[Review] Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Oatmeal

This review is going to be a little different…and yes, you did read that title right. Two products that I’m sure almost everyone has at home…these are actually pretty good skin and beauty products! Read on if you’re curious…but some of you might already know what I’m going to say.

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First, the baby powder.

Besides making your skin feel silky soft, this is actually pretty good for most basic oil absorbing needs, especially in a pinch or for those of us on a budget.

It works as a decent dry shampoo. Just work some of this into hair and brush, and you’re good to go for another day! It leaves a little bit of a white cast at first, but with a little bit of careful brushing, it’ll be fine. It leaves behind a bit of a scent, but it’s one that smells nice and fresh (At least to me). It fades pretty quickly, though.

On the downside, if your hair is super oily, this won’t help as much as you’d like it to. But a little is better than not at all, right?

In addition to this, it also works as a pretty good makeup base for us oily skinned girls.

It works as a pretty nice base for makeup and leaves a matte finish. It also helps control oil a bit, and is much cheaper than powders and bases. Works well in a pinch, for those who apply light makeup, or for those who rarely use makeup.

But…you have to be pretty careful. This powder can get really messy really fast.

Plus…have you ever tried sprinkling this on your sheets before bed? No…well…then go try it out now. You won’t regret it.

And did you know that it can help keep ants from going into your house? No? Well, now you know that too. Just sprinkle a bit into all those cracks and such where ants come in, and you’ll see results pretty quickly (Most effective if done BEFORE the ant invasion begins).

Not skin or beauty related, but probably good to know.

Next, oatmeal.

Not quite as multi-functional as baby powder, but definitely more effective in terms of improving the condition of skin. Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, acne prone, whatever…oatmeal is definitely worth a try.

If any of you guys have watched Bubzbeauty, you’ve probably tried (Or at least know of) using it as a cleanser. Basically get it a little wet, massage it into your face for about a minute, and then rinse off.

It works as a great gentle exfoliator, and makes your face look glowing and radiant. I wouldn’t suggest using it as a makeup remover, but this definitely great in the morning. All natural, so it’s great even for those with sensitive skin, too.

After a little while, you should notice an improvement in your skin and maybe even your acne. My skin became softer and my breakouts weren’t as bad as before. I don’t want to exfoliate too much, though, so I only use this about once a week or so.

The effect might take a little while to notice, though, so if you’re looking for an overnight miracle, you won’t get that here.

You can also combine this with other ingredients and make this into a mask. My favourite is using rice flour and making a mask to help fade my acne scars. I also occasionally combine it with green tea leaves (Straight from the bag!) to make an even more effective exfoliator/mask.

The water that comes from moistening it also works as a nice toner. It can’t be kept for as long and might not be as convenient, but it’s cheap. And does it job.

On the downside, though, this doesn’t get your skin really clean and it can also get pretty messy. I’ve also had clumps that got stuck in my hair or lashes, which can be a little off-putting. But there’s no reason not to try it. The benefits seem to outweigh the drawbacks (Which are pretty minor to begin with).

So two common products that actually have a lot of great other uses! Cheap and natural…why not give these a try?


  • Cheap
  • Effective
  • Work well in a pinch
  • Easy to get ahold of
  • Natural
  • Lots of uses



  • Not as effective as other products
  • Might be awhile before you see results
  • Messy


Overall rating: 9/10

Would I repurchase this? Yes.

They’re two products that I already always have around, anyways (One of each already lasts a really long time) and they’re cheap and effective. Natural, too…what more could I ask for?


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