Rated 4.5 out of 5Â by 102
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 2 out of 5Â by BinZ a little disappointed
I read all the existing reviews for this self-tanner. Like many other customers, I have tried LOTS and I had high hopes, but was disappointed. Best thing about it is that it does smell lovely when applying -- minty, citrusy -- but after a few hours the familiar unpleasant self-tanner smell is pretty strong. I also find the color to be a little orange. I have moderately fair skin.
Also, the consistency is rather thin and it's easy to drop glops as you're applying. I stood in the tub. Expensive for my results!
May 20, 2015
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