Right. You may or may not know that I am a fake tan addict. I haven’t really seen my natural skin colour for a number of years now. And if I ever accidentally do see it, I am always shocked at how pale, or shall we say blue, I really am!
I have tried lots of different tans and had many experiences of love and hate and, well, ‘that will do’. But until now, I had never tried any XEN-TAN products.
My first impression was that I loved the smell as I applied it. It’s kind of vanilla chocolate and yummy and very different to some of the unpleasant fake tan odours I have experienced.
I used the XEN-TAN application mitt to apply it and the colour shows up instantly which is a great help in achieving an even coverage. This guide colour does fade so I work fast. It also feels very moisturising which is so important to me. If I don’t moisturise as soon as I come out of the shower, my skin becomes very uncomfortable, but this tanner dealt well with all the feelings of dryness. Bonus!
In terms of application particulars, it will be hard work if you are used to a mousse. But then life is hard work if you’re used to a mousse! You should use the mitt and apply in small circular motions. It dries within a few minutes and doesn’t leave any stickiness.
I have to say the extra work was definitely worth it. The colour developed fast, within one to two hours, and there is not a hint of orange, just lovely subtle olive tones. It looks so natural.
The colour deepens after a few more hours, but it’s still natural and suits even my pale skin. I have used it for a few weeks now and have experienced no yucky build up in those problems zones like knees, elbows, ankles…you know the drill!
I much prefer this to the St Tropez mousse and spray tans. I will definitely buy this again.
XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe retails at £25.95 and is available here.
Have you tried any XEN-TAN products?
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