Practicing safe sun habits are extremely important to me. When I was eighteen, I briefly worked in a tanning salon for about a year, and I did a lot of damage to my skin during that time. After that job, I never went into a tanning bed again. My skin tans quite well naturally in the sun, but I try to stay out the sun as much as possible and wear SPF if I am out for prolonged periods of time. As a result, I can get pasty and want a bit of color to my skin. Having a tan looks gorgeous on everyone. It makes you look younger, healthier, and more fit and toned. It can also cover skin imperfections. Today I have my favorite self-tanner for you, Beautisol Self Tanning Mousse in “Medium Tan.” This self-tanner is a miracle product for getting that rich, just-came-back-from-vacation tan that is safe and healthy. My full review and before/after comparison is inside!
Here are my top reasons why Beautisol is the best self-tanner I’ve ever used:
- It doesn’t turn you orange and has color correcting pigments. I’ve tried many self-tanners that left me looking like an oompa-loompa, and it’s not a cute look. I knew from the color of the mousse that it was going to give me rich, deep, non-orange pigment. The color of the mousse is brown and almost has an olive green undertone to it. In other words, there are no orange pigments in this mousse. It gives you a gorgeously rich tan that actually looks real and natural.
- It goes on streak free. It applies like a mousse out of a pump which helps make application easier. Just two pumps for each leg will do and one pump for each arm is perfect. A little product goes a long way, and I noticed that I didn’t get any streakiness or blotchiness with this mousse. Even parts of my body that usually get blotchy from self-tanner, like my elbows, looked perfect every single day.
- It smells great. Most self-tanners smell horrible. Unless you’ve used a self-tanner, the only way anyone can describe what they usually smell like is, well, self-tanner. I don’t want to smell like I just used a self-tanning product and I don’t want to be sticky. This was completely non-sticky, dried down quickly in less than 60 seconds, and didn’t rub off onto my clothes or sheets. It has a very fresh, clean scent to it, even hours after you’ve applied it.
- It gives you deep, dark, rich color. I have used products before that just don’t put down good color. Beautisol works quickly in just 6-8 hours and it gives you a lovely tan.
The pump applicator helps make application really easy. You simply use one or two pumps per body part, and apply it to the tanning mitt…
The tanning mitt is ESSENTIAL! It keeps your hands and palms from getting dirty and dark from the self-tanner. It also helps you spread the mousse out evenly and buff it into the skin well. I love my mitt so much! It has truly changed my experience of using self-tanner. My hands no longer end up looking dirty and disheveled after using the product and I can buff the mousse in really well.
Now I know you want to see the product in action…here are my before and after photographs:
This is after one single application and both photographs were taken in the exact same lighting, same time of day, and with flash.
Beautisol is unreal! It works so well even after just one use. You can build your color intensity up by applying it as many days in a row as you please, but I usually apply it once per week for perfect rich color.
Beautisol is paraben-free, propylene glycol-free, and cruelty-free. Each 8oz bottle retails for $39.00 USD and is available at DermStore.com, HSN, Amazon, select spa and salon stores, and Beautisol’s website. They have a wonderful array of self-tanning products including tanning mitts, lotions, and even pre-tanning products that exfoliate the skin, so be sure to check out their website!
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