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I have been familiar with the brand Jergens since I was still living in Indonesia. It was one of our family's favourite since ages ago. However we did find it a little bit pricy, so we tried different brands to substitute this product. So, I was quite delighted to find one of these in the shelves at Savers, for only £1.99. I thought that was definitely a bargain.
The texture of the lotion is a little bit thinner than I expected. It smells okay, but I wish it could be a little bit more subtle. I love the way it feels when it is applied, because it glides really nicely, and get absorbed to the skin really quickly. After the application, you can see an instant glow, but of course if you want to see a more long lasting result you would have to wait for a little while.
Here's the thing that I learned many years ago: there is no such thing as a magic lotion. If you want to see result, you will have to be patient, and use the product regularly. I apply Jergens moisturiser twice a day after shower. The advantages of using it after bath or shower are: (1) it can quickly replace the natural moisture that was stripped by soap and warm water, and (2) since your skin is clean, the lotion can be easily absorbed -- hence more effective.
It is definitely a nice affordable body lotion, and it does improve my skin condition. But I would have to say that it seems that the winter wind much harsher. Even the Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser could not replenish my skin enough. So, as much as I like this product, I might have to keep using Palmer's.
However, I would gladly recommend this product to anyone with a normal to slightly dry skin (but not extra dry like mine).
I decided to buy myself a new, proper moisturising cream because my job means I tend to get dry hands often, and also to moisturise or hydrate my skin that sometimes seems dry.
I found there was a lot of choice and each cream had something slightly different to the next so I found it quite tricky to see what was best. Most of them were around £5.00 but as I'd been given £20 worth of vouchers from my work I decided to get something around that price as I assume that would mean it would work better.
What is it?
Jergens naturals is the brand name, this particular one is called 'Ultra Hydrating body moisturiser with Jojoba Oil'. It claims to double the skin's hydration instantly. I think that is what made me get it in the end, I assumed instantly meant it would also be quickly absorbed. Jergens naturals also have a wide selection of different creams, the few that are similar to the one I've bought are 'Skin Firming', 'Cocoa butter', 'Total nourishment' and 'Age Defying'.
I quite like the packaging, it has a smart look about it and I think the colours they use are nice. I bought one in the form of a squeezy tube which is 200ml and can be recycled, but you can also buy them in a little bottle with a pump. I'm not sure if all the different types have an alternative pump form though.
The colours are nice, they are all a creamy colour and have a single big leaf on each of them, all of them are different colours depending on what the particular type is so there is no confusion if you want to work out which one is best for you.
The feel of it is quite nice too, the stem on the leaf almost feels rubbery and there is a little stamp on mine that feels rubbery too, overall, it feels quite pricey.
On the back of the tube it says "Introducing Jergens Naturals highly effective moisturisers, created with the knowledge that your skin is natural and your mosituriser should be too'It states four facts about this particular product:
96% natural ingredients
Skin is visibly moisturised instantly with double the hydration.
Features Jojoba Oil, known to keep skin soft supple and healthy looking.
Applies smoothly, absorbs quickly and lasts all day.
The directions are just to use daily and smoothing evenly all over the body.One thing I like on the back is the little image of a rabbit where it says cruelty free, this means a lot to me in a product, I admit I don't often check when buying things if it is fair to its makers or not tested on animals, but I certainly prefer knowing that this product is at least kind in its manurfacturing. It also says it is Paraden Free and Dermatologically tested.
As well as saying the product is 96% natural ingredients, it says that the remaining ingredients help the natural formula blend together and remain effective.
Here are the ingredients
Aqua, Glycerin, Glyce ilOryl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate,Glycine Soja Oil, Theobromaa Cacao Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cycl..... to be honest the list is endless with long names that most people wouldn't recognise.
However, if you go onto their website and look up the products the ingredients look slightly different. I looked up the Ultra Hydrating product to see the ingredients to see if I could sneakily copy and paste instead of attempting to type out the small font I was reading on the bottle, I saw these ingredients:
*Jojoba Oil : similar to the skin's own sebum, works to enhance the skin's barrier function helping to hold in moisture
*Avocado : rich in Vitamins A, D and E, helps keep skin soft, smooth and supple
*Olive Oil : moisturises and nourishes skin, rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants
Jojoba Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Sunflower seed oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Safflower, Meadowfoam, Oat kernel, Agave, Cactus, Scotch Marigold (Pot Marigold) extracts.
