A Review: SOL by Jergens Sunless Tanning Water Mousse.

Yes, I’m still over here trying to get a tan this summer. Right after I graduated college, I used to spend every single weekend at the pool. Sometimes I would invite friends over, but mostly, I would just lay at the pool and read.

I would lay out there from the time I woke up until it was time to eat dinner, and I would even pack a cooler! After a few years, I moved to an apartment complex with no pool — what was I thinking?

So, when I moved to Austin, I knew I wanted to live in a complex that had a nice pool. But… I didn’t imagine just how HOT it would be here… and even I cannot take a 105 degree day by the pool, so last summer, I rarely went.

And this summer, well, COVID is hanging out at the pool, probably getting a really nice tan, so I’m limited to my patio. I’m really jealous of anyone who has a private pool at their house right now.

But, this is why I’ve decided it’s the summer of trying out all the sunless tanning products! Earlier, I reviewed the SOL by Jergens wipe, and then I bought the water mouse. So, here’s the scoop on it:

New SOL by Jergens® Self-Tanning Water Mousse works with your unique skin tone to deliver flawless, sun-inspired color in just hours. Made with a tanning active derived from natural sugars and infused with coconut water, this light, airy, foam is dye-free, streak-free and worry-free

Available in two shades: medium and deep; Light, airy, translucent foam; Tanning active derived from natural sugars; Formula, infused with coconut water, leaves skin visibly moisturized; Dye-free, streak-free, hassle-free color; No color transfer, so no mess and no stress; Fresh tropical scent of passion fruit essence; Color develops within 4 hours, peaks at 24 hours, and lasts for days; Re-apply water mousse for deeper color. 

So, I like this stuff and I feel like this is a bold statement because I’ve had some issues with tanning mousse. It can be really hard to work with and it’s easy to make a mistake with it.

But, as the description mentioned, it’s a little bit of a different texture than other tanning foams I’ve tried. It’s very light and has a nice scent. It also feels moisturizing when I put it on, which helps me see where I put it (since it is clear).

I will say… I got the medium color because I have 0 tan (if I look tan at all it’s because I used sunless tanner). But I feel like I should have gotten the deeper color. I don’t know if that’s just me being really desperate for a dark tan or if the medium shade needs to be a tad darker.

As far as pricing goes, a bottle of the mousse is about the same as a box of the towelettes (which is a 6-pack), so you’re getting more for your buck with the mousse, but the wipes are more travel-friendly — not that anyone is looking for that right now.

When I bought the mousse, I also bought the tanning mitt, and it’s nothing special. If you have a mitt from other foams, just use that. I had one, but they are all so cheaply made and the one I had ripped, so I went ahead and got the Jergens one, hoping it would be better quality.

So far, this is the best foam, or mousse, that I’ve tried. I still think wipes are the way to go, but this is good if you’re into foams. Plus, you can really layer the color on.

This weekend, I’m planning on soaking up the last few days of Hallmark channel’s Christmas in July celebration, which means holiday movies 24/7. I made a printable BINGO card that’s in my Etsy shop and I’ve loved playing along for the last few weeks.

If you join The Bitter Lemon’s Patreon, you get the BINGO cards for free (and you save $2).

I hope you all have a great weekend, whatever you end up doing!

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