I've always been a huge fan of Lancome facial care products. Every year I ask my mother-in-law for a large bottle of the cleansing cream. It's so smooth and creamy. I always apply it sparingly, rather than liberally as I would like to do because it is so expensive. I don't like to spend that much money on something to wash my face. Even though I know that's one of the most important steps in good skin care.
Last year while we were on vacation, I ran out of my travel size Lancome cleansing cream or "milk" as it's so affectionately and accurately, I might add, called. On Tybee, there's no Wal-Mart or Target or even a chain drugstore. There are these little convenient stores owned by the Chus.
The convenient stores owned by the Chus didn't have anything like Lancome cleansing milk on their shelves. But washing my face each and every night and sometimes more than once during the day required me to have some sort of gentle cleansing cream. So enter this lovely blue jar.
I'm not sure why, but the other day I came across the pretty blue jar of Noxema. Just for kicks and giggles, I washed my face with it that night. Love. It made my face feel so fresh and clean. The scent alone sent me over the moon. Of course, I still use my Lancome eye makeup remover (there is NO eye makeup remover better. Of this I am sure). Sticking my fingers in the jar of whipped, creamy Noxema is a fun thing to do in and of itself. Massaging the cool and refreshing cream on my face cleans all trace of makeup and leaves my face feeling sparkly clean and fresh. Heck, with the pollen and nasal issues I've had, the cooling fragrance even opens up my sinuses a little bit. It's a win-win!
Now, I can't swear that I'm looking lovelier than I was 10 days ago, as this old ad for Noxema claims, but I am loving my less expensive face cleanser! And I can use a good dollop of it without feeling guilty!
I'll take it on vacation with me this summer and if I get sunburned, well, I'll just bring out my little jar of Noxema. Apparently, it's good for sunburns, too!
So yes, it's an old product. Might even be considered an old lady product, but this young chick likes it! If you haven't washed your face with it before, try it. It's inexpensive and you'll like it. I promise.
Till next time, loves, Live, Love, Laugh! And wash that face every night before bed.