I've tried Jergens and a few other brands of that gradual tan lotion, my skin didn't react well with it, I broke out in a rash and the smell of the chemicals made me sick. In my book, just not worth it. I've given up on being tan.
I don't know, we may just have to embrace our alabaster skin. Some are fortunate to be born with a dark, lovely skin tone, if you are not and are like me, we'll just have to work with what we have.