See All Sunless Tanners

Nature's Gate Glow Lotion

Est. $14 for 16 oz.
June 2013
by ConsumerSearch
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion

  • Natural color
  • No offensive sunless-tanner scent
  • Moisturizes as it tans
  • Can look streaky if using the wrong shade
  • Takes up to 30 minutes to dry

Bottom line

Consumers looking for a daily lotion that will give them a light tan can use Nature's Gate Glow Lotion for even color that won't look orange. Reviewers give Nature's Gate two thumbs up for its tolerable scent. It can take time to dry, but will leave skin feeling healthy. Make sure to get the right shade, because otherwise, the lotion may cause streaking.


Natural-looking tan -- when using the right shade. Nature's Gate Glow Lotion provides an even, bronzed tan that editors at Allure magazine say never turns orange. Some reviewers at and claim it causes streakiness, but most of those reviewers also say they might be using a tint that is too dark for their skin. Several reviewers with dry skin say they use it as their everyday lotion because it moisturizes so well.

Ease of use

Goes on like a normal lotion. Like many gradual tanners, Nature's Gate Glow Lotion feels like a basic skin moisturizer, making it easy for users to apply evenly and thoroughly. Although reviewers say Nature's Gate Glow Lotion absorbs quickly, experts note 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.

Feel and smell

Natural and pleasant odor. Nature's Gate Glow Lotion touts its natural and organic ingredients, and the lotion contains shea butter, vitamin E and natural fragrances. The smell is pleasant to most reviewers, with editors at Allure saying it has a "warm, nutty smell." A few reviewers at and say the scent is overpowering, but almost all agree that it does not smell like the traditional sunless tanner. Reviewers also love that this sunless tanner also moisturizes.

Where To Buy
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion, medium skin tones, 16 Ounce Bottle

 (227 reviews)
Buy new: $12.99 $12.92   36 New from $8.64

In Stock. Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping

Featured StoresStore RatingNotesTotal Price
eBayeBay rated 3.83 (1281 reviews)1,281 store reviewsIn Stock. Buy it new & now! with eBay Buyer Protection$14.52 rated 4.50 (2885 reviews)2,885 store reviewsIn Stock. $8.39
eBayeBay rated 3.83 (1281 reviews)1,281 store reviewsIn Stock. Buy it new & now! with eBay Buyer Protection$18.95

Our Sources

1. Allure

Nature's Gate Glow Lotion works well for both the face and the body and gradually builds up a natural looking tan, reviewer Sophia Panych says. In addition, there are no harsh smells.

Review: Our Favorite Self-Tanners to Revive Your Complexion, Sophia Panych, April 12, 2012

2. Allure

Editors recommend Nature's Gate Glow Lotion because it produces a natural tan over a few days while also moisturizing the skin. Instead of the off-putting smell typical of self-tanners, this product has a "warm, nutty scent," Donahue says, and doesn't turn skin orange.

Review: Nature's Gate Glow Lotion, Kayleigh Donahue, Not dated

3. Cosmopolitan

Nature's Gate Glow Lotion was titled "A Hint of Tint" because it creates a subtle, gradual tan. Because the lotion is derived from sugar cane, it was recommended for those that want to avoid the less natural chemicals of other self-tanners.

Review: 8 Tanners to Try Now, Carly Cardellino, Not dated


About 15 reviewers gave Nature's Gate Glow Lotion an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying it imparts natural-looking color to even the fairest skin tones. One or two reviewers weren't happy with the smell, but most loved the fragrance, including some who admitted to being fragrance-sensitive. The moisturizing formula was an added bonus to those who had traditionally dry skin.

Review: Nature's Gate Glow Lotion, Light Skin Tones, Contributors to, As of June 2013


Nature's Gate Glow Lotion gets 4.4 out of 5 stars from more than 70 reviewers on Amazon because it delivers the hydrating moisture of traditional lotions while also slowly building a natural looking tan. Many reviewers were pleased that the product doesn't include as many harsh chemicals as some competitors and were generally happy with the smell.

Review: Nature's Gate Glow Body Lotion Medium, Contributors to, As of June 2013

Sunless Tanners Runners Up:

Nature's Gate Glow Lotion Est. $14 for 16 oz.

2 picks including:,…

Tarte Brazilliance Est. $37 for 5.5 ounces

2 picks including: Elle,…

Jergens Daily Moisturizer, Natural Glow & Protect, Medium to Tan , Spf 20, 6 Ounces (Pack of 2)
Buy from
New: $4.49
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
Clarins by Clarins: SELF TANNING INSTANT GEL--/4.2OZ
Buy from
New: $33.25 $30.48   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
Nature's Gate Glow Lotion, medium skin tones, 16 Ounce Bottle
Buy from
New: $12.99 $8.64   
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  
Tarte Brazilliance Skin Rejuvenating Maracuja Face and Body Self Tanner - 6 oz
Buy from
New: $49.70
In Stock.
Average Customer Review:  

Back to top