Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 is an reviewer favorite -- pros love that it protects from the sun and recommend it as an alternative to other Jergens gradual-tanning lotions. It applies easily without streaking and doesn't have a strong smell. However, the active ingredients don't offer broad-spectrum sun protection.
Natural, gradual color, but lacking broad-spectrum sun protection. Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 promises gradual sunless tanning with the added benefit of sun protection. Reviewers say that both the light and dark shades are look natural, adding color gradually that can be built up by additional applications.
However, expert Paula Begoun gives the lotion a poor rating because its active ingredients do not provide broad-spectrum sun protection; even if it did, the lotion would have to be applied far more liberally than is appropriate for a sunless tanner. When just used for color though, Begoun says Jergens Glow & Protect is works fine.
Looks and applies like a regular lotion. Users love that Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 applies just like a regular lotion. It goes on white, which can make it a little difficult to apply evenly, but most reviewers don't seem to mind. If you wanted to use Glow & Protect for sun protection, Cosmopolitan reviewers say, you would need to apply it every two hours, which could lead to streaking or unnatural color.
Moderate moisturizing and little smell. Paula Begoun says Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF20 is a good moisturizer for normal to slightly dry skin, and reviewers say it feels comfortable and non-greasy on skin. They also say the smell is faint, if they notice it at all. However, some complain that the odor can grow stronger throughout the day.
Beauty expert Paula Begoun gives Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 her lowest rating. As a sunless tanner, she says Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 does a fine job. She says the active ingredients effectively add gradual color with prolonged results. However, she says the lotion does not provide broad-spectrum sun protection. Still, she says it will moisturize well for normal to slightly dry skin.
Review: Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 for Fair to Medium Skin Tones, Paula Begoun, Nov. 6, 2012
Allure editors name Jergens Glow & Protect the best gradual self-tanner in their 2012 roundup of the best beauty products. They say it's great for those who are fearful of dark, streaky color. They say the addition of sunscreen is "thoughtful," but don't mention any other advantages over competitors.
Review: Best of Beauty: Body, Theresa O'Rourke, Not dated
Health magazine editors consult beauty experts to test products for their annual awards. Jergens Natural Glow & Protect is named the best self-tanner of 2012 and wins over the dermatologist on their panel because it has sunscreen. They add that it doesn't leave streaks or smell unpleasant.
Review: Health's 2012 Beauty Awards: Body, Editors of Health magazine, June 2012
4. Self Magazine
Self magazine relies on 1,600 readers to name the best beauty products, and in 2012 Jergens Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 is named the best gradual-glow lotion with SPF. It's also the only gradual sunless tanner included. They note that it's a, "new twist on the Self fave."
Review: Healthy Beauty Awards: Sun, Editors of Self magazine, May 2012
Jergens Natural Glow & Protect doesn't have many reviews yet, but the reviews it does earn are very positive. It averages 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 93 percent of users saying they would buy it again. The majority of users love it, and nearly all mention that the smell is either faint or nonexistent. Most also say that the color is very natural and they like the way it gradually builds. Reviewers also like that it's reasonably priced and easy to apply.
Review: Jergens - Natural Glow & Protect Daily Moisturizer with SPF20, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2013
Carly Cardellino lists the best self-tanners to try now, with the implication that these are all new or improved formulas. She says Jergens Natural Glow & Protect is a good bet since it combines SPF with sunless tanning. She points out, however, that it needs to be reapplied every two hours if you're actually out in the sun.
Review: 8 Self Tanners to Try Now, Carly Cardellino, Not dated