kind to people

At Jergens, helping people feel good is our thing. Your health, safety and well-being is well…everything. In fact, every little thing that we do is designed to help you feel good – from the ingredients we use (and the ones we leave out) to the social causes we support.

Our Social Purpose

Helping others always makes us feel good, which is why we at Jergens are dedicated to supporting causes that make a positive impact on the people and communities we touch and empower women across the globe.

Global Shea Alliance

We have been a long time member of the Global Shea Alliance - an organization whose mission is to design, develop, and deliver strategies that drive a competitive and sustainable shea industry worldwide and to improve the livelihoods of rural African women and their communities.

Our Ingredients

There has been a lot of conversation in the skincare industry around certain ingredients. We are here to supply you with information around the top buzzed-about ingredients and the use of any of these in our products.


Parabens are preservatives used to keep health and beauty products fresh by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. These compounds are amongst the most commonly used cosmetic preservatives in the world and have a long history of safe use. They have been extensively studied and determined to be safe for usage in personal care products by expert scientific panels and governmental regulatory agencies. None of the extensive research carried out on parabens has indicated a potential risk of harm to human health and parabens remain amongst the safest of preservatives in today’s cosmetic products. 

Parabens are also naturally occurring in many foods that we enjoy as part of a healthy lifestyle. These include cucumbers, carrots, onions, blueberries and cherries.


Parabens are the most common preservative used in food and cosmetics. Health Canada allows methylparaben as a preservative in foods and cosmetics and references United States and European regulations to support the safe use of methylparaben as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products.  Health Canada is a federal organization responsible for maintaining and improving Canadian’s health by ensuring the safety and efficacy of products including consumer, drug and health products.Other independent groups, the American Cancer Society, the FDA, and Cancer Research Centers, have looked for many different causes for cancer but have never found any evidence of risk from parabens.


Sulfates are commonly used as surfactants that provide cleansing by trapping dirt and oils so that they can be rinsed away with water. They are the ingredient that creates the foamy lather you get when you brush your teeth or wash your hair or face. In rare cases, certain sulfates can irritate some skin types, which is why you might have heard or read about an increase in sulfate-free products. 


Not all sulfates are created equal. Through our research, we identified mild sulphates (“ethoxylated sulphates”) that are powerfully effective, yet gentle. We use SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) in our products. It is a surfactant which creates lather and gives that ‘clean feel’, often confused with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), which is known to cause irritation. SLES is a milder surfactant than SLS and is more suitable for beauty products as it’s kinder to skin.

Contrary to some Internet rumors, sulfates are proven to be safe and effective. 


Household alcohol is a universal, commonly used ingredient to dissolve and combine other materials consistently.  When used properly in formulations like ours, any alcohol present is too low to have impact on the condition of your skin.


In skin care products, we also use so-called “longchain” alcohols, such as cetearyl alcohol.  These types of alcohols condition the skin and improve the thickness of product formulas to provide stability.

What are phthalates

Phthalates are a group of materials that were historically used in cosmetics for three purposes: to improve fragrance performance, improve longevity of films such as nail polishes and hairsprays, and as a denaturant in alcohol to help prevent accidental ingestion by children.


The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), an independent scientific committee to the European Commission, published a favorable opinion of phthalates used in cosmetic products. They concluded that although there is no data available to demonstrate an association between phthalates in cosmetics and health risks, they have been measured within urine. Overall, the personal care industry has vastly decreased inclusion of phthalates in cosmetic products.

Our Fragrance Philosophy

We strive to enhance your experiences through our essential research and creation of fragrances. Our fragrance philosophy places the utmost importance on research, analysis, assessment and transparency. Our in-house team of experts is dedicated to creating fragrances that can be enjoyed safely. That's why our formulations are compliant and backed by safety data and meet the guidelines of the international fragrance association (IFRA). And we are striving to improve transparency, so that accurate information about products and ingredients is accessible for everyone.

Our Product Safety

Our goal is to bring you the best products with superior technology and that starts with safety. We set the highest standards to ensure every material and finished formula not only meets industry standards for purity, quality and performance, but that we constantly evaluate and refine our formulas based on emerging science to ensure they are safe for your skin and safe for the environment.


To us, kindness starts with respect for the planet we call home. We do our part to make products that minimize our impact on the environment, so you feel good from the inside all the way out into the big wide world.


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