I bought this sunless tanner about a month ago and I have used it four times now... and can safely say it is THE BEST one I have EVER tried. ~*~ I first started with mainstream cheap tanners before I woke up to the world of chemicals... I then went on to try a number of natural/organic products but have found them to all end up with the same 'tone'. I like a darker shades as I am fair skinned but can develop a nice deep caramel tan, so have found most natural tanning solutions to need at least 2 or 3 coats to reach the desired shade... Which becomes rather annoying as they take around 8-12 hours to develop, I found myself preparing for the weekend on a Wednesday... :/ BUT Chocolate sun offer's not only shades but shades that work. I bought medium and found I need only one coat... which has not only saved me time, but also helps to avoid any uneven problems that can occur when applying multiple applications :). The smell is also divine, it hides the 'fake tan' smell very well, I found it to smell perfectly like chocolate but my partner informed me I was more on par with some type of lolli, which is a good thing. He has made some stiff comments about 'onion smells' with other tanning lotions I have used. Lastly, Chocolate sun offers extremely detailed instructions on 'how to apply'... I tried their method first and then went back to my usual method which was not too different, just not as time consuming... and there is no difference as far as I can tell. I had the same result both times. The lotion does tend to dry faster than others I have tried, but for me that was a good thing as I was able to get dressed straight after applying. Thank you Chocolate sun for supplying such a beautiful sunless tanning lotion!
This product smells divine. I totally want to eat it. The texture is also nice; it's a lot like a moisturizer, which is perfect for me because I'm often using it in place of a moisturizer. As for the effectiveness, so far so good. I think it worked better on my legs than my face, but I always have difficulty getting color to stay on my face (whether it's self-tanner or a real tan from the sun).
I love that it doesn't smell like most of the other products that I have tried. The best part for me is that it is an all natural product