Noxzema

Noxzema

September 24, 2010

Drawings, Journal

Oh, I was a dorky child. For as grubby as I usually appeared, you never would have guessed that I spent hours and hours locked in the bathroom doing soap commercials in the mirror.

Noxzema was a favorite, and if I can quote from their website:

On a wet or dry face, apply generously. With fingertips or a wet washcloth, gently massage your face using a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly. Avoid direct contact with eyes.

Well, I was giving this information to all the people out in Fake Televisionland long before the internet, and rest assured – the product was applied generously, massaged using circular motions (occasionally drawing letters or dots), and perhaps not rinsed as thoroughly as it should have been. (I was kinda grubby, remember.)

Ironically, I only wash my face with water now. Do you miss me, Noxzema? It’s because you never sent those royalty checks.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Noxzema”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Is Noxzema the one that’s kind of minty? It seems like I remember my face burning from using something. Maybe that was Icy Hot.

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    • Peggy Said on:

      Hehe…maybe that was Icy Hot

      I would not call the smell of Noxzema minty. It has a smell all of its own. I think it smells good. I remember as a teen I used it once on my face & it burned. Dang. But I continued to play in the jar with my fingers.

      Lauren…to bad we didn’t have video cameras back then…I bet your commercials were the best!

      When I was a kid, I used to do laundry detergent commericals. I used towels as my prop.

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      • Lauren Said on:

        Detergent commercials -- excellent! We could have started some child ad company. “Mad Kids” -- with lots of smoking candy cigarettes and swilling Kool-Aid at 10 in the morning!

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  2. Peggy Said on:

    PS Can you teach me how to draw like that?

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  3. Lloyd Said on:

    I didn’t notice the mirror image the first time I read the post. You funny.

    Reply

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