I'm not sure how I came across this product, but I'm glad I did! Where I live, it's hard to feel summery when there's nothing but June Gloom clouding up the sky, but I very much wanted to feel summery and what's more summery than tanning?
I don't have much experience using self tanners -- the only other one I've ever used is the Jergen's lotion tanner, which is also great by the way -- so ease of application is a must. The idea of dropping tanning serum into a lotion/moisturizer you already have in your routine intrigued me, as it works with what you already use. You don't have to switch out products at all -- it just enhances the products you already use by adding a glowy, tanning effect. And... the results are lovely! When I naturally tan in the sun, I usually turn a weird grayish red, so I wanted something to counteract that dull, sallow look. This is perfect. The results are gradual and SUBTLE -- I actually use this both on my face and body, and it took me 4 drops per application, once a day, for 2-3 days to get a lovely sun-kissed look. (For my body, it takes 5-6 drops per area.) I don't know if the consistency of the moisturizer or lotion you use in tandem with the drops affects the tanning process, but I get a feeling that it does.
It's crazy the sort of confidence you get from a good tan -- I'll get that "it's golden hour power hour honey!!!" vibe when I catch myself in the mirror. Even my friends complimented me on how good my tan looks!
However, I would not recommend this to those who are looking for an "obviously" tanned look. When I say gradual, I mean gradual! It takes a few days of curing yourself to get a noticeable "tan", which I can really describe as a slight tan, but it works more as a skin enhancer because I've never gotten the bronze-y look (nor am I going for that). I go for the "there's something different about her, but I'm not sure what exactly" sort of subtlety. After achieving the color I want, I use it every 3-4 days to enhance and as upkeep. I would describe myself as light-skinned but definitely not pale, which may be why it took a few days for pigmentation to show. All in all -- despite its pricey-ness -- 5 stars!
Fun extras: The bottle is 0.5 oz, or 15 mL, which converts to roughly 300 drops in this bottle. That is 10 cents a drop, in case you were wondering!