{"id":605375365426,"title":"Jergens Natural Glow Review: Is Self-Tanning Safe?","created_at":"2023-05-05T23:52:22-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Jergens Natural Glow Review: Is Self-Tanning Safe?\",\n \"keywords\": \"jergens natural glow, jergens natural glow review, jergens natural glow reviews, jergens natural glow before and after, jergens natural glow daily moisturizer reviews, jergens natural glow daily moisturizer, jergens natural glow daily moisturizer review, does jergens natural glow work, how does jergens natural glow work, is jergens natural glow safe, jergens natural glow moisturizer\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. We explain why the brand's manufacturer had to recall several lots of moisturizer in 2022.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/jergens-natural-glow-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Brian Moore\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": [\n \"M.D.\",\n \"F.A.A.D\"\n ],\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/brian-moore\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/brian-moore-md-faad-2b1b77a2\/\",\n \"https:\/\/www.apexskin.com\/our-team\/dr-brian-moore-md\/\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Advisor\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"dermatology, skincare, pigmented lesions, anti-aging, medical research, clinical trials, sunscreen, moisturizer, wrinkles, makeup, shampoo, soap\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"Columbia University\",\n \"University of Toledo\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Jergens_Natural_Glow_Thumbnail.png?v=1683347921\",\n\"width\": \"3850\",\n\"height\": \"3850\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15724344\/\", \n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27272074\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/vitality-extracts-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23742288\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22994201\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/2472232\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Jergens-Natural-Glow-Self-Tanner-Lotion-Sunless-Tanning-Moisturizer-for-Fair-to-Medium-Skin-Tone-7-5-fl-oz\/10295438?fulfillmentIntent=Shipping\u0026athbdg=L1102\u0026from=searchResults\",\n\"https:\/\/www.fda.gov\/safety\/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts\/kao-usa-conducts-voluntary-recall-jergensr-ultra-healing-moisturizer\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7046824\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11896774\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": 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\"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Jergens_Natural_Glow_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1683345026\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eJ\u003c\/span\u003eergens Natural Glow is a moisturizer that comes in two different tones depending on skin tone. It’s sold by one of the most popular cosmetics brands, and the brand claims that this product “Delivers fabulous, natural-looking colour that lasts twice as long as the leading sunless tanner lotion.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Jergens Natural Glow contain ingredients shown in medical studies to have a moisturizing effect? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Jergens Natural Glow for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also provide a cost breakdown documenting which retailer sells Jergens Natural Glow for the best price, and feature real, unsponsored user reviews of the product.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" alt=\"Jergens Natural Glow ingredients\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Jergens_Natural_Glow_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1683345041\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a number of research-backed ingredients in this formulation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCoconut oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the most well-studied natural moisturizers. It was shown to cause “significant improvement to skin hydration” in a 2004 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15724344\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eOat meal\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e has been used for centuries to soothe skin, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/27272074\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that oat meal extract “resulted in recovery of [skin] barrier damage.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe researchers concluded that this ingredient “can provide clinically effective benefits for dry and compromised skin.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eAvocado oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is clinically shown to promote collagen synthesis when applied topically, as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/vitality-extracts-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eVitality Essential Oils\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, another cosmetics brand that includes this ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003eCamellia sinensis\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cb\u003e leaf extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23742288\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDermatologic Therapy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal to have “pronounced moisturizing effects” when applied to skin.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eMineral oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown to improve skin softness and barrier function better than most cosmetic oils in a 2012 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22994201\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile there are clearly a number of effective active ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow, there are also several inactive ingredients in this formulation that may be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a broad descriptor that fails to document the specific fragrance chemicals used, and a 2016 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e analyzed safety data on fragranced consumer products and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003econcluded that fragrance can \"impose serious risks to human health.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBHT\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic preservative, and one of the chemical compounds it’s broken down into by the human body was described as a “tumor promoter” in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/2472232\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCarcinogenesis\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall, we consider Jergens Natural Glow likely to be an effective moisturizer, and potentially effective for repairing the skin barrier based on its active ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, we don’t currently recommend this product due to its inactive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Jergens Natural Glow User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named Yana Irbe used Jergens Natural Glow on her face and body in a video with over 400,000 views. She provides before-and-after images:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/jRl94KmnAT8\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok creator has a very favorable review of the product that appears unsponsored:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7200107767531867438\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@erin_elizabeth\/video\/7200107767531867438\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@erin_elizabeth?refer=embed\" title=\"@erin_elizabeth\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@erin_elizabeth\u003c\/a\u003e Easiest most natural self tanner I have ever used! 10\/10 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/jergens?refer=embed\" title=\"jergens\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#jergens\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/naturalglow?refer=embed\" title=\"naturalglow\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#naturalglow\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/jergensnaturalglow?refer=embed\" title=\"jergensnaturalglow\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#jergensnaturalglow\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/selftan?refer=embed\" title=\"selftan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#selftan\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/tan?refer=embed\" title=\"tan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#tan\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/beauty?refer=embed\" title=\"beauty\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#beauty\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/beautytok?refer=embed\" title=\"beautytok\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#beautytok\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fyp?refer=embed\" title=\"fyp\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#fyp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/foryoupage?refer=embed\" title=\"foryoupage\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#foryoupage\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7200107813920623406?