Noxzema Ingredients & Review: Does it Work?

Noxzema Ingredients & Review

Ingredients & Review for Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream Facial Cleanser 12oz.

By Shyla Harvey

Noxzema Face Cleansing Creme Ingredients List

  • water (aqua, eau)
  • stearic acid
  • linum usitatissium (linseed) seed oil
  • glycine soja (soybean) oil
  • propylene glycol
  • fragrance (parfum)
  • gelatin
  • camphor
  • phenol
  • ammonium hydroxide
  • eucalyptus globulus leaf oil
  • calcium hydroxide
  • menthol
  • sodium bicarbonate
  • calcium chloride
  • magnesium sulfate
  • potassium chloride

Review for Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream Facial Cleanser 12oz.

Noxzema Cleansing Cream removes dirt and makeup while the menthol in it leaves your skin feeling noticeably cool and tingly after applying it to your face.

Does Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream Work?

I find that the original Noxzema formula that is in this cream does a better job at moisturizing my skin than for treating my acne or cleaning out my blackheads. I usually find something good and something bad about skin products and as for the good in this one I have to say that it does not over dry my face thanks to the oils (eucalyptus oil, linseed oil)in it and the menthol leaves a really refreshing feeling on my face that I like. However, when I want to get rid of my blackheads I don’t find this particular Noxzema product to work on that. Surprisingly, this Noxzema product doesn’t contain the active ingredient Salicylic Acid like other Noxzema products do. This acid is the active ingredient found in most of Noxzema’s acne treatment cleansers. It unclogs pores and dries up your skin. If you are looking for a Noxzema acne treatment that works, read the labels of another Noxzema cleanser–this one contains oils and works to addresses dry skin.

New Noxzema Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub Review

The ingredients in Noxzema’s Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub are meant to work towards addressing impurities such as acne and blackheads. Noxzema’s Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub is:

  1. Oil-Free
  2. Alcohol-Free
  3. and contains Salicylic Acid

Uses: Treating Acne, drying up pimples, and preventing new acne pimples. This scrub is formulated for adults.

New Noxzema Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub Review (cont’d)

Personally, this scrub doesn’t work well on treating acne for me although I know it’s doing something because it causes me to get new acne pimples, and I am an adult. Common sense tells me that if new pimples are surfacing, the product is causing deep rooted impurities to come to the surface however after using it for 3 months now I am beginning to wonder when it’s going to work for prevent breakouts. Different product ingredients work differently for different people however, so I don’t think I should be so bold as to say it is ineffective at controlling blemishes for everyone. This has just been my experience with this new product thus far.

Active Ingredients in Noxzema Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub 5oz.

  • Salicylic Acid 1.0%…Acne Treatment

Inactive Ingredients in Noxzema Daily Scrub

  • water (aqua, eau)
  • hydrated silica
  • potassium laureth phosphate
  • glycerin
  • sodium lauroamphoacetate
  • sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate
  • polyacrylate-1 crosspolymer
  • citric acid
  • glycereth-18 ethylhexanoate
  • disodium 2-sulfolaurate
  • kaolin
  • hydrolyzed jojoba esters
  • menthyl lactate
  • glycereth-18
  • fragrance (parfum)
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • eugenol
  • linalool

Noxzema Original Cleansing Cream VS Noxzema Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub (Summary)

Both of these Noxzema products contain ingredients that leave one’s face feeling tingly and cool but other than that they are like day and night. The scrub packaging label reads that it helps to treat acne. It is oil free whereas the cleansing cream contains oil and works to treat dry skin. Be mindful of the treatment you seek when shopping Noxzema products–they cannot all be generalized as acne treatment products like we once thought they were years ago. The Noxzema product line has broadened since the olden days to work on a variety of different problems one might encounter with their skin.

Noxzema Phone Number

Call 1-800-436-4361 for questions or concerns regarding Noxzema Products or visit

Noxzema Clean Blemish Control Daily Scrub 5oz. Product Label. January 2012
Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream 12oz. Product Label. January 2011