This is my absolute favourite self-tanner to purchase for myself and to recommend to customers (and I always receive positive feedback and repeat buys).
I always warn buyers that the product itself is quite dark in comparison with other self-tanning products but you will NOT get THAT dark so do not worry. The product will give you an even, healthy-looking bronzed tone with no orange tints.
There is DHA in the product (natural sugar from sugarcane/sugar beets that tans your skin) and it does have LIGHT scent but it is not overpowering and I've even had some customers say they did not smell anything at all. I have never had any irritations from the product and the tan is instant, just reapply as you feel fit or until you have reached your desired shade.
Price is reasonable when comparing to other Derm Quality Self Tanners but when comparing to L'Oreal or Jergens type brands it can seem to be a little pricey - but you get what you pay for. It retails for 27$ at Shoppers Drug Mart but if you watch the flyers you can catch it on sale for as low as 19.99$.
My only advice is to exfoliate beforehand, and this goes for ANY self tanner. If you are a NeoStrata user, the Body Smoothing Lotion is an excellent choice. Also, make sure you wash your hands immediately after if you are not using a Tanning Mitt.
This product is amazing. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't break me out plus it gives a natural bronze look. No orange fake streaky tan. The smell isn't terrible even when the dha is developing (I've used waay worse). I would highly recommend this product. I did a lot of research before I made the purchase becaaue it is on the expensive side and found the reviews to be the best on this product. I got mine on sale at Rexall for $21.50 but it is usually around $27.00. Worth every penny!
I am a huge fan of Neostrata an especially this product.
I have a pale skin tone that doesn't tan so I have tried a LOT of self-tanning products. This is one of the best I have used. I only use it on my face, neck, chest and shoulders because it is quite expensive. I think it is worth the price because I have sensitive acne prone skin and it has never made me break out! When you apply it, it comes out brown (which I was afraid of at first) but now I find it helpful because you can see it as you are applying it. I always exfoliate my face at night and apply it every-other day, after I moisturize. It is a very natural "bronzed" glow even on a light complexion.
Best self tanner I have EVER used. I am REALLY pale, and everytime I use a self tanner, I go a yellow tinge--not sexy!
I gave this a try because I couldn't find any other products out quite yet, and I was looking for the ingredient DHA, which is a sugar that creates a bronzed glow. There are different levels of DHA, so you have to read labels when you are out and about looking.
This product has a high level of 6% and it follows through with it's promise! I was a bronzed goddess, and NEVER have been before.
TIPS: REALLY need to exfoliate, as with any self tanner, but this one gives results instantly, you can for sure develop a darker tan by applying for 2 to 3 days, but it goes on dark and stays that way for about 2-3 days with no extra application.
GREAT if you are going away and would prefer not to be self tanning on the road. Just do some prep work a day or two in advance, depending on how dark you want to go.
It is for all ages, all skin types.
It's pricey, sitting at almost $40, but it is possible to find it cheaper. Try grocery stores. Bang for your buck, there is a lot in the bottle, I think the money is worth it.
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