Even though we’re mid way through July, I still haven’t managed to unpack half my summer wardrobe and start the weekly fake tanning process. There’s something not quite summery enough in my brain, which I expect can only be fixed with a trip to the beach and a giant colourful cocktail. However, pasty pale legs simply won’t do when I’m wearing skirts and dresses; my skin is practically transparent, so it looks hideous without a touch of colour. I’ve been reaching for this little bottle of Chocolate Sun over the last few weeks, which is not only 100% organic, but provides a really natural and subtle tint to skin. The texture is incredibly creamy and quite runny, meaning it can be applied like a body moisturiser using a tanning mitt; a coin-sized amount roughly covers each limb, with the texture enabling the tan to be buffed easily into the surface and for the mitt to glide over the surface. Plus it smells amazing.
Although there’s no guide colour, it’s pretty easy to see where you’ve already applied. I’ve slapped this on, paying no attention, on multiple occasions and there’s never been a streak or an obvious mistake in sight. I also love the fact that I can apply this in the morning in place of a moisturiser, and within a couple of hours I’ve got a lovely uniformed and natural glow. The formula is packed with ultra nourishing healing ingredients (including Aloe, Coconut
Oil, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil) to hydrate skin and leave it feeling nourished, which is just what you need when you’re showing off a holiday glow. At £26.00 a bottle, it is more expensive than a lot of the high street brands – but totally worth it. If you’re concerned about what you’re putting on your skin, are a pale skinned beauty that’s scared of tanning, or simply want to ease yourself into the world of fake tans, then this is definitely a brand to check out.
The Chocolate Sun Cocoa Glow is available online, priced £26.00.