This body wash is gorgeous.
It foams up quickly and easily. The body wash produces a gorgeous thick creamy lather that feels so soft and smooth against your skin. For better results I would suggest using the body wash on a sponge or on a body puff. The body wash has a lovely uplifting fragrance that is nice without being overpowering. The body wash washes your whole body and it leaves your skin feeling cleansed and revived after use, plus it leaves it smelling great too. This body wash really leaves you feeling clean after use.
You can also pour the body wash under warm running water to make a bubble bath. The body wash creates tons of gorgeous thick bubbles that last and last. The body wash doesn't irritate the skin as it has a mild and gentle formula. It can be used all over the body and it can be used on sensitive skin too. I use this on my friend's baby when I am babysitting her and she loves this. It softens the water too so usually you get away without having apply body lotion afterwards.
The body wash lasts ages too as a little goes a long way.
I am very much a manly man, and I don't like it to be said that I use female toiletries, however, I have 'discovered' (as my dear wife has left it in the shower again) a great body wash by Johnson's called Soft Wash Body Wash. I think this is meant for babies and small children, and as such it is incredibly soft and gentle and this is something that appeals to me because I do have a very sensitive skin.
It says 'no more tears' on the front, just like it used to say on the Baby Shampoo by Johnson's we used to get for our little lad when he was a tot. The bottle stands upright and has a handy flip top lid.
My dear other half told me that she paid £2.25 for this body wash and although it is meant for the body (and not the hair), I actually have washed my entire head and body with this stuff and I can vouch for the fact that it's truly great stuff. It's medium white consistency and has a pleasant enough smell - not too girly or feminine though and I think this is suitable for both men and women alike - indeed, I think it's suitable for use by the entire family.
I haven't used it in the bath - only the shower. It foams nicely, though not as much as I had anticipated and it leaves my skin feeling revitalized, refreshed, smooth and supple and very very silky and perky. My dear other half says I feel silky to the touch when I have used this stuff - now that's a compliment coming from her. She's even started to let me sleep in the same bed as he again, so it must be good stuff!
Overall, I think for the price this is great stuff. It's not too expensive, it's soft and gentle and a little goes a long way so it's economical too. Great stuff and highly recommended.
I have really sensitive skin and unfortunately it is something I have passed on to my two kids.
I had never even tried this product until the birth of my now 9 year old daughter and have not looked back since.
This product provides brilliant cleaning (even on the most sensitive bits of our skin) for both of my children and also me. My burly husband even uses it all the time now and did'nt need much persuading as he saw (and felt) the results on our skin!
It leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and really clean without leaving it irritated.
Like some other reviewers on here I have tried cheaper alternatives but always return to this brand as I feel that nothings compares to it. The fragrance is really pleasant without being overpowering and the skin really does feel softer after this product.
The only drawback is the price - it is a lot more expensive than the other brands you can buy. I tend to try and buy in bulk when it is on offer at supermarkets such as Tesco (who seem to have it on offer regulalry).
Highly recommended from a mum who has to be really careful what products can be used.
I bought this to compliment the Johnson's Baby Soft bubble bath which is one of my favourites in the range. As a new mum I have been trying different products to see which suits my daughter best. This wash costs £3.36 for a 400ml bottle in Boots. I have been using it for nearly 3 months and it is still 3/4 full!
The bottle is cap down which I prefer as when you tend to get to the bottom of washes it is hard to get the remainder out.
Johnson's describe the wash as a creamy baby wash enriched with baby lotion has an unmistakable baby fresh smell. It leaves skin perfectly moisturised while gently washing. This no more tears formula is as gently to eyes as pure water. The wash contains Johnson's baby lotion to leave skin baby soft.
To use the wash you simply massage into your baby's wet skin using your hands or apply to a sponge and lather up. When you dispense the wash it is really thick and creamy, you only need a small amount to get a really nice lather. You also smell Johnson's distict baby lotion smell, it is really fresh and nice.
After using this my daughter's skin felt really soft and moisturised. I normally use baby lotion after washing my daughter but I didn't need to after using this so it saves time. The smell lingers for the rest of the day too after use.
