With summer in the midst, we all want to achieve that perfect summer glow. Although, with the science behind harmful UV rays, it’s definitely best to avoid baking in the sun. The solution? Self tanner!
I set out to find the perfect self tanner for summer and I think I may have found it. Loving Tan, an Australian self-tanning company offers a wide range of tanning products and accessories to help you achieve your ideal tan at home. The best part, they ship worldwide. Not sure what to pick out? Well I’ve tested it all and I can’t wait to share!
Loving Tan Self Tanner
Deluxe Bronzing Mousse
I tried out the bronzing mousse in the shade Dark. When applying, the mousse it was easy to blend as all of the products I used had a colour guide to help me see any places I may have missed or needed to buff out a little more. The smell was a faint sweet tropical scent, but nothing too strong or that smelled like that horrible self-tanning DHA smell.
I used the Easy to Reach Back Applicator, which is definitely a useful concept for if you’re applying your tan to your back when you’re alone. Personally I prefer to have someone help me apply to my back to ensure the most even coverage but it was definitely a useful alternative.
The tan was recommended to be on for 6-8 hours, so I decided to sleep wearing my tan. Surprisingly, none of the tan transferred onto my light sheets overnight and by the morning I was ready to rinse off my tan.
The colour guide did rinse off, but still left a dark tan underneath that didn’t end up transferring onto any of my clothing.
2-Hour Express Self-Tanning Mousse
I used the shade dark for this product and it was probably my favourite one I tried. The product blended and smelled the same as the Deluxe Bronzing Mousse but you only need to leave the self tanner on for 2 hours instead of 8. I found this perfect if you’re tanning the day of an event but still have things to do during your day. Even though you only had the tan on for 2 hours, it continues to develop after rinsing for the rest of the 6 hours.
Bronze Shimmer Luminous Cream
To be honest I was a little nervous to try out this product, in fear of having chunk glitters spread all over my body. I decided to apply the cream to my décolletage on top of my already tanned body and was pleasantly surprised! Instead of giving me chunk glitters, I found a luminous glow and a slightly darker complexion. This product was easy to blend and washed off with soap and water at the end of the night.
My tan for both of the mousses began fading at around the 5-day mark and needed to be removed by the 7th day of the week. I pulled out the Tan Removing and Polishing Mitt and used it in the shower to remove my tan and exfoliate. This accessory was so quick and effective that I fell in love with it. I can’t imagine removing my tan with anything else now. The mitt has two different sides for different levels of exfoliation and you can see it removing your tan instantly. I will keep using this product before and after my tan on a weekly basis.
I am definitely loving my Loving Tan and will continue to use it for my weekly tanning ritual!