An ensuing battle with the final weeks of summer is dry skin. Cracked skin and discomfort is a given and after trying a variety of different moisturizers and hand lotions, I finally decided enough is enough. With a busy day to day schedule, one of the things that manages to slip my mind is remembering to bring hand lotion to campus or put it in my hand bag for day to day use. Yet, my forgetfulness in this instance only makes my problem worse. Then I read an article in a magazine that talked about in-shower body moisturizers. In essence, you use them while you're in the shower or once you immediately get out. I was sure this could be the solution I needed. Adding it to a nighttime regime could be an easy fix to make sure I don't forget. I decided to go for two different brands to give you Nivea vs. Jergens. Let's see how they held up with classic pros and cons!
Nivea In-Shower Body MilkMade with almond oil, this creamy formula is best suited for people with dry to very dry skin and promises a non-sticky feel that instantly absorbs.
- Great scent! At first I thought the almond oil would be very overwhelming when I smelt it in the bottle. However, once applied it is very fresh and lingers nicely for sometime after.
- Absorbs instantly.
- Simple bottle design. Less is always more!
- Long lasting effect. After using the product for over a month, my skin is smooth and never, ever dry.
- A little does not go a long way. You will need quite a few quarter sized portions of this formula to get the most use out of the product.
- Upside down bottle. This is more of a personal choice but I find upside down bottles more likely to log with water and drip all over the floor.
Jergens Moisturizer for Wet SkinGreen tea oil makes this formula a thin, smooth consistency and instructs the user to apply the product right after they've come out from the shower when their skin is still wet.
- You get more for your dollar. Jergens offers 500mL of product compared to the 400mL for Nivea which, believe it or not, does make a difference.
- Great absorbing power which is more similar to a normal body lotion.
- Right side up bottle.
- A light scent. While the Nivea bottle has a more intense smell, Jergens would be great for anyone with a really sensitive nose. You don't want to sound like Darth Vader because on an allergic reaction.
- A very busy bottle design. Personally, there is simply too much writing on this bottle for me.
- It's cold waiting to put on body lotion once you've come right out of the shower. In essence, this makes it extremely uncomfortable to put on.