I have also used this on my own skin. I have noticed that dry patches around my knees and elbows were softer.
I love this wash it saves me time as I don't have to moisturise after! I would recommend this to all parents it's the best wash in the range!
I love using this body wash on my baby as it leaves his skin feeling soft and smooth and it smells really lovely.
I like Johnson's products and have been using this since birth as it is very mild and kind to baby's skin. It is a lovely creamy wash and I just rub a small amount into a baby sponge and it makes a lovely creamy foam. I really like the fact that it has 1/3 baby lotion in it as my baby's skin was very dry and flaky after his birth and I didn't want to use a product that would dry it out even more so I felt confident that this would help.
It is a lovely product to use as it smells so nice it is fresh and relaxing but not overpowering so is perfect for newborn babies. It is suitable from birth and left my baby smelling lovely and clean and left his skin softer than just water alone.
One of the things that makes it really simple to use is the fact that I can do it one handed which I believe is a must when it comes to baby products and the lid on this just flips open so I could still hold my baby at the same time.
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I have to admit I've been on a bit of a buying frenzy recently, trying to top up on everything before the baby arrives and I've tried to include as many of these to be as baby safe as possible. I've always trusted Johnson's with my own skin and helped my mum use it on both my sisters when they were babies. I love the smell, the texture and how soft it leaves my skin so it really is best for you as well as baby.
My reasoning for getting the larger bottles is so that I can economise a little and have all three of us using the same product rather than buying several separate ones - although I still have my little bath time luxuries. Also, babies have very sensitive noses and I want her to be able to get used to my scent rather than it giving her some kind of reaction or getting distressed from a highly perfumed smell when I am feeding her.
I purchased Johnsons Baby Softwash from Superdrug and I am very happy with the product. The bottle is 400ml in size and looks similar to a baby lotion bottle. It's pink in colour and has the typical Johnsons logo on the front with the 'no more tears' trademark tagline. The lid is at the bottom of the bottle and is a flip lid - much like a shower gel but without the hook so it has to be kept on the side of the bath. I am unsure if 400ml is the biggest size but it was the biggest available at the time of purchase.
When using the product I found it easier to lather up on a sponge rather than applying directly to my skin. The consistency of the liquid is quite thick as the product contains baby lotion and it has that lovely baby skin smell! It was easy to apply on the skin but I found it didn't lather up as well. The product is soap free and another one to balance the skins pH. Obviously Johnsons are a baby care make and therefore the product should be suitable for a babies skin as well as your own and I've not found a baby that has had a reaction to it yet. Even though the liquid doesn't lather up brilliantly when applied to the skin it does absorb nicely and I've found that a little goes along way. It is pink in colour but looks a little translucent rather than the same colour as baby lotion. The liquid looks and feels much more like shower gel.
I found the product made my skin feel soft and smell lovely. It was easy to apply and gentle on the dry skin patches. As it is fragrance free and baby friendly it is suitable for sensitive skin but I would test the product first if you do have sensitive skin and I would not use it if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Ingredients include: Aqua, Glycerin, Coco-Glycoside, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Lauroamphocetrate, Hydroxypropyl strarch phosphate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate-20, Sodium Chloride.
As long as my baby is happy to use this product I will be happy to buy it again, if she isn't then I may buy it anyway as I really love the smell!
Johnsons Softwash Body Wash
Johnsons Softwash Body Wash was another item which I recieved in my Johnsons Baby Box. I had heard of it but had never actually used it until I bought the box.
First impressions of the wash were that it had the design of something ''sensitive'' with the white and pink. The bottle itself is hourglass shaped with a a white base colour. The bottom of the bottle is actually the top. It has a flat, blue, flip top lid and a pink label also hourglass shaped with the Johnsons Logo on it in blue and the ''no more tears formula'' icon in red.
I used this on my daughter and found that it worked amazingly but I do not anymore as I have found another Johnsons product that I prefer. Now I use this on myself and have got to say that I feel refreshed and revitalised, silky soft and smooth everytime that I have used it.
