Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Olay Total Effects Touch of Sun Moisturizer ($18.99) is an anti-aging daily moisturizer with subtle self-tanning properties. This is good for those who just want to slightly brighten and tan the face, but do not want an actual self-tanner. I find gradual and subtle self-tanners to have a great effect on brightening up the skin, and they do not require nearly as much maintenance as regular self-tanners need. You should see a noticeable color difference within three applications, and after a week, you will get to the darkest you will get. Similarly, Olay Touch of Sun UV Defense Regenerating Lotion ($18.99) works like the moisturizer does, only this has SPF 15 in it.

Olay Touch of Sun Daily Body Lotion ($7.99) comes in light/medium and medium/dark, depending on how deep and dark you want your tan to be. For those who do not want to apply a regular self-tanner after a shower (which can take an hour or two from start to finish), try this moisturizer with just a touch of self-tanner that works while you sleep. Within two or three applications, you should notice that your skin tone has deepened slightly. From there, you can control how dark you want to be or how dark you want to stay. If you want to go darker, apply nightly. If you want to maintain your current color level, apply every other night or less.

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9 thoughts on “Self-Tanning 101: Olay Touch of Sun Moisturizer, Lotion, and Body Lotion

  1. AmyLou

    I was just thinking of purchasing these, as my Jergen’s is running out.

    Has anyone tried it? Comparison to Jergen’s?

    Thanks for the post!

  2. evangelia

    I have used both the Jergens gradual tanner and the Neutrogena, and I like both! The Jergens facial Natural Glow does not have sunscreen, so that might be a reason to try the Olay.

  3. I used the Regenerist Touch of Sun all last summer and I love it. I normally use Regernerist so I was happy to find a facial sunless tanner that actually benefitted my skin. The only thing I’d warn you about is getting it too close to your eyes. I didn’t want raccoon eyes but I got the lotion too close and OUCH did it burn. My eye was red and teary for a day.

    AmyLou, I tried out the Jergens one for a week and my skin felt greasy all the time. Plus that horrid DHA stench was a lot stronger than Regenerist.

    • Hey! Thanks for sharing that tip – glad that it works well for you, but sorry to hear about the owwies!! I really hate when products really DO burn the crap out of your eye area :( It’s so easy to get too close.

  4. What did you think about these?? Are they good tanners? Do they give a natural color?

    • I had decent results, Mariah! I find that they’re very subtle and natural, which is great for the face and anyone shy about self-tanners!

  5. I forgot about this one. I had pretty good results with it.