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I love the Johnson's brand which has been around for many years and one I find reliable and trustworthy. I have bought the original baby oil for many years but had never bought this particular one so thought I would give it a go. I bought 2 bottles because I wanted to give a bottle to my daughter to use at home for my grandchildren.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle and has the name very clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on a shelf. The bottle has a kind of light green tint to it. I am not sure if it is the oil giving this tint but I cannot see any colour in the oil so I am thinking it is the bottle which is tinted.
The oil is quite a runny consistency so you have to be very careful you don't drop the bottle of pour too much from the bottle onto the hands because it will make a real mess if you spill it. It has a nice smooth, soft texture to it just like any other baby oil. Also has a slight fragrance to it being a Aloe Vera scent but it is only a subtle scent and not very strong and not overpowering. It is just a pleasant aroma and I like the added scent in the oil. Smells really fresh and light.
I have used it after a shower or bath by just dampening my skin with a towel and pouring a small amount onto the palms of my hands and rubbing my hands together then applying it to my skin. The oil glides across my skin perfectly and feels smooth and soft. It doesn't absorb instantly and takes around a good 4 or maybe 5 minutes or so to fully absorb. It does feel a little greasy when first applied but this greasy feeling soon disappears after around 4 minutes or so once fully absorbed into the skin.
I have used it to soften my grandchildren's skin and poured a small amount into their bath water. Used this way just helps soften and nourish their delicate skins and helps give lots of moisture to their skins. I have also used it in the same way as using it for my own skin by gently massaging it into their skins after a bath. I don't tend to use a baby oil when I shower them because I generally like to use a body lotion because they usually shower and need to get dressed fairly soon afterwards, so using a lotion is far easier to save some time waiting to get dressed but after a bath is fine to use the oil because they generally have a bath at my home if they are having a sleep over.
I have used it in a baby bath for bathing my new born granddaughter and I just pour a small amount into the warm water and it just helps soften her skin.
It contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E both nice natural ingredients for the skin and to leave it in a good condition and not harsh ingredients.
This baby oil is designed to lock in up to 10 times the moisture and to soften and nourish the skin. I think it works really well nourishing the skin and leaving it nice and soft.
I also use the baby oil for cleaning stainless steel items around my home. I just pour a small amount onto a dry cloth and rub it gently into my items such as my kettle, microwave, sink and handles of my oven and various other items around my home. After rubbing it into the items I then just wipe and buff it with another dry cloth and it brings the items up looking really shiny and also using the oil protects them from water marks. Any water splashed onto them simple falls from it and doesn't stick to them for a while. When water marks begin to appear again it is then time to use the oil once again.
For a 300ml bottle I paid just £1 and I think this is a super price for this amount of oil in the bottle. It is super value for money and well worth the price in my opinion. The quality is really good too.
I really like this baby oil, I like the way it softens the skin and I will buy it again in the future. I highly do recommend it if you buy the original oil and want to try this one with a little fragranced added to the oil. I don't think you will be disappointed with this baby oil.
I give this oil 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
My skin was very dry a couple of months ago and no amount of body butter or creams were making much of a difference, so I thought I would try a body oil. I searched online for some, but the fancy ones cost quite a bit, so I decided to just go with the Johnson's Baby Oil since I was pretty sure it would work without costing me a fortune. I chose to buy this one over the original as it contains aloe vera and vitamin e which are both really good for your skin.
The oil comes in a 300 ml clear plastic bottle with a light green flip top lid. Since the bottle is clear, you can see how much oil you have left. The flip top lid is not fiddly and is easy to open even with wet hands.
As stated above, I mainly bought this to use as a body oil. I apply it after I come out of my shower while my skin is still damp as it is meant to lock in up to 10 times more moisture that way. You can also put a few drops in your bath water, or use it on your hair or as an eye make-up remover.
Does it work?
The consistency of the oil is quite thin and runny. I actually like this because it means that the oil won't feel very greasy on my skin. I just pour a small amount onto my hand and then rub my hands together and smooth over my skin. It feels very silky soft to apply and leaves my skin feeling very soft, but not really greasy. I apply this at night and my skin feels really soft and not at all oily in the morning. Any dry patches are all gone. The scent is quite pleasant too. There is a hint of aloe vera in it and it smells fresh and a bit like babies! The scent doesn't really linger on my skin though.
