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100 Years of Noxema Jars in One Handy Gif

This year Noxzema, grandma's favorite Greaseless and Medicated facial cleanser, is turning 100. In an effort to adopt more sustainable practices (but also save a shit ton in transportation costs), Unilever has once again changed the packaging of the fan-favorite, making it about 45% lighter. But after all these years, they've still kept the same cobalt blue packaging and fresh eucalyptus-y fragrance. Also, let's bring back the 1950s' term "boudoir size"? Because that seems like the perfect and sophisticated-sounding amount for everything—skin creams, ice creams, Sour Patch Kids servings, etc.


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When I was 10 and on vacation in California, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get a tan (note: I am ghostly white and don't tan) so I fell asleep by the pool one day. I turned beet red from sunburn, and for some reason my parents thought that slathering me with Noxema would help. It didn't.