Does this describe you?
Hate the effort of putting on lotion but loathe dry skin?
Easily get cold when getting out of the shower so you rush to the finish line sans adding back needed moisture?
Use lotion but just never feel like you have enough moisture afterwards?
Although embarrassed by your snaky scaly self, you somehow do nothing about it?
Hate the feel or smell of lotion?
Think lotion is just for women?
Introducing your new best friend and my favorite product I’ve stumbled upon in 2018 – Jergens Wet Skin Body Moisturizer
What it is
Jergens Wet Skin Body Moisturizer is a silky, non-sticky feeling lotion (boom! #5) jam packed with additional emollient moisturizers and oils (bang! #3) that you use IN the shower (ca-chow! #2) that allows you to quickly slather it on (bye Felicia! #1 and #4) and makes your skin soft like a well-oiled cabana girl (or boy) plus smell like a tropical coconut paradise that is both appropriate for men and women (I got 99 problems but #5 or #6 ain’t one). The technology in this is slightly different than the other in-shower lotions I’ve tried which instruct you to use during your shower and wash off, like an extra-moisturizing body wash.
This in-shower moisturizer is used after you turn your shower off and while you’re still wet. Then, you just simply pat dry. It works by entering your pores while they are open from the steam, and the oils trapping moisture into the skin.
Not having to stand in my bathroom freezing your coconuts off while slathering lotion on? Now THIS I can get on board with.
The packaging comes in a soft blue plastic bottle, similar to what you’d experience with any body wash. The bottle tapers to a wider bottom which also has the flip-top lid. This provides a sturdy base to keep it from tipping over and eliminates any need for shaking to get the product out. It looks appropriate for a man or woman’s shower. The blue although pale, does not come across as overly masculine and there’s no flowery imagery which shouts girl-power. It’s edges are rounded and although no frills packaging, it was well-thought out and is nice for the category. It’s a utility product which easily blends in with all your shower basics.
When I squeezed the lotion out, it was a consistency you’d expect. It’s a lotion, but much more oil-based. It’s thinner, but not runny. The creamy color also has some transparency to it. I put about a silver dollar-sized dollop in my left hand, and then scooped a little here and there to place on my arms, legs, stomach, chest, and back area so that it was evenly spread. Next, I got to work rubbing it in everywhere. My hands slid around like I was putting oil on, but there was no sticky/oily/tacky feel. It was almost as if it dissipated into water.
I lathered myself up for about 30 seconds, making sure to pay special attention to my knees, elbows and decollete area which tend to get dry. It too so little time that I hadn’t begun to freeze in the shower yet and ta-dah! I was finished.
I purchased the coconut which caused some apprehension on my end. I do not like overly sweet or sugary smells. This was great. It smelled like coconut oil without the sugar and reminded me of being at the beach getting a tan (without the fake Banana Boat waft). It also wasn’t overpowering that it would interfere with other stronger scents.
The first time I tried it, I wiped myself down after the shower. I then tried it again with patting, and this seemed to work better, allowing the moisturizer to remain a bit longer and penetrate deeper.
If you can’t tell by my review, I absolutely love this product. I find myself touching my shoulders and my decollete which have been blasted by the sun over the years and they are soft as a baby’s behind. It’s not going to solve all the dry skin problems (please don’t use this on your face), but if you’re like me who’s shower water is may be heated by nuclear reactors and ANYTHING better will be an improvement, this is a great option. If you’re already using great products, this will also help kick it up a notch.
For 10 oz. at $5.59 on Amazon or availability in just about any drugstore which always carry sales, you can’t beat the price and convenience on this product. Ulta typically has buy one get one half off sales, so I plan to stock up.
I highly recommend that men and women alike give this one a try! I’m rating this one as a Certified ReadHead Best!
*Certified ReadHead Best
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