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Jergens Natural Glow–the (Truly) Cruelty-Free Way to Tan!

Hooray for the first signs of summer in New York! What do you think, dear readers–have we waited long enough or what?! Who doesn’t enjoy feeling the warm sun on their faces and limbs (covered with the appropriate cruelty-free sunscreen, of course)?

I’ll be the first to admit how much I love lying in the sun and soaking up its delicious rays, but I’m also smart enough to recognize the inherent risks associated with such a sybaritic indulgence. So, what’s a heliolatrous gal to do?  Should I simply hide my ashen legs underneath multiple layers?  Why would I want to do that, when I can have a healthy Jergens Natural Glow, instead.  As an additional bonus, my favorite formula–the firming daily moisturizer–may also help reduce the appearance of cellulite. What beach bunny wouldn’t love that?

For best results, here’s how to apply (courtesy of Jergens.com):

  • Always apply to freshly cleansed skin–this will help the moisturizer become fully absorbed.
  • Smooth on evenly and thoroughly, just as you would with any daily moisturizer.
  • Use sparingly on knuckles, knees, ankles and in between fingers and toes; these areas are dry and will absorb more of the product.
  • For a natural look on the back of hands and top of feet, gently feather the product toward fingers and toes.
  • For a natural look, apply the product to the tops of your arms and then blend around to the underarms.
  • Rinse excess residue from the palms of hands, between fingers and around nails.
  • As with any moisturizer, allow drying for several minutes before you dress.
  • Avoid getting wet for at least three hours after initial application.

Another thing to remember: exfoliation isn’t just for our faces!  After subjecting the skin on our bods to the harsh, drying effects of winter wind and indoor heating systems, now’s the perfect time to channel your inner snake and shed those icky dead dermal cells.   Not only will your skin feel better, you’ll also haven an easier time distributing Natural Glow (or any other self-tanner) evenly–which means you’re a lot less likely to wind up sporting a pumpkin-hued “tan”.  Check out the FAQs for a pretty extensive list of hints and tips.

I realize this product may not be everyone’s idea of a Summer Must-Have, but regular and careful use of this terrific moisturizer from cruelty-free drugstore favorite Jergens has helped me achieve a healthy glow which looks–and feels–almost as good as an old-fashioned tan.

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer

Jen #2
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  • http://www.naturewatch.org/news/2009/KaoCorporationJan09.asp Rebecca

    Hasn't Jergens been bought over by Kao? Kao test on animals.

    So if you buy this product your money is going to a manufacturer who tests on animals therefore you are supporting this company that actively and openly STILL tests on poor innocent creatures.

    Thanks for your compassion.

  • Jen #2

    Thanks for writing to us, Rebecca; as I had also mentioned in my e-mail to you, I am definitely open to receiving additional info and researching this further. Please feel free to either reply to my message or via MyBeautyBunny.com–whichever you'd prefer.

    –Jen #2

  • Molly

    I'm a bit confused about Jergens as well. I thought only their new line, Naturals, that state on the bottle that the finished product isn't tested on animals.

    I thought with that statement, there is the implication that ingredients used to make the Naturals line, may have been tested at some point, on animals.

    Sometimes it's difficult to get a straightforward answer. I remember once I found out Clearasil had been purchased by Boots (English drugstore chain) and called them to ask if they used animal testing. The cust. service girl on the phone said that they (Boots) didn't use animal testing but it didn't mean that Clearasil products hadn't been tested on animals before they acquired it. Okay, so-does that mean I can buy it or not?, I thought to myself. Lol.

    This was several years ago and I just looked at Clearasil's site & they're owned by Reckitt Benckiser now. I'd have to email or call again to find out if they use animal testing for this product line.

  • Molly

    P.S. Rebecca,

    Kao (a Japanese company) bought Jergens in 1988 but didn't change the parent brand name until 2004.

  • Molly

    Hiya!

    Read the email I received from Kao earlier today! (I also mentioned I hope an ingredient used in their Naturals Renewing lotion didn't come from palm oil & I think I even included a link to a business site about how damaging palm oil is to our environment.)

    We are pleased to inform you that Kao Brands Company does not use animals to test any aspect of our products. Additionally, current plans do not include the use of animals in the development of new products.

    The supplier of the palm oil raw material cannot confirm that all of the palm oil used in this particular ingredient is sustainable/renewable. However the supplier is now a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and working to create future products from sustainable/renewable sources.

    We hope this information is useful.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be of service.

    Cordially,

    Kao Brands Consumer Relations Dept.

    Ban Biore Curel Jergens John Frieda

  • Caitlin

    I also personally contacted Kao and was met with the same response that Molly was. So it looks like they’re in the clear. = )

  • http://www.mybeautybunny.com mybeautybunny

    Good to hear!

  • Nicole

    There are laws (in the US) that require certain kinds of testing. While things like Tylenol require it for now, personal care products do not. They do, however, require viable alternative testing that has been vetted as reliable. That includes alternate methods, as well as using only ingredients that have been proven as safe. So if something was okayed when animal testing was the norm, it’s safe to use now without further testing.
    So of something was tested on animals thirty years ago, and was proven to be safe for human use, it does. It require further animal testing. Now, if you’re still against it because of its past testing, that’s fine. But it’s very difficult to find something that was never, at any point in its commercial history, tested on animals.