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anyone tried Johnsons holiday skin body lotion?

(222 Posts)
pleaserewind Tue 03-May-05 17:48:10

looked quite good on the tele, apparently it has a bit of self tan in it too.
everywhere seems to have sold out tho

Gobbledigook Tue 03-May-05 18:01:18

I've got some but I've only used it once or twice and you are supposed to use it everyday. Will use it everyday this week and let you know!

cupcakes Tue 03-May-05 18:05:03

That sounds just what I've been looking for! Am now going to do a search...
(have to rescue my winter legs...)

Flossam Tue 03-May-05 18:05:21

I can't find it either

cupcakes Tue 03-May-05 18:11:16

Boots website has it on buy one get one free.

cupcakes Tue 03-May-05 18:12:03

Agghh!! Sorry - it's sold out at Boots

Roobedoo Tue 03-May-05 18:15:58

I've been using it. Managed to get some from a big Tesco. Nice colour but actually more colour than I expected as the cream is white and shows no sign of the tan element. Only used it 3 times so far and you can see the difference (specially between my fingers as I forgot to wash them after - big mistake!) Easy to apply and don't seem to have any streaks at all which makes a change.

cupcakes Tue 03-May-05 18:27:04

ooh, Sainsburys have it on bogof (sorry!) till the end of May.

Flossam Wed 04-May-05 20:20:43

Managed to get hold of some!! Meet you back here in a week to see if I'm a nicer colour!

LemonDrizzle Wed 04-May-05 20:21:43

I want to try it.

Gobbledigook Wed 04-May-05 20:39:06

I've used it 2 days running now and I'd say I've got a light colour. I'll get addicted to the stuff if it really works!

Flossam Thu 05-May-05 20:06:47

Day one - it smells like fake tan!! You know that kind of wierd biscuity chemical smell? I think I'll have to try and get used to it!

Gobbledigook Thu 05-May-05 21:24:38

Day 3 - def got a 'glow' - I've only done arms, chest, top of back and they are def. browner than my legs!

You wouldn't think I've been on holiday or anything (yet!) but I've got a nice colour def.

Flossam Thu 05-May-05 21:35:26

But GG, do you smell too?

emmamama Fri 06-May-05 11:10:58

Managed to get hold of the last 2 bottles in Sainsburys.

Will give an update in a few days.

BTW, fake tan always looks fake on me, so we shall see.

yoyo Fri 06-May-05 11:38:08

Are you using the light or medium? I am a fake tan virgin so will I definitely not have streaks?

Gobbledigook Fri 06-May-05 11:41:17

No streaks yoyo because it's not that obvious a tan. I've got the normal to dark one but I have 'olive' skin I suppose - I tan very easily and go quite dark.

There is a slight smell if you really sniff hard enough!!!

yoyo Fri 06-May-05 11:43:46

Did you have to do all the exfoliating and preparation too? Of course I do this every day....

Gobbledigook Fri 06-May-05 11:51:49


I've not done any preparation, I just put it on after getting out of the shower. The tan is not that noticeable that you'd get streaks - it's just a very light glow I'd say (but I've only used it 4 days).

cupcakes Fri 06-May-05 12:24:33

Did first application (of the fair to medium) last night and am very pleased with results! Absolutely NO streaking, just a very light tan (the type it takes me a whole summer to build up to!). In fact I think I'm only going to use it once or twice a week because I think much more of a tan would look unnatural on me!
The dry bits on my knees have gone ever so slightly orange though so I think next time I will put on a heavy moisturiser (like Palmers cocoa butter) on them first.
It was very easy to apply and didn't leave any residue on my pyjamas. And I rather liked the smell - I didn't think it smelled at all offputting - just like a regular moisturiser.
It's the first fake tan I've ever used which has left no tide marks or streaks AND gives a realistic colour!
(although I was going for subtle, not a St Tropez look!)

Gobbledigook Fri 06-May-05 12:26:29

Its' good isn't it cupcakes! I've not got any orange bits but I must admit, I use a shower gel with 'scrub' in it.

cupcakes Fri 06-May-05 12:32:47

I do exfoliate a couple of times a week in the shower so I thought my dry patches would have been ok but apparently not!

hermykne Fri 06-May-05 13:00:41

i ve put it on this morn and ihave to sya my skin feels lovely and softand the colour is great, v natural looking and no smell thats worth talking about.

my sis has been putting on every day and has now stopped as she is going a bit OTT with tan look!

like cupcakes says twice a week might be enough

Gobbledigook Fri 06-May-05 14:17:26

Is your sister's tan really good then? I've deffo got brown arms and that's where I'm putting it mostly.

hermykne Fri 06-May-05 17:52:15

yes her arms look realy nice, sunkissed and healthy, legs need a bit more but she is fair skinned.

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