Hello All! Today, I want to share with you, my opinion of the Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse in Ultra Dark, along with a backstory.
I have been using various self tanning mousses for many years, although I have never been fully satisfied with my results. I have always loathed the process of self tanning. It takes forever to apply… usually streaks, layers on weird, leaves my skin sticky.. etc. I mostly hated the process because it would be so much work for such little result. I live with my boyfriend and he doesn’t like the smell of regular self tanner (the hamster scent). I don’t mind the scent but I can see why he doesn’t enjoy it. I hate that my sheets smell if I apply it before I go to bed.. (why yes, I do laundry…but sometimes, it just so happens that I change the sheets on the same day that I decide to self tan, I’m only human!).
A couple of months ago, a friend asked me what I recommended as a great self tanning mousse. That’s when it hit me. I had been consistently making myself use two brands in particular that I didn’t truly love. Wasting my time and money. I think the reason I’ve been using these other brands is because they are easier to obtain. I know they are available at my local sephora, but that doesn’t make them great.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, than you have heard of Loving Tan. They specialize in self tanning products and are all over social media! Working in the Beauty Industry, I had always been curious about the line but never ventured out to try it.
While using all of these tanning mousses, I prep my skin with a chemical body exfoliant such as “KP DUTY” from DermaDoctor or Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate Body. I find that it polishes the surface of the skin leaving a better application of tanning product.
Below are my opinions of three specific products in the self tanning world.
ST. TROPEZ Self tanning Mousse in Dark:
- Vast selection of tanning products
- They have a blue-green base and give off a natural tan
- The color is buildable
- makes my skin feel SUPER dry after application
- Does not last more than 4 days on me
- Comes off patchy…takes a lot more work to exfoliate off.
- Itchy (the whole experience)
VITA LIBERATA Self Tanning Mousse in Dark:
- It’s organic
- Better tanning mit than st tropez. by better, I mean more durable and softer
- not itchy
- not natural looking tan
- claims to be odor free… It’s not.
- Claims to last two weeks… It doesn’t.
- Is NOT buildable, the color you choose is the color you will be.. Not any darker.
I was sent a full size bottle of the self tanning mousse in ultra dark, along with a tanning mit.
(thank you very much Bec & team!)
First of all. The smell is so pleasant. I have never encountered a tanning product like this..that I can’t resist. I was literally blown away. The product glides on smoothly, and blends easily. The applicator mit is quite soft. Product starts to develop in a timely manner. I didn’t have to stand there, waiting for the product to dry before putting clothes on. I put the product on at 10pm and went straight to bed. I woke up and realized that my sheets didn’t smell like self tanner and had no stains!
WHY I LOVE IT:
- tanning mit (durability and softness)
- can put clothes right on
- natural beautiful color
- long lasting (a week)
I am fully committed to Loving Tan. I don’t have anything bad to say about the mousse. Which for me, is purely a sign that it belongs in my life. I can’t believe I’ve gone this long without trying it. I love the results that this product gives and that they don’t claim to be something that they aren’t. I can’t wait to try out more of their products in the future! I have gotten my best friends and my mom hooked on it already! My opinions are honest, I hope this review helps you better understand the difference between these products, and hopefully this gave you a better idea of Loving Tan.
Please feel free to use the code ‘lola’ to receive a free mit with your Loving Tan purchase.
Have you ventured out to try Loving Tan? What do you think about it? I would love to know! Leave a comment below! Also, don’t forget to subscribe + follow me on Instagram @littleladylolaloves
**DISCLAIMER – I know many people are curious about these three brands. I am here to simply share my experience with these products in particular. I am not giving a review on these brands entirely, just mentioning things that I have observed while using these particular items. These are my honest opinions, I am not being paid to talk about these products. Photo of St. Tropez and Vita Liberata is not my own.**