Average Rating 4.1/5
Review by LexiJo
Since this is one of the only self-tanners I trust and will use now (besides Ocean Potion's Ever Glow and BE's Faux Tan) and I have tried them all, from drugstore to high-end department store), and I have purchased MANY tubes over the years, I figured I owe this product a good review. It is a staple for me from Spring through Fall. I will always continue to have at least one tube on hand (I use the medium skintone version and I am pretty fair, though the light works well too). It is kind of a mid-ground product between a dark, fast-acting self tanner like Faux Tan, and a very gradually depositing, very subtle one like Ever Glow, which is one of the things I love best about it. I can develop a definitely noticeable, NATURAL looking golden tan with two applications. AND, I can put this on in the morning after a shower and venture out in it (I can't do this with Faux Tan). It IS a bit shimmery, but it isn't over the top, and is not really all that noticeable on the skin, although it does make the skin look nice and "glowy". It ALWAYS gives a good, dependable, non-streaky, moisturized, NATURAL looking bronzy color (I DETEST anything that looks even REMOTELY orange or yellow and will throw it out IMMEDIATELY) with minimal effort. I like that it does not have a color guide, but that I can see a color payoff after 1 use. It moisturizes extremely well but has never broken me out-although I would never use it on my face. But no chest or back breakouts which some others have caused...yuck! This does have some of the tell-tale self tanner stink after a couple of hours, but it is not the worst of the bunch, and nothing a spritz or two of body spray can't eradicate easily. The results I get from this product are more than worth it to me. This is the self tanner that I reach for the MOST because it works FAST, it doesn't have a color guide, I can use it and not have to hide at home while the color develops, the smell is not bad, and it produces great results that last about 3-4 days on me. I can use it twice during the week, like on Wednesday and Thursday and then be tan throughout the weekend. I am lazy and I want instant gratification. LOL. If I want a dark tan and I want it NOW, I go with Faux Tan, but only IF I can put it on at night and sleep in it and then wash it off in the shower in the morning, and you can't always do that! If I have a bit more time (two days), and I have to go out while wearing the self tanner, I opt for this. It is the best of both worlds. Easy to use and "live" in, but quick color payoff. Love this stuff. A bit on the expensive side, and I wish it came in a pump dispenser, but I will remain a loyal fan for as long as they continue to make it.