Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 20 Fair to Medium and Medium to Tan
This lightweight facial moisturizer with sunscreen and built-in self-tanner has two significant shortcomings that cannot be ignored. First, its SPF of 20 is too low to provide adequate sun protection (SPF 30 or higher is recommended); second, combining sunscreen and self-tanner in one product is problematic. Why? Because to be effective, sunscreen must be applied liberally, but liberal application of self-tanner can result in color that’s too dark or that looks blotchy or uneven. Products like this force you to choose between getting adequate sun protection or getting a natural-looking sunless tan, so it's far better to keep sunscreen and self-tanner separate.
Ultimately, there is little about this product worth recommending. It's not worth considering over numerous other self-tanners sold at the drugstore, including others from Jergens.
- Smooth, lightweight texture.
- SPF is too low to provide adequate sun protection.
- Sunscreen and self-tanner in one is a problem because sunscreen must be applied liberally to get the stated level of protection, and liberal application of a self-tanner is a quick way to get uneven, blotchy results.
Jergens Natural Glow FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen gradually creates fabulous, natural-looking color with a subtle skin darkening complex. Specially formulated for your face, this advanced formula contains SPF 20 protection to help defend against the effects of everyday sun exposure.
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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