One nice thing about airlines not allowing any liquid containers over 2 oz. to be brought in carry-on luggage is that sometimes it forces you to buy a full-size product when you get to your destination. Yes, this is a good thing! That's because sometimes you can’t find your normal favorite product so you have to try a new one, and this is how I came to use Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Firming. I chose the shade Medium/Tan Skin Tones because ones for lighter tones tend to not show up much, in my experience.
I like using gradual self-tanners in skin-baring months because I come from a long line of pigment-challenged people. My goal isn’t to achieve a golden glow but just to knock off the glare and avoid stares, what I like to call the ‘no glare, no stare’ appearance. I’ve used several self-tanners and have become a bit of an expert on them. Some are stinky, have too much shimmer, rub off on to clothing, don’t blend well or aren’t a believable shade. Plus some of them stain your fingernails regardless of how thoroughly you wash your hands afterward. I’ve found none of these problems with this Jergens Natural Glow version. It has nothing but positives and does a great job of providing the ‘no glare, no stare’ look I want.
One way it’s different from the others I’ve tried is the thick texture, which I really like. The others have ranged from a regular lotion consistency to downright runny. I have drier skin and this thicker formula moisturizes so well that I feel softer than ever. Another added difference is its claim to help reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as 7 days. Truthfully, just using a self-tanner at all can help with that, so I can’t say this is working any miracles for me, but I do feel like my legs look pretty nice while using it. And at $7.99 for a 7.5 oz. tube, it’s a good deal. Obtaining a healthy appearance without risking skin cancer has never been easier. I’ve found a new favorite thanks to flight restrictions! This lotion gets an A from me.
Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Firming can be bought at most drug stores and at www.drugstore.com.
Originally reveiwed May 11, 2009