With the sun peeking it’s head from behind the dreary rain clouds of winter it’s time to make sure you’re prepared for the leg-baring-vest-embracing weather that can’t come quick enough. And that means perfecting the art of pre-summer fake tan to make even the savviest of sun worshipers jealous.
According to St Tropez, 41% of UK women now use self-tanning products. We all want that sun-kissed summer glow, but it’s not always easy to achieve the perfect natural tan with products that are predominantly unnatural. With 64% of what we put onto our skin being absorbed into our bloodstreams it’s important to make sure we’re knowledgeable about the products we’re using, which is why Irish company TanOrganic has invented the world’s first eco-certified tanning products, made from 95% certified organic ingredients.I took to the bottle to find out whether more natural means less noticeable.
TanOrganic has a two main tanning products, a self-tan ‘lotion’ for a more immediate darker tan or a self-tanning oil to build up a gradual tan, lighter than the lotion but darker than most gradual self-tans. I chose to use the self-tan lotion as I love to see quick results and wanted to see how it faired against the likes of St. Tropez in a single overnight application.
The first thing I noticed about the product was it’s smell, it has a sweet citrus orange scent much unlike the biscuit smell of other fake tans, it also came in a glass bottle which already gave it a more sophisticated feel. The dark coloured glass is used to preserve the highly active organic ingredient and also means there are no dioxins leaking into the natural formula.