I have also used this as an eye make-up remover several times and it works really well and even removes waterproof mascara and I'm sure it's great for my lashes too. I do wash my face after use though as otherwise my eye area feels oily.
The 300 ml bottle lasts for ages. I used mine for about a month when my skin was at its driest and I've only used up about a fourth of the bottle. It really improved the state of my skin and it is not as dry any more so I am using a body butter instead and saving the baby oil for the next dry weather spell.
Price and Availability
This baby oil can be bought at most supermarkets and chemists, and also online. I purchased my 300 ml bottle from Boots where the full price is £2.55 but it is currently on offer for £2.29.
Honestly, this baby oil works better than any other moisturiser I have ever used before so I am thinking of finishing off my stock of body lotions and creams and then using just this to moisturise my skin as it is that good. It is also quite good value for money as a 300 ml bottle will last for 4 months and costs less than the body butters and lotions I use.
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Johnson's Baby Oil
Like most, I have fond memories of this product from when I was younger. My mum would always put it in my bath and then cover me with Johnson's talcum powder after. I used Johnson's baby oil up until being a teenager and then I just kind of stopped. A few years ago I started buying it regularly again and since then it has been a staple item to have in my bathroom cupboard. I cannot get enough of it, it is so much more effective on my skin than any other moisturiser out there and it is so cheap to buy! When I go away anywhere I always make sure I have a little travel bottle with me so I can use it on the go. Who ever said it was just for babies?
Baby Oil with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E
I only recently saw this version of Johnson's baby oil and I just had to try it. This baby oil comes in a bottle with a green lid instead of a pink one, like the regular baby oil. The bottle holds 300ml of oil and is clear, as is the oil itself. The fact that this baby oil has aloe vera in it gives it a much more pleasant scent and also extra softening qualities for your skin thanks to the added vitamin E.
The oil is exactly the same consistency as the original baby oil, it just has an aloe vera scent and in my opinion actually has better results on your skin. On application I love how immediately soothed my skin feels and I love that despite it being oily, once it has had a few minutes to soak into your skin it doesn't leave any oily residue so you can get dressed and not worry about feeling sticky or uncomfortable with the oil on.
The oil is clinically tested with dermatologists and since it is designed for babies I always feel very safe using it. I know that the oil is healthy for my skin as it doesn't contain any colourants or preservatives. I love using a product on my skin that I know is safe to use and effective.
When using this product I sometimes put a few drops in my bath water which helps to soften my skin. This is how the oil is recommended to be used for babies. My usual baby oil routine is to use it on wet skin when I get out of the bath. Using it this way is meant to lock in up to 10 times more moisture and I really think it does, or at least it feels that way. I like how on the bottle it gives 2 sections; 'best for baby' and 'best for you', with different directions of use.
My only dislike about Johnson's baby oil is the lid on the bottle. Sometimes when I go to use it I can only get a little bit out and sometimes a lot pours out. Also there have been many times when I have left the lid open, turned around and then knocked over the bottle causing a major baby oil spillage.
I find this oil to be a lot more effective than lotion. It doesn't take as much effort to use as a lotion does and you can apply it before you even get dried! I would definitely recommend this oil to anyone of any age! It can turn your bath water and skin super soft in an instance. I love the added ingredients that this baby oil has as it makes it just that little bit more effective than the original.
I bought the baby oil for about £2 which is a bargain considering its effects and how long one bottle lasts (unless you have any unfortunate spills). You do not need to use too much of the oil as it absorbs into the skin well and goes a long way. I use my Johnson's baby oil almost every day, I have had my current bottle for about a month and I am half way through it.
Overall I think that this product is a beauty essential for people of all ages and is so cost effective that if you haven't already tried it, give it a go. Even though this range of products is aimed at babies, do not be put off as it will have great effects on your skin too!
Thanks for reading.
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Firstly I'd like to say to anyone looking to see how this product performs on babies try a different review, I don't have children and wasn't in the mood to borrow my nephew to use this on so this review will be about using it as an adult.
I've got a bit of a thing about aloe vera at the moment and I also like to save lots of time and energy when I get out of the bath using baby oil on wet skin instead of drying then moisturising then waiting for it to sink in etc, so when I saw Johnson's were doing a baby oil with aloe vera and vitamin E added it sounded ideal. I quickly headed to the internet and found a 300ml bottle would cost me about £2.50 so I ordered one.
