it's like water. It doesn't have any additives to it. I like it for that reason. You aren't paying for any lotion you get strictly tint.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
I am not familiar with Clarins gel - this is a liquid. It looks almost like iodine but gives you a beautiful, natural color. I use it on my face, chest, back of neck and top of shoulders.
I find if you don't want to wear gloves, the easiest way to remove the brown stain from your fingers/hands (because regular soap and water won't do it) is to use a little Windex (or other similar glass cleaner). "Wash" your hands with that, and rinse and you should see brown washing down the drain. Then do it again just to be sure you get it all. Doing it this way gets it all off. I learned that tip from an airbrush tan salon. Always works. No brown hands for two days, while allowing you not to use gloves, which are sometimes difficult.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
This particular product is the consistency of water. To apply, you have to use a cotton ball or cotton disk and swipe over your face. So compared to other tanners on the market, this is a truly unique product. In that sense I think this product gives the most believable, true to color looking tan. Compared to the Clarins self tan gel, I believe this gives a more olive-based, true tan. I have also used the Clarins Delicious tanner in the tub, however it seemed to look a bit orange when applied to the face. Definitely give this one a shot, you will not be disappointed ! And one tube lasts FOREVER.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Definitely wear gloves!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
In my opinion, yes, it is darker than the cream and the gel. This is strictly a LIQUID, and so it has to be applied with cotton pads. Think of a "stain" like the ones out there for blush and lips. It stains the skin almost immediately, although it does build over the next few hours. I really like the color. My problem with this product is the need for some kind of an applicator, better than just cotton. It immediately stains the tips of my fingers a dark brown (soaking through the cotton instantly. And it takes a day or so to get the stain off. I hope I've answered your question. I happen to buy both the products you mentioned, including this one and the gel/cream.