Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Nice color, very gradual
I have very pale skin and this gave me a nice glow that looks natural and not orange. No strange smell either.
Most Helpful Critical Review can't make up my mind about it yet
My review is long, but I felt I had to include exactly how I used and felt about this product.
I have used this product for about a week now. I wanted to darken my face because when I tan, I cover up my face because I am taking/using acne medications that make my face more sensitive to sunlight, and so my face is much lighter than my body (needless to say it looks weird). So I was excited to find a self-tanner for faces that was non-comedogenic and oil free (perfect for my acne-prone skin). However, after a week, I haven't noticed a significant change in the color of my face; I even bought the medium-to-tan shade because I needed a really dark shade to match my body. I apply it in the morning after I wash my face, and during the day I can see a subtle darkening; but when I wash my face in the afternoon when I get home from work (I have to wash my face a few times a day because I have acne-prone, oily skin), what bronze color has developed seems to get washed off. I can't use astringent/toner either because that also wipes off any bronze color that is there. Another problem is that I can't use my topical acne medication underneath this product because I'm afraid the medicine will cause this self-tanner to be splotchy or not work as well as it would if I just applied it alone; because of this, I noticed my acne starting to pop up again. And lastly, this product makes my face look a little shiny/dirty after it's been on for a while, so I have to use oil-blotting sheets every few hours.
Something I DO like about this product is that it has SPF 20 which is great because I want a little sun protection during the day.\
Bottom line: I have no doubt that this product would work great for those who have little-to-no acne problems. The product itself does not cause acne, but I have to sacrifice a clear complexion (using my acne meds) if I want a somewhat bronzer face. I would not suggest this product to anyone who uses topical acne medication.
Reviewed by 270 customers I have used Jurgens for many years.
Jen from Richmond, VA
Use after morning cleansing. Do not use as a night cream.
for face and hands
Y from UT
I use it to get my face to match the tan I get from the firming lotion. It blend perfectly and gives off a natural color. The tan helps even out scarring on my face so much I don't usually wear foundation.
It does give off a slight tanning smell though so I only use it at night. A little goes a long way, and it works for hands too so you don't get those orangey palms that the lotions sometimes will.
I would buy this product again
Shelly from South yarmouth
It puts color back into my face
Not a fan
DP from New Jersey
I wanted to love this product because the body lotion is great. I've use it in the past without any problems and remember really liking the results. Recently, I tried it again and it not only caused many breakouts but I got a terrible rash from it that lasted for weeks!!
I love this product!!
Emilie from TN
It has a really nice smell and goes on smooth to the skin. It didn't hurt my skin at all or cause any breakouts. It gives a nice natural glow and the perfect amount of color
circushessmama from Austin, TX
I was very skeptical when I purchased this but I am glad I made the purchase. It works well on me. I noticed a difference after 2 applications. I have lightish skin tone so purchased the fair to light and it was a good match for me. I did make the mistake of not stopping at my jawline per the instructions and applied into my neck. That was a mistake. However - as you can see in the photo the difference in color on my neck that it does work! This photo is after 4 applications. Be kind - it's a 50 YO neck. :-)
Not Worth It
Madi from Tennessee
The smell is horrendous in my opinion. Also, it transferred onto the black leather interior of my car.
Please never discontinue this!!
Soph from New York
I have been using this for years now and I love it!! I have acne prone skin and this is oil free which is amazing AND spf 20! I use this every single day and night. Make sure it's applied to ears and neck! I wish they came out with a darker shade though!
Don't use acne patches, discoloration will happen.
Lola from St Louis
So at first I really liked this moisturizer; it smelled ok, it wasn't oily/watery, and it kept my face moisturized. Last night I used my acne patches, went to sleep, woke up after about 6 hours. I took them off and the patches had left a spot of my original color. I wouldn't be so worked up about it usually, BUT, it's very noticeable, and the school I go to has some jerks. I really don't want any "omg she spray tans" or "omg fake tanning is for th0ts" rumors going around. I'm very torn as I love this moisturizer, but I think I'm only going to have to purchase a different one.
Tan all year round!
Paleface from Chicago
During Chicago 9 month winters this product gives me a healthy looking glow! I love it!
Summrbaby17 from undisclosed
Reviews gave me confidence this would work, however I have been using a generous amount for 2 weeks and it has not had any change on my face color. I even bought the darker of the two shade options. I have fair skin, but do get tan in the summer so hoping this could help me look less pasty in the winter. Bummed since it was moisturizing and had no odor ☹️
Dang this stuff is good
Courtney from New Jersey
I almost have to be too careful with it because I don't want my face too dark in comparison to the rest of my body. But I look super tan and glowy, even if it does take days to start looking noticeable. Love it.
Great little miracle tube!
