“ Brand: Avon / Type: Bronzer / Subcategory: Lotion / What it does: Moisturizes, Tans, Bronzes, „
I have always had quite pale skin and don't usually tend to tan very well, which is quite unfortunate for me as I love having a nice bronze glow.
Last year a customer ordered this tan maximising lotion, but had sent it back saying it wasn't what they had expected. They thought it was an after sun lotion, and when it came out orange they decided they didn't want it any more. So they gave it back to me asking me to return it.
Although after having trouble with returning products to Avon in the past, I decided I might as well keep this and try it for myself. So I gave the customer their money back and used this myself instead.
After being out in the sun and trying to catch a tan, I would put some of this on wherever the sun had caught, hoping it would make me tan faster. The lotion itself is a horrible bright orange colour, the same colour as butternut squash or sweet potato, and it looks disgusting at the top of the lid where a bit has dried up around it. This isn't really something you would want to put on your skin and I can understand why the customer felt a bit worried when they saw it, but they should have at least given it a go because once it is on your skin, it blends in nicely and you can hardly see its there whatsoever.
This isn't as glittery as I thought it would be. Most Avon lotions that are tan related usually make your skin look really glittery but this one doesn't as much. There is a light shimmer there but it hardly shows up.
I really love how this smells more than anything else. It's quite hard to describe it but it is really, really nice. It doesn't smell like normal sun cream or body lotion, and it isn't a horrible, strong overpowering fragrance like that of fake tanners. It is just really lovely and I would recommend this purely for the way it smells alone.
This does seem to bring my tan out a little bit, but to be honest I don't think it makes that much difference. It contains something called Beta Carotene - I have no idea what this is. I really like this though, and as there is 200ml in the bottle it is sure to last you a good few weeks use.
I wouldn't say this is a must have, but I would recommend it. The normal price for this is quite expensive, but Avon does some good offers on their sun lotions, so keep an eye out for a good bargain with this one.
I remember a coupld of years ago I went on holiday with a couple of friends and one of them had Beta Carotene cream as they said it made them go brown quicker. Being fair skinned, I don't tan too easy however having used sunbeds for several years on and off I find that I tan a lot quicker.
Avon Beta Carotene tan Maximising cream first appeared in my knowledge last year in there brochure and being as they offer good deals on sun creams around the holiday period I decided to try some and see if it lived up to my expectations.
The cream itself can be applied during the tanning process or after, however it does not have UV protection so you need to use addition protection if you are using whilst you are exposed to the sun. I tended to use this as aftersun as it does contain a moisturiser and cools the skin down after intense sun exposure.
The cream itself comes out like a dark yellow colour and when you apply it to the skin, it does most certainly cool it down. It desn't contain any form of tanning agent however once you have applied your natural tan seems to go a golden colour which is very nice when your tan is equal all over your body, not so nice when you have strap marks as it looks uneven.
I don't think that this protect maximises your tan, I think it just adds to the colour whilst it is on, it certainly doesn't prolong your tan, however from an aftersun point of view I think it is really good and stops you from peeling.
One thing that you do have to beware of that it does contain some form of colouring and when you apply to your skin, and its still slightly damp, if it rubs off on your clothes it does stain, but comes out once you wash it.
The product itself comes in 200ml bottle and at the moment it is on offer in the avon catalogue for just £3. It is definitely worth trying.