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Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel
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on 4/1/2018 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by MikiMoo11
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I love the color results! Nice subtle color that didn't look fake and lasted about 3 days. I applied with my hands and afterwards washed my hands with regular hand soap and didn't notice any staining. I also didn't notice any color transfer to my sheets or clothing. It did seem to take a long time to soak in, like 20 - 30 mins, before my skin didn't feel tacky. It's expensive for a self-tan product, but if you buy Clarins products then it's about what you'd expect to pay. The only thing I really couldn't tolerate was the smell; it's very strong at first and to me is a combination of strong perfume and tanning chemical. I have found other products I like just as much, with a more pleasant smell and much lower cost.
on 4/24/2017 3:38:00 AM
More reviews by Clpayne
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I'm very pale and i really like the colour of this.Spread evenly and not streaky. I can apply it with my hands and it washes off them completely so no need to use a mitt. I cover hands in moisturiser then wash them after and use a makeup brush to spread a little more around my wrists and hands and get a good result.It takes a while to dry, about an hour. It's clear and easy to spread. You do feel like it doesn't dry completely but doesn't bother me. It doesn't transfer into anything at all, bed sheets and pyjamas stain free.Good colour lasts about 3 days and then fades but it's still there 7 days after. You do need to top up mid week.Overall it's reliable and a great tanner. Looks natural on the face as well. I don't find i need much so i don't mind the price.
on 2/11/2017 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by KateLausanne
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is a sticky smelly product. I can't even comment it's performance because I couldn't bear the smell and the fact that it wasn't drying. Washed it off, returned the tube.
on 6/18/2016 7:43:00 PM
More reviews by madddiemom
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I've been using this for a couple weeks and it gives a nice color, but I just cannot stand the stickiness. This never dries on me. I feel like I'm covered in maple syrup all night. It has a nice light smell and the color is nice, but it does not dry. That is a deal breaker for me. I will use up the tube because it is a little pricey, but I will not repurchase.
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on 2/8/2016 1:13:00 AM
More reviews by clexa
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
Tried this gel for the first time this morning. Applied after my shower/exfoliation - I used a mitt. It went on smooth and it felt a bit sticky for a while. I stayed undressed for about 20 minutes to avoid blotchiness. By about an hour it felt like I had nothing on my skin, which was good. I haven't applied any to my face as I prefer to just use foundation to match my neck (I have had breakouts from tanners in the past when I applied them to my face), so I can't give a judgement on that aspect. Pros- Colour - very nice natural tone. I am white as snow normally and this has given me a great subtle healthy colour. - Smell - There is a fake tanner smell with this product but I found it fades fast and it didn't bother me at all during my day. - Coverage - So far hasn't streaked which is fantastic. It's fairly even all over and I'm impressed with how it looks on my neck, as the colour hasn't gotten into my lines. Cons- Price - for $50 it's hard to justify purchasing. I will buy it again but it's very expensive!It's taken about 6 hours for the colour to develop and I'm really liking it. I think I will continue to build until I reach a colour level I'm happy with, so probably about two more applications worth.
on 8/3/2015 11:45:00 AM
More reviews by thrillist
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
I tried this awhile back and really have mixed feelings about it. The color was nice, that I really liked. But the smell and application process is REALLY bad. As others have commented, it's very sticky and "wet" feeling. It honestly feels like it never dries! The smell isn't very good either. Way too chemically. Just an average self tanner in my IMHO.
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on 5/30/2015 12:51:00 PM
More reviews by outdoorsgal
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
I said yes to repurchasing this product but with hesitation (I wish there were an option for that) because of the price tag in comparison to the amount of product. Clarins is known for their self tanners and this one lives up to the hype. If you can get past that horrible self tanner smell and the stickiness, this product gives a nice subtle tan that doesn't look orange. The smell does dissipate and the stickiness does too. I apply it mainly on my legs about half an hour before bed and I haven't woken up to blotchy sheets. I'm hoping to find a less expensive alternative but if I don't, I'll repurchase this or try the Clarins delicious self tanning cream.
on 5/11/2015 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by mindyk
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Pros: on me, this gave fast results (started developing color in a couple of hours), the color looked great on me, not orangebut a nice honey bronze color, and the smell was pleasant. Cons: STICKY!!!! Feels sticky going on, stays sticky until you can get showered. In order to use up the tube I had (I certainly wasn't going to trash it due to the $$$) I would slather it on before I took the dog for a long walk. By the time I got back home, then got showered I had some color and could get the sticky washed off.I've found that Clinique's self tanning gel is more effective, better price and not sticky.
on 5/11/2015 3:53:00 PM
More reviews by laquiche
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
A bit greasy and sticky, smells strong and leaves skin orange ! Not a good product
on 6/15/2014 11:15:00 PM
More reviews by agusia0920
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Though at first when I had a sample I loved it, so I bought a 7 oz tube. I like the consistency of the gel. What I hate is the smell. It's awful! I thought it was just me but one day after I put it on and sat down, my boyfriend asked me what that strange smell was, and he has a bad nose. I also noticed that when I went to scrub my legs to put some more on, it's like I'm scrubbing it off because the water is dirty. I'm going to use it till the end because I don't like wasting money but I won't be buying it again. I want to try St.Tropez or Tart.
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