Product Type: Vita Liberata Sun Care
Newest Review: ... tan, I also bought a Soltan tanning mitt, which was only a couple of pound, to apply it with. Before applying the tan, I had a bath and... more
SWEET like chocolate.....
Vita Liberata Rich Silken Chocolate Self Tan
Member Name: Frannybooboo
Vita Liberata Rich Silken Chocolate Self Tan
Vita Liberata Rich Silken Chocolate
The tan is quite pricey at £22.50 for 200ml but luckily when I went in it was 3 for 2, so of course, even though I really didn't need to, I took full advantage of this offer and bought 3 Vita Liberata products (more reviews to come...!!) I have since looked online and I think you can pick it up from around £10 - £25 so it really is worth having a look around to try and grab a bargain! I certainly will be!!!
My usual tanning regime is as follows: Bath the night before which consists of; shaving, exfoliating and having a good old scrub, I would also use a light moisturiser in preparation. The next night about half an hour or so before bed I will shove my hair up high and out of the way, ensure all deodorant/make up is washed off prior to tanning. Then I apply a small amount of light moisturiser to my feet, elbows, wrists and knees. I always, always, always use a mitt - orange hands are a BIG give away (although so are white hands - you don't want to look like you're wearing white gloves so don't miss them out completely!) I always start on my upper body as I personally think it takes a little bit longer to dry no matter what tan I use! Once I have done an even layer I just check in the mirror that nothing has been missed out and go over any patches. Then the next day I will wake up looking like a wild jungle lady who has been rolling in dirt all night, one shower to get rid of the guide color and we (hopefully) have sunkissed skin! Sometimes it can be a little disheartening as the tan does fade a little and you see it going down your shower drain but the tan you usually get left with is much more natural... NOW onto VL!!!!!
So VL say that the tan is:
- Quick drying
- Evenly fades
- Official X Factor tan!
I will take each point in turn with my review, starting with the speed. As a tan buff I have trialled LOTS of tans, in comparison to some on the market I do think this tan is quick. I tend to find that the gradual moisturisers are the slowest to dry. As previously stated I do find that my upper body takes a little longer to dry and this is the same with this tan but often I find myself flapping around my room to get dry... this is not the case with VL. So point one - true!
Does the tan moisturise my skin? Well it certainly doesn't feel dry. As applying onto your skin it does feel luxurious and creamy but not at all greasy. The tan is a lovely rich brown colour and it does smell like chocolate.... Almost good enough to eat.
Does the tan fade evenly? Well, this is a problem I have suffered with a lot in the past. I always exfoliate (ok most of the time) and I always moisturise (unless I am being lazy!) so when my tan starts to fade unevenly making my look like I am suffering a skin disease it does not make me a happy bunny. So far so good with this tan, I have had no problems at all. One of the biggest offenders of this is St. Moritz but being about £15 cheaper you would expect that I suppose. Point three, check!
Did I smell like biscuits?
NO! Hurray! On waking up the next day there was a tan smell, but I think that's pretty normal after sleeping in it so I'm not going to mark them down on this. After showering and throughout the next day I didn't notice the usual lingering smell that can often come from a self-tanner. The chocolate smell didn't stay either but I would say that's a good thing as I think it might have clashed with my perfume a little. The colour is a very natural dark brown rather than the usual orange tinge that you get with fake tans, I use the rich product but if you have lighter skin there is a less deep tan that you might want to try.
I would say that this tan has the X Factor - I am more than happy with it and will continue to use it. When you think that you would spend around £15 - £25 on a spray tan I do also think it is worth the money, but being a skrimper and a saver I won't carry on purchasing it at this price. Unless there is a great offer on then I will be purchasing online in future. I think I get about two uses out of the bottle which isn't too great but I do tend to lather is on - if you want more out of your bottle then of course you can use it more sparingly!
All in all a great result, watch this space for more reviews on the range :-)