Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review GLOW ON THE GO!
This product is truly unique, versatile, and unlike anything you have ever used before. This is a two in one , self tanner & skin care serum. AMAZING isn't even the words! I have permanently added this to my skin care routine. First I lightly exfoliate & wash my face. After that, I either apply this directly to my face or dilute it by adding it to my moisturizer. In just a few hours my skin is radiant & glowing, yet not over the top and NEVER orangey or fake looking. My skin feels so soft and hydrated from the added hyaluronic acid and vitamins. Not only does this perform well, it smells amazing to! Summer in a bottle is the only way to describe it. I use this in conjunction with the Purity Vitamins Body Mist by St. Tropez and always get so many compliments! I love that I am able to make self tanning as easy as throwing on a serum in the morning or night and I'm done! This product is truly a new staple in my skin care routine & I promise it won't disappoint!
Most Helpful Critical Review Overly fragranced and orange
*I received this product as a complementary sample*
I have been wanting to try a sunless tanner for my face for quite some time. Living in the mountain west means I see very little sunshine during the winter and I really miss that summertime glow. I was really excited about this serum but unfortunately it fell short for me.
The smell. Whew. Can we just all agree that not everything needs to be scented? Added fragrance does nothing for your skin and can be sensitizing and there is a lot of fragrance in here. The scent of this product gave me flashbacks to those cheap body sprays that were all the rage when I was in middle school; offensively fake and fruity. Fortunately, the scent dissipated fairly quickly. Unfortunately, I was then left with that very distinctive fake tanner smell that lingered all day.
While labeled a serum, I would actually call this more of a gel. Going off the description I was expecting a thinner, oil type product with a silky feel. This was sticky to the touch. My face was tacky well after application. I also did not find it hydrating at all, likely due to the HA in the formula and my low humidity environment.
Once the color developed I was left feeling more ompaloompa and less bronzed goddess. I was glad to see a lot of the color washed off with my morning cleanser. But, in the name of science, I reapplied after my AM skincare routine to give it another chance. Still too orange, still too scented, still drying, and this time it left me with little whiteheads all over my face.
I'm exceptionally grateful I received this as a free sample because the price tag is jaw dropping to me for a product that provides no actual skincare benefits.
A very generous 2 stars. The color, while orange, was fairly even and the ingredient list is pretty clean for a sunless tanner.
Reviewed by 418 customers Perfect Faux Tan for Face
melon from Western Mass
I love this tanning serum, sometimes I actually apply it after my moisturizer at night and I wake up with the most natural glow. Doesn't look orange at all and it doesn't break me out either, it's the perfect faux tan for the face.
I like this product but it doesn't do much.
Morgan from Chicago, Illinois
I like this product, but I feel like it doesn't do much. After using it for about a month I have see very little tan on my face. This product is more for if you are going for a natural look. The product is very smooth and goes on well and also doesn't stay sticky which I like. The bottle itself is VERY small for the price. I don't think I would buy this product again.
CC pdx from Portland, Oregon
I can use this at night or in the morning under make up. I add 1-2 pumps to my moisturizer several days a week. I get a very even tan, no breakouts or irritation. No adverse smell or side effect that I have found with other tanners. With oily skin type I am happy that it does not cause a greasy outcome or acne.
Annie from United States
Loved the color it gave me but contains the ingredient PEG40 which causes cancer. I'll get my vitamin d and c the healthy way.
Dagmar from Massachusetts
It dried out my skin and I did not like that it has fragrance. Did not give any tanning results even after 2 applications in a row, with and without moisturizer. I am going back to my Clinique self tanning bronzer that is fragrance and oil free!
Didn't see a difference at all
Stacey from Cheboygan MI
I used this daily for a week and saw no difference in color. I gave it two stars because it doesn't make my face break out and it seems like a decent serum. Just wish it would work like it is supposed to. Very disappointed.
At least it smells good?
Kk from Texas
I L O V E the regular bronzing mist this brand has! I thought this would be the same with the added benefits of being vitamin infused... WRONG! Did not do anything for color (my face and neck don't tan like the rest of my body..?). I've used it maybe 3x just to see if I was doing something wrong. The last time it pilled and came off my face about like elmer's glue or a peeling sunburn.. thank God it was nighttime! It does smell the same as the original, so I hoped it would be the same.. I really wanted to like it!