The bottle that arrived is quite compact so a space saver in my opinion rather than having lots of bottles of moisturisers around, it tells us it is good for baby and good for us too and in the baby section of the label says it can be used to massage a baby's dry skin, drop a few drops into bath water for moisturising and that it can be used for cradle cap. On the adult side it advises us to apply on wet skin and pat dry to lock in 10 times more moisture, you could of course drop some into the bath but watch out for super slippery baths if you do. It contains vitamin E which is good for the skin, is clinically tested with dermatologists and colourant and preservative free. The flip lid is green to no doubt make us think of aloe vera.
I've been using bog standard baby oil on my skin for years and as well as using it after a bath I also use it to remove waterproof mascara, to rub into my spasmed muscles and trigger points on a regular basis and as a moisturiser on dry skin so I liked the idea of the aloe vera being combined with the oil. I have to admit I don't usually go for Johnson's because I find it overpriced but I haven't seen other less known brands adding aloe vera yet or I'd have ordered that instead.
I know from using aloe vera in gel form that it doesn't really smell of anything, nor does vitamin E oil for that matter so there's a hefty amount of perfume in this oil which is worth remembering if you or your baby have very sensitive skin. I have sensitive skin and it's fine on mine however. I say a hefty amount of perfume because this smells very strong, if any of you other ladies used to use Timotei shampoo back in the days when the girl with the very blonde, very long hair was on the advert (1980s I think) you'll recall it smelt heavenly and this oil smells alot like that so the fragrance is gorgeous. It sadly doesn't hang around for long though once you've dried off and the oil is absorbing into the skin but while it's there it is lovely.
For anyone using this on wet skin after a bath it's useful to know the label will start to lift off if you repeatedly touch the bottle with oily hands. It's also important to know if you rub dry rather than pat you don't get the benefits of moisturising as you just rub the oil right off onto your towel. The fragrance on the towel isn't the same as it is on the skin and smells a bit odd, slightly sour if that makes sense so you do really need a clean towel after you've patted this dry.
As a full body moisturiser though it is so much faster than applying creams and does keep skin soft and supple. It works just fine on waterproof mascara too but again watch for the perfume near your eyes, and as an oil for muscle rubs it's as good as any other oil as it's the rubbing and not the oil that makes a difference. It works just as well as the non-perfumed oil in all areas and it really does seem to be the scent that's the difference which I have to admit makes me think how do I know it contains aloe vera and vitamin E? I don't of course and have to take their word for it.
I think this is a nice twist of baby oil but I'm not sure I'd fork out £2.50 plus for a 300ml bottle on a regular basis, I'd be more likely to get unscented oil and add a dash of perfume to it so it's probably a one off for me. It does smell lovely on the skin but not on towels, works as well as baby oil without aloe vera and is readily available both online and offline. I'm going to give it 4 stars as I still think it's expensive for what it is.
As I suffer from very dry patches on my shins and various other parts of my body, I am constantly trying to soothe and moisturise my dry patches as much as possible. About 2 years ago a friend of mine recommended trying Johnson's baby oil and actually gave me a half bottle she had to try it. It was this particular version containing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and she told me to apply it immediately upon stepping out of the shower, on wet skin.
I was a bit cynical but I tried it - and now use it a couple of times a week, the improvement long term of my shins in particular has been impressive.
Basically I slather on about 2 teaspoons the minute I am out the shower while there is still water on my skin. I rub this into the shins, from knee to ankle and then leave it. It is a little bit messy to apply and you have to try and resist the urge to dry the legs, I leave it a minute or so then pat the legs a few times and leave it at that. The legs will remain sticky for about 20 minutes while it sinks in and does it's stuff. I tend to do this when I know I do not need to get dressed straight away for this reason.
The smell of this version is lovely, slightly warming and the aloe vera makes it smell almost medicinal, this version does not smell of 'babies' to me but then I do not have kids and therefore only associate this smell with my own use.
The effect is impressive - you will notice once the oil has sunk in that the skin is very soft and smooth. This lasts all day and now that I use this around 2 or 3 times a week the skin on my shins is generally in a good, moisturised condition.
A 300ml bottle costs around £2.50 although you can sometimes pick it up cheaper in shops like Home Bargains. I find that a 300ml bottle lasts me at least 7-8 months, applying it around 3 times a week (just to my shins). I do also use it on other targeted areas (like my forearms) as and when required. It really is good value considering the effect it has and the fact that it is gentle and kind to your skin.
