The Jergens Natural Glow Collection

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The Jergens brand was originally founded in 1901 and have used their years of experience to become experts in the skin care industry. Over the years they have established a very reputable name for themselves. They have an extensive product line so it may get a bit confusing to figure out which type of lotion/cream etc. is the best solution for your particular needs, especially the Natural Glow range of products. 

There are some general features that a common across their moisturizers, primarily that of gradually elevating your skin tone to a darkened natural glow but then each are tweaked with skin-enhancing additives to serve different purposes.

Here we are going to take a look at each of the Jergens Natural Glow product lines and what they all have to offer so that you can make an informed decision before scooping your very own bottle.

Who are Jergens?

As one of the leaders in the skin care trade, Jergens patented and specially formulated product line is widely known for their transformable skin effecting features. The Jergens moisturizing collection offers a range of lotions, creams, foams and moisturizers designed to enhance your skin’s appearance and texture, thus producing noticeably soft, smooth and healthy-looking skin.

Their concept has been tested and proven and has held up against many new invents over the years. They have established themselves as masters in their craft and have built a reputation that doesn’t falters.

What is Jergens Natural Glow?

Jergens have created a catalog of products known as the Natural Glow moisturizers. They are designed with skin enhancing ingredients to gradually deepen your complexion over several days.

Users are required to apply these moisturizers every day to eventually see changes to their skin color and to also maintain such color. The Jergens Natural Glow moisturizers are laden with skin conditioning extracts to generate softer and supple feeling skin and also produce a vibrant luminous glow.

The Jergens Natural Glow products are:

Does it work?

Yes it does! After all, Jergens is a trusted brand, if they say they will make your skin glow then you can hold them to it.

The Natural Glow moisturizers undoubtedly deepen your natural skin color to heightened shades of gold and bronze hues depending on your skin type, e.g. beige or olive toned.

How does it work?

The ingredients they use are two-folds — contained is the fixings of Dihydroxyacetone, popularly known as DHA, which is a non toxic colorant that interacts with the amino acids in the upper layers of the skin to boost a pigment called melanin so that your skin darken.

Then there are other conditioning ingredients such as Shea butter, olive oil, oat kernel extract, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil and flower extracts to hydrate and moisturize your skin to not only make it feel soft and supple but also buffs it to a healthy radiant glow.

How do I use or apply it?

While application is relatively easy, it’s actually a process. Jergens have taken great measures to create a comprehensive skin care regimen to guarantee the best results.

The first phase of the application process entails an exfoliating in-shower session with the use of their very own Natural Glow Color Primer. The Color Primer is a gel textured in-shower scrub, loaded with tiny exfoliating pebbles to wear away dirt and oils from your skin. If used with a shower mitten it can work wonders in smoothening your skin to achieve salon style results. This overall process primes your skin and prepares it for improved color absorption.

After using the Color Primer, you can choose from several options of their Natural Glow Moisturizers to initiate the second phase of the application process.

Whether you want to try the Natural Glow plus Firming Moisturizer or the Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse the process it basically the same. 

For best results, apply any of these mixtures by spreading it in your palms first then massage in deep circular motions on all areas of your body, keep reapplying to ensure that you cover every square inch of your skin’s surface. Wash your hands immediately after applying and allow your skin to dry for several minutes before getting dressed.

Also, the Natural Glow moisturizers all have instructions listed on the bottle, which serves as a very good guide on how to apply.

How long does Jergens Natural Glow take to dry?

The drying period will vary with different products however generally it’s not that much of a time difference for each. The Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer takes the longest to dry, which makes sense since you apply it after showering while your skin is still wet. 

If you allow the lotion to completely air dry then it will take you about 7 minutes, but they tell you to towel dry after application.

The other lotion-based moisturizers all take about the same time to dry, i.e. about 4 minutes and the mousse textured ones are little less, perhaps 2 minutes.

Which Jergens Natural Glow product should I use?

Well they are all great products but it’s unrealistic to get them all. First you have to figure out what your skin’s needs are and then which process of application you are most comfortable and adept with.

What this simply means is if you’re looking for a daily moisturizer then there are a couple options to choose from. The Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, the Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer and the Pumps version are pretty much the same you just need decide which method of application and/or dispensing you prefer. The Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizing is also one if the same, incase you rather a foam based option.

