Old School/New School

While I am a fan of the classics {vintage Chanel bags anyone?} when it comes to skincare, I am always looking for the latest and greatest–and so should you. Exciting advancements are being made everyday, take advantage! I’m always surprised at women’s loyalty when it comes to their skincare, they’ll proudly tell me they’ve being using the line from {insert brand here} for fifteen years, and when I ask them if they are happy with the line, or the results they achieve from using said brand, they shrug their shoulders and offer an unconvincing “sure.” This is unacceptable to me, especially when there are hundreds of wonderful brands and products out there that will garner real and noticeable results and improvements. Many of these loyally used products are now ineffective in today’s market.

One such glaring example is Noxzema’s Original Deep Cleansing Cream. Which contains the powerhouse ingredients {note sarcasm} of camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus. Not just ingredients for Vick’s Vapo-Rub, people are still using this combination of ingredients every time they cleanse their face with Noxzema. As a fan of “minty” products myself, I can see the fresh appeal, people believe that the product must be “working” because of its tingly feeling. This is not the case. I see that Noxzema has given their product a face lift, too bad they didn’t change the actual product. It doesn’t matter if Noxzema repackages their product for more contemporary packaging; the ingredients inside it are still ineffective and can cause breakouts. I had a friend who used Noxzema for years and she would get large, cystic pimples on her forehead and on her temples. I asked her what she was using and urged her to make a switch.

{ A product that need not be image from drugstore.com}

If you want a 21st century upgrade from old school {craptastic} Noxzema, Dermalogica’s Dermal Clay Cleanser is your best bet. For those that favor cream cleansers, this one actually penetrates for deep cleansing. Using Bentonite and Kaolin clays, this cleanser uses botanical extracts to absorb excess oil and refine skin’s texture. It removes impurities and uses natural astringents to leave your skin feeling toned and balanced, never dry or uncomfortable. It still has the minty feeling that Noxzema users love, but it actually works and provides innumerable benefits. I love to mix Dermal Clay Cleanser with Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub, the combination of the two is not only invigorating and clarifying, but it leaves skin scrupulously clean and smooth. Allure’s March cover girl Victoria Beckham swears by Dermal Clay Cleanser, as does my friend who traded in the Noxzema and hasn’t seen a cystic pimple since. Another great bonus to the Dermal Clay Cleanser is you can leave it on and use it as a five minute masque, perfect to use in the humid, summer months or before a night out. When it comes to minty cleansers, new school beats old school hands down.

{Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser image from amazon.com}

Do you use Dermalogica’s Dermal Clay Cleanser? Do you think new school is the way to go when it comes to skincare?

Have a fabulous weekend!




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2 Responses to Old School/New School

  1. Hey Bre! I never heard about this brand, but sounds like it really works. So when it comes to skincare I think we should pay more attention to reviews like yours and give less importance to the packaging, marketing an so on. Hope you’re having a great Sunday :)

  2. T says:

    I used to have minor breakouts when I was kid. I started using noxema to help. I found in the beginning that using it everyday would make me breakout worse so I used it every other day. No more breakouts after that. After a year, I started using it everyday as my face was getting used to it. I dont use it directly on the crevices where the sides of my nostrils meet my face as it seems like i need to leave some oil there. Almost 30 years later I still use it everyday and panic when I forget it on trips because after 3 or 4 days without I will start to break out. It’s an old product but for many like me it works amazingly. Also, some girls recently convinced me to go to a Keihls spa $$$ for a facial. My first ever and i am a cigar smoker.The people at Kiehls said my face needed the least attention and asked me what my regimen was. I laughed and said I wash my face with Noxema and that’s it. They couldn’t believe it. I only found this article because I was searching to see if anyone else claims to look younger than they are due to this product. I definitely think it contributed for me. But I’m sure everyone’s skin is different. I’d be interested in trying this product but will probably not risk it. Interesting perspective in the article anyway.

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