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The family of an American woman that died of ovarian cancer has successfully sued Johnson & Johnson for an extraordinary $72 million dollars as part of a class action of over 700 women, claiming that Johnson Baby Powder gave her ovarian cancer two years before her death. The bulk of the women that have been suing since 1982 live in and around St Louis where Johnson & Johnsons Headquarters are. Basically about 21,000 women a year are diagnosed in America with ovarian cancer and 14,000 eventually die of it. Some 10% of a test group showed talc particles in their ovaries. Defense lawyers argue that 10% of any female control group would have talc in their ovaries. Several other studies followed in the early 1980s in the United States and Europe and suggested that women who use ‘talc feminine hygiene products’ MAY have up to a 35% higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who don’t those products. Other tests said the rates were no different for non users. It appears the law suit is based on conjecture and statistics rather than any known medical evidence, other than talc lingers up women’s second bottoms. 1-99 people in America are trained lawyers. They need something to do. With women’s unhealthy obsession with health & beauty products it’s no surprise they have enough of them to blame products for their ills. For me Johnsons & Johnsons talc’s are 100% safe.
Not many people know it but talc is a naturally occurring mineral and simply mined, poured into a branded container, given a nice smell and color and sold as. The bigger the brand name the more they charge. The woman sued over the added bits. On appeal the case should collapse as this kind of litigious behavior happens a lot there and simply about lawyers making money, not the plaintiffs. A lot of women use a lot of Johnson Baby products in baby making places, where her claim starts.
As with most cosmetic and health products it proves how important advertising is to selling a product as essentially this is talc for baby’s but cleverly hints at offering women baby smooth skin. It your offering baby lotion as a product header then an element of that is to get women to buy it for themselves in search of eternal youth. As far as I know babies watching TV are not influenced by adverts. The bay range does very nicely for J&J.
So why am I reviewing talc? I already have skin as smooth as baby’s bottom and certainly no lady parts. No, I use it for one simple reason and it involves my hair. When I used to go backpacking and travelling around the world you wouldn’t be the cleanest in your life and so go without a shower or two, and that means greasy hair. A great tip for guys is to use talc to dry out your hair by rubbing it in and so thicken it up between trips and showers by taking away that shine. Men with greasy hair sound a lot of alarm bells with women. Carrying a small bag of talk around America isn’t the wisest idea though as ATF agents are always stopping Greyhound buses and Amtrak Trains to look for drugs. It happened to me in El Paso, Texas near the border when they stopped our bus and the luggage was checked. The sniffer dog was straight into my hand luggage and started munching on my biscuits, to my horror pulling out a small bag of talc in the process. The guy had me up against the wall in a flash and only after it was tested did he back off. Apparently a lot of drug smugglers from Mexico dump their packages into tourist’s bags if the buses are stopped. I explained it was talc and my beauty tip and I hope 15-years later there is an ‘Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms’ Agent with nice dry hair between showers right now helping his day!
Another issue for guys as you get older is the more you wash your hair the greyer it looks straight after and so we often wash it less so to lose that grey. The sides grey first and it makes you look older. I am as vain as the next man. A bit of Johnsons talc in their added to the hairs ability to clean itself and job done, five years younger with a quick sprinkle! Men have bad hair days, to, girls. I’m not big into brands and font like paying extra because its brand but poundshops can’t charge more for brands and so deals to be had. I think Wilko’s also do a good price on it around a quid.
As I say all talc products are essentially the same stuff but all about the branding. Its like saying one coal lump is better than the other. 500g of talc will last you six months and so you can buy 300g and still have plenty if you take it on holiday. The smell is pleasant and the powder is fine, a suitable gush with a gentle squeeze. Plenty of good gen on the packet to cover any risks and I’m sure safe to use it anywhere. It’s not an eye irritant for me and doesn’t make me sneeze and no rash problems. It’s light to carry and for a buck in Poundland you can’t argue with the price.
