03-19-2013, 06:18 PM
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I've read about it more than a few times on the forums. One day last week I saw a post talking about how well it worked, so I decided to feed the momster one more time, and popped into Walgreens and bought one for $5. Took it home and when it came time for the evening shave, the wife did something she rarely does, which is to comment on the stuff I'm using to shave with. She said that smells like Noxzema. I said it is Noxzema. She said for years I used to use Noxzema every day on my face. I said I'm using it to shave with, some of the guys say it works great. Anyway, those guys are right. Now I've got two huge tubs of BRUSHLESS shaving cream on the counter - Stephan Stay Smooth and Noxzema. Stephans is 16 ounces and Noxzema is 12. This stuff will last me about 6 years.

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 03-19-2013, 06:23 PM
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  • ben74
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Gary... I read "brushless" and "6 years" and a part of me just died!

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 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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  • njpaddy
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Noxzema used to make a brushless shave cream. I remember my step-father using it for many years. I don't know how it differed from regular Noxzema.

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 03-19-2013, 06:33 PM
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My barber says that he likes to shave w/ Noxzema & even uses it when he shaves his clients. I've tried it and didn't care for it, but that was probably over a year ago. A revisit may be warranted.

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 03-19-2013, 06:46 PM
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(03-19-2013, 06:23 PM)ben74 Wrote: Gary... I read "brushless" and "6 years" and a part of me just died!

Ben, as an example of how seldom I use the brushless, the tub of Stephan has been in my cabinet for more than 3 years, and has barely been used. I really should try to use them more often, because truthfully, I have nothing against brushless, expecially when the cream works so darn good. I get some great shaves when I skip the brush once in a while. Variety definitely adds enjoyment to the process.

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 03-19-2013, 06:51 PM
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  • Hanzo
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The best brushless I've tried is Nancy Boy. I don't know because I have not tried many but it would hard to beat that one.

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 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM
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I really like Nancy Boy Signature shaving cream. If I buy some, I'm also going to get a couple of their shaving soaps to try.

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 03-19-2013, 07:12 PM
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Gary, how do you use the noxzema? How much?

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 03-19-2013, 07:27 PM
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It also makes a good pre shave

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 03-19-2013, 07:29 PM
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I scoop some up with my fingers and rub it on my face. I like to put enough on there so I can see it. Maybe a layer about 1/16 of an inch or less. Since I have plenty, I might reapply another layer for the final pass. That also gives me a chance to feel if I've missed any spots. Then I splash water on my face afterwards, to wash it off. Oh, I almost forgot, there's a bit of menthol, but not a jolting amount, just mild enough to make the whole process a little cool during and maybe for a little while afterward.

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 03-19-2013, 07:32 PM
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(03-19-2013, 07:12 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Gary, how do you use the noxzema? How much?

I would like to know this too. I have been using Noxzema as my facial cleanser before shaving and am wondering if using it to shave how thick do you apply it and with how much water remaining on the face?

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 03-19-2013, 07:41 PM
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Hold on, which Noxzema are you talking about? The cream?

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 03-19-2013, 07:44 PM
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(03-19-2013, 07:32 PM)blzrfn Wrote:
(03-19-2013, 07:12 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Gary, how do you use the noxzema? How much?

I would like to know this too. I have been using Noxzema as my facial cleanser before shaving and am wondering if using it to shave how thick do you apply it and with how much water remaining on the face?

I splash water on my face so it's still wet when I apply the cream.

(03-19-2013, 07:41 PM)beartrap Wrote: Hold on, which Noxzema are you talking about? The cream?

Steve, it's the Original Deep Cleansing Cream (with eucalyptus). It comes in a big blue 12 ounce tub with a gray lid.

(03-19-2013, 07:41 PM)beartrap Wrote: Hold on, which Noxzema are you talking about? The cream?

Steve, it's the Original Deep Cleansing Cream (with eucalyptus). It comes in a big blue 12 ounce tub with a gray lid. The cream is a very firm, non-shiny cream.

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 03-19-2013, 08:26 PM
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(03-19-2013, 07:29 PM)brothers Wrote: I scoop some up with my fingers and rub it on my face. I like to put enough on there so I can see it. Maybe a layer about 1/16 of an inch or less. Since I have plenty, I might reapply another layer for the final pass. That also gives me a chance to feel if I've missed any spots. Then I splash water on my face afterwards, to wash it off. Oh, I almost forgot, there's a bit of menthol, but not a jolting amount, just mild enough to make the whole process a little cool during and maybe for a little while afterward.

Sounds like it would be good in the summer.

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 03-19-2013, 08:32 PM
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(03-19-2013, 06:46 PM)brothers Wrote:
(03-19-2013, 06:23 PM)ben74 Wrote: Gary... I read "brushless" and "6 years" and a part of me just died!

Ben, as an example of how seldom I use the brushless, the tub of Stephan has been in my cabinet for more than 3 years, and has barely been used. I really should try to use them more often, because truthfully, I have nothing against brushless, expecially when the cream works so darn good. I get some great shaves when I skip the brush once in a while. Variety definitely adds enjoyment to the process.

I was being cheeky Gary! Tongue

I have so many brushes that I couldn't imagine adopting a brushless cream into my rotation, but it doesn't mean no one else should! Biggrin

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 03-21-2013, 07:59 AM
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I knew several people back in the 70s (college, military) that shaved with Noxema. I distinctly recall a strong menthol scent in the dorm mens room and/or barracks.

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 03-21-2013, 09:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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This thread has peaked my interest. I used this product as a face cleaner/conditioner when I was in high school (just glad I can remember that far back).

Here is the ingredient list for this product:

Water, Stearic Acid, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed)Oil (Linseed), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Gelatin, Camphor, Ammonium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Calcium Hydroxide, Menthol, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride

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 03-21-2013, 09:41 AM
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(03-21-2013, 09:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: This thread has peaked my interest. I used this product as a face cleaner/conditioner when I was in high school (just glad I can remember that far back).

Here is the ingredient list for this product:

Water, Stearic Acid, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed)Oil (Linseed), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Fragrance, Propylene Glycol, Gelatin, Camphor, Ammonium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Calcium Hydroxide, Menthol, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride

Johnny, my new tub has fragrance listed as the last ingredient rather than in position #5. Otherwise it's the same.

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 03-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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I like to use Noxzema as a base layer, and then face lather another shave cream right over it. Often times I do this with CO Bigelow as the menthol scents mesh well.

I get a great shave every time I do this, and even though I know I could shave with it without a 'real' cream I just prefer some lather.

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 03-21-2013, 01:18 PM
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Back in the day (60's and 70's) as a young buck, I used to shave with Noxzema shave cram in an aerosol can. Forgive me, for I have sinned. But at the time, we knew no better. Heresy aside, it did produce a smooth and comfortable shave with very good skin care. I seem to remember seeing at a store nearby us, almost 50 years later, but resisted the temptation to try it. I was sure the lather police would look through my computer or plant a mini-camera in my shave den, and punish me severely.

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