7 months ago
2nd repurchased so far! This dry oil is an insanely better value and quality imo than coola. This smells so good, like coconuts, but I do smell tan after some hours. It has a super light olive guard color, barely noticeable, but does make a nice impact upon application & doesn’t stain (the sheen more tells you where you’ve applied it than the color). And obvi the olive makes for no orange tan. One thin coat doesn’t make you oily at all! But soft and moisturizing. I love oil on my body or I feel like the Sahara desert. I put this on head to toe. I do have a normal/oily leaning face but I like the dewy look. You are simply a glistening goddess and get darker by the HOUR. The tan starts developing FAST and besides DHA it contains erythrulose way up on ingredients list so it will continue to develop for a very long time (so follow directions and don’t shower it off-btw that’s another thing I LOVE you don’t have to shower it off!), it is pretty dark eventually, and lasts an extraordinary length of time due to the added active. In fact I’ve never seen erythrulose up so high on a list before. It has no drying alcohol and nice moisturizing stuff. If the spray bottle gets too greasy while in use, wrap a paper towel around it. I use a mitt to blend in sweeping strokes but I ALSO (for every tan) use cheap rubber gloves under the mitt PLUS wash my hands before using mitt residue to tap the tops of them and blend with moisturizer (my hands get super dark and it sticks no matter how many times I practically burn my skin off trying to scrub them 😫). To apply evenly to back, I stick my butt way out and spray it over my back/shoulder area really heavily til it starts dripping down, then I blend from lower back up. You must be able to reach your whole back for this method. Also if you spray your tummy really heavy you can swoop it round back that way and the top of the back is easy. I’m getting sick of foams, liquids, waters& lotions, even ones without color guards. The dryness factor. Even with thrice daily moisturizing. My body skin is *so* dry that a tanning OIL is what my mid-end summer skin has been craving... I just needed to find THE one. I’ll still do my ultra dark foam, for a punch of in your face color (& it lasts an eternity on my dry body) but not as much anymore now that I found this aptly named gem. And - aside from guiltlessly spritzing this oil on my mug for cosmetic glow alone nonetheless prolonged tan - I’ve developed a facial tan system with face specific products; no tan sticks to my face even when not doing a heavy makeup/cleanse routine. I was putting like ultra dark mousses all over my face almost daily which I’m sure isn’t the greatest for skin - and now I realize with modern tan technology ya don’t have to forego skincare for tan! I just theorize tan sticks like glue to dry skin and my face ain’t dry at all. I am now a true tall tan glistening goddess lol. NW20-near NC40 baby. I will buy this again and again. I’ve tried the aforementioned $rip off$ dry oil competitor (was like a gradual compared to this, smelled, sprayed sloppily & has denatured alcohol and no erythrulose) and james read tan unique coconut oil stuff which was interesting and I love the oiliness (but again like a gradual)... this is by far the best of them and quite possibly my new TOP favorite of my ALL 1567 other super strength tanners I own!
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