Self Tanning Instant Gel
This is the first self-tanning product that I've tried. I'd say so far it works pretty good on me. The color is kinda brown and glow, not orange, which I am satisfied with. And it won't get on your clothes as long as you don't put them on immediately after using this product. However it does smell a little bit. I would always use them at night and go to sleep and wait for tomorrow morning. The color still shows off and the smell is almost gone. I would take a shower as well if I have time, then the smell won't be a problem. This is not a very dark self tanning, I am kinda light to medium skin tone, it works for me, but may be work for medium or medium dark skin tone.
May 14, 2014
Hesitant? Don't be! Amazing product.
As an active young adult I've struggled with finding time to tan in healthy amounts whilst always fearing UV damage to my skin.
This is the first self tan gel product I have used, I followed the method of exfoliating/scrubbing the day prior to application then applying the product and not coming into contact with clothing or materials for an hour until completely dry. Then I went to bed and woke up (took a shower) to an AMAZING change! Now it's not an intimidating change, but it's a change nonetheless. It gave a very warm healthy tanned glow appeal.
I then repeated this process but only for my face; I was unsure how my skin would react thus I only applied to my body the first trial. I have combination skin and suffer from minor-mild acne; the process worked excellently on my face with no bad responses (actually my skin felt moist and smooth) a positive side affect is it actually has diminished my acne!! So I get a healthy even face tan and less acne!
I agree with other reviews in that be aware of applying to dry skin and aware the knuckles/knees/heels/armpits absorb the gel more so take your time when applying.
Overall excellent product!!
Tips: wear gloves or use a sponge brush to apply, if you're going to shave do it the day prior (but shaving isn't required to put the product on your legs arms etc; blonde hair turns a bit coppery but washes off after a shower), exfoliate fairly vigorously the day prior, lastly DON'T rush when applying - relax and take your time it doesn't dry so quickly that you fear there's too much in one spot (just rub in circular motions until you feel it absorb).
May 4, 2014
I have been going to. Spray tan salon for many years. No more now that I've discovered Clarins self tanning gel. This product is amazing. It works very quickly, dries quickly, does not come off on clothes or sheets. It produces a beautiful, smooth glow on the skin that really looks like a tan. There are no splotches or streaks. The product does have somewhat of a odor, but it goes away pretty quickly. The cost is minimal, especially compared to spray tanning.
February 28, 2014
I have quite pale skin and I use tan all the time. I have tried and tested about 30 tanning lotions, gels, mouses, etc.., but I always come back to this. I love it! It is easily applied and does not streak if applied correctly. I do agree that it does take a while to come out but with any developing tan heat is the best processor. It is more subtle than other tanning products so maybe Clarins should consider a medium and dark shade. However, you won't be disappointed.
June 4, 2013