When self-tanners first came on the mass-market scene, I was beyond psyched and couldn’t wait to get a tan during the winter without having to beg my mother to let me use a tanning bed (which never worked).
I remember my pre-teen, New-Kids-On-The-Block-loving self was riddled with excitement at the prospect of looking just like I’d had a whirlwind vacation to Florida while my pale, pasty classmates stared on with envy. I would waltz into class wearing a skirt to display my tanned legs (who cares if there was three feet of snow on the ground?) and bask in the delight of the questions about where I went on vacation over the weekend.
I eagerly flipped open the self-tanner bottle, squirted the lotion all over my hands, and applied it to my legs, arms and face. Liberally. Without gloves.
Fast forward to a few hours later, and I looked like an orange leather stiletto that was smeared with shoe polish by a blind monkey. And I probably smelled like one too. Let’s just say that the next few days, I was far from flaunting a skirt, and my turtleneck collection was getting it’s day in the (orange) sun.
Self tanners have come a long way since those days in terms of color, but until very recently, most of them continue to have a strong, chemical odor that makes my husband crinkle his nose and refuse to get within two feet of me.
But it sounds like now we’ll have a great option for an odor-free, natural-looking bronze glow without breaking the bank: the new line of Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer self-tanners.
These new moisturizers are supposed to give you the great, natural looking glow you are used to, but they do not have that old self tanning odor!
The brand has sent me some complimentary products to test out and review for you all over the next few months, so stay tuned so you can see my progress and find out how they work.
NEW Jergens® Natural Glow Moisturizer provides the same great, natural-looking color but without the sunless tanner odor!
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Photos: Gloves – Antonio Jiménez Alonso; Bottles – Anne Houseman/beautyxposé