Another trade secret for guys when they hit their forties and don’t want to dye their hair and so admit they are getting old is to use staining pens used for furniture on the graying sides. One of my jobs is helping in the family’s small antiques sideline and we use these brown pens to pen over scratches in that ugly brown furniture old people like to buy. They are not toxic to the skin and so ideal for browning those grey sides. They are three quid on Amazon and you get three shades of brown. There are no other quick and simple solutions for quickly browning out grey hairs on the sides as far as I know. In fact if you could invent one you would be a millionaire.
This might sound funny or even strange but the main purpose I use Johnson's Baby Powder for is for the inside of my shoes! I sprinkle a little bit into my shoes and tap it around to reach the entire inside areas. I don't normally have sweaty feet but there are days (especially in the summer) where my feet are trapped inside of my socks shoes all day long while I'm busy at work. The powder helps keep my feet, socks, and shoes dry and soft. The powder absorbs whatever moisture is going on and keeps my feet and shoes smelling nice. I sprinkle this powder into all of my shoes, even ones I don't really wear, just so I can keep them nice and fresh.
I've not ever used this on any other areas of my body apart from my feet, but I have gotten it on my hands and wow, my hands were ridiculously soft! I loved it! I don't even know why I've not tried it out on my arms and legs just to see, but I think I need to!
I love that a little goes a long way with this product and that it is very inexpensive. It's also great that you can find this product just about anywhere! In the US, I was always able to find this powder not only in the baby section at full size, but also in the travel section of health/beauty for only 99 cents and the bottle was perfect size for traveling with and lasted me months!
Bottom line: worth every penny, multiple uses, smells great, inexpensive, great for skin, great for socks/shoes, gentle, all around awesome! I recommend it!
Now, I admit, I wasn't a fan of talc until the past year, when I have birth to my 3rd child. I never really found a need for it as I always used lotion after a bath for both myself and my babies.
However, my baby is a very chunky boy, with lots of rolls and creases and on the advice of the health visitor I purchased this talc to dry in between his creases after a bath as he was getting sore. To start with I would just sprinkle a small amount under his neck, armpits, knee creases and of course the nappy area, I found it would dry up those last bits of dampness a treat not to mention make his skin baby soft and smell good enough to eat. I soon started using over his entire body aswell as on my other children and myself because I was that impressed.
The talc is very easy to use, you just twist the lid to open the small holes at the top and sprinkle away. I would recommend standing on a towel as it can get very messy and is a pain to get off clothes, especially dark coloured ones without washing them.
The fragrance is one I can only describe as babies! It's just that newborn lovely baby smell. Gorgeous!!
Johnson's also do a bedtime version with their lavender fragrance and that is also beautiful and the one that I use before bedtime. I also take this with me to the children's swimming lessons for after they have showered to keep their skin soft after the drying effect of the chlorine.
As always another fantastic product from Johnson's.
I am making up a baby hamper with lots of baby items for my daughter when she gives birth to her 3rd child later this year. I am going to give her the hamper just before the baby arrives as a nice surprise. I know she will love the hamper because she is going to need the goodies for a long time because of the new born and the other 2 children. I have bought this powder for many years for my own children and myself. I just love this powder.
It comes inside a plastic bottle which has the name very clearly on the front so can easily be spotted on a shelf. At the top of the bottle it has holes which are a good size so that the powder can flow from the tub with ease. The powder is white in colour and it is a very fine grain powder which has an amazingly soft texture to it being extremely soft. The fragrance is like smelling a new born baby and it has a beautiful scent, the smell is really strong and smells gorgeous.
The powder simply glides across the skin and dusts over it nicely. It feels super soft while massaging it into the skin and leaves a slight dusting once it has been massaged into it. This powder has a lasting fragrance on the skin and when my grandchildren have slept at my home and I have used this powder I can still smell it on their skin the next morning. It certainly has a staying powder scent on the skin that's for sure.
The powder helps soften the skin and leaves it really soft to the touch. It is such a gentle powder and I can see why it has been around for many years and still being produced and sold by the millions.
This powder has never irritated my grandchildren's delicate skin or my own skin. I used it for own children when they were born and it never left them with any rashes or irritations.
