Monday, 16 February 2015

Tan Organic*

Being a bit of a self tanning buff I've probably tried almost every tan out there on the market. The expensive ones along with the budget friendly options have been ticked off of my list one by one, and although I would say I've possibly found my holy grail in Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan I''m still completely open to trying other options. 

I was recently sent the Tan Erase Exfoliator* and the Self Tanning Oil* by Tan Organic to try out and was very intrigued to hear about the worlds first and only self tanning oil! The first of the two products is basically a mitt which you can use wet or dry to exfoliate skin and prepare it for tanning. It can also be used to scrub off excess tan, but I normally just let my tan fade anyways so I've been using mine in the shower with my Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub. It is possible to use this without product however I prefer to use a scrub alongside to make my skin as silky soft as possible. This didn't exactly blow me away but it is very convenient and easy to use and I like the fact you can also use it dry. 

So onto the more exciting of the two products the Self Tanning Oil*. When I got this I genuinely thought 'how am I going to try a tanning oil when I live in Scotland and its freezing'. I actually thought they had sent me a sunbathing product. As this is an oil I didn't have to moisturize my skin before applying and found that the tiniest amount went such a long way. I would say that it can be tricky to apply as it isn't tinted so you won't be able to see any places you have missed, however, I went over my body again after 10 minutes just to be on the safe side. 

I will warn you this is sticky and takes a while to sink in as it is an oil after all, but it is also incredibly moisturizing and made my skin soft as ever. I left it on for around 4 hours before showering. I did notice the familiar bistcuity smell starting to creep up my nostrils around the three hour mark, but once you have a shower this is long forgotten, and I have to say I was really impressed with the colour it gave me in just a few hours. Unlike other tans this really does look natural rather than orange and this is amazing as a self tanner for the face. 

A few days later I noticed that my tan was starting to fade but instead of the usual awkward streaks and patches this actually fades very evenly and the only place it really showed up any sign of fakery was my feet where it did look a little too dark, but I rarely have my feet visible anyway. Overall, this was a really good product and I'd definitely recommend it. It's probably a little more work that what I'm used to with a tan and for this reason I'll probably mainly use this as a facial self tan, but if you are the kind of person who likes a nice natural glow then I'd recommend you check this out! 

What are your favourite tanning products? Would you use a self tanning oil? 

*This post contains PR samples


  1. Oh, this looks really nice ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

    1. It's really good for a natural and streak free colour :) x

  2. The tanning oil sounds really good colour and wear wise, but I normally tan in a rush so the one hour formulas are so much more convenient for me!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

    1. That's true! This is usually the one I'll use on a Sunday night so I have a bit of colour throughout the week :)x

  3. sounds great for a nice natural glow and its great it doesn't go streaky too :)

    Melissa ||

    1. Yeah definitely a lovely natural tanner :)


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