There are many things found in the baby care aisle that I enjoy buying for my elementary school aged son or even for myself. I figure that if the items are gentle enough for a newborn’s skin, then they must be okay for my sensitive skin. For the most part, this rings true.
Johnson’s baby oil gel isn’t a super new concept, but one I have never tried before.
I was recently at my local Wal-Mart and wanted something very moisturizing on my skin. The pool is now open, and even though most days have been cooler here, summer is right around the corner and that means the harsh drying chemicals from swimming.
I originally wanted to buy the Vaseline oil gel in the cocoa butter scent, but it was nearly $6. Luckily I spotted the Johnson’s baby oil gel in the shea and cocoa butter formula and it was literally half the price at $2.97. The bottle size is 6.5 fl oz and you are supposed to stand the bottle upside down on the cap. I would never recommend doing this, as the oil is thicker than normal, but would still be able to seep out the cap.
I checked out the ingredients and a lot of them were the same, so I figured it would be a great alternative for a less expensive price tag.
The scent is great. It is a mixture of the normal “baby oil” scent combined with the chocolate sweet and warm scent of the cocoa butter.
The directions state that you should put this on wet skin after your shower or bath and then “pat dry with towel”.
I honestly have never tried it this way as I do not wish for the towels to soak up the extra oils.
I have gotten out of the shower, toweled off fairly well and then applied a very light coat of this to my skin.
I do want to let you know that even though this is a gel, this is an oil and feels very much like one.
If you do not like any type of oil or greasy texture, than this is not for you. I do not mind having a slick feel to my skin before bed, so this doesn’t bother me.
I feel that it left my legs feeling nice and smooth after shaving as well. I do not recommend this as a heavy lotion on your body before heading out in the hot weather though. I honestly would now only use this after shaving. I did like the way it felt on my arms, but would probably not use it for this purpose anymore as it can be a little heavy feeling on the skin.
I do recommend this if you wanted to try the Vaseline brand one, but did not want to spend the money. I have never tried the Vaseline oils, so I cannot compare these directly; I am only assuming these would work similar.
My own bottle of Johnson’s baby oil gel shea and cocoa butter.