Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Smells so good!
I love this stuff! If it weren't expensive I would use it all the time just for the smell! It has just the right amount of fragrance. Enough that you can smell it all day but it isn't overpowering. And it does produce a tan if you use it for at least 3 days. Make sure you give it that much time to start showing if you need it for an event. I'm currently using it to even out my pale legs to my tan arms because I'm wearing a short dress for my boyfriend's graduation :)
Most Helpful Critical Review Not As Expected
I thought this product was great at first, the smell isn't terrible and it gradually darkens your skin. I was using it nightly and one night I decided to not use it, the next day I noticed a lot of splotches of the tanner on my skin and after showering that day the tan was coming off clean when I was drying. Now I have a ton of splotches all over my body that looks like I have a skin condition. I never had a problem with this when using it daily, however I can't keep using this product daily as you'll run out of product within 2 weeks and have to buy more. The Banana Boat brand is much better with a tan that is more apparent and it does not need to be applied every night in order to stay on. I will most definitely not be using this brand again for tanning lotion.
Reviewed by 1020 customers Works nicely except on my legs...
Brin from PA
I like gradual tanners that can be used as an everyday moisturizer, which is exactly what this is. It's definitely buildable. I had a wedding to go to and with only 5 days until I decided to use it twice a day to get results faster... it actually worked! My big con is that on my legs i get these weird streaks and blotches that and very noticeable. It's the right color just looks uneven... but again only on my lower legs! If you don't wash your hand after every time it will definitely turn your palms orange and like in between your fingers. Not sure how to fix the leg problem. It's alright for the winter when I'm wearing long pants. But I think I'll try something else. Also it has a distinct smell, but it's not like the harsh self tanner smell. I actually don't mind it at all. And it does moisturize, but also leave a bit of a stick until it totally dries. I apply after the shower and just wait to air dry.
Gave me a great glow!
Suzy from Philly
It's a great product. I wish it was unscented.
Makes skin glowy, but I can't get over the smell!
MS from TX
This lotion hydrates the skin and makes it very golden and glowy. When you first apply it, the smell is great but after you've had it for a few hours it turns into that burnt smell that is very well known from tanning lotions. I guess if that doesn't bother you, or if you're not that sensitive to smells, then go for it! But not for me :/
I want to like it but...
Dakota from Charlotte, NC
People rave about this stuff. I found it to be average. The lotion is THICK. If you have thick skin and lotions tend to sit on your skin all day, this is not for you. It does give beautiful color but I'm just not sure the thickness of it is worth it.
The best low maintenance glow
You Need This from San Francisco
This is great, watch what happens after a week. I lightly exfoliate and shave every other day and it looks amazing, no orange or streaks!!
definitely a buy again
d from SC
this lotion smells really good. i saw small results after my first use and i'm excited to see even more results as i continue to use it
definitely a but again
d from SC
this lotion smells really good. i saw small results within my first use and i'm excited to see even more results as i continue to use it
Laura from Texas
It works great. I usually only use it twice or third times a week to keep my tan. Only things is the smell can be a bit strong. I use a tanning mitt to help with even application.
Will they ever fix the smell?
Margo from Denver
The odor is not as bad as when this product first came out (over 10 years ago!) but it still smells bad. I find that when I first put it on the smell is mild but after it dries the smell gets WORSE throughout the day. It will be streaky/patchy if you're not careful. I do like that the color builds gradually (I have fair skin).
Best self tan
Kels from kelso, wa
I dont know why theres bad reviews, i have very fair skin and i got this in medium and within 24 hours i got a nice glowy tan! It goes on nicely and does not leave streaks, if you dont exfoliate and moisturize first yeah your not gonna like the results.
Rachel from Hamptons
It went on very nicely and gave me the perfect tan then it developed into an orange splotchiness and i hate it. DO NOT GET THIS
If you use this the correct way, you should have no problems
Jill from NY
I don't understand some of the negative reviews?? If you exfoliate your skin and use a mitt to apply, it is a beautiful golden tan. If you are blotchy or it fades you are NOT applying it correctly and taking care of your skin correctly while using it. It is a gradual tan and is states that on the bottle so if that's not your cup of tea don't buy it. It comes out beautiful if you it's done well. I've had soooo many compliments. I'm not a sun person anymore so this product is perfect! The smell is minimal and it just smells like Jegrens lotion. If your streaky, well I'm sorry but that's your faulty application not the bottle of lotions fault. My favorite:).
Ariel :) from United States
Jergen's Natural Glow Daily Firming Moistureizer is perfect if you want to look like you have had some sun. This is great if you have been stuck indoors, haven't started your tan, or just want to safely acheive a darker tan without going out in the sun for hours on end. After 3 days of using it I noticed that I was more tan. My tan lines and celulite was a lot less noticeable.
