Monday, January 23, 2012

Product Review ~ Two Thumbs Down

Having chemical/scent allergies is not fun.
So it's always exciting finding new products
that are scent and/or fragrance free.

How lovely to find a shaving gel that is "Fragrance Free".




Until I bought it.
Got it home.
And read the ingredients.
(Next time I will do that in the store!!)

What the??

It has added fragrance!!??!




I emailed the company.
They sent me a 'generic' response.
Some mumbo jumbo blibber blabber.

All I say is
"Boooooo to Noxzema
for making false claims on the front of your product
and hiding the truth deep in the fine print.

Two Thumbs Down!

29 comments:

Sandra said...

i suffer from this also and was getting really excited about the product until i got to the bottom. some of the shaving cream is really bad, as i get older my scent allergies get worse, i did not have them until age 60 and now they are worse, i had to leave the aisle i was shopping in because a man standing 20 feet away from me was killing me with his cologne. i went in a shop a couple of weeks ago and they had incense burning, had to run out the door. shame on noxema

Barbara said...

I'll second... BOO Noxzema! Aren't there laws against false advertising? Good for you for calling.

Hot Rocks said...

Well that is just the weirdest thing! Why add fragrance when it's fragrance free??

Christine said...

what, they didn't offer you free coupons after the call??

Pam said...

So, did they have to add a fragrance to mask the fragrance??

Anesha said...

That's very bad. It's a good thing you read the ingredients. Have a good week. :)

Brian said...

They must have meant that they weren't charging you for the fragrance...therefore it is free!

Bossy Betty said...

You said it, Sister!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am always looking for fragrance free items and I 'use' to love Noxzema, bad bad false advertising. Glad you called them on it...sorry you didn't get a better response.

It's me said...

You are so right !! good done !!! happy week...love Ria....xxx..

Penelope's Beehive said...

Yes, yes I agree...BOOO on artificial fragrances! I much prefer scents from my spice cabinet, fresh orange peels, and lovelies from the garden. Yum, yum, yummy!
Wishing you a lovely week Catherine!
Warmly,
Judy

Pamela said...

That is terrible! You should not have to read the fine print if they advertise scent free!!
Have a better week Catherine!
Pamela xo

Sylvia said...

Well done, Catherine, this is not correct !
I think they assume that nobody will read the ingredients.
Nice week,
Sylvia

SweetMarie said...

That's completely aggravating! Shame on Noxema! I would have tried to contact them as well.

Nezzy said...

Booger...they out and out lied!!!

There should have laws against such thing.

I'll help ya.....booooooooo!!!!

God bless your week sweeite!!! :o)

Mary Ann said...

Well that is really interesting. I must read labels more often.

S. Etole said...

Bummer ... but smiling at Brian's comment.

I'm allergic to fragrances also and it's difficult to find a truly fragrance-free product.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

My Mom used to use Noxema... I didn't even know that it was still in business. That was the strongest smelling stuff I ever smelled... Cannot imagine them being able to take the smell out of Noxema....

Sorry you bought it... Glad you contacted Noxema... Bah to them!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

Well shame on Noxema. Glad to hear you called them on it but too bad they don't seem to care.
I think that would have ticked me off enough to notify someone else regarding the false claims on the product package.
Stuff like that just ticks me off any more

Tamago said...

Oh, no, two thumbs way down!! Companies often claim something on the front but when you see the back very carefully, you find something hidden... I join you in Booooo!

BeadedTail said...

That's not right! How can they get away with that? Boo to them!

Laurie said...

boy is that deceptive Catherine. I guess I need to check labels more closely!!

Katherines Corner said...

Boo is right. I am allergic to aloe, it's in everything! even on toilet paper. When was it decided that aloe needs to be added to everything? Good luck on your search fro fragrance free.xo

ilovemyhouse said...

Oh Catherine i would have loved to see what you emailed. I don't think anybody would love to receive an angry e mail from you :))

Have a happy tuesday my friend.

XX

Jen said...

Oh how ridiculous! I wonder what QC stands for at Noxzema? Obviously not Quality Control since that's where they're supposed to double check everything to make sure it's right.

Hey I know: Maybe it stands for Quashed Conscientiousness ;o)

GreatGranny said...

It's a shame we can't trust the makers or ads anymore. I have a small credit card size magnifyer and if it doesn't work, I use their eyeglasses, well at walmart, anyhow.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

What the heck?

Sarah said...

Labels can be a good read. I didn't know that dextrose (aka sugar) was added to table salt. I don't want sugar in my salt.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That's too funny and would have gone totally unnoticed by me. Yay you for emailing the company, sorry their response didn't satisfy you, so Booooo Noxema!

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