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I really like moisturisers that contain a little bit of fake tan to give me a healthy summer glow no matter what the weather is outside. I do use fake tan and bronzers but because these take so much time and effort I usually save them for when I am going somewhere.
The moisturisers are so much easier to use and there are some good ones out there. The Johnsons one however isn't one of them.
I had tried the Johnsons holiday skin body moisturiser and I didn't like it very much so it is my own fault that I then went and bought this to see if it was any better.
The moisturiser is very thin and has a really strong smell to it which isn't very pleasant. I found that it stung my skin really badly when I put it on especially when I had just got out of the shower. I tried using it a few times to see if my skin would get used to it but it just didn't like this at all.
It left me a little pink and usually my skin isn't all that sensitive when it comes to mositurisers and I can normally wear whatever I want.
It also left my skin feeling really greasy and left a layer over the top of it which was shiny and not very nice.
As for the colour it was minimal at best. With the body lotion it does go quite dark even if it is a little patchy and I expected this to give me a decent amount of colour but after wearing it a few nights in a row I didn't notice any difference in the colour of my skin and it was still looking pale and as I was going out I ended up having to put a little bit of fake tan on anyway.
I ended up throwing this in the bin as I didn't want to risk keeping using it when it was stinging my skin but even if it hadn't stung I would have probably still thrown it in the bin as I didn't like the way it felt on my skin or the fact that it also caused me to get spots.
In the winter when the sun disappears (just like now!) I tend to get worried I look ill. I'm white but have naturally olive skin so I don't suffer from dry skin or general paleness except when winter comes and we've had a shoddy summer.
I wanted a natural warm glow to my face and didn't want all these spray on fake tan things that runs off if your cry or get wet. I was walking round a 99p shop when I spotted this. It was a good price (99p obviously) and was just what I was looking for. Boy was I totally wrong.
I don't think I realised what I was doing so I was applying this every morning and night. 2 days later, I was umpa lumpa orange! The worst thing is that I didn't realise due to there not being much natural light in my bedroom and walked outside. My grandparents burst out laughing when they came to pick me up. I looked in the side mirror of his car to see I was as bright as the sun.
I ran inside and tried my hardest to get the colour off and as it was a gradual tan and exposed in darkness e.g at bedtime, I hadn't realise how severe it was or that it didn't come off so easy. I plastered my face with some really pale face powder and went to my grandparents house where she helped me get it off with lemon juice.
A few weeks later I thought I would try it again only using a small amount and doing it just once. When I woke up the next day there was a nice warm glow to my face and it wore off within a day or two so I could just re-apply it then. It isn't the sort of moisturiser you could use every day as it is so dark!
What is the product?
Daily facial moisturiser by Johnsons for holiday skin is enhanced with tanning qualities which darkens over night or throughout the day. It comes in a 50ml squeezy tube. Tiny amounts are best used as if you start smearing it all over the place, you will go orange. Not a nice orange either.
Unless I had a rather dodgy bottle and it had too much tan in it, I don't know but I do use it regularly throughout the winter after using it properly. The box makes you think it could replace your general moisturiser. Seriously, it doesn't.
I wouldn't suggest this for very pale skin as it would just turn your skin orange. Used in moderation you can get the glow you are after, but continual use for more than a day or two will result in getting tangoed like me.
A good plus is that it does blend well and doesn't leave you with lines where you've put too much or too little in places. I would suggest this to anyone who can use things well and wouldn't do what I did and just jump straight in.
To remember for next time: READ instructions.
Thanks for reading!
==Johnson's holiday Skin Facial Moisturiser==
After a trip to Poundland a few months back I came across a little box/bottle of this Johnson's holiday skin that I used to use rather regularly. Having checked out the bottle inside the box and decided that it looked like the genuine article, I popped one in my basket and took it home (after paying of course).
The bottle as overall design of the Johnson's holiday skin is okay but nothing overly special. The tube has a screw cap which it stands on allowing easy access to the product inside. The yellow colouring of the bottle makes it look rather appealing but as I say nothing to make it seem extra special or indeed expensive.
The cream is light in consistency and have a slight odour to it that doesn't smell great. It has a slight medicated whiff to it which I am presuming must be the tanning element in the cream. The smell is not very appealing and this is made worse by the fact that it is going on the facial area!
However the cream is a lovely white colour and because of the thinness of the cream is easy to apply to a freshly washed and cleansed face. It glides over the skin and covers well but does take a little time to sink into the skin compared with other cream I have that are the same consistency.
