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From its introduction by Westwood/Squibb - Buffalo, New York (1965) - to its new home on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in 2020, PERNOX® COSMETIC GREEN TEA EXFOLIATING FACIAL CLEANSING SCRUB remains the finest exfoliating facial cleanser - for oily to normal skin - ever produced.

Personally - this is my opinion AND it's shared by 1000's of other PERNOX users.

Greetings! I am Richard Bogan Founder of PERNOX LABS, LLC. I have been an enthusiastic and passionate user of PERNOX since 1967. 

As a high school athlete in Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia having clean and clear facial skin was hugely important. A coach recommended I try PERNOX after getting off the muddy football and rugby fields  to get my face clean. PERNOX was the only facial scrub that gave me that fresh rejuvenating deep clean, clear, and polished skin. happily continued using PERNOX every day for the next 47 years. 

But then In 2013 PERNOX WAS GONE! It disappeared from the drug store shelves and all online presence. 

The Internet was buzzing with 100's of panicked devoted PERNOX users wondering the same thing. As one Internet Commentator emphatically stated on May 5, 2020 "there will never again be a product as miraculous for skin as PERNOX.”

What we later learned is the original  PERNOX left the market place (after annual sales exceeded 200,000 units in 2009) because of a series of colliding & concurring events. 

  • In 2010 the Buffalo, NY contract manufacturer of PERNOX sold the sole manufacturing facility and longtime home of PERNOX.
  • All PERNOX management and staff were laid-off in 2011 (260 employees).
  • PERNOX’s proprietary raw material cleansing ingredient (DOW Chemical’s Triton X-200) was dropped - as a cost-cutting move - from the market in 2011.
  • SUN Pharma acquired Ranbaxy in 2014. SUN Pharma closed all of Ranbaxy's US operations. Ranbaxy was the last manufacturer of Original PERNOX.
  • In 2015, all US cosmetic’s companies were required, to remove plastic exfoliating microbeads from their formulas.

Unfortunately neither Ranbaxy nor SUN Pharma cared to do the heavy lifting and investment to find a replacement for the plastic microbeads or the missing essential cleansing ingredient. 

So we decided to do the heavy lifting ourselves! 


In 2020 the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the exclusive PERNOX Trademark to Richard Bogan. (USPTO - Serial #87864568, Registration #6211552)  

My decades long executive leadership experience with several multi-billion dollar international consumer products and logistics companies has shaped and guided our PERNOX Team’s devotion and enthusiasm for: 

  • Superior product quality 
  • Raw material ingredient excellence
  • Outstanding skin cleansing performance 

We have assembled a PERNOX Team that has successfully re-created the Original PERNOX deep skin cleansing difference you remember. 

Quickly joining the PERNOX Team was George Lukis, Westwood/Squibb’s PERNOX Master Blending Scientist (1979 to 2009). During George’s 30 years with Westwood/Squibb he meticulously created literally 100,000’s of pounds of Original PERNOX. 

The PERNOX Team was expanded in early 2019 with the addition of  Mary Helen Cobb who is passionately focused on communicating with the PERNOX consumer and formulating chemist Anjali Hardikar - Antrim Cosmetic Solutions Inc. (www.antrimcosmeticsolutions.comwho is the creative force in the cosmetics lab.

PERNOX...50 years to skin cleansing perfection!

The PERNOX skin cleansing difference you experience results from our proprietary international ingredient sourcing program - no other facial skin cleanser on the market today can equal. PERNOX’s rare essential raw material ingredients are sourced from Asia, Australia, Germany and America.

The Proprietary Re-Created Original PERNOX Formula contains NO plastic microbeads and is now enhanced & boosted with a: 

  • Humectant to replenish and store the natural hydration in the skin. 
  • Organic Australian Tea Tree Oil to naturally cleanse and help remove skin surface oils to combat oily skin.
  • Green Tea Extract to calm irritation and naturally help eliminate dead skin.

Our passionately hand-crafted small batch production runs of PERNOX® COSMETIC GREEN TEA EXFOLIATING FACIAL CLEANSING SCRUB are being scheduled now. Availability is limited. We are working diligently to keep up with demand. Place your order HERE