Blogging means I attend a fair number of events. I’ll come home and give my mum first pick of the goodie bag but I’ve never had her ask me to attend an event. But last week, when I returned from the Beauty 101 event with Johnson & Johnson, she definitely wished she had attended.
That itself shows the USP of J&J. J&J is a brand that has something for every age group. When I was a kid, I remember us stocking up bottles of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo & Conditioner in bulk. At Beauty 101, I was reintroudced to three brands.
Clean & Clear
Clean & Clear is targeted to young teens and adults in their early 20s. I wish I had access to this brand when I was younger because if there is one thing I regret is exposing my skin to excessively strong products early in my life. Teenage skin is still developing so you can get away with mild cleansing products and a good skincare routine. Even those with excessive acne can take advantage of their formulas which help keep Clean & Clear. Their papaya extrta exfoliating wash has already made its way into my routine.
Dollz Tip for Teenagers: Avoid touching your face with your fingers. Oil and dirt can cause even worse acne breakouts.
If I had to pick a favorite J&J brand, it has to be Neutrogena. For years, I would bring back bottles of their cleansers and exfoliators from the US and I’m so excited that they’ve expanded their product offerings here. I absolutely love the Grapefruit range that controls oil production and prevents acne. My mom is a believer in pure organic skincare but even she has several Neutrogena products in her bathroom at all times. And this isn’t surprising considering that Neutrogena is the preferred brand for dermatologists.
Dollz Tip for Acne-Prone Skin: If you suffer from back acne (bacne), use Neutrogena’s Grapefruit wash as a body wash. Just allow the formula to penetrate the skin for a few minutes before rinsing off.
The Johnson’s adult line was a revelation to me. I still head to the baby section to pick up my stock of baby oil and baby wipes on a regular basis. I prefer baby oil as a moisturizer and the wipes are a must-have for removing makeup. But now J&J have come up with an adult line for those of us who are having trouble growing up! The body cream is a lightweight yet nourishing and might be replacing my bottle of baby oil. And they also have a range of facial wipes for makeup removal for those who may not be sold on the baby wipe concept.
Dollz Tip for Makeup Removal: For healthy skin, it’s important to let your skin breathe. Stash a pack of Johnson’s Facial Wipes in your gym bag and wipe your face off before you workout. Post-workout, wipe down your face and décolletage to prevent any acne caused by the sweat.
Thanks Natasha from Tish Tash and the J&J team for taking me back to Beauty 101. Sometimes its important to be reminded of the basics once in a while.