Hand Chemistry Glow Oil, this is DHA free, you may know that DHA is a sunless tanning agent that is safer for the skin but this Glow Oil is different and contains none of that instead it's developed it's own a raspberry-based keto-sugar, it develops a gradual golden glow to the skin that's meant to be more healthy looking than a deep bronzed tan from Hawaii. This is a dry oil, with invisible golden prisms within the formula that needs shaking up. This is to be used up to twice daily and then cut back to once daily to maintain the look or desire appearance. It can be mixed with moisturiser if you don't like the feel of a dry oil but I found that give it at least 5 minutes and it starts to absorb well into the skin. I find it smells similar to it's Retin-Oil, a nice watermelon smell which makes it better although the next day I started to smell that faint biscuit smell, which I was disappointed with, I don't know if I applied too much of the oil or this is what happens. On day 2 the smell had disappeared as I didn't top it up the night before. I notice very subtle change to my skin, I apply this to my arms, legs and chest. I don't see any shimmer after application or in the sun but I used it on my nan who's about 3-4 shades darker than me and she was left with a golden glow to her arms that gradually faded. As the days go by, there's a nice colour appearing and it's fuss free, non-drying and no mess! On the 2nd day maybe it was the combination of the sun and the product but people were giving me compliments on how good my skin was glowing.
Image below was on the first day applying the dry oil on my inner arm.
Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster, another DHA free product with Keto-Sugar, Reactive Glutathione, Melanin Peptides and Radiance Peptides...This is another gradual tanner for the face please be aware of that, it's not a wash off product, this'll build up a glow for the face in 2 - 3 days so if you do use this please remember to take it down onto your neck so you're not left with any sudden lines on your jawline. It helps lackluster, uneven tone and dull skin all in one. Since I've been using it, there is no jaundice look which I worry about. It has an ingredient I've never heard of before but as soon as I see the word Melanin - I'm down. Melanin Hexapeptides is the first ever peptide technology to target melanocyte function (to produce and distribute melanin ), that'll encourage a glowing, natural radiant colour. I don't know how I'm going to do without either of these products now...
Sukin Sunless Bronzing Gel is a vegan product, this can be applied daily to clean skin for a gradual glow. I like that this product hasn't got a bad smell which is what puts me off with products included within the ingredients are Australian lemon myrtle and lime oils which helps the scent within this bronzing gel. The active bronzing ingredient is dihydroxyacetone (Stainers) more commonly know as DHA, this is the most commonly used ingredient because you don't need the sun to activate it. DHA, is a colourless 3-carbon sugar, when applied to the skin it causes a chemical reaction with the amino acids in the surface cells of the skin, thus producing a darkening effect. Within this product you'll find NO parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils & EDTA. Making it a brilliant choice for people to get the benefit without harming the body inside and out, it's good for all skin types and for face and body.
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner, is another Sulphate and Paraben Free product and also alcohol free. Alcohol free toners are what we all should use, takes me back to American Psycho when Patrick Bateman says to never use one with alcohol because it dries out and ages the skin or to quote "with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older." I like to use this to spray throughout the day also because it's very light mist, smells fresh and uplifting and I put that down to the Rosewater & German Chamomile. Chamomile is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, making it good for those who suffering from redness or irritated skin. Chamomile does a good job of keeping our natural oils from over or under producing making the skin balanced. Because it has emollient properties it helps the skin to maintain moisture while working perfectly with natural oil production of the skin to perform at high levels.
What would you pick? Are you fussed about DHA in your sunless tanning products?