Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Instant Tan

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Have you ever used a self tanner?

I’ve tried a handful, but something has always disappointed me. They stink. They’re streaky. They’re hard to apply. They’re too dark for my pale skin. They just plain don’t work. Honestly, the closest I’ve come to liking one was Bare Escentuals Faux Tan.

Until now.

Now, I can say I have found a self tanner that applies evenly, smells great, and gives me either an enhanced natural glow or a tan for a day! I’ll get more into specifics below (both pros and cons), but I’m very happy to introduce to you my new “it-makes-me-look-less-like-vampire-pale” Holy Grail product, Beautisol Tea Tan Glow Sunless Tanner.

First up, take a peek at the ingredients in Tea Tan Glow:

I know it’s silly but I love the idea I’m putting tea on my skin, it feels so natural and logical.

So here’s the low-down on this product:

  • Comes out as a foam, and you have a super thin, light sponge hand mitt applicator
  • IMMEDIATELY effective – you aren’t waiting an hour for it to change, it isn’t building up over days and weeks, you are tan in an instant.
  • There’s hardly any drying time (five minutes before putting your clothes on!)
  • A little bit goes a long way
  • While adding tan to your skin, it’s also got moisturizers and anti-aging properties so it’s coloring you AND nourishing skin
  • Easily washes off with soap and water
  • Made with Rooibos and Green Tea extracts
  • Sodium PCA helps prevent water loss in skin
  • Paraben, propylene, and cruelty free
  • Vegan, and PETA certified.

The first time I tried it, I followed the instructions. I exfoliated my legs, which were clean and dry when I applied it.

The bottle came with instructions on how many pumps of the foam to use based on what part of your body you’re applying it. I followed the instructions and pumped onto either my skin or the mitt, and then rubbed onto my legs – two pumps for the lower leg and two pumps for the thigh to just above where my shorts landed.

Here’s the comparison of my left leg, with two applications of Tea Tan Glow, and my right leg, without:

And here’s just my Tea Tan Glow leg:

Excuse my old surgery scars on my tanned leg there. But can you see the even, enhanced difference?! Bronze – just a couple shades darker! – but not Oompa-Loompa.

One of my family members actually asked me if I went tanning when she saw me, she said my legs looked tan. No one has ever commented on my skin when I have used a self tanner. I told her what I used and she was shocked it was a self tanner that washes off. I told her the truth: So was I! And that was when I realized I’d found my Holy Grail sunless tanner product!

The next time I used it, I used it on my arms. Again, it was easy to apply. I did two applications. No one said anything to me, but I loved how even and sun kissed my arms looked against my tan suit and cream and patterned short-sleeve blouse. I even used it on the back of my hand. With the exception of some bruises that are fading on my arm, my arm looks great!

After hours of wear, and although this product is amazing, there were a couple things I didn’t care for. They weren’t deal breakers, but here they are:

  • My skin felt just the slightest bit tacky, all day. Both when I used it on my legs, and my arms.
  • In the afternoon, after having Tea Tan Glow on my arms since around 7:30 a.m. that morning, I noticed that I had product gathered in the creases of my inner elbow, and it looked like dirt. I couldn’t really wash it off, because then I’d have uneven skin tone.

I was impressed with Tea Tan Glow’s wear. It didn’t fade from my legs or wear off. And on my arms, it wore off where my shirt rubbed it around the top of my arms. But otherwise, on my exposed skin, it looked good all day.

I did wash a bit off the back of my hands throughout the day from hand washing, but it didn’t make a difference in the appearance of my arm.

I am gun-shy about using this all the time, because it advises you to avoid water and sweating while wearing it. For example,yesterday I wore a sleeveless dress and would have loved to apply it on my arms and legs, but it was humid, and close to 90 degrees, so I skipped it. I didn’t want to chance sweating it off!

So now you know how it works, it’s ups and downs…what about cost? Tea Tan Glow retails for $25 for a 4 oz. bottle. If you do the auto-ship option through the Beautisol website, it’s $22.50 a bottle with free shipping.

HOWEVER! As a follower of BeautyJudy, you guys can try Tea Tan Glow for 20% off using THIS link.

So tell me, what do you think about Tea Tan Glow? Have you tried it? Are you intrigued to try it? I want to hear your thoughts. It’s so much safer than baking in the sun and burning before tanning (and exposing my skin to harmful UV rays!)!

Disclaimer: I received Beautisol Tea Tan Glow to review as part of my membership of iFabbo. I do not receive payment or any compensation if you click the link or purchase something through the link, it’s purely for BeautyJudy readers to enjoy the product at a discounted price. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how keeps it real!