I have to say they make it look a lot more appealing than the product does! To be honest I can't even see these ingredients on the actual packaging, but I'm sure it is all there.
I bought this one in Waitrose, and it was usually £4.99, to be honest I find this slightly expensive for a cream, but most other products of this size and type tend to all be this price, unless you go for a supermarket brand type. As I was wanting a proper cream I was prepared to spend around this much for it.
Waitrose however, had a half price tag on it which I realised after I'd chosen it, so I bought mine for £2.50 which I think is a bargain!
I think the smell is alright, it isn't horrible, it's pleasant but it is also just like most other moisturisers. I would have preferred if it have a more fruity or sweeter smell. I haven't smelled the other types from Jergens Natural, so I can't say whether they all smell like this. It kind of smells like.... clean.....grandmothers.... ever so slightly peachy maybe, it almost smells of shampoo.
Does the product work?
I only recently bought the product, but I used it straight away. I think will last me a long time seeing as even when I only use a tiny bit it seems to go quite far. It is easy to smooth on to your skin, and can cover quite a large area. I do feel it takes a bit too long to absorb. It claims to last all day, if I feel my chest I can feel that it is still there, and so is probably nice and moisturised or hydrated at the moment. It also feels ever so slightly greasy, so I don't know if I like this. It feels as clammy like when you're wearing suncream.
I do feel it is working though, as I said I've only been using it for a short while and any dryness I've had certainly isn't there now, my skin is soft and smooth. I think the best thing to do is not use too much, maybe not to do it when you're about to get into bed incase it feels greasy against your bed clothes. It does seem okay if you use minimal amounts though.
It does its job but perhaps it would be best to search for a product that really does absorb well without leaving you feeling a bit greasy.
The price is fair I suppose, as there are other types of this product I think surely there must be a type that will suit everyone's needs.
their website is www.jergens.co.uk
Kao Brands Europe Limited
It is made in the EU.
I purchased a 75ml tube of Jergens Naturals Body Moisturiser - Ultra Hydrating for £1.99 recently. I had been looking for body lotion small enough to take on holiday, but that would last a while and be effective. I was recommended Jergens by a friends, and I'm so pleased I tried it.
I was quite impressed by the claims that this product is 96% natural ingredients, contains no parabens, is cruelty free, and is also dermatologicaly tested. Another plus point is that it is made in the UK so reduced the carbon footprint a little.
The ultra hydrating variant contains jojoba oil, which helps to lock moisture into the skin and prevent it from drying out. It also contains avocado which are rich in vitamins A, D and E which keep the skin soft, smooth and supple. Olive oil nourishes the skin and is a great antioxidant. I can't belive how many good things they pack into such a small bottle.
The real test though is how it works on my skin. Well I must first point out how bad my skin really is. I suffer from very dry skin, coarse rough patches on my knees, ankles and elbows. On top of that I suffer from eczema, poor me I hear you say. This lotion is a lovely off white colour and is very rich and creamy. It sinks into skin very easily and a little goes a long way. I have found that it combats even the driest of areas and the skin on my shins is no longer scaly.
Even though this is quite a creamy lotion, it doesn't leave any sticky reside or any greasy film on the skin. After applying it I'm able to dress almost immediately. The moisturising effects lasted the whole day too, keeping my skin soft and supple.
It smells lovely too, very light and refreshing, but you can definitely smell this once it is applied to skin. It smells quite fruity, which I like very much.
I think that this is a very good moisturiser, it's not cheap, but does the job perfectly. It's available in a number of variants, from ultra hydrating, skin firming, age defying, cocoa butter and total nourishment. I'm looking forward to trying the skin firming one next.
Would I recommend this product? Definitely yes, it has replaced my old favourite, and has become my new favourite! Let's see what happens when I try the skin firming one next! A lovely treat for your skin.
Review of Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating Body Moisturiser.
As the name implies, the product I am reviewing is a body moisturiser. It is made by the Jergens company. The company has been around since 1882 and Jergens moisturisers have been a popular choice for those who want soft, smooth skin.
Jergens are one of America's best-selling bodycare ranges and the range is now available to UK consumers.
There are several varieties of Jergens hand and body moisturisers on the market, however this review will focus on the Ultra Hydrating Body moisturiser version, this is distinguished from others in the range by the rich, green coloured leaf image on the front of the container.
