I was hesitant to start using this, but two of my friends with FLAWLESS skin recommended it to me. Well, my skin was sooo soft and clean after just using it once, and now I'm hooked. I'm not sure how it will do long term, but it seems too have shrunk some hormonal cysts that were trying to pop up. I'm happy to have found a cheap alternative to all my other expensive products.
I just started using this product about a month ago on my very bad skin, and it's gotten a lot better! bt one thing i realized is if you rub it in harshly, you'll probably breakout! you have to be VERY gentle when you rub it in, and only rub a little and it'll work fine!!
Noxzema feels very nice on the skin with the tingle and all. And it removes make-up including mascara very well. However, it leaves a greasy film on my skin, and this is coming from someone who has normal/dry skin. Although I rinsed well the feeling of residue on my skin was unmistakable. I tried rinsing it off again, but the grease wouldn't budge. I imagine this would feel unbearable to oily skinned people. Not recommended.
I think this will be a great cleanser for my normal/combo skin....in the winter. In summer, it's just a little too rich. But it does cleanse very well if you rub it generously on dry skin, let sit, and rinse off. Using a washcloth is key, or else you just can't get the residue off. Leaves the skin clean, soft and smooth, and for me no moisturizer is even needed afterward. Great stuff!
I smoothe it all over my face and leave it to dry, then rinse with warm water. I really enjoy the tingle and that my skin isn't left dry or taut afterwards. Using it as a mask/cleanser works best for me. I have combination skin (very dry in the winters and normal in the summers) and often have blackheads and whiteheads all over my face (not just t-zone). I can't use other cream cleansers or cleansing milks regularly because I'll breakout, so this is great in that it cleans my face withouth adding the drying effects of foam cleansers. I exfoliate several times throughout the week, so I don't suffer the build-up that Noxzema tends to cause (strongly recommend exfoliation to Noxzema users). Definitely recommend to combo skin types that need a break from the foaming/drying cleansers.
This stuff is a stand-by for me. I have it always in stock under my bathroom counter. I have acne prone, combo but very fair sensitive skin. This stuff dries my skin a bit, but not in a terrible way, nothing a little night cream can't fix. I sometimes just put it on my skin and then wipe it off with a dry cloth if I'm too tired to wash my face the right way. Sometimes I put it on and leave it on my face for about 5-10 min and my skin glows. And of course, I use it the way you're supposed to and rinse it off with water and a damp cloth. I like that it doesn't foam (no sulfates unlike Cetaphil) and that it's refreshing. It's been around so long and is different from the other cold creams I've tried. This stuff is just great. I actually look forward to the scent of it because it's so refreshing and soothing at the same time. It's even soothing on sunburned skin during the summer. My mother started me using this stuff when I was nine because one of her friends (who had a wonderful glowing smooth milky complexion) swore by it. I'm not blessed with the good skin genes, but I believe my skin would be a lot worse if I had used other products for such a long period of time. I do go and pick up and try new cleansers, but I always have to have my Noxzema in stock.
I went through countless jars of Noxzema as a teenager. I loved the refreshing scent and tingle as I washed my face, and I thought it was healing the acne and oily skin that plagued me. I found other face washes and didn't use it again for years, until today. Feeling nostalgic, I picked up a jar. I scooped up the cream and massaged it in, and removed it with a warm damp cloth like I had always done before: Aside from my drier skin, I think my tastes have changed too much: I don't remember Noxzema ever feeling filmy on my skin, but it was unmistakable. I rinsed again: Nope, still there. Washed with my standby cleanser: Ahh, much better. Needless to say, so much for that trip down memory lane.
Great product to get rid of dirt and oil. It makes your face clean and doesnt have ingredients that can damage your skin like Apricot scrub.. GREAT PRODUCT!!
I've used this since I was 13. I am 43 now and get compliments on my complexion quite often. I remove mine with a cool wet washcloth, and my face feels clean and moisturized when I'm done. If you've never tried it, give it a shot. It might not work for everybody, but if it works for you, I promise you'll never go back to your old cleanser. Oh, one last thing. I have notoriously sensitive skin, and this does not bother it at all. The tingle is very mild and pleasant. My skin never feels dry, tight, or itchy.
This review is for the Noxema Deep Cleaning Cream in the Original formula.
I am surprised by the reviewer that stated that this cleans without a lot of oils because three of the main ingredients are botanical oils! I am also suprised that this product causes a burning sensation and eye irritation for some reviewers. It is interesting that many products that some consider to be wonderful to be irritating and drying to a few. I find this product to be extremely mild and soothing and I use it as my first step in my morning and night skincare regimen to gently cleanse away makeup, primary dirt and excess oil. I use it to remove my eye makeup, too, because I find the menthol and camphor as well as the other ingredients to be gentle, soothing and invigorating to my eyes. It is true that this leaves a trace of the botanical oils after rinsing, but I find this to be soothing and moisturizing, too (again, I'm surprised by the reviews of users experiencing drying from this). Every other day I do a follow-up cleansing with an hydroxy acid exfoliating cleanser (Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser), a small amount of benzoyl peroxide cream, and my moisturizer. If I am diligent, I am rewarded with a soft, smooth, acne-free complexion. It should be noted that I battle only mild to moderate acne, and I do not have very sensitive skin. The camphor, menthol and eucalyptus do have a strong smell, but this has never been an issue for me because I rinse well.
This is a thick, white cream in the consistency of a fine paste. It comes in a squat, screw-top, blue plastic jar. You can find it readily available at most HBA carrying retailers. A 10.75 oz jar will usually run under $4.00, so it is very inexpensive. I have used this for many, many, many years and still occasionally use it.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Stearic Acid, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil, Glycene Soja (Soybean) Oil, Fragrance, Ammonium Hydroxide, Camphor, Menthol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Propylene Glycol, Gelatin, Calcium Hydroxide.