Friday, 3 August 2012

Jergens Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Moisturiser

Jergens has recently relaunched their body moisturisers and I was kindly sent one to review. If you've read this blog for any length of time you'll know I'm a huge fan of body lotions in general so I was pleased to try a new one. I actually reviewed one of Jergens' firming creams back when I first started blogging and had tried several of their body moisturisers in the past. I consider them to be a good quality drugstore brand worth considering if you're in the market for a new body lotion.

This is the Jergens Coca Butter Deep Conditioning Body Moisturiser*.Jergens describe it as 'A rich Cocoa Butter body moisturiser that gives your dry, dull skin a radiant sheen that makes it look and feel instantly more beautiful.' 

I don't know if 'rich' is the correct term as I don't find this lotion to be particularly thick; it's definitely nowhere near the consistency of a body butter. However, it does feel quite silky and luxurious to use. It also didn't irritate my skin which is a miracle because at the moment most scented products have been quite irritating. 

I was a bit skeptical about the 'radiant sheen' but I have to say, this is not a body lotion that completely sinks into the skin so it does leave behind a slight sheen. It looks a little bit like I've used a body oil rather than a lotion and makes the skin on my legs, in particular, look a lot healthier and radiant. The only downside to that is that the lotion doesn't sink into the skin completely which some might find frustrating. I'd recommend using this product either at night, when it doesn't really matter how long it takes to sink into the skin, or only on the areas of your body you'll have on show throughout the day.

I should also mention that I really like the scent of this lotion; it's definitely a cocoa butter scent and you can smell it for some time after application but it's not overpowering at all. 

The most obvious difference between the new Jergens range and their old Naturals range is the packaging. I have to say, I preferred the old packaging because I think the new packaging looks a bit more like something my granny would have in her bathroom. However, with prices starting at £3.49 I'm not going to complain too much about the packaging since it's functional and the product inside is good. 

Jergens are running a Style Your Skin competition on their Facebook page. Winners will be given the opportunity to try the new range of lotions as well as participating in a photo shoot which will appear in Marie Claire.

Have you tried anything from Jergens recently?

Stace xx


  1. I've never tried anything from Jergens, would love to - but first I must use all my body butters :P

    I've tried some overpowering cocoa butter ones - some of them make me want to pass out from the fumes! Nice to hear there's one that doesn't do that :)

    How long have you been using this? Has it made any difference to your skin? xx

  2. I don't think I've ever managed to use up all my body butters before buying something new! I've been using it for a couple of weeks but other than the general hydration/bit of shine, it's not made a huge difference to my skin. That's because I always use a body lotion, though, so I can only really see a difference if I don't use one for a while. Hope that helps!xx