JERGENS® Natural Glow®

+PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens FAQs

How are the JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens different from the old JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizers?

The new JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens provide sun protection to defend against everyday sun exposure. These sunscreens were designed to deliver the same natural-looking color that is delivered by the other JERGENS® Natural Glow® Daily Moisturizers.

How does JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens work?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens have a combination of color-enhancing ingredients and sunscreens. The product is designed to deliver just the right amount of color while the sunscreens help protect skin from everyday sun exposure. JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens are also enhanced with emollients to help nourish the skin.

What is in it? What's the active ingredient?

The formula, containing color-enhancing ingredients (dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, and Erythrulose), begins to subtly and gradually deepen your natural skin tone in a few days.

This product contains 6% Octinoxate and 2% Oxybenzone, commonly used sunscreen ingredients.

What is a sunscreen? How often should I apply to stay protected?

A sunscreen is an ingredient that helps protect the skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, reducing sunburn and other skin damage, ultimately leading to a lower risk of skin cancer. JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens contain sunscreen ingredients that protect against harmful sun rays, which can cause sunburn.

For best results of color development, wait at least 3 hours after applying JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens before activities such as swimming, exercising, or sun-bathing--to allow the color to properly develop.

If you will be outside for prolonged sun exposure, apply again 15-20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapplication is necessary after activities such as swimming, sweating, sun-bathing, and continuous sun exposure. For best results, JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens can be reapplied every 2-3 hours.

What does the SPF stand for? What does the SPF number indicate?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The SPF of a sunscreen is a laboratory measure of the effectiveness of a sunscreen; the higher the SPF number, the more protection is offered against sun rays that can cause sunburn.

(Specifically, the SPF number describes the number of minutes an average person can remain exposed to the sun wearing a sunscreen, without getting sunburned.) The protected length of time is dependent on the length of time it takes an individual to sunburn without a sunscreen—and this varies greatly from person to person.

Do JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen provide UVA protection?

The active sunscreen ingredients in the product are designed primarily to provide protection from UVB rays.

What is the difference between UVA protection and UVB protection?

Both types of protection are important. UVB sunscreens protect against wavelengths that penetrate the outer layers of the skin that lead to immediate effects such as sunburn and may contribute to skin cancer. UVA sunscreens protect against wavelengths that penetrate deeper into the skin causing longer term damage. Damage in these deeper layers contributes to premature skin aging and may contribute to skin cancer.

What are the color-enhancing ingredients?

These products contain Erythrulose and Dihydroxyacetone (DHA). Although DHA is found in common sunless tanners, Erythrulose is not typically found in common sunless tanners. Erythrulose is used in prestige department store brand facial sunless tanning products. JERGENS® Natural Glow® +Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens contain a combination of DHA and Erythrulose to provide more natural-looking skin color than common sunless tanners which typically contain only DHA.

How do the color-enhancing ingredients work?

Our research has optimized the combination of Erythrulose and DHA, so that they work together to subtly enhance and gradually deepen your natural skin color. Both Erythrulose and DHA provide deeper skin color through chemical reactions, called the Maillard Reaction. However, they deepen skin color at different rates of change and to different skin colorations. Both ingredients are safe for consumers for topical use.

What is in it? What are the active ingredients?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens are a great moisturizer containing the same moisturizing ingredients found in many other JERGENS® lotions (for example: glycerin and emollients). The formula, containing color-enhancing ingredients (dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, and erythrulose), begins to subtly and gradually deepen your natural skin tone over the course of a week.

Will the color be natural on my skin?

To provide more natural-looking skin color than other sunless tanners, which typically contain only DHA, JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens use a combination of DHA and Erythrulose. And together, they subtly enhance and gradually deepen your natural skin color. The result is natural-looking color.

When will I start to see color on my skin?

It will depend on how often you apply the product and how much you use, but if used daily you should start to see color in as little as three days and a full shade darker in just one week.

Is this an effective moisturizer?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer are great moisturizers that provides very effective skin hydration. They contain the same moisturizing ingredients found in many other JERGENS® lotions (for example: glycerin and emollients).

How often should I apply this product? Can I jump to a darker shade for a quicker effect?

For best results, you should apply JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen every day. A gradual, natural-looking color will result after about 1 week of continued use. If desired, try a darker formula, but the results may not be as natural-looking. Or, if you are looking for a faster way to get natural-looking color, try JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days To Glow Moisturizers. You should see color after one day and a full shade in just 3 days.

What happens if I stop using the product? How long will the color stay on my skin?

If you stop using JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen, your skin color will begin to fade in a few days and be completely faded after about one to two weeks.

Why does the color on my face sometimes not match the color on my body?

The difference in color is a result of a variety of factors. To start, facial skin can be thinner than body skin, can exfoliate at a different rate, and is exposed to different environmental conditions than body skin. For a product specifically formulated for the face, try JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens and achieve a head-to-toe glow.

How long before I see results with JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens?

This body lotion instantly hydrates skin, leaving it smooth, healthier-looking and supple. You will begin to see a subtle development of color within several days and a full shade darker in just one week.

Which formula should I choose?

Using the formula customized for your natural skin tone will ensure the most natural-looking color. To find your natural skin tone, look at the inside (or underside) of your forearms, since these areas are not typically exposed to the sun.

Refer to the color charts on the back of the packages and choose the one with a "STARTING POINT" color that most closely matches your natural skin tone.

