When it comes to moisturizing lotions, Jergens is one of those brands you would hear about often. Lots of people have come to love Jergens for one reason or another. Some do because it's affordable and comes with great moisturizing properties. Others use it because it happens to be "always around" every time they do their grocery-shopping.
But, how effective is Jergens in so far as preventing or treating wrinkles? And how does it compare with coconut oil? Let's take a closer look.
Jergens Moisturizing Creams and Lotions
There are different types for facial creams and lotions by Jergens, and all of them basically have one general goal - to moisturize. In a way, this helps to strengthen the skin, making it less vulnerable to wrinkles as one gets on in years.
Some of Jergen's products appear to have age-defying properties. It's Natural Firming Glow cream comes not just with moisturizing agents but collagen and elastin to make the skin firm. It also has Vitamin E and antioxidants to protect the face from skin-damaging free radicals.
Coconut oil, meanwhile, comes from the coconut fruit, which many refer to as the Tree of Life. From the fruit down to the roots, coconut does have plenty of health benefits and uses. 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 supple, firmer, and stronger. Unlike other commercial face creams that are usually water-based, coconut oil is well absorbed by the skin without clogging it. And best of all, it's all-natural.
Synthetic Ingredients in Face Creams
There are plenty of brands coming out today, promising essentially the same thing - flawless, wrinkle-free skin. Many of them do deliver what they promise, but most of the time, not without consequences. Face creams that contain synthetic ingredients are always double-edged. You can not have the best of both worlds, so to speak. Many commercial creams out there contain mineral oil and petrolatum, ingredients that are found to clog the pores and even speed up the aging process. You also have to watch out for Parabens, DMDM Hydantoin, and BHT, which act as synthetic preservative but which pose health risks, among them allergic reactions, weakened immune system, tumor growths, and organ damage.
The Better Choice?
When it comes to choosing skin-aging products, you need to be wise. Just because something is heavily advertised or even endorsed by popular celebrities does not necessarily mean it is the best. You cannot base your choice on the price, either, because a cheap product does not always mean a good deal, and something that's expensive does not always equate to quality.
Among the major factors to look into are the ingredients the product comes with. To be on the safe side, look for organic or 100% natural ingredients in your choice of product. Pure, coconut oil appears to be one of your best choices out there. Pure coconut oil is organic and proven to be beneficial to the body not only to the skin. It contains high levels of natural antioxidants that for me is a very important factor in treating wrinkles and preventing them. I also like the fact that it is not water-based, which means to say that it can bring about long-term effects, not like its synthetic counterparts that offer temporary relief only. Over time your skin becomes younger, more revitalized, and more beautiful with coconut oil.