Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best self tanner ever
I have never been a fan of self tanners until this product. I have tried express tanners, gradual tanners, mousses, lotions, foams, you get the idea. I just didn't like the process of using a mitt, waiting for them to dry, splotchy dry patches, the smell, etc. The problem was I do love the look of having color to my skin in the spring and summer. Enter this game changer. This is like no product I have ever used. It is very thin consistency, almost liquidy and you apply it after you shower in place of or before your regular body lotion. I find it to be so moisturizing I just use it in place of my moisturizer. It is so easy to apply, sinks right into the skin so you don't need to wait to apply clothes, and leaves no weird smell AT ALL. I find it gives the most natural tan color I have seen and develops FAST. I only use it a few times a week as it doesn't fade quickly on me either. I do not use it on my face because I use retinol and lactic acids and they would just take it right off so I can't speak to the face but for the body it is the best I have found. Definitely my HG self tanner!
Most Helpful Critical Review Wish I could continue using this
I LOVE this self-tanner, and I am an expert in the subject. The color is subtle and natural, but not too light. There is no color-guide which I love. The smell is less offensive than others (I haven't found a single self tanner that doesn't produce even a little smell). The consistency is beautiful as well, most self-tanning lotions are extremely thick and take a while to dry, this formula is nice and thin. HOWEVER, I do not know that I will be able to continue using, as sadly it seems it though this clogs my pores more than other formulas (which I am surprised by). The tan fades beautifully and evenly, therefore, I thought it'd be fine to let the tan fade on its own without scrubbing it off after a week, however it seems that If I do not exfoliate by day 7, it starts to settle into pores and giving me breakouts on my back and chest.
Reviewed by 132 customers Waste of money
Anonymous from New Jersey
Tried using it multiple times and there is no visible difference.
Rochelle from Dobbs Ferry
It actually is gradual, smells good, Definitely wash your hands afterwards - doesn't show when you initially put it on like a foam/spray but in a few hours it will. I put it directly on my face without mixing w/another lotion and i LOVE the natural glow - no orange, no streaks, literally looked like I walked off the beach < 3
love this honestly
carly from hyannis, mass
im fair skinned so alot of tanners make me look orange or streaky but this one doesn't... and i love that the consistency is a hybrid of oil and lotion all in one. its amazing... I applied it with my hands in circular motions and it drys so fast... doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky.. i put it on after my shower and I went to bed feeling so comfortable, not sticky or greasy in any way what so ever.. i love the smell also. doesn't have that gross bronzer smell. im def gonna repurchase once this bottle runs out! I highly suggest it.
Fabulous. Self Tanner that's a joy to use
Janice from NY
Get it. Don't hesitate.
Hate it - made me break out. Will return!
Lisa May from Magnolia Springs
This product produced a streaky color and gave me hives.
Not worth the money
Hanna from Halifax, Pa
I applied this with my hands instead of my mitt so it wouldn't soak up a lot of product and washed my hands after. I put it on before bed and woke up tan. It has a smell but it doesn't bother me. Works fine but you can find tanners just as good for a cheaper price
Shannon from Youngstown, Oh
I love gradual tanners and I have tried everything. From cheap to expensive. This is on the expensive side and the first time I used it. It does not go on without streaks and even though I washed my hands afterwards it turned my hands orange 2. Will be returning for sure!
Super good quality!
Karla M from New Baltimore MI
I did a spot test before I applied it on the rest of my body and it was already working within the hour! I was super suprised with the results. I applied the lotion before I went to bed and I woke up bronzed!
feather from bend, or
Unless you enjoy smelling like a mixture of stinky tanning lotion and old lady perfume, then I'd advise against this product.
Great for pale folk in the summer!
Mags from Midwest
I have sensitive skin that burns easily, so summer is always a fun game of trying to get color with out a burn! This takes the games away, I mix this 1:1 with neutrogena hydro boost lotion and it allows the color to blend and look very very natural. Only spots I worry about are my knuckles and finger webs, but easily solved by washing with soap and water roughly 20min after application. I will always purchase this instead of risking skin cancer!
