Tuesday, June 11, 2013

REVIEW! | Beautisol Dark Body Self-Tanner and Need I Glow More Face Self-Tanner for Normal - Dry - Sensitive Skin


Best. Self. Tanner. EVER.  And I've tried a LOT of self-tanners.  I've found my HG and I wanted to share it with you!

I first heard of Beautisol through one of my faves Amber at Beauty Junkies Unite.  She's a long time lover of this product and had the opportunity to go on HSN to demonstrate and talk about it with the founder Sinead Norineus (AKA The Queen of Self-Tanning and founding member of iFabbo).  I set up my DVR because how cool to see Amber on TV, right?!  I honestly had no plans to buy Beautisol; I just wanted to see one of my favorite bbloggers rockin' it live on the tube!  However, I was convinced Beautisol was the self-tanner I'd been looking for after only the first few minutes of the segment!  The results on the models, Sinead, and Amber were like WHOA, and I needed it!

I used to bake in the sun without any sunscreen and while I did go from Snow White to Pocahontas, I saw that my sun habit was leading to hyper pigmentation that didn't fade away after the sun set on summer.  In later years, I started to develop what I called the "sunstache", a nice term for melasma appearing above my mouth.  It took months to fade away.  The last straw was when I had to wear concealer on my upper lip for six months after my last sunbathing excursion.  That was a few years ago, and since then, I've worn SPF daily and avoided my previous inclinations to spend hours soaking up the sun without sunscreen.

While I know I'm doing positive things for my skin, I sometimes long for that golden bronze glow.  I've used many a self-tanner and never found one that looked believable, didn't smell to high heaven, and didn't lead to break outs.  That is, until I found Beautisol!

How is Beautisol different from other self-tanners?  It features Pure Scent Technology so it smells fresh and clean when applied and while it works.  There is no trace of that tell-tale "self-tanner stink" that calls to mind baked chicken with a side order of chemicals.  Beautisol smells GREAT!

The color is so natural looking and lasts me over a week, even with regular use of masks and scrubs.  One really important factor for me was that this face tanner did not break me out.  This is a first!!  Every facial tanner I've ever used has led to some kind of zit flare-up.  I've been using both the face and body tanner for 3 weeks and haven't had any issues.

You can see instant bronzing results, and the color fully develops after about 6-8 hours.  The mitt makes even application a breeze and keeps your hands clean.
It has a guide color, allowing you to see exactly where it's going.  I think anyone who's used self-tanners without a guide color can attest to the importance of this feature!  I know I've personally thought I did a bangin' job of blending in colorless tanner only to wake up the next day with splotches and streaks.
Guide color
Guide color
Before & Immediately After - No makeup (apologies for my brows - they need to be threaded again!)
Beautisol contains no parabens, propylene glycol, or sodium laureth/lauryl sulfate and is vegan and cruelty-free.  I purchased both the Complete Self-Tanning Kit featuring the Dark Body Self-Tanner and mitt for $24.90, and the Need I Glow More Facial Self-Tanner from HSN, and it's also available for purchase directly from Beautisol's site and Dermstore.com.

If you've been looking for a self-tanner that doesn't stink, streak, or lead to break outs, you should definitely give Beautisol a look!

My Rating: A+
Where to Buy: Beautisol, Dermstore, HSN

4 comments :

  1. TracyBeautyReflectionsJune 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I tried this a long time ago and really liked it! I have to say that it was one of the best I've tried because it didn't stink. I can't stand that self-tanner stench. BLECCCCHH. But this one was ok!

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  2. Me either! I hate smelling like roasted poultry, lol! Or turning orange!

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