Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer — A Healthy, Lasting Tan
In the East Coast, the spring-to-summer weather has been a complete rollercoaster, with more peaks and valleys than a vital signs chart. But when summer has reared its head, it’s been as steamy as a Sean Paul song — and, of course, that means pulling out mini shorts, skirts, and capri pants. The downside? Having to unveil unseemly alabaster legs that have been in hibernation for over 5 months. If you’re self-conscious about your pallor, then invest in a nice sunless tanner so as to give your skin a healthy glow. If you haven’t been keeping track of all the recent health studies (and your common sense hasn’t kicked in), here’s a news flash: tanning booths are an express lane to skin cancer, with a single session proving as damaging as 12 trips to the beach sans sunblock. Clearly, then, the best way to get a healthy glow is through healthy means — by staying away from tanning booths and sheltering yourself from excessive exposure to UV rays. A great sunless tanning lotion, then, is a key investment. Jergens‘ already robust Natural Glow line has now been extended to include the Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer (pictured above) and the Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer.
The Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer is my favorite product in the line thus far since it yields natural-looking color that builds gradually with every use. In other words, you won’t just apply it once and come out looking like Snooki from Jersey Shore (yes, exhale a sigh of relief now). The color builds to a natural golden bronze, steering completely clear of the orange spectrum. Plus, the formula hydrates with ingredients like avocado oil, glycerin, olive oil, and jojoba seed oil; soothes with calendula flower and oat extracts; and provides protection from free radicals thanks to its concentration of Vitamin E and other antioxidants. Just remember: this product doesn’t contain any SPF protection, so you should follow up with a proper sunscreen before going out in the sun.
Plus, here’s an interesting pop culture tie-in: Jane Krakowski (who plays the hilariously narcissistic actress Jenna Maloney on NBC’s 30 Rock) has teamed up with Jergens and the Skin Cancer Foundation to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning and the benefits of obtaining a truly healthy glow. As part of the campaign, Krakowski created a video in which she describes her own breakthroughs (and mishaps) in the process of trying to look tan, and advises viewers on how to have golden, glowing skin without sacrificing their health. Through the end of summer, every time someone views the clip, Jergens will donate $1 to the Skin Cancer Foundation. So check it out and share with your friends, ok? Visit YouTube.com/Jergens
Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Daily Moisturizer, $8.99. Available at mass food and drug retailers nationwide.