Average Rating 4.5/5
Review by Murais
Oh, J&J, I must sing your praises for...wait for it...milia removal! Yes, indeedy, and I thank the several ladies on the skin care board who recently mentioned this. I had a fairly decent sized milia bump on my upper eyelid near the eyebrow for what had been at least 5 years, maybe 10. It seemed like forever, that's for sure. Being one of the working uninsured, I refrain from drs/derms unless a body part goes awol. Certainly not for something as mundane as milia, however annoying they can be. In years past I've often tried poking it with a needle, AHA, BHA, and whatever other helpful hints I've read about online for home removal. And nothing worked because it was too big and had been there too long. The nasty bugger just sat there and glared, mocking me and my futile efforts, despite my having successfully vanquished other, smaller milia, mostly with the dramatic (and theoretically dangerous) needle method, in the past. Fast forward to a little more than a month ago-6 weeks tops- when I read about baby shampoo for milia. After some further online research, and figuring I had nothing to lose, I plucked out $4.00 for a bottle and began washing around my eyes every night and morning with J&J baby shampoo after my regular face cleansing. For a few weeks I thought I was just indulging in wishful thinking when it appeared that monster one on my brow was getting smaller. Just last week, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me as it continued to diminish. But just earlier today I got out of the shower, looked in the mirror and saw a disgusting, but oddly beautiful sight. The monster's milia seeds (yes, multiple-ewww) were almost just sitting there right below the skin surface. All I had to do was lightly squeeze them, and they popped out. A triumphantly happy flashback to my pimple popping teenage years! I've stopped at every mirror in my house this past hour just to exclaim 'holy cow, it's gone!' After at least half a decade living with it, fellow sufferers can surely appreciate my joy? Obviously YMMV, but In any event, yes, this victorious milia crusader gives very grateful kudos to baby shampoo, and a bottle of J&J will from now on hold grail-like pride of place in my shower. Unfrigging believable! And, by the way, my sensitive skin doesn't mind baby shampoo either.