Ok , do not tell me you are not getting excited that summer is coming.
I honestly can not wait for this summer, not only do I have the new home and garden to prepare but the tanning mousse, lotions and sprays are going to be lining up ready for those lilly whites to be coloured in to look like I have actually got away on holiday which we all know will never happen any time soon, especially with the surprise that was sprung upon me this month.
The great thing about tanning products is that you can go as light as you like to the darkest of dark if you want to go with the dramatic look, for me, I really do not care for which shade it is , as long as it is not orange, it does not go patchy and looks natural .
I often find that the mousse works best for me. I always ensure that I exfoliate and shave the day before so to settle my pores and leave time for my skin to gain that natural oil to help diminish the dry patches that usually occur around my knees and ankles .
Sunkissed recently asked me to review their new Rapid Tan Mousse in Medium and of course I was more than happy to oblige so I have enjoyed a wonderful much needed pamper just for the occasion and here is it.
The Sunkissed Rapid Tan can be bought from Sunkissed.co.uk for only £4.99, now that to me is a bargain for the bargain hunters out there seen as most of the others I have tried are double that in price , either a bargain or an excuse to grab two and keep one for spare for when you run out .
What they have to say about their product.
The Sunkissed Rapid Tan will turn you beautifully bronzed in just 60minutes. This new formulation develops within just one hour of application, and delivers a long-lasting, natural looking tan.
The light-weight mousse in a ‘medium’ colour absorbs and dries quickly on the skin with key active ingredients speeding up the tanning process, resulting in a more intense tan, quickly.
Like all Sunkissed tanning products it super easy to apply and it dries almost immediately; whilst Aloe Vera and Vitamin E helps to moisturise your skin. The best bit, like all our Sunkissed tans…it smells delicious!
AQUA, DIHYDROXYACERTONE, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, BUTANE, ALCOHOL DENAT, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, ISOBUTANE, PROPANE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CITRIC ACID, PARFUM, POLYSORBATE-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, LINALOOL, CI16035, CI42090, CI19140
This product does not contain a sunscreen so please be aware that you still need to apply sunscreen on top of this product when wearing .
My thoughts -
I love the packaging, although there really is something I am not keen on about tinned products, it keeps the product cool for application and looks sleek and is easy to clean .
As I have already stated, some of the tanning products I have previously tried have been at some times double if not triple in price to this affordable £4.99 is to me a fare price which is great for the bargain hunters or those looking for a cheaper option .
The scent is what actually has me loving this product even more, not only does it not smell like a tanning lotion but it actually smells of sweet coconut which settles subtly on the skin and lasts during the whole day.
I always ensure I use a tanning mitt when applying self tan due to the many bad experiences I have had before this which have ended up with streaky legs and terrible uneven colour .
You can buy their mitt for £3.99 which is reusable and excellent for keeping that tan from applying to the palms of your hands which is usually the first give away for the fakers out there.
The product is as expected, it is very light weight and goes on smoothly with no struggle or snagging at the skin at all and once the Rapid Tan is applied to the skin it takes no time at all to soak in and dry .
So what is the finish like?
So what do I think and will I use this product again?
This product for me was so easy to use, so simple and the results were fast and accurate a to what I needed.
I was initially surprised as to how fast the mousse sprayed from the canister . I only pressed it slightly and it burst out with enough product to do both legs at once and it looked rather scaringly dark until I smothered it over the skins surface.
The texture was silky and soft so I felt no snagging of the product, I could barely feel it bar from the coolness.
The tan soaked into the skin immediately and I had no time to wait before I could actually put on my clothes to shoot downstairs as the door went with a delivery I had not wanted to miss, it really took no time at all to develop and in fact it developed way before the 60 minutes it said it would on the tin itself.
I only needed to apply one layer as you can clearly see it is tanned enough and if I went another layer I think it would be too much for my very white milky tone.
I found this product to be very pigmented and although my pores usually get the fake tan build up it was not as noticeable as others have been and I would be comfortable enough to wear this again.
I loved the finishing look and after comparing it to the self tan mousse I have tried previously from them , this is now my most loved of their self tanning products.
So what do you think, are you feeling liking getting ready for the summer too now, let me know what you think of the Sunkissed Rapid Tan.