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Erin\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Erin\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\" async=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere to Buy Jergens Natural Glow for the Best Price\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJergens Natural Glow is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRite Aid: $13.99 (\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.riteaid.com\/shop\/jergens-natural-glow-daily-moisturizer-fair-to-medium-skin-tones-7-5-fl-oz-221-ml-0309150\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCVS: $13.49 (plus shipping, \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.cvs.com\/shop\/jergens-natural-glow-moisturizer-fair-medium-prodid-1016919\"\u003elink\u003c\/a\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWalmart: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$9.47 (plus $6.99 shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.walmart.com\/ip\/Jergens-Natural-Glow-Self-Tanner-Lotion-Sunless-Tanning-Moisturizer-for-Fair-to-Medium-Skin-Tone-7-5-fl-oz\/10295438?fulfillmentIntent=Shipping\u0026amp;athbdg=L1102\u0026amp;from=searchResults\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$10.47 (plus $5.99 shipping\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e – \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3HK6E9q\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to official Amazon listing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhen factoring in shipping costs, the price of this product is currently the same on Walmart and Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Jergens Lotion Contaminated?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 2022, Jergens voluntarily recalled several lots of their Ultra Healing Moisturizer, because it was contaminated with a bacteria called \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePluralibacter gergoviae\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fda.gov\/safety\/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts\/kao-usa-conducts-voluntary-recall-jergensr-ultra-healing-moisturizer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eaccording to\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e the FDA.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAccording to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7046824\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMicrobiology Research Announcements\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ethis bacterial species is “occasionally associated with human infection.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s important to note that this is a different product than the moisturizing lotion that’s the subject of this review.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile this recall received media attention, we don’t believe that potential customers need to worry. This issue does not appear to be ongoing at the time of publishing this article, relates to a different product, and the bacterial species involved does not appear particularly concerning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are no lawsuits that we could find related to Jergens products, which is a good sign.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow to Self Tan Safely\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA dermatologist and popular YouTube creator named “Dr Dray” shares insights on how to self tan safely in a video with over 190,000 views that features Jergens Natural Glow:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/9MziTfOO2xs\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Jergens Natural Glow\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJergens Natural Glow has been reviewed over 4,000 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Ana Lucas” who claims the product is an effective moisturizer and self-tanner:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e“Just love this stuff. Moisturizes well, and gives me this subtle tanned tone that everyone compliments”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “UWShopaholic” who claims the scent made the product unbearable:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I put this on in the morning, when I usually moisturize and at first the smell was minimal. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThroughout the day, the odor kept becoming stronger and stronger. After about 6 hours, I was stuck in a stuffy classroom and the smell of the self tanner was attacking my sense with every breath I took. I will not be using this product ever again.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e I would be returning the item, but after shipping, I would only receive $1.50 back.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Clean Skincare Picks\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Skincare_Products_Image_Optimized.png?v=1664754145\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThere are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2439\"\u003eClearstem Bodyglow Stem Cell Body Oil\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top body oil pick.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis product is formulated using \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eargan oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eand\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003egreen tea\u003c\/strong\u003e. The former of these ingredients\u003cspan\u003e is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25673976\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinically shown\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to have an \u003cstrong\u003eanti-aging effect on skin\u003c\/strong\u003e, and the latter\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e was shown to have a \u003cstrong\u003e“prolonged moisturizing effect”\u003c\/strong\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23742288\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDermatologic Therapy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e journal.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=155\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2077\"\u003eAnnie Mak Vitamin C Serum\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e is our top anti-aging serum.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt contains \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ehyaluronic acid\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e which was described as a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\"skin-rejuvenating biomedicine\"\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30287361\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"http:\/\/track.revoffers.com\/aff_c?offer_id=159\u0026amp;aff_id=7240\u0026amp;url_id=2174\"\u003eHYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eis our top moisturizer pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIt features\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ebakuchiol\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/24471735\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e as\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\"clinically proven to have anti-aging effects.\"\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/bulletproof.fdf2.net\/c\/3271428\/1278011\/9221\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003eBulletproof Collagen Powder\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e is our top skin supplement.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan mce-data-marked=\"1\"\u003eC\u003c\/span\u003eollagen\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e supplementation was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/30681787\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJournal of Drugs in Dermatology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eto reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros and Cons of Jergens Natural Glow\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Jergens Natural Glow in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay be safer than tanning beds\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShould be effective moisturizer\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany research-backed active ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFavorable Amazon reviews\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAffordable\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains BHT\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eContains fragrance\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eManufacturer faced recall over bacterial contamination of similar product\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCan’t purchase on brand’s website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJergens Natural Glow has an impressive formulation for its price. The product contains a number of active ingredients shown in clinical trials to moisturize the skin, and its color may provide a safer alternative to tanning outdoors or tanning beds.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the online reviews of this product that we came across while researching this article were positive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not currently recommend Jergens Natural Glow because it contains fragrance and BHT; two ingredients we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe manufacturer of Jergens had to recall a different moisturizer from the market in 2022 due to bacterial contamination, but this process appears to have been resolved since and did not affect the product that’s the subject of this review, so we don't believe consumers need to worry.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis moisturizer does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials at the time of publishing this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Jergens Natural Glow, Amazon and Walmart currently have the best prices when considering shipping costs.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-05-05T23:54:40-04:00","updated_at":"2024-03-08T10:55:19-05:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow based on medical studies to give our take on whether the product is likely to be effective or if it's a waste of money. We explain why the brand's manufacturer had to recall several lots of moisturizer in 2022.","template_suffix":"","handle":"jergens-natural-glow-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics, _related:skincare"}

