Noxzema Haiku

A poor complexion
Is no reason to give up:
Spotty chins up, girls.

No need to look glum
As last week’s Sunday paper
Left out in the rain.

Just buy a big pot
Of medicated white cream -
It’s called Noxzema!

O wondrous potion
That makes unsightly skin glow
With happy smoothness!

Girls, this stuff is grand,
Life-changing for thousands who
Were thrilled beyond words!

So go out right now
And spend some money, honey:
Go buy lots and lots

Of you-know-what cream.
And very soon you will smile
Pretty much non-stop.

Yes, it is that good.
No, the supplies will not last:
Get cracking, sister.

Advertisement from Song Hits magazine, February 1942. So you could sing a little song on the way to the drugstore, you see. Through the paper bag over your head. You know the Before Girl is thinking about doing that.

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10 thoughts on “Noxzema Haiku

  1. If I use this cream,I will break out in a rash.I am allergic.I do like the smell, but I used it on a sunburn once, boy what a mistake.

  2. Not many know this, but Noxzema was originally known as “Dr. Bunting’s Sunburn Remedy.”Until a salesman for the company noted where a customer discovered that the product “knocks eczema,” so inspiring its present name.Now you know.

  3. Mary – We still use it, actually. It is really good.Dee – Oh dear. That does not sound grand at all.Me-Me – I don’t know either, but I do rather like it.The Exaggerator – Yes indeed.

  4. I used to use this as a teen, loved the smell and fresh feeling on my face. Problem being? It’s NOT for a person who breaks out. It has about 5 different kinds of oils in it and causes terrible breakouts. I always wondered WHAT was causing it. It was all the extra oil I slathered on my face. lol

  5. Awesome!!! I remember using this stuff as a teen too. In fact, my mother used to glob it in my nostrils with a Qtip in the winter when we’d go outside and play. Yeah, don’t ask.

  6. Sandi – I had no idea it had a lot of oil in it! My girls both use it and really like it.Amy – Yes, and I remember Boone Bell face toner being advertised pretty heavily then too. KiKi – OK, I’m not asking…

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