The smell is more noticeable once it has been applied to the face but this soon disappears ( or you get used to it). My skin doesn't feel the best once this cream has been applied and has all sunk in. because of the thin and lightness of the cream I don't feel as though I have had enough moisture slapped on to my incredibly needy skin. For this reason I tend not to use the cream daily as suggested.
Another reason why I don;t use this particular cream daily is the fact that the colour is rather false looking the more you use the cream. Using this Johnston's holiday skin for a couple of days on the trot gives a nice glow but anything more than two days really starts t take on a whole other colour which is not a nice natural glow but more a false yellow/orange colour!
I don't really think I would buy this Johnston's Holiday Skin moisturiser again even for £1. I think I had forgotten the reasons for stopping using it in the first place, and that was because there are far better daily tanning moisturisers out there even if they do cost a little more they are far better to use!
I think a score of 2 stars out of 5 is in order for this product.
Not really recommended!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I bought this holiday skin moisturiser as I was applying the ordinary holiday skin to my body - and wanted my face and my body to match! Sometimes I use darker foundation, but this can often make me look orange instead of tanned.
I love the johnson's body holiday skin, but I did not think this product worked very well for me, but that could just be due to my skin type. My skin is combination but I am prone to getting spots - and this moisturiser made my skin a lot worse. When you apply it, it often feels quite stingy because it is very strong. It also does not feel like your skin is being moisturised. The smell aswell is not very nice, it does not smell fresh.
I found that with this product it took a couple of days to notice any difference, because washing your face twice daily with strong face wash makes it hard to build up any colour. Any colour that did eventually build up was covered when I applied my foundation. I think that to notice any real difference you would have to continue applying it daily for a month or so, but I did not carry on this long as it was affecting my skin for the worse.
I would recommend this product for people who have lovely, flawless skin who wear very little/no foundation. However for people with skin like mine or who wear a lot of foundation I think just using bronzer is a better option.
I'm not a great fan of tanning products. I always seem to end up looking yellow, or else miss spots, or it collects like a brown-ish stain on any rough skin.
However, being at times almost porcelain pale, I do resort to using some products on my face just to try and get a splash of colour. I find that normal fake-tans are too strong on my face, making it look dramatically different to the day before. So I was pleased to find this Johnson product, formulated especially for the face. It only has a mild effect after one application, so that you can build it up gradually with successive uses until you get the shade that you want.
I find this works quite well, and I don't seem to end up with any pale/brown areas even after a few days of use (of course it also helps to exfoliate before application, for more even coverage). I was also quite pleased that I didn't appear to look particularly yellow, and was congratulating myself on my natural sun-kissed look when a rather blunt male friend commented 'You look a bit a yellow today! You've been using fake-tan!' To which I denied all knowledge, and then swore under my breath. Not prepared to part with the product as I felt it's given me reasonable results, I just became even more careful in my use of it, and now am unlikely to apply it for more than 2 days in a row. I'll usually follow some sort of pattern such as 'use for 2 days,1 day off, use for two days, two days off', so that it keeps up a tiny bit of colour without getting too strong.
The colour will last for about 2/3 days after application, but for longer if you've built up a stronger shade.
The smell is very strong, not altogether unpleasant, but it definitely smacks of fake-tan, which the makers have obviously tried to disguise with some mysterious sweet fragrance. Sometimes my face is itchy for a little while after application, but there is no visible irritation. The lotion is quite light and easy to rub-in.
My biggest complaint is how small the bottle is - 50ml for a retail price of £5-6. There are often offers though, so look out for them.
Despite having an olive skin tone on my body my face is several shades paler so in the hope of matching up a bit more I decided to try this product. I bought normal to dry skin from Boots at a cost of £5.99 but there is also a normal/combination skin option.
The first thing I noticed was the smell which was quite overpowering and unpleasant. However, I decided to persevere despite the odour. The product comes out looking like and on application feeling more like a serum than a normal moisturiser which I liked. It glided onto the skin very easily and was absorbed quickly.
Obviously this moisturizer builds up a light tan over several days so you do not see immediate results. Make sure that you scrub your hands well after use if you don't use cosmetic gloves as they will stain.
After several days a light colour to the face was noticeable and the coverage was fairly even although I would recommend exfoliating before initial use for a completely natural looking effect.
