…we don’t have cookies, but we do have nostalgia! Which is sweet stuff for the eyes and mind!
Of course, applying today’s product near the eyes could cause undue pain, and eating it could be downright dangerous.
Of course, cookies are what got you into the mess of having to use today’s product…I guess.
I’m jumping all over the place, friends. Let’s go back in time, to 1979
Meet these two girls, who think Bob is terrific, except for this little flaw he has.
“A few pimples.”
But don’t worry, because “coming over to my pad” is how Bob can get rid of those pimples.
No, it isn’t either of the two pads you’re thinking of, or an affair. It is something total different, and something you can find out when you click play!
That guy seems super excited about the potential reverse Three’s Company moment he’s about to have!
I guess that’s excitement? I mean, they’re going to be washing and applying acne treatment products to their faces all night, so maybe that’s why he isn’t excited?
Originally owned by the Bayer Corporation, Stridex (originally spelled Stri-Dex) was the first acne treatment to be available over the counter. They contain salicylic acid (0.5–2.5%) as an active ingredient, with the Power Pads version containing benzoyl peroxide (2.5%). Both can dry out skin, and lips, eyes, nose, cuts/scrapes, burns, and mouth are to be avoided when applying.
But oooh, that clean, clear skin!
The chick who wanted Bob to “come over to her pad” is actress Amanda Wyss, who you probably remember well from her role as Lisa, Brad’s girlfriend in Fast Times At Ridgemont High (you know, the one he wanted to break up with, but she cut him loose instead?) and Tina in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
These days, Stridex is owned by Blistex, and is a part of the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. Between this, Oxi, and Clearasil, kids have been relying on these products for years to treat their “oh, no! ACNE!” moments. I found them to be somewhat effective, especially on my forehead, which was the source of my breakouts as a kid (I had bangs, which are a nightmare on greasy skin!), but I usually alternated between Clearasil and Oxi.
Oxi only wanted you to “oxi-cute” them, but Stridex/Stri-Dex wants to invite you over for a night to remember.
Why doesn’t he seem more enthusiastic about this proposition?!
Have a great Throwback Thursday!