Ocean Potion Skincare Everglow Daily Moisturizer -- 20.5 fl oz
great for slow-building, subtle tan on fair skin
PROS: Builds color slowly. Does not stain my hands at all if I just wash after application. Has a nice sweet scent, almost chocolate-like. Does NOT leave that weird self tanner smell later on your skin. I get this cheaper through places like Vitacost. The pump is easy to use. Inexpensive and much more mistake-proof than typical tanners
CONS: I don't have any. This has a quite sweet scent (think of orange/vanilla 50-50 ice cream bar) that maybe some wouldn't like. (I personally love it.) Also, this is slow building and gives a subtle than, so not for someone who wants rapid results. I'm not sure how this works on already tan skin; in other words, I don't know if this darkens skin that isn't as light as mine. My skin tone is N10-15 (lean to NC a bit.)
APPLICATION TIPS: I make sure I don't put too much so that I don't have to rub it in forever (make sure you don't leave too much that isn't rubbed in or you're more prone to streaks. Before starting I rub in a little bit of heavy body cream or body butter on the parts that are more likely to stain (knuckles, heels, ankles, knees, elbows, etc.) I dab off excess cream from my hands onto a towel. And then when applying the lotion in that area, I apply it to the easily-stained area last...like when putting on the arms, I apply to the elbows last, so that less gets applied there.
March 2, 2014
I love this product. It gently enhances your skin with a healthy sun-glow.
October 13, 2013
I really like this lotion to prolong a tan without the funny look of so many other products. It keeps it going and enhances without the orange tone. I would not call it a great moisturizer, but I can put on my regular moisturizer at another time during the day. I will buy again.
December 17, 2012
Didn't work for me
I used for a two weeks and saw no difference in my skin color. Bummer.
December 16, 2012
Pale is the new tan
I love this product and have used it for a couple years. I am fair-skinned and don't tan well. This product "tans" my skin within a couple days and never looks orange. The color it provides is subtle and very natural looking. I haven't been able to find it in stores this year so I'm thrilled Vitacost has it! I HIGHLY recommend this product.
August 19, 2012