But, I must warn that if you do not have a lot of moister already on a certain area like your ankles and knees. You might turn a little orange, but I fixed my problem by using a luffa sponge in the shower. Just make sure your skin has some moisture to prevent you from turning orange. It is a great product and is as easy as putting on your daily moisturizer/lotion! I hope this helps! :)
Natural Noticeable Results, Pleasant Odor
jenkt from CA
As someone who used to lay out by the pool for hours on end, spray tan, use tanning beds throughout my 20, I know what a natural tan should look like. Then, in my 30s I had less time to myself so I have mastered the art of sunless tanning lotion and foam application. As a woman who recently entered my 40s who works indoors all day and has young kids, I don't have hardly the amount of free time I used to to devote to perfecting my real/fake tan.
I have been using this product for a few weeks now. I shower, shave, exfoliate, dry, then apply lotion to my knees, ankles, tops of feet, elbows, and wrists. I use a quarter size for each leg below the knee, nickel size for upper legs, dime size for each arm. I concentrate on the larger parts, and once I've blended in the lotion, i go back over my knees/ankles/tops of hands to apply some color so that it looks natural but not so much that those areas stand out. This is by far my new favorite product. I've been on the fence about trying more pricier brands, but now I have no need to. The tan was visible after one day, much more so after about 4 days of application. Now, I can skip 2-3 days just fine. The only con I can think of is once it has "dried" within the first hour, it leaves your skin slightly sticky. I only notice this when my kids jump on me after I shower. Definitely give this one a try. IF the formula actually firms my skin, that would be an added bonus!
Color is not gradual
Nicole from Boston, MA
I used this lotion twice. I purchased it again, having used it a couple summers ago, because I liked how gradual the build up was so I didn't look streaky. Well, the formula must have changed because I look like a giraffe, plus the new color is much more orange. Going to be looking for a new sunless tanning lotion.
Abby from Illinois
I thought it was going to get me an even tan but I just felt like a greasy ball
alliiiii from ca
so basically if you need a really quick tan, and are panicking the night before and event or beach trip, this is the product for you. the color is not at all gradual, so after about 24 hours you can really see a difference. i would recommend mixing this with another lotion for a more gradual tan, and less dark spots on elbows, knees and ankles. definitely recommend if you use it correctly.
good but too gradual
esme from usa
i used the medium-tan shade because i have a light tan skin color. i wanted gradual results so that i didn't look like i actually used tanner, but the effect was a little too gradual for me.
Good color, packaging is defective and messy
Lauren from Nebraksa
The color is pretty good and I don't mind the smell, but the foil printed on the packaging flakes off onto your hands every time you grab the bottle and sticks all over you. I'm sure it's because I keep mine in the bathroom and the shower steam made it flake off, but this isn't a problem with any other product I own and it's super annoying/messy.
Gradual? Well that depends
MamaMissy from Trenton, ontario
I put on a nice layer one night. Made sure to rub it in well and be careful on the elbows knees and ankles. I was pretty certain I did a great job, afterall it is so easy to use it shouldn't be rocket science putting lotion on your body... Woke up the next day and low and behold a beautiful golden tone... And streaks. It wasn't subtle, so the colour does happen quickly not exactly "gradual over 7 days"
Love this stuff
Lovemylilly12 from Manchester, NH
I absolutely love this stuff. I wish it came in a bigger bottle as I use it daily: I love the smell of it and I love how it's given me color. Now I'm not white as a ghost lol. It is very important that you exfoliate before putting this on. Also, if you are doing your feet, make your you exfoliate your feet and make sure you get your entire foot area.
Sam from Florida
I was so skeptical of this product at first but after a week of using this product, talk about wow!! Such a natural looking tan without any streaking. I love this product and now will be using it everyday.
Streaky & Orange..
Di from TX
I used it to tan. It doesn't work well, because it is streaky & Orange.
Jae from Joplin, Missouri
The product is super easy to apply and smells great. If you live somewhere that isn't sunny all year around this is the product for you! Just be sure to pat dry with a towel after words so that there aren't any streaks left over. Also it can be hard to reach parts of your back so try to get everywhere so that you're all one color! It really is the perfect natural glow!
So natural looking!
Taygirl from Utah
I have very fair, sensitive, dry skin. This is the ONLY self tanning product I can use that looks natural and doesn't give me an allergic reaction! It's so easy to put on, buildable, and gives me a pretty color. The only con is as the tan fades (ie your skin sheds) it looks patchy, so make sure to exfoliate well and reapply evenly.