Ever since trying out Skinny Tan for the first time earlier this year, it has become one of my go-to brands when it comes to fake tanning. The fact that the products give the most natural looking tan without the classic tell-tale biscuit scent is a massive plus, but that’s not all…
Skinny Tan is a vegan, cruelty-free tanning brand that contains natural tanning actives with skin smoothing ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s basically a confidence boost in a bottle!
I was recently sent a few goodies from Skinny Tan and couldn’t wait to try them out! All the products which I have used from the brand have the same, amazing tropical coconut scent which I absolutely love, especially as it’s summer!
The way you prep your skin before applying fake tan makes a big difference to the way your tan will develop, and it’s always a good idea to get rid of any dead skin cells first. The Skinny Tan Pre Tan Primer is a great exfoliator that has been developed specifically to prepare your skin for a fake tan. The product contains crushed walnut shells which buff away any dry skin cells and I found that this also leaves the skin feeling super soft once it has been rinsed off.
Skinny Tan recently launched their Express Tanning Mousse, which lasts up to 14 days and is an absolute life saver if you forgot to tan the night before an event or for anyone who simply doesn’t have the time to let their tan develop overnight! Just like all the other products from Skinny Tan, this one smells absolutely gorgeous and is a pleasure to apply using the Tan Application Mitt (which feels so much softer and more luxurious than any other tan applicator I have tried!). The tanning mousse can be left on the skin for 1 hour for a medium tan, or up to 3 hours for a deep, dark tan. I tried this by leaving it on for 1 hour and found that this left with my ‘perfect’ shade of tan – a natural-looking ‘just been on holiday’ tan without even a hint of orange!
I’m always a bit apprehensive about using long-lasting tanning products, because if the colour isn’t right or it develops into a bit of a streaky mess then it’s kind of hard to hide it! However, I found that the Express Tanning Mousse was foolproof, and even a tanning newbie like me got it right the first time! If for some reason you do end up getting it wrong, Skinny Tan have also got an Exfoliating Mitt, which has a ‘prep’ side on one side to prepare your skin prior to fake tanning, as well as a ‘correct’ side which you can use to remove any excess tanning from your skin.
Have you tried Skinny Tan?
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