I am slightly obsessed with having a tan lately and although I’m spending lots of time in foreign climes, I am shying away from sunbathing and slapping on the factor 50 more than ever. I think I have reached that time in my life where I’ve realised that a false tan is so much better than a sun tan. My, how I have changed. It’s become second nature to have a bottle of false tan to hand for post exfoliation and I’m much preferring to have control over my skin colour and not getting any nasty burns, strap marks and also preventing myself from looking like a tan Mulberry Bayswater in future years. I’ll be mentioning a few of my favourite false tans in the next few weeks but for today, I want to introduce you to two brand new products from one of my fave brands, Cocoa Brown. The new Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels are perfect for the party season and give a golden glow in minutes.
I’ve been using Cocoa Brown since it very first launched in the UK and to this day, it is still one of my top brands for tanning products. I use the Cocoa Brown 1hr tan on a regular basis, whilst keeping the colour topped up with Cocoa Brown Gentle Bronze and my skin moisturised with the beautiful Chocolate Whip Moisturiser. New for this year are the Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels in Matte and Shimmer which both promise instant colour, the classic Tahitian Gardenia fragrance and a lightweight formula. Ideal for a quick hit of colour and last minute tanning, the lightweight gel slips over skin like a pair of silk stockings, leaving a deep, glowing tan that can be washed off in the shower. Using my personalised double sided tanning mitt, it makes light work of covering legs and arms easily, without streaks. It’s that easy to use that it would be the ideal tan for a beginner to try.
What I love about Cocoa Brown is the non biscuit smell that’s so common with false tan. The tropical scent lingers whilst the tan is on and doesn’t once catch you off guard with that smell of soggy digestives. Not only that, but the gels are non comodegenic so they are safe to use as a facial tanner with no risk of clogged pores. Quick drying and non sticky, last minute tanning is a breeze. The new Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels come in two varieties of matte and shimmer, which can be used alone or together. I have been tanning with the matte formula and using the shimmer to make my legs look longer and slimmer by running a small amount down the centre of my leg, adding it to my décolletage and shoulders and even using it as a highlighter on my cheekbones. Although they do look quite daunting on the swatches, the tan blends out evenly and smoothly without looking too dark and unnatural.
For a Christmas shimmer and an easy to use glow, I can always rely on Cocoa Brown to save the day. The Cocoa Brown Instant Tan Bronzing Gels are available online at Cloud10 Beauty at the moment and you may be able to find them in stores in Superdrug and Primark.
*Contains PR Samples