Beyond Lotions

I recently recruited my girlfriend to help review all three formula’s of Jimmy Jane’s massage lotion. Since I’ve supported her career for the past seven years, I thought it was only fair that she do the same for me.

She agreed and I explained to her that, in my professional opinion, the only real way to fairly review these products would be to receive extensive massages on consecutive nights with each product. She bought it hook, line and sinker.

First up, let me tell you a little about the Beyond line of massage lotion. If you’re someone who always checks the ingredient list before you buy a product like this, you’re going to be very happy. Beyond lotions are glycerin-free, paraben-free and take advantage of natural ingredients instead of synthetic ones. Many of you will be pleased to hear that they also never test their products on animals.

I can also say that all three left my skin feeling amazing. There’s no oily residue at all, just a silky softness I seek out and often don’t find. They leave my skin feeling hydrated and nourished – in fact I’ve used it as a moisturizer for my legs a couple of times and loved the results.

Since there are three versions of this lotion, it’s best to speak of each a little individually also. First up is Beyond Cooling, the formulation I’ve found myself reaching for the most often. Since it’s summer, I suppose it makes sense that I’m in love with the cooling version, but there’s more than that to it. What really sets this one apart for me is the combination of the cooling effect of the Organic Willamette Peppermint Oil and Cucumber Extract with the amazing scent. I don’t like to be overwhelmed by scented products and fell in love with the light cucumber and mint smell radiating from skin. I kind of want to drink it.

Regarding the cooling aspect of the product, it’s there and it’s nice, especially on a hot summer night as the breeze rolls in from an open window. It’s definitely not an overwhelming sensation, but I suspect that would take more chemicals than I prefer to expose my body to. Or ice.

Next up is Beyond Warming – guess what it does! Besides the obvious, the big difference for me is in how it smells. It’s spicy, more noticeable and reminds me of drinking a warm mug of chai in winter. According to the company, it’s natural warming extracts that cause the light sensation of heat. Again, it’s not going to set you on fire like Bengay, but it totally adds to the massage. I suspect I’ll like it even more once fall comes along.

Finally, we’ve got Beyond Euphoric, which relies on natural plant extracts to release Beta-Endorphins (whatever those are) and to promote relaxation. Any time I’m getting a massage, I’m pretty freaking relaxed, so I can’t really vouch for that, but I can say it’s another fine lotion. There’s a light citrus scent that I really love and I’m not sure if I’m making this up, but I feel like my skin is just a touch softer after using this than the other two. I should point out that they all leave your skin feeling awesome!
If I had to complain about something I’d say that this lotion isn’t great for super long massages. I have a couple of really good massage oils that don’t leave my girl feeling sticky and rub in nicely, but it takes time. Sometimes the slickness of an oil is a lot more fun that lotion. However, that’s really just me grasping for straws. This stuff rocks and I highly recommend it.

I would struggle if forced to pick out a favorite and think I’ll leave that decision up to you. Each offers something a little different, but all three are great and I really don’t think you can go wrong with any of the Jimmy Jane Beyond Lotions.

ps. They’re totally on sale right now over at I have no clue how long this will last, but I just had to say something!

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