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Happy Face Facial Washing Cream

Happy Face Facial Washing Cream

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Object Name
cleanser, face
Object Type
Cosmetics
date made
ca 1968
trademark filing date (Happy Face Facial Washing Cream with drawing of woman's face)
1968-02-05
trademark registration date
1969-05-20
maker
Toni Company
Gillette Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
glass (container material)
Measurements
overall: 80 cm x 40 cm x 30 cm; 31 1/2 in x 15 3/4 in x 11 13/16 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
1985.0475.188
accession number
1985.0475
catalog number
1985.0475.188
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Bathing
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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My mother had a beauty shop and her supplier always gave her new items to try out. When she got a jar of Happy Face she let me try it. I was around 15 years old and I was hooked. I used Happy Face ,which we had to buy from the drug store after the initial free try , until it couldn’t be found anymore due to the company stopped making it. I feel the same as many of your other commenters.... loved it and wish they would bring it back or give out the ingredients!!!!!!!!!
I was barely 12 when the mailman delivered the adorable promotional sample size jar. My mother let me have it. I was over the moon! Such a cute jar, and it smelled so good! I wanted a full size jar badly but could not bring myself to spend several weeks' allowance on it. Four decades later, feeling nostalgic, I bought a few vintage jars online. Seeing them there on my shelf always makes me smile. And now and then I open the one small jar that was unused, and sniff. Remarkably after so many years, it smells just like I remember.
I remember the scent of this product like it was yesterday I smelled it. I would love to know the ingredients and what the scent was. I think it had some rosewater or rose scent, but I was really young when this disappeared.
I still remember how good this product smelled and how well it worked. I loved having a jar of this all to myself way back when... I also used this as a young teen, and so wish they’d put it back on the market again. I’d definitely buy a bunch of jars!
Happy Face was the best ever. I remember I had a big ugly pimple and a party to go to in a few days. I used Happy Face and by the 4th or 5th day it was gone.
I too loved and used this product back in the 60's when I was teen. Loved the smell , it was so creamy and love the little jar with the face. Just such a nice product! I would definitely buy it again. Wish it could be brought back. I can't believe now that I see others talking about it too! :) Thank you for letting me comment.
I absolutely loved this product as a teenager. The jar had a pedestal style base, which made it look special and stand out from other creams. The pretty face on the jar was eye-catching as well. The smell was so pretty and made me feel every time I used it. It was smooth and creamy and cleansed my skin so well. I keep checking on line because I would love to see this product again. It brings back so many happy memories!
I found a Bottle of Happy Face Cold Creme in a Slough in Pocahontas, Ark. Still has creme in it. Still smells really good. Anyone have any info on this product,ie,who made it,how long it was made,and a time period of manufacture? Thank you.
Oh my the memories that seeing a picture of this little glass container bring back.. My mother passed away a few months ago and this was my sister's and my go-to gifts for her when we were little girls. What little girl could resist the pretty face on the front? We got it at Ayr-Way (later named Target) and mom was allergic to it but never told us. On a whim, I googled it to see if I could pull up the picture and ouila! The picture w/o the blue band is what I remember. So long ago...
I loved this product! It was the first skincare I ever used. I loved that it was a cream and very light and fluffy. I was so sad it was taken off the market. I never could figure out why but my face is not happy any more! :(
Loved this face cleanser growing up !! It was the best! Hope it comes back to the market.
I hope so as well. I used this cream as a child and love the clean and nice scent it has, lightly whipped consistency and very modern girly designed ceramic container. Thank you Gillette:) In fact, I'm searching Google right now to find out where I can still purchase it.
I really want to have this Happy Face Facial washing cream back to the market. I used it daily when I was in teenager.
I would love to see happy face back on the market!!! I look on the shelves every so often hoping to see it!!!
"I loved this cleanser! The cream was light and fluffy and didn't leave you greasy like cold cream. I used it as a teenager around 1970. Even though it went off the market a couple years later, I continued to wash my face with cream, not soap. At 61, I still don't have a wrinkle. I search the Internet for Happy Face every few months hoping that it will be back in the market. (That's how I found this page.). "

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