The softwash itself is a creamy white colour and is of medium consistancy which usually doesn't foam or froth aswell but with this that is not a problem. Also with this product I find that it is exceptionally moisturising and rehydrating which is an amazing bonus as no matter how much you use it you will never find your skin drying out.
Again, this is another classic product from Johnsons - practically perfect in every way!!
Johnsons Baby Softwash can be bought from most chemists and supermarkets and is usually priced around £2.50 for a 200ml bottle.
Johnson's is part of the Johnson & Johnson brand. The produce various skincare and body products for adults. They also have a range known as Johnson's Baby. This is a range of baby skincare and bath care products for your little cherubs.
This is the Johnson's Baby Softwash. It is designed to moisturise babies skin whilst cleaning during bath time. The Softwash contains 1/3 baby lotion and is pH balanced so kind to babies skin.
Like most other Johnson's baby products, the Softwash contains a No More Tears formula so if this happended to get near babies eyes, it won't irritate or sting.
The Softwash comes in a tall plastic tube. It is curvy with indents for easy handling. The lid is at the bottom of the tube which is ideal for ensuring your get every bit out. The lid is a flip cap covering a small dispensing hole.
The tube I have is white plastic with a pink lid. There is a label on the front with the familiar Johnson's logo and product name. There is also a label on the back with some information about the Softwash, directions for use, ingredients and details of how to contact Johnson's.
The tube can be recycled and is safe to use on babies skin for 12months from opening.
*The Softwash and Using*
This Softwash is designed for using in the bath. Johnson's advise to apply direct to skin and moisturise in with your hand or a wash cloth. If you are using this on yourself, it is advised that you squeeze some onto a puff to work into a lather.
The Softwash is a creamy white shade and although runny and easy to dispense, it appears to thicken up on contact with skin.
Aqua , Glycerin , Coco-Glucoside , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Sodium Lauroamphoacetate , Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate , Citric Acid , Polysorbate 20 , Sodium Chloride , PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate , PEG-150 Distearate , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Paraffinum Liquidum , Polyquaternium-7 , Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer , Sodium Hydroxide , Disodium EDTA , Sodium Benzoate , Parfum , CI 17200 .
*Availability and Price*
The Softwash comes in a 400ml tube. It is available in chemists, Boots, Superdrug, Wilkos and supermarkets. The average price is approx £3.00 but can often be found on offer.
When I had my son, as most Mothers do, I wanted the best for my son. His skin was so precious and sensitive like his Mummy and I wanted to protect it. I started off by buying the most popular brand which is Johnson's. It is trusted but rather expensive compared to store brands. I got this Softwash from Boots last year. It was on offer at 2 for £4 at the time (I think). I finished a tube a few weeks ago and am now onto the other one.
We don't use this every bath. Lets just say, trying to get my little angel into a bath is a nightmare and he screams blue murder to get out. Normally its a case of quick wash and out to get dried then bed.
This tube is easy to hold if not a bit bulky..its huge! All information that I need is on the labels and the cap being at the bottom is my preferance. Opening the tube, the scent of the Softwash is very perfumed which concerned me. It was runny and I squeezed some out on my sons body. He wriggled about as it was so cold!
I started to rub it in and found it to be very thick. It seemed to take an age to eventually absorb into my sons skin. I found it easier to apply to a sponge and rub in that way. The creamy residue washed off well but maybe not as easy as runnier washes. Once his body and his tears were dried, my sons skin was delicately scented. The Softwash didn't react with his sensitive skin and left a perfect baby softness. My son skins was moisturised, clean and fresh.
You really do not need a lot of Softwash was the full body so a little goes along way. At £3.00 it is quite expensive but you don't need to use this each wash and could alternnate with other washes.
I have also used this myself when needing something extra soft. I used my scrunchy and this allowed the wash to lather up nicely and cleanse my body. I have extra sensitive skin and this made my skin touchably smooth.
I recommend this to anyone who has babies but would say not newborns as the perfumed scent is rather strong and newborns smell perfect anyway. Can you tell I am getting broody?
