The CEW Beauty Insider Awards are held in New York every spring and bring together the best in beauty for an incredible luncheon and awards ceremony. I have been a member for a long time and one of the duties and pleasures of membership is the ability to test and vote on all the new and hero products that are released every year!
The luncheon is fantastic, with the ability to rub shoulders with the biggest names in the industry and to be there when cosmetic history is made! The greatest thing about being a part of this is the ability to really keep your finger on the pulse of what is emerging in the industry, and be able to test the products, and speak with the manufacturers/marketers behind them.
I started my day off at SoulCycle on East 54th, which came in handy, as the amazing chocolate mousse they served at lunch was not to be missed! After a great networking session and catch up with old friends at the cocktail welcome, we took our seats and the ceremony began!
Big winners included Clinique (one of my favorites!), Sonia Kashuk, It Cosmetics, Glamglow, Urban Decay, and St. Tropez (another super fave!).
It truly is the greatest industry - and I am so lucky to be able to take part in this event!
You DO get to take home a pretty fab gift bag, as well - and this leads me to my review of the two in-shower moisturizers! Scroll past the photo below!
hoto courtesy of BeautyStat.
Nivea Vs Jergens: The Battle for the Best In-Shower Lotion
I am really particular about a lot of things. But two really important things: Lip Gloss and Moisturizers.
I like body oils as I have the skin of the Lizard Queen and look like Ashy Larry’s less attractive cousin, Flaky Florence. Every day I slather myself in oil before I get out of the shower, throwing caution to the wind for my husband (if you slip and fall on the oil slick I like to call the tub floor, then just take this as a blanket apology for your injuries. But hey, you will be silky soft!) So when I was gifted with a bottle of each of these I was super excited to get started.
Both of these products are lauded by industry insiders – they both work well, however for me – there could only be one true winner.
The contender for Nivea – the 24+ hour in shower lotion – smells good, definitely softens, but it has to be rinsed off. This is great for taking to hotels as I don’t have to clean the shower and tub at a hotel – by all means, rinse this off in a place you don’t have to scrub.
I did not notice any slippery areas left behind in my testing – but it cautions you on the packaging that it can cause a slippery surface with its use.
It definitely softens skin and I noticed that my arms looked particularly good when I used it. I liked it and it is a good product, however in this battle there was a clear winner:
Jergens Wet Skin Lotion with Coconut Oil not only smells amazing but my skin GLOWS even if I apply it at night and sleep in it! I put it on last night and applied my St. Tropez Tanning Mousse and not only does my skin look soft, moisturized, and glowing, but my tan is the most even tan I have applied. I apply self- tan like some people take vitamins, so trust me when I say “this works”.
It even helped my tan smell less (which if you use self-tanners a lot, you will know the scent of the self- tan. Cardinal rule: Don’t apply self-tan the day before you actually need to look tan, as all and sundry will smell you and your faux glow rolling in.
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