Glow Up and Tone Up
I was excited to receive another gift from a brand recently: Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer. I still can’t believe I’ve begun getting opportunities to try complimentary products! To cover a range of skin tones, Jergens thoughtfully included one bottle for fair to medium skin and one bottle for medium to tan skin.
How It Works
The Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer is intended for use in the shower, after you’ve turned off the water. It’s easy to use: you smooth a bit of moisturizer on to wet skin and then pat dry—no rinsing needed. The product glides on to wet skin and locks in the moisture. This moisturizer also gradually imparts a subtle color to the skin and claims to reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as seven days.
My Personal Test
Jergens Natural Glow is a very different type of product for me. The skin on my body is quite sensitive so I steer clear of products with fragrance—I’ve been using unscented shower gel and body lotion for probably at least a couple years now. I haven’t tried any type of self tanner in years because of my skin’s sensitivity. And I’ve been perfectly fine with my pastiness. So, honestly, this product is not something I would normally buy…but I was certainly willing to try it!
My skin is fair so of course I used the Fair to Medium skin tone option. I do have a bit of cellulite on my upper thighs but it’s not a major concern of mine, so I was less interested in the moisturizer’s toning aspect. But I mean, who wouldn’t say no to some toning? 😛
I applied the moisturizer to my arms and legs after showering each day, following the guideline to start with a dime-size for each arm and a quarter-size for each leg. The product has a mild scent, but it’s not overwhelming or offensive to my nose. My skin definitely felt soft and moisturized all day after use. At first I didn’t experience any irritation, but after five or six days I started to get a few red, itchy bumps near my elbows and on my legs. So I decided to stop using Natural Glow. I’m pretty sure it’s what caused the irritation, because it was the only thing different about my body care routine. Unfortunately, this product turned out not to be right for me, but it’s not Jergens’ fault that my skin is super sensitive.
Before and After
Because this is a type of self tanner, I took before photos of my left arm and leg for comparison. For some reason my skin is always red in my before pics, so these aren’t great comparison photos. But here they are…you can’t really see much of a difference in the color of my arm (aside from the redness on the left):
The leg photos illustrate a very slight glow-up, which is not bad after less than a week. If you look closely you can also see a couple of the red bumps on my calf in the after pic:
I do feel like the like the moisturizer was starting to impart a bit of a glow to my skin before I stopped using it. I wish my skin hadn’t reacted so I could have tested it out for longer!
One more thing I want to comment on is that this moisturizer does contain parabens. I guess the jury is still out on whether parabens are actually harmful, but I’ve been avoiding buying products containing them for quite awhile now. So it’s just something to be aware of if you’re also avoiding parabens.
In case you’re wondering, the bottles aren’t going to waste. I sent each one to a friend! So hopefully they’ll be able to get more use out of them than I did.
Thank you again to Jergens for giving me the opportunity to try the Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer!
Have you tried this product yet?
**The brand gifted me the products in this post for consideration.**