HG Series: Jergens Lotion
I remember reading about this fantastic hand lotion that not only softened and smoothened skin but also gave it a subtle sheen, all that for a measly Php2,000++.... say what?! I don't care if that moisturizer will make my hands so soft that Jake Gyllenhaal himself will drop whoever it is he's dating just to rush to my door, because there's really no need to drop a pretty penny on body moisturizers when Jergens can do it just as well for a fraction of the price.
I will save you all the sorry sight of my dry feet so you have no choice but to take my word that too much slippers and sandals wearing have left my feet not pretty (to put it mildly).
While I would like to say that I conscientiously put lotion on my feet nightly and then wear socks to lock in all the moisture, fact is, I don't. I mean, really, who has the time to do that every night? These days, I'm lucky if I can brush my teeth and wash my face before rocking my baby to sleep at 9pm. On most nights, I also end up falling asleep with him and do my hygiene related stuff (including changing out of my work clothes) after his first feed of the day between 12 midnight to 1am. I know, I'm disgusting, but that's the only way I can get at at least 4 hours of uninterrupted sleep because his next feed is between 4am-5am and by then it's time for me to get ready for work.
When I do get the opportunity to put lotion on my feet at night, I practically weep at such a luxury since that means that I have enough time to pamper myself with a foot massage.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Jergens lotion.
If I were to choose between the Ultra Healing and Overnight Repair variants, I would have to go with the former because Overnight Repair promises to repair "a week's worth of skin damage overnight for visibly smoother skin" and it doesn't really quite live up to its self-hype. True, it does moisturize my feet and erase the ashy spots on my toes, but I'm not so convinced with its other claims. A week's worth of damage? Really? Not just six days?
At least Ultra Healing is more upfront when it states that it "Helps heal extra dry skin at the source for visibly healthier skin", since it does just that.
Both variants are unscented and are easily absorbed by my feet, so I can still pad barefeet to the kitchen for a quick glass of water before going to sleep. And the best part is Jergens is readily available in all groceries and supermarkets nationwide and will not burn a hole in your pocket. That's what makes it an HG product for me.