When my daughter had her baby a few weeks ago, she received a lot of nice gifts from friends and co-workers. One of the items she received was a bottle of CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash. We have tried several of the CVS Pharmacy brand items, some with better results than others. However, we have been quite pleased with the quality and performance of this bottle of CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash.
CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash comes in a generous 15 ounce size bottle, which is made of clear plastic so you can easily see when the contents is getting low. The cap is colored yellow, and has a button that you press to make one end of the cap flip up, allowing you to squeeze out the baby wash through a large rectangular shaped hole.
CVS Pharmacy compares this product to Johnson’s Head-To-Toe Baby Wash, but the CVS brand is not manufactured or distributed by the Johnson & Johnson company. I have not used the Johnson & Johnson version, so I cannot comment on how similar the two products are.
CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash is tear free, hypoallergenic, and is dermatologist and allergy tested. The back of the bottle claims that this baby wash is “ultra mild”, and is actually milder than baby soap. It is a very versatile cleanser in that it can be used to wash a baby’s entire body, as well as their hair. The texture of CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash is soft and silky, and it comes out as a very thick gel like substance.
The instructions say to pour some of the baby wash onto either a wet washcloth or your hand, and apply it to your baby in this manner. After working up a lather, which does not take long, this product rinses out quite easily and cleanly. The bottle says it will not irritate a baby’s skin or eyes, but we are very careful not to get any drips into our newborns eyes, and we rinse as thoroughly as we can to prevent any dry skin or irritation.
CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash has very little odor associated with it. When I smell it straight from the bottle, I seem to detect a mild fragrance that reminds me of lemons and baby powder. It really does not linger on our baby after she has been rinsed and dried off, but it does leave her with a nice clean, fresh smell.
The ingredients include water, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauryl sulfate, PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, sodium trideceth sulfate, PEG-150 distearate, tetrasodium EDTA, sodium chloride, polyquaternium-10, fragrance, quaternium-15, and citric acid.
This is not a product I would have purchased on my own. I generally prefer personal care products that are more naturally based, and those that contain healing ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin E, or a host of other possibilities. CVS Hair & Body Baby Wash contains too many chemical sounding ingredients for my liking, but it does tend to work well. Our baby has a head full of hair, and it leaves it clean and smelling fresh, and it cleans her body without drying out her skin. It’s convenient to have one product that cleans both the body and the hair of a baby, so that is something to consider when pondering making a purchase such as this.