besides, this made me break out on my cheeks.
nooo!!! this product ruined my face!!! it broke me out in little tiny bumps. and didnt do anything for my face. i hate it and wished i never had tried it.
*Weird curdled consistency
*Does not remove Revlon Colorstay
I've used many cleansers, and many work well. But I haven't found one quite like this - ever. High end or low end. It is a creamy cleanser that doesnt suds, bubble nothing. Just cream on. You rub it in, with your fingertips or a washcloth (or clarisonic brush works GREAT because it doesnt soak up the cream in the cloth). Afterwards you can leave it on a few minutes to allow the eucalyptus oil to work as an anti bacterial agent. If I scrub with a washcloth, my skin feels very very smooth - if I use my clarisonic, I feel that I am lifting all the dirt out of my pores and the brush always shows what I am getting out. The cream cleans exceptionally welll.
After rinsing off, my skin doesnt feel squeaky clean, which is unusual and took some getting used to for me. Like if I used soap or a sudsy wash, it feels sqeaky afterwards. Not having that feeling may make you think its too oily, and that is because there is oil in this cleanser. It really feels like there is a residue on my face. This is why I first stopped using it. However, once I tried using oil on my face and saw the success with it, I figured why not try this instead of the OCM? After a few days of use, I realized that for me, the residue actually left my skin feeling so soft and clear and hydrated all day, without causing the breakout I was afraid it would cost. I have wacky skin that does what it wants to do when it wants to do it. And this has been working very well for a month.
For the record, I have used Kinerase Gentle (A+), Purity (B), Cetaphil Daily Cleanser (A+), Dessert Essence (A), Aubrey Organics Blue Green Algae (A). Bottom line, there are many good cleansers out there and probably more than one that will work well for you. This one works well for me. I love the price and value, and believe it helps restore the moisture and suppleness we began to lose in our 30s. Its only $5 a jar.