Johnson’s Baby Powder Review

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Johnson's Baby Powder is the perfect solution for a plethora of situations. If you have a little one at home and need a diaper rash treatment, this will work out for you. Are you a runner? Do you have problems with chafing? If so, this baby powder has you covered.

Whether you are looking for talcum powder or cornstarch, Johnson's has something for you. There are a couple of different kinds of their baby powder, so you are sure to find the one that works best for you. There are scented and odorless powders and even one that has zinc oxide for a medicated version.

Johnson's Baby Powder is incredible at absorbing the moisture from your skin, preventing or treating rashes, dry shampoo, getting grease out of your clothing, and so much more. Johnson's Baby Powder has so many practical applications; there is almost no reason not to use it.

It makes a great addition to your gym bag or locker. You can pick the powder up in a small, travel size bottle to toss in there for use before or after your workout. It will help keep your skin feeling smooth and reduce irritation.

Editor's Pros & Cons

Versatile use

Absorbs moisture

Great cost

Keeps you comfortable

Variety of scents


Most have fragrances added

Fragrance lingers too long


Johnson's has been developing fantastic quality products since 1886. Brothers James, Robert, and Edward got their inspiration from a speech on antiseptics and set out to establish a line of surgical dressings that were ready to use. After the release of their first products in 1886, they incorporated in 1887. The logo became something that resembled James Wood Johnson's signature, which looks very similar to the logo they still use today. In fact, it is one of the longest-used logos around the world.

They started as a family company, and it stayed within their family for quite some time. Robert was the first president of the business until his death, where his brother, James, took over the company. After him came Robert's son, Robert II. Actually, it was Robert Johnson's granddaughter who was the first baby featured on one of their baby powder labels. Later, his great-grandson, Jamie, made a documentary about growing up the heir to the company.

Throughout the many years, Johnson and Johnson acquired numerous other companies and grew their brand. They make so much more than just baby products and anesthetics. They control some of the most popular brands on the market, such as Band-Aid, Tylenol, Neutrogena, Acuvue contact lenses, and Clean & Clear.

They are a well-known name and trusted brand among households all around the world.


Johnson's Baby Powder is such a versatile product. Customers use it for a plethora of reasons in many different scenarios.

First and foremost, it is baby powder. A lot of consumers will use this for their children, as it was its original intention. From putting a little on their rears to prevent or soothe diaper rash to sprinkling some on their skin to help keep it smooth and feeling great. Other parents will choose to add a little dash of the Johnson's Baby Powder to their children's underarms and neck, anywhere their skin might rub together, to offer them some relief from chafing.

Speaking of chafing, that brings us to our next most popular use of Johnson's Baby Powder. A lot of consumers might choose to use this to relieve and prevent chafing of their own. From children to adults, this powder can soothe your skin problems and leave you feeling fantastic.

There are some consumers who prefer to sprinkle some of the Johnson's Baby Powder on their bodies after a shower, as opposed to a lotion, to keep their skin feeling soft. Others might opt to use one of the scented versions of the powder instead of adding perfume.

There are even some people who use this in place of, or in addition to, deodorants. However, be careful when you use it for that purpose as it might not mask your body odor very well.

A lesser-known use for Johnson's Baby Powder is that it can remove the grease from your hair. If you are out and about and need to clean your hair quickly, this is an option for you. Additionally, it can help draw out oil on your clothing in a pinch.

There are so many uses for Johnson's Baby Powder. It is super versatile which consumers love.


There are a couple of different varieties of Johnson's Baby Powder, and therefore each will have different ingredients.

Some of their baby powder does contain cosmetic talc. The use of talcum powder has been a staple in products such as this for well over a century. It is a mineral that is naturally occurring, highly stable, odorless, and chemically inert. There are very few ingredients that have the same performance, mildness, and safety as cosmetic talc.

Yes, there are some who believe that it isn't the best and thought that it caused cancer. However, the National Cancer Institute's Data Query Editorial Board found that these accusations were unfounded, meaning that it doesn't cause cancer. The health of your children and yourself is a top priority, so it's nice to know that Johnson's Baby Powder doesn't cause you to get sick.

If you are still concerned over the use of talcum powder, however, Johnson's Baby Powder has some alternatives that you can choose from. Some varieties of Johnson's Baby Powder uses Zea Mays (Corn) Starch as a base ingredient so you can stay away from the talc.

Some of the other ingredients you might find in their powder are tricalcium phosphate, fragrances (aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, tocopheryl- vitamin E), hydroxyapatite (naturally derived component), and zinc oxide.


The Johnson's Baby Powder can provide a decent amount of protection from various of conditions. As it is baby powder, the primary use is to help relieve and prevent diaper rash on your little ones. However, that isn't the only thing that the powder can be used to prevent against.

Athletes might choose to use Johnson's Baby Powder to help them prevent chafing when they're out and about. Throwing some powder on your thighs can be very helpful for long distance runners, preventing your legs from rubbing together and causing skin irritation. If you already have some skin irritation, you can sprinkle a little powder to help relieve some of the pain and itch for a more comfortable experience.

Since Johnson's Baby Powder can absorb moisture quite well, it also does a fantastic job at keeping your skin nice and dry. Even though it tends to remove moisture, it can work much like a moisturizer for your skin, helping prevent and soothe extra dry skin.


