That is all I really use. And only use Protan when I don;t have access to Mystic Tan. I have tried over the counter everything and they are almost all a waste of time. The Chrisanne lotion works pretty well in a pinch too, but as for the ease of application and the overall eveness, Mystic Tan is the way to go. I don't have any problems with my elbows, but I think that is because I exfoliate them anyway, they never get rough and dry to begin with.