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Neutrogena Build-a-Tan Review
A Review of Neutrogena Build-a-Tan
Does the name Neutrogena sound familiar? It should. Neutrogena is one of the best known skin care manufacturers in the world. Not only do they help you improve your skin's appearance but they also work with the American Cancer Society to help prevent skin cancer.
Here is a little background information about Build-a-Tan and a detailed product description. It is a gradual self tanner that allows you to control the shade of you tan to better suit you. Like many of their products, it doesn't clog pores and moisturizes the skin as it works. It has SPF 15 to help protect you from the sun, and for all you fans of American made products out there, they make it in the United States.
The average cost of Build-a-Tan is around $10-12 and shipping depends on the delivery area. They complement their product with a 30 day return policy so you can make sure that Build-a-Tan is right for you. However, do take note that the conditions for a return include that the product be unused, damaged, defective, or falls under the 100% guarantee for makeup. A postage fee of $4.99 does apply for all returns.
I recently tried Neutrogena Build-a-Tan for the first time but I do regularly use Neutrogena face washes. I have found that for me, they work very well and represent a good value for the price.
One of the pluses of this product is that Neutrogena gives you an application process that is fast and easy. They are generally known for making products that are very easy to use, fresh, and highly effective.
The application process states that you must first, like any other sunless tanner, wash, exfoliate, and for best results; shave prior to use. Start by applying the product to your skin as you would any daily moisturizer and be sure to wash your hands with soap immediately after use. Try to avoid any contact with clothing until your product has dried. In their ad it states that the product dries in 5 minutes. In my experience, it does dry quickly but you will want to wait the full five minutes so you can avoid damage to your clothes. Wait at least 1 hour before bathing or swimming to allow the color to develop. You can always reapply the product to maintain or deepen you color but for best results, wait at least 8 hours between applications.
Here is a hint. In my experience with products that stain, if you lather the area of skin that you do not want color to appear on with hair shampoo and then rinse, the product will wash out more easily. It works with hair color as well. I color my hair dark once in a while and trust me, this process does work.
Neutrogena Build-a-Tan Customer Reviews
Here are some real customer reviews and opinions on this Neutrogena product. These are some actual user's comments. You may view them and find more on the Drugstore.com web site.
Erin G in New York, NY writes:
"I had a terrible allergic reaction to the chemicals in this product. I am not allergic to anything, but my face developed a red itchy rash around my mouth and the next morning my eyes were puffy. I've always loved Neutrogena products, but beware of the strong chemicals that stay in your face to produce this effect; I'll never use a self tanner again! I give it no stars, but zero is not an option here."
Boosmom in Tennessee writes:
"I have used this product for years. I love it. My only issues are the same as previous comments about the smell and the color not showing up quick enough. I changed the way I use it and have a much better experience. I use it at night (though you're really not supposed to use anything with SPF in it at night) before I go to bed, and in the morning when I take a shower the smell is washed away and I have a glow. To enhance it I use a tinted moisturizer after my shower so I only need to apply the tanner at night."
If you are like Erin above and have allergy concerns, consider trying the Adonia Bronzing Serum which is an all natural self tanner. Personally it is one of my favorites. It is a little more expensive than others because the manufacturer blends it with organic ingredients but the color is great and it is a good choice if you have allergy concerns.