Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing full body tan for whiteys
I have no idea why they just want you to use this on your face. I used it on my entire body and got a great light tan. I say "light" tan because I am very fair - blonde hair, blue eyes, always burn outdoors. I simply added 3 drops to a full pump of cetaphil body lotion and covered my body in sections using about 21 drops total. Amazing streak free tan. I have never used a fake tan product successfully before- I get streaks even from the weak Jergens junk. This product is a game changer! Use it on your whole body - you will not regret it!
Most Helpful Critical Review pros and cons
I love Clarins for bronzers/self-tanners. I usually use their tanning milk, but that does leave a scent that stays for the day. This, I will say, does not, since it is mixed in with your moisturizer -- also a plus, one less step. The cons I have found are that this -- more than their other products or those from other brands I have tried -- very quickly migrates to the hairline, so you end up with a weird ring. Either a pro or con, it does wash off quicker than other self-tanners, so this is easy enough to get rid of with a bit of exfoliation. But overall, I will stick to their tanning milk and just apply at night or in small doses in the am so the scent is not overwhelming.
Reviewed by 97 customers Broke me out
Lyss from Southfield mi
Used this stuff for a week and I had little bumps all over my face broke out on my forehead especially. Also I did notice a hint of orange by my eyebrows and nose area.
Morgg25 from Arkansas
I can't tell you how much I love this stuff. At first I wasn't impressed & almost returned it bc it just didn't give me enough tan on my face. But I kept trying it out & you absolutely have to do a few applications to build it up, but once it's to your desired darkness, it's so nice! It's radiant, & not orange. A huge plus for me also is that it doesn't break me out, which I was very scared of. I love this stuff!
Jennifer77 from New York
I bought this a few months ago, & I love the extra color boost it gives my face!
Dre77 from Ohio
I love how natural this looks. I'm very fair, and I like to stay protected from the sun. I love how this makes me look like I've spent a lot of time in the sun! It goes a long way, too. I love it
Golden Glow Booster for Face
KMFB from Georgia
I banned the sun after my husband was diagnosed with Melanoma, which eventually spread to his brain and took his life at the young age of 35. Needless to say I am very pale and it was hard to find a fool proof self tanner until my sister-in-law introduced me to Clarins' Golden Glow Booster for Face! Now I don't look "sick" because this product gives me that natural glow and hands down, I will use this til the day I die! I have combination skin, and I use this product (4 drops) with Clarins' Matifying Hydrating Cream and I couldn't be more in love with the results! Then I just pop on some mascara and I'm done! I highly recommend this product, a little goes a long way so don't think twice about any concerns on price, as one bottle will seem to last you almost forever!
Love this product!
Carmita from New York, NY
I have been using this product since it was first released.
Bribri from St. Louis
This is great. I will definitely repurchase again. Great natural looking color. Has been great during covid time, where i am not wearing makeup to work with my mask on. This gives me a nice complexion without the makeup. Takes a couple applications to develop to where i like it but builds beautifully.
IT MADE A RASH ON MY FACE, IT MIGHT BE OKAY FOR SOME PEOPLE
MELBELL from ROCHESTER,MN
IT FELT NICE ON MY FACE, BUT IT GAVE ME A RASH
Great color, works fast
Lex from Portland
You don't have to wait long for results, and a little bit goes a long way. I use a good amount of it and one bottle will last me all summer easily. It looks really natural without makeup as long as you're careful to apply it everywhere.
dominicc192 from ct
i usually go in the tanning bed and am used to being very tan, and since corona i haven't been in the tanning bed so i decided to use this on my face so i can have some color, and it gives my skin a very NATURAL looking glow, definitely does not look orange and no one would be able to tell it's self tanner not from laying in the sun...definitely recommend using 6 drops instead of the recommended 3 drops for better/faster more dramatic results. and no gross smell
Vicki from Philly
I'm really disappointed cuz I really wanted to try it.
Tatiana from MA
This product did not give me any tan or glow. I used three drops, even four sometimes and it didn't do anything.
