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Rated 5 out of 5Â by Spinsistah Amazing product!
I have a deep olive complexion, and my face and arms are pretty dark year round. But my legs get very little sun, which is why I started searching for a self tanner. But since most self tanners aren't made for my skin tone, my legs look a completely different color than the rest of my body.
I've been using Origins skin and hair care for years, but never even thought to look for a self tanner here until my friend recommended it. It's a little more than I've paid for any of the other tanners, but I thought I would give it a try.
It was back ordered for a while, but the Great Pretender was definitely worth the wait! From the first application my legs looked healthy and were glowing. And they were exactly the color they would have been if I would have laid out for a few hours!
The best part is that it doesn't "wash" off; it simply fades, just like a real tan. I've been applying it about twice a week, and I've been able to find a great color that's not too dark, not at all streaky, and my own natural color.
Thank you (again) Origins!
July 30, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Allison Best Self Tanner--Hands Down.
Being very fairly complected has always left me at the center of peoples jokes growing up. "Albino Allison" was my nickname to quite a few peers. One day I had enough of the ridicule, and I decided to turn to self-tanners for help. I tried every ST available in drugstores. I've even sprayed tanned. I was always streaky or orange. Then a few years ago, my Mother happened to randomly buy me The Great Pretender. I tried it and fell in love. I would never ever stray from this product. My skin looks luminous, delicate and soft. Not to mention sun-kissed! It doesn't streak in the slightest (unless, of course, you do not rub it in completely). If you're debating whether or not to click the "Add to Cart" button up top, just do it. You won't be disappointed. You have my word.
October 4, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JessMcB Wow
Let me start by saying I am WHITE. As in ghost, underbelly of fish WHITE. Tanning is impossible for me. I've tried all sorts of creams to help with this issue but was never completely satisfied and typically gave up after about a week of use. That is until now. This Origins product actually works! I know I will never be a Brazilian tanned beauty -- but no longer being alabaster is lovely! It goes on smooth, smells like absolutely nothing, and works very quickly. I've been using it every morning (I shower at night) and it has been working out well. I do make sure I wait about 10 minutes before getting dressed though. The shimmer is very subtle. NO disco ball legs! I have been completely satisfied after about 2 weeks of use. In addition to being white, I also am extremely sensitive so I was concerned that I might have an allergic reaction. Again, so far, so good. I will continue to use and have already recommended this product to my fellow whities.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by landscapergirl The best sunless tanner I have ever used!!!
I have tried many sunless tanners in my life time. This one is the best yet!
I have exceptionally dry skin once you get past the yolk area. So I have to get aggressive with the exfoliation. On my legs I use a pumice stone to remove the build up around my hair folicals, and general flakiness. When I first got the tanner I was excited to use it so applied and wait to see the results. They looked good from a distance but up close it was not a great thing. So the next time I did my normal shaving routine with the pumice stone and much better results. In one use I went from porcelian white to a bronzed goddess :). It is darker then when I get my gardeners tan (like a farmers tan, but with a tank top and shorts but front of shins stay white lol).
I love the smell, great minty fresh smell. Oh and that awful smell after you put on a sunless tanner,yeah you know the one. It is still there but a much milder version. I would have no problem going out in public, or even going to bed with this product. The other product are so limiting in time of when you can put it on because of that repulsive smell.
I don't like that it does not hydrate my leg at all, so I have to lotion up after it has dried. I am also not fond of the glitter in it. It might look better if my legs were hydrated. But other then that I will use this whenever I need a blast of color that last for a while.
March 24, 2011