Review: L’Oreal Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer and Natural Skin Tone Enhancer

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.

3 Responses to “Review: L’Oreal Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer and Natural Skin Tone Enhancer”

  1. Elle Says:

    Have you tried the similar product from Dove? they have it with or without shimmer. I have been using the latter this year, and it’s been ok. I wanted to try the L’oreal version but was afraid that I’d be disappointed, so I’d be interested in hearing from someone who’s tried both and can compare. p.s. Thanks for your e-mail, I’m working on a similar kind of backlog but it was really appreciated!

  2. Sydney Says:

    I have tried Sublime Glow ( I have tried them all!) and like mine MUCH better! You must try Nivea’s Sun Kissed Firming Moisturizer. It has a faint grapefruit scent, doesn’t streak, dries very quickly and (best of all) has a firmer that I truly believe smooths out cellulite. I have no idea how, but you can visibly tell the difference. It costs about the same, but I think the color looks more natural, esp. for fair skinned red heads.

    You will not be disappointed…

  3. Lazy Cow Says:

    Now we’re getting unseasonably warm weather in late WINTER, I’ll be checking this out. I’ve practically given up on any sort of fake tanning as I’m milk white and always end up with streaks. All I usually do is use some bronzing liquid on the limbs that show when I go out at night.