Naturals Ultra Hydrating Daily Moisturizer

by Jergens  
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$6.99 - 16.8 fl. oz.
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Last Updated:
3/22/2013
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Although not an all-natural formula, this body lotion from Jergens contains plenty of natural ingredients, and all of them have benefit for your skin. The mix of emollients and non-fragrant plant oils makes this a good choice for dry skin and the price is great! This would earn our top rating if it contained a cell-communicating ingredient or two, but on balance it’s definitely one of the only truly intriguing, well-formulated moisturizers that Jergens offers. It is best for dry skin.

Note: The formula contains fragrance, though only a tiny amount so this may be an acceptable option for sensitive skin.

Pros:
  • Rich, moisturizing formula for dry skin.
  • Contains lots of natural ingredients proven to benefit, not irritate, skin.
  • Inexpensive.
Cons:
  • Lacks cell-communicating ingredients to make it a more well-rounded formula for anti-aging.

Makes skin touchably soft, increasing hydration by 100% by flooding skin with an instant burst moisture drawn from the desert botanicals agave, and Jojoba Oil.

Water, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Lecithin, Jojoba Esters, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopherol, Ceteareth-20, Peg-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caramel.

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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