There are many different varieties of Johnson's Baby Powder so you can find the one that best fits your needs. Whether you want something made with talcum powder or you prefer corn starch, Johnson's has the perfect powder for you.

Of course, there is the classic Johnson's Baby Powder that is strictly talcumed powder with nothing added to it, no scents or anything. If you want the basic talcum powder with a little fragrance added in, they have you covered. The clean and classic scent gives you the same gentle feeling you'd receive from the traditional powder with a great fresh scent.

If you want to steer clear from baby powder that uses talc, then there are more options to choose from.

You can opt for the Aloe and Vitamin E powder, which uses a base of cornstarch. The addition of aloe and vitamin E helps to absorb excess moisture and soothe your skin. It will leave you feeling smooth, fresh, and dry. This powder is made to be gentle and never harsh and is preferred by those with more sensitive skin.

Another option you have is the Lavender Powder. The use of lavender and chamomile makes this product great for use in the evenings when preparing for relaxation. After a long run or a hard workout, when you're ready to sit back and relax, the lavender iteration of Johnson's Baby Powder is the way to go.

Finally, you can choose from the medicated powder with zinc oxide. It's excellent for treating diaper rash in your little ones or helping your already chafing skin after a workout. Johnson's medicated baby powder will combine natural absorption of moisture from your skin while adding the use of zinc oxide to prevent further irritation.


Each variety of Johnson's Baby Powder has a different scent associated with it. If you choose the classic powder, there is actually no odor to it. It is the only one of the baby powders that doesn't have a scent.

Next, the classic scent Johnson's Baby Powder has a mild and soothing smell to it. It's not overly strong, leaving just a hint of odor behind so you stay smelling fresh.

Of course, the lavender Johnson's Baby Powder smells of lavender. Both the lavender and the chamomille work together to give you a soothing smell and feel, helping you relax at the end of the day.

The medicated powder, with zinc oxide, offers you a clean and fresh scent. Just because you are having some chafing problems and need a medicated powder, doesn't mean you have to go around smelling like it.

Finally, the Johnson's Baby Powder with aloe and vitamin E also has a subtle and mild smell. It's going to leave you feeling soft and smooth without smelling like you broke a bottle of perfume.

There are some customers who are displeased with the overall smell of the baby powder, regardless of the variety they received. They stated that even the classic Johnson's Baby Powder that is supposed to be fragrance-free still has the standard baby powder smell. Additionally, they noted that the scent lingered longer than they'd have liked. If you don't want to smell like baby powder all, or most, of the day, then this might not be the right product for you.


The beauty of Johnson's Baby Powder is that it comes in a plethora of sizes so you can pick the one that meets your needs.

If you want a small bottle of powder to throw in your gym bag or locker, you can pick up one of the trial sized bottles. On the other hand, if you use the powder a lot and want a big container to keep at the house for continued use, they have larger options.

The different versions of Johnson's Baby Powder are available in various sizes, so that is something that you might want to keep in mind. Generally, you can get the powder in sizes ranging from 42 mL (1.5 ounces) to 623 mL (22 ounces).


As mentioned above, the Johnson's Baby Powder is a perfect choice when you are trying to prevent, or treat, chafing. Whether you use it as a preventive measure or as a treatment, the powder can provide you with a decent amount of comfort.

No one enjoys the pain of chafing and irritated skin, from the littlest ones through adulthood. You don't have to worry about that when you use Johnson's Baby Powder. It's going to leave you feeling cool, fresh, and comfortable.

Easy to Use

Using Johnson's Baby Powder is super easy. You simply sprinkle a little powder on your skin. Depending on the situation, you might want to give it a light rub so your skin and absorb it a little.

If you're using the powder on your little one's tush for a diaper rash, merely sprinkling it on their bum is enough to get the job done. If you want to use some for under their arms and necks to prevent chafing and irritation, you will want to rub a little into their skin to keep them feeling great.

Adults will generally lightly rub the powder into their skin to give them the benefits they crave from it. Whether you are using it before your workout, or after, you will be happy to know that it's barely an inconvenience.


Johnson's Baby Powder has a reasonable price tag that many consumers can appreciate. It's not the cheapest baby powder on the market, for sure, but it's definitely not the most expensive.

You can generally find the generic baby powder and store brands a little cheaper than Johnson's Baby Powder, but then you aren't getting the trusted name that you know and love. That said, if you go with other name brand powders, they are typically more pricey.

Johnson's Baby Powder has a great price and is a fantastic product. Customers love it and think that it is well worth the cost.

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for an excellent powder for help keeping your skin feeling great and alleviating pain from chafing, then the Johnson's Baby Powder might be the best option for you.

Whether you are looking for something to help your little one with diaper rash or you are experiencing chafing yourself, this powder can help you out.

After a hardcore workout or before a long-distance run or walk, applying the powder to your skin always helps. It can prevent chafing or reduce some of the discomforts from the skin that is already irritated.

It's affordable and comes in a couple of different varieties. There is something out there for just about anyone. If you want talcum powder or cornstarch, Johnson's has you covered.

Johnson's Baby Powder will absorb excess moisture from your skin, keeping you dry and smooth. It's gentle and mild so it won't irritate the skin it's trying to help. Depending on the variety you choose, it smells great too.

No matter what you need baby powder for, Johnson's Baby Powder should be your go-to.