Facial Wipe Wednesday: Noxzema Clean Moisture Makeup Removal Cloths

Did you know that the Noxzema brand is 100 years old this year? I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s been around a long time! It’s trademark cobalt blue jar is a beauty icon.

Even though you can say that your Grandma used Noxzema, don’t let that shy you away from giving any of their products a try. In the spirit of Facial Wipe Wednesday, I tested out how their wipes fared…

IMG_1678 IMG_1679I know that they have one other type of wipe for oil control but, since I have dry skin, I went with the ‘clean moisture’. The ‘new, fresh fragrance’ is rose. I can’t say it’s a light fragrance but it wasn’t heady and I found it to be very pleasant. It did linger too. So, if you are some sort of meany and don’t like roses, you might just want to move on to something else with your mean ol’ dirty face!

The packaging promises a lot…



And, you can rest assured that Noxzema isn’t going to stick around for a century if it can’t pull off most of these claims. I can attest that it does, indeed, do exactly as it claims. And it does it without hard scrubbing or irritation. I loved the way it left my skin feeling as soft as a rose petal.

It comes in a package of 25 wipes and they are what I call an average size; just enough for me on full-on makeup days…

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Noxzema wipes have just the right amount of moisture. It didn’t dry up on me before I was finished. I’ll say that the resealable flap was adequate; nothing special about it. It didn’t leak and continued to stay sticky enough to seal tight. Β I purchased this package at Walmart and paid $4.97.

One extra tidbit: I found that even though I kept this package in my bathroom vanity, the clothes, though very soft and not scratchy at all, felt cool to my face. I got out another brand, Simple, and found that it didn’t have the same temperature feel. So, I’m filing that bit of info away for possible use this summer where I can see it being of benefit. We got some surprise snow this morning here in Denver, so I truly will be filing that AWAY!!! But, there is something in Noxzema that creates this cooling sensation. I liked it.

When was the last time you gave Noxzema a try?

Addendum: These are my first blog photos with my new macro lens. Although I don’t find my photos magically better, I know I made a step towards improvement.


  • SapphireKharyzma

    I can remember that iconic scent!!! I grew up on generations of women using this brand!!! Nice to see that they are getting chic – with the times! πŸ™‚

    • They gotta change or they will go the way of Sears!!

  • I was so sensitive to the stuff in the tub when I was growing up! I tried using it a few times, and I broke out with big red splotches hahah Wonder if these would be any different for me…

    • It would be interesting to find out exactly what the ingredient was that broke you out. Noxzema is/was some heavy duty cleaning stuff!!

  • BeautyJudy

    I think Noxema is a brand that gets lost in the shuffle of new brands and products but it is a great brand and I need to check these wipes out!

    • You are spot on! They are usually on the bottom shelf at Walmart and that is a total ‘kill zone’ as we call it in merchandising.

  • Anastasia

    I like Noxzema, they make good products that are also affordable. Their Anti-Blemish pads are among my daily staples πŸ™‚

    • I have read that they are still pretty kickbutt for problem skin. Cool that you have them as a staple.

  • I heart facial wipes! I used to love Noxzema back in the day… I’ll need to look for these

    • I hope you are as pleasantly surprised with them as I was.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I know Noxema use to break me out years ago so I’ve stayed away, but maybe I’ll give it another shot. Great review!

    • Maybe if they have little travel size wipes??? I don’t know if they have them but those are usually an easy and less expensive way to give them a whirl.

  • I’ve never tried Noxema but I have bad luck trying cleansing wipes other than Neutrogena

    • Hmmm….I will put Neutrogena on my list. What problems do you have with wipes?

      • A lot of times I feel a burning sensation around my eyes, and the skin there will get red and sometimes even flaky!

  • I haven’t used Noxema in forever! These look promising!

    • I can’t say I’d put them at the top of my list but for someone that uses the Noxzema brand, they might want to check them out.

  • I haven’t tried them in forever!

    • I’m going to guess that they wouldn’t do your rosacea any good. Boo. πŸ™

  • Lisa Chakan

    Hey, darlin! Can’t recall exactly when I last used the stuff, but it was on a sunburn, as I recall. I grew up covering my face in the camphor-laden stuff, and I actually LIKED that fragrance. I know…I’m nuts. πŸ˜‰ I also like the smell of gasoline. And Thierry Mugler’s Angel. Go figure. The pics are fabulous, Kimberly! You done good with that macro lens!

    • LIsa, let me just say….I can’t advise you to smell gasoline! LOL! But, sniff up on Angel; that’s one of my favorite fragrances. And I love the men’s Angel too. My husband got that as a gift pronto when I tested it out! I want to get in on a macro class. Or, they have tabletop photo classes here and that would be an asset to my blog as well, I think.

      • Lisa Chakan

        Lemme know how the class goes if u take it. I really need to do likewise. My photo skills are something of a crapshoot!

  • Amber

    Wow, I didn’t know the made wipes! And holy smoke…100 years?! That’s nuts! Yay for the new lens! πŸ™‚

    • 100 years, I know! They should be doing a campaign around it. However, Alberto-Culver that owns them, is a sub-division of Unilever. And Unilever is putting more effort into the Simple brand. I just did a review on Simple’s wipe and LOVED it! So, I can see why they haven’t budgeted marketing towards Noxzema. Plus, Simple is coming out with a lot more, new products this year.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I used this many years ago but never knew it was that old!!!

    • You could honestly say you have used it forever! πŸ˜‰

  • 100 years?! WHOA! I definitely need to try some of their products!

    • I haven’t used any of their products since being a teen. (That was shortly after the company started….LOL!) I do like these wipes, I just like so many more better.

  • Farryn

    I’ve never used these but they have definitely made a buzz, would love to give them a try!

  • Justina

    I’ve heard a lot about Noxzema lately, but I don’t think I’ve ever given them a try. I’ll have to keep an eye out next time I’m at the grocery store. Wipes with a cooling sensation sound divine.

    • Yes! I instantly thought about these being refreshing after a workout. After running a 5K race, we always mill around but I soooo want to wash my sweaty face. A pack of these in the backpack would be nice. Or, even if just out for the day and need a cooling wipe down.

  • Nidia Doherty

    Noxema is getting back on the beauty radar! Great review.

  • Ange

    Ohh I have to try these out! I just rediscovered my love for Noxzema so I think it’s time to try out some more products!!

  • marciaf

    Noxzema seems to be coming out of the shadows lately. They have jumped on a good bandwagon too.

    • I wonder if they can still tout their ‘purity’ of ingredients? LIke their cousin, Simple, there is a large following for that type of product.

  • MyNewestAddiction

    I am seeing Noxema everywhere lately! Makes me wanna try more stuff! I am always in need of wipes too!

    • You have been seeing them lately? Oh, that’s cool!

  • Harshleen

    Nice review! I haven’t tried Noxema in a long time!

    • I hadn’t either. I thought it was time to show them a bit of love. πŸ™‚

  • I’m so glad that Noxema is branching out! will definitely have to pick up a pack. I’m looking forward to seeing how your pics turn out with the new Macro lens.