Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Review: Cocoa Brown 1 Hour Tan Mousse

Since spring is officially here, and the sun has started to come out, it is time to get the fake tans out, to bronze up my pasty skin. During the winter I usually embrace my paleness, unless I am going out as I don't usually have my body out in the winter. 

First up to test is an oldie but a goodie, Cocoa Browns 1 Hour Tan by Marissa Carter. I have been using this for a good few years now and is my favourite for a quick and non-orange tan, which can be built up in a good few layers. 

Before I go any further on this product I am going to state what Cocoa Brown say this product can do: 

  • Accelerating ingredients means that this revolutionary, speedy self-tan develops into a rich Cocoa Brown colour in just 1 hour.
  • Once rinsed off, your tan will last 5-7days. 
  • Signature Tahitian Gardenia scent - No fake tan pong!
  • Moisturising and kind enough to be used on both face and body. 
  • Easy to apply mousse, fast-drying, non-stick and fades evenly. 
  • Vegetable derived DHA and no parabens = kind to sensitive skin
  • As always Cocoa Brown tan is brown not orange!
Now that we know what is suppose to happen I can tell you my personal experience. As always I prep my skin by exfoliating my skin with my favourite Soap and Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. 

Then I applied a generous pump for each part of my limps, I applied this with a Cocoa brown mit (essential for not getting extremely brown hands) in a circular motions starting on my arms and moving down my body, passing it lightly over patches that tan tends to stick to. 

Now on to the important part. The colour. 

After one hour there is not much of a noticeable difference, I look slightly more bronzed but this is probably due to how pale I am. 

After two hours I am looking a lot more dark. 

By hour three, you can definitely notice a difference in my skin tone, and this is where you are meant to wash it off. But I find that if you can leave it as long as possible the longer it seems to last. 

Here is what I think: 

  • It does not streak or blotch in patches. 
  • The colour of the product is very natural looking.
  • It does start bronzing after 1 hour. 
  • It's good for pale skinned people as you can wash off whenever you are happy with the colour. 
  • There is a slight fake tan smell. 
  • It lasts around four days on me. 
  • Probably not suitable for people of a darker skin tone.
For people who are more on the paler side, this is the perfect tan to make it look like you have spent a couple of weeks in the sun, it is also suitable for people who do not have much experience with tanning as it is very easy to apply. I think the tone of this is amazing and would love to try the dark one to see what that is like. 

Stay tuned for more fake tan reviews to see what I do and do not like. 

See you soon.