Review: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tones (Revitalizing Formula)
Before trying this product, I had never used any kind of self tanner before!. I had always found them pretty intimidating, the thought of screwing up sounded traumatizing. However, with the weather getting much nicer here in the northwest, & wanting to start wearing shorts without blinding people with my creamy pale legs, I thought I’d do some research on self tanners & find one that was best for me. This Jergens self tanner got such great reviews, I thought I’d give this one a go for my first time.
Oh boy, where do I start with this product…
I’ll start by saying this is a gradual tanner that you use daily as a ‘moisturizer’ & it’s supposed to gradually tan your body, giving you the maximum tan for your skin tone in a week.
Because this is a gradual self tanning moisturizer, there is no tint to it so you really can’t tell where you’re applying it. This made it pretty impossible to make sure my ‘tan’ was even. And with it taking so long to develop any color, it also makes it almost impossible to correct your mistakes. >.<
I used this tanner every night for 3 days and finally started to see some color, but it wasn’t really a tan, just a tinted ‘glow’. So not really what I was going for, but the packaging also says that you can achieve a darker tan the more frequently you apply. So I decided instead of just using it at night, I would use it morning AND night to get the darker tan that I was craving.
Very bad decision. This tanner is not moisturizing at all. I did get a darker tan, and this was about the time I took the above photos. However, this product dried my legs out horribly, & I do not normally have dry skin at all. And because it was drying my skin out so badly, it was causing the color to just peel off in spots! Making my skin look spotty & blotchy :/ This didn’t happen when I was using it only once a day, but using it that sparingly barely gave me any color. And the color it did give me was very yellow and sick looking, so even with the slight tan glow it gave me, I was still too embarrassed to wear shorts ):
I have since started using a more traditional self tanner, & I won’t ever go back to any type of gradual tanner, & wouldn’t recommend this product!.