Yes I'm going to continue this product!!
Peachy Tan from Folsom ulta
I like the color it gives, & the texture. I wish it gave more moisture.. my skin was slightly dry if iv I did not use other products!
Annette from Michigan
Easy to apply, no streaking no patches, very subtle color def not even medium. I would call it light. Nice to use and be able to skip makeup. No smell at all
Like this serum- a lot!
Tee from NJ
I like to use this in the am for a brightening effect - it's a gradual lightly tanning product but I do see the color develop during the day. It feels a bit tacky when first put it on. Great for sensitive skin Leaves a nice glow, and smells really good.
Moisturizing & glowing skin
Ericka from Avon, IN
This product smells amazing & feels good on my skin. It does not stain my hands, the color is very gradual.
I would likely buy again
PleasedShopper from New York
I have enjoyed this product, I was very nervous to try it as my skin tends to break out. Thankfully this has not caused any break outs that I can tell. My skin is not a fan of wearing a mask so I think most of the acne I have gotten has been more so because of that. But timing wise both were new and happening about the same times. I like to use this in the morning instead of moisturizer. I was finding my previous moisturizer was making me oily about 1:00-2:00 pm ( this was new to me in cooler months so getting into warmer ones it wasn't working as well) I don't find I get very oily at all through out the day which is really nice!
Now... with the "tanning" color aspect. This does not really do anything to my face for color. However I was with BPA face wash and I use retinol at night. I am really not to surprised that this is not able to build color on my skin. But I love the way it feels, I love the way it moisturizes and I am happy with it regardless. When you have skin that can break out and you find something that works its such a win. This is the only reason I give it one star. I wish it had a little more color oomph.
Application- it can feel slightly sticky at first I have it a second and then put on my sunblock that I have used as a primer for over 10 years so silky smooth.. and then my foundation and all of that goes on well with no issues. And it feel perfectly fine and comfortable from then on out!
I would recommend this product.
Jady from New york
Made my skin a little brighter but no tan
Jb from Richmond, va
Super disappointed. I even put an excess amount in hoping to get some color. The tinted moisturizer is better, that's what I usually get but they were out so I opted to try this one. Definitely returning
megan from colorado
I love this!! It's super lightweight, smells amazing, and very moisturizing! I put it on before my makeup with a little moisturizer and primer and it gives me a great glow! 10/10 recommend.
A great face tanner for a natural glow
JC from ID
A very good natural and buildable face tanner.I just add a drop or two to my moisturizer at night and it really creates a nice natural glow, its buildable but doesnt seem to get that dark, which is fine with the suble self tan color I usually use. If youre someone who likes to go extra dark im not sure it would work as it does stay super natrual. Havent had any streaking or orange tone problems at all!
Did not notice change in color
AP from Kentucky
The first time I used the product I mixed with my moisturizer because I was afraid of having too much color, I noticed no change in skin tone. Next application I applied straight and still did not notice a change in tone.
Goes on very easily and feels great and light on your skin!
Morgan from Pittsburgh, PA
Only have to use a small amount to cover your face/neck area so it will last a while. Has a good smell to it and applied very smoothly and dries almost instantly. Makes my skin feel smooth. Provides the subtle, gradual and natural looking tan to your face.
Sharon from Plainville,CT
Love this product! Gives my skin a natural glow! Highly recommend
Emma from New York
Did not make my face tan at all, will stick to my isle of paradise tanning drops
Wouldn't buy again
Ashley from Maryland
This product has a nice smell and is non greasy, but it gave me no color which is the whole reason I bought in the first place. I wouldn't buy this again and will most likely be returning.
This product is wonderful!
Lover of pretty! from Northern Nevada
i Put this on at night, I wake up with slightly darker skin. Not orange and not too dark. It helps hide any scars from breakouts, and for me helped to clear my skin thanks to it being full of vitamins. LOVE ❤️ this product. It's better than getting wrinkles!
I would purchase this again
Jay from California
I like this product. I have to build up to the color I want and then I apply 2x a week after to keep it up.
Emily from Tampa, fl
Used every day for over a week and never noticed a difference. In my opinion, wasn't worth the money. The only good thing I can say about the product is it has a nice smell and isn't heavy
Angela from Boston
Love this serum! Didn't make my skin too oily or orange! Very light and clean