A while back I reviewed Skinny Tan’s 7-Day tanner and really liked it so I didn’t hesitate on the chance to review their new mousse. Generally, mousses glide on nice and easy and, due to their liquid nature, tend to give you a better colour pay off than a cream-based self-tan.
Having given Skinny Tan mousse (R449,95, Dis-Chem, Wellness Warehouse and selected Clicks stores) a good test drive I’m pleased to report that its great stuff in terms of colour pay off as well as fade. It’s also a cruelty-free product, uses two green-based certified natural tanning ingredients and is fragranced with antioxidant organic coconut. More plusses? It contains lots of aloe vera to hydrate plus a dash of caffeine sourced from guarana berries. (This is where the ‘skinny’ bit comes in as caffeine is often touted as a cellulite buster.)
Along with the mousse, I was given a Skinny Tan mitt to apply it with and it made application a breeze. I can’t stress enough how much better it is to apply your self-tan with a mitt, be it a cream, mousse or gel. It makes it super easy to glide around your body, buff out any bits where you want a lighter result (ankles, knees and elbows, I’m looking at you!) and prevent the palms of your hands from getting stained. If you use self-tan regularly but don’t own a mitt, girl, you need to make a plan!
Anyway, as the mousse has a colour guide to it, it’s easy to see where your colour’s going, but bear in mind that if you don’t work fast the guide can make a tide mark. Fortunately, this is the guide itself that can stick around if you don’t work swiftly and not the actually product itself. So, if you’re done and noticing any unevenness, don’t stress. This’ll wash off when you hit the shower, I promise.
I used the mousse in the evening and was feeling brave so I decided to apply it to my face too. Again, I used the mitt, folding it up to create a smaller surface area with a ‘point’ that could get into the corners of my eyes. While it’s got a soft, pretty scent, it wasn’t over powering or sickly in the least. Also, as the colour develops, it doesn’t have a weird biscuit-y smell in the least. Can we get a yay?!
The next morning when I got out of the shower I was thrilled to discover that my tan was wondrously even and very natural looking. There were literally no areas I had to ‘fix’ using an exfoliator! I also liked that it lasted a good five days before I felt the need to reapply and faded in a way that was natural, with one good soak in the tub and a quick rub using a towel – not even an exfoliator – took off the very last of it.
In short, this is a two thumbs up product you’ll want to try so pick it in store OR, if you’re feeling lucky, enter my Skinny Tan giveaway! I’ve got five hampers worth R500 to give away and entering is easy.
To stand a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me which berries Skinny Tan uses to draw its caffiene. Another way to enter? Hit me up on twitter with ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win a @SkinnyTanSA hamper’ and be sure to include the link to this post.
This competition closes at 5pm on 16 September 2016 and is only open to South African residents. A random number generator is going to decide your fate and the winner will be announced shortly after the competition closes.
Good luck girls!
This competition is now closed. A big congrats to Biance Aucamp, Carlyn le Maitre, Cornell Botha, Charmaine du Preez and Cheryl Johnstone on each winning a Skinny Tan hamper worth R500.