Thursday, 21 April 2016

Review: Xen Tan Fresh Face Tan

So as part of another instalment of my tan reviews, I have chosen to review the Xen Tan Fresh Face Tan, mostly because when I was looking to but it I could not find much about it in the blogging world, so I thought I would give my two cents. (Is this a phrase? I am not too sure, but lets just roll with it) 

Review Xen Tan Fresh Face Tan

I decided to test this as I have never used a face tanner before I used to just use a body tanner on my face but then I realised it did not help my skin situation at all and since then I have just left my face bare and used foundation to match up. This is great until you want to go out without any makeup on and not feel like everyone is staring at you when your face is six shades lighter than the rest of your body. 

So before I carry on this is what Xen-Tan claim the Fresh Face Tan can do:

  • Packed with anti-ageing vitamins
  • Aloe Vera helps to retain moisture to soothe your skin
  • Lightweight formula gives you a sheer, medium tan in just 3-4 hours
  • Lightweight formulations guarantees it feels weightless and looks great with or without makeup
  • Great vanilla scent
  • Buildable sheer colour for customised tanning, Optimum Complex-30 means tan develops into a rich, natural shade
  • Paraben free
  • Suitable for all skin types 
Now that we know all about the product lets get on to the good bit - the review. 

Before I applied this I did my normal evening skincare routine and added this on the end after my moisturiser. Afterwards I washed my hands to make sure excess fake tan was not left there. 

When I woke up in the morning I did not really notice a difference. I thought oh well maybe I should try a second layer tonight. But when I came home from work and I was taking my make up off I noticed my face looked a bit more tanned than it usually did. This must mean that it take nearly whole day to develop on the skin to its full colour. It was not very dark but it did make me look a bit more tanned than my usual white self. 

The only down side of this product for me is that a couple of days after I broke out in huge under the skin spots. I know that it was this product as I had not introduced any other skin care products into my regime. This is unfortunate as I actually really like the colour it gave me. 

Have you got any face tan recommendations that won't break me out? 

Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I keep planning them but never actually write any. 

See you soon.



  1. I always get break outs with face tanners, don't know why. Maybe the chemicals in them. Shame though, especially when this actually worked! Maybe try a gradual moisturiser like the Garnier ones x

    Tamz |

    1. I know it is so disappointing that they always break me out, all I want to be is tanned :L Oh I shall have to give that a try. Has it worked for you? Thanks for taking the time to read. x