Total Nourishment Daily Moisturizer
This is a good body moisturizer for normal to dry skin, and a better option than most others from Jergens. Its lightweight lotion texture moisturizes without leaving skin with a greasy feel, and the formula contains some helpful antioxidant plant extracts.
To some extent Jergens is capitalizing on acai berry being the antioxidant du jour, but acai berries are but one of hundreds of great antioxidants. What counts for your skin is that this contains a range of antioxidants rather than just one, and that's a good thing for your skin. However, given the relatively low price, you have to wonder how much of these pricey ingredients is actually present.
Note: Although this contains fragrance, the amount is low and the scent is subtle.
- Lightweight lotion texture eases mild dryness without a greasy feel.
- Contains a range 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).
Immediately boosts skin's moisturevitamin levels with a daily dose of antioxidant-rich mangosteen and aai berry for supple, nourished, instantly healthier looking skin.
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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