In my quest for the perfect self tanner, I decided to give Dove's new Energy Glow Daily Lotion a shot. The idea is pretty much the same as all of the other gradual self tanners- a small amount of DHA (the active ingredient in any self-tanner) is in the lotion, and with continued daily use, you will eventually have a glowing, even tan. I've tried these products before, including similar lotions from Jergens and L'Oreal. The Jergens had such a horrid smell, I could not bring myself to use it again. The L'Oreal lotion I do use, thought it is hard to get it even, hence I was on the lookout for another lotion.
Let me say first of all, that this lotion does smell quite a bit better than the others. So much better actually, that I actually wondered whether there was any DHA present in it. I started using this a few weeks ago, and I quit after about 7 days. It turned me bright orange. Literally, I was orange, nothing "glowy" or "sun-drenched" about it. I have been orange tinged beefore with self tanner, but never bright orange. For me, this tanner was a bust. However, it did make the list for Elle's Top 5 Self Tanners, so it must work for other people.