You don't need a lot of this powder to give a good coverage, a little certainly does go a very long way. It is one which can be used after a morning or evening bath and because it massages into the skin extremely well, you can dress the baby immediately and the powder won't transfer onto their clothing. A slight dusting may appear on the clothing but it can be easily washes away from it in the washing machine because the grains are really fine. It is a really nice one to use on your baby's skin just before bedtime after their evening bath because I think the smell of a baby smelling of this powder at bedtime simply smell amazing and fresh. I think it is a joy to use this powder at bedtime because I think the smell of it soothes the baby and hopefully helps it to sleep better.
For a 200ml bottle I paid just £1, I think this price is an amazingly cheap one and this powder is well worth the money. It is also available in larger bottles and smaller ones too, so a good choice of sizes to choose from if you only want to buy a small bottle. It is so affordable for any budget in my opinion. The quality is extremely good too and I think it is the best one on the market.
You simply cannot go wrong buying this baby powder, it is very suitable for a new born baby and for adults too. I don't use it every day for my own skin and only use it a few times a month as a change from using a body lotion or butter on my skin.
I highly recommend this powder if you are pregnant for the first time and unsure which powder to buy for your baby, I don't think you will be disappointed at all in the way it softens a baby's skin and it is a very reliable powder which has been around for many years and I hope it never stops being produced.
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I give this baby powder 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I haven't used this product for a few years. However, when I did I used it on my whole body after a shower. I would dry myself but not entirely, I would leave my body damp and tap a bit of this on my skin. I adored the scent but moreover I liked the effect it had on my body. It made my skin baby soft, excuse the pun, and it really made my skin feel smooth without a greasy moisturizer. Of course, this product is often associated with babies as the container states, but there is nothing wrong with adults using this too.
Going back to the scent it is lovely. I loved it so much as a child I'd spray it everywhere and roll in it. Yes, havoc for my mother, but as I got older it lured me into buying other Johnson's products. If I could eat this product I would. I wish they made food with the taste of this scent. A little like Parma Violets.
The product is easy enough to apply, you just twist the lid and tip on your skin. However, be warned that this product can make a complete and utter mess. I tip this on my skin after a shower and I find most of it on the bathroom carpet and it is horrible to get out. I often just rub and rub but then it turns the carpet white. This product it best used over the bath.
You can get Johnson's talc powder from literally anywhere. This ranges from corner shops to supermarkets. Though you would pay more in corner shops. I often buy it from Body Care for around £1.20 or cheaper.
The product comes in a pure white plastic bottle, which I guess resembles purity of the product, meaning it is suitable for babies or the fact that the powder is in fact white. The product container has the branding logo of Johnson's on the front and ingredients and important information on the back. All writing is written in blue.
There is nothing better than the smell of Johnson's baby talc, that lovely baby smell can't be beaten. I have used this talc with all of my 3 babies and still use it now on the older two after swimming lessons as it helps make their skin really dry.
Johnson's baby powder can be used for lots of different things. It can be used after a bath to help dry off the baby's skin, it can also be used after a nappy change for the same reason. The talc is so soft and does not have any additives so it is perfect for baby's skin or sensitive skin.
When I use the powder I find it very easy to apply. You simply sprinkle it either directly onto the baby/person or sprinkle it into your hand and then apply it to the baby's skin from there. You do not need much at all.
The talc is so soft that it smoothes really easily over the skin and is quickly absorbed.
The talc is so nice smelling I often use some myself after I have had a bubble bath and want to smell nice and have lovely soft skin.
The talc is available everywhere from supermarkets to chemists it costs around "2.50 but there are often offers on it in Boots where you can get BOGOF offers which makes it a bit cheaper.
I love the smell of this talc and always associate it with lovely freshly bathed kids clean and in their PJ's all ready for bed! It is a must have for anyone with young babies or children. But don't forget you can use it too!!
I'm not normally one who likes to pay extra for branded products, but when it comes to baby powder I make an exception. I accept that it might be a psychological thing and in reality there isn't much difference, but I've never been as impressed with an own brand or value brand baby powder as I have with Johnson's.
I should say, I don't use this on an actual baby very often, as I don't have one of my own! I use this on myself, after a bath or shower to help my skin feel fresh, dry and soft. I always have a big bottle on the shelf in my bathroom, and it lasts months, because a little goes a long way!
