Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer vs. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion


Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer vs. Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion | There's one thing that nearly everyone who experiences winter can agree on - once you're out of the shower you don't want to slather cold moisturizer all over your body even if it's in your skin's best interest. Seriously, isn't getting out of the steamy shower punishment enough?

The beauty industry has started to take note of this tragic first-world problem. One of the first companies to come out with a "body conditioner" was Lush, with their handmade version. However, with few Lush locations in the Midwest (we finally got our first one in Madison - hallelujah!), I was hard-pressed to find a drugstore option.

These products really intrigued me. I had read in numerous magazines that the best time to moisturize was when your skin was still damp and these products seemed like the perfect solution. When I heard about NIVEA's In-Shower Body Lotion and Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer I knew I had to try them out. I laid out the facts for you on a category-by-category basis so that hopefully you can find your dream in-shower moisturizer.


NIVEA's In-Shower Body Lotion is about one dollar cheaper than Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer, and you get about 3 ounces more of the product with NIVEA.

Winner: NIVEA In-Shower Body Lotion



Hands down, Jergens excels in this category. With scents like Green Tea, Monoi Oil and Coconut, every relaxing smell on the spectrum has been covered. NIVEA's Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter scents are very subtle, and barely make the fragrance worth it.

Winner: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer


How They Work

Both moisturizers work while your skin is still wet, but beyond that they're very different. NIVEA's moisturizer is applied at the end of your shower and is meant to be rinsed off. Its texture is more like a cream moisturizer. Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer feels more like a gel moisturizer and is applied at the end of the shower, before you dry off with a towel. Because of this, I believe that the Jergens version is more effective. By rinsing off the NIVEA moisturizer, I feel like I'm washing my money down the drain and not seeing the results that I'd hoped for. Another important distinction? NIVEA's formula includes alcohol as an ingredient - not exactly what you want to see in a moisturizer.

Winner: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer


Do They Work

I used each formula for about three months, enough time to figure out what I liked about each and what I didn't like. NIVEA's formula was the first that I tried and I found myself so excited to try the new product that I was exaggerating my results to myself. I still had the dry, itchy skin that I was trying to get rid of. After trying the Jergens' moisturizer I realized just how much I had been trying to rationalize my NIVEA purchased. I have not had itchy skin once since I started using this moisturizer. I honestly believe that a combination of its gel-like formula and its no-rinse application lead to better results.

Winner: Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer