We had such a celebration with Johnson’s the other day: there was singing and dancing, face painting and DELICIOUS food, and, obviously, bubbles. The cause for such a party was the launch of a new South African range of Johnson’s called African Nurture.
WHAT THEY SAY
As you know, Johnson’s is a massive international brand, but this range was developed and designed in South Africa for South Africans to ‘deliver on the specific needs of African women’.
The ingredients are derived from African plants (think Baobab, marula, aloe, buchu, rooibos… you get the idea) because Johnson’s believes African plants are better suited to treat our skin types (doesn’t that make so much sense?).
WHAT WE THINK
Irene: I just love the design of the bottles, all brightly coloured and with a swathe of Shweshwe-inspired print swirling about them. The lotion is designed for African skin so it is particularly rich. It is also particularly scented – which can be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you like the scent or not! It does mean that the fragrance lasts for a good portion of the day, so you know you’ll smell sweet all day. And that’s always a good thing.
Zoe: I liked the size of the bottle – it’s nice and big and will last me a while, always handy in an economic climate such as ours. And, given that the price is already so unbelievably reasonable, that makes the Johnson’s African Nurture range an absolute bargain. The body lotion absorbed into my skin really easily and I didn’t have to spend hours rubbing it in. I did find, though, that if I applied too much the smell was a bit overpowering.
Ryan: Because I shower more often than having a bath, I find my skin usually becomes dry. So when I was given Johnson’s African Nurture Body Wash I thought: “well, let’s see”. I can say that for the last month or so, my skin feels clean and best of all, not dry. Add to that the refreshing smell of aloe and water mint and we have a winner! Thanks, Johnson’s!
The Body Lotion costs R9.95 (for 200ml) and R13.95 (for 400ml), while the Body Cream costs R15.95 (for 300ml) and R19.95 (for 500ml).
The Johnson’s African Nurture range will be available from July 2012 in all leading retail outlets.