I was very pleased with the results of the product as I didn't feel it necessary to wear foundation and my skin did feel very moisturised all day. I would highly recommend using this product to give subtle colour to the face or to prolong a natural tan.
I brought Johnson's Holiday Skin Moisturiser last year after I returned from my beach holiday. After my holiday blues I wanted to keep my perfect tan.
I have olive, dark skin, so therefore tan very easy, but find it hard to keep the colour after couple of months of being in London.
I use Johnson's all over body moisturiser, and really like it so I thought i'd try out the facial one.
The first thing I notice about the moisturiser it's the smell, I didn't find the smell very pleasent, but you soon get use to it as this will probably be covered up by make up anyway.
The cream has a smooth texture, and feels very nice on my skin. I usually use a 10p size cream on my face, as this gives me full coverage. I find the cream takes about 4 weeks to reach it's optimum potential. At first I didn't see anything different with my skin tone, and only used it to keep my skin moist and not dry, but after a month or so of using it, I had lots of comments from friends stating I still had my holiday skin and looked radiant and I put this down to using the cream.
I still use the cream, everyday as my daily moisturiser, it's a plus that it add a hint of glow to my skin.
Johnson's Holiday Skin daily facial moisturiser is the companion product to the very popular Holiday Skin body lotion. It is meant for use on your face instead of the other products as it is specially formulated in a lighter lotion that won't clog your pores. It comes in normal/dry or combination/oily.
I have very pale skin and while this isn't usually a problem when I'm at home where I live, in Scotland, where just about everyone is pale, I admit I feel a bit embarrassed by my natural skin tone when I go to the beach in Spain, for example. Therefore I always apply fake tan before going on holiday.
Johnson's Holiday Skin is a great choice for me because it gives a natural, gradual tan which isn't too much for my pale skin. Also you put it on several evenings in a row instead of all at once, so if one application isn't so even it doesn't matter too much and you don't end up with big streaks.
To apply the facial moisturiser, I first wash and then exfoliate my face to get rid of any dead skin cells. This helps the fake tan go on easier and last longer. Then I put a 5p size amount of this on my hands, rub my hands together, and then rub them on my face. I blend well, making sure to get the area under my eyes and my eyelids and and not forgetting the bit of skin above my lip to avoid getting a moustache of pale skin! I also make sure to wipe any excess off my eyebrows and hairline so I don't get big brown stains on them. Then I wash my hands thoroughly and scrub my nails with a nail brush.
This product gives a nice, natural glow and you build it up by applying each evening until you get the colour you want. I usually apply this 3 successive evenings before a holiday. It lasts 3-5 days.
The problem I have with this stuff is when it starts to wear off. It doesn't seem to wear off evenly so I end up with a bit of a patchy look. Also, as it wears off it makes the skin on my face itchy and irritated.
Despite these problems I still use this as I haven't found anything out there I like better. It costs around £5.99 from the chemist which isn't too bad.
So...you cant afford a holiday, sun beds are harmful and we live in the UK - there is little sun, so the answer? Fake tan!! This maybe the answer, however there are still many factors effecting the product you choose. Often fake tans are pricey leaving you wary about purchasing them as a 'tester' but with tinted moisturiser products such as Johnson's Holiday Skin you are able to gradually build up your tan and not spend a fortune. Johnson's Holiday Skin Daily Facial Moisturiser iso nly available in one skin tone (although is available in two skin types) meaning if you wish to have a darker tan you need to use more moisturiser than that of those who wish to achieve a 'sunkissed' look. When i initially used the Facial Moisturiser it built a a gradual tan upon my face as i was unsure of how it would turn out if i went for the full body tan. However, once I became confident about using the moisturiser and i was sure that i would look 'Tango'd' I purchased the body moisturiser, I began to use this on my face and found the result was exaclty the same - the full body moisturiser comes in two skin tones, light and dark. I started off using the light moisturiser however i soon realised that i could get the same result using the dark moisturiser and applying it fewer times, therefore saving on the amount of bottles purchased. The darker moisturiser takes a couple of days to give you a good tan if you apply it once a day, the only negative is that it isnt the nicest smelling product even with the new scented moisturiser. All in all this is the answer to a cheap, realistic tan! Although make sure you exfoliate to remove the dead skin before intially applying to give a smooth finish!
Holiday Skin Daily Facial Moisturiser by Johnson's / Normal To Combination Skin / With Johnson's Holiday Lotion, you can now gradually build a beautiful, light tan / A small amount of tanning ingredient has been added to this daily facial moisturiser /