Yes absolutely! Be careful for burning yourself, but it does work and just sucks up the sun it seems like! You might need to reapply a couple times (I do at least) because I can tell the difference clearly.
This does work great for a light complexion like mine. But if you have light skin like I do, you're probably going to burn easily as well. What I usually do is use the oil with sunscreen in it until I get a tan going, and then switch to the regular.
I love this oil and would definitely recommend it for lighter completions, but I would recommend that you choose an oil with some sunscreen to minimize the risk of burning. I think that comparing it to banana boat it works the same. I can't tell a difference.