This is a very good, antioxidant-enriched body moisturizer for normal to dry skin. Those with very dry skin won't find it the "ultimate" in hydration, but it does include a wide range of plant-based emollients, all of which give skin an antioxidant boost while working to control dryness. All of the plant oils and extracts support Jergens' "natural" positioning for this product, but it also contains synthetic ingredients, which is just fine, because what counts is an ingredient's value for skin, whether natural or synthetic.
Note: Although this contains fragrance, the amount is low and the scent is subtle.
- Emollient yet lightweight texture so dry skin is cared for without feeling too greasy.
- Lots of plant-based antioxidants.
- Lacks a full complement of anti-aging ingredients to help skin look and act younger (but given its price, that's forgivable).
Makes skin touchably soft, increasing hydration 100% by flooding skin with an instant burst of moisture drawn from the desert botanicals, Agave & 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.