Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer Medium to Tan
7.5 fl. oz. for $8.79
Last Updated:11.06.2012
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This standard, lightweight yet emollient moisturizer with the built-in self-tanning ingredient dihydroxyacetone (DHA), and it isn't all that revitalizing. It is just an average option for self-tanner if you have normal to dry skin.

In comparison to other self-tanners it has a small but decent range of plant oils, along with mineral oil and Vaseline, which make it more emollient than most. Although this does contain fragrance, it’s not overpowering, and it helps offset the smell of the DHA on your skin as it goes to work creating a faux tan.

Although you may not want to use this daily (depending on how dark you want your skin to get and how you like the results), it is recommended for those with dry skin who want a sunless tan and don’t mind a bit of shine from the mica it contains.

Note: The amount of DHA in this product is a bit higher than in Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer, Fair to Medium, which means you’ll get slightly darker color from the Medium to Tan version.

  • Emollient formula moisturizes while imparting soft tan color.
  • Contains several antioxidants for anti-aging benefits.
  • Contains an anti-irritant.
  • Depending on the results you get and your personal preference, you may not want to use this every day, so you’ll need another body lotion that doesn’t contain self-tanner.

Jergens natural glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer delivers fabulous, natural-looking color that lasts twice as long as the leading sunless tanner lotion.


Water, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dihydroxyacetone, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Ceteareth-20, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Steareth-2, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Dmdm Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Bht, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caramel, Erythrulose.

Brand Overview

Jergens At-A-Glance

Strengths: Jergens provides complete ingredient lists on its Web site; an abundance of self-tanning products for fair to dark skin tones, and the best options contain antioxidants.

Weaknesses: Self-tanner with sunscreen does not provide sufficient UVA (think anti-aging) protection; mostly unimpressive body lotion formulas.

Jergens has been a household name in the United States and Canada for more than a century. It fills drugstore shelves in the skin-care section with a range of products, accompanied by exceedingly low prices and relatively overblown claims.

Really, the star attraction of Jergens is their Natural Glow body lotions with built-in self-tanner. The ability to moisturize pale, dry skin while adding buildable sunless color and a touch of shine (from the mineral pigment mica) works for many skin types. To that end, Jergens offers numerous options for different skin tones, and all of them perform reliably; in the long run, however, they are just inexpensive self-tanners that contain the same ingredient for coloring skin as every other self-tanner.

Jergens also offers a wide selection of body lotions, each affordably priced and sold in generous-size containers outfitted with a pump for convenient dispensing. Regrettably, some of the body moisturizers from Jergens either have dated formulas or contain problematic ingredients research has shown cause irritation. The others are better, and definitely come close to being state-of-the-art with their range of antioxidants and plant-based emollients, but they still lack the outstanding group of ingredients that all skin types need to look and act younger.

Based on your budget, you may find some Jergens body lotions to be great choices, but watch out for some of the too-good-to-be-true claims, such as those concerning cellulite, tightening skin, and repairing all types of skin damage in one night. Those claims look good on the label, but the ingredients and the published research tells a different, far less exciting story.

For more information about Jergens, call (800) 742-8798 or visit www.jergens.com.

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Good Faux Tanner

I've tried expensive self-tanners and I feel this one comes closest to a natural color, if you don't over use it. I use it a couple times a week.

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Tami F
Great Value, Moisturization, Natural Color

Firming seems to have the fake tan scent while the revitalizing doesn't but they have just been marketing the 'now w/ no weird scent' campaign so maybe they added or removed something from their formula to negate the fake tan scent. I only found this only in the firming however so I stick w/ the revitalizing. I've tried lots of similar self-tanners & always come back to this one.

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