Save or Splurge?
After splurging on expensive body moisturizers at Lush and The Body Shop, I needed to give my wallet a break and find a less pricey way to keep my skin smooth and hydrated. Before I actually review the product this post focuses on, I want to give a brief background to my skin needs. I have severely dry skin on my body and I would slather on Vaseline all over to prevent cracks and marks on areas on my legs, back, and arms. A year and a half ago my doctor told me to use Eucerin to soothe my skin. Eucerin lotions can be found at drugstores but they are one of the pricier lotions, running for almost $10 for a bottle. Eucerin was a lot lighter than Vaseline and it absorbed a lot better so it became my new staple. I went through several bottles of Eucerin quite quickly and sometimes the lotion was too light to solve my skin issues. So I tried my luck with Lush and The Body Shop and told you about my results with those products before.
A few weeks ago I was at
The ingredients seem pretty commonplace and typical of what you would find in most drugstore lotions. However, it does contain Petrolatum which is the main ingredient in Vaseline. The Eucerin lotion I was using before did not contain Petrolatum.
The lotion is white in color and lightweight. It does have a noticeable scent which I personally like. The pump is easily controllable and most people tend to prefer this packaging over tub containers.
The lotion is super easy to spread out and it sinks into the skin almost immediately. It does not leave a trace of sticky residue or any color that may transfer onto clothing. Honestly, in terms of how supple my skin is compared to before, this $4 moisturizer beats the Lush massage bars, Body Shop body butter, and Eucerin lotions. The bottle is also huge, almost double the product that one bottle of Eucerin had, so it will last me throughout the summer for sure. To be honest, if I did not have that $1 coupon I probably would not have picked this up and would have missed out on a great product. I'm really glad that I found this moisturizer and it will probably be a staple in my body care routine for months to come. I also think this would work for skin that is not severely dehydrated because the lotion is so light and easily absorbed.
I highly recommend this lotion for everyone due to it's availability, affordability, and performance :) Tell me what you think if you've ever used a Jergens moisturizer! What's your HG (holy grail) body moisturizer?