I have been using Johnson's baby oil for quite a number of years now. I think it has to be one of the most inexpensive and effective beauty products out there. Of course, it is tailored towards babies but it's such a great product for adults too that I'm surprised more people don't have it as one of their beauty staples. As I have just had a baby, well she is nearly 1 now, but I am more familiar with Johnson's products than ever before and always have a bottle or two of baby oil in my house.
Johnson & Johnson is a global American pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886.
According to their website, Johnson and Johnson is the world's largest, most comprehensive manufacturer of healthcare products and related services. For over 100 years, their products have been trusted by doctors, nurses and parents around the world. Their Johnson's Baby Powder was introduced in 1890 and they now have such a wide range of baby products to choose from as well as all their other brand names and products.
I normally just use the original baby oil but just recently I have been using the baby oil with aloe vera to really boost the softening qualities of this product! I would recommend anyone to keep a bottle in the house as in my opinion it's such a simple but great product. Baby Oil is basically a liquid oil that is very light, non greasy and to be used to lock in moisture on your skin. The normal oil does not really have a smell but this version with added aloe vera has a really nice smell. To me, it is best described as kind of a plant extract kind of smell, not too overpowering and to be honest, the smell does not really stay on your skin for very long but that's nice as you don't really want to smell like that all day, it just adds a nice aroma to your bath and skin immediately after application. You can tell the bottles apart as this bottle has a green cap and some green on the inside of the bottle to show you that it contains aloe vera.
What I love about this baby oil is that it can be used in a number of different ways. First and foremost as it is tailored to babies we must talk about that first. It is ideal as a moisturising tool for babies as it is really kind and gentle. I did a baby massage class when my little girl was first born and this is an excellent oil to use to rub all over her and make her feel nice and warm and touched and loved. Baby massage is such a great bonding experience for mother and child and very beneficial for the baby in terms of feeling nurtured and protected and I love that this product allows you to really experience that bonding session with the baby.
It also moisturizes baby's delicate skin and helps protect from dryness and the pure mineral oil forms a silky barrier to help prevent excess moisture loss. which is good as sometimes when babies are first born their skin does dry out and crack, I know my girl had some dryness around her ankles and those worked a treat on those patches.
Like I've said above, it's also a great beauty tool for adults. When I have a bath I always add some (they recommend a few drops but I like to pour quite a bit it) to my bath water. As it's oil you can see it when you mix it with water, the little globs stay in the water but I find that water then is just like a big soft mositurising bath. I find it makes my bath water nice and silky and I can feel the water and oil working on the moisture in my skin whilst I am taking a bath. It really is the best way to cover all of your skin in lovely soft goodness. When I step out of the bath my skin feels really smooth and silky and that's just from having some of the oil in my bath.
According to Jonhson's, it locks in up to ten times more moisture on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin. This being said, I also use it sometimes after I have had a shower instead of using body lotion when I am dry on dry skin. I use it just like a body lotion, smoothing it all over my skin, wait for a minute or two for it to sink in and dry and then again I have lovely soft skin. I find it sinks in well and does not leave you feeling greasy or sticky in any way.
It soaks into your skin so well that you are not left with a layer of moisture just a product that has worked really well. In fact, I would say this product is probably good for just about any skin type as it is really mild, and doesn't have any funny products and is clinically proven mild with a gentle formula, dermatologist and allergy-tested and colourant and preservative free.
I find this product very cheap. You buy it in bottles and it comes in a number of different sizes. The aloe vera version is a little bit more expensive than the original version. A 300ml bottle in Boots costs £2.49 compared to £1.99 for the original but it lasts so long and is really very economical and a product I definitely recommend.
I am a sucker for a freebie. My most recent one was to trial a set of 8 facial cleansers. The upside was that I have enough of the stuff to last me for a year or so. The downside was that I have to fill in questionnaires about them all and a couple have had a less than pleasing effect on my skin. Don't get me wrong, my face doesn't look like parmesan shavings or anything, but I did find that the skin on my forehead was dry and starting to look a bit flaky.
I applied a few different moisturisers and, whilst they softened the skin temporarily, the dry patches returned within a day or so (the fact that Ireland is like a great big cash strapped fridge at the moment hasn't helped matters either). Exfoliating wasn't helping either and I don't have the time to fanny about with face masks just at present, so I called out the big guns: Johnson's Baby Oil.
