Hubby and I always joke about how it’s unfair that he gets tanned so easily when he doesn’t want it and I stay pale all the time when I was actually dreaming of sun-kissed complexion. Being in the sunny California, that makes me even more jealous. How I wish I could have the beach ready skin?!
For a period of time, I planned to visit tanning salons. But after I heard scary stories of skin damage and even risk of skin cancer, that idea went obsolete. It’s just not worth it when you have to expose to harmful UV rays.
Are there any alternatives or better solutions?
One of my trusted beauty brands bareMinerals recently came out with two new products that finally made my dream come true. Not only there’s a tanner for the face, but also for the body. The best thing? They are sunless and formulated without parabens.
The packaging of both products are in the theme of clean white and warm copper. Both come in pump design, easy to use without the mess.
Here are the samples of the products with the face tanner on the left and body tanner on the right. Consistency wise, face tanner is like thick lotion and body tanner is almost like gel cream. Both smell wonderful though they’re not the same. You can smell a subtle botanical fragrance in the face tanner and a sweet almond nutty flavor in the body tanner. And the color of products are different too. The face tanner is warmer toned bronze while the body tanner contains a hint of olive tone. Do note that I applied more than enough on the skin to show you the color difference. When you apply thin layers, they don’t appear as much streaky. The color instead looks natural and glowy, like the real deal.
The second photo shows how both products look like when they’re evenly applied. Don’t apply too much because a little bit goes a long way. It takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the products to completely dry and they do stain clothes if you don’t have the patience to wait. So my suggestion is to use them at night time.
Going to the beach is fun, having sun-kissed skin is gorgeous, though lying under the sun/tanning bed is totally not cool. With bareMinerals’ Faux Tan Face and Body, I can see myself enjoy my fake tan this summer. I really like how they gradually change my skin color without looking too orange. And they don’t smell like chemical which is bonus.
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. For more information, please read my full disclosure here.