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Fragrance Free Sensitive Skin Daily Moisturizer
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16.8 fl. oz. for $7.49
Category:Skin Care > Retinol Products > Body Lotions/Creams/Balms/Butters
Last Updated:03.21.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is by far the most bare-bones of the Jergens body moisturizers, and that's an understatement. While it is fragrance-free, it lacks just about any beneficial ingredient for skin except Vaseline and glycerin. This is worth considering only if you aren't worried about healing dry skin, and if price is more important to you than benefit.

Pros:
  • Inexpensive.
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • Does not contain elegant skin-repairing, soothing, or antioxidant ingredients to help sensitive, dry skin.
  • Formula is very ordinary, leaving any skin type wanting and needing far more.
Claims

Jergens Fragrance Free Sensitive Skin Daily Moisturizer soothes and hydrates dry, irritation-prone skin with hypoallergenic moisturizers. This unique moisturizing formula has been proven in over 20 clinical tests to be deeply hydrating, fast absorbing, and non-irritating.

Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Petrolatum, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Gelatin, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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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