This is a product that has been going for ever, which is testament to how well it works. The version I have is the one with added aloe which is supposed to soothe and repair dry/damaged skin. This changes the smell slightly - the familiar Johnson's scent is still there but there's a floral, slightly clinical edge. It's still pleasant, although some might find it a bit strong if using on the face.
~*~On the body~*~
Johnsons claim that using it whilst the skin is damp will lock in ten times more moisture. This is a tricky thing to prove within the confines of your own home, but certainly it does seem to leave my skin soft and supple. It takes a long time to absorb, though - my skin still felt slightly greasy after an hour - so it's not an ideal product to use just before dressing.
~*~On the face~*~
This is the best product I've found for taking off waterproof mascara and it doesn't sting when I get it in my eyes. If you're a contact lenses wearer you may find that it leaves a greasy film on them, but this is quickly washed off with contact lens solution.
When I used it on my overly-cleansed and flaky visage, I found that it took HOURS to absorb - so much so that I took to putting it on just before bed as it is impossible to apply makeup over the top of it. By the morning, it had sunk in and left my skin really soft and smooth. After putting it on for two nights, all traces of dry skin had disappeared.
Given that this is oil, I was slightly worried that it would make my skin really greasy or spotty. So far this hasn't happened and my skin looks the best it has done for ages. That said, I don't have spot-prone skin and nor do I suffer from acne. I'd suggest a small patch test over the course of a week or so might be a good idea if you have unpredictable skin.
~*~Things you can't do with it~*~
Make a lovely stir fry. Unless you've got very wrong tastebuds.
Use it as sun protection. It has no SPF whatsoever. If you apply this before sunbathing you will be, effectively, cooking yourself. It's not worth the risk, unless you want to be an example of Darwinism in action.
~*~One last thing~*~
Mental cats love it. One of mine will contentedly lick my face for hours if I've put it on. Weird, but true. And, bearing in mind that baby oil costs less than two quid, that's the cheapest dermabrasion ever.
As a sufferer of eczema and generally dry skin, I've looked to a number of methods to keep my skin hydrated. One such method as recommended by a number of different people was to use oil. I have used many different oils in the past, but none have worked long term, much like using a moisturiser, once absorbed by the skin the dryness tends to start creeping through a few hours later. Johnson's baby oil, I've found was not much different, mainly in terms of long-term effects, however there are some positives with this oil compared to others.
Being an oil intended for little ones, it is very gentle, and this is one of the positives. Oils such as Neem oil which was one of the main oils I used in the past, tended to be very strong, mainly in smell, but also generally on my skin it did not feel good, stinging my eczema wounds. Johnsons baby oil feels gentle on the skin, and does not sting the open wounds as much. The smell is equally gentle, that subtle sweet baby smell. This particular oil also includes Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera reminds me very much of leaves, mainly in smell. I was not particularly keen on this scent at first, but after continual use I no longer noticed the Aloe Vera scent as much, I grew used to it, and quite like it now, but still prefer the original Johnsons baby oil without the Aloe Vera. I have not found there to be much difference between the Aloe Vera and the Non Aloe Vera oil, in terms of the way it works on my dry skin, the only difference is the smell.
I usually apply this oil after having a shower, as my skin is very dry, I find that I need to absolutely cake it on, so that it tends to seep through my t-shirt, of course this is not ideal for when one is going out, but around the home this is what feels best for my skin. For use before going out, I'd recommend to take some in your hands rub your hands together and then apply on your body, and remove excess oil with a towel just by dabbing a towel over your skin. My preference of oil to moisturiser on my body is mainly due to the ease of spreading the oil across large areas of my body without much effort. I also find that with moisturisers I have to continually reapply every hour, with Johnsons baby oil, even when I put a lot on, it generally gets absorbed in about an hour, so you are left with very soft skin throughout the day. The only problem is waking up the next morning to find the skin even drier than it had been before the oil was applied the previous day, I don't know whether that's just a psychological thing or an actuality.
In my experience, this oil has not been a cure for eczema or dry skin, but an instant relief from the flaky skin, and the way it feels when you try to stretch when you have dry skin...which is not pleasant. This oil provides relief that works for approximately 10 to 12 hours. It does feel quite cool on the skin when you first apply it, and I always find it nice to apply it after a hot shower.
Note: It also makes a good after-wax oil.
