During the winter months I use my peels, retinals, and brightening product to help get rid of the sun damage I've accumulated over the years (why did I think a tanning member was good a good idea as a teenager...). But all this lightening leaves my olive skin looking like the ghost of the Jolly Green Giant. With all the layers of products I apply, self tanner doesn't exactly sink in over top. When I saw the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster, I was like oh yes, this is the one. Now back in 2004 I started working for Clarins, and I was already the self tanning King, Clarins self tanner is some of the best. A little science on self tanner: All self tanners use DHA (dihydroxyacetone) a sugar from beets that oxidizes on the skin giving you colour. Now Clarins was the first to discover and use Erythrulose, a sugar from raspberries, that is used in combination with DHA and counteracted its orange shade, developing a more natural and longer lasting shade.
So back to the Booster. This product is my new favorite. Whenever my skin is looking a bit too pale, I add 3 drops into my moisturizer, apply like normal, wash my hands, and within a few hours I have a natural sun kissed effect. I use it a few times a week, and multiple days in a row if I want darker colour. Great for all skin types, all ages and can be used morning or night. 5/5 Stars $30 also available for body (which I haven't tried yet) $45.