I use this about twice a week to add a nice subtle glow to my face. As summer is approaching i want to start a nice base tan without using tanning beds or sitting outside exposing myself to UV rays. I use a very small amount and gently rub into my face. I also use a moisturizer that contains an SPF (which i apply first) so that my skin is moist and absorbs the tanner into my skin.
Bought the body cream version & liked it. Face cream is not moisturizing at all - made my face feel tight & itchy. Agree with others that using bronzer will give more controlled color. Won't repurchase. Oh, and the scent has been diminshed, but yes you can still detect it hours after application. continued >>
I think there is some kind of confusion with some of the reviews on here. Anyhow, the one I used, which is for the face and has an SPF 20 is amazing. I don't tan very well so when I'm makeup free, I feel self-conscious about my pale face. i generally put this on at night over my Dermaglow purifying night treatment and I wake up with some colour in my face. I have never found this to make me break out nor does it look fake or orange. It looks very subtle and it is easy to gradually build, you could use it every day but I probably wouldn't recommend twice a day. I will always keep this around. Love this way more than Avene's sunless tanner. Neostrata is still my HG sunless for the body but I don't like to use it on my face.
I recently decided to stop tanning in beds and I tried fake bake for a while. I liked it but it wore off quickly and took long to apply. I wanted something easier so I bought both the facial moisturizer and revitalizing body tanning lotions from jergens. First of all you have to apply this every day or your tan fades very quickly. The color was better with fake bake because the jergens ones gave me an orangey color. I have acne prone skin and since fake bake did not break me out I thought that neither would these. Wrong! I got acne on my back (which I haven't had since high school) and 3 big red pimples in my face. This made me upset since the facial moisturizer claims to be oil free. Won't ever buy again, I'll just stick to my old product.
For some reason after using this for 2 days, I had DARK PATCHES on each side of my face. It works well to tan just like the body formula, but it has now been a year- and I still have those darker patches and I HATE IT. Not even daily exfoliating works. Not even my Visionaire-which has evened out my skin previously!! AUUGH I'm so angry. The one thing I remember that worked was when my aunt from the Philippines brought some cleansers and lotions during her visit. I will have to buy some LIKAS or something with papaya as my final and last attempt to get rid of the darn patches!!!!!!!!!!
I liked this product, but I can't say I LOVED it. There was nothing wrong with it, its a pretty good moisturizer, and I like how its SPF 20. The bottle says "gradually creates natural looking colour" and that's exactly what it does. If you want instant results you're not going to get them but it does gradually give your skin an awesome glow. I recommend using it twice daily until you get the colour you desire, then using it once a day to maintain that colour. Overall its a pretty good product and I would definately recommend it as a daily moisturizer
I bought this after seeing some positive reviews here, which goes to show how much mileage can vary. I'm light-skinned, so I tried the fair-to-medium tone, and woke up the next morning with orange blotches on my face reminiscent of my early-80s orange-legs phase. I look as though I haven't washed my face in months, and this is after two showers and four sessions with the Clarisonic.
The worst of it is that I can still smell it, which means I haven't managed to get rid of it yet and it might still be tanning. I won't be using it again. continued >>
HG!!! This is fantastic for my olive complexion. I use it daily. I am prone to acne and this never breaks me out. I LOVE the gradual color it gives me. Not at all orange looking like most self tanners and the smell isn't even all that bad.
NOTE: Be careful you actually get the Jergens face tanner that says "Healthy Complexion" in it and not just the one that says "Face." They are DIFFERENT, and both are being sold. If you look at the reviews for the one that is just "Face" they are horrible!!!! It is the healthy complexion one that has great reviews and I have made the mistake of buying the other one.......
This stuff is AMAZING. It does have a self-tanner smell slightly to it, but I noticed some reviewers said they couldn't smell it (I'm real sensitive to it) so it may just be me. It gives a beautiful sun-kissed, believable color and I noticed it even after one day. It's meant to be used as your regular moisturizer, and I use it every other day under my make-up. Make sure you blend it really well into your jawline and also on your neck, as others have noticed, or you will see a difference.
I'm pretty fair, and I've been using the fair to medium level of this product and get great results. If you are fair, you may not want to use medium to dark.
The best part of this product? It really did not cause any break-out problems for me at all. In fact, with this product, my skin tone was more even and looked more clear. Not to mention it has SPF 20 in it which is nice!
I LOVE this product. It's such a ball ache that I live in the UK and it's so hard to get hold of here, therefore I've had to knock of points for the price as it costs me extra for shipping from US. I use it everyday and it really does give me a dewy, glowing look. I used to slap on tonnes of foundation every morning and never thought I'd be able to live without it but now I don't even wear foundation! I only ever wear a light foundation if I have a couple of blemishes. At first I was disappointed that it didn't give me as much colour as I'd hoped but I actually really love the slight glow it gives me and if I want more I just put it on twice a day. It works really well as a light daily moisturiser, I have sensitive skin but this product hasn't affected my skin at all. I have eczema and If I occasionally get dry patches I just use my more rich moisturiser to sort it out. I didn't like the smell at first as it's quite strong but actually it smells quite like toffee! Not like biscuits like most products with tanning agents in. I definitely couldn't live without this product and when I travel in the US next year I will be stocking up!