I imagine you’re thinking that the newly launched Urban Decay BB Body Beauty Balm is a dupe for Jergens BB Body Perfect Skin Cream which is why I decided to do comparisons of the two. I think it’s the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that Urban Decay had launched a “Body BB Cream”. Strangely enough it was the budget brand that started the trend with the higher end following behind on it. Typically we see a big trend pop up for a product and a month to several months later you’ll start seeing similiar style products at the drugstore.
Not the case here.
Jergens was the first company to market a BB Cream for your body and Urban Decay followed close behind. I imagine as we head into Summer we are going to see MORE and more and more brands embracing this trend.
So here’s a comparison of Jergen’s version and Urban Decay’s.
Jergens BB Body & Urban Decay BB Body Swatch Comparisons (Urban Decay on the Left and Jergens on the Right)
Urban Decay BB Body & Jergens BB Body Swatches
It deserves to be said these are not dupes. Not even close in formula in my opinion. They are two vastly different products with two very different benefits.
According to Urban Decay their new BB Beauty Balm is loaded with ingredients to create smoother, firmer skin. I’ve been using it a few days so I can’t really say this is visibly firming or toning. The texture is a runny gel consistency that leaves my skin slightly tacky and dewy to the touch. It’s loaded with mica so it gives skin a radiant, glowing finish. To me it acts more like a liquid body highlighter of sorts. I didn’t feel like it was particularly hydrating because I have drier skin and I need considerably more moisture than this provides.
Urban Decay BB Body Swatches
Now I think Jergens BB Body Perfect Skin Cream is actually a nicer formula. This is more of a true body cream. It hydrates nicely although again I need more moisture for my drier skin. However, I’d say the moisture factor is considerably better than Urban Decay’s version. It absorbs easily, doesn’t leave my skin sticky or dewy but merely soft. It also visible tones and firms my skin. This doesn’t have the hardcore shimmer/mica that Urban Decay’s version has but does have a subtle tint which seems to give the illusion of toning my legs when I wear it and giving them a sort of airbrushed appearance.
Jergens BB Body Swatches
I think the main differences between the two is Jergens is more of a body cream and Urban Decay’s formula is more of a liquid highlighter.
I admit, I do like the Jergens body cream more. It’s kinda a nice body toning lotion! If you prefer a more of a luminous look on your legs go with Urban Decay’s version but if you actually want to blur the look of smaller imperfections, uneven skin tone, and want your legs or arms to look firmer I’d to with the Jergens version.
Have you tried Jergens BB Body?
Do share your thoughts!