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Looking to make life easier with a beauty hack or two? Us too. That’s why we’ve put together this cheat sheet for using Johnson’s baby products as part of your daily routine…

This article is in partnership with Johnson & Johnson

Think Johnson’s baby products are just for little ones? Think again! From cleaning make-up brushes and softening cuticles to perfecting your winged liner and even replacing your shaving cream, there’s a whole host of beauty shortcuts and hacks you need to know about.


Whether you’re a parent with a shelf full of baby supplies or you’re simply on the lookout for a new way to use a classic product, we’ve got all the tricks you need for using Johnson’s baby products in your beauty regime. After all, who doesn’t love a good hack?

Baby oil hacks


A multi-tasking marvel, baby oil has a range of beauty benefits from softening cuticles to giving skin a gorgeous glow…


Use as a cuticle oil


There’s nothing like a good pamper and this hack is particularly relaxing. Did you know Johnson’s Baby Oil makes a great cuticle oil? Simply massage it into cuticles and nails to help keep them nourished and feeling super soft. It works wonders in a DIY mani-pedi without the need for separate cuticle oil.


Hydrate your hands


Once you’ve started on your nails, why not carry on and use baby oil to hydrate your hands? A little goes a long way, so massage a few drops into your hands anytime they’re feeling dry or parched. We recommend doing this every night before bed so your hands can reap the benefits while you sleep. You’ll wake up to velvety soft skin, ready for the day ahead.

Give your legs a glow


Glowing skin is always in. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up or you simply want your legs to shine in the summer, then baby oil can give your legs a gorgeous glow. It’s as easy as rubbing a few drops into your legs, focusing on your shins where the light catches, and building up until you’re happy with the level of sheen. And voila! You’ll have a luminous lit-from-within glow.


Lock in double the moisture*


Sometimes moisturisers and lotions just don’t cut it. Up the hydration with baby oil instead. You need damp skin for this one to work so, after you’ve had a shower or bath, gently towel-dry your skin until it’s still damp to the touch, but not dripping wet. Then massage the baby oil over your body to lock in double the moisture.* It gives your skin a natural glow too. Think dolphin-skin vibes, but for the body!

Baby shampoo hacks


It makes baby’s hair look and smell divine, but there are lots of beauty swaps you can make with Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (£2.50) too…


Clean your make-up brushes


Let’s be honest, no-one likes cleaning their make-up brushes! But it must be done to help keep them in good condition. Luckily, baby shampoo works like magic to remove all that product build-up. Here’s a quick how-to:

1. Run your brushes under lukewarm water

2. Add a few drops of baby shampoo to a bowl or the palm of your hand

3. Swirl the brushes round so the shampoo lathers up

4. Rinse and repeat the lathering process until your brushes are clean

5. Hang your brushes over the edge of a table to airdry evenly before using them again

Use as a facial cleanser


Now we know shampoo isn’t usually the first thing you’d put on your face, but hear us out. Baby shampoo is a lot milder than adult shampoo. It’s gentle enough for a baby’s scalp which is why it makes a great facial cleanser too. Use it in the same way as a regular cleanser by massaging into your face until it lathers up, then rinse all traces away with lukewarm water.


Use as a shaving cream


This one might surprise you! If you like a clutter-free shower then ditch the shaving cream and try using baby shampoo instead. The silky formula glides onto your skin, leaving the ‘slip’ you need for a smooth shave. 

Baby lotion hacks


Johnson’s Baby Lotion (£2.50) might already be a part of your little one’s daily routine, but now you can make it a part of yours too. It’s perfect for hydrating skin or melting away make-up at the end of a long day…


Use as a hand & foot cream


Baby lotion is a great way to help hydrate hands and feet. So instead of reaching for separate hand and foot creams, use baby lotion instead for a quick 2-in-1 solution.


Remove your make-up


Ever used a cream cleanser? Well, this hack works in a similar way. The creamy texture and mild formula of baby lotion help lift away make-up. We recommend massaging the lotion into dry skin, then soaking a reusable cotton pad or cloth in water and gently sweeping away your make-up. Follow up with a second cleanse to remove any last traces of lotion or make-up.

Cotton bud hacks


Keep Johnson’s Baby Cotton Buds (£1.50) handy for all kinds of beauty hacks. From tidying up nail polish and liquid liner to applying spot cream, there’s no end to the talents of the trusty cotton bud…


Perfect your winged liner


Let’s face it, unless you’re a professional make-up artist, winged liner is quite possibly the hardest part of any eye look. With a cotton bud, you can easily clean up mistakes from any not-so-steady-hands moments. Use the tip of the cotton bud to erase any unwanted liner and tidy up around the edges. For a super sharp look, soak it in micellar water first.


Tidy up nail polish


If you can paint your nails without getting at least a spot or two over the edges, then you need to tell us your secret! If, like us, you need to tidy up excess nail polish then a cotton bud is the easiest way by far. Just soak it in a little bit of nail polish remover first and sweep away any messy bits.

Use it to apply spot cream


We all know that touching your spots with your fingers can risk spreading bacteria around your face, which can be a bit of a problem when you need to apply spot cream. Thankfully, cotton buds are an easy solution. Simply add a dab of spot cream onto the tip of the cotton bud and apply gently to your spot. If you need to attend to more than one blemish, then make sure to use a fresh tip each time.


And there you have it, 12 easy hacks using Johnson’s baby products. Which one will you try first?

*vs Johnson’s Baby Lotion
All prices correct on date of publication