A moisturizer and sunless tanner combined
Well with the latest craze in sunless tanners, it seems like just about everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. You can get sunless tanners in sprays, airbrushes, towellettes, gels, creams, and now in moisturizers. And given that moisturizing is always a great idea when you are using sunless tanners, it comes as no surprise that Oil of Olay would come out with a two-in-one product.
It is called Oil of Olay Touch of Sun Body Lotion – Normal in the US (in the UK it is called Olay Everyday Sunshine Body Moisturizer), and it comes with an SPF of 15. The purpose of the product is to work primarily as a moisturizer, with a hint of sunless tanner so that you also get the benefit of a “subtle sun-kissed glow” in conjunction with your moisturizer.
The product is designed for light to medium skin tones, and claims that it “will subtly enhance your skin’s tone and color as you deeply moisturize…it is a non-greasy body lotion providing a burst of moisture lasting 24 hours, and will provide additional color without streaks or orange coloring… to bring out your natural radiance.”
This Oil of Olay Touch of Sun Body Lotion is used like any other moisturizer. It comes in a bottle with a flip-top cap, and you can either pour the lotion into your hand or onto the desired body part. Blend in until it is fully absorbed, and you are finished. This is primarily a moisturizer, so it will absorb very easily if you put a normal amount on. You do not have to wait for it to dry, as it will absorb directly into your skin.
I found the Touch of Sun Body Lotion to have a light scent that goes away as soon as it is applied, and that Oil of Olay were quite right to say it is very light to apply, and non-greasy. In fact I found it to be an excellent moisturizer, and would recommend it as such.
As a sunless tanner I was less impressed. The Touch of Sun Body Lotion claims to work over a course of a few days, but even after this time I did not find a significant change in my skin tone, which left me a little disappointed. However my skin tone is definitely more on the medium side, rather than the “light to medium” on the packaging, so this may be the cause. And I would not say I saw NO result, but rather just a very light effect, after about a week of use.
I also use Oil of Olay’s facial moisturizer containing sunless tanner, the Touch of Sun Daily UV Facial Moisturizer, and had such great results that I was hoping for the same effect on the rest of my body with this product. I did not, but would still recommend the Olay Touch of Sun Body Lotion/Olay Everyday Sunshine Body Moisturizer to those who want a very good moisturizer with just a limited tanning effect.