I recently jumped whole-heartedly back on the fake tan bandwagon and have been trialling two new brands to get me looking less like I’ve been deprived of vitamin D all my life.
One of these brands is Sunkissed – a very purse friendly range with all the products in the £5 region. This is somewhat daring for me, as whilst I’m no product snob at all – when it comes to tanning my preffered brands are all higher end and I often feel there’s more risk of the tangoed look with the cheaper products. But I braved the budget range and gave these a go!
One of the main selling points of the Sunkissed range is the lack of fake-tan smell that comes with most tanners. I can definitely vouch for this – as first time I used the mousse it was on a Sunday, I was having a lazy day, so applied in the morning and left on all day. I can definitely say there was no noticeable scent at all because if there was I wouldn’t have been able to last the day without jumping in the shower to rinse off. So that’s good news! The other good news is that the mousse is tinted so delivers an instant colour. So with the lack of smell and instant could it could be good for a quick fix (just avoid water as not waterproof!)
The gradual tan is another one that doesn’t smell – and delivers a more gentle colour. I found this a little too gentle for me, but would be ideal for maintaining the mousse colour between applications. Or if you have really pale skin and generally prefer the subtle look. I don’t go full mahogany by any means, but if I’m going to the effort of fake tanning I want to notice the difference in my skin tone.
The third product for me is an absolute winner – and perhaps the surprise of the trio! The Exfoliating Tan Remover. This is an amazing scrub product (with granules and AHA exfoliators) it’s really good for shifting those patches of colour that cling more than others. My only issue is I wish this came in a bigger bottle as it’s really handy for maintaining a tan and keeping every application even!
On the colour – the Mousse is quite a deep colour and it does really cling to dry patches like elbows or feet. So it’s really important to properly exfoliate. To be honest, the first time I used this I wasn’t too cautious and just slapped it on all over. This isn’t the most forgiving of self tanners – so is one that needs the full prep/application leg work. But with that, the colour is good – not too orange!
For more info on Sunkissed you can see their website (gradual tan and mousse both £4.99, exfoliator £3.99)