Considering this is the week is my week back from vacation, it's actually floating along quite quickly. Despite a minor misstep yesterday, when I left the house without lunch and my work keys and forgot to put on deodorant (and it was pouring rain and my umbrella broke), I'm just a happy little clam this week. Perhaps those vacation endorphins are just hanging around.
When on vacation I made a quick stop at Ulta (after CVS and Target failed me) in search of one of the new Body BB Creams. I'm pretty pale most of the year so imperfections show up more pronounced on me. This, combined with at least a minimum of two bruises or scratches on my body at any time due to my clumsiness, leaves my legs looking less than the picture of a pretty little princess. And, let's be honest, we all want pretty little princess legs. One of my favorite products for the summer is the Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. I've been buying bottles of this stuff for at least four years now and it's a must-have for me in the warmer months. It makes my legs look mega flawless and lasts all day, night, and sometimes into the next day. But, it is kind of a process to put it on. Because of this, I mainly save it for special occasions like weddings and nights out. Long story short, when I saw the body BB creams hitting the stands I had to get my paws on them.
The Jergens BB Body Perfecting cream is a sheer moisturizer that claims to not just moisturize and illuminate, but in five days it's suppose to correct, firm and even skin tone. When I first bought the bottle, I was imagining something like a facial BB cream that you wipe on and wash off at the end of the day. But, this product is different because it's designed to be used daily and helps to improve your skin overtime.
First Impression: I slathered on my first application the very next morning after buying. I was so excited to try it out and focused mainly on my legs. The cream is sheer and feels sort of like a silicone-based makeup primer when you apply it. It applies smoothly and definitely gives your legs an instant feeling of being moisturized. The first application also does make your skin look more illuminate as it claims. Besides making my legs feel soft and smooth and giving them a glowing look, it didn't seem to offer much more on the first day. I was a little disappointed at first, but as the packaging says, it takes five days, so I stuck with it.
After 3 days: I continued to apply the cream every morning and on the third night I applied it at night, too, before going out. It was on the third day I noticed that it had started to offer more than just softness. My legs looked smoother and more even-toned. Also, minor imperfections seemed to not be as noticeable.
Final Thoughts: Overall, I'm really pleased with this product and think it will be a staple in my summer beauty product lineup. While it is a little pricey for the drugstore, at $12.99, it offers more than a plain old moisturizer, so I find it to be worth it. It did wonders softening my dry legs and made them look more dewy and bright. Over time, it made my skin look more even-toned and helped to diminish the appearance of imperfections. In some reviews people mentioned that it was supposed to darken you skin (like a self-tanner) over time, as well. I didn't see any claims to this on the packaging and it didn't appear to add any color to my skin. Additionally, I didn't notice a huge difference in firmness, but I'm still testing that theory. If you are looking for a moisturizer that doesn't just moisturize but also corrects, evens and illuminates, I definitely suggest you give Jergens BB Body Perfecting Cream a try.
Have you tried the Jergen BB Body Perfecting Cream? What are your thoughts?
What's your go-to product for perfect summer skin?