Nature's Gate Glow Lotion Light Skin Tones -- 16 fl oz
This is the best self-tanner I've ever tried for two reasons: no harmful ingredients and almost no nasty self-tanner smell. This is best for fair/light skin tones, as the color is subtle but still looks like you spent the day in the sun. It is buildable, but you won't get a dark tan with this shade. In my experience, the best time to apply it is before bed, giving it a few minutes to dry before putting on pajamas. It does not stain clothes or sheets. In the morning, I woke up with a nice warm color and my skin had just the faintest self tanner scent which rinsed off in the shower without compromising the color - amazing. On the days I put it on in the morning after my shower, it didn't stain my clothes, and I could smell a faint scent late in the afternoon if I smelled my arm, for example, it was not an obvious scent passers-by would notice. Another plus is that it fades gradually and evenly, so if you stop using it, you won't have to worry about uneven spots. Highly recommended if you want a little color. One application lasts me about 4 days without touching up.
October 17, 2014
What's not to love?
This works exactly as advertised; it gives you a little extra color each day until you have the amount you want. Since the color is gradual each day, you don't have to worry about applying it just right--any potential missed spots will get covered on subsequent days and you don't have to worry about streaks. It has a very light, pleasant scent with absolutely none of the chemical smell some self-tanners have. It moisturizes well. The ingredients are natural. And it's nice to be able to tone down my pasty whiteness without overexposure to the sun. I hope they continue to make this for a long time!
July 31, 2013
I really really like this stuff! I have both the one for light skin tones and medium, and I alternate them. I mix it with some Alba lotion, though, because it is not quite moisturizing enough for my dry skin. But this is the ONLY product that DOES NOT STINK! Every other product I have used makes me smell like a wet dog by afternoon! This one smells nice and delivers a nice, natural-looking "tan". (Just remember to wipe off excess on feet, knees, elbows, etc.)
July 29, 2013
This stuff does what it's supposed to - provides gradual light color that's fairly natural looking. I do notice that after a couple of days of not using it, it starts to fade in a patchy manner, but from what I can tell this is the case with any product like this (I recently read a general tip that when you're ready to take it off, soak in the tub for a while, then exfoliate really well with a body scrub). Guess this wouldn't be an issue if you tanned naturally over the product, but that doesn't happen for me. It smells a little funky, just like other self tanning lotions I've used, so I guess that just comes with the territory. All in all not bad, and I will continue to use if/when I feel the need to add some color.
June 15, 2013
Goes on well and does not leave streaks. Really works and makes you look like you just spent a few hours at the beach. All these lotions have a funky smell, as does this one, but not bad.
March 22, 2013