Reviewed by Tanya Moyes
Brilliant DIY tan!
I tried Tan Organic on my legs first, just in case it came out streaky – at least I could hide my legs away from the world! It turns out I DID NOT need to worry at all as the tan was perfect, completely streak free and even. I applied the tan 6 days ago and it is still noticeable, so no complaints here.
Right from the start my opinion of the product was positive as the packaging it comes in looks great. It is a tall slimline glass bottle with a gold lid which looks like a tan used in a salon rather than a home self-tan. It comes in a liquid formula which I had not seen before but it was very easy to apply. The colour immediately showed up brown on my skin so I could see that I was applying it evenly, covering all the white patches. The tan then dried really quickly, so I was able to get dressed soon after application and it didn’t transfer on to my clothes. The bottle recommends that you leave it on for 6-8 hours before washing off, I left it on for approximately 7 hours and then rinsed without any soap. I loved the colour of the tan when it was first applied but once washed off, the colour was much lighter. However, this has not put me off as it’s all down to personal preference; I prefer a darker shade whereas someone else may prefer lighter, so it works well because all I would do is re-apply the following day to build up the colour if I wanted.
I applied the tan to the top half of my body yesterday and today I have a lovely bronze glow. As you need to leave the tan on for quite a few hours to develop I found the best way to do this was to apply in the evening and then wash off in the morning. It means leaving it on longer than the recommended time but I didn’t find that a problem. Also, it does have the usual ‘fake tan’ smell to it so I would prefer not to have it on during the day.
Finally, I of course have to mention the fact that it is organic and contains no synthetic ingredients, parabens, colours or fragrances so we can be assured that what we are applying to our skin is 100% natural.
Overall, I think this is a fabulous product and I will definitely be recommending it to my friends.
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