Jergens® Natural Glow™

Daily Moisturizer FAQs

How does Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer work?

Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer is designed to be a body moisturizer. It contains the same moisturizing ingredients found in many other Jergens® lotions (for example, glycerin, petrolatum and mineral oil). It also contains a color-enhancing complex including dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, and erythrulose to subtly and gradually deepen your natural skin tone over the course of one week.

What are the color-enhancing ingredients?

This product contains 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™ Daily Moisturizer contains 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™ Daily Moisturizer is a great moisturizer containing the same moisturizing ingredients found in many other Jergens® lotions (for example: glycerin, petrolatum, mineral oil). 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™ Daily Moisturizers 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™ Daily Moisturizer is a great moisturizer that provides very effective skin hydration. It contains the same moisturizing ingredients found in many other Jergens® lotions (for example: glycerin, petrolatum, mineral oil).

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™ Daily Moisturizer 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™ Moisturizer. You will 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™ Daily Moisturizer, 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. Because of this, the Face products have been formulated to match facial skin tones. We use a different blend of our skin-darkening ingredients for the Face products than the Body products to give you a healthy natural-looking summer glow from head to toe.

How long before I see results with Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer?

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 the Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer Fair to Medium Skin Tones formula.

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

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 light shade formula. To find the right formula, make sure you're choosing your shade based on your natural skin tone or starting skin tone and the starting shade on the back of the package.

Can I use Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer all over my body?

Yes, Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer was designed for use on the body and is acceptable for use everywhere that you desire subtly darkened skin.

Can I use Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer on my face?

This product was designed for use on the body. Our FACE formulas are specifically designed for use on facial skin and are perfect complements to the Body formulas.

How long should I wait before I get dressed?

After applying Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer, 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. You may mix and match Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer with any Jergens® Skincare products. If using two moisturizers at the same time, apply Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer 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 the chemical reactions of skin darkening 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™ Daily Moisturizer 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™ Daily Moisturizer. Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer doesn’t contain sunscreen and will not protect against sunburn; however Jergens® Natural Glow™ +PROTECT Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens and Jergens® Natural Glow™ FACE Daily Moisturizer Sunscreens are designed to shield skin from daily sun exposure while delivering an optimum amount of naturally glowing color. And 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 day and get a full shade of natural-looking 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™ Daily Moisturizers can be applied any time of day, but allow 4 hours before exercise, swimming, or showering. For best results apply to freshly cleansed 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™ Daily Moisturizer gradually darkens 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™ Daily Moisturizer ensures evenness of skin color.

 If I use Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer more than once a day, will I get darker faster?

It is not necessary to use Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer 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?

Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizers can be used all year round. You may find that you should go one shade lighter in the winter or use the shade you normally use in the summer every other day instead of every day. 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 the Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer Fair to Medium Skin Tones formula.

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

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. This product does not contain sunscreen and does not protect against sunburn. 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™ Daily Moisturizer 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?

Although Jergens® Natural Glow™ Daily Moisturizer does not have an expiration date, the product is best if used within 12 months of opening.

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