When it comes to moisturizing lotions, Jergens is one of those brands that you would hear about frequently. Many people have come to love Jergens for one reason or another. Some do it because it’s affordable and comes with great moisturizing properties. Others use it because it is “always close” every time they shop.
But how effective is Jergens in preventing or treating wrinkles? And how does it compare to coconut oil? Let’s take a closer look.
Jergens moisturizing creams and lotions
There are different types of Jergens face creams and lotions, and they all basically have one general goal: to moisturize. In a way, this helps to strengthen the skin, making it less vulnerable to wrinkles as one ages.
Some of Jergen’s products appear to have age-defying properties. Their Natural Firming Glow cream comes not only with moisturizing agents, but also with collagen and elastin to firm the skin. It also has vitamin E and antioxidants to protect the face from free radicals that damage the skin.
Meanwhile, coconut oil comes from the coconut fruit, which many refer to as the Tree of Life. From the fruit to the roots, the coconut has many uses and health benefits. Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oils in the world, loaded with antioxidant and moisturizing properties. It fights age spots, skin discoloration, dryness, and yes, especially wrinkles. It makes the skin more flexible, firmer and stronger. Unlike other commercial face creams that are usually water-based, coconut oil is well absorbed into the skin without clogging it. And best of all, it’s completely natural.
Synthetic ingredients in face creams
Today there are many brands that promise essentially the same thing: flawless, wrinkle-free skin. Many of them deliver what they promise, but most of the time not without consequences. Face creams that contain synthetic ingredients are always double-edged. You can’t have the best of both worlds, so to speak. Many commercial creams contain mineral oil and petroleum jelly, ingredients that clog pores and even speed up the aging process. Also beware of parabens, DMDM, hydantoin, and BHT, which act as synthetic preservatives but pose health risks, including allergic reactions, weakened immune systems, tumor growth, and organ damage.
The best choice?
When it comes to choosing products for aging skin, you have to be smart. Just because something is highly hyped or even endorsed by popular celebrities doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. Nor can you base your choice on price, because a cheap product does not always mean a good deal, and something expensive does not always mean quality.
Among the main factors to consider are the ingredients that the product comes with. To be safe, look for organic or 100% natural ingredients in the product you choose. Pure coconut oil seems to be one of the best options out there. Pure coconut oil is organic and has been shown to be beneficial for the body, not just the skin. It contains high levels of natural antioxidants, which for me is a very important factor in treating wrinkles and preventing them. I also like the fact that it’s not water-based, which means it can have long-term effects, unlike its synthetic counterparts that only offer temporary relief. Over time, your skin becomes younger, more revitalized, and more beautiful with coconut oil.
You can never go wrong with it as long as it comes with the necessary security seal, certifications, and licenses.