I was recently sent a body, face, and tanning mitt from the brand Tan Ceuticals and wanted to come on here and review how it worked out! Living in Seattle and not always being able to get that much sun, a good self tanner is a girl’s best friend! And since we know that the sun is the biggest aging factor for the skin, this is such a great option to get that glow without harming our skin in the process.
The thing that makes this product stand out the most to me is the scent. The tanner smells AMAZING, which most tanners… do not. It has a very tropical, coconut scent that is sure to make you feel like you’re on a Hawaiian vacation. The face tanner definitely has a stronger scent than the body tanner does, but I love it. If you’re someone who doesn’t like fragranced products, I would stay clear of the face tanner as I think the body tanner isn’t nearly as strong.
This product also leaves your skin feeling very nourished and moisturized because it has some great ingredients. It has Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Pomegranate Extract to leave your skin feeling so soft about thirty minutes after application.
I applied this product as I would any other self tanner, and this started with exfoliating my face and body in the shower, and then applying lotion to my elbows, knees, ankles, and hands before applying to the body.
I applied the face tanner first so that I could wash off the lotion from my hands so that there wasn’t any obvious orange discoloration. I applied it like I would a moisturizer, rubbing it in circles all over my face. I then treated it like I would a foundation to match the skin color by bringing the product down my neck, slightly onto the ears, and then into the hairline. Since I was tanning my chest as well there wasn’t any distinction from the neck to chest. The face tanner was super easy to apply, and honestly just felt like you were putting lotion on, and then I made sure to wash my hands afterwards.
The body mousse is directed to be applied with a mitt, so I used the brand’s mitt they sent over. I applied it in circular motions as I would any other self tanner, and then brought the excess lotion over the tops of my hands and feet so that they blended in without having too much product on them.
There was that general stickiness right after applying, so I waited a few minutes before putting on my clothes and about thirty minutes later there was no stickiness and the skin just felt so moisturized and soft.
It’s directed to wait 7-8 hours before working out or showering, and states that overnight is best, so that’s exactly what I did.
The next morning the tan definitely did develop but wasn’t orange at all. Like I said, I brought excess product over the top of my hands and feet and it blended perfectly and there was no obvious orange residue to give the fake tan away. It also applied perfectly fine to my knees and ankles. I would say this gives a great natural looking glow, as if you’ve spent a day in the sun. It isn’t the darkest tan on the market, but I like that.
The face also had such a great bronzed look with no orangey looking residue anywhere. This is perfect if you’re someone who doesn’t want to wear a full face of makeup and bronzer in the summer months, or just in general. This face tanner is super comparable to the Isles of Paradise tanning drops, but I have used that product with blemishes and dry spots of skin and it stuck to those areas on my face, and this product didn’t apply that way to any of my blemishes. It’s also nice that you can apply this directly onto the face whereas the tanning drops you have to mix into a moisturizer first.
I definitely recommend this tanner! It’s so forgiving so if you’re not an expert at applying self tan (I’m definitely not) then you’ll easily be able to get a bronzed glow without having those awkward orange spots. And for me the scent of this tanner is a TOTAL game changer.
If you want to try this product out, there’s a kit that includes the face tanner, body tanner, and mitt for $46 – or the body tanner is $27.95. They also have an express tanner if you want something with more instant results!