The Skin Deep Cosmetic Database’s opinion of Johnson’s Baby Lotion – yes, that lotion, the one that’s used the world over. Many of its ingredients give serious cause for concern (especially as it’s meant for baby skin) and that’s given it a very high rating on the hazard scale of the database.  



high hazard (out of 10)



data gap


Given the incomplete information made available by companies and the government, EWG provides additional information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature. The chart below indicates that research studies have found that exposure to one or more ingredients in this product — not the product itself — caused the indicated health effect(s) in the studies reviewed by Skin Deep researchers. Actual health risks, if any, will vary based on the level of exposure to the ingredient and individual susceptibility — information not available in Skin Deep.

Ingredients in this product are linked to:
no Cancer
yes Developmental/reproductive toxicity
yes Allergies/immunotoxicity
yes Use restrictions
yes Other concerns for ingredients used in this product:
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes

Ingredients from packaging: Water, Propylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Oleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 61, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Stearoxytrimethylsilane, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, BHT, Sodium Hydroxide, Red 33

Directions from packaging: Smooth daily over entire body to protect and soften skin. Remove quality seal before use.

Warnings from packaging: Keep this product out of reach of children. Do not use if seal is broken.

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