Age Defying Multi-Vitamin Moisturizer

by Jergens  
Price:
$7.49 - 16.8 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:
7/23/2012
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

Like most Jergens moisturizers, this is a mineral oil– and Vaseline-based moisturizer appropriate for dry skin. What puts this one ahead of others in the Jergens lineup is that it contains a decent amount of vitamins A, C, and E, all antioxidants with multiple benefits for skin. However, given the price, we're extremely skeptical about how much of these antioxidants is actually in here because they are not cheap ingredients, especially the type of vitamin C it contains.

This deserves a good rating due to its antioxidant content, but keep in mind it's not the most well-rounded formula. Within this same price range, the body moisturizers from Olay and Eucerin deserve stronger consideration, or you can check out others on our list of Best Body-Care Products.

Pros:
  • Moisturizes dry skin without feeling greasy.
  • Contains an impressive amount of antioxidant vitamins.
  • Does not have an overwhelming fragrance.
  • Inexpensive.
Cons:
  • Lacks the range of proven skin-repairing and cell-communicating ingredients needed to help dry skin look and act younger.

With an antioxidant blend of vitamins A, E, & C, Jergens® Age Defying Multi-Vitamin Moisturizer helps restore dry skin to visibly youthful skin. This nutrient-rich formula provides all day moisturization, leaving skin soft and smooth.

Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Ceteareth-20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance

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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