This is the first spray tan product I've used after giving up tanning beds! I don't have much experience with them at all so I was a little nervous to try it out. Make sure you're in a well ventillated area while applying it or you WILL choke on the fumes...not fun. I'm definietly impressed with this product though! Gives you a very healthy glow and can build into a deep looking tan if you use it everyday. I usually apply Jergens Natural Glow after it's dry which I find helps to darken the color. Not orange looking at all! The smell is citrus-y...not really a fan of that but it could be worse. It does get a little patchy when it starts to fade so make sure to exfoliate. I'm sure there are better spray products out there but for the price and quality I'll definietly be buying this again. $8 at Target!
I've only tried 2 self tanners my whole life. This was the better one as the last one (forgot the name of it) turned me orange and I missed numerous spots(that's my fault though)..... I got this for Christmas and I finally worked up the nerve to do it last night; I have to say application is easy, but nerve wracking when you don't know what the finished product is going to turn out like. But you do get a nice tan after a couple of hours. But I fell asleep when this was drying on my arms, and I just happened to drool on my arm. Now I have a big white mark running down my arm. LOL... anyway. I woke up and the rest of my arm looked really nice as I had an amazing tan. I noticed it in the dark even. I was dark!
But when I go outside, I look like a sunny fish. Part of my arm is so white, and other part of my arm is sooooo tan. It makes me laugh :) I put too much on myself. I used it on my legs and very nice color, I didn't exfoliate on my knees though so those look real dark. Spraying this on my legs made them look way more flattering than my pale, veiny legs, anyway. lol, I definitely suggest this to anyone; it's the best! I just recommend practicing first, or getting someone with experience to spray it on you. Enough rambling... I love this product; I can't wait to use it in the summer! My mom bought it for me, so I don't know the price. I'm definitely getting more when I run out!
I really like this stuff! My mom gave this to me as a gift so I have no idea how much it is.
1.) Veeerry realistic tan colour, not orange at all.
2.) Fresh citrus scent! of course its not a perfume by any means but it is the best smelling self tanner I have ever come across.
3.) Fast dry time! It stays a bit sticky for the first minute but then it dries rather quickly.
1.) Application is a bit difficult at first, however you just need to spray it evenly and consistently and you will not have any problems. Practice makes perfect! You might want someone you help you spray it on your back because that part can be kind of awkward.
I'm a little torn on this product... The ease of application is fantastic (although messy... just use it in the shower so cleaning up is easier!) The color is seriously beautiful and believable, the closest to my sun given coloring a sunless tanner has ever been. I had the equivalent of a base tan after 2 generous coats. The drawbacks are that I'd like a color guide. Definitely user error, but I do miss small (and not so small) patches without one. And despite what other reviewers have said, I find the smell pretty offensive. It's strong, chemical-y and just plain yucky IMHO. Thankfully, it doesn't linger. Smells always seems pretty subjective, so it might be tolerable for others. I'd really like to try St. Tropez mousse next, but given the price , ease of use and beautiful color pay off, I do see myself buying this spray again. I bought it at Ulta for about $9 or so, I'd say it's worth a try.
I've used this several summers in a row and have been pretty satisfied with my results. I've never used any other self tanners before but I really like this one because it sprays on clear rather than being like a can of spray paint, meaning that it won't rub off on your clothes and anything your body comes in contact with. My one issue with this is that it stays sticky. I always try to apply this on a day I know I won't be sitting too much because it leaves my legs feeling sticky. It is possible to over-tan yourself with this stuff. Let the color appear before you spray on your third or fourth coating because you might end up making yourself too dark. My Asian skin tends to naturally tan a nasty, dirty brown but this gave me a nice golden tan. It wasn't even orange-y at all. I'd rather tan with this stuff than get my own natural tan because it looks so much better on me. It also smells pretty good, a little citrus-y but not too fake smelling.
