So you girls probably now know that I’m as pale as casper and I love it. BUT, that doesn’t stop me wanting to look naturally bronzed and golden every now and again. I have steered clear of all tanning products since my last tan review (which you can read here), which bought me up in terrible eczema after. However I decided to take the leap and try out a few fake tan products from the Beau Bronz range.
One of the main reasons I decided to try this range was because of their great company values and the fact that the gradual tans are free from parabens, harsh chemicals and alcohol, and each solution is 95% natural – which sounds perfect for sensitive skin like mine!
I’ve been using a starter pack which includes a hydrating spray exfoliator, and three tanning solutions; 1 for everyday use (also can be used as an after sun), 4 Medium for a natural glow and 8 for a golden bronzed look. I’ll show you through each step and then reveal the results!
Use the ‘Exfoliese’ on bare skin! The spray is made from natural fruit acids and aloe vera and hydrates the skin as well as removing dead particles leaving you ready for tanning. I was nervous about this making my skin irritated and itchy but it was fine – much less hassle than a normal messy body scrub (TBS Raspberry Scrub, I’m looking at you!). I sprayed this on my legs and arms and removed it with a towel in circular motions to help scrub. This smells really nice, natural and fruity.
I applied the number 4 ‘Advanced Medium’ gradual tan all over my legs with a little mitt. Again, it smells really nice, not at all like that weird mushroom smell you get with other fake tans. On the beaubronz website it says this is perfect for English Rose complexions, which is great for me. One little niggle I had about this was that once you’ve rubbed it in, you can’t see where you’ve already put it, which is difficult for someone forgetful and clumsy like me, but I thankfully managed to apply it evenly.
I then applied number 1 all over my arms and on my ankles and wrists. I was told that you can fade #4 out into #1 to give a more natural tanned appearance. Again, I couldn’t tell where I was putting it, but it didn’t take long to cover the whole surface area. You can also apply #1 daily to keep your tan topped up.
So, after those three simple steps, all I had to do was wait for my tan to appear. Here are the before and after pictures!
^ The palest part of my arm compared to my new tanned legs!
WHAT I THINK
I LOVE the results!! I was expecting to go a nice shade of tangerine but instead I feel like my legs looked naturally glowing. It doesn’t look orange in the slightest in real life and I’m very happy that I now know that I can use a product to make me look naturally tanned. The smell doesn’t linger on the skin much after application and didn’t transfer onto my white sheets which was good. And I’m most happy to say that my skin didn’t react at all to this tan - It didn’t irritate my eczema at all which I’m over the moon about.
So if any one has sensitive, irritable skin then give this a try, I’d definitely recommend it. When I run out of my travel sizes I’ll def be purchasing a big #4 to see me through this summer! If you wanted a darker tan – then I’d recommend #8 which is a darker more intense tan shade. I love how Beau Bronz accommodates for all skin types and colours – something quite rare in beauty companies! Each full size product retails at about £23, which is cheaper than St Tropez and around the same price as Xen Tan I believe, so I think its quite affordable. Thumbs up from me!
Have you tried Beau Bronz? Which fake tan products do you use? XX
Please note I was given these samples for free but all opinions are honest and respectable