My fav self tanner
Twes from St Louis MO
Love the product but had my list together so I could get the gift and AGAIN they were already out. It happens pretty much every time. Very frustrating
jsa28 from Winston Salem, NC
I've been self tanning for over a decade and this stuff is good. I think what makes it unique is the consistency of the product. I use a velvet tanning mitt and this stuff goes on so well. I'm very fair skin and this stuff does the trick. I don't look orange, I just look healthy. I exfoliate/shave/moisturize 24 hours prior to applying. I take a shower right before I apply the product and use a thicker lotion on my feet, ankles, knees, elbows and hands. I apply the self tanner, let it dry and go to sleep. Wash off in the morning and it's perfect.
Great GRADUAL tanner
Lulu's Reviews from The humid south, US
I have self-tanned for YEARS. I like this tanner because it is forgiving and doesn't dry my skin out or turn me orange. Also, it has a very minimal smell. I have very fair skin, and this helps give me enough color to wear shorts (after several days of application).
Orange and splotches
Veronica M from Dallas, TX
I wanted to love this product so badly after seeing all the good reviews but unfortunately, this lotion turned very orange on my skin and was splotchy no matter how well I applied it. My skin tone is pale so this might work better for naturally darker tones but on pale skin, it was orange 😢
First use thoughts...
Sarah from North Carolina
Well, I really wanted to love this because I see so many bloggers use this product and their tan is FLAWLESS. My first use turned out streaky and I thought I did everything right. I'm going to try and even it out with another layer.... Maybe I'll doom myself that way. Worth a shot.
Would definitely repurchase!
Keri from Arlington wa
❤️ this will keep using
Will definitely keep purchasing!!
Keri from Arlington wa
Use in between self tanning after my shower gives me that summer glow!
J. harsh from Cookeville, Tn
I really liked the color it gave me. It was very natural not orange at all. It's smells nice. The consistency is thin, it is not thick like a lotion.
Sarah from Charleston, SC
I really had high hopes for this product given how many great reviews it had but unfortunately I could never get it to not be incredibly splotchy and fade unevenly. I applied with both my hands and a mitt and it still never turned out ok. It did provide a nice color, just left me looking like a leopard. Really wanted to love it but would not recommend
will buy again!!
Abi from Columbus, GA
i've used it once since i got it and after a few hours i already looked way darker! it left a stain where i didn't blend it on my hand, but other than that it's flawless! smells great, super hydrating, and leaves no streaks
Love this product!
Cisdon from Manasquan, NJ
I love this product! Easy to apply and there is no smell. Dries quickly.
Great for a self tanner
Aly T from NC
Creates a rich color. Easy application and doesn't stain clothing. I use it in the evening after shower.
I will buy again!
crispyhall from Nashville, TN
It's the only self tanner I've used that doesn't have that awful smell. However, I noticed that after sleeping with it, the smell comes slightly but that's after 8+ hours of having it on my skin. Still not as abrasive as other self tanners. The oil/lotion mix is fantastic because it goes on so much smoother. Giving 4/5 stars because even though the mixture makes it go on smoother, I use a lot more to get my desired coverage and will have to end up buying more before too long.
Orange mom from Hanover
I had exfoliated prior to using self tanner and still ended up with blotches and streaks. And I am orange . Is have to track down a self tanner remover before my get together in a few days .. ugggg . Will never buy again
Carly from NJ
Experienced tanner. Very fair skin tone. This is a great overall gradual tanner. It's exactly what it says it is. It's an oil, it's a gradual tanner. The consistency is watery. The first coat just makes me look like I'm a living human, as opposed to a translucent ghost. It's buildable. It fades evenly. As with any tanner, it will stick to dry patches (although much less than regular self-tanner). The color is nice, natural. No color guard. The self-tanner smell is much more subtle. I've never had an issue with breaking out on my face using self-tanners; however, this one broke me out (hence the 4 stars). Oils tend to break me out in general, though.