The scent of Johnson's baby powder is one of the things I like most about this product. Its clean, fresh, not overpowering but with enough of a presence that you feel a difference. It doesn't last hours like a truly perfumed product, but it does give you a boost when you're getting ready.
Johnson's baby powder is also great for soaking up the last little bits of excess moisture after a bath or shower. You wouldn't apply it to soaking wet skin, as it would probably turn to a mushy paste which wouldn't be great! However after towel drying, a few shakes of this and run it in and your skin will fee bone dry and silky smooth, ready for your clothes. Be careful about putting darker clothing on straight after applying this by the way! White marks are one of the inevitable hazards of a white product!
What makes Johnson's different to other brands of baby powder is the texture, in my opinon. It feels finer, as though the grains are smaller, others can feel coarse or chunky but Johnsons is like the most perfect white sand on a Caribbean beach you can imagine. In my opinion, its worth paying a little extra for.
Baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson. As everyone knows, Johnson are probably the best makers of baby products, ever.
Why I wanted this....
My skin is very prone to eczema and rashes and I needed something to maintain the constant smoothness and moisture when I finally get it to that stage. I had tried other baby powders but the holes got clogged or it had a nasty smell.
The powder comes in a tub that is white, that has a twisty lid. When you twist the lid it reveals holes that you get the powder out of. The tub has 2 stickers on, the one on the front says the makers name and what the product is. On the back the information is all about how to use and warnings.
What Johnson say....
The baby powder is intended to stop chafing of the babies skin and make it soft and healthy. It is recommended for any age, old or young.
How to use....
Distribute into hands.
Apply on clean dry akin.
You can buy this almost everywhere, in store and online.
You can buy different sizes of this product, 100ml, 200ml or 500ml, the prices for the 200ml is around £1.50. It lasts for quite a while if used sparingly.
What I thought....
I had a bath, dried myself thoroughly. I opened the tub and rubbed it onto my skin. Firstly I noticed how lightweight the powder was and how thin it was. I also noticed the mild scent, I can't put my finger on the smell, but it is a fresh smell it's very very feint. The powder rubbed smoothly into my skin, I did notice it covered everything in talc but that was easy to clean up. I have had less and less problems with rashes on my skin as well as smelling nice and my skin being soft. I would thoroughly recommend having this product in your house as it does prevent rashes and chafing.
Lasts a very long time.
Is a great product for your skin.
Would I recommend...
Without a doubt.
Even though I don't have children there are always a couple of Johnson's baby powder tubs in the house. It has a lovely smell and unlike other powders I have used it does not clog up the holes it comes out of as it is so fine.
I tend not to use it straight after the bath which it is really what it is intended for, but often when I am ready to go out. There are a lot of stories claiming that it can cause cancer if used in certain areas, and also that it causes breathing problems but I have no problems breathing and don't feel that the cancer stories - and there are a lot of them online - are backed up with enough evidence to stop me using it. For the amount of times I use it and the amount I use per time a 200g tub lasts me about a year. There are instructions on the tub warning about the dangers of letting the powder get in a baby's mouth or nose, so I do only use it in a large room.
The powder is very fine and it is hard to describe the scent. It is light and does not last long once applied but is a pleasant smell. I like to put it on my feet, around my knees and round my elbows. It does say not to put on broken skin but I do find that when it is hot and I am beginning to get a rash in the creases of my elbows, if I catch it soon enough it prevents the rash actually developing, and dries the area.
Wherever I use it the powder makes the skin soft and keeps it dry. My mum once told me that before they had deodorant as we know it they would use talc to do the same job. There have been complaints that the smell has changed but I must admit I have not noticed a difference other than maybe it is slightly fainter.
The powder is made by Johnson and Johnson in Dublin and they do provide a phone number in case there are any concerns. The only ingredients listed are talc and perfume.
I tend to get this when it is on offer and usually pay between 99p and £1.29.
I would recommend this product as a way to keep your skin soft and dry but would suggest you look into, and consider how strongly you are concerned about the possible links to cancer and breathing disorders.
JOHNSONS BABY POWDER
Johnsons baby powder comes in a white plastic container, the lid you need to screw around which reveals small holes, where the powder comes out from.
