6.09.2009

Product Review: Neutrogena Summer Glow


It has been about a year since I started my search (connoisseur-style) for the best in self tanners. I've come up with quite a few great ones- I love love love the self tanning veil by L'Occitane for my face, and I have an affinity for several of Clairins self tanning products, such as the self tanning instant gel and the delicious self tanning cream. These products are all wonderful, and produce the desired effect, but with one slight problem- they are un peu cher (read: expensive!).

So I decided to give the drug-store variety self tanner a try and I must say... I am pleasantly surprised! Neutrogena Summer Glow Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 is my latest in self tanning obsessions. This lotion is lightweight, and only has a subtle 'self-tanning' fragrance- in fact, it smells mainly like soap (which is a good thing- I have yet to find a tanning product that is fragrance-free). The color builds gradually and takes about a week to fully materialize, but when it does- it is, as promised, a natural looking 'glow'. I can't help but be really excited about the SPF 20 as well. Any product that takes out the added step of applying spf is welcomed by me. And, of course, the most alluring thing is that Neutrogena Summer Glow retails at around $8. Very affordable...

Neutrogena Summer Glow Daily Moisturizer in SPF 20 can be found in drugstores nationwide.

8 comments:

Jenavira13 said...

I love drug store finds; I always feel rather nifty when I find a good one. Neutrogena makes the best sunscreen.

Primrose said...

Do you know I have rarely used self tanners? I live in Australia land of sea and sky and surrounded by beach folk but I tend to slink around pale all the time. I should consider it for my legs I guess. Neutrogena seems to get a lot of good reviews. I wonder if it's Paraben Free? This has become my latest concern since that Oprah show on parabens! Enjoy your weekend. Hope your book is coming along well. x

ScentScelf said...

Interesting. I am almost out of last year's find...Jergen's...a bit dicey to be using again after this much time, perhaps, but it seems to be doing okay.

Anyway, I shall try the Neutrogena; I do have good luck with most of their skin products, though I am finding right now I really like the Aveeno facial moisturizer, the "brightening" one with sunscreen.

vicki archer said...

Thank you for this Jennifer -I could do with some colour and this sounds excellent, xv.

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Jenavira- I love finding great drugstore gems too! I'm still loving this product btw...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Primrose- It probably does have parabens... how did I miss that Oprah episode?? I need to see it... If I come across a paraben-free self tanner I'll let you know xo

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Scentscelf- I've heard so many good things about Jergens... I might try that one next!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Vicki- glad I could help!

 
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