Nature's Gate Glow Lotion is a gradual sunless tanner than contains a small amount of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that builds up into a subtle tan with repeated applications. The formula contains mostly natural ingredients and is paraben-free. It's available in two shades: light and medium.
Like all gradual sunless tanners, Nature's Gate Glow Lotion is designed to be applied daily until you reach your optimal color. Gradual tanners are less prone to streaking than other formulas, but users at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com say it's still important to rub the formula in well and evenly to eliminate streaks completely.
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion contains a blend of seven moisturizers -- including glycerin, sweet almond oil, soybean oil, shea butter and others -- that users say leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. It also contains natural fragrances that lend to a pleasant scent. Editors at Allure.com say the formula doesn't smell at all, unlike most sunless tanners.
Although users say Nature's Gate Glow Lotion absorbs quickly, experts say that lotion formulas like this one take up to 30 minutes to dry completely. In order to avoid streaking and blotchy color, it's best to wait before getting dressed after application.
We didn't find a lot of reviews for Nature's Gate Glow Lotion. Editors at Allure.com mention it as one of their favorite formulas but don't rate it or compare it to other sunless tanners. Only a handful a reviewers at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com comment on the formula, though their comments are mostly positive. If you are looking for an all-natural formula, Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunless Tanner (*Est. $11 for 4 oz.) is reviewed more often and is also paraben-free.
Editors at Allure.com like Nature's Gate Glow Lotion because it's all natural and it doesn't smell bad. Editors say it takes two to three days to develop a "nice bronze color."
Review: Daily Beauty Reporter Blog: Our Favorite Self-Tanners to Revive Your Complexion, Sophia Panych, April 12, 2012
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion is only reviewed about 20 times at Amazon.com, but overall ratings are nearly perfect. Users say the lotion smells better than most self tanners and results in an even, natural-looking tan.
Review: Nature's Gate Glow Body Lotion Medium, Contributors to Amazon.com
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion is only reviewed by 11 consumers at Drugstore.com, but each of them gives the formula a perfect 5-star rating. Reviewers say the formula is very moisturizing and has a pleasant scent.
Review: Nature's Gate Glow Lotion, Light Skin Tones, Contributors to Drugstore.com