I have really pale skin that doesn't tan well, so I'm always looking out for products that promise to give me a tan without having to go in the sun. I've tried many different types of sunless tanners, and recently I gave Dove Energy Glow a try. First, the scent is too bad, unlike many tanners. As the lotion is drying, you can get a subtle tanner smell, but it is not overpowering. This lotion works by gradually tanning your skin over several days. The first two days I used it, I did not notice any darkening, but by the third day I noticed some gradual darkening. After using it five days in a row, I was a nice light golden color. The lotion did make my skin feel slightly greasy, but it did provide a good level of moisture throughout the day. Before using this lotion, make sure you exfoliate your skin really well, otherwise you may end up with dark patches where there is built up dead skin. I experienced a bit of dark color around my knees, but after I exfoliated this was mostly taken care of. Overall, I would recommend the Dove Energy Glow to someone who is really pale and cannot tan, but of course a real tan looks better!