The moisturiser is presented in a sturdy plastic tube containing 200ml of thickly textured, white moisturiser. The tube has a flip-top cap which also acts as the base for the tube to stand upright. The product is simply packaged, no wasteful outer cardboard wrappings or cellophane cover, simply the cream coloured tube. The packaging also tells me that the product contains Jojoba oil, to double skin's hydration instantly.
The front of the tube carries the product name and a little about the contents, plus a bold 96% logo, which tells users that Jergens used a total 96% natural ingredients in the manufacture of the Ultra Hydrating moisturiser.
The reverse of the tube has a large amount of information about the company and their ethics. We are told that Jergens Naturals products work with your skin's natural processes to provide instant body hydration. The Jergens brand has a passion for the environment, with none of the products tested on animals and all are paraben free.
**Use and Effects of the Product**
This moisturiser is one of the thickest I have used in a very long time. In fact the cream is so thick, that you really do need to give the tube a good squeeze to get the moisturiser out!
The moisturiser has a pleasant, light scent. It is a fresh smell, a little 'soapy' and slightly citrus-y, but perfectly acceptable. The scent is not overpowering and does not interfere with any fragrance you may chose to wear too. This moisturiser is designed for female use, but with it's light fresh fragrance, I am sure many men would not be adverse to using Jergens Ultra Hydrating cream. After all, men too suffer dry skin!
The cream is fairly easily absorbed into the skin. It does take a little rubbing to make the last traces sink in and although I cannot confirm 'doubled hydration', it certainly did soften and moisturise my wrinkly, elderly hide!
Totally unfashionable nowadays, but, as a teenager and in my 20's, deep, dark suntans were the look we all aspired to. I have a mixed race background and although am quite light in natural colour, I do tan quickly and easily. Many years of sun worship have now taken their toll and the resulting wrinkled, dry looking skin is my prize. A suntan can look nice, but it is at the risk of your skin's health and appearance in later years, not to mention the risk of skin cancers. Please heed my warning and be careful to protect your skin when out and about in the sun!
OK. Lecture over and on with the review!
I have recently returned from an extended road trip around the UK, we have enjoyed very good weather and as a result, my skin was neglected somewhat. In spite of my best efforts and my comments above, I am sporting a deep tan once more! I purchased the moisturiser during my travels as an emergency rescue treatment as my normal moisturising body lotion was simply not up to the task in hand. I have been very pleased with the results and feel that my poor neglected skin has shown a marked improvement since using this moisturiser.
I will not replicate a huge long list of un-pronounceable ingredients here. I do not think anyone really wants to read it and I am sure most people interested in buying this product will read the label for themselves if they know they are sensitive to certain ingredients.
The three key ingredients in Jergens Ultra Hydrating body moisturiser are:-
Jojoba Oil, Avocado extracts and Olive Oil.
Other ingredients include:-
Aqua, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Soybean Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Sunflower seed oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Safflower, Meadowfoam, Oat kernel, Agave, Cactus, Scotch Marigold (Pot Marigold) extracts
A full list of ingredients can be found on the company's website, should readers be interested in this.
Naturally anyone who has an allergy or sensitivity to any of these ingredients should exercise caution.
**Availability, Price and Company Information**
Jergens Ultra Hydrating Body moisturiser is available from High Street stores such as Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy and Superdrug. The range is also stocked by major supermarket chains, Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury's. The RRP for the 200ml size is £4.99, however Asda currently have the product at the discounted price of £3.00, so it is worth shopping around as special offers do come and go.
Jergens have a very good website which is jam packed with skin care tips and advice, information about Jergen's products and the company. The website even features their own new online show 'Skin & Bear it', a life swapping type scenario that puts the nation's skincare regimes to the test. Skin & Bear it has some interesting recipes too for home made cosmetics. Great stuff and very useful!
As stated earlier in the review, the Jergens brand originated in America, the company is represented in Europe by Kao Brands Europe Ltd.
They can be contacted at:-
Kao Brands Europe Ltd
6-8 Kingly Court
London W1B 5PW
020 7851 9800
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
All in all, I feel that this moisturiser deserves a 5* rating. It does what it promises to do, moisturises and hydrates your skin. The product is easy and pleasant to use, there is no sticky residue to contend with, no cloying, intrusive fragrance and no greasy marks on clothing after use. That is exactly what I personally want from a moisturising product!