Thanks for reading x
I used this by accident (or necessity) when one day i found myself in the shower with an empty shower gel bottle. I had to dip into my baby daughters soft wash and after doing so wondered why i treat my daughters skin so well and ignore mine. Im usually happy to use whatever shower gel is on offer in the supermarket - but they contain harsh fragrances and can be less than kind to your skin, whereas this is baby gentle and leaves you feeling clean and fresh.
Now not only do i use it - but my husband and our three year old daughter all use it... meaning that it saves me less time in the supermarket choosing three products and meaning that all of our skin is treated with care.
Its perfect for brand new baby skin because it contains nothing harsh to damage it, and it contains johnsons wonderful moisturiser that will leave it super soft.... and as an added bonus it will treat your skin in the same way!
When it comes to my skin I really do try to treat it kindly. From time to time I will steer away from my usual options of very gorgeous smelling body products thinking that they may be a bit harsh for my skin and opt for more natural wash products for a change.
On the run up to Christmas my skin was feeling a little dried out really. I know for a fact I use far too many beauty products on myself and decided as I have just stated to try go back to basics a bit and get my skin to it's optimum best!
I spotted this in my local Sainsbury's store on offer for a pound a bottle and decided I must give it a go cos on the back of the bottle sure we're told it's good for a baby but also that it is good for us grown ups to!
250ml white plastic bottle with a slight curve to it's middle and a light pink flip-top opening to the bottom of it. On the front of the bottle I'm told it's Johnson's Baby Softwash 'Original Bodywash' and that it has a no more tears formula and contains 1/4 baby lotion and that it gives irresistible babysoftness from first use and is a Johnson & Johnson product. On the back of the bottle other information given includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed, and contact details for Johnson & Johnson are given. It's a nice enough informative bottle and I like the shape of it for ease of use too.
The Bodywash Itself:
The lotion is white and sort of glossy in it's appearance. Not too thick, it squirts out of the bottle with total ease but when on a scrunchy or whatever your using to wash with it feels soft, silky and rich and isn't runny like water but of good consistency.
The smell of this is light and sort of like a baby product really. To me it has a sort of talcy smell and an aroma of gentle flowers to it but it isn't overpowering in fragrance and when used the smell fades rather quickly anyway from the skin anyway.
I find I need loads of this to get any lather at all and when I'm washing with it the soapy feeling gets lost quick which then means with me I get through a lot of the bodywash so this in my case certainly doesn't work out very economical at all.
To me this may be a great and none agitating product to use on babies and older kids skin but for me I find it is not cleansing enough. I want more bubbles when washing and a more strong fragrance that sort of lets me know I'm clean and fresh and this doesn't do that for me at all. Also I expected more silky smooth skin after using it and although it didn't hurt my skin or leave it dried out or anything like that I didn't feel like there was any extra moisturisation given to me after using this which is what I actually wanted and needed from it!
Not for me this one as I find it not cost effective and it failed to delight my skin or my senses really and at best I found it mediocre!
Can be found in all supermarkets and chemists (such as Boots) costing about £2.49 a bottle but if I was you I'd only want to use it on little uns!
I am reviewing the 400ml Johnson's Baby Original Softwash. My version has a PINK LID, however I cannot see what the different to this one and the blue lid version (think they are doing it for parents who like blue for boys and pink for girl - however i'm sure my son doesn't care about a pink lid!) and it is 400ml.
Who are Johnson's?
Johnson and Johnson is the worlds biggest manufacturer of healthcare products. In 1890 Johnspn's baby powder was introduced, and since then all their products have been trusted by Doctors, Nurses and parents. Johnson's have a range of other items, baby powder/talc, shampoo, body lotions, soaps, baby oils plus a lot more. And they have ranges such as "Johnson's Bedtime" which offer most of their products in a soothing lavender flavour.
In the "softwash range" they have
Softwash Baby Shampoo
Softwash Cleansing Cloths
Softwash Calming Body Wash
and the item i'm reviewing.... Softwash Body Wash.
There motto "No More Tears" seems to one that everyone recognizes, and it seems to work!
