Whether it’s splurging on a professional organic spray tan (for my 30thbirthday) or using my favorite at-home self-tanning spray, I’ve really been enjoying faux glows this summer.
The most recent self-tanning product I’ve been using is this Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer.
A wet skin moisturizer is exactly what you think it might be. It’s a moisturizing formula that you apply when you’re wet—like before you dry off after a shower. No matter the season, dry skin is inevitable. And usually right after you take a shower is when your skin is at peak moisture and that’s an easy reason why you should apply lotion quickly.
Applying this slow glow moisturizer the first time was a weird sensation. Not drying off after I took a shower before applying lotion felt so bizarre. I applied a dime size amount of product and slathered in circular motions on my arms and legs first. I kept thinking, it’s going to feel gross and sticky and I’m going to have to shower again! But this product proved me wrong. Once I applied the wet skin lotion I patted dry with a towel and there was absolutely no sticky residue or anything. I was very impressed.
Every day I have applied this product, my skin has felt moisturized and soft. I don’t feel like I’ve ever experienced that with other regular body lotions.
I mentioned this earlier but this moisturizer is also a faux tanner. With regular self-tanning lotions, I’ve always dealt with streaks and patches of no color. It took me a solid three days to realize I wouldn’t have that problem with this wet skin moisturizer. While I do think it takes longer to achieve my desired faux glow (I would estimate 4-5 days as opposed to 2-3 with their traditional self-tanner), I haven’t dealt with ANY streaking. I did notice there was a little bit of self-tanner in between my fingers and that’s the only way I had figured out it was working.
There’s no foul smell or odor, unlike A LOT of self-tanners I’ve tried. It honestly smells like regular lotion.
I have to admit, I had pretty low expectations about this moisturizer. I didn’t think it would be for me but after a week of using it, I have every intention of purchasing when I run out.
If you’re interested in trying a wet skin moisturizer without the faux glow then try this one also by Jergens. Olay and Nivea also have in-shower lotions as well but I can’t vouch for those because I haven’t tried them.
Disclosure: I did not pay for this product. I received a press release on the new product from a PR agency and I requested to try a sample. Don’t worry, a review in exchange was not promised. I genuinely wanted to try this product and after a week of using, I felt familiar enough with it to write an honest review.