Product Type: Johnson`s Sun Care
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Best Gradual Tan Body Lotion
Johnson's Holiday Skin Body Lotion
Member Name: julieg123
Johnson's Holiday Skin Body Lotion
Advantages: No after smell or streaks. Natural looking tan
Disadvantages: Will stain nails if not really careful
I have very fair, freckled skin which tans lightly on upper body and arms but when it comes to legs I seem to have no natural tanning ability at all. In summer months I like to use some kind of tanning product to give my legs some colour and have tried many in the past, mostly with really bad results. I find that self tans quite honestly looked shocking on me. So, I decided to try one of the many gradual tan body lotions currently on the market. The first one I tried was Natio, which I bought at Debenhams but at around £13.00, as I recall, was quite expensive but produced really nice results despite the strong after smell. Anyway I ran out of this and needed a replacement urgently when I spotted this on a buy one get one free offer at Tesco and decided to give it a try.
This body lotion comes in a Yellow coloured plastic bottle (seems to be standard for most brands) with a good fitting flip lid which is good for avoiding spills. It is available from most supermarkets and stores such as Boots and Superdrug and comes in two options of fair to medium skin, which is the one I use and medium to Dark Skin. I will mention at this point that I did pick up the medium to dark option by mistake a few months ago but when I used it I did not see the difference. On the bottle it states, no streaks, subtle fresh fragrance and that it gradually builds a beautiful, even tan. On the back it goes on to claim it gives 24hr moisturisation and is blended with Avocado and Starflower Extracts, absorbs easily to avoid staining and has a subtle fresh fragrance to avoid after smell. These were the claims on which I based my first purchase.
The lotion itself is very light and spreads very easily and as it states it does have a nice smell. Once applied skin feels really well moisturised but without a greasy after feel, and, as it sinks in quickly I find that I can dress pretty soon afterwards and have not experienced any staining to clothes or bedding at all. You do need to wash hands thoroughly after use including around and under nails as it will stain the nails which is not a good look. There is definitely no after smell which is a first among the products I have tried previously. The results are really good. It does produce a very even tan which I have found to be just the right shade for me. Not too dark or orange looking and definitely not a streak in sight. Skin looks lovely and smooth as well. If starting from scratch is takes 2-3 days to get the right colour then I maintain this by using every other day.
The cost is very reasonable at around £4.90 (Tesco) for a 250ml bottle but during Spring/Early Summer you can usually find it on offer for even better value.
Conclusion: If I were to choose between this and the other more expensive brand I used I would choose this one for many reasons including price and the fact that it does not have any after smell. It really does live up to its claims giving a beautiful, even, natural looking tan. This is the best product of this type I have used.
Summary: Best product of this type I have tried
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