My skin is, as I have described to my shame, sun damaged and it is definitely the worse for wear. This moisturiser whilst not a miracle product, had certainly improved the appearance and texture of my skin, particularly that on my shins, an area that many women, I am sure will agree, can become extremely dry and unsightly.
For the price, I feel you would have to go a long way to beat Jergens Naturals, it is a mid-price range of products and suitable for everyday use. I would certainly recommend this product to others, I have been very pleased with the results and feel this moisturiser is well worth trying.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 July 2010
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I absolutely the Jergens range of body moisterisers, love them, love them, love them!!!!!!!!! . In the past, I've really tried to go up a gear with my skin care regime. I've always had good intentions with regards to exfoliating and moisterising but I have never really kept it up consistantly and tend to do it for a few days and then miss a few days.
I spotted an advertisment for the Jergens Naturals Body Moisterisers in a magazine of mine. I hadn't neen aware of the range before but this ad really appealed to me. It showed that these products contained 95% natual ingredients. I am trying to buy products that contain more natural ingredients so this range really appealed to me. They also seemed really good value costing £4.99 for a 200ml tube. I believe this is a fairly new range and I have certainly seen it on offer in a number of different retailers. I paid about £3 for the tube I recently purchased, which I think is a fantastic price.
Ok now on to the producty itself, I have tried a few from the range but this time I decided upon the 'Ultra Hydrating' variety as my skin really needs all the softening it can possibly get to get it ready for my summer holiday. I used for the first time after a shower, and liberally applied the cream all over my body. I was really impressed how the cream was absorbed into my skin. A little went a long way and it didn't feel at all greasy or heavy. The smell is also absolutely gorgeous, it smells quite fresh and fruity and like no other body cream I have ever smelt.
The cream was incredibly effective, my skin felt instantly softer, and more importantly it continued to feel softer and hydrated for the rest of the day. Even really rough bits like my knees and elbow felt considerably softer. The smell of the cream also lasted on my skin for the rest of the day, however it is very subtle and not overpowering in any way.
I love this cream and the results that it gives so much, that I have continued to use it twice a day ever since I bought it. I feel like I have stumbled across a real gem with this fab cream and really want to spread the word.
Summary: Love it
I first came across the Jergens brand when I was on holiday in North America last year and I was handed a full size sample of their moisturiser on the street. It was the middle of summer and although I'd taken my usual brand of moisturiser along with me my skin was drying out a bit in the sun. I started to use the Jergens sample and after a day or two I'd relegated my usual brand to the bottom of my make-up bag! I've been using Jergens ever since then.
Jergens is sold across the UK in major supermarkets as well as chemist chains like Superdrug and Boots. They have a large range of body moisturisers and hand creams. Each product is tailored to benefit you in different ways. There is, for example, an 'Age Defying' moisturiser as well as a 'Skin Firming' cream. I use the 'Ultra Hydrating' cream which I found was a great way to hydrate skin not only in the dry and hazy summertime but in the windy winter too.
The moisturiser comes in either tube bottles or a pump bottle. I use the tube for convenience. Available in two sizes, the smallest of these is a hefty size 200ml tube which stands on it's top. It's flip lid is easy to open with a tiny flick of the finger and close with damp hands too. The tube is soft and squidgy so it's very easy to squeeze the moisturiser out of the dispensing hole.
I love the simple design of the Jergens packaging. The overall background colour is a corn yellow and there is a huge, glossy green leaf adorning the front of the tube. It gets the brand's message across very well. This is a company who use at least 95% natural ingredients across the range. In the 'Ultra Hyrdating' Body Moisturiser there is 96% natural ingredients.
The moisturiser is packed with things like olive oil, jojoba oil and cocoa seed butter - ingredients we might be familiar with in other moisturiser brands. Jergens goes a step further with it's exotic cactus, safflower and meadowfoam ingredients though. Not all of these ingredients are actually identifiable in the ingredients list written on the actual packaging though and if you read through this you might be a little surprised to see a lot of chemical-sounding names like Cetearath-20 or Polyglyericn-10 or DMDM Hydantoin. I guess they are the other 4% non-natural ingredients!!