LilGalfromtheChi from Chicago, IL
I bought the Natural Glow face daily moisturizer because I don't like wearing heavy foundation in the summer and some tinted moisturizer I bought wasn't cutting it for me.
I am a very light skinned Latina and I burn bright red in the summer like a lobster unlike my other Latina sisters. This product makes me look like I'm sporting a healthy looking color and I like it that it is light weight.
I would definitely recommend this product. Check it out for yourself =o)
Great for those recovering from acne!!
Ash from WA
So I've been letting me skin recover after using harsh acne products which have left my face very sensitive to light. So my face is a lot lighter in color compared to the rest of my skin. This stuff helped me get a matching skin tone !! It absorbs very quickly as well. Thought be careful because I noticed that it's a lil greasy which is a problem if you have any breakouts. Also make sure you aggressively wash your hands after using this or else you get color where you don't want it.
Not good for acne prone skin
Amber from Utah
I have never used self tanner before and was looking forward to trying this out on my face to use along with jergen's wet skin tanner. Unfortunately after using the face product for only two days, my chin area and cheeks are already starting to break out. In the past I have had pretty bad acne but in the last year or so I almost never experience breakouts, and definitely none to this extent (though they are just small white heads and closed comedones at the moment). No problems otherwise, the tan seemed fine but my skin couldn't tolerate it.
quarter2356 from Mississippi
I used it as a sunscreen the first time I used it... and My friends immediately saw a difference... it gives you a good natural glow.
I will not purchase again
Makeuplover from New Jersey
I enjoy the body version of this product so I figured I should try the face moisturizer. Boy did I make a mistake! After only a day of using this it did change my face color but not a nice glowy tan instead it gave me a terrible red rash!
Definitely test if you're going to try it out!!
Love this moisturizer!
Princess from Worcester Mass
Great daily facial moisturizer, not greasy and absorbs quickly.
Favorite Self Tanner!
Sawahh from undisclosed
I absolutely LOVE this stuff! Just finished my 3rd tube. ( One bottle usually lasts me 5 months) I buy the fair to medium and it looks so natural. If I want some extra color I apply it twice a day. I've tried lots of self tanners and read reviews that talk about - this so and so product has no self tanner smell. And for whatever reason it smells so bad for me. But this Face self tanner has no smell (which is important because goes on my face!!)
beautyblender07 from Pennsylvania
This product claims to give you a healthy and natural glow. What it doesn't tell you is that it makes you very orange!! And not an all over orange, just orange on places like the elbows, knees and ankles with zero tanning effect elsewhere. Will never purchase this again, save your money and please don't buy this.
I will never buy this product ever again
MRG from San Jose, California
I added this product to my face the next day it looked like I had just ran my face through a pile of dirt!!! Then it took it a week to wear off because it does not come off!!
Makeup-free way to get tanner skin
Mads from US
I've been religiously using this product for a year now and I can finally share my expertise. This product is great, but only works if you're using it at night. I find it looks splotchy if you apply a facial mist or serum before applying (try to let them dry down at the very least before using), so be warned. I can however use a thicker moisturizer after putting this on as long as I let it completely sink in for a while first. This gives you a true yellowy golden tan, the best way to apply is all over the cheeks and forehead and try to avoid/extra blend around the jawline, nose, eyebrows, hairline, dry patches, and smile lines. I start using it mostly all over my cheeks, then forehead, then use the excess for the rest of my face. Pay careful attention to the jaw and make sure it's completely smooth between the face and neck. I am extremely fair and use the medium to deep shade and it is perfect (if not a little light, but you can always apply more for that). I highly recommend the dark shade for any fair-light skin tones looking for some color, do not buy the light shade unless you are looking for EXTREMELY subtle color. Not for medium-deep skin tones sadly :( This is an excellent alternative to the jergens body lotion tanner (much less thick, sinks in more quickly and same color payoff), however I run through it every few weeks. Overall great product.
Rachel from undisclosed
Yes I just bought this and it's not like other ones I have bought in the past! It is coming as as a white cream instead of being tinted? Is it suppose to be like that?!
Not sure how I feel
Alyssa from Kalamazoo, MI
I use the natural glow body lotion which works really well but before long I noticed my body was much tanner than my face. I got this and decided to try it out but no matter how evenly I blend it out it still shows up uneven and splotchy. It also smells really strongly like sunscreen and is a bit greasy, I've gotten a few pimples from it. As soon as I take my makeup off with a makeup wipe or wash my face it's gone, but it does give me a bit of color in between those times, even if it is pretty uneven. I think it's just because it's so thin and watery.
Great for natural looking tan
Allie from New Jersey
I use this product 3-4 times per week and definitely notice an improved glow on my face that looks natural. I have naturally darker/olive skin. Definitely need to exfoliate when using this product though.