Tanworx fair-medium self tanning foam - £20 *PR sample
with this product you apply it to your skin using a tanning mitt and it will develop and intensify over a 3 hour period, you must wait a total of 8 hours before washing it off to benefit from the full effects of this tan. I like to apply my fake tans at night and sleep on them then hop into the shower in the morning as that way you're not walking around getting darker by the hour and smelling a bit funky. for me self tan has to be quick drying and fuss free as there's nothing I hate more than applying tan and standing around naked for a good half hour until the product dries, after using this product a few time's i'm certainly impressed by how quickly the product dries, my skin was touch dry within 5 minutes and didn't feel tacky in the slightest, as you can see I sat on my white bedsheets after applying the tan and there was no residue left behind on the sheets, hoorah!
The self tanning foam is paraben free, which means that there are no nasty preservatives in there and I found the application to be easy and streak free when using a tanning mitt no one likes fake tan hands and when it's first applied it has a fresh baby powder scent, but this does in fact fade to the typical 'wet biscuit' smell that fake tans tend to have after a couple of hours so be sure to wear baggy, older clothes that you don't mind smelling of soggy biscuits. this tan does give you that natural, sunkissed bronze tan that I personally love, as you can see from the swatch that the tan itself isn't extremely olive toned, but it also isn't orange in the slightest it's a happy medium between the two.
I'm not a fan of really dark fake tan and prefer something a little bit more subtle, this tan is aimed towards fair-medium skin tones and I agree that this tan will not look too dark or 'off' on pale skin tones, because once it's washed off it reduces in intensity to a medium, glowy sun kissed look, they do in fact sell the same foam tan but in the shade 'dark to very dark' which I personally haven't tried so can't comment on how dark it is in comparison to the fair-medium shade. one slight negative I will say about this product is that is does cling to really dry skin, it isn't drying on the skin in the sense that it will leave your legs dry like the sahara desert once it's dry, but it will cling to any patches of skin you haven't properly exfoliated, I have a bit of a problem with dry elbows and It really clung to that area so make sure you prep you skin beforehand by exfoliating and moisturising extremely dry ages of your skin which is typically your elbows/knees. to maintain the tan it's recommended that you moisturise daily, this is so that when the tan does fade it fades evenly. the tanworx self tanning foam retails for £20 which you can buy from their website here and if you're not a fan of foams they also sell the same tan in a lotion.
I found that this product lasts a good 5 days with regular moisturising and does indeed fade evenly, I cringe when I see patchy fake tan where it's been scrubbed off! I have got my eye on a few other products by monu skincare as I'm very impressed with this tan, it's definitely taken over St.Moriz medium tan as my new favourite!