IT’S ALL AN ILLUSION

Over the years I have had the opportunity to see a few Hollywood stars up close and personal.  These were very pretty women but were they flawless, no.  To achieve that flawless look we see on the big screen and in magazines it takes an army of beauty specialists and in some cases photo-shopping.  It’s all an illusion.  Although the average woman does not have a battery of beauty specialists and an unlimited budget to “lift and botox” everything into perfection, we do have access to some innovative, reasonably priced cosmeceuticals that can create the illusion of perfection.  The introduction of high definition make-up is what makes this a reality.  Last year the hottest new cosmetic was the facial BB cream.  Then along came the facial CC cream and then BB cream for the hair.  Oh but we are not done yet…Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is the latest member of the BB family.  It just makes sense to use high definition cosmetics on the body as well as the face.  Who doesn’t want to blur their flaws?  High definition uses translucent nano particles with light diffusing properties to create an optical reduction in wrinkles. This same technology also addresses glow deficiencies and uneven skin tone.

Jergens BB Cream uses a patented self adjusting tone technology specifically formulated for your skin tone.  It comes in two tones, light and medium-deep.  Make sure you choose the color that suits your skin tone and use it, consistently, for a least five days to see this benefit.  Keep in mind this is not body makeup so you do not have to worry about this rubbing off on your clothing or furniture.  It is also not a self tanner. What is it… it’s a skin enhancer. It will not cover blue veins or brown spots but it will lessen the look of all imperfections and generally make the skin look better.  I have been applying it for the past five days and can testify that it immediately brightens and illuminates the skin.

5 Benefits as advertised by Jergens:

  1. Hydrates and Smoothes
  2. Brightens and Illuminates
  3. Evens Skin Tone
  4. Visibly Firms Skin
  5. Minimizes the appearance of imperfections

My opinion:

This is a light cream that goes on sheer.  It does hydrate the skin but for very dry skin I would advise using a night moisturizer like Amlactin (Ref.1/21/13) at least 3-4 times a week.  The best feature of this cream is the way it beautifully illuminates and brightens the skin.  No sparkles just a gorgeous subtle sheen. The light scattering technology does help to neutralize uneven skin tones and blur imperfections.  As for the “Firm Perfecting Complex” it might help a little but let’s face it ladies there’s nothing like good old fashioned exercise!

Price to Performance:  9.0…Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream 7.5 FL OZ…Target and Drugstore.com  $11.99

Performance:  9.0

Tip of the Week:  This product was just introduced to the market in early January.  If you are having trouble locating it in the stores check out the end caps.  That is where stores like Target generally place their new products.  Did you know, most drug store brands introduce the majority of their new products in January and July.  So now is a great time to shop for the latest and greatest!