Jergens Natural Glow Review: Is Self-Tanning Safe?

Jergens Natural Glow Review: Is Self-Tanning Safe?


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Jergens Natural Glow is a moisturizer that comes in two different tones depending on skin tone. It’s sold by one of the most popular cosmetics brands, and the brand claims that this product “Delivers fabulous, natural-looking colour that lasts twice as long as the leading sunless tanner lotion.”

But does Jergens Natural Glow contain ingredients shown in medical studies to have a moisturizing effect? Does it contain any questionable additive ingredients? What retailer sells Jergens Natural Glow for the best price? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow based on medical studies to give our take on whether the cream is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll also provide a cost breakdown documenting which retailer sells Jergens Natural Glow for the best price, and feature real, unsponsored user reviews of the product.

Ingredient Analysis

Jergens Natural Glow ingredients

The ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer are shown above.

There are a number of research-backed ingredients in this formulation.

Coconut oil is one of the most well-studied natural moisturizers. It was shown to cause “significant improvement to skin hydration” in a 2004 clinical trial.

Oat meal has been used for centuries to soothe skin, and a clinical trial published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that oat meal extract “resulted in recovery of [skin] barrier damage.”

The researchers concluded that this ingredient “can provide clinically effective benefits for dry and compromised skin.”

Avocado oil is clinically shown to promote collagen synthesis when applied topically, as we documented in our review of Vitality Essential Oils, another cosmetics brand that includes this ingredient.

Camellia sinensis leaf extract was shown in a clinical trial published in the Dermatologic Therapy journal to have “pronounced moisturizing effects” when applied to skin.

Mineral oil was shown to improve skin softness and barrier function better than most cosmetic oils in a 2012 medical review.

While there are clearly a number of effective active ingredients in Jergens Natural Glow, there are also several inactive ingredients in this formulation that may be questionable from a health perspective.

Fragrance is a broad descriptor that fails to document the specific fragrance chemicals used, and a 2016 medical review analyzed safety data on fragranced consumer products and concluded that fragrance can "impose serious risks to human health.”

BHT is a synthetic preservative, and one of the chemical compounds it’s broken down into by the human body was described as a “tumor promoter” in a clinical trial published in the Carcinogenesis journal.

Overall, we consider Jergens Natural Glow likely to be an effective moisturizer, and potentially effective for repairing the skin barrier based on its active ingredients.

However, we don’t currently recommend this product due to its inactive ingredients.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of this product? We’ll review in the next section.