I've heard decent things about the banana boat products so I decided to give the spray version a try. Got it at Wal Mart for six and some change, not bad. I got into my bikini and sprayed it all over my body and face at a safe distance and waited. It only took maybe 5 minutes to dry in most places but I waited a full 10 before redressing. It says it develops in a few hours but I didn't really notice the full effect until the next morning when I indeed saw the start of "tan" lines and a decent light/medium glow about my face and other places that were pasty white before. But it was very uneven in areas like the legs and inner thighs. I think this is because with my upper body I held it much farther away and just let the mist waft over my skin and held it at the closer recommended distance for my legs, going down in strokes like it says to do. The smell otherwise is very nice. Nothing offensive or rancid about it, and the color isn't bad. More of a light-medium wash but MUCH less orange-ish than some of the ones I've tried in the past. Another problem I had was that the can tends to sputter here and there, so I have random splotches on my hips and thighs where little spits landed and I didn't notice. Could just be my user error but I'm sure I pressed the nozzle firmly enough. But like I said, did not have this issue on my upper body where I applied it different from instructions.
Would I buy it again? Maybe, maybe not but I'll wait it out and do it my way only, and see how I feel. I'd recommend a lotion or gel though over these sprays unless you're just using it for a quick spritz to touch up stuff like hands, feet, and your face between your regular sunless applications.
update: After further trial holding it further away than the directions state and applying it in wafting circular sprays, this product does end up pretty even. Still have problems with the nozzle sputtering here and there but otherwise, it's a nice alternative for hands and feet if lotions turn out too dark or patchy there (just don't soak them in this and they look even and natural).
I bought this product at my local drugstore for under $7.00. It was the cheapest self tanner that they had and the "citrus scent" caught my eye. It's the beginning of spring so my skin is pretty pale from not getting any sun all winter. I got home and took a shower to exfoliate my skin before applying. Application was easy thanks to the spray nossil. I tend to buy the spray tans over the lotions because they're easier to apply. The next morning i woke up and was pleased with my results. I wasnt orange at all. Instead I was a few shades darker, enough to stilll look natural. There were no streak marks, no darker patches, and no missed spots. The smell isnt that bad, its better than most self tanners out there but it does still have that "spray tan" smell. I took a shower later that day and the product still stayed on. Overall I'm please with this product and recommend it even if your really pale, it works. The ONLY negative thing i could say, on the back of the bottle it says to spray on 1 coat and let dry and then spray on another coat for maximum results. If you choose to do that be prepared to wait a LONG time for it to dry. I'm talking 4 hours here. Your best bet is to apply one coat and then apply another coat the next day.
I loveee this stuff! its great i have a olive complection and i wasnt looking to use the tanning beds and i dont really like the lotions bc they can be messy so i've been reading reviews on spary tannning products and thought i'd just give the cheapest one a try and see how i liked it. well its great! the first time i used it i got a great sun-kissed glow, no orange, no streaks, the smell is a bit overwhelming and sweet thats the only complaint i have. but it gives you a very natural look, nothing too much,a just noticable subtle bronzed color. great as a sub. for tanning beds till summer! definantly recommeded for someone looking for a little sunkissed glow in the winter months!
Great for when I need a quick shot of color. I am very fair skinned and this stuff after two applications does the trick. I dont like to be super dark (a lot of people do) but I do like a little color and this kind of gives me an in between. Its like the skin color I am supposed to have (since I am half Native American) The smell is nice and is super easy to apply. I usually spray it right after I get out of the shower and dry off. I let it dry (take about 30 min fully (when I spray 2 coats) ) After that I put my lotion on and I am dressed and out the door. It has lasted more than 7 days for me and is gradually fading. Definitely a re-buy.
I have been using this product since 2006. Out of plenty of sunless tanning products that I have invested in over the last 20 years, this one is the best, next to having a spray tan applied by a professional. The scent is fairly light and so is the product. I spray myself once, allow it to dry, apply again and then about every other day as needed. I have fair-medium skin, but I tan easily. This product creates a very bronzed, natural looking tan over a couple of days. As with all sunless products, you must use it sparingly around knees and fingers. I also rub the product in after spraying to make sure I get everything. I use this heavily on my chest, face arms and hands when I need a quick tan for a night out. Full body application takes a while to make sure you 'cover all of the bases.' I also carefully wash my hands after applying, then I spray the back of each hand/wrist lightly and allow to dry.
For some reason I can only find this at Target, so I buy 4 cans at a time. This stuff lasts and fades nicely and evenly. Just don't let anyone kiss the areas that you spray until after you bathe. They will recoil in horror at the bitter taste! This is a great product. If you want to be darker on the first day of use, many will need to apply twice. It really does leave a nice golden bronze color.