Product Faceoff: Johnson Baby Oil Gel vs Johnson Baby Creamy Oil

After the success of Baby Oil, Johnson introduces two new products, Baby Oil Gel and Baby Creamy Oil. And being a sucker for cocoa and shea butter, I tried both the Johnson Baby Oil Gel with Shea and Cocoa Butter and Johnson Baby Creamy Oil Cocoa & Shea Butter to see how they compare.

The Baby Oil Gel with Shea and Cocoa Butter is a gel version of the original Baby Oil. It contains the same ingredients with added Cocoa Butter and Shea to lock in up to 10 times more moisture on wet skin than an ordinary lotion can on dry skin. The non-runny gel texture is definitely a step-up but like Baby Oil, this can feel greasy and will leave behind shine.

The Baby Creamy Oil Cocoa & Shea Butter, on the other hand, is a light-weight lotion. Again, it is loaded with Cocoa & Shea Butter to provide long-lasting moisturization. Despite its name, there is nothing “oily” about it. The lotion sinks in right away and leaves my skin incredibly soft without the slightest heavy feeling. I also love the slightly stronger, sweet scent of the cocoa butter. This has now become one of my HGs!

Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel and Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil are available at drugstores nationwide for $3.29.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I have you listed as one of the blogs I like to read on bloglovin. I like your article about baby oil gel Vs baby oil cream. I currently use the baby oil gel because my skin sucks up lotion,but I am considering trying the baby creamy oil because when I use baby oil gel its kind of greasy and I have to apply it atleast 15mins before I put on my clothes so it won’t get into my clothes. Great article.

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