I wonder who the copywriter was who invented the phrase “natural skin tone enhancer” to puff up “self tanner”? Yes it’s my annual attempt at self tanning. The difference is that this year wasn’t a debacle!
L’Oreals Sublime Glow (recommended by Consumer Reports) has rewarded my self-tanner perseverance! (Or at least not punished it. Much.) The beige lotion has a faint, pleasant smell; it doesn’t have the characteristic stink of most self-tanners. It’s got “micro-pearls” so it adds a little glimmer, but isn’t too Princess Sparkle. The color is only barely orange, but mostly light brown. It’s light and gradual enough to look natural, especially on my arms. I’ve had no disasters in the knee, elbow or ankle areas.
This is the best self-tanner I’ve used. It’s not perfect. It’s prone to streaks if you rush over wet skin. But it’s mostly natural-looking color, mostly easy, and not smelly.