Happy Face Facial Washing Cream

Happy Face Facial Washing Cream

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Object Name
cleanser, face
Object Type
date made
ca 1968
trademark filing date (Happy Face Facial Washing Cream with drawing of woman's face)
trademark registration date
Toni Company
Gillette Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
associated place
United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville
Physical Description
glass (container material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Bathing
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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My mum bought Happy Face for me in the uk. It came in a tube and I was around 11/12 years old. I had eczema on my face and it stopped when using Happy Face instead of soap. I loved it and felt so grown up using my first skincare. Also felt so loved when Mum bought it especially for me. The pretty packaging was also special. I now use a cream face wash again after years of fondly remembering Happy Face.
Loved this product. It left my face clean and so soft and didn't strip it like so many cleansers. I didn't like the smell of Noxema. Please bring it back.
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! :(
I to used Happy Face from the late Sixties until 1981. After that I could not find it anymore. I met a man a few years ago, who used to work for Gillette. He told me that when P&G bought out Gillette they stopped making it to concentrate on remaking their Olay line. Remember the old pink Oil of Olay in a glass bottle?? The new Olay products have been very successful, but not the same as Happy Face.
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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