Listerex Antibacterial Scrub Cleansing Gel

Listerex Antibacterial Scrub Cleansing Gel

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Object Name
cleanser, face
personal hygiene product
Other Terms
Antibacterial Soap; Personal Hygiene Products
maker
Warner-Lambert Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Morris Plains
Physical Description
thymol (product active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2002.0136.078
accession number
2002.0136
catalog number
2002.0136.078
Credit Line
Gift of Matthew E. Donahue, M.D., in memory of Francis Donahue
subject
Soap
Georgetown Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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The Listerex products contained microbeads. Microbeads made from plastics are not biodegradable and put our oceans and lakes at risk. They have been banned in the US and Canada.
I used Listerex as a teenager and it was a miracle acne cleanser. It worked so well that it made me forget that I had acne. We're talking boils on the body from teenage hormones. It was over the counter too from what I recall. Anyway, I don't know why they stopped making it. So many could benefit from it today. Not many things actually work for what they say they will but this definitely did. It was refreshing as well. The bottle was bigger than the tube shown above. Made by Listerine I believe. I wish I could go back in time and stock up. I don't know why they stop making things that work. Thanks for the reminisce.

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