If your patience wears a little thin, then the Natural Glow Instant Sun is the perfect choice for you in achieving color the fastest. However the Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow will tan you quickly too, you just have to figure out how quickly you want to see results and/or if you prefer working with a lotion based moisturizer opposed to a foam based one.

Then the Natural Glow + Firming and Natural Glow + Protect speaks for themselves; these are also daily moisturizers with the added potentials of providing skin firming or SPF protection respectively.

Which color should I use?

There are mainly two color spectrums of the Natural Glow Moisturizers to suit persons with different skin types. There are: fair to medium and a medium to tan range.

Fair to medium will work for skin types 1 through 3, which spans from light pale/white to medium white/olive, while the medium to tan range works for skin types 4 to 6, that is olive/moderate brown to very dark brown.

How long does Jergens Natural Glow last?

With daily use, subtle color will begin to develop within 3 to 4 days, then in about a week you can expect to see a deepened natural looking skin color. To achieve elevated skin color, continue using frequently for another week or so, however the Natural Glow moisturizers reaches its peak around 2 weeks of daily use, after which it just stops getting your skin darker.

Once you have reached your preferred skin shade, you will need to keep reapplying every other day to maintain, if not the color will start to fade after the third day.

How to remove Jergens Natural Glow?

The moment you discontinue using these moisturizers your glow will eventually fade away. If you’d like to lighten or remove the color, simply shower and exfoliate your skin in warm water. Or if you rather, take a long warm bath then exfoliate with a body scrub and mitten for more effective removal.

Where to buy Jergens Natural Glow?

The Jergens brand is a pretty popular one; you can pretty much purchase a bottle of one their lotions anywhere from your local Walmart, Walgreens or Target stores. However the items from the Natural Glow product line may be a little more challenging to find, you can check out cosmetic and beauty retailers like Ulta and Sephora but your best bet would be online, for sure you can find any of these moisturizers on Amazon.

The official Jergens website also has a buying guide for specific products of interest, simple locate the type of Natural Glow item you want and there should be a ‘Where to Buy’ link on the page.

The Full range of Jergens Natural Glow Products

Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available only in 7.5 FL oz./ 221 mL

Jergens wet skin moisturizer has a pretty good concept, the question you need answered is, does it actually work?

Well there are a couple things to know:

  1. The wet skin moisturizer aspect is pretty brilliant – application couldn’t be easier. Having residual water on your skin after a shower makes this lotion glide over your skin like silk and the coverage it gives can be quite adequate if applied correctly.
  2. This Jergens in-shower moisturizer is only one part of a skin enhancing system from Jergens. There is also a skin color primer that exfoliates and preps your skin before using this product and works hand in hand in achieving the best results.
  3. The lotion will get you some color but it really takes some patience. I experienced a subtle hue after the third consecutive use and significant yet slight color deepening after a week. Another week elevated my skin tone to about 2 shades dimmer but that’s where it stopped.

That being said, you wont achieve a substantial looking change in skin color or look tanned for that matter. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer is simply for brightening up your complexion to give you a healthy looking glow.

  • It works! Tints your skin and gives you a nice and natural glow
  • Very easy to apply (mitten/glove is not necessary, just wash your hands after application)
  • Nice light scent
  • Will streak if not applied properly. Squeeze a dime-size amount unto palm and rub your hands together, then apply in deep circular motion for all sections of your body.
  • Takes a long time to color your skin
  • Challenging drying process – towel drying not recommended, air dry preferably.
  • FLAWLESS SELF TANNING - Create a flawless tan for gradual, natural-looking color before, or after, the beach.
  • GRADUAL TANNING LOTION - Our Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer will gradually enhance and deepen your natural skin tone to provide hassle-free, streak-free color.
  • EASY, FAST-DRYING APPLICATION - For use on wet skin, our in-shower moisturizer gives you control with no "wait time" before toweling off.
  • FRESH SCENTED SUNLESS TANNING - Jergens Natural Glow self-tanning in-shower moisturizer will keep you feeling fresh with a light and fresh scent.
  • GRADUAL SUNLESS TANNING - Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer glides on smooth for in-shower application, and develops color with minimal transfer or drying time.

