The Self Tans To Get You Summer Ready


Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for Body & He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm for a Summer-ready glow!

So the sun is shining, Summer is just around the corner and suddenly our tees are being swapped for crop tops, our skirts are getting shorter and skin is on show left, right and centre. For the last few weeks the realisation that I am going to have to get my legs out and cast aside my skinny jeans has finally hit me so I have been reaching for a few new self-tanning products to ensure I am ready Summer-ready, with a golden glow, from head to toe.

The New He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm (£22.50) is specifically designed for the face and combines anti-ageing properties with the beauty of a skin firming gradual tan that is delicate enough for the face. The velvety lotion can be applied before bed to un-moisturised skin, just simply smooth over 2-3 pumps of the balm ensuring you blend carefully around the hairline and down your neck. This tanning lotion contains jojoba protein to repair and condition the skin along with hyaluronic acid which reinforces the skin’s ability to attract and retain moisture, giving the skin a hydrated appearance. I love the fact you can use this balm as your night time moisturiser and face tanner all in one and it is pretty fool-proof meaning you won’t awake with any tell tale tan lines, streaks, that fake tan smell or orange-tinge. It just gives you a really nice bronzed base that can be topped up during the week if you wanted to maximise your glow and minimise the need for heavy foundation or powder bronzer.

The Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster (£26) is a great new product for the body based on the huge success of the face Glow Booster launched last year. I loved this revolutionary made-to-measure self tan that allows you to add a few drops of liquid gold to your regular face cream to create your own bespoke facial tanner whilst still ensuring you get all the benefits from your ordinary skincare. Well Clarins have taken it one step further and created the new Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster for the body which gives you a concentrated self tan that delivers a gorgeous glow, head to toe, all year round. Presented in the same, sleek, dropper bottle, this glow booster is easy to mix with your favourite body moisturiser to add radiance and a healthy glow alongside all the other added benefits of your regular body cream. Simply take your cream, gel or serum in the palm of your hand and add 4-6 drops of the self tan, combine together and apply all over your body. I love that this tanner is odourless and has a formula enriched with aloe vera extract to maintain the skin’s softness. Unlike some fake tan lotions, liquids or mousses, this glow booster ensures you are streak free with no dry patchiness and you can really tweak your tan depending on how beautifully bronzed you want to go!

Which self tan products do you reach for as the Summer creeps in?

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  1. 8th June 2015 / 5:31 am

    Both of these products sound fantastic, and will be on my Summer tanning list in December (I live in Australia). Last year I only used ModelCo Gradual Tan Everyday Body Moisturiser, which I really like.

  2. 8th June 2015 / 12:09 pm

    I am dying to try the Clarins tanner! Thank you for a good review 🙂

    Lily xx

  3. 8th June 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I've heard good things about the Clarins Golden Glow Booster. xoxo

  4. 8th June 2015 / 6:12 pm

    I've heard good things about the Clarins Golden Glow Booster. xoxo

  5. 11th June 2015 / 8:20 am

    The Clarins one sounds fab.

    Tasha xxx

  6. 14th June 2015 / 9:07 am

    I've always struggled to find good tanning products but this sounds lovely – definitely one to try!
    Rachel Coco