Palm Springs AfterGlo — a remarkable skin-moisturizer I hand craft — has a luscious, creamy texture, and pleasant spa-like scent.

It’s a happy amalgamation of multiple commercially available moisturizers. But I’ve found it works better than any of the individual components on their own. 

Palm Springs AfterGlo feels luxurious, slick, and slightly oily. . .but it absorbs almost immediately. The scent is strong on application, but dissipates rapidly. People say it leaves them softy smelling “like I visited a spa” or “ like I used an expensive European soap.”

“I’m a new hiker, and found my skin getting really dry after desert hiking.. I started using Jay’s skin cream après hikes, and the dryness was just gone! I typically don’t use skin cream and moisturizers, since I have fairly oily skin, and creams usually leave my skin feel greasy. But AfterGlo isn’t like that… it soaks in nicely, and my dryness disappears!” — Kathy F; Palm Springs, CA

“I tend to have very dry skin here in the Coachella Valley; but using AfterGlo I’ve noticed a marked improvement.. I’ve been using it on my dry, cracked feet as well, and after only a few nights of use I see big improvements!” — Tim G; Palm Springs, CA

okay jay. . .You Nut! How’d you come up with a moisturizer?

Moving to Palm Springs in 2016, I was warned about desert dryness — and offered plenty of moisturizing suggestions. Through trial-and-error I ultimately found a moisturizer with Vitamins A & D that became my go-to.  But I was left with a drawer full of different creams, lotions, oils, and butters — and some of them were really expensive!

One day I had a “Eureka!” moment and put all of the moisturizers from that drawer into my Cuisinart. I added some essential oils and whirled up a completely new moisturizer that my hands, face, arms and legs (even my sandal-callused feet) just drank up! It was a total “wow” experience!

On my second batch, I started gifting jars to friends (c’mon, its way better than a bottle of wine, right?) — shortly thereafter requests for more, along with offers to pay, started coming in.

Voila! That’s how Palm Springs AfterGlo was born!  Now I make a big, fresh batch every quarter or so to supply my happy customers, along with my own skincare needs.

“I have the world’s worst, crunchy desert feet. Over the years I’ve tried numerous specialty moisturizers (all claiming they can fix my ugly heel condition.) Well this one actually did it!” — Greg C; Palm Springs

“I’m a part-time Palm Springs resident. Whenever I get back to the desert from Seattle, my skin tends to get dry and itchy. Jay came to the rescue with his AfterGlo! I use it primarily as a body moisturizer—especially on my arms and legs. It’s creamy as it goes on, and absorbs quickly. No more dry, scaly, itchy desert skin! — Mike T.; Seattle, WA and Palm Springs, CA

Other uses? Go ahead and Try it on your dry leather. . .you’ll BE AMAZED!

I discovered that Palm Springs AfterGlo excels at restoring desert-dried, sun-faded leather belts, shoes, chairs and ottomans, and even car seats.  The before-and-after results are truly remarkable. . . and face it, if an application or two of Palm Springs AfterGlo can make dried, worn leathers soft and supple once again, just imagine what it can do for your skin!

The chair on the left has had one application of Palm Springs After Glow. The jealous chair on the right is anxiously awaiting its After Glow rubdown!

The chair on the left has had one application of Palm Springs After Glow. The jealous chair on the right is anxiously awaiting its After Glow rubdown!

What’s in it?

Most commercially available moisturizers — even those intended for babies and sensitive skins — contain a couple scary-sounding preservatives, humectants, and surfactants (with long-chemical-names) which make the moisturizers work.  I was initially quite reluctant to include them. But I did my homework, and researched every ingredient that’s in each product that go into Palm Springs AfterGlo. Knowing what each brings to the party, and the role each plays, I’m very comfortable with every ingredient.

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients in every jar of goodness (please know that there’s slight variations from batch-to-batch since this is a hand-crafted amalgamation of commercially available products)::  

Water; Mineral Oil; Petrolatum; Cocoa Seed Butter; Coconut Oil, and its Caprylic Fatty Acid; Almond Oil; Extra Virgin (Sonoma) Olive Oil; Shea Butter; Aloe Vera Extract; Aragon Oil; Avocado Oil; Vitamin E; Stearic Acid; Glycerin; Cetyl Alcohol; Glyceryl Stearate; Vitamin B5; Allantoin; Biotin; Jojoba Seed Oil; Safflower Seed Oil; Proplyne Glycol; Methylparaben; Propylparaben; Oat Kernel Extract; Vitamin C (Ascorbic / Citric Acid); Vitamin A; Vitamin D3; Dimethicone; Triethanlamine; and a combination of steam-distilled Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary and Geranium Essential Oils — Plus Jergen’s Medium-to-Tan Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer to give you a touch of color.

“I love the soft scent, and the way my skin just soaks it in— it leaves my Midwestern-winter dried skin feeling wonderfully moisturized. I also love that it comes in a nice, easy-opening jar, so I can dip in and scoop it out… without having to mess with a pump bottle. I can get every last bit out of the jar without wasting product that inevitably gets left in a pump or tube.” — Julie G; Oshkosh, WI

This sounds Amazing! I want somE! How do i get it?

Just drop me an email at or call me at (206) 954-6570. Let me know how many 3 oz. cosmetic jars you’d like. Remember to include your email address, phone number, and the mailing address you’d like jars shipped to. (If you’re in the Coachella Valley, I’ll gladly hand deliver to your home — to save on costly shipping.)

Yeah, but How much does it cost?

The Q2 2019 batch of Palm Springs After Glow costs $15 for a 3 oz. cosmetic jar. If it needs to be mailed, just tack-on $8 for shipping and handling per jar. Cash or check, only. HEY LET’S RE-USE AND RECYCLE: if you return your empty jar to me, you’ll get $2 off your next order!

Give it a try. . . then let me know what you think!