On the front of the bottle it has johnsons baby powder written in blue and on the back is how to use and a few warnings, These warnings include, avoid contact with eyes, keep powder away from nose and mouth, and keep out of reach from children.
Other than that the rest of the bottle is quite plain and simple really, Johnsons baby powder is available to buy in 100, 200 and 500g bottles and is available to purchase in tesco, superdrug, boots and poundland as well as a few other places.
The price ranges between £1.00 and £3.00 depending on the size of the bottle you purchase and where you purchase it from.
***MY OVERALL OPINION***
I have been using johnsons talc for years now and have used it with all 3 of my children, I still do, I also use it on myself, To be honest I don't really know why it is named johnsons baby powder as it is suitable for men, women and children of all ages.
I purchase mine from my local poundland store and get a 200g bottle, This lasts approx 2 months, that is using it for myself and the 3 children each time we have a bath/shower so it is well worth the price.
I find that it has a lovely mild fragrance to it, although I cannot tell you what this is, but it is lovely, and our skin feels lovely and soft after use.
My employer often sends me to hot countries where my northern body suffers in the heat. One thing that helps my feet on work trips like that is Johnson's Baby Powder. Please find my thoughts on it below.
Product / Opinion
I use the 200g sized bottle, but there are also 100g and 500g sized bottles available. The baby powder is designed to create a smooth , friction free protective barrier on the skin which reduces the likelihood of rubbing and chafing. It is blatantly aimed at use on a baby's skin, but this 30 something year old finds it does just a good a job at giving my feet some TLC, just as it did on both my children's skin when they were younger.
It's a mild product, meaning that there aren't too many chemicals in there that are likely to cause an adverse reaction. In fact, all that is listed for its contents are talc and parfum. It is best put onto dry skin - I've learned this by experience as I once used it to talc my feet whilst they were still wet from the shower. Messy - think wallpaper paste meets lumpy vomit. I've found Johnson's baby powder to be very effective at keeping my feet dry, which is what a good talcum powder should do. Obviously, if you were to submerse talced feet into water they are still going to get wet, but for dealing with the mild damp caused by sweaty feet or rain sodden trainers then Johnson's baby powder does a great job.
I also like the smell of it - it brings up warm memories of when my children were babies and it is a very clean smell. There are a couple of different companies that make baby powder scented wax tarts and candles, which suggests it must be a popular scent.
Look out for this on offer - I've seen it in Asda recently for £1. Also, there are some online companies like Pharmacy First that nearly always have it for a similar price. I can't give accurate advice about how long a 200g bottle will last - I only use it on my feet and a bottle generally lasts me around five to six months when used in this way. If you use it all over the body once a day after a shower / bath then obviously it won't last as long.
Overall, a classic product that is reliable in doing its job, and smells great too. Your feet and your baby's bottom will thank you. Five stars from me.
I have always liked to use talc on my children to make sure that they are properly dry after bathtime and have done so since they were babies. My favourite talc is the Johnsons baby talc although I won;t pay for it unless I find it at a good price.
You can buy Johnsons baby products in many places such as supermarkets, chemists and more recntly discount stores. There are a number of different sizes for the product costsing varying amounts and some times you find that buying the smaller sizes is actually better value, a 100g tub is £0.95, a 200g tub is £1.55 and a 500g tub is £1.95 although this is how prices stand today of course they often change.
The product comes in a white plastic bottle/tub with a white top on it which twists to open and reveal a number of small holes where the powder comes out of. When you purchase a new bottle there is a piecve of circular cardboard over the top and then a plastic seal around it so noone can have used some of the talc or tampered with it. On the front of the bottle is the Johnsons logo and nale of the product and then on the back there is the information that the talc will provide a friction free layer on your babies skin along with a warning to keep away from babies mouth and nose, directions for use and the instruction to keep in a cool and dry place.
The holes in the top of the bottle are quite small but the talc is really fine and comes out easily, the twister tip works well and is easy to open and close and the smell of the talc is absolutely divine, in my opinion they have captured the new baby scent brilliantly and it is the best smelling talc I have ever come across.
