After using this for two weeks, this self tanner flaked off in uneven patches, mostly on my chest and elbow creases. It gave me that "lizard" skin appearance, making it look like I had some kind of skin disease. The color was okay for a self tanner, but certainly not worth looking sickly for. Normally, I like Dove, but I def don't recommend this product.
After seeing the commercial I got it and well I'm glad I did. Effective mosturizer and it really developed a mild tan. I'm using it reguraly though. I had no problems with the smell.
After mine finished out I went for a re-purchase, but instead got the one with shimmers, and I just can't wait to go back to this one again!
It only streaked once on my leg, and took about three days to disappear, however it was my fault for not blending properly. Like this product, however, next summer I'll be switching to cadey cambia pelle, which gives out a sun-bed-tan
This is by far one of the best self tanning lotions around! And its dirt cheap too, which is a bonus!! I normally head to the solarium every week to get my skin bronzed but with all the risks involved with skin cancer etc..i decided to quit the solariums for good. Heard alot of great reviews about this product so i gave it a try and i am now completely hooked. It wont get you the " I just came back from the beaches of brazil" look, but it gives you a nice golden glow, about 2-3 shades darker then you natural skin colour. Only thing i dont like about this product is that it can be quite difficult to squeeze out of the bottle as the consistancy of the cream is thick. Asides from that..I love it! Be aware tho, with any self tanning products, exfoliation is a must! I exfoliate every 2 days to get the best results. I dont know if it takes away some of the colour but rather that then a yucky streaky tan.
I'm on my second bottle of this. Tried the Johnson & Johnson version and the Nivea one but I think this one is just a little better. The smell is more pleasant with not much fake tan odour and it is a bit more moisturising and slightly thicket than the others which is great for my dry skin. The colour is pretty convincing too and you start to see results on light skin in a few days. I use the med-dark one. Great price, especially when its on special at the supermarket.
there must be something wrong with me - i dont seem to tan. been using this summer glow for the past week - and my legs havent even turned one shade darker. i just wanted to try this stuff so i can even out the blotchiness of my legs.
the lotion itself is creamy and smells fantastic! quite strong - stronger than a light spray of perfume that i usually put on. thats a good thing in this case because the fragrance is very pleasant.
is a bit sticky after application (i put on a lot and rub it in), so i wait a while before getting dressed again.
i won't repurchase simply coz it's not doing its job! i would look at a non-tanning body lotion if all i wanted was something to moisturise my body
Edited to add: have been using this on a more consistent basis and it does add a light tan (very natural and almost un-noticable on my light skin). I'm addicted to the lovely mango-fruity scent and love the buttery texture. the stickiness i can put up with - just wait a while before dressing. Have already re-purchased another bottle -this time in the darker shade.
I really really love this product. I have freakishly fair skin, and burn very easily, so I have tried a number of self tanners, and, in my opinion, this is among the best. I love the color (it takes about 4 days to develop on me), and it really doesn't streak, even when I'm lazy with the application.
Edit*** I've been using this for a while now, and while I still think it's good, it does streak a bit more than I'm happy with (probably because I have to dress before it's properly dry) and it really takes FOREVER to dry, which really irritates me especially since I hate wearing clothes over wet skin - grose.
At first everything was fine.
Then I either overdid it (applied too much at once) or simply used it for too long, and
1) my arms broke out
2) I ended up with orange splotches. :/
I like that it doesn't stink though.
will use until i find something better.
This product totally made my arms breakout. I have sensitive skin prone to breaking out and was thinking that Dove would be gentle enough to use. I was wrong. I went back to the Sublime by L'oreal. It doesn't make my skin breakout.
Love this. Smells SO GOOD! it works much better than the johnsons one. You can see results in a day or two of using it. However I don't like the fact there are potentially harmful chemicals in it. e.g parabens! also contains dimethicone which i'm not fond of
WOW! I have those really scary glow in the dark white legs, and I honestly don't tan at all (but with skin cancer, who wants the risk?). Anyway, I think this product is amazing. After about 2 days, I had natural looking color aside from my ankles and one knee. But, I figured out the way to do it is to wait until you have blended all over everywhere else and with the excess product, skim it over those trouble spots. I didn't notice a bad smell, and I will continue to use this. I read that there is a pump version, and that will be the one I buy next just because it will be a little easier to get out of the bottle. I would tell anyone to get this. My mom bought the one for medium to dark, and she's hooked also.