A Time Remembered

Circa: 1970
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Noxell Corporation/Made in USA
This unusually tall cobalt glass bottle is marked: Noxzema / #6.
Noxell Corporation was a Maryland-based company that made the famous Noxzema skin cream.
Noxzema was invented by Dr. Francis J. Townsend, a doctor who lived in Ocean City, Maryland. The formula was called Townsend R22 and referred to commonly as no-eczema.
Townsend prescribed it as a remedy to early resort vacationers burned by the sun. In order to help people outside of the resort town Townsend later gave the formula to Dr. George Bunting who for many years denied the transaction (graduate of Washington College in Maryland). Bunting introduced "Dr. Bunting's Sunburn Remedy" as the first real alternative to the greasy, tallow-based medicating creams common during the period. For the first three years, Bunting did all the mixing, heating, and pouring of the product himself.
During 1920 the first Noxzema Chemical Company factory was opened in a tiny house in Baltimore. The product achieved national popularity by the 1940s through the use of radio and print advertising.
During the 1950s, Noxzema diversified into other personal care products such as shaving cream, suntan lotion and cold cream. In the late 1950s it originated the CoverGirl line of cosmetics, notable for using Noxzema's medicated ingredients. The company changed its name to Noxell Corporation in 1966.
Procter & Gamble acquired the brand in 1989.
In very good + condition without chips, cracks or fleabites it measures 5 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches deep.
An addition to any Cobalt Glass Collection.
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