Real, Unsponsored Jergens Natural Glow User Reviews

A YouTube creator named Yana Irbe used Jergens Natural Glow on her face and body in a video with over 400,000 views. She provides before-and-after images:

A TikTok creator has a very favorable review of the product that appears unsponsored:

@erin_elizabeth Easiest most natural self tanner I have ever used! 10/10 #jergens #naturalglow #jergensnaturalglow #selftan #tan #beauty #beautytok #fyp #foryoupage ♬ original sound - Erin

Where to Buy Jergens Natural Glow for the Best Price

Jergens Natural Glow is sold at a variety of online retailers. Here’s a price breakdown at the time of publishing this article:

Rite Aid: $13.99 (link)

CVS: $13.49 (plus shipping, link)

Walmart: $9.47 (plus $6.99 shippinglink)

Amazon: $10.47 (plus $5.99 shippinglink to official Amazon listing)

When factoring in shipping costs, the price of this product is currently the same on Walmart and Amazon.

Is Jergens Lotion Contaminated?

In 2022, Jergens voluntarily recalled several lots of their Ultra Healing Moisturizer, because it was contaminated with a bacteria called Pluralibacter gergoviae, according to the FDA.

According to a medical review published in the Microbiology Research Announcements journal, this bacterial species is “occasionally associated with human infection.”

It’s important to note that this is a different product than the moisturizing lotion that’s the subject of this review.

While this recall received media attention, we don’t believe that potential customers need to worry. This issue does not appear to be ongoing at the time of publishing this article, relates to a different product, and the bacterial species involved does not appear particularly concerning.

There are no lawsuits that we could find related to Jergens products, which is a good sign.

How to Self Tan Safely

A dermatologist and popular YouTube creator named “Dr Dray” shares insights on how to self tan safely in a video with over 190,000 views that features Jergens Natural Glow:

Real Customers Review Jergens Natural Glow

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.

Jergens Natural Glow has been reviewed over 4,000 times on Amazon, with an average review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Ana Lucas” who claims the product is an effective moisturizer and self-tanner:

“Just love this stuff. Moisturizes well, and gives me this subtle tanned tone that everyone compliments”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “UWShopaholic” who claims the scent made the product unbearable:

“I put this on in the morning, when I usually moisturize and at first the smell was minimal. Throughout the day, the odor kept becoming stronger and stronger. After about 6 hours, I was stuck in a stuffy classroom and the smell of the self tanner was attacking my sense with every breath I took. I will not be using this product ever again. I would be returning the item, but after shipping, I would only receive $1.50 back.”

Our Clean Skincare Picks

There are skincare products containing ingredients shown in clinical trials to be effective for reducing wrinkles and improving skin quality.

Clearstem Bodyglow Stem Cell Body Oil is our top body oil pick.

This product is formulated using argan oil and green tea. The former of these ingredients is clinically shown to have an anti-aging effect on skin, and the latter was shown to have a “prolonged moisturizing effect” in a clinical trial published in the Dermatologic Therapy journal.

Annie Mak Vitamin C Serum is our top anti-aging serum.

It contains hyaluronic acid which was described as a "skin-rejuvenating biomedicine" in a medical review due to its ability to reduce wrinkles and signs of facial aging.

HYDRAGLOW by CLEARSTEM is our top moisturizer pick.

It features bakuchiol as an active ingredient which was described in a 2014 clinical trial as "clinically proven to have anti-aging effects." 

Bulletproof Collagen Powder is our top skin supplement.

Collagen supplementation was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology to reduce visible signs of skin aging as well as improve skin elasticity and skin hydration.

All of the products recommended in this section are entirely free of ingredients that we consider to be unhealthy or unsafe.

Pros and Cons of Jergens Natural Glow

Here are the pros and cons of Jergens Natural Glow in our opinion:

Pros:

  • May be safer than tanning beds
  • Should be effective moisturizer
  • Many research-backed active ingredients
  • Favorable Amazon reviews
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Contains BHT
  • Contains fragrance
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • Manufacturer faced recall over bacterial contamination of similar product
  • Can’t purchase on brand’s website
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Conclusion

Jergens Natural Glow has an impressive formulation for its price. The product contains a number of active ingredients shown in clinical trials to moisturize the skin, and its color may provide a safer alternative to tanning outdoors or tanning beds.

Most of the online reviews of this product that we came across while researching this article were positive.

We do not currently recommend Jergens Natural Glow because it contains fragrance and BHT; two ingredients we consider to be questionable from a health perspective.

The manufacturer of Jergens had to recall a different moisturizer from the market in 2022 due to bacterial contamination, but this process appears to have been resolved since and did not affect the product that’s the subject of this review, so we don't believe consumers need to worry.

This moisturizer does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials at the time of publishing this article.

For consumers intent on purchasing Jergens Natural Glow, Amazon and Walmart currently have the best prices when considering shipping costs.