About the brand.
Skinny Tan has been makes waves throughout the Australian shores and with the formula being perfected, it’s home in the UK ready to grace our skin to be a bronzed goddess. After successfully being on Dragons Den and having two investors in Kelly Hoppen and Piers Linney they’ve been changing the perception of fake tans.
Most tanners have a chemical form of DHA that can be drying and cause damage to the skin - plus it gives that biscuit nasty smell. Skinny Tan is one of the first self-tanners that use a natural tanning active derived from the seeds of the Brassica napus plant. Making it a bio-organic form of DHA, working with amino acids in the skin to create the darkening reaction for a natural looking tan! As it's natural the biscuit smell is reduced significantly and most people cannot detect it at all.
About the products.
Skinny Tan is the first self-tanner that combines natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to tan, contour and reduce the visible appearances of cellulite with the help of Guarana, a caffeine derivative which is popular in firming and cellulite creams. Yeah I got some cottage cheese on the side and underneath of my thighs. Unless I’m sitting down, the ripples are cool. The tan claims to instantly bronze and last for up to 7 days. Smelling like a coconut island breeze while being streak free. Oh and let’s add – cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I was graciously sent a lovely box of Skinny Tan items.
Pre-Tan Primer (125ml £9.99)
This is to help you prep your skin before tanning. Remove any dead or dry skin cells with this crushed walnut shell primer. Use this a few hours before you tan – not immediately before.
Rose Gold 7-Day Tanner (125ml £24.99)
Wash off and developing tan 2 in 1. Apply the tan and enjoy the rose gold shimmer effect on the skin
After Glow Gloss (125ml £9.99)
A moisturising gloss, that is created to give a red-carpet glow without the ‘gimmicky glitter’.
Exfoliating Mitt (£7.99)
Double-sided mitt. The brown side gives gentle exfoliation that’ll remove dead, dull skin cells, while the orange side is a professional level dermabrasion tough enough to remove excess tanning from palms, ankles, knees or elbows – best believe, always needed!!!
Tan Application Mitt (£4.99)
Double-sided soft tanning mitt – best quality in the UK – Helps smoother tanning application and to protect hands from tanning.
I get so apprehensive with trying out a tanner because it's that familiar tanning smell of biscuits that nobody wants to smell. Just alerts people - tanning & all the negative stuff that comes along with it such as streaks and orange skin. But here we go - I got in the shower to use the Pre-Tan Primer with the Exfoliating Mitt and was so surprised at the mitt, it reminded me of my salux cloth mixed with my korean italy mitt - f-ing dope. If you're not interested in tanning but want a mitt that's going to get rid of that old skin, I'd suggest this. The pre-tan primer has a thick cream consistency with Walnut Shell Powder that you can see within the primer and it works very well with the mitt, my skin was red but not irritated and the smell - let's focus on this for a moment; forget that it's labelled as a pre-tan primer, this exfoliator and it's smell has to be one of the best I've smelt in a minute. Had me feeling like I should of had palm leaves fanning me. It's got a sweet but almost vanilla scent.
One thing I have noticed about most tans I have used it, even when wearing a mitt, the product seeps through as it turns to more of a liquid. While this is more of a cream formula and I had no issue with any product seeping through the mitt to stain my palms - winner.
The brand don't make claims they don't live up to. I found that pretty reassuring with the statement regarding the smell, I noted I had a slight smell of it but after two showers after the wash off application shower. The smell is gone completely but it wasn't strong to begin with but it didn't linger like others can do. My skin isn't dried out or irritated, the exfoliating mitt will be amazing to keep the tan fading naturally.
I'd definitely recommend this range - get yourself a Skinny Tan kit of your own and you shouldn't be disappointed in the slightest. The exfoliating mitt, tanner and after glow gloss are stand out products - heck throw the mitt in there too!!!🔥
Purchase: Skinny Tan Limited Edition Rose Gold
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