Hello lovelies, I am sharing with you some affordable vintage drugstore face creams you can still buy today. I know that a lot of the old Hollywood movie stars wore Erno Lazlo, but it is nice to know of some more affordable vintage alternatives that are still very effective. I use all of these vintage drugstore face creams regularly, and I find them to be just as good as some of the high-end face creams. Here is a list of my favorite vintage drugstore face creams you can still buy today.
Neutrogena was founded in 1930 by Emanuel Stolaroff and was originally a cosmetics company named Natone. Soon, it grew into a larger business, and he started expanding it into retail markets. Stolaroff met Belgian chemist Edmond Fromont in 1954 and acquired the rights to distribute his patented formula of a mild clear soap that cleared the skin, without drying it, in the US. In 1962, the company name was changed to Neutrogena Corporation.
This fast-absorbing, non-comedogenic cream formula, with Vitamin D3 and nourishing Glycerin, helps moisturize the skin while you sleep. Vitamin D3 is a superior moisturizer that helps balance skin moisture levels.
Queen Helene® brand has been a leader in quality and beauty products for professional and personal use since 1930. Nature’s finest ingredients inspire the products because they are safer and are more effective than harsh chemicals and unnecessary additives.
This luxuriously rich, non-greasy crème blends cocoa butter and lanolin to quench and relieve moisture-starved skin. Protects from dryness caused by over-exposure; helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
Olay originated in South Africa as Oil of Olay. Graham Wulff (1916–2008), a former Unilever chemist, started it in 1952. He chose the name “Oil of Olay” as a spin on the word “lanolin,” a key ingredient.
It was unique in the early days because it was a pink fluid rather than a cream, packaged in a heavy glass bottle. Wulff and his marketing partner, Jack Lowe, a former copywriter, had tested the product on their wives and friends and were confident in its uniqueness and quality.
Replenish skin with 48 hours of moisture with the original Pink Beauty Fluid, Olay’s Active Hydrating Moisturizing Lotion. Since 1952, this daily moisturizer has helped millions of women, all over the world, soothe dry skin with long-lasting hydration.
Since 1952 the Olay Active Hydrating Cream Moisturizer has given women rich hydration with its soft petal pink color and feminine scent.
Pond’s was invented in the United States as a patent medicine by pharmacist Theron T. Pond in 1846. Mr. Pond extracted a healing tea from witch hazel. Which he discovered could heal small cuts and other ailments. The product was named “Golden Treasure.” After Theron died, it would be known as “Pond’s Extract. In 1914, the company was incorporated under the name Pond’s Extract Company.
By the twentieth century, the company’s primary emphasis was selling cosmetics products. The “Pond’s Vanishing Cream” and the “Pond’s Cold Cream” were created, marking the entrance of Pond’s products into the facial care industry.
Pond’s Dry Skin Cream is a face moisturizer that moisturizes deeply and helps prep skin for makeup application and used to be called Ponds Vanishing Cream. It goes hand in hand with the original Ponds cold cream and used to be sold as a set.
Andrew Jergens, Sr founded Jergens Lotion in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 5, 1882. The company was known as the Jergens Soap Company.
Jergens All-Purpose Face Cream has been a classic since the 1950s and was used by Elizabeth Taylor. This is a multi-purpose face cream that also doubles as a moisturizer and cleansing cream.
Avon’s founder, David H. McConnell, initially sold books as a door-to-door salesman to New York homes. In September 1886, he decided to sell perfumes rather than books. He started the new business in a small office at 126 Chambers Street, Manhattan, New York. McConnell changed the company name in 1892 when his business partner suggested he call it the “California Perfume Company.”
This face cream has been around since the 1940s and possibly earlier. I wasn’t able to find the exact date, but It is shown in my Avon catalogs from the 1940s. I love this cream because it is gentle on your skin and keeps it moisturized without breaking the bank.