The cream has a off-white colour which reminds me of farmers fields and shimmering stream waters. It has a slightly earthy appearance which fits well with it's 'all natural' brand image and promises. It's definately not as pearly white or as greasy as a lot of other moisturisers. It's consistency is neither thick nor runny but somewhere inbetween! It's not so thick you have to tug at your skin when rubbing it in. It's no so thin that it drips. There is a watery base to the cream though, which seems to vanish into the skin when you apply it.
The fragrance of the moisturiser is delightful. It's a lively, fresh, summery aroma, one that reminds me of fruit cocktails, woodland, wildflowers, freshly cut grass and of being fresh and clean after an invigorating shower. The fragrance definately sparkles with some of the ingredients of the moisturiser: I can smell hints of sunflower quite strongly in addition to avacado flesh.
Jergens claim this moisturiser provides instant "double hydration" and I would champion this claim. I began using this cream in the middle of summer when
my skin was dry and slightly sunburned and I found that applying this product made my skin feel 'normal' and was far more softening than any body moisturiser I'd ever used. It's a great moisturiser to use in the warmer months as the fragrance is so summery and bright and it suits that season. Continuing to use this throughout the colder months of the year the cream is still able to provide that extra level of hydration for winter weathered, chapped skin. The moisturiser is dermatologist tested too, so should be safe for those with sensitive skins. I would say the moisturiser feels nicest on arms, legs and chests whilst if you are looking to soften skin on hands and feet a more intensive cream would be needed.
I am so glad I have discovered Jergens because as well as loving their products I also feel they are a brand I can really get behind and support. They are very vocal about not teasting their products on animals. They also implement an environmental drive by having the product made in the UK so their is lower carbon miles per delivery.
I would recommend any beauty-product lovers to try this as I did and I absolutely love it!
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Jergens is an American company founded in 1901, which specializes in natural body care products. Jergens Naturals is a range of body moisturizers developed especially for the UK market. The products are made in 95% and 96% of natural ingredients (depending on the specific moisturiser in the range), the remaining components are just there to help blend the natural ingredients together and stabilize the product (emulsifiers, preservatives and fragrances).
Jergens Naturals brand prides itself on not only using natural ingredients, but also being ethical and environmental friendly. The products are not tested on animals, paraben free, dermatologically tested and manufactured in the UK, to reduce carbon emission during transportation.
There are currently 4 different products in the range: Extra Softening, Skin Firming, Ultra Hydrating and Age Defying.
* Where you can buy it
Jergens Naturals was introduced to the UK market in the last few months. They are currently distributed by several popular retailers: Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Waitrose.
* Available formats and prices
The moisturizers are available in 200ml and 75ml tubes, with a regular price £4.88 and £2.44 respectively. However, Boots have now a promotion, selling 200ml tubes for £3.25 online.
The product looks really nice and encouraging. Each moisturiser has a simple feature of a leaf on the front, information about % natural ingredients (whichever number is applicable), main ingredients and properties. The design is very appealing and is not cluttered, so you can see all the information you need to choose which product from the range will work best for you.
Jergens Naturals moisturiser lasts more or less the same as any other moisturiser. I purchased a 200ml tube on 2nd August and still have approx. 1/3 of it left. This is not bad.
I have chosen to buy Ultra Hydrating moisturiser since I had received a sample in the post and thought it worked magic on my very dry skin. I will base the rest of my Jergens Naturals review on this product.
* Properties and ingredients
Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating moisturiser is made of several natural ingredients, including jojoba oil, avocado, olive oil, cacao seed butter, agave leaf extract and many others. Instead of using animal-based glycerin (like most mass market products) to moisturize the skin, Jergens use only vegetable-based glycerin derived from plants. For those of you who are interested in Latin or Chemistry, I have provided the FULL list of ingredients as on the tube of Ultra Hydrating at the end of the review.
The product has a thick consistence but is very easily absorbed and doesn't leave a greasy feeling, which is very important.
The smell is fabulous, although I am not sure what it smells of exactly - reminds me of some fruit but you might not agree.
I use the Ultra Hydrating moisturizer once a day all over the body and it keeps my skin hydrated for the whole day. You don't really need a thick layer for it to work well. The skin is soft, smooth and smells fantastic immediately.
Jergens Naturals is totally recommendable to anyone. I don't think I will be ever bored with the smell, texture and instant hydrating properties. And I like the fact that by choosing this brand I'm also doing something good for the environment as well as animal welfare.
