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Johnson's Head-to-Toe Baby Wash
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Johnson's Head-to-Toe Baby Wash
Date: 27/03/06, updated on 27/03/06 (525 review reads)
Advantages: ~ Comforting scent ~ No more tears ~ Gentle for any skin type ~ PH Balanced ~ Long lasting ~
Disadvantages: ~ None ~
Okay so the ‘Johnson+Johnson’ disclaimer reads that 8 out of 10 midwives use JOHNSON’s baby on their own children, so would that make you trust their brand when it comes to your own child or even yourself?
So I don’t have children myself but I still think that I am qualified with writing a review when it comes to Johnson’s ’top to toe’ wash, as I frequently have my six nieces and nephews (all under 10) over to stay and bathe them, very frequently using this mild and gentle wash.
The Infant Test
So mild is this wash that it’s claimed to be as soft on your babies’ eyes and skin as water is. It is dye-free and hypoallergenic making it the perfect product to use even on your newborn baby. When bathing children as young as 6 months to 10 years I can stand proud when saying that all of the above is true. You can lather it up like any ordinary soap based product to cleanse the delicate skin of any child. It’s also multi-purpose and can be used to wash your child’s hair…. I find that it cleans an infants hair as well as any shampoo and leaves it tangle free – why pour a chemical ridden product onto your child’s very delicate scalp when you can use a single product to do the whole job. One of my nephews suffers from cradle cap so to wash his full head of hair with a shampoo product would naturally irritate this, but again Johnson ‘top-to-toe’ wash is so mild it does the job without irritating it.
Being PH balanced and milder than any baby soap, it is to be applied direct to the skin using 1 or 2 pumps from the pump type dispenser bottle – this is enough to give your little angel an all over clean literally from ‘top-to-toe’. It rinses off the skin easily and it doesn’t leave behind any residual marks.
The scent of Johnson’s ’top-to-toe’ wash is so mild it’s actually relaxing for both infant and adult alike. Perfect for use before bedtime it won’t over stimulate your babies senses to awaken them more than naturally need be. It is perfect for the dry skin that some children suffer from as it’s non-drying and non-irritating yet will cleanse enough to get rid of the dirt that may cause that irritation in the first place. I have used this product to wash all six of my nieces and nephews sometimes as frequently as on a daily basis, this may not always be from just normal everyday dirt build-up but from those many accidents that children can have and it has never ceased to impress me with its gentle yet effective cleaning power.
The Adult Test
Maybe it’s the overuse of perfumes in other products that denies us adults of this strangely comforting scent of Johnson’s products but Johnson’s baby ‘Top to Toe’ wash is also excellent for adults. I have very sensitive skin and find that using daily shower gel’s or bubble baths can irritate what is already very dry skin. I came to the conclusion of what is good enough for a baby is good enough for me.
I have my normal showering routine; it normally consists of washing my hair then washing my skin. I like to be thorough when cleansing my body and find that I can use Johnson’s baby ‘top-to-toe’ wash on all of my body parts without causing any irritation whatsoever. I simply squirt 2 or 3 pumps of this wonderfully mild smelling wash into the palm of my hand and then apply it directly to my skin – I lather it up and rinse it off, I’m then left with squeaky clean, yet irritation free skin, all the whilst it being soft and smelling sensationally comforting. It really does work wonders on both older skin types as well as on infants. I am very surprised that the majority of adults apply chemical ridden shower/bath products to what is their very delicate skin, rather than use these milder products, as like I said before what’s good enough for baby is surely good enough for me!
I frequently use this product to remove make-up residue after a heavy day, it doesn’t dry the skin on my face out unlike most soap-based products do and I find that it cleanses deeply enough to remove all traces of dirt build-up on my skin. What’s even better is that I even have my boyfriend using it now - he is so impeccably impressed with its gently effective cleaning power. If you want to truly care for your own skin as well as your child’s, then I really do recommend you at least trying this wash, especially on the more delicate areas of your body, I am sure you will soon have the whole family using it.
I mainly use this product when showering but have used it in the bath as well, it offers to be a relaxing experience after a hard days grind. Its soothing scent is relaxing on the mind and helps calm your senses. It is certainly a great alternative to those strong bath products and oils which I have fallen fowl to so many times before. I simply squirt one or two pumps under warm running water and hop in, I find that it foams enough to enjoy a lovely soothing bubble bath.
The scent itself is a hard one to describe; it smells sensually soft and has a light comforting aroma to it, it doesn’t smell of anything particularly distinctive so unfortunately I can’t give you more of an idea, but I do suggest that next time you’re in a supermarket, you pick up and unscrew the bottles top to have a sniff of it - I am sure that, that will be enough to lure you into buying it.
Johnson’s ‘top-to-toe’ wash is available in a 300ml or 500ml pump dispenser type bottle and is available from most major supermarkets. It is commonly shelved within the baby product department of a store so is easy found in its slightly transparent baby yellow bottle. Prices don’t vary massively depending on where you shop, so you are looking at paying around £2.00 for a 300ml bottle or around £3.00 for a 500ml bottle. I have had the same 500ml bottle for 6 weeks now and have used it at least twice daily, so it’s working out to be very long lasting at a very reasonable cost.
Having used this product on both my brothers and sisters children as well as myself, I will honestly say I have never come across a product on the market which can even remotely compare to this. The simplicity of having an all-in-one product to make bath time for my nieces and nephews more enjoyable and less hassle is itself worth its weight in gold. To also have that added bonus of the product being effective enough to use on myself whilst having fallen very much in love with the sensual aroma and feeling it leaves behind on my skin, is something that I feel cannot be given anything less than a full recommendation of 5 *S*T*A*R*S to you my fellow consumers.
© grown_up_girlie, March 2006.
Summary: There is no comparison to any other product.
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