Self-Tanner Stench Begone! Our Beloved Jergens Natural Glow Gets A Scent Makeover

jergens
We have a well-documented love/hate relationship with self-tanners. While many R29'ers swear by them to add a healthy glow to their bods, the more melanin-challenged among us tend to avoid them because they wind up making the porcelain-complected look like a distant cousin of an Oompa Loompa. There is, however, one very notable exception to that rule: Jergens' Natural Glow collection.
Advertisement
The pioneers of the gradual self-tanning market, the secret to the, well, natural glow these face and body lotions give off is the buildable formula. By layering the product on for a certain number of days, you can gradually build up to the exact glow you want, without fear of dying your skin an odd shade of brownish-orange (brorange?). They're like the Mary Poppins of self-tanners, practically perfect in every way. Well, except for one: the smell.
Self-tanners in general have always been plagued by that telltale odor, which is the byproduct of DHA (the ingredient that creates that bronze tint) reacting with your skin. Apparently hearing our (very loud) pleas to solve the stench, Jergens put their scientists on the case. Seven years later, they've done just that, revealing a new odor-reducing technology that the brand says "blocks the receptors in the nose that pick up the malodor, effectively helping to prevent you from experiencing the smell that comes along with applying color-enhancing formulas."
Jergens has completely reformulated their entire line of gradual self-tanners to include this new technology, which also boasts additional odor-absorbing materials to further minimize that distinctively funky smell. Available now at drugstores nationwide, this revamp comes at the exact right moment: Just in time for us to get our bods beautifully bronzed before bathing suit season officially kicks off. Serendipitous, no?
Jergens Natural Glow Collection, $8.99, available at Drugstore.com
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials, and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!
Advertisement

More from Skin Care

We know that our cell phones aren’t always good for us. Tech neck, sleep disturbances, eye strain — all actual health concerns. And of course, not cleaning...
What do you call a price increase that goes from around $240 to nearly $10,000? Words like strange, confusing, and even exploitative may come to mind. ...
Dry, scaly skin can be kind of a nightmare no matter what the season. So, in the spirit of smoother, ultra-hydrated skin, we put together a list of our ...
(Paid Content) Finding a skin-care regimen that keeps skin clear without drying it out isn't easy. Don’t you worry — we’ve got you on this one. Together ...
When it comes to pretty much, well, everything, it’s no secret that millennials expect swift service, same-day delivery, and overall efficiency. Our need ...
Since we’re all well aware of the dangers of tanning beds — and too much time in natural sunlight sans SPF — self-tanners are the perfect solution when the...
This isn't news to anyone, but I feel it bears repeating: Acne scars suck. Anyone who has suffered from post-pimple hyperpigmentation knows this truth to ...
(Paid Content) If achieving clear, glowing, incredible skin were as easy as slathering on a single cream, we’d be the first in line to scoop it up. But ...
We’ve all seen the studies about why sleep is so important — a full eight hours keeps our bodies and brains more fit, happy, and focused. As it turns out, ...
The moment when you suddenly realize you're an adult can come amid a seemingly random activity — depositing money in your newly formed 401k, making dinner ...
For a long time, the word "peel" meant one of two things in the beauty world: a) You've spent too much time in the sun sans sunscreen and are now suffering...
The first time I ever experienced ultrasound during a facial was around six months ago, on aesthetician Mashell Tabe's table. She coated my skin in a ...
I've never been the kind of girl to do an at-home peel. Just the thought of swiping powerful chemical exfoliants over my face conjured up horrible images...
In the not-so-distant past, you likely had one, maybe two moisturizing options: lotion, or a slightly denser cream. The choice was nice, simple, and way ...