By now you all know I love a good tan; being originally from a place where being tanned is pretty much your natural skin colour to living in London, where I never been so pale is not easy on the eye, so I was glad BeautyLab London sent me some help in the shape of their Skin Tanning Lotion.
When you pump it, the dark supple foam comes out. Application is great, the foam glides on the skin, the fact it is dark makes it easy to see where you applied and it fries very quickly. Immediately, you can see a darker tone, but this will develop over eight hours leaving you with a great glow.
It works the same way as the Express Liquid Tan I reviewed before, but I think I prefer the foam type!
The lovely colour last for about five days too, it is pretty much smell free and doesn’t transfer!
I am really in love with the He-Shi products – although I am admittedly laying off them for the moment as I have a great natural tan, fruits of my France holiday. But I will be hanging on to it, topping it up with He-Shi!
This post contains PR samples. This review, however, is based on my own true experience with the products and reflects my honest opinion on them.
Sunbathing. I was very close to forgetting what it feels like to look at my body and have that golden glow. I welcomed that tan-mail and thanks to He-Shi, I didn’t forget. In fact, I developed a noticeable yet natural tan really easily.
The first thing that surprised my was the liquid consistency on the He-Shi Express Liquid Tan (I know, the clue is in the name!). It is like caramel water.
Their tanning mitt is a great tool to the perfect tan. Using that, I was able to quickly apply the solution on my whole body, without worrying about orange palms. The fact the liquid is dark serves as a guide so you won’t apply twice on the same place, and help you make sure it is well spread and avoid streaks.
Application was very easy, the liquid glides on the skin, a small amount goes a long way and it can be layered to build up colour. Packaging is very simple, the bottle easy to use during the tanning process.
Now, I noticed a change in colour immediately, as the liquid is dark, but it really developed overnight into a golden tone which lasted a good 5 days – I didn’t apply too much, spreading it really well. It smells a tiny bit (only if you stick your nose on your skin and smell it, but I didn’t catch a single whiff of the biscuity smell during the day/night).
What I also like is that, besides it being a great product, this is not tested on animals, contains moisturising agent, is Ecocert certificated (it means it is organic and natural – 100% natural DHA) and paraben and alcohol free! Nice, eh?
Thumbs up and definitely recommended.
So London, you might give me grey skies, but you shall not take away my tan!