The brand Jergens has recently hit Australian shores (you can find the range at Priceline).
Jergens is claimed to be the most popular range of body lotions in the US (I think... where did I hear that?) so I am very surprised to hear that it has taken this long to hit Australia... especially since this brand started in 1901... yes, 1901! It has literally taken 113 years to come to Australia!
Moving on... this is an affordable range of body lotions to rival brands like Nivea, Dove, Palmers and Garnier (with a quick price indicator being 250ml bottles retailing for $6-8ish and 650ml bottles retailing for $12-13ish).
I have been testing out the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser Fair to Medium (221ml) which retails for $10.99 from Priceline, and the Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser (250ml) which retails for $5.99 from Priceline. There are also numerous other body lotions and gradual tanning products in the range.
|Left: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser Fair to Medium |
Right: Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser
I'm going to start with the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser Fair to Medium because I love this stuff (and have already bought a backup)! I am not a mega crazy tanner, but I definitely like to use something to take that stark pasty white edge off. I am also pretty lazy with tanning (unless there is an occasion to go all out) and I would prefer to use something that doesn't require protective gloves (aka a tanning mitt) and a lot of fiddling around. This is my perfect tanning product because I love the consistency of the lotion... it is thick and luxurious (it's the body lotion equivalent to calling a really good eye shadow a "buttery" eye shadow) but it soaks in beautifully and doesn't feel greasy. It also has a nice body lotion scent that does eventually fade to a slight fake tan scent, but nothing too noticeable. The colour that this provides is very minimal, and takes a few days to build up to something more obvious. If you do use this every day then it may build to a slightly orange toned tan after about a week, so I prefer to apply this every second day (alternating with a normal moisturiser) to keep a little bit of colour to my skin without it being anything too drastic. Being so gradual, it also means that you can slap this on without worrying too much about streaks, stained hands or stained clothes. If you wanted something with more colour then there is a darker version.
Compared to the amazing gradual tanner, the Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser just seemed ok. I was hoping that this would be the same consistency as the gradual moisturiser but without the colour, but that wasn't the case. This is still a lovely moisturiser, but it is slightly thinner and less luscious as the Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser. Compared to other affordable body lotions on the market, this is actually pretty good and isn't as runny or thin as say, a Nivea or Garnier body lotions, but it also isn't as greasy as some of the other affordable thicker body lotions.
Overall, I am very excited to see that Jergens is available in Australia, and I highly recommend the Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser to anyone who wants to easily add a bit of colour while moisturising, and I also recommend checking out the body lotions if you want a basic, decent, affordable body lotion.
Have you tried anything from Jergens? What did you think?
Random thought: I was trying to pin point why I dislike the smell of fake tan, and I realised that it's not actually the scent that I hate, but the fact that all females (and some males) will know that I have been fake tanning... weird.