Melody83 from North Carolina
I love that I can use this with my go-to daily moisturizer. It gives a great tint to my skin without looking brassy or orange. And one bottle lasts me the whole summer season. I highly recommend!
DaniT from New York, NY
I have used top brand self tanners. This is by far the best, most natural and smoothest to apply and in appearance.
I have an olive skin tone, in the winter I become super pale. I'm down to the last drops on my first bottle and apply this oil to lotion every morning on my face. It looks like I'm in constant summer but it doesn't look strange or unnatural.
Very good product.
Bobana from undisclosed
This booster helps my pale winter skin get a nice tan. Just a drop or two to my morning moisturizer and that's all. However, the same booster was better in quality years back when I started using it.
Overall great product
Chicksluvrock from Burnsville, MN
I was looking for a sunless tanning product that would give my face and neck a little bit of glow to brighten up my winter skin a bit. I had come across this product online before purchasing at the store and read mostly good reviews. It seemed to be just what I was looking for. When I bought the bottle I couldn't believe how small it was for the price....I was really hoping it would work. Something I did like right away it is you only use a few drops at a time so the bottle will probably last quite awhile. After the first few days of using it I didn't notice much of a difference....maybe just a hint but barely noticeable. By the third and fourth day my skin definitely looked more glowy. There were no streaks or weird orange color which was awesome....just an even, glowy bronze color! I have pretty light skin so it's just nice to have a little something during the winter months where I don't get much sun. This product is great overall and I would recommend to anyone looking for a light glowy/bronze look.
Shawk from Raleigh
This is perfect to add a glow to your skin without looking too orange. I wish I had known about this sooner. I have had it a week and use 2x day, and I will continue to use this. It gives a perfect golden glow. I have always been skeptical about self tanners, but this product is amazing. Be sure to wash your hands after use. Note, it does smell a little like a spray tan, but I don't mind the smell as long as it works!
Yes,I would definitely purchase it again
Lori from Pasadena, Texas
Yes,I would definitely purchase it again
N/a from Pasadena TX
I use it every day with my other products.
Little Rocky from Seattle
This is my second purchase of Golden Glow Booster. It's effortless to use -- 3 drops with my moisturizer and I'm good to go. It's quite natural looking on my olive complexion.
The reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that the product causes a little superficial flaking on my forehead when I use it every day. A little extra moisturizer to that area takes care of it.
Touch of color for pale folks
Trudy1981 from Detroit, MI
I love that this can be individualized for any color. It doesnt turn orange on me and doesnt break me out.
Face self tanner that works great without the tanner smell!
Brie from Boston
This self tanner is hands down the best one and I have tried a variety from the really expensive to the "best rated" ones. This hidden gem works well blending with the face lotion of your choice. Since it's such a small amount being added there is no smell even as the tan is developing! I am highly sensitive to that tan smell and this is the first tanner that absolutely doesn't have it. It doesn't stain the hand either as long as you wash it after application. It's very easy to build your tan by just adding more drops or applying it more frequently. A little goes a long way too. I used it daily all summer (4 months) and still have some left!
Kittypdx from Portland, OR USA
I love that I can add this to my favorite treatment moisturizer and not have to give up those benefits on the days I self-tan. I also love that I can customize the amount of color depending on how many drops I add. I do the same with the body glow and add to the firming body cream. The perfect recipe for supple, bronzed skin! (And I paid full price for my items). :-)
Wouldn't buy again
Ellie13 from CO
This stuff does create a nice golden glow on my face, but it smells really bad! There doesn't even seem to be any fragrance to try and mask it. And the fact that it's on your face, close to your nose, makes it worse. i smell it on my face most of the day. And it also breaks me out a couple of days later.
I agree with Whitley
KBKrueger from Anchorage, Alaska
This is nothing at all like the Radiance Cream! It's cumbersome to apply and doesn't work nearly as well. I really wish that Clarins would bring back the original.