(for reference, I was PALE. I had given up on self tanners, plus my state hasn’t seen sun in months and I need to get tan for vacation.)
Firstly, make sure you exfoliate with a scrub or bar before applying to avoid strawberry legs. I use Korean exfoliating washcloths with soap or a sugar scrub AFTER shaving.
After 2 uses, I turned a nice caramel color. But it is very noticeable, everyone said it did not look orange tinted or unnatural but I will not apply a 3rd layer until summer as this product is very strong and I fear it will begin to look orange in contrast with the weather at the time. The biggest problem is that around my hands the color patched noticeably off when I washed them, but that is my fault.
When they say DONT apply heavily over joints or creases; believe it. Even when I went light-handed over my elbows I still got a classic “obv self tan” circle.
It smells very nice, I think it says it is jasmine. It does have a faint self tanner smell but I honestly don’t mind, and the smell will fade in a couple of hours.
The mit! The mit is wonderful. If you do not buy this product at least go and grab a mit from here. It is so smooth and applies product so evenly, and it feels it will last a very long time (sustainable!)
Overall, I would highly suggest this product to anyone looking to boost their color in a natural looking way. The bottle is big and will last me maybe 2 or 3 months if I apply only 2 times a week.
I might buy this product again, if they have a version without the mit for purchase, as I don’t need multiple.