I was surprised how well I liked the Tan Towel the first time I used one. It gave me a natural looking tan without the harmful damage caused by the sun. I have a condition that prevents me from enjoying the sun like I did once upon a time. Using the tan towel gave me the color I so desperately needed. It went on very easy. I love the fact it didn't make me orange like so many tend to do. In fact, the TanTowel plus actually made me orange. I'm not sure what's different in orginal vs the plus?