I used this moisturizer after I exfoliated in a bath. I made sure to get all bumps and rough edges out, scrubbing vigorously on my feet, ankles, elbows, and knees. I have used other over-the-counter moisturizers that give off a tanned color after a few uses. This one smells the best by far, but still doesn't have the most pleasing scent. Most of the cheaper color-enhancing moisturizers have an unfavorable smell, and some of the smell seems to linger all day. I love lotions that smell good and leave a moist feeling afterwards. I didn't expect it to smell like a perfume so I wasn't disappointed with that.
I put it on in the morning and waited an hour before dressing to make sure it soaked in and did not get on my clothes. It worked. The next morning I woke up with a nice radiant glow. I liked the subtle color and it did not streak or leave uneven spots. I was pleased with the glow, color, consistency, and overall results. The only downside is that it did not moisturize as much as I had wished, but for the price, I guess you cannot get it all.
In comparison to all of the leading over-the-counter color enhancing moisturizers, this is the best for the price, color, smell, and skin tone brightening results.