I am a HUGE advocate of safe tanning! This being said, I have tried many different self tanners...many! Some made me orange, some made me brown, streaky and smelly. I finally decided to dish out the $33 for this 4.3 oz bottle and I could not be happier! Absolutely worth every penny. I use it on my entire body once a week-for the weekends so one bottle lasts me about 2 months.
It's a gel-cream with a slight hint of shimmer so it gives you a nice golden glow in only 1 hour. Never orange or brown! It does not contain sunscreen but, it does protect your skin against free radicals. It lasts about 4 days and fades naturally. This gel-cream adjusts your skin's pH to develop a natural looking tan specifically for you.
Tips: Always prepare your skin for self tanners. Shower, shave and exfoliate. Don't put any lotions, perfumes or deodorant before you use this because it will act as a barrier to the self tanner. Make sure you are completely dry and start your safe tan! Remember to use less on your hands, feet, elbows and knees-those areas tend to absorb more product and you want to keep it as natural looking as possible. Make sure you blend really well in those areas also-in between your toes, fingers and knuckles.
I do this all on Thursday nights-let the gel dry, wear lose clothing to bed, sleep in it (and don't work out or walk around n the rain afterward either) and if you need to shower in the a.m. don't exfoliate.
You are now ready for the weekend....or anytime with a fabulous bronzed glow! And it's SAFE! ;)