Soft as a baby’s bottom. Only, not.

Friday, May 23, 2008

My temporary dry skin solution (temporary, because I know it’s not nearly moisturising enough for winter, or maybe even summer, weather.): London Drugs Fragrance Free Hypoallergenic Baby Oil.

What it says on the back of the bottle: Our Baby Oil provides all-over skin conditioning for babies and adults. Smooth on after bathing to soften, restore moisture, and prevent dryness and flaking. (*note: I find that this makes my skin too oily. See below.) Perfect for removing eye make-up, and replenishing the skin after sun exposure.

Ingredients: Paraffinium Liquidum. Just one simple ingredient, no smells or fragrances!!

Application: In the shower, after soaping. I put it into a travel-sized pump bottle, and I just pump it into my hand and slather all over. Because it’s oil, it won’t wash off when I rinse my hair, and just the right amount is left on – I towel dry, don’t moisturise, and there’s enough left on my skin to keep it hydrated, but not greasy.

Cost: Under $5 for 600mL! Ah, don’t you just love it when you can use something cheap in place of something more expensive? Lol!!

I wish: It was a gel, because the I bet it could be applied post-shower a lot more easily, and a lot less greasily.

Great for: Everyone but me! I love how there is no scent, and how it makes my shower routine a bunch shorter, but I know that with my dry skin, this will not last me through the winter. So, once I run out, I will not be rebuying – but if you’re a hurried woman, or man, on a budget, with normal skin, this is a great solution.

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2 Responses to “Soft as a baby’s bottom. Only, not.”

  1. Henna, on June 1st, 2008 at 11:37 am said:

    You are right, at the end of the day this is the best moisturizer. Johnson's and Johnson's makes a Baby Oil Gel (I don't know how they do it) but it's only marginally more expensive and it doesn't get all over the place.

  2. They make a gel?? I was looking for a baby oil get EVERYWHERE, and I could never find it!! (Well, I found one, but it smelled absolutely horrible)

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