Review: Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer Gradual Self Tanner

Hey guys,

So it’s summer and I just love having a tan, it really boosts my confidence and can even make me look a little more toned! Lol!! I’ve been a lot more conscious over the last few years in terms of sun exposure, especially since I noticed some tiny fine lines on my for head!! We all know how bad it is for your skin to spend day after day baking in the sun. Sure there’s the risk of skin cancer but also aesthetic damage to the skin. Over exposure to UV-A and B rays can lead to dark spots, it can also enhance and increase fine lines and wrinkles. Of course Vitamin D the old fashion way is great for the skin and everyone looks a little fresher but hours on end for weeks on end can really take a tole not only on skin but hair too.

So I’ve decided to try out some self tanners instead of baking my skin in the sun and I thought I’d review the Jergens Natural Glow for you guys. I Purchased the Natural Glow +Firming Daily Moisturizer in Medium to Tan Skin Tones ($10.49) as well as the Natural Glow Face Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 for Medium to Tan Skin Tones ($8.49). They can be purchased in the US at your local drug store or on Amazon for all my international gals and dolls.

Jergens_NaturalGlow_SelfTanSo I’ve heard a lot about the Jergens gradual tanners but haven’t really heard about the Natural Glow Face Moisturizer with SPF 20. So I picked it up to give it a try along with the body moisturizer.


According to Jergens

“Jergens® Natural Glow FACE Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 20 gradually creates fabulous, natural-looking color with a subtle skin darkening complex. Specially formulated for your face. This advanced formula contains SPF 20 to help defend against the effects of everyday sun exposure.

  • Dermatologist-tested and oil-free
  • Lightweight formula
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Works great with any Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer for the body”

I was disappointed with this product. I saw a very gradual (shall I say super slow and minimal color) tan occurring but no where near the speed or darkness of the body version (review below). Plus it made my skin breakout. The smell isn’t very pleasant either.


4/10. Unfortunately this product just didn’t deliver. No color payoff, awkward smell and gave me breakouts! OK, so it has SPF 20 in it which is great but nothing amazing! The formula was light weight but I noticed it made my skin feel sweaty around the nose area… I hate that feeling!!

Luckily the body version was a different story….

Jergens_NaturalGlow_BodyAccording to Jergens:

“Jergens® Natural Glow +FIRMING Daily Moisturizer gradually creates fabulous natural-looking color with a subtle skin-darkening complex. In as little as 7 days you’ll experience visibly firmer skin with less noticeable cellulite and improved elasticity.

  • Clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite in as little as 7 days
  • No sunless tanner odor”

I decided to grab the medium to tan skin tones, I guess I would be considered light but I already had a bit of a tan and really wanted to see how the darkest would develop. It was easy to apply and streak free. The texture felt just like a normal body moisturizer.

It definitely gave me an amazing tan…in 3 days of consecutive applications I already noticed a nice tan developing and after 7 days I had a really nice dark tan. It wasn’t orange or muddy looking either so I was pleasantly surprised.

I stopped application on the 7th day to test how it faded. It took about three days to start fading but when it did it was really blotchy. It took me two showers and major scrubbing to get it almost completely off and I still see some coming off on my towel (4th shower since fading began)

As for the firming and cellulite reducing capabilities, I saw none of that to be honest. Sure I may have looked a bit more toned but that’s just because the tan hides the imperfections!! As for the odor…well when you first apply it, it smells ok, nothing fancy but nothing bothersome. After an hour or so I definitely smelt that fake tan odor…and it totally lingered all day. So that was a total turn off and a complete let down :(


7/10. Overall this product is pretty decent. For a gradual self tanner the color develops within a few days and you do achieve a nice summer tan especially for light/medium skin tones. The odor really put me off, so did the blochiness when it faded.  I would recommend this for those of you who may be new at self tanning or looking for a gradual formula.

Too be completely honest this is not my preferred way to get that gorgeous bronzed goddess summer skin. I prefer the fast activating-over-night-style self tanners where you wash off the color guard in the shower the following day like the ones available from St.Tropez or Fake Bake.

FakeBake_SelfTanI was testing the Fake Bake self tanner before the Jergens and I totally loved it. You put it on at night, wash it off in the morning and you have a streak free gorgeous tan. You can even use it on your face which is a bonus. It lasts a week and the fading is so subtle. Its just an amazing product.

There are so many self tanning products out there to try….Whats your favorite self tan product? I really want to try the Tarte Maracuja Self Tanner…Have any of you tried it? I heard its pretty amazing!!

Hugs from Beauty Land.