The Softwash is around the £2.20-2.65 mark - however most supermarkets offer a "2 for £4 deal" so I normally but the softwash in this offer to save a little money. I do feel the price is a little on the high side, and do feel you are paying a premium for the Johnson's name, as its one everyone knows.
Packaging and Ingredients
The shampoo comes in a upside down, plastic bottle, which is especially good for ensuring no drippage, and making sure you can get every last drop out! It has a flip lid, so is easy to handle your baby and wash them at the same time. The bottle is white, with a pink lid. The label on the bottle is very firmly stuck on and is made of plastic, so this will not come off if dropped into the bath. The font is blue and pink, so stands out well on the white background. On the front is a description of the item and the motto "No More Tears"
On the back is a list of the products ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citric Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Styrene / Acrylates copolymer, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Paraffinum Liquidum, PEG-80 Sorbitan LAurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate and Parfum.
There are a few directions for use which is squeeze a dab onto a puff or your hand and gently lather. Also included is the weight (400ml) and some more blurb about what the product is, similar to what is written on the front.
What is the Softwash like?
The softwash is a creamy, white liquid. It is 1/3 baby lotion so its a similar texture to what a lotion is. It has a pleasant, baby smell. I tend to use more than the recommended "dab" (unsure of what this measurement is!) as I like to make sure I can see bubbles to ensure my son has a thorough wash. One bottle usually lasts me around 2 months. The 1/3 lotion makes the baby's skin really soft, and ensures the skin of moisture.
I have been using this on Sam for around 3 months, I usually alternate between this and a scent free wash as Sam has some dry patches. The softwash doesn't aggravate Sam's skin, it has a lovely texture and he always comes out of the bath with a lovely, baby smell. My only gripe is that the smell normally fades after a few hours, I prefer a baby smelling of soap all day! I can easily dispense the liquid and make sure i've a hand on my son due to the flip lid and the upside down design of the bottle. When washing his face, if the Softwash gets into his eyes it doesn't bother him, proof the "No Tears" works.
I have also used this on myself, and found it to make my smell feel nice, and I like the smell. It leaves me feeling softer.
Would I recommend this?
I would recommend this product. The only downsides for me are the price, I have to use a lot of liquid to get a decent lather and the not so long lasting fragrance. However the good points outweigh the negatives, the flip lid and bottle shape ensure easy application, No More Tears really works, baby's skin is clean and moisturised.
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Johnson's Softwash Body Wash is great....and I'm not a baby!
I was encouraged to use a Johnson's product for the shower/bath when I was diagnosed with cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. I'd always used any old shower gel that was on offer in the supermarkets, but now I had to be alot more mindful of the way my skin reacted to what I gave it! The bodywash was great and all through my treatment it kept my skin soft and clean and now that I'm in remission I still use it. I have since tried going back to the 'old' shower gels and bodywashes, but they just don't moisturise my skin the way this Johnson's product does.
The softwash comes in a good container, it doesn't get slippy when it gets wet and is easy to hold [almost rubbery feel to the container]. Only gripe is that it doesn't have a hook, so you can't hang it anywhere.
The softwash itself is pink in colour and feels and looks like a moisturiser. If just using your hands it stays pretty much in your hands and doesn't immediately slip out unlike other shower gels! I find it best using a sponge and it lathers up very well.
The fragance is very clean, almost like a light soap smell and not overpowering like other products. It stays with you throughout the day and even hours later and stuck in a hot office [!] you still feel clean and fresh.
I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants to look after their skin without really having to think about it. I think I'll be using it for as long as they keep making it and hopefully when I have children, they'll be using it too!
I've recently noticed that my little girl has started to suffer from dry skin so I started looking into which product would be best to use to try and combat this problem.
At first someone told me to try olive oil but as you can imagine this creates one fine mess, and makes her smell like a chip shop lol. I was then recommended the Johnsons Baby softswash by a friend whose baby had also suffered from dry skin.
Off I popped to my local Tesco to purchase a bottle, I was quite surprised at the price, its not overly cheap at £2.52 for a 400ml bottle (sometimes its on offer buy one get one free) but I guess you are paying for a well recognized brand name which you also know is going to be a good quality product.
