“ Brand: Asda / Type: Baby Powder „
While shopping in Asda I noticed the little angels talc sat next to the Johnson's talc and I decided I would give it a go as it was around £1.30 and so I thought it seemed like quite a good price, as we use loads of the stuff!
It comes in a white bottle which seems typical of all talcs out there and it slightly curves in the centre making it easier to hold. It also has the twist cap which exposes holes to shake the powder out.
The powder is white and I have to say it isn't quite as soft to the touch as the Johnson's talc is. However the smell is just as divine as it just smells so clean and fresh!
It sprinkles well out of the bottle, and was pleased it didn't just pour out.
The only problem I found with this is that you need to be bone dry to use it, as otherwise it doesn't rub into the skin well and forms a paste. This is slightly annoying as I like to use it on my children just to get rid of any damp on them after I had dried them to stop any friction on them when getting them dressed. The Johnson's did this well but not little angels!
However when you are dry it rubs into the skin really well and your left with a lovely smell all day and your skin feeling very fresh!
When it comes to talcum powder I am really not a fan of powdery white stuff on me or in my bathroom which is why I never buy it and think in my whole life I have only dabbled with the stuff a couple of times which was why the other day when my mate who is staying with me at the moment bought me this with a few other bits and pieces I was surprised, I mean she knows how I feel about talcum powder after talking about it drunk on one or two occasions I'm sure in the past 20 odd years we have known eachother lol.
However I was greatful for the thought and popped it in my bathroom for after a soak to try out as after-all this is meant for anyone who wants to use it regardless off age and not just for kiddies, although I am the first to admit I'm a naughty big kid at heart lol!
Well this comes in a white plastic tall style bottle which is curved to the centre of it for ease of use and then on the front of it we are told of course what it is and who it is by and on the back the size is stated which is 400g and contact details for Asda are listed. To the top of it there a twist on/off lid style bit with holes in it so it is easy to do up and close it and this all in all in all is rather attractive packaging and although only £1.34 a large container it really doesn't look cheap thank goodness as I hate cheap looking stuff in my bathroom!
Well you have to make sure of course that your skin is dry as this is a fine white powder and on damp/wet skin it will clog up and cake on which I found out to my peril the first time I used it. I don't shake this onto my body as it goes everywhere, instead I shake a little of the baby fragranced, very light and fresh powder into my hand and massage/stroke it into/onto my skin which to my surprise it did rather quickly and left none of the powdery white marks I used to remember the stuff giving me in my youth!
This left me with gently fresh fragranced skin though only for a couple of hours really but my skin stayed soft to the touch all day long and beyond. I would say as long as your not heavy handed with this product its fine to apply it before dark clothes though to be honest I wouldn't dare and it is suitable for all the whole family to use for really soft and clean feeling skin. A little of it goes a long way too and therefore makes this a really economical product and for me now I use this everynight, before I go to bed to really soften the skin on my feet and give them a sliky feeling that I adore!
A great buy and only available from Asda and Asda.com
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Review of Asda Little Angels Baby Powder
As the product name implies, this is an Asda supermarket own brand talcum powder designed for babies.
** The Product **
Presented in a pear shaped, white plastic container, this powder is an excellent buy.
Currently costing £1.34 for a massive 400g , compared to the branded equivalent from Johnsons which the supermarket stock at 94p for 200g, it really is a good buy.
The packaging is pretty eye-catching on the shelf with it's multi coloured font and attractive shaped container. As to be expected, it can be found in the baby product aisle along with the myriad of baby toiletries stocked by Asda.
The container is the usual twisty top type and the powder is dispensed through a series of small holes which are revealed by dint of a clockwise twist of the lid.
The powder is a white coloured dusting powder with a pleasant light scent. It is a fresh, delicate fragrance which lingers on the skin for a fairly short time, meaning that the fragrance won't interfere with the scent of other products you may wish to use.
It is a lightweight powder, so caution should be taken not to shake too vigorously or you'll end up with a cloud of white powder everywhere!
The powder is ideal for both babies and adults. Asda advise that Little Angels Baby Powder is ideal for helping to absorb excess moisture after bathing and changing your baby. I like to use talcum powder after a shower and find this product leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. I have not used this on a baby but the gentle formula should not affect babies skins, of course, should any irritation occur, the powder should not be used.
As with any talcum powder, keep away from babies nose and mouth, and care should be taken to keep out of babies and children's reach.
I should mention here that I have sensitive skin and suffer from occasional outbreaks of contact dermatitis. When my skin is feeling particularly itchy, I have found that this talc soothes my skin, giving relief from discomfort almost straight away.
Asda products are not tested on animals and this particular powder does not have a huge amount of ingredients, simply talc and 'parfum'.
** My Thoughts and Conclusion **
In my view, the Asda Little Angels baby range is a good alternative to branded baby care products.
As mentioned in the review, I use this on myself rather than on a baby.
I like this baby powder. I have found it is easily absorbed and I love the fresh feeling it leaves on my skin. The scent is really good, light, fresh and the 'powdery' smell you expect from baby powder.
The price is a real budget buster and the large container of powder lasts for ages.
At the moment (December 2011) Asda have this product on a special offer of 2 x 400g containers for £2.50 making it an even better buy.
I would definitely recommend this talcum powder to others, whether for use on a baby or adult. In my opinion, it is a really good quality product and well worth trying.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 December 2011
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Asda Little Angels Baby Powder:
I recently hurt my back - badly. All I did was stand, (very weirdly after reading a tiger balm review where the author described a similar injury), and something pinged in my back. After six hours in A&E I discovered that I have a prolapsed disc. I was given a pile of painkillers but they really made me itch. I was on the verge of scratching off my skin when my Mum told me to get some baby powder and to just smooth it on where ever I itched. I have got to admit that I was sceptical but I was willing to try just about anything and to my utter amazement and joy it worked! I get a lot of relief from smoothing this on and it reduces the urge to itch. On that basis alone I can recommend this powder!
The powder comes in a big white plastic bottle with a lid which twists open to reveal a series of holes which allow you to get the powder out. Be careful though as so much of the powder can come out in one go and go literally everywhere, I speak from experience. I should mention the cute way they have shaped the bottom of the bottle like a baby's bum. As a VERY clucky woman this makes me go "aww" every time I see it. The whole bottle is very cute with a sweet cartoony baby on the label and a sort of "patch work" theme throughout.
Now I haven't used this on a baby but the label on the back assures me that this has been dermatologically tested, is hypo-allergenic and paediatrician approved so it should be safe to use on a baby's delicate skin. I certainly haven't had any problems even on my most delicate areas, (seriously I itch everywhere), but I would always recommend testing on a small area and discontinuing use if any irritation occurs.
I love the smell of this and I bet most people would, the only way I can describe it is to say that it smells exactly like baby powder should smell. It's sweet, delicate and fresh smelling.
After I apply this my skin feels lovely and smooth but after several days it does start to dry out my skin so I would recommend using a moisturiser regularly when you're using this.
This has a 24 month shelf life so you can stock up a bit when this is on offer, and it is often on offer at 2 for £2.00. At full price this is £1.47 for 400g this is great value for money. (Although at the moment Johnson's baby Powder is on offer for £1.00 for 500g so it still pays to shop around).
I can't fault this and I would definitely recommend this this to anyone needing baby powder.