Beauty: Skinny Tan Review

I’m not a big self tanner, mainly due to the fact that I don’t trust myself to get an even coverage. However, like most girls, I do like to have a bit of a glow for a special occasion.
Skinny Tan first caught my eye on Dragons Den when co-founders Kate Cotton and Louise Ferguson pitched to the Dragons and won the backing from both Kelly Hoppen and Piers Linney. They presented the range as a coconut-scented self tanner that features cellulite reducing ingredients – so win, win!
I decided to try out the 7-Day Tanner and the Gradual Tanner.

First up was the 7-Day Tanner which includes a guide tan so you can see where you are applying it. This is important for me as you will learn later on. You apply this before bed and then wash it off in the morning to reveal a natural looking tan.

To illustrate this product I used it on half of my stomach:

Left: 7 Day Tanner. Right: None
Rather than the normal biscuit aroma, this product provides a light coconut fragrance and the colour looks great.
Next up was the Gradual Tanner, which let’s just say I had a bit of a nightmare with. I squeezed far too much out and then realised it wasn’t rubbing in…oh oh…so needless to say I woke up the next day looking fairly patchy and orange.

A little tip should this problem occur, dab some toner on to cotton wool and wipe the skin where the streaks have appeared – this helps to blend the tan.

As a result of the above, I much prefer to see the lotion on my skin, and therefore the 7-Day Tanner is the obvious winner for me.

Left: Gradual Tanner. Right: 7 Day Tanner


The 7-Day Tanner provides an even coverage, natural colour and is easy to apply. However, it does come out fairly pale so one to perhaps build up if you are after a stronger colour.
The Gradual Tanner is not one for me but probably a good tanner for those more experienced self tanners!

Visit to purchase 7-Day Tanner £26.99, the Gradual Tanner £19.99 and many more products.

Liv x


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