While the rest of the world has been slathering BB creams on their visages for a few years now, the idea of a BB cream for the body is a more recent trend. A few months ago I heard a buzz on other beauty blogs about Jergen's new(ish) Body BB Skin Perfecting Cream. It sounded like magic. Give Jergen's a few days (5 to be exact) and you'd see a increase in hydration, illumination, and firmness of your skin, as well as a more even skin tone. Jergen's even claimed that it would help to correct skin imperfections, like scarring and nicks. While all this sounded great, what wasn't so great is that it was sold out everywhere - even online! But, after some sleuthing, my trusty Harlem CVS came through with one tube left on the shelves.
I'm a big fan of Jergen's Natural Glow line of products. Their Natural Glow moisturizer with SPF 20 helps me have a little more color during the summer without the worry of looking like a cast member of the Jersey Shore or (even more worrisome) looking like I'm 10 years older than I actually am. But this BB creme business was new to me. So I took it to task to see if it could do what it promised.
During the first use I was a little creeped out by the color of the cream. It's a nude-pink hue that made me think I was applying some sort of faux-skin to my body via a cream application. I tried not to think about that too much. The formula was thicker, but it absorbed pretty quickly, even after my shower. The first and second day passed without much change. By the third day I was getting compliments about my skin looking brighter and healthier. Could this actually be working?! I also noticed that my skin tone was evening out on my legs (the trouble zone), and my arms were looking more supple. By day four, I visited my boyfriend in Boston and he commented that my skin looks more luminous - without any prompting at all. I'm was convinced. I accidentally skipped day 5 of my trial run, but my skin was still yearning for the sweet nectar that was the BB cream.
For someone with super sensitive combo skin, this worked well as a daily moisturizer. It did most of what it promised, though I didn't see any firming, and I don't really believe a cream can do that much for most in that area, anyway. It comes in two formulas, one for lighter skin tones and one for medium to darker skin tones. Depending on where you're purchasing it, Jergen's BB cream falls in the $10-$13 range, making it a solid drug store buy with some pretty major results. You better believe this is going to be a staple in my skin care routine. BB cream ain't just for your face anymore.