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Johnson's Baby Oil - Hopefully the plumber won't catch me dancing around slathered in oil ever again
Johnson's Baby Oil
Member Name: QueenM
Johnson's Baby Oil
Johnson's Baby Oil is yet another product that would hint at me having a child if you walked into my bathroom, but like the Sudocrem I previously reviewed, this product is a miracle for babies and adults alike. I seem to be the girl that is always using products for something other than what they are marketed for, but it always works for me. I first discovered how useful Johnson's Baby Oil could be when I ran out of body butter one day and decided to use some of my mum's baby oil - unfortunately, I hated it as a moisturiser but it quickly became a miracle for something else...
Johnson's Baby Oil comes in a very simple, clear plastic bottle with a pink flip top cap. The bottles all vary in size, but are all identical otherwise. The smooth clear plastic looks very plain but it useful for knowing when you may need to purchase another bottle. The flip top cap is of the highest quality I think I've ever come across, most of these type of caps are usually loose and flimsy for easy access but this one is sturdy and secure ensuring that none of the oil will leak if you happen to knock the bottle over. My one issue with the flip top is that it is obviously very hard to open when your hands already have some oil on them due to it being so secure. This is also a problem with the smoothness of the plastic bottle - it's far too smooth and has no grip for when your hands are slightly oily, meaning that you're probably going to drop it at least once!
Note please - my most recent bottle of baby oil is the 100ml travel size and it has a push lock cap like calpol, so I'm unsure if they are changing the lids on all the bottles or if this is just for the travel size. I do find this easier to use with oily hands than the flip top lid.
The labels on both the front and the back of the bottle claim that this product is going to lock in up to 10 times the moisture your skin would have without it, it's for this reason that I initially tried to substitute it when my body butter ran out. I dribbled a little bit into my hand and massaged it into my skin before letting it soak in. I don't know if it's because the skin on my body is already pretty supple and moisturised or if it's just because oil is quite a heavy moisturiser, but it seemed to take forever to soak in and then left an annoying, uncomfortable greasy film all over me. I also noticed that the fake tan I'd applied on my upper body had left some dirty oily marks over my arms since trying to soak in the oil. Here's where the miracle started!
I hopped into the shower to wash off the greasy film and dirty excess oil and whilst it was dribbling down the drain, so did my entire tan! I was furious at the time because it was applied for an event the next day and it meant I'd have to do it all over again, but I'd also found something that would remove fake tan without scrubbing or expensive products.
Since then, I slather a good amount of oil all over my tanned areas when I want to remove it and let it soak for 20-30 minutes (usually dancing naked in my bathroom to keep myself occupied without getting oil on any surfaces - an embarrassing thing when you forget the plumber is coming and your mum knocks on the bathroom door to let him in and you have to beg her for something to cover up with because you're naked and oily!). After I've let the oil do a bit of work on the tan, I hop into the shower and wash it off, leaving me with my natural clean, pale skin. I do use a gentle exfoliating mitt to wash with when doing this because oil is waterproof so it takes a bit of oomph to get it off and it also helps dislodge the tan, but there is no need for scrubbing your skin red raw to remove your bad tan anymore!
Baby Oil is one of the cheapest name brand products out there at only £4.25 for 500ml at Boots. I find this lasts me a good 15 full body tan removals, so it's definitely worth the money! The 100ml travel bottle is available for £1.30 also at Boots.
I'd love to give this product 5 stars as it is a top tan remover, but as it's marketed as a moisturiser, I have to remove a star for the greasy film left over my skin. There is no way that I'd be able to use this is as a moisturiser and then wear clothes or touch anyone without showering first. Kind of defeats the purpose really. I do however fully recommend this for any stubborn tans, say goodbye to your expensive St Tropez tan removal kits!
An amazing tan remover
Cheap as chips
Heavy and greasy - could not be used in the mornings before going about your day
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