Product Type: Johnson's baby products
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An Infusion of Moisture for both Young and Old!
Johnson's Baby Oil
Member Name: hanmillie
Johnson's Baby Oil
Advantages: Soft scent, locks in moisture, moisturises without leaving skin greasy
Disadvantages: Slightly tricky bottle cap
In my opinion this product is packaged in a simple yet pure way which clearly shows that this product is for little babies. The bottle though transparent in colour is topped off with a pale pink lid and pale blue and pink text. The bottle is illustrated with the words 'clinically proven mildness' and 'locks in up to 10 times more moisture'. The liquid inside is clear in colour and has a light oily consistency which smells of what can only be described as the light and clean scent which I have found is always associated with Johnsons products and which I must admit to loving partially because of all the memories it conjures up.
The need for this oil with babies is described by Johnsons as being because little ones lose moisture much faster than adult skin and therefore require a protective barrier. It is also a means to create special baby bonding time with the parent as the oil is gently massaged into the skin.
This baby oil comes in a number of different bottle sizes which include 100ml, 200ml, 300ml and 500ml bottles, however I must confess to having only seen the 500ml bottles in store.
This baby oil is hypoallergenic meaning that it minimises the risk of allergies and of course dermatologically tested.
==Price and Availability==
I bought a bottle of Johnsons Baby Oil from my local Wilkinsons and paid £3.29 for a 500ml bottle. However, it can currently be bought online for much cheaper at around the £1 - £2.50 mark plus postage and packaging. This oil can usually be found in most large supermarkets and pharmacies and a little goes a long way hence why I believe it to be quite good value for money.
Initially, the bottle needs to be opened, which in my experience is no easy task given that the lid has a child safety cap which can at times be a little difficult to push down and screw round properly. I agree with the need for a child lock but it can at times prove to be a bit of an adult lock too particularly when you have oily fingers from your first use and want to go back for a top up.
When using this oil on babies it is recommended that this oil is used after bath time by being poured into clean hands, warmed through with your own body heat and then gently massaged into the baby's skin. Doing it in this manner will mean that, in my experience, the babies skin is not left greasy as the oil simply absorbs into the skin. I believe that a capful could also be poured into the bath before washing to hydrate the skin.
When I use this on myself I like to ensure that my skin is clean and dry (preferably after having a bath) and my hair is scraped back from my face. I then simply pour a small amount of liquid onto a cotton wool ball which is ready and waiting and lightly rub over my face. I will often go back for a second dose to ensure that the thinner skin around my eyes is entirely saturated. I then simply leave the oil to do its magic by going and watching the TV for a couple of hours and remove by using a hot flannel and gently pressing it against my skin. It could also be used as a bath time treat for your entire body in the same way as you would for baby, by pouring some into your bath.
This oil gives my adult skin a boost of moisture which plumps up my skin rather than simply sitting on it in a heavy layer like other moisturising oils and creams on the market. I guess that due to it locking in 'up to 10 times more moisture' it does this to my face hence why my skin is left feeling hydrated and very soft with a clean smell. This product is not harsh or irritating to the skin and can therefore be used after waxing areas on the face as it will not make the skin rash or sting. In addition, I have not had any breakouts or pimples from using this oil and can therefore assume that it doesn't block my pores in the process of moisturising as many adult creams would. I don't think you would want to use this oil in the morning particularly before applying makeup (not unless you want the makeup to slide off that is) however it does work very well as a night treatment before bed.
In the occasional times that I have been able to use this oil on babies it has not only created a great bonding time with the baby but has also left their skin looking even plumper and softer than before (if that's possible with chubby babies) and hence it is an oil that I will definitely go back to when I (hopefully) have my own children someday.
The light and delicate consistency of this baby oil means that it perfectly suits both baby and adult skin in my humble opinion and hence I can recommend it for both purposes.
I am hence scoring this oil five stars out of five for effective moisturising.
Thanks for reading! x
Summary: A beautiful baby oil that works for more than just baby
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