I was looking for something to make my legs look a bit more tanned and cover up some minor blemishes on my legs during the summer, so after reading pretty good reviews about this product, I bought it at The Real Canadian Superstore.
I used this product only once or twice before giving up, but I think it was mostly because I was too lazy. I have medium-ish skin (maybe a tad darker), and I bought the fair skinned version because I thought it'd be safer than becoming orange on my first try (I had just started thinking about using self-tanners at that point, so I was afraid of looking too orange). On my legs, the effect is quite subtle and I really have to look closely to notice any difference after 1 or 2 uses. I'm fairly sure that if I had continued to use it for 5 days, taken some rest, and then restarted the cycle, I could have attained results close to what I had imagined, but after those 2 uses, I was too overwhelmed with the cautions associated with exfoliating and stuff that I just gave up. The scent isn't too bad either.
I'd recommend this product to people who are looking to self-tan over the course of a few days and have the patience to follow instructions, etc.
I really looked forward to doing this beauty review on Sunless Tanners, as I love a good tan and a sun kissed glow. I was the girl that would spend hours outside trying to get my tan on & lived in the tanning beds (cause I never wanted tan lines), but ever since my best friend died of cancer almost 3 years ago, I stay away from the tanning beds. This does not mean I don’t hit up the beach every summer (I just don’t stay out as long & I make sure I have a little sunscreen on, not oil), I’m trying to do better.
Most ladies still crave a summer tan, a perfect glow & a little sun. To get the glow without the harmful UV exposure I’m going to be testing a sunless tanner. I bought Niveas Summer Touch 250ml at Shoppers Drug Mart for $10.99
I only did my arms and hands, so you will be able to see in the picture the colour difference from my chest, neck & face. It says you have to use it for 5 days to get the full effect. I started to see the colour difference after only two days, by the third day I had a pretty nice colour going on, by the fifth day, I was pretty dark (I would not want to go any darker as I think it would start to look fake)?
I know its hard to tell in the pictures, but if you looke at the before and then Day 5, you can see the colour difference (I think it looks a lot darker in person)?
I thought this product was very easy to apply (a little cream went a long way). The first time I used it, I put about the same amount as I would use of my regular lotion & it was about two times too much. It absorbed into my skin right away. It not only gave me a little colour it kept my skin really smooth & hydrated for the full day, no greasy feeling like some lotion. You apply it the same as you would any other body lotion, went on really easy. I did wait the full two minutes before I put my clothes back on each time I used it. It’s been 4 days since I last used the cream & I still have colour. I have not noticed any colour coming off onto my clothes and I even wore a white shirt one day, just to test it.
What I did not like about it:
The smell, it was not awful but it also wasn’t the greatest. Not sure what you can compare it to, but I found after a few hours & with a little perfume you could not really smell it anymore. Maybe a good idea would be to apply it at night?
Second con for me would be the fact that my hands are a different colour than my arms. I guess this would be because you wash your hands so many times during the day (compared to the rest of your body) that the colour fades faster? I guess all you would have to do to fix this problem would be apply it two or three times to your hands each day (like whenever you wash your hands)??
Last thing would be in some spots (where I did not work it into my skin properly or maybe had too much product on) it kind of looks like dirt marks? I think with time & the more times you use this lotion, you would get better at it & really from a far, no one would even notice it.
Overall I would definitely use this one again. It gave a natural colour that wasn't too intense or fake. For the price you get a lot of product out of it, I think if you use it every day for a month you would have enough (a lot cheaper than going to the tanning beds & a lot safer).
I wanted something really natural. I just needed to get rid of the pasty pale legs that never see the sun...and not be tempted to fry my legs in a vain quest for some colour. This is a girl-on-the-go's friend: it has a light pleasant fragrance, a light gel-cream consistency, and the colour is natural since you can decide on which shade is right for you (I chose fair for subtlety). Its not a one-application result but a gradual building of colour - good for those who may miss a spot one time (me in a rush!). Bonus... its a multi-tasker in that its supposed to soften the look of stubble/hair and add a hint of moisture as well. I can vouch for the moisture...but since I'm a bit inconsistant in my applications, I haven't seen the hair reduction yet. Summer is just too short to waste on multiple or messy products - I love the simplicity of this!!
I've tried many different self-tanners with high hopes of achieving a realistic summer glow, without basking for hours in the sun, and this is one of the best!
I like that it is reasonably priced, non greasy, goes on smooth, and the colour continues to activate throughout the day. I've been using the product as a daily moisturizer, and the colour really does build/intensify each day.
I was worried that it would make me look orange, being that I'm very fair skinned, but it truly appears to be a natural tan.
My only problem isn't with the product, more with the user (me) I have yet to master how to apply self-tanner to my feet without looking it looking like I've missed spots!
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