Available in a number of different stores, at various prices, but best bought from supermarkets where a 300ml bottle tends to be under £2.00, the best price is normally found at Tesco's, and it usually lasts me between 4 to 6 weeks.
I think most of us are fully aware of what baby oil is and grew up with in somewhere in the house. As I grew up I remember having the same bottle in the drawer in the bathroom for years. It was covered in dust and probably hadn't been touched since I was a baby.
I got a 300ml bottle of Johnson's baby oil with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in a gift set at my baby shower when pregnant with my youngest child. I have never used baby oil for anything to do with my children. Sounds funny but I have started using it on myself and the house!
I found about 6 months ago that I had quite dry skin and the first thought I had was to apply baby oil from shoulders to toes before towelling off in the shower. I have to be a bit careful not to let too much get on the tub as I'm afraid I'll slip over. So far so good and haven't tumble (touch wood). The baby oil leaves my skin feeling a bit oily (funny that) for about an hour until it's started absorbing properly. I can still feel the silkiness on my skin by the end of the day which is more than I can say for most of my moisturisers.
I've been using 2 tablespoon amounts in every other shower and after 6 months that 300ml bottle is still going. Mind it is very close to replacement time but even then that's pretty good going.
I don't think it smells any different from the original baby oil. It just has that Johnson's baby fresh scent. The scent doesn't stay with you for very long so if you're getting ready to go out for the night or head off to work you'll be able to apply your normal fragrances by the time you've gotten dressed and got the kids out the door.
One point to note is something my grandmother told me years ago which was to stay warm on a cold morning you should rub in baby oil to your legs and arms. Due to my school uniform being a skirt I was always complaining about being cold on the school run during the winter months. I never listened to her then but I have noticed that actually she was right. I really shouldn't have shrugged her off back then.
Now and again I will apply some baby oil to my skin prior to shaving to try gain a better result as I have very sensitive skin that gets irritated by shaving.
Welcome to the stainless steel age! If you're anything like me then most of your kitchen is filled with stainless steel products. Toaster, kettle, bin, coffee maker, and some of the on-display utensils ... oh yea and the tea, coffee and sugar jar type things for me. Normally I would just give them all a wipe down, rinse or Dettol cleanse but I have found a use for baby oil here too! I went out and bought another bottle for the kitchen. After giving these bits a wash use a clean cloth or cotton pad to rub a small amount of baby oil on them. Gives all the items a beautiful clean that even my mother has noticed and asked what my trick is (whoop whoop!). Not only do they get a nice shine I have found that it almost gives them a layer of protection. Days after applying the oil to the bin I can wipe off spills with ease and the shine is still glimmering through. My kids have a habit of spilling things down the bin. They can't seem to get everything in the actual bin and although it drives me mental I have to count my blessings that they bring their plates into the kitchen and clean up so I never say anything!
I ran out of wood polish last week and decided I really couldn't be bothered to leave the house so improvised by using a dab of baby oil and it does the job rather nicely. Is there anything this little bottle can't do!?!
My best friend uses baby oil as a make-up remover and swears by it.
A little product information:
-Locks in 10 times more moisture than many lotions and creams.
-Mild enough for new-born babies.
-Absorbs quickly, for baby soft smooth skin.
-Aloe Vera. A herbal extract long known to moisturise dry skin.
Tesco - £2.35
Sainsbury's - £2.35
Asda - £1.97
Wilkinson - £2.28
So many uses and lasts a long time, can't be bad!
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First thing to do is to make it clear that I do not have a baby! But I do have this baby oil, and it's something I will always replace when it's finished just because it does many, many amazing things.
Packaging: is a clear plastic bottle with minty-green lid and stickers on the front and back.
Price and availability: available only as 300ml, which costs £2.49 from Boots, and similar price elsewhere, including supermarkets.
The oil: has a very distinctive smell! Smells like aloe vera, but quite sweet, too. It's not a bad smell but it's a bit strong for me for day-to-day, so I tend to use it after my evening shower if I'm going straight to bed.
This baby oil is, as you'd expect, quite runny. This is not a problem if used in the bath, but is a bit tricky when using it as a post-shower moisturiser - you're meant to apply to wet skin and pad dry, but I find that quite a lot of oil gets wasted because it drips out of my hand. The consistency is also a slight issue when using it for massaging - it tends to go everywhere, and makes beds/clothes/everything quite greasy.
I have very dry skin and if used after a shower, this helps to keep my skin moisturised. I can imagine though that for some people it's just too greasy, so would only really recommend for dry skin.
