I am ridiculously proud and excited to say that this year I will be working alongside Johnson’s Baby. I have been so fortunate to already be a part of two campaigns for them and as a brand we use daily in our house and genuinely love, I’m looking forward to learning more and sharing more about the brand, their values and of course their products.
A few weeks back, I along with 24 other Bloggers had the pleasure of meeting some of the Johnson’s team and spending the day with them, learning lots about skin, skin care, Johnson’s products and some myth busting.
One of the first things we talked about was Baby’s Skin. Now I know it’s a sensitive subject but ultimately we all want what is best for our children and sometimes difference of opinion on this can be very strong. When it comes to my girls and products I use on them, the first thing I do is try the product… Im not much of a ‘read and research’ sort of parent, I trust that things wouldn’t be available for me to buy and use on my children if they are not safe. I trust that there are laws and regulations in place to protect them and basically if something was going to cause harm why on earth is it sitting in every supermarket/cosmetic shop readily available for to get my mitts on.
The thing that I was most excited about was actually learning about ingredients and products and having the time to do that and a trustworthy professional delivering that information to me face to face, well it was a privilege and has only cemented my trust even more so in Johnson’s baby.
I want to share some of the things we learnt with you because it really was informative and eye opening. I know sometimes you can look at the back of a bottle of any product and be a bit like woah! I have no idea what any of this is, is it safe? what does this mean? Truth be told, if you want that information, you can easily find it on the world wide web and using great tools like INCI Cosmetic Database which I have linked here. We were also shown the image below and asked to guess what it was without including the picture and I was slightly mind blown as without knowing it’s very easy to read ingredients or the makeup or anything and feel a bit overwhelmed, I have linked the blog that these images are from for reference here, which is also really interesting and puts things into perspective.
Something else I learnt about Johnson’s products is yes, they do use preservatives but also safety is at the utmost importance to them… you know when your baby’s in the bath along with all the toys, bottles, toothbrushes etc… water can get into your products and compromise the scientific make up of them adding more moisture and we all know what happens when there is unwanted moisture… so yes they do use preservatives but all for good reason.
Now I know it sounds like I’m preaching, and of course the fact that I am working alongside Johnson’s means that this content is sponsored, but the aim of being an Ambassador for them is not only to educate me but also educate others and after spending the day with them and learning alot I do feel strongly about it and above all I know that their products and values deliver all that I want and expect from a Baby Brand in terms of what I am happy to use on my children.
I have never been a ‘shove it down your neck’ type and I do hope no one takes it that way, it is up to us all as individuals to know the facts and to decide on what we as parents are happy with and happy to use on our own children and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year working alongside Johnson’s and some other amazing bloggers!
I am proud to say that this post is sponsored by Johnson’s Baby UK but as always all words and opinions are my own.