A little while ago Caribbean Tan sent me their entire tanning collection – I know, don’t hate me.
It’s for a good reason – for me to test each formula to see which suits my skin type best.
They have 3 shades in each tan: A Fair, B Medium and C Dark, as well as two different result options: Instant colour and Gradual Colour. I am obviously shade A, as I’m practically see-through.
Watch their brilliant application videos here.
I liked all 4 products, but for the sake of the review, I’m going to break down my thoughts from least favourite to most. Colour wise, they all gave a natural tint to the skin, and not a hint of orange in sight!
Tanning Spritzer: This was my least favourite purely because it was my least favourite application method. I found the nozzle gave a bit of an uneven finish. It was better to apply it to the mitt and them smooth over my skin.
Tan in a Can Gradual: As much as I loved the aerosol application of this, I prefer to see where I’ve applied the product to avoid streaking. This is why my favourite is the Instant version of this.
Bronzing Mousse: I found this to have the faintest scent out of all of them. I don’t know if this was just in my head, but it seemed to not smell as much as the other three, although they were all pretty well scented – still slightly burnt toasty, but not overpowering. This didn’t make it into first place because I prefer the spray application to the mitt (I’m OCD about not getting tan on my hands!)
Tan in a Can Instant: This was the winner! I love the application – quick and easy. Spray onto the skin and blend with the mitt, and you’ve instantly got a gorgeous tan! Two thumbs up!
Gradual Tanning Wipes: I didn’t test these because I’ve used them before. They are suitable for all skin tones (A,B & C). You get 6 individually wrapped wipes in a box, making them perfect for touch-ups while travelling.
In addition to these tan products, they also have great tanning aids.
The Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfoliator is used before tanning to remove dead skin and create a smooth canvas to apply self-tan on. It’s worth noting that Leigh from Lipgloss is my Life raves about this scrub!
The Professional Tanning Mitt helps you to create a smooth, even tan.
Skin Hydrating Body Butter is a great way to keep your skin well hydrated – to prolong the life of your tan.
And finally, the Tinted Skin Glow Shimmer that will not only extend the life of your tan, but also gives your skin a golden shimmer.
The products range from R54.95 to R94.95, making it the most affordable tanning range on the market!