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After trying Clarins Instant Self Tanning Gel, I have to say I'm torn about whether I'd use it often going forward. I bought it at Nordstrom's for about $35. It comes in a 4 1/2 ounce tube. Which means it's VERY expensive compared to just about any other self tanner currently out there. If I'm going to pay that much for a self tanning lotion, it better be perfect compared to everything else. So after getting over the sticker shock, I decided to give this a try. Upon opening the tube, I noticed the smell was very unusual. It's kind of citrusy and a little "clinical" smelling. I don't think it will offend most people but I wasn't really a fan of it! After that I started applying this to my legs and noticed it went on really easily. Because it's a gel, it just seemed to glide over my skin and blend in very quickly. I probably only used an ounce or so to cover my entire body, which is great. The tube will last for about 4-5 applications. Anyway, after I put it on I washed my hands and waited for it to dry. And waited. And waited. I'm not sure it ever completely dried before I gave up and went to bed. The whole time my skin felt very sticky and very wet. That's the main problem I have with this self tanner. It's just feels gross on your skin and takes forever to dry. It's a shame too because the color I got after I woke up was awesome! It was a medium shade of bronze that looked very good on my skin. And it lasted about 4-5 days which is pretty good compared to other products I've tried in the past. So overall that's why I'm torn with this product. I like the color a lot. Don't like how long it takes to dry and how much it costs :(
February 24, 2014
I've used this for years and still feel it's one of the better shampoos out there. It smells great and leaves my hair feeling extremely soft and hydrated. The price is a little crazy but if you can stomach it, this one's definitely worth it!
February 10, 2014
Above Average But Still Not Perfect
There's a lot of things I like about this product. It produces a nice, medium shade, lasts for 4-5 days and smells delicious. The only ting I don't like is the application. It's so dark when you first put it on, it gets over everything! If it wasn't so messy I'd give it a 10 :)
October 7, 2013
The color this self tanner gave me was very light. I could barely tell that it did anything. It's a shame because this product was easy to apply and not messy at all. If they could make it so it gets you darker, I'd definitely consider trying it again. Until then I'd look elsewhere.
February 6, 2013
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