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Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
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21 fl. oz. for $6.99
Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This is one of the better body lotions Jergens offers, and it’s a good value, too. The formula is fairly basic, but it contains some time-proven ingredients to help dry skin and more antioxidants than what Jergens typically offers. Based on the name, this should contain a range of healing ingredients, and it doesn’t, but at least the fragrance isn’t intrusive.

Pros:
  • Good, basic formula to meet the needs of most cases of dry skin.
  • Contains antioxidants to fight signs of aging.
  • Inexpensive and generously-sized.
Cons:
  • Not a bastion of healing ingredients for skin.
Claims
Made with a blend of C, E and B5, this fast-absorbing body lotion goes deep beneath skin's surface to lock in moisture and heal dryness at the source, preventing its unwelcome return.
Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Petrolatum, Stearic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Laureth-3, Ceteareth-20, DMDM Hydantoin, Allantoin, Methylparaben, Arginine, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Fragrance, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol.

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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10.09.2014
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I can buy this body lotion at my local grocery store at a great price. I like that it absorbs quickly, doesn't feel sticky at all. I can also use this lotion on my decolletage and actually see an improvement as my skin is soft, less red and smooth. The fragrance is light, flowery fresh and clean. My skin feels soft, nourished and smooth. I can recommend this lotion.

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