Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The only tanner that has worked for me
First I bought the medium to dark formula. I wasn't expecting it to work overnight, but when I woke up I had a ton of color. My skin is pretty fair and my legs are ghost white, so it turned out to be too orange looking. I thought by day two it would wash off, but I couldn't get it completely off for at least five days, and then only when I scrubbed it with an exfoliator. I bought the light skin formula and again had a ton of color just overnight, and it looks totally natural. This is the first stuff I've bought that I actually liked, and I've bought a BUNCH of different kinds over the years, including Tarte, Glow Fusion and Tanceuticals. It's easy to put on/spreads easily and doesn't look splotchy like others I've tried. I just put it on like regular lotion, but when I did my hands and feet I used a tanning mitt so I didn't overdo it. I think It smells really good when first putting on and for hours after. I only noticed a slight "fake tanner" smell the next morning, and it wasn't strong enough that I had to shower it off. Definitely recommend it, especially for very light/fair skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great natural tan but NOT odor free!!
I have been using the Jergens Natural glow line for a few years now. Honestly it's the best self tan out there hands down I would recommend to anyone but the smell has always been bad on the original it smelled like tanning lotion and was so strong. So now they just came out with the "odor free" one and I will say it's not odor free its very misleading. I will give them this the smell is better then the other one but if you have allergies or can't stand smells then I would say smell it before you buy because it has an odor, its like a clean perfume scent. It just upset me that the bottle say's "odor free" when it's really not,it should say "new scent" instead.
Reviewed by 166 customers Product change
Sun1999 from Wisconsin
So I've been using this product for years. I don't mind the smell. And because it's a lotion it's hydrating for the skin. However within the last year or so the product has changed. I usually use the medium to tan. I have to put so much on to get any color now. So of course you have to buy more. Do they think we're stupid.
Ereeder9841 from Rock Hill, SC
I use this between applying self/tanner to help with places I've missed and to prolong my self-tanner. I don't use everyday or it can pull a bit too orange.
Color comes out quick
Bev from San Mateo
One of the best products out there
This is the best self tanner on the market!
Nanny from Florida
I regularly use this product on my legs and love the way it looks. Natural color and it lasts about 4 days before needing just another single application. Doesn't streak with careful application.
I would definitely but again
Happy, NY from New York
Great color and very little smell. Love
Super nice color
pjhall from Exeter, NE
I bought this product last year 2019, almost used it all but today 5-29-2020 I had a little left in my bottle and I used what was left, My legs were very very white, it made my legs look a bit darker and I need to purchase another bottle to get a darker tan. I like this product. It works really nice.
Love this product, but there are some cons
Anna Marie from Beaumont Tx
I absolutely love this product. I buy it every summer. I apply every single day for the first couple days of use and then I reapply every two or three days after that to maintain it. I am very fair skinned and don't tan well so I buy the fair to medium toned one and it gives me a nice light glow. You do have to be sure you are applying it to the entire area you are attempting to get or you will have streaks and uneven patches. It does seem to build on itself, and I find that when I use it too often I turn orange, but that is why I build it up to the color I want and then maintain every few days after. I still treat it like an instant self tanner, so be sparing around knees, elbows, ankles, etc. After a couple days these areas seem to be darker than the rest if not. Other than that, it's really great. I've always wanted to be one of those beautifully tanned women in the summer and I just can't be, but this product allows me to still glow and look natural even though it's not.
Hayley from Florida
This is an amazing product if you already have a bit of a tan. I am very light skinned and I decided to try this product because I wanted to try something new. This product on the first try worked great. I woke up the next day with an amazing pretty dark tan. The con is it's very streaky very streaky and it washes of easily.
That was fast
sowen8 from Mississippi
I have used previous formulas from Jergen's with little to no change, but this one changed everything. I had a noticeable color change over the course of the day that I was not expecting. I am super white (like paper), and this product deepened my coloring by the end of the day by almost two to three shades. I used two applications yesterday (one immediately following my shower early am and then later on in the afternoon). Now, my legs are the same shade as my arms. This lotion does not have that sunless tanning lotion smell. The fragrance is more like a suntan lotion you would apply while catching some rays.
Sam from Michigan
Awful! It smells like tanner for days and is sooooo splotchy no matter what I do it is never even ! One of the worst tanners I have ever tried
GREAT... but the smell
Angel from Colorado
I LOVE this tanner. I use it every spring and summer. I burn in the sun but i can have such a beautiful natural looking glow with this stuff and i love it so much!! I usually wear it to bed, and it doesn't stain my sheets. I've worn it through out the day a couple of times too and there's no streaks or anything! It's comes out flawless. The ONLY downside to this tanner is that it does smell. It has that strong self tanning smell after a few hours. Which sucks, so i suggest using it at night to avoid that then rinsing off in the morning!