The talc is easy to put on and I find it best to dispense into my hands and then rub on my children of course with all talc it does go everywhere and I use it in the bathroom to make it easier to clean up. The talc dries the skin wonderfully and I have now started taking it with us when we go swimming as I seem to struggle to get my children properly dry in a hot small cubicle and this really helps.
The talc leaves the skin wonderfully soft and the fragrance sits nicely on the skin lasting for a good amount of hours. I love sitting and smelling my daughters after their baths and they feel so soft to touch. I would recommend this product and always stock up on the bigger bottles when it is on offer as in my opinion it is by far the best talc there is.
This powder by Johnson & Johnson is a talcum powder which has various uses for babies and adults, Johnson's baby powder comes in various tub sizes. The latest one I bought is 200g. This costs £1.55 in Tesco's.
The 500g tub is better value at £1.95 in Tescos. Also available is a 100g tub and a 400g baby bedtime tub. I have often seen various sized tube of this in pound shops from time to time.
The powder comes in a cylinder shaped white plastic tub which stands up, there is a sticker over the holes in the end which is to be removed before use. The top then twists to open the holes and allow you to sprinkle the powder out and twists to seal the holes again so you can carry the powder around without the powder getting everywhere. The 100g tub is handy to keep in a baby changing bag as it is obviously smaller and lighter to carry around than a big one. As many new mothers will know there's a lot of things that need to be carted around with the babies so anything that saves space is useful.
The powder is lightly scented and just has the clean and fresh smell that comes with most talcs.
Uses for the powder
1. For babies, after a bath and changing a nappy, this is used to protect the skin, keeping it dry and cool.
2. My hubby gets red, sore feet and athletes foot, especially in the summer. Since he started putting a small amount of talc into his socks each morning it has improved a lot, helping to keep his feet dry and cool and reduce sweating.
3. Absorbs perspiration under the arms
4. Put on hair to take away the greasy look (I haven't tried this but I would wonder if you could see it on dark hair?)
5. Can prevent razor bumps if used after shaving
6. Basketball players use it to keep their hands dry
You are to be careful when using the powder as it can be dangerous if inhaled, especially in babies.
I tend to use it after a bath or shower, especially when I'm in a rush. It takes away any damp feeling on your skin and I find helps with perspiration and smells nice and clean and leaves your skin soft and dry.
The positive thing about Johnson's bay powder,
Johnson's baby powder you can dry your skin with the baby affect behind it how ever you can not put Johnson's baby powder is not good on wet skin it gose a bit clumpy and i do not likle this i find it better if i put it on damp skin.Johnson's baby powder light and weight less it cans in many different ways for instance a hand luggage size to a fit for family. also you can close the lid to open and close there is 4 little holes that you can get the poder out of it is quick and easy to out on and it is great if you have small children because you can use you imagination with this soft snow like feel you can find this from many supermarkets and is fai8rly priced depending on what size you want
I had bought the Johnson's baby box when expecting my first baby and inside was this Johnson's baby talc which I remember from my childhood.
It comes in a plain white bottle and looks quite simple. I like the way it looks as it is almost natural and so feels that it should be very delicate and mild on your baby's skin. On the top is the lid you simply twist it and it opens up the holes around the side to sprinkle out the powder. This is great as it means the lid can't pop off so it stops any spilling out if knocked over. The holes are quite small so it also means as your sprinkle it you don't get too much. The only problem is sometimes the holes can get clogged up with the powder and when you shake it to get it out a bit too much comes out!
The powder itself is white and feels very soft too touch, it has a very delicate clean smell which I have to admit I love on my baby after I have used it on him.
I use it after having given my baby a bath and dried him off but where he can sometimes feel a bit damp still. As it dries them areas off and means my baby won't be uncomfortable and get any rashes where he was still slightly wet. For this it worked really well.
I have to admit I have also used it on myself occasionally and love how it feels on your skin as it makes it really soft.
I would recommend this as it has worked so well for us and having since used the bottle from the pack we bought we have always bought it and make sure there is always a bottle in the bathroom!
Use anytime you want skin to feel soft, fresh and comfortable. For baby, use after every bath and diaper change.