Product Review: The Jergens Shea Butter Moisturiser

The 621ml Jergens Shea Butter Moisturiser

I had a huge awakening when I discovered the Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturiser.  Before I bought this lotion, I had been using The Nivea Nourishing Body Milk with Almond Oil. It was really moisturising and aside from the fact that it was more suitable for someone with dry skin, I would’ve kept using it.

Nonetheless, this wasn’t the only reason why I stopped using this lotion. After finding out that it couldn’t address my back acne, this fact prompted me to research what other options I had. That’s how I found out about Jergens and its range of moisturisers and body butters.

I chose the Jergens Shea Butter Deep conditioning Moisturiser, which comes in a 621 ml/21Fl OZ bottle.

What I liked

Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer comes in a very generous, creamy bottle containing more than half a litre of pure goodness. Yes, it is that good.


The packaging is very convenient and practical since you get a pump instead of a conventional flip top seal. Considering the viscosity of the product, the pump gives you more control over the amount of product you dispense, reduces spills and limits contaminants as you never need to touch or interfere with the product in the bottle. This also contributes to the product’s shelf life.

The 621ml Jergens Shea Butter Moisturiser


The moisturizer has a pleasant, vanilla-like mild scent which lingers on the skin without leaving a heavy scent. Thus, it can be used by someone allergic to strong fragrances or one who doesn’t like accentuated scents.


The lotion is very creamy and a little amount goes a long way. As the package claims the lotion’s luminous effect is noticeable almost immediately you apply the lotion on your skin.

Body moisturisers for extra hydration and skin nourishment

Thus,  to maximize its hydralucence benefits I apply my Jergens on wet skin. The result is a smooth, hydrated, moisturised and silky looking skin that smells like a blend of Africa’s finest Shea Butter. By the way, Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope from scandal) attributes skin-plumping products as the secret to her beautiful glowing skin.

Deep conditioning effect

As a skin-deep conditioner, Jergens Shea Butter moisturizer absorbs very fast without leaving the skin feeling sticky or greasy. This makes it suitable for daily moisturizing and at night for extra deep conditioning and plumping of the skin.

Jergens Shea butter moisturiser for back acne

My skin is oily and prone to back acne and yet, despite the product’s thick consistency, it doesn’t trigger any breakouts. I could even say that after a few months of using the lotion my back acne stopped recurring and the scars began to clear. But I will not attribute this development to the lotion only since I also used other methods. Check out this article on how to fight back acne. 

Nonetheless, if you have oily skin, Jergens Shea Butter Moisturiser is a good alternative for topical treatment. These body washes are also good for oily skin


The ingredients making the Jergens Shea butter deep conditioning lotion are also tailored for oily skin. Shea butter as the main ingredient addresses acne, dark spots and provides ample nourishment and moisture without clogging your pores. Find out more about the ingredients to watch out for in beauty products. 

Ingredients in the Jergens shea butter moisturiser
Ingredients in the Jergens shea butter moisturiser


On average the Jergens Shea Butter Moisturiser lasts  9-10 hours on the skin. Reapplication is not needed, and with fair use, the 621ml bottle can last you more than six months.

What I disliked

  • The moisturiser is a bit pricy. I bought mine at Sasa Mall for Ksh 1500, although you can get it on Jumia for nearly the same price range.
  • Whenever you press down on the actuator and rotate the seal to close the pump, the lotion tends to come out since some of it remains in the pump. For this reason, it’s good to close the pump before you finish applying the moisturizer and use the dispensed product on areas you need to. Nonetheless, this is not a very significant factor because the lotion has a rich texture, which prevents it from oxidizing.

Overall Verdict

Moisturizing effect; 5/5

Hydralucence; 5/5

Functionality; 5/5

Cost; 3/5

Would I repurchase it? Yes. Would I recommend it to someone? Definitely.

It’s worth to note that Jergens has other variants, which you may find suitable for your skin type and preference. However, watch out for counterfeit versions. You may refer to these guidelines to ensure that you purchase the original product.

The Jergens Shea butter moisturizer is readily available on local stores and online platforms such as Jumia.

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