Opinion: if used carefully (ie not all over bedsheets/clothes), this oil is great and I'd really recommend it. I've used it not just on my skin, but also for things as diverse as removing sticker residue from shoes and stopping creaky leather shoes from creaking!
This is yet another baby product that I use, even though I don't have children!
The packaging for this is miminal, but quite good to look at. I like the clear bottle and the simple colours. It actually doesn't look or feel that out of place in a bathroom otherwise full of Space NK stuff!
The smell is absolutely gorgeous - it's worth paying a bit extra for the aloe vera and vitamin E version, particularly as the product is so cheap in comparison to other moisturisers and make-up removers.
The thing I love about the product itself is that it's versatile:
* It works fantastically as a moisturiser. I use it on my legs, and it leaves them lovely and shiny for an entire day. You do need to be prepared to massage it in a little more than more expensive creams, but this is good for your skin anyway! Be stingy with it if you have greasy skin, though!
* It's a great make-up remover. I wear waterproof mascara which is a nightmare to get off. Traditional cleansers often leave my eyes feeling stingy and red as I have to use quite a lot of product to remove my thick, black lashes! Put a tiny bit of this on cotton wool, and gently rub it over your eyes and the makeup glides off. I don't need to really work to get it off, risking damaging the sensitive under-eye skin, and I don't have to use additional eye cream because the moisturising aspect of the product keeps the crow's feet at bay!
* I add it to a bath, to soften up the water and make it deliciously moisturising. The only downside is that you do need to give the bath a wipe with flash afterwards!
* I use it as hair treatment, rubbing it into my ends the night before I change the bed. When my hair is washed, it's lovely, supple and shiny. I think it also protects me against some split ends!
Overall, I don't know what I'd do without a bottle of this in my bathroom cabinet - it has so many uses!
This is by far my favourite body moisturiser, and such a bargain price (the most expensive I have seen it is £2.29 for 100ml at Boots). As it is a runny oil it can be a little messy but as the bottle recommends applying to wet skin I stand in the shower or in the bath and apply, before patting dry and getting out - saves drips and splashes around the bathroom. It is quicker and easier to apply than a normal lotion and the oil has a really long lasting moisturising effect, and a lovely lingering fragrance. It is also a great product for releaving any feelings of dryness I sometimes get on my face, though I would advise applying on the fact at night as it is not a good base for foundation. A little goes a long way so I find even the small bottle lasts for a few months. Used on dry skin it gives a lovely sheen to legs and decolletage - great before a night out.
Having tried billions of different moisturisers without much luck, I was intrigued when Johnson's began marketing their baby oil towards adults, with the claim that it "locks in ten times more moisture than many creams and lotions." I started off using the original oil, (the pink bottle) but while it gave great moisturisation, it also left massive red bruise type circles all over my body which wasn't attractive. So obviously I stopped using it. However browsing my local Boots I spied the aloe vera version and thought it was worth a try.
The aloe vera baby oil agrees with my skin entirely, and is definitely one of my favourite skincare products. I apply it to wet skin after showering, and then towel dry, patting rather than rubbing, meaning the greasy finish is removed by the towel, and you're left with a silky moisturing layer of oil, giving a glorious sheen to your skin. I simply love using oil instead of moisturising cream, especially in the summer and when in a rush as there's no waiting around for it to soak in, you can get dressed immediately without the horrible greasy skin feeling you get with most creams and lotions.
This oil does what it says... I can't vouch for it locking in specifically ten times more moisture, but it definitely leaves my skin far more moisturised than any cream I have ever tried. On the rare occasion I run out and forget to buy more oil and return to moisturing lotions and creams, within a couple of days my skin becomes dry and itchy, and leaves me sprinting to Boots to buy more oil.
The addition of aloe vera and vitamin E is great for healing of the skin also, and I simply wouldn't be without this oil. The only downside is that so many shops only seem to sell the small bottle, which only lasts a couple of weeks (although I do literally pour the stuff over me so it may last you longer!)
At £2.08 for 300ml in Boots, the oil is reasonably priced but perhaps doesn't last as long as moisturising creams, purely because being an oil it's very runny and tends to escape between your fingers as you're applying it. But it's definitely worth the money. It leaves you moisturised all day and doesn't feel like it is blocking your pores... and is also great added to bath water for a more moisturing soak.
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