Jergens Natural Glow Color Primer

Color options: N/A | Bottle size: Available only in 5.5 FL oz./ 162 mL

This is the primer mentioned above that you use before the Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer.

It is a brown colored exfoliant loaded with tiny exfoliating pebbles to wear away dirt and oils from your skin as well smoothen and prime the surface so that it adheres the colorants of the natural glow wet skin moisturizer and pretty much any other tanning lotion. It’s a very good and effective exfoliator; the consistency is of medium density, it spreads nicely and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

  • This primer works with other Jergens Natural Glow gradual tanners and other tanning lotions on a whole
  • Can be used alone without prepping for tanning
  • Works effortlessly to exfoliate and prime your skin
  • Smells like sun block – not a good scent
  • Some users find this primer too course or rough on the skin
  • Doesn’t lather well

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Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun

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Color options: Light bronze & deep bronze | Bottle size: Available in 6 FL oz./ 177 mL and sample size 1.5 oz./ 44 mL

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun gives you instant tanning results after just one use. The mousse has a light brown mocha looking color that tints your skin upon application then continues to darken your complexion over a couple hours. The color complex formula gives you a beautiful sun kissed skin tone and a natural looking tan; so don’t worry about looking orange or abnormally dark. It reaches its peak after a week and maintains the same color with continued use.

The consistency is thick enough to give good coverage and goes on readily so that you can successfully achieve streak-free results. Overall, this instant sunless tanner gets a thumb’s up from me, it’s worth every penny regardless of its flaws.

  • Gives you a nice natural color
  • Dries quickly
  • Pleasant light fresh scent
  • May experience color transfer on clothing – beware!
  • Not much longevity - will fade after about the third day especially if you discontinue using
  • Not advised to use on your face
  • Flawless Self Tanning: Create a Flawless Tan for Gradual, Natural Looking Color Before, or After, the Beach
  • Instant Tanning Results: Our Airy Tanning Mousse Enhances Your Natural Skin Tone to Mimic Results from the Sun
  • Customize Your Color: Develop Your Tone Instantly, and Watch It Deepen Within Hours of Application for Steak Free Results; Use the Next Day for Deeper Color
  • TROPICAL, FRUITY SCENT: Jergens Natural Glow Mousse gives you an island escape with its tropical, fruity fragrance
  • Easy, Fast Drying Application: Applied by Hand or Sunless Tanning Mitt, Our Self Tanning Mousse Is Tinted for Precise Application, and It Dries in Just 60 Seconds

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Pump

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available in 10 FL oz./ 295 mL

Now this is a great substitute to your usual moisturizer especially if you’re looking to get tanned or maintain an existing one. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Pump comes in an easy to use pump bottle with a highly nourishing body lotion made with a potent blend of antioxidants along with vitamin E to leave your skin feeling conditioned and soft. Additionally, there are gradual tanning elements to darken your skin tone over time. I saw results on the third day and I have a medium skin tone. So I would recommend daily and consistent use to see results sooner and continued use to keep your glow going.

It can be used on any skin type, whether you’re pale or darker in complexion, Jergens Natural Glow Daily moisturizer can even help with persons with uneven skin tone to give color consistency all while producing a radiate look.

  • Gives you a natural looking tan
  • Nourishes and conditions your skin with every use
  • Fades evenly
  • Has a nice light scent
  • Takes a while to see noticeable change in your skin color
  • High maintenance, you have to use it almost everyday for color upkeep
  • Scent doesn’t last very long
  • Gradually creates flawless, natural-looking color while hydrating skin, even when the beach is miles (or months) away
  • Developed to subtly enhance and gradually deepen the natural skin tone, providing streak-free, hassle-free color
  • Keeps skin moisturized and healthy-looking with a blend of antioxidants and Vitamin E
  • Light, fresh scent - no unpleasant sunless tanner odor
  • Simply smoothing on as your daily body lotion and waiting a few minutes before getting dressed makes application nearly effortless

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available in 7.5 FL oz./ 221 ml

This is simply another of Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizers, even though the bottle is a different design, the lotion inside is just as great. This one comes in a tube type bottle and is perhaps a more suitable option to travel with. This way you can be on top of your application game, since consistency is key in keeping up your tan and glow. 

