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Gosh make a large range of cosmetic products which includes make up and skin care. I have only seen their products available to buy in my local Superdrug store. Their products stand out in the black packaging they use for all their products which gives the products a classy and expensive look to them. Some of their products are quite pricey; how-ever their products are of very good quality and are also long lasting. The tan gel comes in 3 different shades ranging from Light, Medium and Dark. The product is an instant tan gel for the face and body that gives a beautiful, natural looking tan that can easily be washed off with soap and water. The product comes in a black pump bottle with a black frosted lid. On the front of the bottle it states what shade the product is. This is done in a metallic looking label. The product states that the results are instant and that the product can be washed off with soap and water. The tan gel contains extracts from sugarbeet root and corn starch. It also contains Vitamin A, E and Linoleic Acid gives the skin optimal protection against free radicals and stress. The tan gel also contains Organic Gojiberry also called 'Happy Berry' (because it induces calm and well-being), increases energy, vitality and strength that protects the body from premature ageing.
* ~ * PRICE/AVALIABILITY * ~ *
I purchased this product from Superdrug for £7.69. I haven't yet seen this product stocked anywhere else. I purchased the Light shade as I'm quite pale.
* ~ * USING THE PRODUCT * ~ *
Before applying the product it's a good idea to exfoliate well, this will help to create a natural looking tan and get rid of any dry skin to create an even looking tan. The bottle has a pump dispenser, which you simply press down to dispense the tan gel. You can apply this using your hands or use a self tan mitt for even application. I chose to use a self tan mitt, just in case the product stained my hands a little. I dispensed some of the gel onto the mitt and was surprised at how dark the gel looked. It looked much darker than what I thought it would and I was worried that this was going to look too dark on me as I'm quite pale. I started to apply the tan using circular motions. At first the tan seemed quite dark when first applying it to my legs, how-ever after rubbing the gel in, the colour turned much lighter and gave a nice hint of colour to my legs. The gel was smooth against my legs and was really easy to apply with no streaking. The product does has a smell to it, which can be a little strong as first, how-ever this smell's more like a light perfume rather than a biscuit smell that other fake tans can give you. I continued applying the product onto my legs, arms, back and chest as I was wearing a dress in the evening. You don't need to use too much of the gel and you can always build the colour up a little more if you want to. After applying the product everywhere, I was really pleased with the results. There was a lovely colour to my skin, which didn't look to dark or fake. The product didn't leave any streaks or dodgy looking patches anywhere and the smell of the product soon disappeared. It states that you need to wait for at least 60 seconds for the product to dry before getting dressed; how-ever I did wait a little longer than this.
* ~ * RESULTS * ~ *
When I have a tan, I feel more confident about myself as I think a tan makes you look good, so I felt really confident in my dress on the town. My sister commented on the colour on my skin and said that it looked very natural and that it suited me as it wasn't too dark. The tan lasted all night long, and didn't rub or wear off on my clothes which was good, seeing as the dress wasn't cheap. My skin stayed looking tanned all night and my skin also felt moisturised. Some tan's I have used in the past tend to dry out my skin or leave it feeling dry, how-ever with the gel this wasn't the case. It felt as though I had applied moisturiser to my body before leaving the house. The following morning, I got in the shower to try and wash the tan off. As soon as I stepped under the shower and lathered up with soap the tan was easily washed off. Although the tan had been on all night, my skin was still soft even after washing it off.
* ~ * OVERALL OPINION * ~ *
I have never used a self tan gel before, as I've always opted for spray's or lotion's. How-ever I was really pleased with how easy the product was to apply and loved that there was no streaking when applying the product. The product felt soft and silky against my skin and didn't leave it feeling dry or tight. The light colour was nice and did give me a natural looking colour; how-ever I think I will choose the medium shade next time, as I think the light colour was a bit too light for me. I chose this product over other's as I wanted something that washes off in case I had a disaster or in case the tan looked streaky or orange. I was pleased when the product did neither of these things. I think in terms of value the product is good value as other well known self tanning products such as Fake Bake and St Tropez are a quite pricey and I don't think their results are as good as this Gosh gel. This is my top fake tan product (I have tried quite a few), and this is definitely one I am going to continue to buy. I give this product 5 out of 5 stars as it does everything it claims to on the bottle and lives up to its expectations.
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