Ingredients of Jergens Naturals Ultra Hydrating body moisturiser:
Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
Glycine Soja Oil
Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil
Agave Tequilana Leaf Extract
Opuntia Vulgaris Extract
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil
Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil
Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables
Olea Europaea Fruit Oil
Avena Sativa Kernel Extract
Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
Persea Gratissima Oil
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides
Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil
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I have seen these advertised in several different magazines lately and I quite liked the sound of using a moisturiser that was as natural as possible while still being effective. I kept this in mind when having a look around my local chemists and decided that by the description on the back, the Ultra Hydrating version would be the best for my skin type.
They have several different moisturisers in their range including Extra Softening, Age Defying and Skin Firming as well as the Ultra Hydrating one which I decided to try.
The 75ml bottle costs around £2.44 but they also do a larger 200ml version which will set you back about £4.88. As they are relatively new to the market you may find these on BOGOF offers or at reduced prices to get people interested so it's always worth looking out for.
The packaging is a simple cream coloured flexible plastic tube that stands upside down so you get all the moisturiser collecting at the flip top lid, ready to use and also means less wastage (you can always cut the tops off these bottles if you want to get every last bit!).
The moisturiser promises to be Ultra moisturising with 96% natural ingredients and to be honest, looking at the ingredients list on the back of the bottle it seems to contain a lot of natural oils of various sources such as Jojoba oil, Olea Europaea oil (olive oil) Avena Satvia Kernel oil (Wild Oat oil) and Helianthus Annus Seed oil (Sunflower oil), to name a few.
Also on the back of the bottle it also tells you that the cream is cruelty free, paraben free and dermatologist tested.
It's a sort of runny-ish cream which flows easily from the bottle and it spreads over the skin very easily. It absorbs fairly quickly without leaving any greasy residue behind and without leaving your skin tacky or sticky. The cream also contains Cotton Seed oil and maybe it's that combined with the Jojoba that gives it a very fresh and clean scent which is lovely.
It does help to put moisture back into your skin but I wouldn't go as far as calling it ultra hydrating, it's a little too thin to be that intensively moisturising although I have no complaints, it's been quite effective in keeping my skin soft and supple over the last couple of weeks.
I was suitably impressed by this moisturiser and it's definitely one that I would consider buying again.
I suffer from quite dry skin so I always moisturise after showering and I will have a top-up during the day if my legs are looking a bit parched.
I do have a favourite moisturiser and it was whilst I was in Boots to buy Palmers Cocoa Butter that I spotted Jergens Naturals moisturisers. I'd seen the advert on TV, promoting their product as having 96% natural ingredients, but it was the half price special offer that swayed me into putting the Palmers back on the shelf and putting Jergens into my basket instead.
Jergens have a range of different moisturisers, including Extra Softening, Age Defying and Skin Firming. I bought the Ultra Hydrating one to sort out my dry skin and also the Skin Firming one, which promises to sort out my cellulite!
I have been using the Ultra Hydrating one for just over a month and my skin is soft and healthy looking. I have used it all over my body including my feet, which I rarely pay much attention to, and it has been working very nicely. I'm not sure if it's significantly any better than my usual moisturiser, but it's definitely not any worse and that's the main thing!
I really like the packaging, as it is a simple plastic bottle with a large flip-top cap, which is what the bottle stands on. This means that all the moisturiser flows to the bottom, so it is easy to dispense and the bottle itself is quite thin and flexible, so you can really squeeze out every last bit (or cut the top off to really scrape the barrel!)
I find it very easy to dispense the amount I need, which isn't a great deal as it is very easy to apply to the skin and it absorbs really quickly.
There is no greasiness, which is brilliant and I don't feel sticky or uncomfortable after I've applied it. The smell is pleasant enough, although it's quite hard to describe. This moisturiser contains jojoba oil, but I'm not sure if that is the overriding smell. To me it just smells fresh, a bit like clean washing that's been drying in the sun.
I will definitely buy this again instead of my usual brand for the following reasons:
- better packaging than Palmers, so more economical.
- 96% natural ingredients, always good if you have sensitive skin.
- cruelty free, got to look after those bunnies.
- paraben free, I'm not sure what this means but it sounds good!
- made in the UK so low carbon miles, always trying to do my bit for the environment.
Although it is quite expensive at £4.88 for a 200ml bottle (they also do a 75ml version) I think it is worth it for the eco credentials of the product, plus I know I will be getting my money's worth as I can get all the cream out of the container!