Turns to thick gelatin substance in Shower???
steve from Athens, Alabama
Seems to be a good product until you shower it off. I noticed thick gel on my shower floor the color of the tinted moisturizer. The entire stone floor changed color. I will have to scrub this stuff off and clean up the gel. What is this Stuff??? I only used on my arms and face conservatively. This never happened unitil I used this product!
Doesn't even work.
Laya from Cali
I'm pale and bought the Fair to Medium one and used it for about 3 weeks and it did nothing. I then bought the Medium to Dark and have been using it for a while and i'm still as pale as before. Doesn't work at all. Only plus is that it didn't irritate my skin.
The best self tanner they have
Amber from Saint Paul MN
This is the only self tanning product worth buying. The other are super expensive, don't last and messy. This one looks great, lasts longer and costs way less AND leaves your skin soft and moisturized.
Cris from Michigan
I bought this after a friend's mom told me to try it. I wanted a tan faster than the original version do I got the 3 day glow. I bought the medium to tan shade because I already had a little color from laying at the pool
I love this product it worked so well my tan is even and glowing it's not orange at all. I will say when you first apply it, it does have a nice smell once it drys there is an after smell that's not the greatest sent. other than that I would highly recommend this product!!!!
Love this product
Sandgurl from Old Forge , PA
Gives such a beautiful tan. So easy to use.
Best tanning lotion ever!
Kori from South Carolina
I've used this stuff for years! I use it a couple of times a week to provide a natural tan without getting in the sun. It looks natural and works great.
Worked in one day for me!
Emiily from New York, NY
Put it on my arms and legs going on the assumption based on the bottle saying things like "gradual" and "over a few days." And I did apply twice the first day to my legs trying to speed the process as I most wanted my legs tan. Took off my pants that night and... my legs are SUPER DARK. The color looks great! Now I just have to apply to my whole body because the color is so drastic that it looks weird to just have the legs. I also bought the darker one even though I am pretty fair, but figure i can just apply it less often.
TLDR: For me, worked in one day and was very drastic, so apply evenly and just once a day to start, just to be safe!
Jergens Natural Glow Firming & Moisturizer
Scarpetta from Florida
I have used Jergens self tanning products off & on for several years. The biggest issue for me was the smell. It was strong and unpleasant to me. I was not happy with the color either. I just bought another tube of the firming & moisturizer in the last couple of weeks and was very pleasantly surprised! The smell is very nice and the color results are amazing!
Natural looking tan!
Bri from Boston Ma
This is my first self tanner I have tried. It's easy to apply and dries pretty quickly. I use this after the shower at nighttime and I can see results by the next morning. Has a slight odor but nothing gross or overpowering. Definitely recommend!
Mimishumblepie from Toronto Ontario
I bought this last week and decided to use it before it gets too warm to hide accidental discoloration (every self tanner I have ever used turns my skin orange). I chose the lightest shade and used it on my legs only on the first day. I did not turn orange! Three days later I did a second application on my legs and a light application on my arms. This bronzer is a must try! Follow the directions exactly and go for it if you are looking for a natural color bronzer any time of year.
Takes some getting used to
Janey from British Columbia, CA
I've never tanned before and decided to go with a gradual tanner until I get the hang of it.I used the fair to medium one to be on the safe side. I exfoliated in the shower and dried off prior to using. The next day, my face looked great, no streaks, patchiness, or orange tint. My body, on the other hand, didn't go so hot. It went really patchy on my forearms and legs. I found the formula really thick and had a hard time spreading it evenly, this may have been part of the problem. It also looks orangey on my body. I'll try it out more over the next couple weeks and see if I can make it work for me. If not, it isn't much of a loss price-wise. As a moisturizer, it's super hydrating and didn't make my face break out at all. Rating three stars because it could really go either way at this point.
HalJ from New Brunswick, Canads
Truly amazing product and inexpensive. I will use this all summer long! I have vitiligo (loss of pigmentation) and this evens out my skin very nicely. The comments about streaks confuse me because this is a cream that can be applied liberally and never left any sign of streaks on my body. Flawless!!
MegnH from Cleveland, Oh
I have been using this for a year or so now and I love it. It makes my tan look so natural and glowy. The only fault is the smell. I love the product but I have putting it on sometimes because the smell is just so awful. Would be an amazing thing if the company could come out with some type of tropical scented version or dull down the smell somehow because I know a lot of other product users feel the same way.
does what it says!
hlizm from Houston, Tx
Just got this on a Friday. Used it Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and I could already tell a difference just on Sunday. I was super pale before so that might be why it worked so fast and I could already tell a difference, but the color looks amazing and natural and not at all orange! I was so worried since I was so pale before it wouldn't look good but it looks perfect. Definitely recommend if you're tired of hearing people say you look like a ghost