Monday, July 24, 2006

Don't Buy This Product

If you like the look of tanned skin but don't want to expose your skin to ugly UV rays, then be advised: Don't by NEW Dove® Energy Glow™ Daily Moisturizer with Subtle Self-Tanners.

The company blurb:
"gradually adds a beautiful summer glow to skin. Fast-absorbing and with a delightful fragrance, it moisturizes and gradually enhances your natural skin color. "

What they leave out:
The self-tanning ingredients bear all of the hallmarks of the chemicals that Clinique used in their self-tanner TEN YEARS AGO which means that although it costs 1/4 of the price now, you are stuck with a product that makes your skin smell awful after it absorbs the lotion. This smell will not go away until you shed the layers of skin that absorbed it. Showering will not help. You will have to exfoliate like a Turkish bath house masseuse to get the smell off and by then you'll be covered with sores. If you think you can hide the smell with strongly scented lotion, forget about it. If you sweat even slightly, everyone within a ten foot radius of you may think you haven't bathed in a week.

My recommendation:
Spend the extra money and buy the new formula Clinique self-tanner. It has a slight odor but once it soaks in all you have to do is shower once to odor-free.

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