Another way to choose your formula is to refer to your favorite facial foundation color. If you typically use foundation colors that are fair or (light) medium (for example: Light Ivory, Ivory, Porcelain, Alabaster, Light Beige, Nude), then choose JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen for Fair to Medium Skin Tones.

If you typically use foundation colors that are (darker) medium or tan (for example: Medium Beige, Tan, Caramel), then choose JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen for Medium to Tan Skin Tones.

Will I eventually have to change to a darker shade?

No. Some people have switched to a darker shade with good results after first using a lighter shade. To find the right formula, make sure you're choosing your shade based on your natural skin tone or starting skin tone.

Can I use JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens all over my body?

Yes, JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens were designed for use on the body and is acceptable for use everywhere that you desire subtly darkened skin.

Can I use JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens on my face?

This product was designed for use on the body. For a product specifically formulated for the face, try JERGENS® Natural Glow® FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens and achieve a head-to-toe glow.

How long should I wait before I get dressed?

After applying JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen, allow several minutes for it to dry prior to getting dressed. This will prevent any lotion from rubbing off on clothes and ensure even coverage on the skin.

Can I use another moisturizer with this product?

You may use another lotion with this product; for example, choose JERGENS® Ultra Healing® or JERGENS® Shea Butter Moisturizer. You may mix and match JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens with any JERGENS® Skincare products. If using two moisturizers at the same time, apply JERGENS® Natural Glow® +Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen first and allow it to dry completely.

How can I prevent my elbows and knees from becoming darker than the rest of my skin?

The skin on elbows and knees tends to be drier, with more layers of skin cells. Since coloration take place in the surface layers of skin, the color can concentrate in those areas. We suggest that elbows and knees receive a light application of JERGENS® Natural Glow® Moisturizers or you can try JERGENS® Ultra Healing® Moisturizer on the "roughest parts" like knees and elbows first, to smooth the skin.

Can I use different skin tone formulas for my body and face?

Yes, you may use different skin tone formulas for your body and face if you feel using different formulas will provide the best matches for the skin tones of your body and face.

Can I use a sunscreen with this product?

Yes. Just apply it after you use JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen. Remember that repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

I am not seeing any skin color change, am I doing something wrong?

Everyone's color development can be different. Try using a darker formula shade or try one of the JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days To Glow Moisturizers. With JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days To Glow Moisturizers you will see color after one use and get a full shade of color in just three days.

I seem to have an orange color. What happened?

This is likely from overuse of the product. Try using a lighter shade formula or use less of the product. You may be able to use it every other day instead of daily.

When is the best time to apply?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens can be applied any time of day, but allow 3 hours before exercise, swimming, or showering. For best results apply to freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin. This will help ensure natural-looking even color.

Will I get too dark? Will the color be even?

After one week of daily use, your skin should be about one shade darker. Continue to use the product daily or every other day, so that the color will be maintained and skin tone will remain even. JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens gradually darken only the very top layers of your skin. And since the top layers of skin cells naturally exfoliate to expose new skin cells, your skin color will naturally reach a plateau. Regular use of JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens will ensure evenness of skin color.

If I use JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens more than once a day, will I get darker faster?

To achieve natural-looking color it is not necessary to use JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens more than once or twice a day. However, if you wish to get darker faster, you may use it a few times each day; results will vary by individual. For a faster natural-looking glow, try JERGENS® Natural Glow® 3 Days To Glow Moisturizers. You will begin to see color in one use and more than a full shade in just three days.

Can I use this product even in the winter? What shade should I choose?

Another way to choose your formula is to refer to your favorite facial foundation color. If you typically use foundation colors that are fair or (light) medium (for example: Light Ivory, Ivory, Porcelain, Alabaster, Light Beige, Nude), then choose JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen for Fair to Medium Skin Tones.

If you typically use foundation colors that are (darker) medium or tan (for example: Medium Beige, Tan, Caramel), then choose the JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen for Medium to Tan Skin Tones.

What are the ingredients and levels of SPF in this product? Are they safe for use?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens contain 6.0% Octinoxate and 2.0% Oxybenzone. These FDA approved sunscreen ingredients are commonly used in many sunscreen products and are safe when used properly.

Should I wash my hands after I apply it? How do I remove stains from my skin?

You should wash your hands to prevent unwanted color on your palms or potential stains on clothes. 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.

Is this safe to use?

There are no safety concerns besides those associated with typical lotions. The product is intended for external use only. Avoid eye contact. If eye contact occurs, flush thoroughly with water. Do not apply to broken skin. Remember that repeated exposure of unprotected skin while tanning may increase the risk of skin aging, skin cancer and other harmful effects to the skin even if you do not burn.

Can I use this in a tanning bed?

We do not recommend using tanning beds in general. We did not test this moisturizer during tanning bed use so we recommend that you do not use it while using the bed.

I notice an odor on my skin from this product? What causes this?

As the product works to darken the skin, some people may develop an unfamiliar smell on their skin. This is part of the skin darkening process. The patent-pending technology in JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens blocks the smell for the majority of consumers we tested with—however the smell is different from person to person and, for a small group of consumers, they may still perceive a faint scent.

I am an African American with caramel tones. Will this even out my skin tone?

To even out caramel skin tones, try the Medium/Tan formulas for Body and Face.

What is the shelf life for JERGENS® Natural Glow® products?

JERGENS® Natural Glow® +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens expire 24 months after the date of manufacture. The product is labeled with an expiration date and offers maximum protection when used before this date. This product is also best if used within 12 months of opening.

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