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on 9/7/2016 10:38:00 AM
More reviews by scooucha24
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine
Pros-Not greasy-absorbs/dries quickly-Natural color when applied right-Instant color after one applicationCons-Smell (better than some tanners I've used but still not pleasant)-The way it fades. I'm not sure if I've been doing it wrong, but when I apply it on my arms by the next day it starts to fade in the crevice of my elbows if that makes sense. I HATE it, but as long as I apply it every night it seems to be okay.-It dries so fast that even if I wash my hands halfway through applying it still turns my hands orange. Looks like I should invest in a mitt :-)Overall I'm not sure I would repurchase just because I want to try some other products to see if I like anything better, but for now I will keep using it up. I have both the colors and they both look natural, the deep dark is just a bit darker. I would recommend this if you are looking for an inexpensive way to look naturally tan, as long as you are okay with applying it often. Hope this helped!
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on 9/17/2015 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by AlyssaAdams
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This honestly is my favorite self tanner. I only use it on my arms and legs to give some extra color since I'm naturally tan, and my stomach is abnormally tanned. lol. Anyways, I've used high end tanners and drug store, and I keep coming back to this one! The color is amazing for my skin tone & it doesn't streak. I constantly get compliments on my tan. Will definitely keep buying!
on 5/2/2010 11:20:00 AM
More reviews by Adriana265
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Why so many bad reviews? I quite like this self tanner. I have it in deep dark & it gives my skin a natural looking colour. I personally don't find it particularly dark though, maybe because I'm naturally pretty tan...but it definately gives me some colour. No streaking when applied properly, doesn't take long to dry, no nasty fake tan smell, not greasy, rubs in well. I like to use this as a tan maintainer mosly, to top up my St Moriz self tanner every 4 or 5 days. But I occasionally use it by itself too and it works fine. Price is decent. I would repurchase.
on 7/13/2009 9:37:00 AM
More reviews by bettyl0u
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This stuff is AWFUL! I bought it from the recommendation of my mom without coming here and regret that. Luckily I only put it on my legs. I am very pale and the color is far from "self-adjusting". It just turned my legs bright orange! So fakey! I compared my arms (which I used my beloved Origins Great Pretender on) to my legs and the difference was scary.To make matters worse, when it finally started to fade (this stuff does have staying power!), I looked like I had a disease. It was all patchy and no matter how hard I exfoliated it wouldn't come off. The cheap price is the only good thing about this stuff, but there are much, much better products out there for the price.
on 7/13/2009 6:38:00 AM
More reviews by jaya_1981
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Good for a cheap selt tanner. Nice colour, the moisturizer is good too- absorbs well but tends to get a little sticky and smelly an hour or so after application. Good staying power. The thing that annoys me most is that the pump disperses very small amounts.
on 6/21/2009 4:29:00 AM
More reviews by tbea009
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I bought the dark version of this. I found in order to get enough colour I would have to turn the dial on this up to full. I was hoping to replace my more expensive sun laboratories tanning creme with this- however this did not look natural at all- it is too yellow looking for me and it streaks. I prefer the darker brown look I get from sun laboratories. Also, the tan ran out before the moisturiser on this did- I have heaps of moisturiser left. I have given up on creme based self tanners- instead I purchased a mini compressor and spray gun for $130 and have my husband spray me. I now purchase a brand of tanning solution in Australia called Tannacious(sold on ebay)- it has 2 tanning agents Erythrulose and DHA and is infused with Vitamin E, Green Tea, Marine Extracts & Skin Firming Hyaluronic Acid. This is the most natural, non-streaky tan I have ever found- at $20AUS for 250ml it's a bargain- and lasts around 6-7 fully body tans I have tried all the expensive brands too- fake bake, st tropez, sun labs, magic tan and tanacious bets them all.
on 4/29/2008 1:51:00 PM
More reviews by ciaobellissimo
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
At first, when I tried this sunless tanner, I was in love with it. On my first application, I had a beautiful, dark brown, natural looking tan (note: I am pale). I really loved the moisturizer, too; it came in handy for the knees, elbows, and feet. Unfortunately, after a couple more applications, I realized that along with the beautiful color, came horrible streaks. Because I loved the natural color this product provided, I bought it again to give it a second chance. But, I still had streaks after every application (no matter how careful and exact I was when applying it).This product had amazing potential. But, in my opinion, there's nothing worse then when you take the time and energy to carefully put on sunless tanner, only to wake up the next morning and find you've contracted some kind of skin disease.
on 2/14/2008 11:22:00 AM
More reviews by mickeyokc
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Im only giving this a 4 because I have only used it once, but so far I'm liking what I see. I used the light/medium and in one application I'm a very nice color. I put a light lotion on all over first, and let that soak in and on my ankles...feet...elbows and knees I mixed lotion and some baby oil gel together and let that soak in. After I was done I went back over the ankles...feet...elbows and knees with lotion. I also wore gloves while applying and used a paper towel to apply to my hands. Hope this helps.
on 6/20/2007 3:54:00 PM
More reviews by AFtennisbabe04
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
This is by far the best self tanner ever! I used to go to the tanning bed but decided to stop. My skin of course went back to being pale and I hated it. Determined to not return to the beds, I started trying different self tanners. At first I was scared to because of all the horror stories you hear about people turning orange from them. I tried the Jergens Natural Glow since it was gradual so that if it messed up I wouldnt look totally crazy. It just didnt give me that dark color that I wanted. After going to the store and staring at all the self tanners i finally decided to try the banana boat based on the price (which is a steal at under $6!!!). I came home and applied it everywhere including my face and it looks amazing! No streaking. No Breakouts. I get compliments all the time about how good of a tan I have and everyone is shocked when I tell them its fake and that it is inexpensive. I will definately continue to use this product, I just hope I can still find it when winter comes around and they tend to pull the self tanners off the shelves. *Edit* Fades really weird and patchy.
on 10/5/2006 11:13:00 AM
More reviews by Ruby2003
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine
I have used this product with much success since 1997. Both the non-aerosol spray and the lotion work equally well. Although my preference is the spray as it easier to apply to hard to reach places and does not require any “rubbing in”. This was the most natural looking self tanner that I have ever used. Better than both Lancome and Clarins. The scent is similar to other self tanners, no better or worse. I have used both the light and deep versions and outcome was similar. Highly recommended, and the only self tanner I will use.
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