Also, with constant use you will experience better feeling skin. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer will revitalize and continually condition and nourish your skin the more you use it. Overtime, your skin will have a rich deepened color that not only looks great but also feels fantastic!

  • Good moisturizing elements
  • Undoubtedly gives you healthy looking skin
  • Will give you lasting results with continued use
  • Scent doesn’t last
  • High maintenance
  • Takes a long time to see tanning results
  • Gradually creates natural-looking color fair skin tones antioxidant
  • Vitamin e formula keeps skin looking healthy & glowing twice
  • long moisturize into an invigorated glow

Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available in 6.25 oz / 177g

This is perhaps my favorite of all the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizers, I love the foam type dispenser and the unique whipped foam textured formula. Its light and feels great when smoothed over your skin. The consistency is pretty good too, allowing for proper coverage, you just have to work a little faster during the application process since it dries considerably fast. It’s important to apply this foam type moisturizer in deep circular motions all over your body with about 3 pumps per application to get ample and even coverage.

  • Relatively easy application
  • Has a lightweight solution that leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh without any sticky residue.
  • Dries quickly – no wait time before getting dressed
  • A bottle of the foam moisturizer doesn’t last as long as the lotion types because you have to use more of the mixture per application
  • May get streaky if not applied properly
  • The scent doesn’t last very long
  • Gradually creates flawless, natural-looking color while hydrating skin, even when the beach is miles (or months) away
  • With color-enhancers and hydrating ingredients, this quick-drying, lightweight foam moisturizer gradually deepens the natural skin tone, providing streak-free, hassle-free color
  • Unique whipped texture provides light moisturization
  • Dries completely in seconds - no sticky residue or “wait time” before getting dressed
  • Light, fresh scent - no unpleasant sunless tanner odor

Jergens Natural Glow Face

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available in 6.25 oz / 177g

There is no need to experiment with other products or any of the other Jergens Natural Glow moisturizing lotions, this one is made particularly for the face.

With hypoallergenic ingredients, Jergens Natural Glow Face will gradually create a safe yet developed looking skin color on your face. Additionally, offering broad-spectrum SPF 20 protection from everyday exposure to the sun.

It has a lightweight, oil free formula that feels good when applied on the face, leaving it feeling fresh and unclogged.

If you happen to wear foundation on your face, Jergens Natural Glow Face can give you a flawless, natural tanned color to eliminate that whole process as well. However, if you choose to still wear your make-up just allow the solution to dry then apply make-up afterwards.

 Also, if you are uncertain about using the other Jergens moisturizers on your body due to sensitive skin issues, perhaps this face lotion can be an alternative. Give it a try!

  • Safe and effective tanning formula
  • Lightweight moisturizer that leaves skin feeling soft and clean
  • Can be used on other areas of the body if you have sensitive skin
  • Wash hands after using, may stain hands and nails as well
  • Too many applications to maintain color
  • FLAWLESS SELF TANNING: Create a flawless tan for gradual, natural looking color before, or after, the beach
  • PROTECTION FROM THE SUN: Our lightweight Natural Glow moisturizer includes broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and keeps your skin hydrated
  • ACHIEVE A HEALTHY LOOKING TONE: With Jergens Daily Moisturizer's blend of nutrients and skin tone enhancers, expect a beautiful, natural looking facial tan within a week; Try going makeup free in 7 days
  • FRESH SCENTED SUNLESS TANNING: Jergens Natural Glow self tanning daily moisturizers will keep you feeling fresh with a light and fresh scent
  • DAILY SKIN HYDRATION: Simply use as your daily body lotion, smoothing on evenly before getting dressed; Use daily to maintain gradual color

Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available in 4 FL oz / 118 mL

Of all the other moisturizers mentioned in this line-up, Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow will not only get you tanned the fastest but also the darkest. There are a bunch of skin tone specific enhancers and antioxidants that deepens and changes your complexion in as little as one day. It doesn’t matter which skin tone you are the results are unparalleled.

Also, you can look forward to getting your skin hydrated and moisturized too; this lotion contains a healthy blend of mango seed butter, petroleum jelly, mineral oil and vitamin E. This guarantees smooth and supple feeling skin when used.

