This particular self-tanner from Nature’s Gate is totally different and has changed my attitude for self-tanning lotion products. We all know how dangerous it is to stay in the sun and every year I find myself more and more avoiding it. At the same time, a darker skin color looks good on me, but to obtain that effect was quite a challenge for me, since none of the products had met my expectations. It was a true discovery and I am definitely adding it to my my favourite products list, because this tanner has none of the side effects mentioned above.
First of all I would like to mention that its texture is completely different. Although it has some oils in it, like olive and fruit oil, the texture is pretty thin for a tanner cream, that usually are very greasy. This one does not give you the disgusting greasy feeling afterwards and lays a very thin and even layer on your skin, which is important in order to get the perfect uniform color without darker areas. Please note that as with other products it is very important to wait several minutes before it dries a bit. However due to its texture it dries faster that other tanners.
The other advantage over other products is the natural color that it gives your skin and how long it stays on you! Honestly, I was really impressed and did not even dream of such an effect. As usually, first of all I exfoliated all my skin with a scrub to make sure there will be an even color. I applied it and the next morning I was super excited with the result. The color was pretty dark on me, but yet very natural looking. It was not orange or yellowish in any way. It was a natural brown color that looked perfect on my skin. I would reach that effect by only staying in the sun for many hours for at least 5-7 days. And later, I was pleasantly surprised how long the effect stayed – almost a week if you don’t exfoliate it, while other tanners last for 2 days maximum.
And the last amazing thing about it is its nice scent that does not remind me of the usual self-tanner smell. This Nature’s Gate sunless tanning lotion smells just a bit like citrus, just a thin lemony scent, very cute. The product did not provoke me any allergies or irritations. I am more than satisfied with it and I will use it during the winter as well. I don’t think I want to stay in the sun ever again after finding this great self-tanner.
It is vegan and cruelty-free as other products from Nature’s Gate.
(The color of bottle can vary*!)