It has got to that time of the year when people ask me if I’m feeling alright – I’m not ill, I am this pale naturally! If like me, you need to fake a bit of a healthy glow in winter so that people stop worrying about your health, then this may be the product for you.
I am fair skinned so I tend to use a gradual tanner in the lightest shade available (which is usually dark enough after a couple of uses on me).
Although I love to tan my body, I feel that it is difficult to use it on my face as it often clogs up my pores and leads to breakouts.
Vita Liberta Trystal Minerals £35.00 are self tanning, bronzing minerals designed for use on the face, neck and decolletage and as a fan of mineral makeup I knew I had to give this product a try. I purchased the tan in the shade Sunkissed which is the lightest one.
WHAT VITA LIBERATA SAY ABOUT THE PRODUCT
“I created Trystal™ Minerals Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals, Sunkissed to give you it all in one – mineral foundation coverage, stunning instant bronzing, lasting definition…all in a pure, oil-free formula.”
CI 77019 (MICA), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Dihydroxyacetone, +/- CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) CI 77489 (Iron Oxides)
KEY INGREDIENTS AND WHAT THEY DO
- Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) – This is the active ingredient in tanning products, derived from plant sources such as sugar cane.
Vita Liberata is a luxury tan brand and the packaging definitely fits this. The packaging is chic and sturdy and the brush which comes with it feels incredibly soft and high quality.
The tan is easy to use and blends really well with the brush provided. Vita Liberata say that it is formed with odour-remove technology for zero fake tan smell. As I was applying the product I thought there was a bit of a metallic smell which I thought would develop into the usual biscuity, fake tan smell the longer I left it on my skin, however there was no odour at all.
It was nice to not feel greasy or sticky after applying the tan and it definitely made me look a lot healthier straight away. The tan can be applied over moisturiser and foundation and can also be used to add contour to the face.
This product doesn’t seem to clog up my pores the way other tanners do and leaves me looking naturally tanned straight away.
I felt that the product lightly tanned my skin after wearing all day, however use for 3-5 days in a row works better to see results.
I feel this is a product that I can happily use on a daily basis in my makeup routine as I love the immediate effect and think that this is my new favourite bronzing product!
What is your favourite tanning product?