Rated 5 out of 5 by DesertTransplant At Long Last & AMAZING!! HEAVEN SENT!!
Previously from high humid NE Ohio where the sun rarely shines and lotioning was needed scarcely. At 30yo moved to Phx,AZ and love the sun but found it a part-time job 2 lotion twice a day most the year (three times during peak 3mo of summer). I only use body butters now after tossing 30yr of well known favorites. However, I always longed for a moisturizing oil that would leave a slight shine but not have 2 wait 30 min before dressing or sitting on furniture. FOUND IT! Just 2 impress upon u how amazing the product is, I went online later that month and ordered 2 more 4 gifts and but keeping one for myself (fearful they will run out, once they read this review). First, this product leaves the nicest hint of tan if you are pale or enhances tan skin with the right amount of sheen. No glitter Barbie, No orange streaks. I know some reviews complained about areas of uneven product coverage but I am certain that is because they have unusually drier skin patches and use bathing products that aren't moisturizing enough--good luck to get any tanning product to go on evenly, in this case. The AWESOME FEMININE SCENT is very much like Gardenia. ( Not that usual funky tan in a bottle smell) Happens to be one of my favorite flowers and I am surprisingly one to trend away from floral scents, BUT it was so HEAVENLY REFRESHING, I searched for another product in the store with the same scent, but no such luck. If you love Gardenias (even though not a listed ingredient), you will LOVE the scent. I find it saves me on not having to use my expensive signature perfume daily, as it does last long. Additionally, it DRIES IMMEDIATELY! I do recommend, as the product states, to wash your hands directly after applying, as it can collect there and brush of on your clothing in the first couple minutes. Just READ THE instructions and tips. I also discovered, though not directly recommended, after moisturizing my face, placing one drop between fingertips and smoothing at forehead,cheeks,and nose (common overexposed sunbathed areas) looks fantastic. This makes product appear even more natural if you are going with scant or no makeup. IF u WANT to look like a streaky orange glitter barbie that hates the smell of Gardenias and doesn't read instructions than this products is not 4 you. SAVE it for the rest of us!!
May 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by LSU84 If only it were unscented!
I bought two bottles after Kathie Lee Gifford promoted it on the Today Show. (mom told me about her review) I saw the review about not being able to wear another fragrance because of the floral scent, but I was ok with that! I put it on my legs after a shower and loved the dry oil feel.....very moisturizing! Unfortunately, the smell was SO overpowering that my eyes started to water. My co-workers could smell it also! Maybe MY batch was stronger than others(?)...no honey scent, just your grandma's expired gardenia perfume-in-a-tin! I would slather on DAILY if it were unscented!!!
November 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShoppingDiva GREAT STUFF & NOT MESSY
This oil is great on your skin, esp. if you have a tan already because it truly bring out more glow to it. It smells like cinnamon! This makes it a great undertone for any other perfume you wear.
And, a little goes a long way, so it's a great buy. It also doesn't look orangey and it doesn't streak. It blends in nicely. So, there's no smearing on clothing or on sheets.
My only complaint is the bottle. It comes in a glass bottle and it's hard to get the oil out (like trying to get ketchup out of a glass bottle?). I wish this came in a squeezy container or this glass bottle had a pump top that screwed on so you could use it either way.
July 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by xocynthia Love it!
I've read several reviews complaining of the smell. Honestly, the only reason I bought this product was because of the smell. I have a really sensitive sense of smell and can't stand fake perfume-y smells. I vacation in Florida and this reminds me of the beach and of tropical flowers. I love how it's not too oily, doesn't streak and isn't too glittery. It just reminds me of summer and the beach and when I wear it and smell it, it makes me happy!
May 21, 2014