Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner

August 14, 2014

For me fake tanning is something that i'm always going to opt for especially during the summer as I do not tan naturally, I just burn, peel and then go back white. Darn you ginger pale skin! I've tried out  quite a few gradual tanners in my time, some i've loved and some i've hated but I wanted to share a little more about one that i've really been loving recently.
I'd never really heard much about Skinny Tan, until I started seeing a few different reviews crop up here and there, and from what i'd heard I really wanted to give it a go, especially as they had been on Dragons Den.

What is different about Skinny Tan is that it's formula contains a natural tanning active that combines with natural skin smoothing actives that visibly tan, contour and also reduces the appearance of cellulite, which is where the name Skinny Tan comes from, and after hearing that I just knew I had to try it for myself.

The Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner* (£19.99) is like no other gradual tanner that I have used before, as the formula is actually really thick in comparison and little bit really does go a long way. I used the Skinny Tan Applicator Mit* (£4.50) to apply the product all over my body, and it says to leave for at least five hours to develop but I always leave gradual tanners to develop over night. I found that it sunk into my skin straight away, so I wasn't left feeling sticky and it meant I could get dressed straight after application. As you can see after one application it gives such an overall golden glow, that doesn't look orange or streaky and I love that this leaves you smelling of coconut, rather than biscuits like most gradual/fake tans do. As this product is designed to be used daily, I did apply again the following evening just to top up the colour and to make it last better. I also like that this doesn't wash off in the shower, you'd have to properly scrub to get it off.

The Skinny Tan After Glow* (£14.99), is designed to basically hydrate the skin by giving your skin a nice glow, whilst also helping to prolong your tan. I used this the following day, after showering just to help the tan along and even though the idea of the product is nice I just found it a little too sticky and it didn't really sink in throughout the day, but it did leave my skin looking glowing. I may whip this out when i'm on holiday, as I will probably be fake tanning whilst i'm out there and i'll want it to last well.

I really do love how I look when I have fake tanned and Skinny Tan definitely does make my skin appear smoother and firmer, as the formula contains active firming and toning ingredients. So this gets a huge thumbs up from me and I highly recommend it.

Skinny Tan have also kindly provided me with a free gift code for you guys, if you did decide you wanted to try out Skinny Tan for yourself, where if you spend £19 or over, you receive a free Skinny Tan Pre Tan Primer. Just enter 'READTHEREVIEW' at checkout.

Have you used Skinny Tan before?

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  1. This sounds really good. I use the Clinique self sun gradual tan for years but I really want to try out another brand. I love how this one seems to help a little with the firming process too :) The results look so natural on you~ definitley the kind of subtle tan I prefer :)

    Thank you for sharing, I will check it out for sure :)
    Have a lovely day! <3


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  2. Tamsyn Elizabeth14 August 2014 at 14:20

    Wow the result looks lovely! I think I will have to invest in one just to try!

    Peach Pow XO

  3. The final colour is so lovely. Not too much.

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie x

  4. The result looks very natural :) I've used the Dove gradual tan which I like :)

    Kate xo //


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