A couple of weeks ago, I received a box full of products from the brand Skinny Tan. The box I received recently contained a wide selection of products including pre tanning products, different types of tan, post tanning products and applicators.
As soon as I opened the box, I knew who the perfect person to try out the products for my review posts would be, my tanning Guinea Pig, my daughter Lissy. Lissy is a real tanning guru and has tried numerous false tans over the years, she is also a pro at application and often tans her friends and even my mum has asked her to tan her before a trip to Italy in May.
The products I received are the Skinny Tan Mousse in dark, the Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner, the Skinny Tan Pre Tan Primer, the Skinny Tan After Glow Gloss and the Skinny Tan Exfoliating Mitt. Today I am going to share Lissy's thoughts on a couple of the products, the Pre Tan Primer and the Exfoliating Mitt. I was going to write a post on all the products, but I feel the post would be too long so I am going to split it up into pre tanning and post tanning, then tanning products, so I will be posting a review on the tanning products soon.
About Skinny Tan
Skinny Tan is made with the highest quality naturally derived tanning actives, coconut, guarana, almond oil, sunflower oil and grape seed oil and will not dry or irritate the skin. The tan is paraben free, and does not contain any animal products nor has it been tested on animals, Skinny Tan are also a proud member of PETA.
Skinny Tan Pre -Tan Primer - £9.99
The Pre -Tan Primer is a cream based scrub product containing crushed walnut shells, it is off white in colour, the primer smells lovely and has a coconut scent to it, it isn't over powering and is a really nice scent. The primer has a creamy consistency it is quite thin in consistency but not so thin you lose it down the shower plug as soon as you squeeze it out.
Lissy said that she finds having the scrub in a tube is her preferred packaging method when it comes to body scrubs as she finds it easier to apply. Once squeezed quite lightly the scrub comes out of the tube very easily so it is best to use a light pressure when squeezing the tube so you don't have too much product come out.
Skinny Tan Exfoliating Mitt - £5.99 - £7.99
The Exfoliating Mitt is a double-sided mitt, the orange side is for exfoliation and the brown side is for dermabrasion and is ideal for removing tan or correcting any tanning mistakes. Although the mitt is ideal for exfoliation and dermabrasion it feels soft to the touch. It is a cuffed mitt with the Skinny Tan logo on the cuff, the mitt washes and dries well.
The mitt can be used pre-tanning to prepare the body for tanning so the body is nice and smooth, it can also be used to remove any tanning mistakes or to remove tan completely and can be used with or without the Pre Tan Primer.
Using The Products
Lissy has used both the Pre-Tan Primer and the Exfoliating Mitt alone and together and both leave her skin soft and smooth. She has used both the primer and the mitt before tanning, she finds the orange side of the mitt is brilliant for exfoliation and likes to use it alone and with the primer. Likewise, she has also used the primer alone, applying it with her hands or a washcloth, she has used it with the mitt. Lissy prefers to use the primer with the mitt before tanning, it is also great to use before going away on holiday. A few years ago some friends we met on holiday told me that they always exfoliate really well for a few weeks before they go on holiday as it helps keep their tan since then I have been doing the same as has Alicia before we go away and it really does work so the primer and the mitt will be brilliant to use before we go on holiday.
When Lissy needed to remove her tan, she used the Pre-Tan Primer and the brown side of the Exfoliating Mitt and she said it is the best method of tan removal she has ever used and the primer and mitt are the only products that have ever completely removed her tan in one use, usually, she is scrubbing away in the shower every day for days to remove her tan but she said the primer and mitt removed every single trace of tan in just one use. Considering Lissy is a pro tanner, she is also used to removing tan and has tried many different products to remove her tan, some much more expensive than Skinny Tan but she said they have been nowhere near as good, and the Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer and Exfoliating Mitt are the best products she has ever used to remove her tan.
Overall Lissy is very happy with the performance of both the Pre-Tan Primer and the Exfoliating Mitt both pre and post tanning and she said she would definitely repurchase both items. Lissy also recommends both products without tanning and purely for exfoliating purposes, either before a holiday to help keep a tan or just to keep your body exfoliated, she said both are excellent and do a fabulous job and even for people like me who don't tan very often or never tan, they are great products for exfoliation and keeping the skin soft and smooth. I am suffering from Urticaria (a horrid rash) at the moment and have been for more than 5 weeks but I cannot wait to try the primer and mitt and have lovely soft, smooth skin.
If you would like to try either product, you can find them on the Skinny Tan website here or the Superdrug website here.
Have you tried the Skinny Tan Pre-Tan Primer or Exfoliating Mitt or both? Do you tan or do you exfoliate but not tan? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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