|Key people||Dr. Francis J. Townsend|
|Owner(s)||Alberto-Culver (sale to Unilever pending)|
Noxzema (// nok-SEE-mə) is a skin cleanser marketed by Alberto-Culver. Alberto-Culver bought the rights to the brand in 2008 from Procter & Gamble and now owns and operates the line of skin-care products. Before Alberto-Culver's purchase, Procter & Gamble acquired the brand in 1989 as part of the acquisition of the Noxell Corporation, the Maryland-based company headed at that time by the grandson of the brand's original inventor. Alberto-Culver is being acquired by Unilever.
Since 1914, it has been sold in a small cobalt blue jar. Noxzema contains camphor, menthol, phenol and eucalyptus, among other ingredients. Originally developed as a sunburn remedy, it is popular among women as a facial cleanser and make-up remover. It can also be used for cleaning chapped, sunburned, or otherwise irritated skin. Since the introduction of Noxzema, the brand name has appeared on shaving cream, razors, and skin-cleansing cloths.
- forvo.com Noxzema
- http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68Q5U620100927 Unilever aims for big hair day with Alberto buy
- Official website
- 1999 announcement of Bunting family gift to Johns Hopkins University
- Baltimore Museum of Industry exhibit: replica of Dr. Bunting's pharmacy circa 1910
- Time article on Noxzema Shave
- Noxzema pronunciation
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