2019-04-28 15:50:12

Hi friends! Remember me? Late March and April were crazy busy and unfortunately, I just didn’t have the time to blog that I normally do. I’m looking forward to things calming down a bit over the next few weeks, as the school year winds up and I get to enjoy some much deserved time off!

Spring is here in Edmonton, and that means that I’ve been able to start breaking out some skirts. That’s great and all, but winter means I’m as pale as the snow that covered the city for the last few months. I normally use a bit of self-tanner this time of year to get a bit of a glow and this year’s I decided to try out a new drugstore find.

Jergens Instant Sun is a mousse formula self tanner that promises to give your skin a sun kissed look without the harmful UV rays. It dries in 60 seconds and instantly provides a bronze glow that not only means you don’t have to wait for it to develop, but you can also see any areas that you may have missed during application. The colour is buildable (though they recommend you apply a second coat, if needed, on day two) and it lasts for about five days, so long as you aren’t vigorously exfoliating your skin.

I applied it at night after my shower and the colour quickly developed, which was great. It dries super quick, so there’s was none of that waiting-around-for-your-tanner-to-dry-before-getting-dressed that you usually get with sunless tanners. When I woke up the next morning, the colour had deepened a bit and I definitely looked less ghostly than the day before. Overall, I was pretty impressed!

That said, there are some pros and cons to this product and I’ll share them below:

PROS:

  • Dries quickly.
  • Instant bronze effect (with no shimmer).
  • Natural-looking colour.
  • Minimal scent.
  • Easy-to-apply formula.
  • Comes in three shades, light bronze, deep bronze, and deep bronze. I went with deep bronze and was pleased with the colour.

CONS:

  • Quick drying formula means it can stain hands MUCH FASTER than other formulas. I DEFINITELY recommend using a mitt applicator instead of bare hands.
  • That said, if you wash hands repeatedly during the application process (I did so for each leg, arm, and my torso), it definitely fades, so it’s not too obvious.

Jergens recommends you not use this product on your face, and I agree. Use a specialty face self-tanner or stick to a good bronzer like this one instead.

Of all the self-tanning products I’ve tried, this is definitely my favourite. It was easy to use, gave instant results, and looked very natural.

Do you have a self-tanning product that you love to use? If so, let me know what it is in the comments below!

Enjoy the pretty things in life,

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