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Cleansers - Noxzema - Original Skin Cream

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 9/1/2012 1:39:00 PM More reviews by Katras

Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown

(Review for generic brand: Walgreens Studio 35 Beauty)

When my brothers and I were kids and get sunburns, which was de rigueur, my mother would slather this stuff on us and within hours our sunburns had cooled and any peeling was dramatically minimized or halted. Fast forward many years later, my face was breaking out due to Idaho's hard water and I wanted something cheap, effective and something I could use with or without water. Enter this cleanser.
I apply it every night, onto a dry face, making sure to work it into the areas with slightly more makeup (chin, nose and any areas with a blemish; not eye makeup). I then proceed to brush my teeth, letting the cleanser do its thing and clear my sinuses while it's at it (hello eye opening eucalyptus scent!) and then wipe it away with a dry face towel and finish with my toner. My face is left clean and soft , with no dryness in sight and the only time I get a blemish is when "it's that time of the month" and any blemish that does appear is quickly minimized. I do believe the hunt is over for a Summer cleanser. continued >>

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/23/2012 12:59:00 PM More reviews by annieoakly

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown

I used this when I was younger. Of course I stopped using it and started using other products. I can across this in the store about a month ago and picked it up. When home opened the jar and was transported back it when I was 12. I forgot how Good this stuff was. I will never stop using this again. I love using this as a face mask. It's just Good stuff that gets my fact clean.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/19/2012 2:09:00 PM More reviews by jinxiies

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

After hearing so much about this product, I decided to try it. I was very impressed. I have acne-prone combination skin, and this helped clear my skin. It wasn't completely gone, but it did wonders clearing up a few pimples and acne scars.

When using this cleanser, my skin "tingles" a little, leaving a slightly cool, fresh feeling. My skin immediately feels very clean and soft. I like using this at night, or in the shower. It doesn't leave my face too dry, or too oily.

The smell is fairly strong, while it may be a turn-off for some people I don't mind it. The main issue I have with this product is the packaging. I generally don't like tubs like this due to the sanitary issues but if you are careful and always keep your hands clean, you shouldn't have any problems. However, I would prefer a different type of container.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this product to someone with acne-prone, combination skin!

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/17/2012 4:25:00 PM More reviews by zee81

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I used Noxema in my teen years, and even I am not sure why I stopped. Lately I have been dealing with breakouts and finally decided to give this a whirl once again. I noticed a huge difference in less than a week. My skin is much clearer, and I am not developing any new blemishes. This isn't the greatest product to remove makeup with on its own, but using a washcloth while cleansing helps immensly. I don't think that I will deviate from this cleanser again!

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 8/16/2012 5:49:00 PM More reviews by SaraCee07

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey

As I couldn't get my favourite cleanser any more in New Zealand, I decided to give this a go from the reviews on MUA and the fact I could buy it quite cheaply on eBay. I bought the small 2oz to test it out, and I really do like this product. I have found it doesn't get rid of my makeup all that well, but from reading some more on here I may start using a face cloth to take it off instead of just rinsing and see if that makes a difference. I like the fact it doesn't leave my skin feeling dry afterwards and I have seen an improvement in my complexion. I will be re-purchasing the larger size.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/14/2012 12:48:00 AM More reviews by Kellykinz

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Grey

This stuff is completely legit, bro. I've been using it for years.
Don't like it for your face for some peculiar reason?
Use it on your legs for the most luxurious, cooling shaving cream your legs have ever experienced.
They'll thank you.

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/13/2012 10:53:00 PM More reviews by abbeygail

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green

I use this almost every night to take my makeup off and it is PERFECT!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! It tingles and feels sooo good!! I love it! i use it as I facial mask some times too!! Also YOU MUST USE THIS AS A SHAVING CREAM FOR YOUR LEGS!! I'm serious it is AMAZING it makes your legs sooo smooth!! Also its great for sunburns it really soothes them! But do not get it in you eyes,it burns!! so please don't try to use it as an eye makeup remover... pheshhh not like i ever did that haha no.. pheshh what are you taking about!! But it is really good so go get!!

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rated 5 of 5 on 7/23/2012 6:25:00 PM More reviews by Victoriamr

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This is the only product iam using on my face and it works great. I use it as a facial mask every night and it really makes my skin feel nice and fresh. This is the only product that has not dried out my face which is why I love it so much. If I get a pimple it will minimize it and it will soon go away of course not over night but after a few days the pimple will go away.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 7/17/2012 12:04:00 AM More reviews by mkinthecity

Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

It's a classic for a reason. I love how soft this makes my sensitive-combination skin feel after cleansing - completely balanced. The scent and tingle are so refreshing - I just love how it wakes you up in the a.m. but calms you down when you use it to wash your face at night. This rinses clean with no drying after effect - it's a great drugstore find and a cleanser like no other. If you do not develop allergies to this product after you try it, you'll get hooked and no other cleanser comes close. I also like the versatility of this product. Not only can this be used as a cleanser, but as a shave cream and for sunburns as well. I think everyone should keep a tub of this in the medicine cabinet...it's that amazing!
EDIT: I ran out of Noxzema and used another cleanser for a week - no bueno! The other cleanser dried out my skin quickly and gave me little bumps. I quickly ran out and bought another jar of Noxzema - skin issues solved the next morning. I was called a beautiful young lady the other day too - and I'm sure that it has something to do with my Noxzema and Olay (Complete during the day and Original Beauty Fluid at night) ritual! I guess I look a lot younger than my age - some tell me I haven't changed since high school!
EDIT 10/18/12: I suddenly developed atopic dermatitis/eczema on the inside of my elbows last night after a workout...it happens every couple of years for some reason. The temperature during my workout was warmer than usual, so that may have had something to do with it. At any rate, I noticed the bilateral red bumps developing and I freaked out! I didn't want to scratch them, so I quickly ran to the bathroom and found my Noxzema jar. I applied the magic cream and it relieved the discomfort on contact and prevented me from itching. Within a half hour, the bumps were about 50% reduced. By the hour mark, gone! I will never forsake you Noxzema! The travel size is super cute and easy to carry! LOVE THIS STUFF!

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rated 3 of 5 on 7/11/2012 2:07:00 PM More reviews by mikee888

Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel

This product is fantastic. at first i had purchased it becausei had been severly sunburnt. (THIS IS AMAZING FOR SUNBURN<3) it makes sunburn feel so cool and fresh and it helps heal it. i noticed while using this product that my skin was clearing up. at first i though it was just because of all the sun exposure but i kept using it and my skin looks great. now i dont have bad acne, but i do always have a couple blemishes. with this they go away way faster and stay away. my mom uses this on her face and she still has the most beautiful skin. this is a staple in my skin care:)
this product ended up breaking my out after a month. its a shame because the results were awesome..

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