  • Gives you a natural looking bronzed tan color
  • Works fast
  • Doubles as a great moisturizing lotion
  • Takes daily and continued use to upkeep your tan
  • Experienced color transfer on clothing and sheets
  • Apply sparingly, too much can turn your skin oddly dark; some people have described getting an orange looking skin color.
  • FLAWLESS SELF TANNING - Create a flawless tan for gradual, natural-looking color before, or after, the beach.
  • ENHANCE YOUR SKIN TONE - Formulated with a blend of skin-tone enhancers and antioxidants, our moisturizer helps provides streak-free color from hassle-free application within 3 days.
  • ACHIEVE HEALTHY-LOOKING SKIN - With antioxidants and Vitamin E, Jergens Natural Glow 3 Day To Glow Moisturizer features a blend of nutrients to boost moisturization for healthier-looking skin.
  • FRESH SCENTED SUNLESS TANNING - Jergens Natural Glow self-tanning moisturizers will keep you feeling fresh with a light and fresh scent.
  • DAILY SKIN HYDRATION - Simply use as your daily body lotion, smoothing on evenly before getting dressed. Within 3 days, you can expect results.

Jergens Natural Glow +FIRMING

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available only in 7.5 FL oz / 221 ml

There are some very helpful ingredients in this lotion to reduce the appearance of cellulite all while deepening your complexion. Infused with vitamin E, collagen, elastin and ginseng, Jergens Natural Glow and Firming will tighten and improve elasticity of your skin and ultimately keep it healthy-looking as long as you continue using it. Results in firming your skin may vary with individuals but color transformations to your skin tone can be seen almost instantly. Also, along with its other co-products, this lotion serves as a pretty good moisturizer and is even more effective if used daily.

  • Darkens and tightens your skin in one go
  • Gives you a nice skin color
  • Easy application
  • Not a great scent
  • Do a patch test if you choose to use this lotion on your face or if you have sensitive skin, may cause your skin to breakout
  • May stain clothing
  • Flawless Self Tanning: Create a Flawless Tan for Gradual, Natural Looking Color Before, or After, the Beach
  • Gradual Tanning Lotion: Our Jergens Natural Glow+FIRMING Moisturizer Will Gradually Enhance and Deepen Your Natural Skin Tone to Provide Hassle Free, Streak Free Color
  • Combined Visible Cellulite Reduction: With Collagen, Elastin, and Green Tea Infusions, Our Fast Acting Formula Will Help Reduce Cellulite Appearance Within 7 Days
  • ACHIEVE HEALTHY LOOKING SKIN: With antioxidants and Coconut Water, Jergens +FIRMING Moisturizer hydrating blend of nutrients boosts moisturization for healthier looking skin and daily skin hydration
  • Fresh Scented Sunless Tanning: Jergens Natural Glow Self Tanning Daily Moisturizers Will Keep You Feeling Fresh with a Light and Fresh Scent

Jergens Natural Glow +PROTECT

Color options: Fair to medium & medium to tan skin tones | Bottle size: Available only in 6 FL oz / 177 ml

For a skin darkening solution with the optimal sun-blocking potential, you can count on Jergens Natural Glow plus Protect. It is a daily moisturizing lotion that gradually enhances your skin color to a vibrant glow with the addition of a broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen.

The tanning results are pretty much the same as the other products in the Natural Glow line, you will see your skin start to deepen in the second or third use to a natural looking tan and instantly feel soft and silky skin from the conditioning ingredients in the lotion. If you happen to spend a lot of time in the sun or is highly intolerable of it, then this is perfect option for you.

  • Delivers a nice, natural looking skin tone
  • Has a high number SPF for extensive sun-blocking effects
  • Good silky texture makes application easy too
  • Highly potent scent, may be a bit too overpowering but perfumed
  • Won't give you dramatic tanning results
  • Requires several uses a day to maximize sun block protection
  • Broad spectrum uva/uvb protection with spf 20 protects your skin from the sun's rays
  • Flawless, natural looking color just by moisturizing
  • Contains erythrulose, dha, and spf to provide gradual color development over the course of a week to create a natural-looking summer glow
  • This will help the moisturizer to fully absorb into the skin and ensure natural-looking summer color
  • If you have any unwanted color on your skin, it will wear off in a few days or you can use a body or facial scrub to help remove it


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