I use a lot of fake tans, spray tans, bronzers and general ‘colour enhancing’ products to combat my paler than pale skin. Although in the winter I fully embrace my English Rose complexion, come summer it doesn’t quite look right when put next to a white sundress. Beaubronz is the brainchild of Abi O, the favourite tan artist of many celebrities, who is also a specialist in natural skincare. Over 100,000 people have been spray tanned with her formula, but until now it’s remained somewhat of an industry secret. With the promise of the self tan being perfect for paler complexions, as well as being paraben free and containing certified organic ingredients, I gave it a whirl. The range includes exfoliators, washes and gradual tans too, but I’ve been using the hero product: Soft Sun Self Tan.
The great thing first up about that range is that all the products come in 50ml sizes so you can try before you invest in a bigger bottle that may not be right for you. The little bottles also make it so easy to top-up when away for the weekend or on holiday – who wants to use precious hand luggage space on fake tan? The formula itself is a mix between a gel and a cream, having a hint of colour to give a guide when applying to skin; it blends in easily, drying fast and giving a super smooth result. Although initially I thought this wouldn’t provide enough difference in colour for me, when it develops it leaves a really natural result and sunkissed shade that’s perfect for paler complexions.
After using this a few times my skin was really soft and smooth, complimented by a natural colour result. It wasn’t sticky or difficult to use, nor did it make me smell like biscuits… The scent of wild roses is infused into the formula so you actually smell a little of turkish delight (mmmmm.) Sometimes the removal of the ‘nasty’ ingredients can leave a product that under-performs, but this fake tan more than satisfied my need for colour and length of result. Although this wouldn’t be my go-to brand of choice for a hardcore tan or real deep bronzed look, this is perfect for testing the water, out-of-season tanning and those of you a little scared of the bottle.
Available online priced £8.00 for a 50ml bottle.