Monday, November 23, 2015

Invisible Tan Review

Aloha from the warm sands of... Birmingham. This week I have been testing out the Invisible Tan by Eco by Sonya, which was sent to me by the lovely team at Organically Epic. After the success of the Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Invisible Tan!

Ecotan invisible tan

Eco by Sonya is an Australian company which specialises in vegan tanning. I have written about the company in a previous post all about the Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub. You can also read more about the company on Organically Epics website here.

The product describes itself as a self tanning crème which delivers a rich honey tan in one application. And yes, it did deliver just this! It is aimed for those with medium/olive skin tones, which suited my faded tanned skin. 

To prep the skin, I used my trusty salt scrub in the shower. This left my skin feeling really smooth and ready to go. I then popped a generous amount onto a tanning mitt and distributed it evenly over my body. I really didn't have to try to hard to get the product to sink into my skin, it just rubbed in perfectly by itself. It had a really similar formula to moisturiser.

Ecotan invisible tan

I was then instructed to leave it on for 8 hours and washing off. I popped the product on before bed and woke up the next morning and just had a quick shower. I could feel it a little bit on my skin but it definitely wasn't uncomfortable. It just felt as though I had moisturiser on. Honestly, I was so knackered I fell asleep straight away!

I purposely hadn't changed my sheets as I anticipated there might have been a stain or two, but I have had a good inspection and there is nothing to be seen! It has left the tiniest slight scent of the tan though.

Now, let's be honest, it wouldn't be a fake tan if it didn't have a particular smell. I found that the cream does have a relatively strong smell but it isn't unpleasant. It's really difficult to describe the smell, but I would go with lemongrass fake tan. This smell left as soon as I washed it off the next day.

As for the tan itself, I have found it to be a lovely layer onto my tan. It genuinely looks as though I have just had a couple of extra days in the sun. It is not at all obvious that it's fake. As it is an invisible tan, it is intended to just give you that extra little bit of tan rather than change your entire skin colour. I have been advised to use two layers though to get a deeper tan, something I will definitely have to try in the future. When I do, I will make sure to post a picture on Instagram, so make sure to follow me on @g_beauty_blog!

Ecotan invisible tan
I am excited to see how this pans out over the next couple of days. At the moment my skin feels really soft, moisturised and brown! I'm so happy to have found a tanning product that really suits me and my skin. I was worried that I might end up looking a little orange, but this has not happened at all. It has just deepened the tan that was already there! Happy days.

Fast forward a week and the tan faded really gradually by itself. I hardly noticed it leaving which is a huge bonus! My skin never felt dry and I couldn't smell the fake tan on me after I had that first shower the day after I left it on all night. 

The product is said to provide five full body applications and I am sure it will provide that, if not more! I only used it on my arms this time, I wasn't getting my legs out so it seemed like it would be a waste of product!

All in all, I have been really impressed with this product. It left me looking sun-kissed, moisturised and glowing. I had absolutely no trouble in its application or with it fading away. I would definitely recommend this to any of you fake tan enthusiasts out there! 

Make sure to use your 10% discount with the code: gbeauty10 

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know what your thoughts are. 

Love, Gweni xxx

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