So, when I think of sunless tanning lotion, I think of that one girl in my 9th grade English class who used it. She used it a lot. It was also 1990 and she was ORANGE. Head to toe (at least the visible parts of her), orange. And so, I was a die-hard believer in getting my color the old fashioned way. Every chance I got, I could be found on a towel in my backyard, with a bikini and a battery powered boom box, timing how long I stayed on each side before I flipped over. Not the best use of time, and probably not the best for my skin, either.
Still, I remained skeptical of sunless tanners. In theory, it’s a great idea. But that orange girl from 9th grade still haunts me.
So when I was asked if I wanted to review some Jergens Natural Glow daily moisturizer, I decided to go for it. What the heck. It was for posterity.
I used the lotion every day for about a week and a half. As far as the functional ‘lotion’ aspects go, I was fairly impressed. It’s a foaming moisturizer and looks very much like the mousse I put in my hair.
I think that helps you to be able to spread it evenly on your skin. It dried quickly, so I didn’t feel sticky or slimy, and I was able to get dressed without worrying about the color rubbing off on my clothes. It also didn’t have a weird smell, which I guess has been a common complaint of self tanners in the past.
Now, as for how it ‘tanned’ me. I could definitely see a difference as the week progressed. It wasn’t drastic, which is good, because that would just be weird.
Although the lighting in my bathroom isn’t the best for trying to take pictures that show color changes, I did my best.
And, the best part is I wasn’t orange!
Rachel is also a MOMS club member. She is thankful for the blessing of staying home to raise her three crazy, wonderful kids. In addition to scrapbooking, she likes knitting, gardening, reading, blogging and otherwise avoiding the housework she should be doing. You can read about her adventures and disasters at rachel’s ramblings.