The Jergens Soap Company was founded in 1882 by Andrew N. Jergens Sr. and Charles Geilfus in Cincinnati, Ohio.* The company's first offerings were moisturizing lotions for women; those continue to be the best-selling products for the label. It is owned by Kao Corporation, which purchased Jergens in 1988. Its' personal care products are widely available in large retail and drugstore chains nationwide. *Source: Wikipedia

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Self Tanners -Jergens -Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

on 8/31/2018 7:43:00 AM


I'll start by saying that I have very fair skin (NC15 MAC) & I am reviewing the Fair-Medium lotion - both the body lotion and the face SPF 20 lotion. I used to use this lotion years ago back in high school. I didn't notice it making much of a difference - I don't know if I was using it improperly or they changed the formula - so it was an extra step I ended up abandoning during college. For a short while I went the "indoor tanning" route, but since I'm trying to avoid wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer I stopped.

I picked this up again quite recently, because I was chatting with my friend who does my hair. I noticed that her complexion looked so even & glowy so I asked her what makeup she was using. She said she wasn't even wearing foundation or color! Instead, she had just been using the Jergens lotion & she said it had evened out her skin to the point where foundation was no longer necessary! On my way home, I stopped at the drugstore and picked up both the face and body lotions.

After about a week of daily use I noticed that my skin appeared glowy, healthy, and yes certainly more even-toned. I absolutely need less makeup, especially foundation! I still do need some, but MUCH less and I can get by with a much sheerer coverage. I do not look orange at all, just a golden beige that is not unnatural or over-the-top at all for my skin tone. It's keeping my skin super soft, as well.

I knocked off one star because:

1. The face lotion is pretty greasy, especially during the hot, humid summer months & if you have oily or combo skin like me. Also not a fan of the chemical SPF. I would actually prefer a non-SPF lotion I could wear at night instead, but I can live with it. I just need to make sure I use a mattifying primer. It's not the end of the world or a deal breaker, but a less-greasy lotion would be preferable. Maybe during the cold weather won't be as noticeable, but I can't wear the lotion by itself (if I plan on leaving the house, that is). I always wear a little makeup anyway, so again it's not that big of a deal.

2. The first few days of using the body lotion are a little streaky. This is most noticeable if you have super pale legs like me - I noticed streaks especially around my ankles & feet. This goes away with continued use as your color evens out, but it's just something to keep in mind.

3. The smell isn't horrible, but it's not really good either.

Overall, though I definitely recommend this lotion if you have a fair, uneven complexion like me. You can use it more or less often to adjust how much color you want.

EDIT: I noticed yesterday that the face lotion did leave a slight orangey cast when using a generous amount on an (almost) daily basis. Because my facial skin is constantly being exfoliated - I use a retinoid (Differin) at night & Paula's Choice BHA liquid in the morning - I need to get all this dead skin off, so once a day during my shower I use Clinique's sonic brush. After the manual exfoliation with the brush, I saw that the orange cast was mostly gone. If you notice that your face looks orange, I would cut back on the days per week that you use it & for a fast fix use a gentle manual exfoliant. I'm going to start using the face lotion every other day.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Gels/Soaps -Jergens -Jergens Bar Soap - White

on 8/26/2018 11:25:00 AM


My HG body soap. So gentle, I have never had a reaction it. I also us it to work up a lather on my legs before I shave. Nice clean "soap" smell that is very light and doesn't linger too long after you leave the shower (a definite plus, no worry about it clashing with my perfume/deo/lotion/etc.). My husband even uses it. Price is amazing- much cheaper than dove or similar soaps. It is available at most dollar stores, but be careful, the bars at the dollar store are smaller than the ones found at drugstores or grocery stores. You get a better value for you money buying there, and you are still spending less than $5.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Lotions/ Creams -Jergens -Coconut Hydrating Lotion

on 8/23/2018 11:20:00 AM

I bought this at S$6, which is a good price for such a large bottle . This is my second purchase. My country only carries this Scent , aloe or some without a scent . I repurchased after I forgot that it’s overly sweet. The scent is not complex, hence I can imagine it can smell sickening to some people . This smells very similar or even better compared to my Victoria’s Secret coconut . Other than the scent I like it’s thickness and the assurance that this lotion does not give me irritation no matter how much I pile on or the condition of my skin. It absorbs into the skin but I keep this strictly for night time use as it can be heavy for day use . I still prefer the original scent .

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Self Tanners -Jergens -Natural Glow Instant Sun (Deep Bronze) Sunless Tanning Mousse

on 7/15/2018 7:43:00 AM


This stuff is the best! I am fair skinned and use the deep dark color because I feel like it gives the best color. I use a mitt to apply because if you don’t, the bronzer is tough to get off of your palms. Jergens (lotion & foam) makes hands down the best cheap self tanners!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Self Tanners -Jergens -Natural Glow- Face

on 7/13/2018 2:27:00 PM


Every year I try to use this as I love the Jergens body tanner. This causes clogged pores for me immediately

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