The packaging is a white bottle with pink label and lid (sometime a blue lid). The label has the usual Johnsons baby logo on and also has the now well recognized no more tears logo which is good to see as my child pretty much always gets water in her eyes from splashing around so much.
The bottle is a nice easy to grip shape so you can hold your child and squeeze some of the wash onto a sponge at the same time without fear of dropping it onto your child's head, it also stands with the lid at the bottom so you wont have to wait ages for the lotion to get to the lid which when you are trying to hold your child and get some lotion onto them is a god send.
The wash is a nice thick cream which lathers up really well with water so you don't need to use loads of it (I just use a small squirt on a sponge), as it's a bodywash you can use it to either bath them or use if you are just giving them a quick wash and as I said before it's a no more tears product so you can also use it to wash their face with. The wash has the lovely typical baby smell to it which I find lovely, nothing to overpowering just a nice basic clean smell.
This bodywash works well for my baby, after a few baths with it I notice a dramatic improvement to her dry skin so I now only use this product on her. It leaves her skin feeling very soft and not greasy (which I found with some other washes) so much so that I have now started using this product myself, I have never had such soft skin.
I have only purchase one bottle of this so far (4months ago) It gets used everyday and there is probably about half the bottle left now, so it lasts for absolutely ages.
As this is a Johnsons product you should be able to purchase it pretty much anywhere from large supermarkets to local chemists, I would imagine the price will vary depending on where you purchase it but the average is about £2.50 for a bottle.
Now this really does leave your skin feeling soft. When I had my son I had stocked up on that much stuff that I must have had 4 bottles of this. I used to fill his baby bath and add this to the water. It would create some bubbles so my son would enjoy being in the water.
I found that after a few times of using this his skin felt softer and smooth. I decided I would give this a try myself I have pretty good skin but do like to keep it in good condition. I would apply this directly to my skin mainly to my knees, ankles and elbows where I do tend to get rough patches from time to time. After a few times of using this either in the shower or bath the rough parts of my body did get softer and the skin on my legs felt softer too.
It came in an upside down bottle that could stand up, you squeezed it to release the wash from the bottle. It was a big bottle that it came in for about £1.89 I paid for it yet again from boots for the advantage card points, but this can be purchased from supermarkets most pharmacies and my local shop also does a small bottle of this too. It is a thick white liquid that feels smooth in your hand and all you do is massage it into your skin and wash it off. It is not just good for baby it is really good for your own skin too.
I always buy branded products, mainly Johnson's, for my baby. I figure you usually get what you pay for, & I'm not prepared to compromise where my baby is concerned.
I know babies frequently suffer dry skin in the early days, so I plumped for Johnson's Softwash Extra Care, which aswell as containing 1/3rd baby lotion also contains a dash of baby oil. It is one of the more expensive baby wash products, at £2.15 for a 400ml bottle. (Price correct @ June 2009).
The bottle is one of those 'upside down' versions, for ease of dispensing the product. All well & good, but I do find that the body wash has a tendency to drizzle out before I can get it clicked shut, & I am left with it oozing down the side of the baby bath.
The product is not very scented - I know this is a good thing where babies skin is concerned, but it would be nice if it had a bit more of a 'babyish' aroma to it (especially since we are advised not to use talcum powder on babies now - they never seem to smell like babies anymore!). The wash itself is very thick, and sticks to babies skin in globs. I apply it with a soft baby sponge, & it is very hard to wash my baby all over with it. Rinsing it off is also very hard - the globs are very persistent!
I can't say I've noticed that it's any more moisturising than any other product. Even though my sons skin is past the worst of the newborn dryness, I still have to apply olive oil on his legs to keep the skin moisturised.
I haven't tried this product on myself, so can't comment there. But as ever, Johnson's claim that baby softwash is 'best for baby, best for you'....
Personally, I won't be buying this again. Instead I will opt for the 'top to toe' wash which is a thinner, easier to use product (and can also be used on babies hair).