With May being pretty much a wash-out I’ve had to resort to getting my tan out of a bottle recently and over the last few weeks I have been trialling a number of different fake-tans and bringing you the results.
The Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Self Tan Mousse (125ml, £37.50)* promises a longest lasting, super-fast drying natural tan that lasts up to 4 times longer than regular self-tans. Containing Odour Remove™, pHenO2 technology and a Moisture Lock system it offers an odourless tan that adjusts to your unique skin pH for the perfect colour, fades evenly and nourishes the skin. The ingredients list also boasts an impressive and exhaustive line-up of organic, natural botanicals including Aloe, Cucumber, Witch Hazel, Bladderwrack, Pomegranate, Papaya, Raspberry, Lychee, Licorice, Grape and Gingo Biloba. Phew!
The mousse formula is light as a feather and easy to apply, and the guide colour shows exactly where you’ve applied it (so no excuse for streaks or missing a bit) plus gives you an instant bronze glow! Unlike some fake tans this one is completely odourless and the mousse dries super quickly so you can dress pretty much straight after application, great if you’re running late and don’t have time to hang around.
The tan you get is a lovely golden bronze colour (see picture above); noticable but natural looking and without that orange tone some self-tanners are known for. You can apply this with your hands, although I’d definitely recommend getting a mitt for application as it avoids getting your palms tanned, and also I find helps blend the tan so you get a seemless, smooth finish! To get the longest lasting tan possible it is recommended you apply the self tan 3 times, allowing each application to develop over at least 6 hours.
Although it’s quite pricey Vita Liberata is the ideal tanner for special occasions as it doesn’t leave behind that characteristic fake-tan odour and the colour is amazingly natural. If you’re getting married (or attending a wedding) and know you’re going to be getting lots of hugs and kisses off friends and family, by tanning with this product you aren’t going to give the game away that your tan is anything but the real deal! I won’t say anything if you don’t!
Until the end of June if you purchase the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Self Tan Mousse you will get a 20% discount off the RRP plus a Tanning Mitt (worth £4) absolutely free, as well as enjoying free shipping!