This is the first self-tanning post of 2015…which means summer is just around the corner! I’ve been steadily using self-tanners since early April, so I’m already immersed in the latest and greatest. Clarins is awesome, and they sent me a bottle of their Intense Bronze Self Tanning Tint ($37) to try out and review for you.
I’ll start off by saying I really, really like this product. One of the main reasons is this: it was designed with skincare in mind. Clarins is one the leading innovators in skincare products, and that carries over into their self-tanning products (which is partly why they’re so good!). And with Clarins’ amazing reputation as one of the best self-tanning lines on the market, this makes their product roster even more desirable.
So, back to skincare: this was designed specifically for the face and neck. I’d been using regular self-tanning lotion on my face lately and had been fighting breakouts left and right. Nothing else in my routine had changed, so I knew the tanner was at fault. After a few weeks of using this product, I am breakout free. I have no issues with sensitivity or anything else like that.
I also love the result it gives: a toasty bronze that delivers a gentle glow immediately and deepens in a few hours. It’s a solid, even, realistic-looking color that doesn’t look like it came from a bottle. This product is a new formula in the self-tanning world; it’s a liquid tint. You shake a a few dabs onto a cotton pad and sweep the pad over your face and neck. It takes about two seconds, and you get a great tan. I love products that are easy and effective, and this wins in both areas. I apply it before bed and wake up tan.
The liquid can stain, so be careful not to get it on clothing, and wash your hands immediately after application, as it tends to soak through the cotton pad as you apply. I usually end up with stained fingertips, but the color washes right out.
Bottom line: Get this. I love it. I’ll be forever hesitant to return to traditional self-tanning lotions for my face.
The product in this post was provided by the brand for consideration. Gifted products in no way guarantee a positive review or coverage on this website.